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Herbsaint



701 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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(504) 524-4114

  • Sun - Closed;
  • Mon - Fri 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Dog Friendly Restaurants, French Restaurants, Most Romantic Restaurants

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4.9 of 5.0 from 101 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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Herbsaint Reviews

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  • geofiz78 reviewI have consistently been impressed by this restaurant's quality of food, service, and lan. One of the best restaurants in New Orleans for a truly, memorable `New Orleans restaurant experience. An extraordinary value.

    55555 by geofiz78


  • ChrisDeBarr reviewMost New Orleanians know that Susan Spicer, the talented chef at Bayona, has entered into a partnership to open Herbsaint, located on 701 St. Charles Ave. in the heart of the Central Business District. Diners fortunate enough to have found a seat at Herbsaint already know that it's a dead ringer for an upscale French bistro, with cuisine that blends bistro classics with cool Louisiana twists. But did you know that Herbsaint's executive chef, Don Link, honed his skills in San Francisco rather than France? Link is a Louisiana native, originally from Lake Charles. Since 1993 he's been back and forth from San Francisco to New Orleans, graduating from the California Culinary Academy while always working in busy Bay area restaurants at the same time. Link returned home to work under his mentor, Chef Spicer, where he learned the grace under pressure that changes a hard charging line cook into a dynamic chef who sees the artistry of cuisine. Opportunity knocked again in San Francisco, and link helped Chef Traci Des Jardin open Jardieniere. Soon this native son of Louisiana was tapped to be the executive chef at the Elite Cafe and Palo Alto's MOJO, where he received 3 1/2 stars from the `San Jose Mercury News` and was hailed by the `San Francisco Chronicle` as `...probably the best chef doing Creole food in the Bay Area.` Don Link's return to open Herbsaint is hopefully a more permanent homecoming. New Orleans deserves the chance to savor the deep, comforting flavors this chef can now achieve. More than ever Link's vibrant cooking has never been more accomplished, nor tasted more like home. The menu at Herbsaint will evolve to match the seasons. This winter's pork tenderloin with sauteed greens and satsuma marmalade will be replaced once Spring sets in. For Mardi Gras, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe buffet with exclusive access to parade stands, since Herbsaint is directly stationed alongside just about every parade that rolls during this crazy Carnival season.

    44444 by ChrisDeBarr


  • 1chick reviewi meant to give 4 stars, don't know what happened! :)

    55555 by 1chick


  • slack13 reviewHerbsaint was very disappointing. We were seated in a bench with 10 inches between diners-absolutely no personal space or elbow room. The wine list was very disappointing-they offered several french chardonnay selections and only 1 Napa selection-which we prefer. The fish special was sea bass-which I sent back. No respectable seafood market or even grocery store in Louisiana would have even sold a piece of fish with that poor quality. It was nothing but skin and blood lines, no white fish was to be found in the $24 entree that was 3x3 inches in size. The salad was edible, but similar to the bag salads you can buy at any Winn Dixie. The service was good, attentive and apologetic. That was the only positive of the entire meal. For my $100, my partner and I left hungry and wondering how this restaurant is surviving-I suppose having a recognizable chef is all it takes. The Brennan and Besh restaurants do not have anything to worry about-Herbsaint will have few if any return customers.

    11111 by slack13


  • jwutrie reviewI love this restaurant. My friend and I revisited today and we both had their special of the day, drum fish. It was absolutely delicious. And a good White Charbonnet to go with it.

    55555 by jwutrie


  • Michael H.Best gumbo in New Orleans

    55555 by Michael H.


  • Casey Bfancier but good place for dinner

    55555 by Casey B


  • Wilson JLike an old French brasserie but with a NOLA twist. Food absolutely delicious, from the rich, smokey gumbo to the magnificent reinvented spaghetti alla carbonara (📷). Not cheap but worth every cent.

    55555 by Wilson J


  • Mariana REl gumbo es imperdible! Probé también el cordero que estaba en las recomendaciones y estuvo riquísimo! Tiene muy buen ambiente y la atención de lo mejor. Amplia carta de vinos

    55555 by Mariana R


  • EaterNola’s myriad cultures assimilate on Donald Link and Rebecca Wilcomb’s graceful menu.

    55555 by Eater


  • Tyson GachA bit stuffy, but overall the food is super great. 👍🏼 gumbo

    55555 by Tyson Gach


  • lanamaniacChicken dish is great

    55555 by lanamaniac


  • HolidayGumbo, a must for tourist. That smokiness is unreal. Had the decadent duck led confit and was delighted. Dessert Vietnamese coffee with flourless cake.

    55555 by Holiday


  • Traci S.A must stop when in NOLA! Confit is amazing if baby Brussels Sprouts are on the menu, be smart and order them, more addictive than the best potato chip or salty snack you have ever had in your mouth!

    55555 by Traci S.


  • Michael H.Best gumbo in New Orleans right now

    55555 by Michael H.


  • Chefs FeedThis is a fantastic play on carbonara. It's one of those instances where a chef not only changes a dish, but evolves it into something greater. Just wait 'til you crack open that egg.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Chefs FeedThe fries here are good, really good.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Jordan LButter poached tuna small plate was to die for!

    55555 by Jordan L


  • Brett WilliamsLamb lasagna was incredible!

    55555 by Brett Williams


  • In NYCPasta with Italian cured meat and a poached egg!

    55555 by In NYC


  • Kathleen CorlessThe fish of the day was perfectly poached, the flourless chocolate cake was outstanding. Solid wine list and a great G&T.

    55555 by Kathleen Corless


  • Sam DPork belly, Fish, shishito peppers... Can't really go wrong

    55555 by Sam D


  • Katie RWe had an amazing meal at Herbsaint! The duck confit with dirty rice is not to be missed

    55555 by Katie R


  • Keith KerrNew American cuisine in a classic atmosphere. Great service and dishes that are a combination of local flavored and French techniques. Nominated for a Janes Beard award. Try the fresh fish selection.

    55555 by Keith Kerr


  • EaterLike New Orleans itself, the kitchen (under daily direction from chef de cuisine Rebecca Wilcomb) borrows from a grab bag of cultures and somehow arrives at an elegant crossroad.

    55555 by Eater


  • Andy T.Delicious food, cute atmosphere.

    55555 by Andy T.


  • Medgar DQuite possibly our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. We celebrated our second consecutive anniversary evening here. The spaghetti with egg was outstanding.

    55555 by Medgar D


  • Gwen AStarted with a Mexican firing squad cocktail. Had a nice wine with spaghetti w/guanciale and fried poached egg. Perfect everything thoughtfully prepared.

    55555 by Gwen A


  • Matt D.Get the Spaghetti with fried poached egg. They also have incredible bread and butter.

    55555 by Matt D.


  • Brandi B.There ain't no party like a pork belly party cuz a pork belly party don't stop

    55555 by Brandi B.


  • Brandi B.Pork belly! Go for pork belly!

    55555 by Brandi B.


  • TripExpert EA tip from Lonely Planet, one of of reviewers: "This may cause a riot, but Herbsaint’s duck and andouille gumbo might be the best restaurant gumbo in town." -On TripExpert

    55555 by TripExpert E


  • Molly LynnThe spaghetti and guanciale with a fried poached egg. You can't go wrong here.

    55555 by Molly Lynn


  • Blended T.Fantastic food. Fantastic service.

    55555 by Blended T.


  • Dave S.Pair the chocolate malted mousse dessert with the Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. Nicely complimenting dessert / beer pairing.

    55555 by Dave S.


  • Dave S.Attire is smart casual. Don't anticipate the fanciest presentation, but you can expect crazy delicious food, with some of the best desserts in town.

    55555 by Dave S.


  • RobGreat gumbo... Very reasonable drinks and a solid atmosphere and overall service.

    55555 by Rob


  • Heather ScottAnything with the pork belly.

    55555 by Heather Scott


  • Michael BarnesHey the chocolate pudding cake with peanut brittle I've cream!

    55555 by Michael Barnes


  • Zarrin M.Try the Gumbo of the Day no matter what it is. Best gumbo ever.

    55555 by Zarrin M.


  • Susannah C.Husband loved the spaghetti small plate!

    55555 by Susannah C.


  • Shashi P.Fried Goat with Curried lentils & rice . Super delicious.

    55555 by Shashi P.


  • Jill K.Cool new bar update with a lot more space!

    55555 by Jill K.


  • Chefs FeedJustin Devillier, chef of La Petite Grocery, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Housemade spaghetti w/ guanciale & a fried poached egg.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Brendan R.Order the gumbo of the day (whatever it may be), housemade spaghetti w/ guanciale & fried poached egg, the amazing Muscovy duck leg confit and the banana brown butter tart for dessert. Flawless menu!

    55555 by Brendan R.


  • Cosssette GarciaEverything!! The lamb y incredible, The spaguetti With a poached egg, The rabbit entry, ribeye, pork belly

    55555 by Cosssette Garcia


  • Wine & SwineTry the spaghetti starter. It's like spaghetti alla carbonara, but with a fried poached egg. Genius.

    55555 by Wine & Swine


  • Corinne G.Eat the dirty rice... Do it!

    22222 by Corinne G.


  • Corinne G.Their dirty rice is to die for.

    55555 by Corinne G.


  • W HaynesJumbo shrimp with Tasso-Stewed Collard Greens and Grits...AMAZING!

    55555 by W Haynes


  • Randi B.Best steak in past year! Cooked perfectly. Great bar. Staff extremely knowledgeable and relational!

    55555 by Randi B.


  • Miguel B.My best item last night: rabbit fricasse with pasta. Full flavor but unique and complex. Not your average pasta dish.

    55555 by Miguel B.


  • Brad G.Donald Link’s flagship restaurant has earned accolades since it opened its doors. Their gumbos and soups are standouts and the fresh salads come decorated with seasonal ingredients.

    55555 by Brad G.


  • Michael R.Great food, great atmosphere, and friendly staff

    55555 by Michael R.


  • Derrick A.The duck leg confit is amazing!

    55555 by Derrick A.


  • Jessica D.Looking forward to the lamb neck and tomato confit

    55555 by Jessica D.


  • Stephanie R.The catfish entree is phenomenal! Such a classy, low key place to dine.

    55555 by Stephanie R.


  • Bob M.Try the Lamb Shoulder With Tomato Salad - Incredible. The meat fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Bob M.


  • Craig O.Get the spaghetti for a small plate. The house-made pasta really brings it home . Overall, the service is exceptional- the best I've had in NOLA.

    55555 by Craig O.


  • Devon S.The ribeye. My god, the ribeye.

    33333 by Devon S.


  • Alex C.The Duck Leg Confit was great and so was the ceviche

    55555 by Alex C.


  • Gloria C.try the lamb neck, pork belly, warm chocolate pudding cake, fried poached egg

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • Linda M.Chocolate-pudding cake with house-made cashew ice cream is a nice finish. Big windows on two sides makes it feel like you're sitting outside on St. Charles & Girod.

    55555 by Linda M.


  • Justin M.The Lamb Neck & Chocolate Pudding Cake were excellent!

    55555 by Justin M.


  • LennyIf you don't eat meat, ask for the vegetarian platter. It not on the menu.

    55555 by Lenny


  • Igor O.Get a table outside on a cool evening and sample as many small plates as you can. Very memorable spot for a casual romantic date. +1 on cocktails as well.

    55555 by Igor O.


  • Howard S.Have the Louisiana shrimp...best thing 8've eaten this week!

    55555 by Howard S.


  • Doug W.Their house made take on Spaghetti Carbonara (small plate) should not be missed. Amazing!

    55555 by Doug W.


  • Gambit New OrleansTry Herbsaint's salad featuring burrata with marinated and grilled eggplant and almonds - Gambit's Five in 5. http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/five-dishes-with-burrata-cheese/Content?oid=2063643

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Chris K.Loved the delicate, flavorful watermelon gazpacho with crab meat; gnocchi; and decadent pudding cake. The fries with aioli are amazing, too.

    55555 by Chris K.


  • Gambit New OrleansOn the lunch menu, there is fried goat salad with cucumbers and goat feta - Gambit's Five in 5

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Nikki N.We had a lovely decadent lunch and hated to leave. Great wine list by the glass. Incredible dishes that are small so you can try a few. Favorites were the homemade pasta with egg on top.

    55555 by Nikki N.


  • Gambit New OrleansAt lunch try the fish sandwich, lemon aioli gilds a slab of grilled tuna on olive bread...

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • CultivoraIf you want for a meal with a major wow factor, this is the place to get it. Try the Louisiana Crab, the Arugula Salad, and the Gnocchi.

    55555 by Cultivora


  • Blauer serious Pro! B.The duck? The short ribs? The crab appetizer ? Fantastic foodie experience- try as much as you can!!

    55555 by Blauer serious Pro! B.


  • Donald P.No kiddin' best Gumbo in New Orleans!

    55555 by Donald P.


  • Darcy G.Great food and nice French wine list

    55555 by Darcy G.


  • Jennifer L.The pudding cake was the best desert ive ever had in my lifeee. Also the lamb neck was flavorful and tender, cooked to perfection. Thumbs up

    55555 by Jennifer L.


  • Greg P.1: Be sure to have a reservation. 2: On the winter menu, I recommend the gnocchi followed by the lamb neck.

    55555 by Greg P.


  • Ali M.The Short Rib Small Plate and Lamb was fantastic. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Ali M.


  • Evan S.Scrumptious red snapper paella special! Also loved the crab meat small plate.

    55555 by Evan S.


  • David F.You must try the steak. It is amazing.

    55555 by David F.


  • T.C. P.Follow up with the "Dark & Stormy."

    33333 by T.C. P.


  • T.C. P.Have the "Streetcar" and the "Gumbo of the Day."

    55555 by T.C. P.


  • Nick L.This is a good place to go if you can't get a res at dorsia.

    55555 by Nick L.


  • Annika K.Shrimp with bacon and corn arancini is a big fave -- ask for the arancini as a side dish even if you choose something else, they are spectacular!

    55555 by Annika K.


  • Brian E.Schedule a reservation if you don't want to contend with the local business and law crowd. Great for a business lunch or for anyone in from out of town. Along the street car route.

    55555 by Brian E.


  • Gulfscapes MagazineTry the Louisiana Shrimp and Grits with tasso and okra, and Kurobuta Pork Belly with crispy eggplant and grilled date relish.

    55555 by Gulfscapes Magazine


  • Gambit New OrleansTry the watermelon gazpacho with crabmeat...Gambit's Five in 5 http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/five-refreshing-watermelon-dishes/Content?oid=1862011

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Tavon B.Do the Egyptian.

    55555 by Tavon B.


  • Maurice R.Anytime they have braised anything on the menu don't ask any questions. Just order it. The banana tart is one of the tastiest desserts in New Orleans.

    55555 by Maurice R.


  • Annika K.Don't miss the watermelon caipirinha -- summer in a glass!

    55555 by Annika K.


  • Gene K.Brown butter banana tart. One of the best desserts in the universe

    55555 by Gene K.


  • Kristen D.Mussels are phenomenal, enjoyed the taster menu and atmosphere.

    55555 by Kristen D.


  • Tami S.Unbelievably good food! By popular review, tried the house-made spaghetti w/guinciale & fried-poached egg - awesome! And I can't get over how flavorful the shrimp & pancetta Gideon is! We'll be back!

    55555 by Tami S.


  • Kat W.The watermelon and crab bisque is sublime and decadent and light. Perfect summer dish!

    55555 by Kat W.


  • Ed K.The pork belly is an amazing dish

    55555 by Ed K.


  • Sean J.Get the squid appetizer and jumbo shrimp entree.

    33333 by Sean J.


  • Chris B.Squid Ink Risoto

    55555 by Chris B.


  • Amanda H.Duck is to die for!

    55555 by Amanda H.


  • Mike R.The mussels at Herbsaint on ST. Charles in NOLA were very good. Crepe Nanou still has the best though, off Magazine Uptown.

    55555 by Mike R.


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