Chef Donald Link's Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant on historic Saint Charles Avenue features an acclaimed menu with French and Italian-inspired, yet distinctive Southern dishes and a dynamic wine list in a modern bistro setting. Private dining with customized menu is available for up to 50 guests.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Bistro: Monday - Friday: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
2 public lots close to restaurant
streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining seats up to 50.
Private Party Contact:
Colin O'Neill or Sean Perkins: (504) 524-4114
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Herbsaint Ratings and Reviews
I went with a group of fellow foodies and we left very pleased. I highly recommend sharing because you are going to want to try everything. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was attentive, and the ambiance was comfortable. It was a little noisy (and they seemed to have the dropsies in the bar area) but we were still able to converse pleasantly. A must visit spot in downtown NOLA.
About the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in and greatly reduced my enjoyment of the visit. food. Conversation was nearly impossible among our party of four. We greatly enjoyed the cobia and the duck. Those who partook in the cocktails greatly enjoyed them. The flourless chocolate cake with homemade strawberry ice cream was one of the best I've had in my life. The waitstaff was personable and friendly and our water glasses were filled without asking. It was a busy weekend night to be sure, but some noise baffling structural improvements are in order.
Everything about Herbsaint is great. From the moment we were greeted at the front door we knew it would be a special night. Our waitress was amazing and the food was as good as it gets. I'd highly recommend the Mexican firing squad if you like tequila! Don't visit New Orleans without taking in this true dining experience!
Herbsaint and its James Beard Award-winning chef deserve all the praise they receive. It is simply tops. On a recent lunch visit, two menu standards — the chicken-and-andouille gumbo and the seasonal greens salad — were perfect. A daily special, fried catfish with green rice, was superb, brought to the table steaming hot with a delightfully crunchy and flavorful crust. A grilled tuna sandwich on olive bread was spot on. If I lived in New Orleans, I would eat there frequently.
We came for my birthday on a very rainy stormy day. The food and service were great and we were glad we made the effort even in the rain. We rarely order dessert these days but they were exceptionally good too. So glad we did not miss this very special meal.
This place is a lot of hype. My meal of (WAY too) crispy goat was 1/2 the price of my husbands $30 shrimp dish and his was 1/2 the size. His meal mentioned rice which wasn't a side it was a "garnish"...rice as a garnish? Parsley is a garnish. Chive is a garnish. Orange zest...not rice. Skip this place. In a town of so many other fabulous places to eat this is totally skip worthy.
When we were first seated we felt a bit rushed to order, but when our server realizes we were in for a dining experience and not a quick one hour dinner, she quickly adapted her style. Lovely long list of wines and the seasonal watermelon gazpacho with lump crab was to die for!
We had absolutely wonderful service and a fantastic meal! The gnocchi and pepperdelle special were phenomenal!!! We had great cocktails and lively main entrees of duck confit and grilled chicken!!! The service team was very attentive to the entire restaurant not just their own section.
Liz was our server and made the evening extra special. She knew the menu and guided us to each dish based on our questions.
The duck rillettes were fabulous for an appetizer.
Each person in our group raved about their meal. The chocolate malt dessert was amazing!
This is a great place for lunch with friends or a business meeting. The food is fabulous. I'd certainly recommend the short ribs and oysters. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and friendly and service was great. Not sure i would sit outside since there was some construction going on in the area, but inside was cool and inviting.
Highly recommend Herbsaint.
We thought the food and ambience were great. However, we were very disappointed to be seated in the very last table in the 3rd dining room of the restaurant. It has been extremely frustrating to use open table for fine dining and time after time my party has been seated in the most undesirable table in the restaurant. We will look forward to our next visit but will not use Open Table again.
My girlfriend tried to surprise me with a preordered dessert. We were presented with menus and decided to pass. She thought that the dessert would have come out right after, unfortunately we were presented with a bill. I noticed she became upset and asked why. She said that she had called the restaurant earlier and talked to the hostess for several minutes about dessert offerings and preordered a chocolate cake for my birthday. I then informed our server who said she forgot. She said that she would bring out the dessert right away but at this point we didn't want it anymore. She then said she would take something off our check. When she went to the manager he didn't really seem to care all that much himself. No table touch. It was like, " just comp their appetizer and get them out of here." With the reputation that this place has, we just expected more. The food was great though.
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