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Herbie's Restaurant
Herbie's Restaurant

Herbie's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.herbies.com/
  • Phone: (314) 769-9595
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bar opens at 4:00 PM daily
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Ladley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Sunday and Thursday nights in the bar. 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McPherson
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available.
A word from Herbie's Restaurant
Herbie's, conveniently located in St. Louis' fashionable Central West End, serves a style of cuisine comprised of dishes with a French/American bistro inspiration.

This classic fare is delivered in a variety of dining atmospheres decorated with vintage art in friendly, fun, and professional (yet unpretentious) fashion. The restaurant offers three dining areas: the Bistro, the Lounge, or the Main Dining Room. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a birthday dinner so I wanted everything to be perfect. The food was very good but we had to fight the flies for it. The room was overrun by sink flies. In addition, there was a terrible odor as we walked in the front door. Herbie's has always been a favorite but will be off my 'recommend' list."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • " St Louis restaurants, however it did not blow us away this visit, like it usually does."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have dined at Herbie's at least 10 times and it never disappoints. Servers are very knowledgeable of the wine selections and everything is cooked to perfection. My favorite St. Louis dining experiences have always been at Herbie's."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Herbie's is one of our favorites but this most recent trip was a disappointment. My wife and one other member of our party ordered the same dish and both came out lukewarm, at best. The maitre d' was very accommodating and apologetic in promptly taking the entrees back and even provided a small appetizer to "tide you over" until the dishes were returned (classy). Unfortunately, when the dishes were re-served (and they were prepared fresh, not just heated up) they were, once again, barely warmer than before. At that point, my wife and our friend decided to just eat their dishes rather than ask for a second "re-plating". All the right steps were taken except the final one. Again, let's chalk it up to an "off night"."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Dinner was fair. I think The restaurant needs to come into the 21st century! It is old and tired."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As always, Herbies was awesome! Great food, great service and great ambiance. We come here for many special occasions to celebrate!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "very very very impressive crew and waitress... Jessica???? I want her to host all of the Sage Exports LLC gigs from now on."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great meal with a great server, Hayley. Delicous watermelon salad for an appetizer and perfectly prepared tuna with innovative side dishes. Herbie's is a St. Louis landmark that keeps fresh with an updated menu."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food and great service. They were very accomadating, asking if there was a special occassion for our dinner, did we have any kind of food alergies. They to send a little something for you to try as a special treat. (Some sort of little pickle wrapped in froshuto, that was really good). Highly recommend the chocolate fritters for desert, and a side of ice cream is a must. You have to put a spoonful of ice cream with the fritter, OMG it was good."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The restaurant was quiet and very comfortable. The wine list extensive with reasonable choices. Wayne our waiter was superb!! Will recommend to our workers at BJC."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "7 of us came to celebrate a special occasion-we loved everything about this restaurant. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Herbies has long been a local favorite of mine. Imagine my surprise when receiving what was supposed to be an heirloom tomato caprese salad which included hard tomatoes and little other flavor. Next the main courses were delivered for my three other guests. Two enjoyed the chicken and filet melas they ordered and the third thought the short ribs looked and tasted as if they were cooked the day before. My seared tuna arrived 10 min after everyone else was served. It was surprisingly lacking in any flavor and after two bites I sent it back. The waiter handled the situation in a quiet manner which I appreciated yet for Herbies this was a total miss dining experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Comfortable seating streetside despite the extreme heat. Cold beer and chilled cocktails with smoked trout and savory pancakes appetizer were delicious. Gluten free flatbread and caprese salad with house made cheese were outstanding! Salmon entree was "the best I've ever had" according to the table fish fanatic! A lovely time was had by all!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Still a classic and have been dining there since the original Balaban's.. Just had a fabulous dinner with an old friend who was formerly from St. Louis and visiting from LA, she suggested this spot as another previous fan of Balaban's and it was perfect from start to finish.. We started off with a Caprese salad which was a seasonal special, then shared one of the dinner specials which was a Dover Sole, prepared whole and deboned table-side.. Both were excellent choices and prepared to perfection.. Couldn't have been happier with anything at this long time establishment (even though it has changed hands when the original owner passed away), a true gem in the CWE with some of the original staff still working there. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary here on the recommendation of a close friend. This is our first visit to this establishment and all I can say is it won't be our last. From the service before we arrived all the way through to the end I can't say I hve ever been treated better. They called me a day in advance to confirm and told me they understood it was our anniversary and would take care of us, and they did. Food was top notch and had to take it home because it was larger portions than we usually eat when we eat out. Service was beyond good. They were very attentive with the appropriate amount in interaction. I also loved the valet service and that one of the valet's plays lacrosse is awesome."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant!! The food was great!! There wine list is exceptional."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had a casual Friday dinner in the Bistro - a lovely setting with friendly service. But, it wasn't quite perfect - The Blue Point oysters were plump and firm, but not particularly briny (my salt phobic wife actually took a shaker to a couple of oysters). More important, they weren't very well chilled...The trend continued with a flatbread - nicely done, but not particularly warm when served. So, it was very nice to be in the CWE on a warm summer evening, with nice wine and service, but, it wasn't quite perfect...We'll be back, but we encourage Herbie's to fix the little things."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Herbies is amazing! Been there several times and simply love it!!!!! Nothing ever negative to report about it, however there was a bachelorette party dining there.....if your a bachelorette party do not dine there; unless your going to be quiet like every other patron there."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Good food, like the main dining menu better than the bistro"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First time we had been there. Food was great. Had the filet and wife had the lobster make n cheese. The appetizer was also fantastic. Waiter was great, would def done there again. We sat in the dining area."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Herbie's is a great place to have an evening with a friend. The menu is limited but the cheese plate and salads were just perfect. We were able to visit for two uninterrupted hours. The Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (last bottle of 2013) was just what complemented the cheese and salads. Thanks for another good time at Herbie's."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everything thing was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Our server Josh was terrific. The young man who was helping him kept our beverage refills prompt. The whole restaurant runs smoothly and everyone works together to insure a delightful dining experience all around! Glad they had the chilled cucumber soup on our visit as it was an old favorite from the Balaban's days."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've been to Herbie's three times, and on the second and third visit, the food wasn't very good. The lobster man-n-cheese was mostly pasta, maybbe 3 tiny pieces of lobster, too much garlic. The vegetable lasagna wasn't particularly tasty. Scallops were good, service was great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "very fun neighborhood with lots of great before/after options. this place was average with a good menu variety"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Loved the good, the view , the service & the people watching also in the indoor/outdoor eating area"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "For this particular visit, my companion and I were simply in the mood for a great burger, and that's exactly what Herbie's delivered. Appropriately-sized burger with slab bacon and cheese on brioche, plus THE best fries in St. Louis: double-fried and crusted with salty Parmesan. The rest of the menu is great, but don't ignore the "simple" items."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had reservations for 6-15-14 for a praty of eight. Celebrating my daughter and son-in-law's visit to St. Louis from Geneva, Switzerland. Son-ion-law ordered a rib eye steak and we are not sure what was serviced...but not rib eye. Mostly fat. I wanted to send back buy my daughter did not want to cause any disturbance. A very dissappointing evening. Don't thinkyou want to publish this review."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The ambiance is delightful-the cafe is quite European- and the staff is very good. We were disappointed in the small Belgian waffle and the extra hard English muffin at the bottom of the Eggs Benedict. A few items on the bill didn't match the menu prices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The restaurant occupies a beautiful space that has a long and illustrulious history as the former site of Balaban's. Unfortunately, the charm stops with the classic bistro atmosphere and the history. Seated on the bistro side by the open windows, it quickly became apparent that the space hasn't had a proper cleaning in years. There was a general sense of disrepair and neglect, nothing foul or terrible, just a lack of attention to an otherwise beautiful space. While the minor flaws of the interior can easily be brushed off as "shabby chic," the quality of food on the brunch menu is simply inexcusable. Everything we ordered was as bland, uninspiring and poorly presented as on our previous visit. There will not be a third. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The three of us had the scallops and the short rib - all prepared perfectly. The waitress was attentive and friendly, the room was beautiful. Very positive experience - highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went because we wanted to try beef wellington, it was not the favorite menu item on the table. But that may have just been preference. Our meat was cooked to perfection, and the whipped potatoes are awesome."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "New menu was delicious. More seasonal and fresh. Updated tuna and salmon preparation. Loved the smoked trout salad. Old stand-by of morel mushroom pasta did no disappoint. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dinner was well on its' way to being great. The morel pasta appetizer was outstanding. Salad was great. Service was very good. Then came the entrée; Blue Crab. Unfortunately it was overcooked and had an aftertaste that was hard to describe. We will go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We made our reservation at Herbie's as part of a visit to St. Louis. It was a 2 night retirement celebration trip. The Herbie's staff called us to ask for seating preferences. We ended up at a great table for two with open windows by the sidewalk, and they started us off with complimentary prosecco to honor our celebration. The waiter was very helpful and professional, and there were so many great entrees to choose from. Our scallops and Mahi Mahi were cooked to perfection, and the presentation and sides were delicious. You can't go wrong with this restaurant choice."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food. We like going and sitting on patio. Lovely place to take friends from out of town. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We are frequenters of Herbie's, and on this occasion, our guest was a well-known chef/owner of a five-star local restaurant. The service was a little "off" -- delays that were unnecessary given the few diners that night. Our guest had two shrimp dishes and enjoyed them very much (whew!) but my partner and I ordered beef dishes (he the filet, me the burger) and both were significantly overcooked. I also noticed that Herbie's has changed from using a gourmet brioche bun for to a pedestrian bun that wasn't very fresh. (The fries, however, were spectacular -- best in St. Louis.) When Herbie's is good, it's great -- but there's a consistency problem (chef? front-of-house? both?) that is a little troubling."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The one-page menu the waiter handed us was promising, but then he began reciting the list of off-menu items for the evening. After full five minutes of nonstop talking the barrage finally ended. I admire the ambition, but this comes off as both amaturish & pretentious. If off-menu is going to be their style, they should spend the time & dollars to print a daily menu. After the epic recitation, the waiter disappeared. We cooled our heels for 30 minutes waiting for him to finally come back for our order. Two of us ordered rabbit and one ordered filet. The rabbit was very good. The filet was no better than could be had at a chain steakhouse."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food. Service was a bit slow but the food was worth it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "In a day and age where proper service is getting rare they still understand hospitality. The food was also delicious. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Beef wellington was amazing, service was outstanding. we went for a friend's birthday, and it was a great evening"
    Dined on 5/25/2014