Situated on historic Saint Charles Avenue, the 100-seat Herbsaint is a bistro-style restaurant inside a warehouse district building. Large windows provide views of the streetcars outside, but patio dining is also available. Named James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: South in 2007, chef Donald Link whips up Southern-style dishes that are both French and Italian-inspired. Louisiana shrimp and grits with tasso and okra and slow-cooked lamb neck with butterbeans are among the most acclaimed menu items.
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From Food & Wine , MAY 2009
Chef Donald Link, the man behind Herbsaint and Cochon, has brought spirited Cajun cooking to New Orleans...MORE
From Food & Wine , FEB 2004
Spicer has since turned her attention back to her original stove, leaving the gifted Donald Link in full control. The room, with its cool green walls and understated bistro furniture, provides the perfect backdrop for Link's gutsy, flavorful dishes....MORE
From Food & Wine , SEP 2010
It was a month after the storm and the staff numbered six of their usual 40, but clean white linen graced the tables, along with Link's usual delicious gumbo and...MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
The flagship of chef Donald Link, Herbsaint does not traffic in tasting menus and inch-thick wine lists. It is, rather, a lovely, internationally influenced bistro that serves rustic gumbos alongside olive oil–seared gnocchi with lemon.
We loved: Bacony pan-roasted chicken with shell beans; smothered pork belly with hopping John and collard greens.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.