Herb

4.8
278 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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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The items on the 5-course menu were all delicious. Looking forward to returning to sample the Summer menu.

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AM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A total gem on the North Side. Tastes just like the food in Thailand. Lovely staff , beautifully prepared dishes, and nice setting.

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SG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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B
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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c
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. It is just a bit noisy because of the acoustics of the place.

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AE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Thai food. Beautiful and delicious served with home made teas.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrible service.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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B
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, gracious service, noisy room, byo!

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food was amazing and the service was extremely attentive. Great evening.

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RP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all thought the food was very flavorful. It has a hip atmosphere. We have already recommended Herb to friends.

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G
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Thai place in the city. Spectacular.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

60 th birthday

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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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Chicago
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
11 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
14 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
30 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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KM
Chicago
25 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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