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701 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713
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Ranked #103 of 1,607 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Girod Street
Transit: streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod
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80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I ate here because we had tried Peche and Cochon the nights before and liked them so much we thought we should try Herbsaint. It didn't disappoint. The Rabbit Fricassee was one of the best dishes I have had anywhere. My husband had the Butter Poached Gulf Tuna and the Ceviche and enjoyed them both. The wait... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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242 reviews 242 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very good food, Very good service - located out of the French Quarter in a quiet area. My wife who is a vegetarian was quite pleased as was I.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said before about this "nouveau" classic! My husband had eaten here a few times while in NO on business. He highly recommended it when my daughter and I were in town recently. I save it for our last night in town and he wasn't wrong. Our server was the best kind of pro... More

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Porter, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It was nice to try something I've not eaten with a twist. Our waitress explained the different options on the menu, and was very proud of thier restaurant which was encouraging. Wish I knew her name to give her the credit. We were new to New Orleans, so she gave us some good references to see.

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New York City, New York
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304 reviews 304 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

They have excellent food, some of it seen only here in this city. I liked the specialty drinks and the feel of the restaurant. I also liked its sister place Cochon. A charming place although a little tight from too many tables.

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Vicksburg MS
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141 reviews 141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The panel of experts who compiled the "best of" lists for the wonderful newish N.O. restaurant guide "Eat Dat" rated Herbsaint tied for second on the list of "If you had time for only one meal in New Orleans, where would you go?" According to my wife and me, Herbsaint would be at the top of our list. Love the... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Donald Links first restaurant and still fantastic. The gumbo is one of the best I ever had and his Tuna presentation is amazing. The small plates are all excellent and remember to get extra bread as you will all be dipping in the sauces! The service is terrific with an affordable and fairly large wine lst.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with friends while in New Orleans. We saw the reviews and decided to go. I can say the food was really just adequate. Overly salty side dishes and entree. Atmosphere was fairly quiet and reserved while we were there, but nothing the four of us ordered would encourage us to return. With the number of fabulous eateries available, I... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Herbsaint serves up the best gumbo that I have ever had. The sauce is dark and rich, overwhelming with deep flavor. That day's offering was with smoked chicken and andouille. We also had the crispy goat with lentils, another flavorful dish. The wine offerings were excellent. The atmosphere of the restaurant for lunch was excellent, service was a bit slow.... More

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Napa, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great little restaurant. Busy, noisy, great service, great wine list. At the suggestion of the server, had the crab lump watermelon gespacho and the lamb neck. Absolutely amazing! My new favorite in NO.

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