Touted by some as the best new restaurant, we stopped by with some friends for dinner. Niche is set in a dim dark dining room with a bar dominating the room, and a touch of rustic charm with a red brick wall running up the other side. Avoid the tables close to the windows unless you like it cool and drafty. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Sadly, Niche was a major disappointment as the kitchen did not deliver... they forgot some of the ingredients and forgot to season most of the dishes. More on that in a bit...
We killed some time sipping and chatting after we ordered our food. We started with a mug of Hot spiced apple cider and Spicy caesar. The hot apple cider was served steaming hot with a generous shot of rum (I think.. the alcoholic fumes cleared up the sinuses with only one sip!), a cinnamon stick and 2 slices of dried apple that rehydrated and soaked up the yumminess. If they added in some brown sugar, it would be drinking liquid apple pie. Mmmm. The spicy cesear was laced with wasabi, which was added into the regular mix of clamato, tabasco sauce and worchestire. Nice and savory salty.
|Spiced apple cider on left, spicy ceasar on right|