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Herbsaint

4.5
4.5
1891 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-4114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining seats up to 50.

  • Private party contact

    Colin O'Neill or Sean Perkins: (504) 524-4114

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Girod Street

  • Parking details

    2 public lots close to restaurant

  • Public transit

    streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. RR

    RichardR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on February 22, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    Such a horrible experience, could barely get any service and sitting at the bar. I sat down at bar 1st and was served last. Others that arrived after me received bread but I had to ask. Ordered gumbo that arrived cold, pushed the bowl forward and just waited for someone to assist. After about 5 mins, I flagged down a young lady that was cleaning wine glasses. Then for the main course (I ordered the large shrimp) and of course my food came out last. Such a bad experience for such a nice restaurant but I guess the other guests had a great experience because they seemed to get white tablecloth service
  2. JG

    JohnG

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside and he streetcars were LOUD. Service was excellent.
  3. m

    mewa

    Lake of the Ozarks

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We shared 6 of the small plates with friends. Then, shared 4 deserts. It was fun and the food was excellent. A little noisy.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Herbsaint never disappoints! The food is always fresh, flavorful & well prepared.
  5. J

    James

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a pleasant surprise! One of the best meals I've had in New Orleans! The pasta with poached then fried egg was off the charts! The drink menu could use some work and explanations, but the wine list is extensive.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We've loved Cochon over the years but always considered Herbsaint an "old" Donald Link restaurant so it wasn't on our list of must visit places when in NOLA. We were wrong to have missed it. A friend made the recommendation after a visit earlier this year and we're glad she did. The experience was great, if a bit noisy. The food was inventive and delicious and the Sazerac the best I've had. We had lots of fun and I'd certainly recommend a visit if you haven't been or it's been awhile since your last visit.
  7. r

    regular

    Naples

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    An eclectic menu of drinks and food but don’t hesitate - everything is great. Started with their version of a Rye Old Fashion (you are in New Orleans!) and they do it right. If Whiskey is not your drink perhaps the Pretty Please is the way to go. Either one is a great way to start the evening. Next the Chicken, Tasso and Andouille Gumbo – even on a hot summer evening this was great. On a rainy, cold day I can imagine just ordering 3 or 4 of these. Maybe the best gumbo in NOLA! But then again the Cornmeal Fried Oysters were heaven. If you are looking for a quick bite just get these two and you are set!! For the main course the Muscovy Duck Leg Confit was heaven. Crispy skin on the outside and perfectly cooked leg on the inside – juicy and tender. This was incredible. Fish of Day was a whole Cobia which is a nice white meat fish they prepared wonderfully. Again juicy and tasty not overcooked a bit. The Jumbo Shrimp Callalloo with crispy rice was another winner – cooked just right. Yes the over riding theme is that the kitchen knows how to cook seafood (all the food) without turning it into some version of jerky. This is not as easy as you think, especially with seafood. To sum up – Herbsaint should be on your list of places to visit in NOLA. Not a fancy interior and some outside seating along the street and a bar with seating. Crowded and noisy but that good noisy that tells you everyone is having a great time. Service is wonderful and matches the food.
  8. M

    Mlovesm

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great dinner here on our last night in New Orleans. Food and service was excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the highest-quality meals I've ever had. Had two excellent whiskey cocktails, gnocchi, beef tongue, lamb lasagna, and coconut pie - also tasted all of my family's dishes, and everything was incredible! This might be my new favorite restaurant in New Orleans.
  10. L

    Lucylee

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Loved the small plates and OMG the watermelon gazpacho was incredible. Ceviche was also delicious. Service was great. We all really enjoyed our visit.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, ever better service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu and his recommendations were delicious.
  12. J

    Jipatro

    Minneapolis

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved Herbsaint! I ordered the home made pasta with guanciale, and a watermelon gazpacho that was incredibly tasty. The ice cream of the day was brown sugar. Very creative menu.
  13. L

    Lindsey60

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I highly recommend Herbsaint. I have eaten at two other of Link's restaurant and I think this is the best one (loved the other two also but this one was above the grade). Menu items were wonderful and the staff so friendly and helpful. Can not speak highly enough of this restaurant.
  14. AA

    AA0728

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We liked Herbsaint but the menu can be challenging. I was hoping for some better seafood options (we had dined at Peche the night before and loved the seafood). The fish of the day was not highly recommended by the waiter so I got the shrimp small plate which I did not like at all. I do not like cucumbers with fish. The rest of the diners in our party were happy but some felt as if they had to struggle to find something on the menu that wasn't so eclectic. Desserts were wonderful Great wine selection, great ambiance and professional wait staff. I just wish I could get a grilled piece of fish or shrimp!
  15. CC

    CarolC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had the most delicious meal ever. Best wine and food in New Orleans. They forgot to acknowledge the birthday we had repeatedly said we were celebrating. Otherwise it was a great meal.
  16. g

    gary

    Atlanta

    230 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the only restaurant where I always get the gumbo since it is so good, dark and smoky. The grilled cobia was perfection. Salads are always tremendous. A great restaurant.
  17. l

    laculpepper

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff! Most of the food was excellent, okra appetizer was mundane.
  18. JB

    JamesB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The Noise Level was extreme. The guy at the next table was the loudest man I have ever encountered. We asked our Waitress to move us, and she did it. That was terrific of her. After the move, we regained our Sanity. / Jim Baldwin
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, always
  20. K

    Kevin

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went with my wife while in town on vacation on the recommendation of a foodie friend. Service was great, drinks were great - had a couple specialty cocktails Appetizers were great- had the Sicilian Beef with Anchovies and a seared Calamari on Black Rice (calamari dish was awesome) Main courses were just good, not great. I had the Crispy Goat and my wife had the Cobia special. The goat was the better of the two, but both underwhelmed us a little bit. I still recommend the restaurant, overall meal was really good, but I'll leave some time before returning to Herbsaint if it's up to me - too many fantastic options in town.
  21. KC

    KCCouple

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Herbsaint to celebrate a special birthday with family. Our food and service were wonderful. This is definitely one of the best meals (and experiences) that we had in New Orleans. I loved the innovative, seasonal menu (don't be afraid of the Crispy Goat!) The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, willing to answer questions and make recommendations. Make sure you save room for the wonderful desserts. We will definitely be back.
  22. DS

    DelmonteSven

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The food was fair but not exceptional. The service, however, was the worst I've experienced in New Orleans. The waitress seemed genuinely inconvenienced by our presence.
  23. Z

    Zette

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The salmon and the steaks were so raw we could barely enjoy, let alone eat the entire meal.
  24. KB

    KeithB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always try to have at least one meal at Herbsaint when I'm in New Orleans! Service and food are always exceptional.
  25. BS

    BillS

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Will plan to return next time I am in town.
  26. F

    Foodie1113

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Excellent service.
  27. SR

    ShaunR

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our anniversary dinner. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Great appetizers paired with an awesome wine list. The steak was cooked to perfection. Possibly the best steak I have ever had in my life.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Great food, but a terrible table - be sure to sit in the main dining area.
  29. JS

    JerryS

    New Orleans

    75 reviews

    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The cut of steak was some sort of "boutique" cut and it was virtually inedible. presentation was very poor. our server was odd and kept staring at us. We will not return.
  30. M

    Marmld

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hello Fellow Foodies and Wine Connoisseurs ! We all have our Favorite New Orleans spot but I must give a shout out to Herbsaint. This James Beard award winning restaurant with Chef de cuisine Rebecca Wilcomb won our heart this weekend. The food is special. Fisherman and farm to table French-Southern with an impressive wine list. Loud inside so sit outside! Must try: Housemade spaghetti with Guanciale and Fried-Poached Farm egg
  31. C

    Chazbo

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Food and service are impeccable and the atmosphere is suitable for all occasions. Great dining experience in New Orleans!
  32. DO

    DineOutlots

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Great food, table was small and cramp and the service was poor. Either the waiter had too many tables or the kitchen was slow. We will return but will want to sit in the front room.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best meals we have ever had, ever. The ambiance, the service, were both on point all night. My fiancé is from London and I am from Chicago, where we now live, two great foodie cities. We have had some great meals in our home towns as well as while traveling through the US & Europe.... Herbsaint is up there with some of the best restaurants in the world! What we loved is most of what we ordered were simple foods, not overly seasoned or sauced, just super high quality cooked to perfection with the perfect accessories of herbs and spices. Do not miss this restaurant while you're in New Orleans!
  34. c

    crispcreative

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around. Great spot. Somewhat hidden gem
  35. HJ

    HeathJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on my list to stop when I'm in Nola. Food is always on point!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG. Such great composition of every dish (that we ordered, at least). A must revisit.
  37. F

    Fourlittlemonkeys

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Definitely ask not to be seated near door as constant opening and closing of the door for outdoor seating service makes the area extremely warm.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quite delicious! Excellent fried oysters. Every dish we had was prepared perfectly with lovely sauces.
  39. AL

    AlexLA

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant, very attentive and friendly staff. Excellent tasting and fresh food combinations. Nice wine list.
  40. D

    Djhj

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great drinks, kind service, and good food! We had a great dinner with the exception of being placed at a table underneath a dripping vent. We requested to be moved and were moved to the front of the house to a small table that was uneven, crowded, and very very loud. While we enjoyed our food and drink we could have been seated at a better table with a reservation made in advance. The Asiago cheese small plate, lamb mushroom lasagne, and fried peach pie were the standout dishes.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Girod Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    2 public lots close to restaurant

  • Public transit

    streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-4114

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining seats up to 50.

  • Private party contact

    Colin O'Neill or Sean Perkins: (504) 524-4114

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