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  • Address:
    701 Saint Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Warehouse District
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Herbsaint Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.herbsaint.com
  • Phone: (504) 524-4114
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French
  • Executive Chef: Donald Link
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining seats up to 50.
  • Private Party Contact: Colin O'Neill or Sean Perkins (504) 524-4114

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Girod Street
  • Public Transit: streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 public lots close to restaurant
A word from Herbsaint
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was great. Service just fair. First waitress seemed totally lost."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Short Ribs were nothing "short" of amazing! Next time I'm not sharing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Even after 6-7 visits the food surprises in an excellent way. One of the very best in New Orleans."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We have dined at Herbsaint a couple of times but only at outside tables (with our Dog!!), so this was a treat! After our excellent cocktails (Sazarac and Old Fashioned), I had the flounder special and my wife at the drum-filled boudin balls and an arugula salad. It was all very flavorful! We were seated very close to other diners and it was a bit uncomfortable NOT to have a conversation with them. We actually did and it was OK! However, it wasn't our choice and it could be a bit uncomfortable for some. Overall, a great evening!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We just went to Herbsaint for my husband's birthday. We absolutely love this place. The food is amazing. The banana brown butter tart is the best dessert on the planet. It has to be 12K calories, because it tastes so good. You can't go to Herbsaint without getting this. The ceviche is so fresh and flavorful. Gnocchi is also superb. You can't go wrong with anything here. Would highly recommend. It's our special occasion go-to."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great lunch with out of town colleague. Gumbo was as great as ever. Fried oysters were the same. Catfish lunch was amazing. You can pick anything blindly on the menu and it will be good. I should have tried the blueberry beignets."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were blown away by everything--food, wine, service, pace of meal--everything. We will definitely return--soon!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Definitely order at least one dish that features a Link cured meat. Even old standbys have the Link stamp--e.g. shrimp and grits served with collards cooked with the best tasso ham I've ever tasted. Lamb neck entree is amazing. as is the pork belly. Great wine list and delicious cocktails. Entire staff is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had only been to Herbisaint 2 other times, but it was years ago. When we were in town this week and I thought we'd go back and see how it was doing. Everything was spot on! Service was friendly and attentive. The cocktails were great. My shrimp with tasso gravy and greens was outstanding. My friend had the duck leg confit and said it was the best duck he had ever had. If you're in NOLA and want to try something more "off the beaten path" don't pass on Herbisaint."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "outstanding food, great atmosphere, good location, bad service"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We are in New Orleans once a year. We plan our trips around reservations at Herbsaint and Cuchon. It is as essential for us as a Sazerac at the Roosevelt."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is always good. I did think the portions were small, but service was terrific, recommendations were smart, and the evening came together nicely."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I would say 5 stars if the wait staff was just a bit more professional- chit chatting in view, smoking outside. Other than that the place is awesome. Good food, great cocktails, consistently delicious over the years. Lamb neck and watermelon gazpacho are my fave right now."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is very creative and outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I got to Herbsaint infrequently, but am always pleased with the food. The menu is "out there" but it still works. Best Catfish in the city, bar none."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We love every time we eat here and always say we need to dine at Herbsaint more often."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As one of the lunch specialties, the grilled okra salad was delicious, the best choice I made. The Louisiana shrimp with calasparra rice was alright but a bit too salty. However, the fried catfish (with green rice) was absolutely perfect, lightly breaded and fried to perfection, moist and tasty, so the generous portion was thoroughly enjoyed. Our waitress was very polite and extremely attentive, making our dining experience totally pleasant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The gumbo is the best!!! We has several small plates and the food was magical. Especially the homemade pasta with fried poached egg."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "noah and joe are excellent and the wine list is very very good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the service was seriously lacking. We waited 15 minutes before a waiter acknowledged us. He did not introduce himself or welcome us but abruptly asked us if we wanted a drink. He did not bother to let us know there were specials not included on the menu, we heard the waitress at the next table listing the specials and her recommendations. It took 3 requests to get the correct wine order. The waitstaff barely spoke to us or checked in to see if we needed anything. The service was disorganized and poorly coordinated. I have never been treated so poorly at a higher end restaurant before and it was extremely disappointing. I would not recommend Herbsaint."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in NOLA! Food is simply outstanding! Second year in a row we have come here from Michigan for our anniversary. That is how much my wife & I love this place!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had not been in a while. Food was innovative and outstanding. I will return."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Was in New Orleans for a conference and had one of the best meals of my life at HerbSaint. We are from New York and have access to the finest restaurants in the world but HerbSaint ranks as my favorite."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I've been to Herbsaint twice in the last few months, and I must say that this second time was by far the best experience that I've had here. I would almost go as far to say that it's one of the best dining out experiences I've had in the past year or so. It was phenomenal. My husband and I took my mom and her friend here for dinner one evening, and it was beyond what I expected. Drinks were never empty and the only issue with a meal was solved in about 25 seconds. I will definitely be coming back. Can't wait."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The description of the food does not give justice to how wonderful the dishes are here. Really good food and not your usual menu. Hip, but attracts all variety of people and very vibrant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very loud. Need to add some soft surfaces somewhere in the dining room to absorb noise. Hard to hear wait staff and other people at the same table."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was beyond amazing! The rabbit stole the show. The service was great and overall the place was great. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The meal and service were both outstanding. Herbsaint is definitely on the list when visiting NOLA! Many thanks to the local we met on the flight down for the recommendation."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Herbsaint was an exceptional find in a town filled with great restaurants. Interesting, well prepared dishes. Knowledgeable staff. One of the best meals we've ever had in any restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Hadn't eaten in the first of Donald Link's wonderful restaurants for several years. It has certainly held up over time. Perfect flavors. Ate at Peche this trip too. Just fantastic. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We found Herbsaint on Open Table and we had an absolutely fabulous meal -- the appetizers, entrees and desserts were all excellent and the service was great. The next time we're in New Orleans, we will definitely come back to this fine restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, great service and immaculate food. While Peche now gets all the notoriety in the Donald Link food empire (and, with great food, too), do not overlook the place where it all began, Herbsaint. Lived in N.O. all of my life, and have been fortunate enough to eat at many of our city's finest. Herbsaint is easily in the top 5 of my experiences. The duck, pork belly, shrimp and lamb entrees were superb execution of creative, mouth watering, Cajun genius. The duck/andouille gumbo was wickedly sublime - the roux was pure velvet. Service was knowledgable about the food and wine pairings, and was attentive to all of our table's needs. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My party of two was very excited to visit Herbsaint for the first time. We really enjoyed it. It's pretty cramped and our table was only one away from the front door so be prepared to get cozy with your neighbors. The food was great. We had two specials -shrimp and fish - which were among the best we had in our five dinners while visiting New Orleans. I'm not usually a dessert person, but we tried it here. Leave room for dessert. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food very innovative and incredible will definitely be back Had a table next to very noisy group they moved us to a different room and our server was so personable and wonderful."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Mid afternon bistro as late plane arrival in NO. Soup & gumbo of the day both excellent! Cold roast beef on focaccia w horseradish aioli was good & LA shrimp & calasparra rice, artichokes & maitake excellent. Good house French white wine"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great food and service. A little noisy but that did not detract from the overall experience. Would absolutely recommend."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my wife's and my first visit to the restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service was excellent as was the quality of the food. The wine list was extensive and offered very high-quality selections for every taste. We were joined by friends of ours who had not dined at Herbsaint in a number of years but they were definitely reminded of how great the place is."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at Herbsaint. Special kudos to the excellent bartenders there who recommended special cocktails and wine. Noteworthy dishes included the gumbo, asiago appetizer, lamb special. We will definitely return again... And again."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Herbsaint is a must-visit in New Orleans. If you're conversation-challenged, you can always ask for one of the outside tables. My husband and I split the gnocchi appetizer - incredibly delicate gnocchi with a lamb ragu. I could have made a whole meal from that. The flounder special was delicious, as was the shrimp and grits. The Meyer lemon dessert topped off a perfect meal. A nice touch is that the restaurant offers several reasonably priced half-bottles of wine. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As usual the food was excellent. Had the grilled chicken with crawfish Americane. The soup of the day was absolutely delicious. I usually get the gumbo but I am glad I changed because it was great. The beef shortrib appetizer was outstanding. We are lucky to have a restaurant like Herbsaint. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014