Herb

4.8
352 Reviews
$50 and over
Thai
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/ Check out chef Patty Neumson on Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network 10/23/2019!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 352 people are saying
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nutellafan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Food was exquisite. The attention to detail was unparalleled. It is fixed price menu but worth every penny.

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PetarL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement anniversary

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Donn
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great treasure of a restaurant! The service was attentive and polite. The food was amazing in both presentation and taste! A five star experience at a two star price!

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Jamming
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the 5 course meal at Herb! Such unique and delicious courses, coupled with wonderful service! We will return!

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vipRachbeme78
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patty is amazing and wonderful. She explains the dishes, makes sure you feel safe and comfortable. The dishes make you feel like you are in Thailand! Everything is beautifully presented, from the betel leaves in the appetizers to the trio mushroom turmeric soup that makes you want to pick up the bowl and lick it cuz it's delicious. The three basil spicy chicken has the right amount of kick that makes your brow sweat a bit. I will go back and again and again. You don't feel rushed once. Bravo chef Patty and crew! Thank you!

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MattG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Thai restaurant in the Chicagoland area. Very quite during Covid for dine in experience.

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vipcarpediem
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Creative Thai cuisine with a selection of three and five course menus. Excellent food quality, friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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vipJimB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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Essgee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful presentation and all of the dishes were delicious. The menu is either 3 courses or 5 courses, with no a la carte option. I recommend the 5 course menu as you get to try more of everything, though you might be full by dessert. Staff was extremely attentive, serving and clearly quickly and quietly. The ambiance and decor are minimal, attractive, and soothing, almost spa-like. The restaurant was slower at our 6:30 Saturday reservation, however filled up shortly after, with new diners coming in consistently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time to Herb. Food still amazing, we’ll definitely be returning. Got to meet the chef (Patti), very pleasant and she really cares about the customers.

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vipAspec
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!Fabulous!Fabulous! Wonderful Thai with fabulous flavors, fresh and original!

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, service was awesome and Pattie coming out to personally greet add the home feel to it. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city always romantic and wonderful

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vipJackie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Should be on everyone’s must eat list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Bad service! Great food

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vipMonicaT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Fantastic food. Patty is my favorite chef.

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NicknameMightyScot
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want Fresh, Original,Tasty Thai food at a great value, HERB on Broadway is THE place, our Favorite!

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vipSariM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious tasting menu. Loved everything but we were seated in the back room and I was facing the bar back which was not in use so very uninteresting and no ambiance. They need to fix it up because the food was outstanding. BYOB also so that’s something to remember! I read the service was a bit slow bring wine opener and solved this by bringing my own. Was a food idea!

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vipJorged
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent which is what makes it worth going there. The staff is very nice but the kitchen was painfully slow in getting our dishes to us and at that haphazardly. Very frustrating. The parking is also a pain.

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vipWarrenS
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Thai food in Chicago. Thoughtful complex dishes with beautiful flavors

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LuzV
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to take my friend out to dinner for his birthday. I know that his favorite food is Thai Cuisine, so I did some investigating and found this awesome place which had outstanding reviews. We went there met the very awesome chef had a wonderful 5 course meal. I highly recommend “Herb”. Your palate will definitely appreciate it.

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vipGoldgirl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted amazing and the service was impeccable, including multiple visits to our table by the Chef. I will definitely return to this place often!

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vipChidininggirl
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is just outstanding. So unusual, fresh, delicious. Loved everything I tasted. Portions were perfect for enjoying all 3 courses without leaving starved or uncomfortable.

Service was terrible. They are so, so sweet but just couldn't get things done properly. The 5 people in our party were never served at the same time. We had a 10 minute wait between when 4 people got their food and the 5th person got theirs. Took 40 minutes till they brought our check (the place was almost empty by that time). Yes, we asked several times.

They are still a BYOB, which is lovely since we could bring exactly what we like at an affordable price. But they left it on the table without ever bringing a cork screw or glasses. Again, just terrible service.

Overall, the food made the experience worth doing. But this is some of the (sweetest but) worst service I've had in Chicago in years.

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vipChicagoeater
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was very poor so we will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

They switched up the menu when we got there. Very limited not what was represented on their website. Very unprofessional. Prices were also higher than represented on website. Not very good value. I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very slow service, took over 30 minutes to take our order and we had to ask them (wasn’t super crowded).

They were out of the majority of the menu items that we came there for. This was 7pm on a Saturday in winter.

Wasted a total of 45 minutes and left without eating. At least we did BYOB which held us over.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was VERY slow. Took over 3 hours for the 3 course menu plus we added dessert. Food was delicious, a little over priced. Lots of confusion with servers.

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vipSoxdoc
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful flavors! Great food!

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MadelaineG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful and beautiful food, great and unexpected flavors. Staff is somewhat disorganized, but a great restaurant

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vipYoungP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Maybe it was NYE, but the service was sub-part, and the food was okay and not enough. BYOB could be a good thing, but for nights like NYE, they should have some offering. Overall, it was an underwhelming experience.

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vipDercks
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, not a huge soup guy but the curry based soup they had was outstanding. Prawns and Pork belly also great.

A friend went the vegetarian route, which was good, but packed quite a bit of heat, so be weary

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LindaH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a find! This restaurant is wonderful—the food is just sublime. The ambiance is nice, it’s conversation-friendly, and it is reasonably priced, too. BYOB.

JM
vipJackM
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderfully inventive and delicious food. We took a friend who is a Vegan and she had a wonderful time with many choices.

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MelissaF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Patty always brings the flavor and the beauty. I'm so lucky to have Herb in my neighborhood.

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MonseD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific! I will be going back with my family again next month, as there will be a new menu released then.

Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herb is the best gourmet Thai restaurant in Chicago. The flavors and presentation of dishes can compete with the top five dining places in Chicago but for a fraction of the price. Herb has incredible good at affordable prices! Can’t wait yo check out their new Winter menu!

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LauraP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! The food was perfect and the plating was gorgeous. We were a party of 4 and each ordered the 5 course prix fixe. I thought it might be too much, but it wasn't. I would have hated to miss out on anything we ordered. We will be going back (soon)!

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Marley
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Herb is like giving yourself the best possible gift. I brought friend from out of town and as usual we had a wonderful meal terrific warm and friendly service and a perfect evening. If you have not been to Herb treat yourself and go. You will not be disappointed.

JM
vipJackM
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious inventive cuisine. Not you usual Thai food. The mushroom soup is amongst the best soups I have eaten. The crispy shrimp is unique. Vegetarian options are outstanding.

FAQs

Herb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 944-9050.

Herb is rated 4.8 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.