Herb

4.7
241 reviews
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Herb provides fine Thai dining in the Chicago area. The chefs use the freshest and highest-quality ingredients (mostly organic) while at the same time injecting their passion for the culinary arts in each and every dish. The restaurant itself is the creation of Patty Neumson, who grew up in Thailand. She has developed four seasonal menus for Herb that guests can order from, depending on the time of year. Herb has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its cuisine. Winner of Guy Fieri's 'Spiciest Episode', and Chef battle '18. Won Best 100 Dishes in Chicago from Time Out Magazine. '15-'18 Michelin recommended restaurant. Zagat Rated in '17 as Best Restaurant. As seen on channel 5, 7, 9, and 11. Check us out on Check Please: http://checkplease.wttw.com/restaurants/herb and WGN Lunchbreak: http://wgntv.com/2017/02/28/lunchbreak-thai-chicken-salad-prepared-by-herb-chef-patty-neumson/

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Herb is an upscale Thai restaurant in Edgewater, with a fix prixe menu and delicious food.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They were out of at least six items on the menu!

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JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an absolute dynamite of a restaurant in Edgewater. A very unassuming appearance from the outside but all fireworks of flavor and fine dining in authentic Southern Thai cuisine on the inside. The prix fixe menu caught us off guard but we got over it so fast starting with the spectacular starters and everything that followed. This is a dining experience for adults who appreciate the exquisite combination of flavors and presentation of the food yet- our nine year old son was also blown away by the excitement he tasted in his mouth. (His words not ours). There is slight to medium spice of chilies in most dishes so you have to like a little spiciness in your food but Chef Patty has created amazing balance for the palate with all dishes we tried. The service was exceptionally warm and friendly and very attentive. Chef Patty stopped by our table to chat and ask how we liked the food and was extremely gracious and caring to her our feedback. We can't wait to go back for the next season's menu.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!
The explanations of each course and presentations were outstanding, will definitely be back!

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lee our server was delightful and patty the chef was fab !
We were two couples and we had an enjoyable evening . The food was delish and beautifully plated.
The Menu changes seasonally and we hope to return in spring !

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb is fantastic. We’ve been before, and every time we go back, we ask why we didn’t do it sooner.

If you haven’t been, it’s byob 4 or 5 course (one or two appetizers is the difference) price fixe thai inspired food. I am not a thai food expert, but I have enjoyed everything I’ve had there. There are vegetarian options as well. Their menu changes with the seasons as well, fyi.

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PK
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Immensely enjoyed our dining experience at Herb. From the moment we were greeted warmly and seated at a lovely table through the tasty dessert sampler, we had a wonderful time. The server explained every dish thoroughly to help us choose from the creative menu. The owner/manager or server delivered each dish with a reminder of the details. The menu changes seasonally so you might not see these when you go, but the Frizzy Prawns and Betel Leaves appetizers were excellent, as were the salmon preparation and beef mains. There's no corkage fee for your BYOB, and they will provide ice buckets for champagne or white wines. We'll be going back...

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TV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good. Service was poor. I had a beef dish, and I would suggest they use a better
cut of meat. It tasted like pot roast, and for those prices I think they should use filet!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Unique and authentic take on Thai. A very special experience and a great staff. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve been here a lot and it’s always amazing food. We waited almost 20 min before a server came to table and another table that was seated 30 min after us got there appetizers first. So we were a little disappointed in the service on this occasion. But I think because there was a large party near us it put a lot of things behind.

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w
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i love this restaurant. The flavors just explode in your mouth, I do not like really spicy food and they are able to accommodate me.

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d
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, lots of spice! Would definitely go back. Another great byob option in Chicago.

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food is amazing. Was there earlier last year and now it's even better!

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DS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb is a wonderful restaurant. The food is unusual. It is presented beautifully! And tastes delicious!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! What a gem of a find. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation of each course was artistic and beautiful. We can’t wait to go back. Spread the word!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing chef! Always a special meal. {⚡️🤯🍽} & BYOB!!(⚡️✌️🤯✌️🍾⚡️)

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Each course was outstanding and I would eat that Green Curry all day!

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was creative and very good. The servers were mostly friendly and attentive but not on top of their game. For example they brought three soups when four were ordered and asked at least three times are you sure you need another soup? The corkage fee of $3/person is ridiculously high.

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GT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is one of the most welcoming in all of Chicago, the chef makes time to speak to you, food is top notch, so flavorful with unique little touches. A gem in Chicago for sure!

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

I have been here several times. Never had an issue with the food or service, until today. If you are going to open up a new section it’s important to keep the Ambiance the same and ensure you are properly staffed to accommodate. Should not have to wait 15-20 mins before the waiter comes to the table. If I have a reservation i should have not been set to be in the “new” secluded room when others that walked in get a choice.

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CM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time dining at Herb and we have loved both times! The food is excellent, the service is friendly, and the ambiance is great. The individuals at Herb have a lot of pride in the experience they are providing, and they absolutely should. It's a great dining experience no matter the reason.

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f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb is a besutiful experience. Chef Patty puts her heart and soul into each dish. The service is exquisite. I love taking my friends here to experience this restaurant for the first time. Everything is so lovely here.

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T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A fresh, higher end take on thai food. Unique and exciting flavors, great service, fun restaurant! Portions on the smaller side with a required prix fixe.

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v
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

First time here so did not know what to expect, but in the end the food fell very short and as a result it was not a good value.

Most of the dishes were beautifully presented however the taste was quite bland, except for the soups. There was nothing interesting about the flavor unlike which is unusual for a Thai menu. This made the $250 for 4 people bill feel unjustified considering this is a BYOB place and this was just food that we ordered.

I will gladly skip and happily go to a place like ATK or TAC Quick for a low key/fantastic Thai dishes.

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n
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous prix fixed menu of delicious fresh Thai cuisine. Chef Patty prepares wonderful seasonal menus. Each course has its own special flavors. The atmosphere is lovely. And the service is exquisite. A very special place in Uptown.

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BR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although this is an upscale concept the execution is somewhat lacking. Service is courteous but lacking refinement. The food ranged from great to average. The soundtrack was a short, repeated sad-feeling loop. Both a delight and a disappointment.

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m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Herb is exceptional.
Thai is my favorite cuisine, and this restaurant is not serving the usual fare.
Every dish is clearly well thought out and well executed. Looking forward to the Fall
Menu!

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HC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at Herb is welcoming. The ambiance is serene and lovely. We left with feelings of joy from the kindness and sincerity from our interaction with Chef Patty and Colleen. The food's appearance is very inviting, all ingredients are carefully researched and selected by Chef Patty...and the flavors explode in your mouth. Truly a divinely delicious and memorable dining experience that will inspire you to return again and again!

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c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is excellent. But too noisy which prevents good conversation.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb was amazing!!! The food was inspiring and full of flavor. The staff was very helpful and able to explain the dishes well. Food was plated very artistic and colorful making it even more inviting to eat. Even was able to meet the Chef. She is full of life and passion for her food. I can’t wait to enjoy her menu again. We will be visiting again and If you haven’t been to this gem of a restaurant I highly recommend it. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb often a unique and memorable experience for a nice night out.

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CS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I liked Herb but felt for the price point it wasn't as bombastic as I expected. I also didn't appreciate a corkage fee per person when they are BYOB. I feel like I've had just as good Thai food at other places for a quarter of the price. Sure, these were plated nicely and all that but still... hard to justify the cost. The curries we got were excellent but my tofu main course was surprisingly bland - it had a one-note spice level and that was about it, no depth of flavor. For the money, I expect every dish to knock my socks off.

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B
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our 3rd visit and we will definitely be back. They are still using their summer menu which needs to be rotated a bit to get some new dishes out to diners. We had the same menu 3 times over a 4 month span.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Nicely designed restaurant. Food was food. Slightly above standard Thai fare. Attentive waitstaff working with horribly inefficient kitchen. Over 30 minutes to take order after server told us kitchen was running behind and ill prepared for at capacity restaurant patrons. Didn’t get any better after that. Two and half hours for three courses. I will never go back there again.

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews are correct! This place is great. I loved everything about the restaurant. I definitely look forward to going again. What would I change about the place? NOTHING!!!

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B
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Herb, and we look forward to more in the future second time we introduced friends and they, too, will be back. Truly outstanding Thai food. The tasting menu can’t be beat, and the ambience and service are like eating in their home.

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K
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at Herb so many times since they opened and never had a bad experience. I feel lucky it is so close to me and will always dine here.Chef Patty is so talented. I will continue to recommend this place to anyone looking for really good upscale Thai.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place! Met the chef - she's just as amazing as her food. The menu is seasonal and NEVER disappoints.

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w
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautifully-presented and delicious meal. More people should know about this place.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The appetizers and mushroom soup were excellent. The tofu and vegetable entree was average at most. They need to come up with a vegetarian entree that hits it out of the park like the first two courses.

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