New Orleans, LA 70130
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
On our last trip to New Orleans we ate h ...
On our last trip to New Orleans we ate here and throughly enjoyed it. Once more we had a fabulous meal, friendly servers and a most enjoyable evening. While not cheap we felt it was worth it as we are on vacation and don't get French food at home.
One of our favorite restaurants in New O ...
One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans! Food was delicious. I would highly recommend this wonderful venue to anyone visiting NOLA who is looking for a fabulous meal, great service at an affordable price point.
Overall a great experience. The one thin ...
Overall a great experience. The one thing I feel though, the server/bartender seemed a bit slighted by the fact that we were not drinking or ordering entrees (disappointed that it would not be a large bill?). We had just come from a cocktail tour, and had a big night out the previous night, so alcohol was the last thing on our mind. Also, whenever we visit New Orleans, we try to have many different cuisines and dining experiences. For that, we thought their small plates menu was perfect. We did not think we would be judged for ordering exclusively off that menu ("That's ALL you're ordering?")
Besides what we may have only interpreted as a snooty comment, there were many pluses. We got held up on a parade route, so we approximately 15 minutes before reservation time to inform the hostess we were running 10 minutes behind schedule. She kindly held our table. Water and bread was refilled promptly and with a smile from someone other than our server. The food. Oh my the food. We had the curried goat soup, spaghetti small plate, gnocchi small plate, and dirty rice. The rice was a bit dry, but flavorful. Everything else was amazing. We do plan to return for another visit and be able to enjoy the extensive wine list and craft cocktails.
I hadn't eaten here in years, and the pl ...
I hadn't eaten here in years, and the place and menu had been completely redone. I like the ambiance better now. However, I can't believe my porkbelly cassoulet is not on the menu. I did have the best duck I've ever had.
WOW.. In a 4 night stay in the city, all ...
WOW.. In a 4 night stay in the city, all dinners were great, this was exceptional. Food, service, ambiance were so good this visit fell into my spouses (chef) Top 5 dining outings in recent memory as we travel and dine out frequently. Gnocchi and Spaghetti appetizers were just outstanding, main entrée was a Japanese steak special, also fabulous and desert, the Meyer Lemon doughnuts were over the top. Brought our own wine, corkage allowed in New Orleans even though the wine list is strong. Will absolutely return next time in town.
Wife and I played hookie on NYD Monday a ...
Wife and I played hookie on NYD Monday and grabbed lunch at Herbsaint, our favorite place to have weekday lunch together. Despite Sugar Bowl being in town, restaurant was not overcrowded (most tourists don't seem to know about Herbsaint). Many regulars from the CBD and Warehouse District business community were there. Food was excellent. I strayed from my typical flatbread lunch to try the duck and mushroom lasagne. My wife had the shrimp Callaloo. Both were amazing. Since it was a hookie day, we each had a glass of their one Pinot they offered by the glass, also amazing. One of the best restaurants in NOLA, which is saying a lot...
We were so disappointed that the poached ...
We were so disappointed that the poached tuna appetizer was no longer on the new menu. Otherwise, the entire New Year's Day dining experience at this establishment was quite tasty and the service (as always) was professional and dependable.
Incredible, original & artistic small pl ...
Incredible, original & artistic small plates (appetizers), but not just cute for cute's sake. Chef clearly is a "mixologist" when it comes to use of herbs, nuts, colors. Our group of 3 ordered multiple items from the menu and all were delicious, especially the beet & pistachio salad, the fried oysters, the calaloo and a HUGE shout-out to the fideos with tomato confit. (All of our group enjoyed their tastes of mine so much that another of our party ordered it so he would have his own!) Small criticism: we had left-over special port from New Year's menu, and our Portuguese guest was appalled that the port glass was only half filled -- he said a bar would be laughed at, then boycotted, if a bar tried to charge for half a glass of port in Portugal. But from my perspective, that was just a talking point. Really enjoyed the meal, will go back next time we are in New Orleans. Lovely outside tables. Appreciate the restaurant being open on New Year's Day/Sunday -- I understand not normal for this restaurant.
A fantastic evening at Herbsaint! Superb ...
A fantastic evening at Herbsaint! Superbly prepared food for everyone at the table, expert service, and a friendly atmosphere made this a night we'l remember for a long time. My mother-in-law's 80th birthday was perfectly executed by the staff and the restaurant surpassed our high expectations! Thank you!
Have been to Herbsaint several times. W ...
Have been to Herbsaint several times. We no longer live in New Orleans. Herbsaint is the one place we visit whenever we are home. As is generally the case it was a fantastic experience with great food and ambiance.
We highly recommend it!
Great food and service!Food was carefull ...
Great food and service!Food was carefully prepared with a great variety of flavors. We had the Tuna, beef short ribs, gnocchi, shrimp cerviche, lamb lasagna, and teres major steak. All were very good. Service was very attentive but not over bearing. This place lives up to its reputation. Good job team 4T!
Some dishes were very good such as the v ...
Some dishes were very good such as the veal and mushrooms lasagna. Some dishes were just ok, for example the shortrib. As for the gnocchi, these were bland and really poor. Our lead waiter was neither polite nor a good listener. This was a shame as the rest of the staff was awesome. What ended up making our dinner were the desserts. We ordered three different desserts and all where amazing.
We went for our anniversary and our daug ...
We went for our anniversary and our daughter called ahead and told them of the occasion. She ordered a bottle of champagne for us. The servers were some of the best I've ever encountered and the food was excellent.
I dined alone at Herbsaint last night. I ...
I dined alone at Herbsaint last night. I was seated outside, which was nice as I am from Chicago and it is freezing here... nice to enjoy a warm evening.
The food was wonderful. I had the gumbo (delish), spaghetti with the fried egg (decadent) and the banana dessert (sooo good!). Enjoyed a flight of red wine with dinner and a cappuccino with dessert.
It did get a little loud with the streetcar running by, but I did not mind...
Only thing that I would change is to provide a coaster for the water glass if sitting outside. There was water all over the table from the condensation, and the glass dripped on my clothes when taking a sip.
Wonderful experience and GREAT dining! ...
Wonderful experience and GREAT dining! Was recommended by a native of New Orleans, I would recommend this to anyone! We are from Tampa, found out from a good friend who lives in the city that the food here is superb - boy was he correct! Do not miss this restaurant if you are heading to New Orleans!
It was one of the best meals I've ever h ...
It was one of the best meals I've ever had. If you're expecting typical New Orleans food, this is not it. We kept thinking it couldn't get better but every dish was fabulous. I'm not a gumbo fan but I really enjoyed it. The beet, pistachio, yogurt salad was amazing. The ceviche had one of the best dressings I've ever had. Period. My husband ordered the mushroom lamb lasagna. It did not sound appealing especially since it didn't have red sauce. Wow. Delicious. Very decadent but truly phenomenal.
It was all...just ok...Not sure of the d ...
It was all...just ok...Not sure of the direction of the menu...a little all over the place. Had to send my fish back...just wasn't anything to write home about...Staff didn't seem to be very excited to be there...
I really enjoyed my meal at Herbsaint, a ...
I really enjoyed my meal at Herbsaint, as did my colleagues. We ended up sharing everything at the table. Highlights include the gnocchi appetizer, the steak, as well as the beans side dish. The service was polite and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant.
As a local, had been wanting to go to He ...
As a local, had been wanting to go to Herbsaint for quite some time so decided to book a reservation for my husband's birthday. We were a little late due to being stuck in traffic from an accident, but once we arrived were promptly seated at a small 2-top table in the back room. Although there were just two of us, I strongly dislike when restaurants seat you at such small tables because the tabletop quickly gets crowded. Service was prompt and friendly. Because we were seeing a show at the Saenger later and didn't want to be overly full, we decided to order several small plates so that we could try multiple things. We had the spaghetti with fried poached egg, the gnocchi, the short rib and beet salad. All of it was....... good. Not great. We enjoyed the meal, but overall it didn't stand out as anything we'd remember or would be dieing to go back to eat again. I'd recommend Herbsaint as a cozy place to have a nice dinner with friends or a date, but not sure I'll be running back anytime soon.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.