Herb

4.7
260 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
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is fast becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fantastic, beautiful to look at and very reasonably priced. Chef Patty is a gem and always come out to greet her diners, making the experience extra special.

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PL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous, the service was excellent. Chef Patty came out and talked to our table and she is not only talented but a great person! I love this place. The only issue is that it was very "loud" and it was difficult to carry on a conversation in a normal voice level.

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JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 5-course chef's menu was creative, well executed and artistically presented. Service was professionaland friendly. Herb will be a frequent destination.

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G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai food in Chicago!

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j
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reference Ned Thai cuisine. Unusual flavor profiles, some dishes totally new to us - try the betel leaf appetizer-and beautiful presentation. The Bib Gourmand award is definitely justified.

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was spectacular. I love Thai and this was taking it to another level. The price was a bit high but was worth it.

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MK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Herb has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and alway an adventure in flavors and textures. Chef Patty regularly visits each table to say "hello" or to check in on the meal.

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LT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with gracious service. This BYOB restaurant remains a gem. Highly recommend!

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T
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good value for the price fixed menu. Nice presentation, nice service. Our reservation was at 6:15 and it was quiet then. It got quite noisy around 7:30/8:00. I will go back. Be sure to get the shrimp and betel leaf appetizers.

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JV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb dining experience to enjoy fine Thai cuisine and the originality. The service is warm and extremely attentive. The staff allowed us to enjoy the evening with the very special bottle of wine we brought and under no pressure to speed things up. Thank you Herb and see you again soon.

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k
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the 5 course menu and would highly recommend. The flavors were amazing in each dish. I had the lamb, and I don't usually like lamb. I ate every bit of it and would have it again. Looking forward to trying the spring menu and heading back soon. Loved it!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Exceptional ingredients artfully prepared in elegant balance. So delicious and nourishing!!

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived, waite

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HA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was a little lacking and disorganized. Had to wait quite a while for a few dishes.

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully flavorful food and attentive service, highly recommend

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FB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was informative and courteous. The lamb dish was one of the best lamb dishes I have ever tasted. So tender and flavorful. Look forward to dining at Herb again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Value. 5 course Tasting Menu.Great friendly Service. A must try. Spotless Bathroom tells you all you need to know.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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JV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 28, 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 22, 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 21, 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
66 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 15, 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 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 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 7, 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 23, 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 16, 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
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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NH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good value during promotion. the chief is really nice you can always get a small treat!

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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
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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 13, 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 12, 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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