Irene had the short ribs, and I had one of the evening specials - skate with a blood orange and bacon sauce, cooked perfectly, with a side of roasted cauliflower and a sazerac. Both dinners were perfect, and Herbsaint did not disappoint. I've read some reviews that complain about the wait staff, but our waitress was lovely. It's the atmosphere that I love - a quintessentially New Orleans vibe that permeates into the dining room. The couple at the table next to us, finishing up their dinner and already a few cocktails in, joined our conversation when we were discussing how to spend the next three days. They enthusiastically added to my rapidly growing list of places to dine, drink, and hear music by telling us about:The Rivershack Tavern and the Mapleleaf for live music; for dining: Patois and Lilette; and, for trouble: F&M Patio Bar, where customers dance on the pool tables. To wit, a quote from Yelp about F&M: I like to arrive around 2 am when the crowd really begins.
Decisions were going to be tough.