What Insiders Are Saying
Herb is an upscale Thai restaurant in Edgewater, with a fix prixe menu and delicious food.
The items on the 5-course menu were all delicious. Looking forward to returning to sample the Summer menu.
A total gem on the North Side. Tastes just like the food in Thailand. Lovely staff , beautifully prepared dishes, and nice setting.
I would recommend dining here to a friend, but tell them that the offerings are limited and the portions are small and it is a lot of money for the quantity. Was this offset by the lovely space, the beautiful presentation and the attentive wait staff -- they would have to decide for themselves.
Amazing, not the usual Thai fare you expect. We have been coming to Herb often over the past few years and were very happy to see that it finally is getting the recognition it so deserves!
Fantastic, memorable dinner. The betel leaf appetizer was delicious and masterful in its prep as was the mushroom turmeric soup. The tofu main dish also shined. The food is worthy of its excellent ratings from Michelin, elsewhere. Staff and customer service were just-right attentive and welcoming. Appreciate that it is BYoB so we could bring a special bottle for our anniversary.
I don’t think the atmosphere lives up to the level of the food, though. A bit sparse but not notably stylish. Hallway to bathrooms rundown and seems like an afterthought but off our dining area. Room where we sat was deep and dark and not much on walls. No candlelight.
Also, portions are small and we left a bit hungry. We wish we had ordered the 5-course pre fixe rather than the 3-course menu, which we would have done had we known. So delicious, though. We would certainly go back.
Love this high end place. Almost like dining at a friend’s lovely home. Very Asian nouveau; beautifully played.
Always enjoy. This time was birthday and college graduations!
Food and service were excellent. It is just a bit noisy because of the acoustics of the place.
Fantastic Thai food. Beautiful and delicious served with home made teas.
Herb is one of those rare experiences, the more times I have gone- typically for celebratory moments- the deeper the reality of what an unusually delicious meal is offered! Perfect for anniversary’s, Birthday celebrations, and my favorite for small intimate dining with loved ones.
We found the food to be outstanding, and our only complaint was that there was a very noisy table of ladies right next to us!
Delicious food, gracious service, noisy room, byo!
Everything was great. The food was amazing and the service was extremely attentive. Great evening.
We all thought the food was very flavorful. It has a hip atmosphere. We have already recommended Herb to friends.
The entire experience was amazing, the staff really took the time to explain the menu and tasting options. And the food and presentation was wonderful. We will be back.
Second visit to Herb and the food was amazing again. The staff are so friendly and share how dishes are prepared and the history behind them.
Probably the best Thai place in the city. Spectacular.
60 th birthday
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.
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.
The 5-course chef's menu was creative, well executed and artistically presented. Service was professionaland friendly. Herb will be a frequent destination.
Best Thai food in Chicago!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food with gracious service. This BYOB restaurant remains a gem. Highly recommend!
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.
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.
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!
Always an amazing experience. Exceptional ingredients artfully prepared in elegant balance. So delicious and nourishing!!
We arrived, waite
Food was very good. Service was a little lacking and disorganized. Had to wait quite a while for a few dishes.
Wonderfully flavorful food and attentive service, highly recommend
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.
Outstanding Value. 5 course Tasting Menu.Great friendly Service. A must try. Spotless Bathroom tells you all you need to know.
They were out of at least six items on the menu!
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.
Excellent food and service!
The explanations of each course and presentations were outstanding, will definitely be back!
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 !
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.