Modern American Restaurant in New Orleans, United States: Herbsaint Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Restaurants and bars
New Orleans
Open: Lunch Mon - Fri, dinner Mon - Sat
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +1 504 524 4114
Address: 701 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana
Country: United States
Food Style: Modern American

Herbsaint is named after the local Pastis-style aniseed drink. Herbsaint started out as an offshoot of the popular Bayona restaurant. We don't know what level of involvement Susan Spicer still has here, but it doesn't matter because the restaurant is in the safe hands of chef David Link.
Situated on St. Charles Ave at the corner of Girod St it is in the heart of the area where old warehouses are being turned into trendy apartments. We were lucky enough to spend some time working in New Orleans and had an apartment in Lafayette only a block away from Herbsaint - we therefore got to know it very well.
The food here is simple but uses very good produce. Try the charcuterie plate which is always available as an appetiser, the daily gumbo or a main such as rabbit fricassee with homemade pappardelle and wild mushrooms or pork belly with curried lentils. They also have a number of small plates which means you can order three or four to sample a wider range of flavours.
They also have some very good wines from the United States, Australia, France and Italy.
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