Five of us are traveling to NO this August, and have heard good things about Herbsaint. Anyone tried it lately? Have recommendations?
Very good restaurant. Are you looking for other restaurants or recommendations on what to try?
At NOMENU.com there is a list of all open restaurants and some other food facts by our local food critic Tom Fitzmorris.
It's great...has a varied menu of appetizers, soups, small plates and entrees, so it's good for those who like to try many different things. The duck-andouille gumbo is pretty damn good...my last visit was in significantly cooler weather, so I'm not sure what's on the dead-heat-of-july/august menu. Nice desserts--I recall a malted mocha creme brulee as especially tasty. Nice fries, too, with pimenton aioli & sea salt.
Lovely. Granted I was there last spring before the ruckus, but it was fabulous and the banana brwon butter tart is delicious.
Herbsaint is one of the very best restaurants in New Orleans. I think every time I've been there I see Donald Link on hand in the kitchen. Reasonable prices. Somewhat different approach. Great comfort food. Not touristy. I highly recommend it.
You may want to also try Donald Link's new restaurant, Cochon - it's definitely for meat lovers, but I don't eat meat and found that the fish of the day fisherman's style was extremely tasty and had a nice, hot "kick" to it. It's at 930 Tchoupitoulas.