Herbsaint
Herbsaint

Herbsaint

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.herbsaint.com/
  • Phone: 5045244114
  • 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: French, Contemporary American
  • 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 5045244114

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Herbsaint reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)special occasion (56)neighborhood gem (46)notable wine list (36)great for lunch (30)hot spot (29)great for outdoor dining (23)romantic (23)good for groups (17)scenic view (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Consistently delightful
    Jderekreese
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We always try to go here when in NOLA - food is always excellent and unique. Service always friendly and knowledgeable. My wife's favorite
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    KLMOVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food at Herbsaint was delicious, but the service was lacking. Started with the gnocchi with pancetta app - the gnocchi was just ok, a bit on the dry side and not among the best I have had, but the little bits of pancetta in it were amazing. The duck confit entree and the banana tart dessert were wonderful. The only down side was the service - we hardly saw our server after he took our order. A different person brought out all our courses, and our server maybe checked on us once the entire time. Even though we don't liked to be rushed, the server was sooo slow on everything, from bringing over a menu, to bringing a dessert menu and then the check. This is not the level of restaurant where you expect to spend 2 hours on dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The icing on the cake!
    HHandbasket
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Herbsaint was our last stop on a 4 day "eating marathon" in New Orleans, and we clearly saved the best for last. Stellar everything; service, cocktails and food. Oh my God, the food. We were a party of four and everyone was happy. I had two small plates, the gnocchi with bacon and parmesan broth and a short rib with rosti potatoes, salsa verde and horseradish cream. I wanted seconds on both. Two people had the flounder special and the other had shrimp with greens and grits. EVERYTHING was so good. Their pastry chef is gifted, and they have nice drink pairings with their desserts. I would go again (and again and again) and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to reputation
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our best dining experience in New Orleans. Innovative menu. Excellent service.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Good lunch spot
    Meladav
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Drum and soft shell crab entrees both very good! Great service Dry rose wine flight very enjoyable.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous food and atmosphere
    jagred
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great ambience, live music that moves around the room and exquisite food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It was just perfect from the begining till the end. The fish was top notch!.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great once again
    jj1000
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Realized we had been here 4 years ago, food is better. Great ambiance and excellent staff
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but slow
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Herbsaint has always been a favorite of my son, so when in town we went back. The food was excellent especially the rabbit, pasta with egg, and duck. The restaurant is always crowded and noisy. The courses come out a little too slow. They should work on this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    garyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great meal on Friday. Sat outside and watched the people and streetcars go by. The tempura fried soft shell crab was tremendous. Also the tuna crudo might have been the freshest and best tuna we have ever had. The buttermilk dressing is always great. Some of the best, if not the best, gumbo in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Understated class
    ELAPeteVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wow. Watermelon gazpacho with jumbo lump crab. Inspired. Wow. Chicken meatballs on rice cooked in preserved lemons. That's the first and probably last time I'd say, "make sure to get the chicken meatballs." Wow. Soft shell crab on a bed of coleslaw drizzled in spicy chili. Just - wow. Wow. Service that was pleasant, professional, understated, and excellent. Tied up in a cozy spot off the beaten track from the main tourist scene where you can enjoy a taste of a more civilized NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicioso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Every single bite was perfect and delicious. Some very special wines by the glass...Henriot NV and several Burgundy...even a Grand Cru. The baked Asiago is a must!! And we had a shrimp and veggie paella-type appetizer which was great. Then I had the duck confit...perfect. It was a really wonderful meal and I would definitely do it again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Herbsaint is in the top 3 or 4 restaurants in my dining experience of the last 5 years. My wife and I shared five small plates, each of which was distinctive, creatively done, nicely presented and contained a flavor surprise and/or texture. The wine list is extensive but not overwhelming. The wait staff was friendly, well informed and willing to answer questions about a dish even after it had been served. If you are seeking a basic meat or seafood dinner, this is not the place to go. If you are wishing for fine and creative dining, then it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    shegee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Hard to tell if we just built this dinner up in our minds and then were disappointed or not. We expected that the duck wouldn't be burnt and dry, my entree was cold and the service as choppy at best. After hearing good things online and from some friends, this isn't what we had anticipated. Then, it always comes down to that final question, would you go back? No, there's just too many other restaurants in this area that perform consistently and you know it's not going to be a gamble. Sorry guys, really wanted you to be memorable.
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  • dependable
    JoMa
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    you know what you will get here and I like it The restaurant had an physical update and I do wish so did the menu offerings. I enjoy my faves on the menu though do think it needs a change up
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • olddominos
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    love the new look, glad the menu didn't change.....has been on my top ten forever.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    Rick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful food. Menu has something for everyone. Consistent food quality. Great gumbo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS! and Wonderful Service
    searchin4foodgasms
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a ridiculously amazing meal here. Ordered 10 plates between 2 of us, each of which was unique and incredibly flavorful. I had a foodgasm. The service was sharp, friendly, showed that they love the food and the restaurant too. Very classy, but a fun and not-stuffy place. Will save it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    MichaelJW
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Every time I have been to this restaurant the food has always been excellent. It is a nice size with a very elegant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint with great food and service
    NewToNOLA
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is quaint little neighborhood place fit for foodies. The chicken and andouille gumbo is amazing. The Grilled G.f. Farms chicken was very good - tender, juicy and flavorful. The service was attentive without being annoying. The place is small and on the edge of the Garden District. Right on the St. Charles Ave. streetcar line. A 3-minute streetcar ride or 15-20 minute walk from the Ritz-Carlton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great fine dining place
    LovingGA
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    You cannot go wrong here. All items are outstanding. Even their vegetarian entries are amazing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    TNOLA
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Really enjoy this place for business lunches. Great service and can accommodate groups as well as good for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good!
    FoodFans
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have been here many times or lunch and dinner. The food is very good and their service is great. We always recommend this restaurant and come back to it whenever we're in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MemphisBelle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While dining at Peche Seagood Grill for lunch - we talked with couple at the next table who had already dined at Herbsaint - and gave us menu suggestions. One of us followed those suggestions while the other chose the nightly special - a wahoo dish. Both were absolute winners!! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner!
    NewFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We took our 5 and 7 year old daughters and had a great dinner. The duck confit is the best meal in town!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Winelovers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent; the wine list, too. The newly decorated dining room is sleek but not cold. We were delighted that the noise level was moderate. Service was very attentive - the only criticism I have is that it was a little rushed. I would have liked to have had more time before the plates were whisked away.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home run!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The best restaurant in town. Everything was perfect and incredibly delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Blaine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great. Service just fair. First waitress seemed totally lost.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Short Ribs were nothing "short" of amazing! Next time I'm not sharing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    HungryVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining inside for first time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    wgee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    2bthereVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DFW1VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit and we were blown away by everything--food, wine, service, pace of meal--everything. We will definitely return--soon!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gets everything right
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    MagiVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    herbie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    outstanding food, great atmosphere, good location, bad service
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoCal2NOLA
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon at Herbsaint
    JimmyB53VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JRSDRSVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Off the path of Bourbon Street and a perfect spot. Amazing service by our waitress and the food was a perfect mix of foodie meets New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate