Tonight we had the pleasure of meeting Chef and owner Patty Neumson at Herb. We had one of the finest meals and service we've known. Herb is not about Thai food but food excellence.
We go to a great deal of restaurants is this is among the best we've encountered. Thank's to Patty for your world class service, generosity and product. You made us feel like family. Thanks for a great anniversary meal.
And most of all for the passion that you exhibit in every thing you do at Herb.
This restaurant has it's own unique approach to Asian cooking. I was taken by the healthy ingredients used in their style and the good taste they are still able to achieve. I highly recommend anyone that like Asian food with a lot of taste and not too spicy try the food at Herb.
We're visiting from out of town and some friends who are locals booked this dining experience. It was the first time for us all. Chef Patty greeted us, took our order, explained the menu and goal of the atmosphere and experience she is looking to recreate. She absolutely delivered on her vision. All of the wait staff were incredibly friendly. There were four of us all doing the 5 course experience. I ordered primarily from the plant based menu which was so thoughtfully prepared. The plating and presentation was phenomenal. Each dish built on the previous and was a gradual introduction of heat (spiciness) in a very methodical way. All four of us left no morsel of food on our dishes and we left feeling satiated. This is the best Thai dining experience I've ever had. Even the music was soothing. We were not rushed - the dishes came out with a cadence that allowed for us to enjoy each other's company and comment on the dishes, fresh ingredients and really elevate the evening. Chef Patty has done something very special here and this is a hidden gem I highly encourage you to experience.
A great place for an immersive culinary experience. We loved the mixture of flavors, colors, and scents! The papaya salad, mushroom soup, and coconut curry with chicken are delicious. Very authentic and delicious food. The chef was also very kind and provided delicious plates for family members with food allergies. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommended for catering and dining with family.
We stumbled upon this restaurant accidentally prior to a show at The Edge Theater. I have to admit, we were pleasantly surprised and grateful.
We told the staff that we were on a time crunch and they were overly accommodating!
First off, it’s BYOB. We didn’t know about that.
Second, it’s a pre-fixes tasting menu only! Which actually is great for a peace of mind no choice person. They have a meat and a vegetarian tasting menu option.
Overall, the food was delicious. Supposedly the chef won a contest for her soup, and I can see why. The overall meal was so light, flavorful and healthy. We ordered the chicken curry, which was oh my god good.
I’m definitely going to keep this on my list for great Chicago recommendations for friends and visitors. Definitely something a little unique, but those are the best gems to find.
Great Experience. I am taking 1 star away for service which I felt was a bit disorganized that day. The food is just amazing and the menu is very innovative. We tried the set menu and was well worth it as we got to sample everything. The mushroom soup and the coconut curry were delicious and so were all other dishes - the betel leaf appetizer, the prawns etc. It was a Saturday evening and there was a group party going on and I felt the service was disorganized. We had read that the place is BYOB so carried a bottle of wine. One of the server told us that we cant have our wine, the other told us that it is $5 charge per person to consume and the manager told us it is $7.50 charge per person. Didnt expect that in a place that has been a Michelin star until 2022. Overall also, the service felt a bit haphazard with multiple servers working on the table and not coordinating with each other. The ambience is good and they had good soft music playing helping the ambience. Overall the experience was great and I am hoping that the service issue was one time. I will certainly recommend this place and would definitely try it again.
Amazing Thai food. Herb is paying attention to the details and whole experience is unique. I was also eating the beautiful herbs and flowers that was decorating the dishes
Amazing Thai restaurant with delicious, flavorful dishes! There is a preset menu and you can choose either Veg or Non-Veg or select from both menus. Cost $65. The mushroom soup, betel leaves appetizer and the Thai curry were excellent. The service was great. Reminder you need to take your own alcohol as the restaurant does not have their liquor license yet. The chef has been on the Food Network. We will be going there again!
The food was amazing. Everything was so fresh and delicious. I loved the microgreen use. The flavors of each dish were unique but complimented the next course perfectly.
The service was great. We never felt rushed to get to the next plate.
Chef Neumson was wonderful, and so kind.
This is definitely a must-visit restaurant.
Food and service from the chef herself was excellent. The place is cozy. It's BYOB and only prix fixe, they don't have an actual menu to choose from but you can tell them your preferences, allergies, etc. We were very happy with the experience.
One of the best Thai food we ever had. Right from the presentation to taste everything is immaculate. As the name says food is flavorful. Chef Patty is awesome, she's greets you and explains the menu. We even got an autographed menu as a souvenir. We started with Betel leaves which is a must order. After that the Turmeric Trio mushroom soup tastes so fresh and delicious. For the main course we ordered Thai coconut curry with chicken and the Holly Basil. And as we all know No Thai food is complete without the sticky rice with Mango. It's a BYOB. We are ready to go again. Thanks chef Patty for a wonderful experience..
If you want a special night out that is inspiring, healthy, and perfectly delicious, please don't miss this gem!! The head chef explained to us what makes her food unique - no processed foods, 10 different microgreens... We did the 5 course menu and it was soooo delicious! She is passionate about creating balance in her food and obviously cares about her staff. The space is also classy and calming like a spa. As chef says, 'treat yourself!"
The food came out fast, too!