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Herb

4.8
171 reviews
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$50 and over
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Thai
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Herb provides fine Thai dining in the Chicago area. The chefs use the freshest and highest-quality ingredients (mostly organic) while at the same time injecting their passion for the culinary arts in each and every dish. The restaurant itself is the creation of Patty Neumson, who grew up in Thailand. She has developed four seasonal menus for Herb that guests can order from, depending on the time of year. Herb has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its cuisine. Winner of Guy Fieri's 'Spiciest Episode', and Chef battle '18. Won Best 100 Dishes in Chicago from Time Out Magazine. '15-'18 Michelin recommended restaurant. Zagat Rated in '17 as Best Restaurant. As seen on channel 5, 7, 9, and 11. Check us out on Check Please: http://checkplease.wttw.com/restaurants/herb and WGN Lunchbreak: http://wgntv.com/2017/02/28/lunchbreak-thai-chicken-salad-prepared-by-herb-chef-patty-neumson/
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 – 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(773) 944-9050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patty Neumson
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Herb can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 359-3981
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Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

A special Father's Day Tasting Menu 4 course for $46 from June 14 -17 , 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Herb is an upscale Thai restaurant in Edgewater, with a fix prixe menu and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Herb is a culinary treasure in the Edgewater neighborhood. With a menu that changes with the seasons Chef Patty never disappoints with beautiful presentation and unique ingredients. The plate is garnished with flowers for a picture perfect course. Dessert, the Chefs whim is light but an excellent ending to the meal. Our only complaint was eating in the newer dining area which was quieter but rather sparse.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I took my friend here soon after Patty Neumson won the WBEZ's 10th Annual Chicago Chef Battle. Eating here was a beautiful experience. Gracious service and artistic plating. It was a sensory delight. The betel leaf appetizer and mushroom soup were even more amazing than I had remembered my sample at the chef battle. This really is happy food. Our eyes lit up with every bite. What a gem.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

At the risk of this restaurant becoming always booked and thereby being difficult to get a reservation, I can't say enough good things about this creative, delicious and wonderful establishment. While the menu only offers prix fixe options (plus ala carte desserts) it is definitely some of the best Thai food we've enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This was recommended by friends and they were right! Unusual to have a price- fixed multi-course meal in this ethnic zone It is a very good value even before you get to the BYOB aspect. The staff is friendly. The owner makes every effort to connect. The presentation is terrific. The only thing not very positive is the deserts which I would skip.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Patty's restaurant is a dream! So glad she is keeping the authentic tradition alive!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Superbe food as always. The menu changes with the seasons. The chef as always comes by to greet you, talk about her menu, specific dishes as well as her choices to support locally grown.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Herb is a small restaurant with a very talented, hands-on chef and owner. The portions are on the smaller side (compared to most restaurants), and that is a good thing. It allows the customers/diners to truly enjoy each course. The flavors and freshness of the food were wonderful. Presentation is impeccable! The owner/chef was attentive to our and other tables, ensuring that food and service met our needs. We couldn't have been more impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

For a foodie who's tried all of Chicago's hot spots, I have to say Herb is extremely underrated. Quality and quantity is exceptional for the price range. The spicy pork and the spicy salmon fish were a bit too spicy but everything else was exceptionally flavored and presented. Chef Patty is talented, hospitable, and attentive. This has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants and I highly recommend it to whoever wants a real taste of Chicago's high end yet affordable dinning.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was our second visit and we took out of town friends. It was really wonderful. The Thai food is fantastic and authentic. The tasting menu is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the full range of this outstanding cuisine, and it was carefully and passionately explained as we progressed through the meal. Absolutely worth the visit - even for our friends from Washington!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I each ordered the three course option, plus we shared a chef's whim dessert. Everything was wonderful, but the highlights were the spicy salmon soup and the lamb option for an additional $6.00. We have dined at around twenty Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in Chicago so far, and Herb is in our top three.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

very creative menu that is beautiful to look at and very delicious. I loved the pork tenderloin and the lettuce wraps with grilled fish.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful, memorable meal with fresh ingredients and exciting tastes. Very attentive service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. The food was amazing and the service was superb. Make sure you bring your own wine as they are BYOB. Such great food! Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have eaten here several times and am never disappointed. Chef Patty creates and serves some of the most beautiful dishes I have ever eaten.
The tasting menu changes seasonally, so I am sure to eat here four times a year, but I'd go more than that :-)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Each dish is a work of art, not to mention delicious. Creative, careful take on Thai food. I am so glad they 'forced' me to try so many dishes. BYOB makes it fancy affordable.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This lovely BYOB Thai restaurant will become your favorite! Lovely contemporary and elegant restaurant - perfect for a date. I absolutely fell in love with every plate brought to my table. The chef sent over a lovely amuse bouche that I cannot get out of my mind. We enjoyed three courses of the wonderful crispy shrimp, a spicy soup and salmon. There were great vegetarian and pescetarian options. The chef was charming and sweet and checked in on each table.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love Herb and have never been disappointed. Will return

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent dishes, exquisite flavors, helpful and unobtrusive servers. Only complaint was the $6.00 corkage fee which seemed rather steep given that thia is a BYOB and all that was provided was the use of glasses. We opened and poured ourselves!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I can’t say enough about Herb. Chef Patty brings together a beautiful, healthy dishes filled with Thai flavors and spice! The dumplings with cucumber skin and amazing soups are not to be skipped. A beautiful evening for visitors from NYC, we can’t wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We dined here at the recommendation of a friend and we are so glad we did!! We had the 5-course tasting menu which was delightful--you can choose from the menu to complete the meal. The food was easy to share. The dumplings and chicken salad apps were great. The mushroom soup fabulous! Beef and salmon entrees tasty. Chef's choice desserts a wonderful sampling. We will definitely come back. Of note, some reviewers indicate the food was very spicy. Everyone's threshold of spicy is different--we found the food to be not too spicy and could have the option for making food spicier.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A local favorite for my wife and me. When we go to Steep Theater , we go to Herb for pre-theater dinner. It's walking distance to the theater so works well. The food is excellent and the space is very minimalist, yet comfortable. The preparation is done with care, and the presentation is artistic. We usually go with the Prix Fixe Menu (Choice of 3 Items) and then add two desserts as extra. They also have a really nice/exotic tea selection.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

From start to finish, everything on the winter prix fixe menu was absolutely delicious. The courses were perfectly sized and well spaced so that we felt satisfied without feeling stuffed. The dishes were elevated without being fussy and obviously a lot of thought and care went into balancing all the flavors in each dish. It was really nice to have the chef come to our table after the meal to introduce herself. Really made the whole evening very special.

Two practical notes: They are BYOB, but no corking fee. I was happy with the ginger lemongrass tea, though. Also, parking on that part of Broadway on a Friday evening was a cinch. Plenty of spots on the same block as the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My 3-course prefixe dinner choices were delicious but I would have liked more menu choices that were only mildly spicy. Server was very helpful with guidance.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Loved the food. Loved the ambiance. Our server was a dim bulb. Barely checking in. Late with our drinks. Bad service from him. However, Chef Patty came out and interacted with us and was very descriptive, pleasant, and accommodating which made up for the server's oafishness. I would dine here again because of the food.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice place but overpriced for unexciting food. My wife and I were a bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved our whole meal. Service was outstanding, even the chef came to say hello. Presentation was beautiful. We didn't know it was byob but will bring wine next time!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a remarkable experience. this will continue to be one of my favorites for fresh, upscale Thai food.
Service is always spectacular along with the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I've been here five times and Herb always is a great experience. The upscale Asian food is delicious and the setting is quiet and relaxed. The plates are beautifully presented, often decorated with a flower or just a few petals. Chef Patty frequently steps out of the kitchen to greet guests and take food orders.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at Herb. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will go back. Love the food, plus the BYOB situation is nice too.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Best restaurant in Chicago while living here over the last 2 years. I’m vegetarian and husband eats everything, finally a place where we both had amazing food when dining together . Loved it!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Really great, sophisticated Thai food. Not nearly as cheap as your neighborhood noodle joint, but way better.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Patty's food is delicious and she takes thai food to a higher level. She is creative and health conscious when choosing what to make. She takes pride and a lot of passion in the food she creates.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Ordered 3 and 5 course tasting menu. Incorrect food was delivered at almost every course, a course was forgotten. . We indicated mild spice level on a main course, sent it back, and was still too spicy and inedible.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was fabulous but service was incredibly slow. Portions were small and we waited a long time between courses. And we were in a strange overflow room with just a few tables. Absolutely no ambiance in that room.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is special - Patti does an icredible job with flavors, textures and presentation. Wait staff is helpful and the kitchen does lower the spice level on demand. This is truly a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent Thai restaurant miles removed from the standard fare. Upscale Thai food, presentation and service are all exquisite at a very reasonable price point. BYOB policy much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Herb is consistently fantastic! Patti elevates Thai cooking to a level that must be experienced to be believed.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Super tasty!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved the experience, Food is amazing. I always going be back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is outstanding from start to finish. New expanded dining space could be a bit more inviting. Even candles on the tables would warm it up. But again, the food is just the best!

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