Herbie's Restaurant
Herbie's Restaurant

Herbie's Restaurant

  • 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: Contemporary French / American, American, French
  • 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.
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Herbie's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)romantic (46)fit for foodies (45)special occasion (40)notable wine list (24)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (12)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Birthday dinner
    OTKFVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our meals were very well prepared, and everything tasted great. The service was outstanding. The entire staff seems to care about what they're doing, and they're good at it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for night out in CWE
    heatherVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Love Herbies. Love the fact that they have various "areas" to sit in, all with a different ambiance. Their menu is great-- it isn't expansive but they do every single thing on it very well. Great to dress up or down, as you fit in either way. The inexpensive valet parking is also helpful. It's nice not to have to find a place to park downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    bogsis
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with great service. The food was amazing. My husband had Escargot and then the venison special with sweet potato hash and asparagus and I had the lobster crepe. Since we were first time diners they brought us each a sample of their beef wellington which was very good. Since it was Paul's birthday they then brought us dessert which was a chocolate torte that was excellent. To top it off our waiter when he brought the check asked for our valet ticket. After we finished paying we walked outside as our car was pulling up. You can't ask for more than that! Over all It is a wonderful find and one that we are sure to return to. Who would have thought with a name like Herbie's??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Herbies
    Ladyluck27
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have now been to Herbies for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The food was impeccably prepared and delecious. The first time I went I brought a friend that was in from out of town, we had a fabulous time and the service was great. The second time I brought another friend and requested the same waiter (Austin) and had another wonderful night. The most recent time I went I again brought two friends who had never been to Herbies before and the service was definitely lacking. While everything was prompt and our water glasses were always full, our waiter was not at all friendly. I still consider it one of my favorite restaurants and will continue to patronize it, although I won't make the mistake of using another waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accomodating
    onceinawhile
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Called me earlier in the day to confirm reservations, check for food allergies, and inquire as to whether we were celebrating anything special. Because I mentioned that it was our anniversary, they brought out complimentary flourless chocolate cake (my husband has a gluten allergy) and champagne. Great service, great food. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My daughter and I had brunch on a Saturday before attending The Fox Theatre. The food was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere very much. The staff was very friendly too. It was a nice change to have a fancy brunch, as my daughter stated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    food was overpriced and mediocre (at best) huge disappointment will not go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing short here.
    Meandthem
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The short ribs were wonderful. Order the short ribs. Did I tell you about the short ribs? We also enjoyed the Sole, the Dumplings and the rest of our meal but the short ribs were hands down the best on the plate. The wait staff was attentive, warm and keep us well hydrated. Our special requests were met with ease.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skip for brunch
    Linda
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Bland food at brunch that came out cold and we had to ask for coffee refills.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Jackie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The front of building with wide open, large windows allows for a cool breeze and awesome people watching (without being outside) along with the inside being a romantic, nice restaurant. The food was also GREAT! I am picky with my steak being cooked medium-well and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood institution...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It is amazing after all these years that Herbie's remains a true neighborhood gem in the Central West End. Absolutely loved our dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    dineoutfans
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food was delicious! Great menu choices. Excellent service...very attentive but not annoying. We had indicated we needed to head out for theatre performance, and despite the fact that we were running late, they did a great job of accomodating us without feeling rushed. Great "city" ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Melc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ate at the bistro. Great assortment of food. So many good things to pick from that we had a hard time making a decision. The service was attentive without being too much. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    ThosVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always love dining here late; after the Symphony. Great French Onion soup, and variety in the entree menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    ElGuapo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is a CWE icon. Good is great, as is the ambience and wine list. A bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary
    Vigil
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I were lucky enough to be there for our 20th anniversary. The entire experience was awesome. Knowing it was a special occasion they were kind enough to put us in a quiet area of the restaurant making the night truly feel like it was all about us. The server and staff were both personable and skilled at their jobs. The food was delicious. I had their filet, which was perfectly cooked and delicious. My wife had a dish with salmon served two ways and raved about it. I would highly recommend Herbie's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Yes...Atmosphere No
    Kathie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of our favorite
    pthoops
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    St Louis restaurants, however it did not blow us away this visit, like it usually does.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Herbie's is a St. Louis gem
    Jessiebel
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off their game
    tsquaredVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GoodVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner was fair. I think The restaurant needs to come into the 21st century! It is old and tired.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Lovegoodfood2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    As always, Herbies was awesome! Great food, great service and great ambiance. We come here for many special occasions to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late and Lonely Sunday Night
    JimmyJamesBond
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    very very very impressive crew and waitress... Jessica???? I want her to host all of the Sage Exports LLC gigs from now on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classically delicious!
    DrMomVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dinner
    fritterlicious
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant food and service
    tess28
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vicki
    boonev
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    7 of us came to celebrate a special occasion-we loved everything about this restaurant. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    CeeKayVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 703 reviews are from the Herbie's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Just right on a hot night!
    jDFriends
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Herbie's Vintage 72
    Sandym
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JeffDahl
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Awesome restaurant!! The food was great!! There wine list is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not quite perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    caremoVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food, like the main dining menu better than the bistro
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    review
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    Thnks2U
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    very fun neighborhood with lots of great before/after options. this place was average with a good menu variety
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet