The cuisine at August is contemporary French with a focus on local ingredients, inspired by Chef John Besh’s classical training here and in Europe, and by the depth of his own Southern Louisiana roots.
- The Restaurant Writes...
Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from The Times-Picayune in the past two years. Food & Wine bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. Gourmet magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.
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