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.
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: 5045244114
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 am a regular patron of Herbsaint and h ...
I am a regular patron of Herbsaint and have always had a terrific meal whether it be for lunch or dinner. The wine selection is lovely. The small plates are thoughtfully composed using great fresh ingredients. The entrees are a great compliment to the small plates (or alone). And, of course, the desserts are just scrumptious. If you have not visited, take a chance. You will not be disappointed.
Our second time. Not disappointed at all ...
Our second time. Not disappointed at all.
My wife thought her pork belly was to die for. I had the very spicy chicken and sausage gumbo which I absolutely loved. My only complaints are the same I would give to any restaurant; don't send me to the bar when my table is ready! (The place was only 20% full. If it takes time to "prepare the table" then shame on you! I've had a reservation for three days! I will order my cocktail from the table thank you very much.
Sometimes a restaurant will have one mem ...
Sometimes a restaurant will have one memorable dish that can make the "best ever" list. At Herbsaint there were several. Included were the beet salad, the ceviche and the apple profiteroles. The main courses, a fish and the shrimp, were both excellent. Sitting outside was a pleasure. Herbsaint is a must on your New Orleans restaurant list.
This is a terrific restaurant in the New ...
This is a terrific restaurant in the New Orleans's business district, right on the St. Charles street car line (which can be noisy if you sit outside). The food was very good, the wine selection is small but well chosen, and the waitstaff was very attentive, and very capable of handling special requests. The deserts are quite large - at least the apple profiteroles were - so I would recommend sharing.
We tried three very good restaurants in ...
We tried three very good restaurants in New Orleans -- Emeril's Delmonico, August and Herbsaint. Herbsaint was our favorite -- flavorful starters and mains, highly knowledgeable service, and an outstanding wine list.
Not one of our typically outstanding mea ...
Not one of our typically outstanding meals at this location. The service on this birthday celebratory evening was awesome.
The food was so so to mediocre.
Things were definitely off in the kitchen this evening.
The lamb loin special was too much bacon tasting and missed the essence of the source meat entirely. The wine program is great on paper but does not represent any value as most mark-ups are in the 100%+ range. Stick with by the glass unless someone else is footing the bill.
Absolutely fabulous meal and dining expe ...
Absolutely fabulous meal and dining experience. We were four girlfriends having dinner together on a Sunday evening. The food was delicious, especially the pork belly. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and their recommendations were right on! I will definitely be back. You can't miss!
A wonderful, reliable New Orleans classi ...
A wonderful, reliable New Orleans classic -- not hidebound or tired like a lot of NOLA old-school places, they make traditional classics taste as fresh as if they had just been invented. And a most pleasant place to spend an hour or so.
The food was excellent and reflected New ...
The food was excellent and reflected New Orleans quality and tradition. We each had one of the daily specials (fish of the day and a pork sandwich) and both raved about it to others. A NOLA institution for good reason.
After we indicated that we were not gett ...
After we indicated that we were not getting drinks to start, the waitress rushed and continued to throughout the meal. We had two quite good dishes, one mediocre and one really poorly done (tough pork belly). One did not feel that the service was hospitable at all. Sorry to bother the waitstaff.
maybe we have no taste, or have lost our ...
maybe we have no taste, or have lost our sense for "deliciousness" ( but then, I couldn't write that the black-eyed peas were some of the best we've ever had--) odd, odd, odd flavors-- shrimp callalloo was unlike any flavor profile I have encountered "down in the bayou"/backcountry, or at other fine dining establishment in the city. both house specialty cocktails "peculiar" rather than pleasing. did enjoy the bread, but little else. service was without complaint, but as an aside, the entire staff seemed stressed. wine list very good, breadstuffs very good. they really need to have a discussion with their diners in terms of "what is working" on the the menu.
I was in town for a conference and wante ...
I was in town for a conference and wanted a good meal away from the conference hustle and bustle. This was it! The service was very attentive and the food excellent. I sat outside, which was lovely. The food was well-prepared and came quickly. Highly recommended.
First time visitor. It was a Tuesday nig ...
First time visitor. It was a Tuesday night, the place was packed-always a good sign and the food was all We'd heard it would be.
The waiter needs some serious training in customer relations. He was brusque and as un friendly as I've ever encountered. It was as if our presence was an annoyance. When I drop $100/person I expect a measure of courtesy. He did your restaurant a total disservice
Seated promptly-water delivered. Never a ...
Seated promptly-water delivered. Never asked if we wanted bottled, still or gassed.
Menus and wine list left with water. Waiter assistant told us of specials.
Waitress came by-never introduced herself-acted totally bored (or mad)
She didn't say 10 words to us. Just came up and said "ready?" To take our order.
Food delivered by others. Our waitress never came by to ask if food was good, or if we needed anything else.
We had decided to add a side item but never had a chance-we finished before our waitress showed ever up again. Then only to ask if we wanted dessert. By then we decided to go elsewhere for coffee and dessert-where we wouldn't feel like we were intruding on the staffs time.
Food is VERY good-but despite the creative and delicious menu, and the glowing reviews, will probably never go back.
NOLA has way too many good restaurants, and many with quite personable waitstaff, there is no reason to have to be treated like this to spend over $100pp with drinks.
Shame on restaurants that build their reputation with their public, then let their arrogance take hold and treat the same people that helped get their success, like dirt.
I went to Herbsaint with a friend from o ...
I went to Herbsaint with a friend from out of town and one from in town. The restaurant was full, as always. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My friend from out of town said that the beet salad was the best he had ever had. I didn't taste everyone else's food, but they raved about it. I had the pork belly. It was rich, but stunning. Herbsaint is one of the most consistently excellent restaurants in New Orleans. Highly recommended!
Great time of the year to sit outside on ...
Great time of the year to sit outside on St. Charles Avenue and enjoy delicious food and wine. The soft shell crab was the best we have ever had abd we order it ever chance we get! It had a light tempura batter in a spicy red pepper sauce. We will order it again soon!
This was a return trip for two D.C. frie ...
This was a return trip for two D.C. friends who enjoyed lunch here 2 years ago and demanded we meet there again. Always excellent experience and fun. Only disappointment was "no frog legs" nor mussels, but we didn't complain; the gumbo is unexcelled, oysters fabulous and the shrimp unbelievable delicious.
Hope to be back there again soon.
Exceptional in every respect. Food and s ...
Exceptional in every respect. Food and service always impeccable and wait-staff exceptionally well-versed in beverage and food pairings. A fine meal with attentive but unobtrusive service, a great way to end the work week.
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