Donald Link

My Venues

  • Herbsaint
    701 Saint Charles Ave
    New Orleans, LA
  • Pêche
    800 Magazine St
    New Orleans, LA

Accolades

  • Best Chef: South
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Outstanding Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Top 50 Restaurants (Herbsaint)
    Gourmet magazine
  • Best New Restaurant (Cochon)
    James Beard Foundation
  • The Best Restaurants in America (Cochon & Pêche)
    Bon Appétit
  • Restaurants That Count (Cochon)
    The New York Times
  • Best American Cookbook (Real Cajun)
    James Beard Foundation
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NOLA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Salted Peanut Pie
Salted Peanut Pie
$$$, Happy Hour, Reservations, Full Bar, Seafood, Lower Garden
"Please do yourself a favor and save room for dessert because this salted peanut pie was one of the best end of meal treats I've ever had. It's even topped with a peanut ice cream. It's like a snickers ice cream bar reinvented by your grandmother!"
Crab and jalapeño cappellini
Crab and jalapeño cappellini
$$$, Happy Hour, Reservations, Full Bar, Seafood, Lower Garden
"I eat this almost once a week. Tons of delicious crab meat, fresh pasta, and just the right amount of jalapeño and butter. It may be one of my most favorite dishes ever. Beautiful in its simplicity and quality. I’ve always wanted to get a double order! One day..."
Gumbo of the day
Gumbo of the day
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, New American, Cocktail, Central Business
"It's the definitive gumbo in the city. It's dark, smooth, and comes with andouille sausage and tasso, all of which is homemade. Everything is balanced, from the spices in the seasoning to the perfect scoop of rice. No one makes it better in New Orleans."
Steak Tartare Toast
$$$, Happy Hour, Reservations, Full Bar, Seafood, Lower Garden
"Obvi all of the seafood here is on point. So was the service. If you have a red meat hankering to diversify the table offerings, get the steak tartare toast. Exquisite steaky chew on charred bread (pugliese?) w/ great balance of richness and acidity."