Row 1

701 Saint Charles Ave (Girod St.)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-4114
New American, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Chef Donald Link is the latest in a long line of world-class chefs to hone his chops in New Orleans, incorporating the city’s flavors and vitality into his cooking. Link is also the man behind the now-legendary Cochon (#22)Herbsaint is his more upscale (yet still fun and accessible) modern bistro, French and Italian-inspired yet still classically Southern. Standout dishes include butter-poached Gulf tuna with pickled chilies and mint; jumbo shrimp with tasso-stewed collard greens and grits; and slow-cooked lamb neck with saffron fideo and tomato confit. 



Foursquare Tips

  • This is a good place to go if you can't get a res at dorsia.
  • A tip from Lonely Planet, one of of reviewers: "This may cause a riot, but Herbsaints duck and andouille gumbo might be the best restaurant gumbo in town." -On TripExpert
  • Brown butter banana tart. One of the best desserts in the universe
  • The ribeye. My god, the ribeye.
  • 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.
  • Duck is to die for!
  • Follow up with the "Dark & Stormy."
  • Try the watermelon gazpacho with crabmeat...Gambit's Five in 5 http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/five-refreshing-watermelon-dishes/Content?oid=1862011
  • Do the Egyptian.
  • The pork belly is an amazing dish
  • Squid Ink Risoto
  • New 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.
  • Great gumbo... Very reasonable drinks and a solid atmosphere and overall service.
  • 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!
  • The catfish entree is phenomenal! Such a classy, low key place to dine.
  • On the lunch menu, there is fried goat salad with cucumbers and goat feta - Gambit's Five in 5
  • If 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.
  • No kiddin' best Gumbo in New Orleans!
  • The crispy goat cannot be passed up! For dessert, the coconut custard pie is sweeter than sweet.
  • Inventive menu that looks better than it tastes. Call for a reservation ahead of time. Ask whats in everything more likely than not it has licorice / anise. Stay away from the baked Asiago.