We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
American, Gluten Free, French, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
701 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713 (Girod Street)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

846 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 830: English reviews
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
217 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here this Friday night with some friends. I hadn't been in 8 years and always had fond memories of it so I was looking forward to returning. It was good but not great, and our waiter was a little strange. We all started with the gumbo, which the waiter assured us was the best in town. Flavor was... More 

Thank jasoncrh
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for drinks only... should have stayed for dinner. All the food from the other guests looked amazing. The bartenders were friendly very knowledgeable about not only they craft but all so the city... with their very NOLA charm and hospitality. Will come back some day!

Thank Mireya K
huntsville, al
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A foodie friend who live on Bourbon street until two years ago gave me six places that I must visit. Herbsaint was at the top of his list. He called it a top three restaurant. I cannot disagree. I started with the gumbo, which today was chicken and sausage. Best gumbo I've ever had! I followed with the Louisiana Shrimp... More 

Thank sammytheman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience was heavenly, I felt like I had stepped back in Paris, France from my younger days. The service was great, food and ambiance along with the Riesling Flight just superb, will visit again

Thank kepbnl3
Miami Shores, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last evening after our original reservation elsewhere fell through. (The other restaurant had an unexpected closure that evening and did a fantastic job getting us a last minute reservation at Herbsaint.). We had the steak and also the shrimp dish (candillo?). Both were excellent. My dessert (brown butter banana tart) was incredible and my husband said his... More 

Thank GlennMiami
Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
Level Contributor
149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The lunch menu is original, everything was tasteful. A great service in this casual ambiance. Would come back for sure.

Thank ORANGE35
Golden, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had dinner at Herbsaint that consisted of several small plates. They were all delicious and perfectly prepared. The cocktails were also terrific. Service was attentive but not over bearing - all in all a great place to have wonderful food!

Thank 5280MtnTraveler
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We randomly stumbled upon Herbsaint this past Saturday (later, not during the dinner rush) as it is just down the street from where we were staying at the Ace Hotel. We had the displeasure of being served by one of the RUDEST servers I have ever encountered. He actually ditched us half way through our meal and proceeded to ignore... More 

Thank Montrealtraveller514
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I joined a long-time Louisiana friend and his date for dinner at Herbsaint at the end of our conference day -- I had dined there before during the Katrina aftermath period, he had not -- and it was the perfect setting to wind up this trip to New Orleans. Herbsaint is rather small, but quite good --... More 

Thank oaktownboy_37
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

(Discovered) this place by chance, as it was just across the corner from my hotel, in our last evening in New Orleans. A nice French American restaurant, with an outdoor seating area. The waiting staff were just fantastic. We sat outside, with the historical tram passing by us; little street noise. Ordered the NOLA delicious cliche of red snapper, which... More 

Thank eyecairo

Travelers who viewed Herbsaint also viewed


Been to Herbsaint? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, French, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3713
    (Girod Street)
  • Public Transportation: streetcar stop at St. Charles & Girod
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 504-524-4114

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Herbsaint staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.