Always a treatThis has become our go to spot for important family celebrations in New Orleans. The food is always interesting and delicious, and I appreciate the opportunity to support a chef who invests himself in the community. Great place!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMReally excellent. Our firstReally excellent. Our first time there. Will definitely return.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE FOODthe food is unbelievably delicious, the restaurant beautiful, the service very good!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentPossibly one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Knocked this one out of the park!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood fantastic. ExpensiveFood fantastic. Expensive and noisy. Great service5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAcadiana foodieThe trout amandine was the best dish I have had in New Orleans. Each course was perfection.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMaward winnerI had dined here 2 years ago and had a fabulous experience. We were celebrating an award received by one of our doctors earlier that day. Although we had made a reservation for 4, the restaurant was very accommodating and we were able to increase the reservation to 5 people without a hassle. We dined in one of the smaller rooms -- actually the same room I had dined in on my previous visit -- and everything was perfect. Charming atmosphere and impeccable service!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in New OrleansGreat experience!. Every dish was innovative with delicate flavor combinations. The presentation was beautiful but not pretentious. We were too full for desserts, but the complementary pralines hit the spot. My husband had the vegetarian tasting menu and was pleased with the variety and originality, especially the stuffed squash blossoms. I started with gnocchi with black truffles (yep, REAL shavings and a generous amount at that!) and crab in a light cream sauce. The potato gnocchi was the lightest I have ever experienced and I always try the gnocchi when offered. Wine list was excellent.
We went at about 7:30 which was perfect; it did start to get a bit noisy by about 9:30.
Staff was great - every one was very friendly and most helpful5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne Ecstasy after Another!Every mouthful was close-my-eyes-OMG-rapturous – just like my first visit. The amuse bouche (much more than a single mouthful) began the evening’s bliss with an egg shell full of the most delicate and flavor-filled, three-layered treat. Gnocci followed, more tender than the most delicate pasta you’ve ever eaten, and enveloped in a delicious black truffle cream topped with blue crab – I never wanted this dish to end! Pacific sablefish and tri-part duck for dinner, and goats milk cheesecake for dessert – every bite outstanding. Service was thoroughly attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant without ever interrupting our conversation. The dining room is charming, quiet, and an excellent ‘wrapping’ for the spectacular food and service!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at August. The food was fantastic. We had a great waiter who was attentive but not hovering at the table. The wine list was very good. A great restaurant and wish that I lived in New Orleans to frequent the restaurant on a regular basis.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ExperienceThe title says it all, outstanding food, service, menu and ambiance. Question about the menu were answered without hesitation and accurately. Service was attentive, not overboard. Food excellent, the menu had great selections. Wonderful experience. I, definetly return when I next visit N.O.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA winner!I went here with my wife and another couple after JazzFest Sunday and it was outstanding. I dine out a lot at various price points and can honestly say this was worth it. The only drawback was we couldn't get in until 9.30 but they were punctual when we arrived on time and many more tables got filled after we were seated. Service, food, everything....all top notch!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA sensorial delight to anyoneA sensorial delight to anyone with a sophisticated and discriminating palate. So accommodating to dietary restrictions and all with a smile and incredible service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThree Words - Prixe Fixed Lunch!This was a great restaurant. The food was fantastic as was the service. Given we were going out to eat at so many places, we appreciated having the option of a $20 prixe fixe lunch option. Although, I was eyeing the rest of the menu and look forward being able to come back when I can afford the other options.
Great service. Fantastic food. Just watch out. The strawberry salad is TINY. Given all the eating and drinking you will do in NOLA, this is actually a good thing. You won't walk out hungry or too full to move around.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingEverything about our dinner was outstanding. Food was prepared perfectly, and served by a great waitstaff who seemed to take a real interest in ensuring we had a great time.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific anniversary dinnerFood is well planned and brilliantly executed. Wait staff superior to none. Expensive but well worth the indulgence5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMfamous for a reasonloved it,,,got the degustation menu. everything was perfect except one minor issue. the wine pairings sometimes arrived after the dish. our lovely waiter was left scrambling. still a memorable meal at Besh's flagship restaurant. great free parking right across the street5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedIn a city with many great restaurants I must say August does stand out as one of the best!!
On this recent trip we dined at Emeril's, K-Pauls, Mister B's, Dickie Brennan's, Domenica, Borgne, & RioMar, and of them all we liked August the best!!
The blue cheese stuffed fried oysters were incredible.
I highly recommend the lamb loin.
And the August version of banana budding with peanut butter "dust" was amazing.
We will return to August!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great dinnerSome items on the menu were not available, but overall great dinning experience4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMClicheExactly what you would expect from a fine dining celebrity chef restaurant. Everything was perfect and yet nothing was exceptional.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was impeccableThe food and service was impeccable. Of special notice was the wonderful Sommelier who was so knowledgable and pleasant.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance in SpadesThe highlights: cocktails (a Pimms Cup and Manhattan), service and the potato gnocchi. The fois gras three ways was good but not the best we've ever eaten. The mains and desserts were nicely prepared, if not particularly inspired; not the gastronomic experience we had anticipated. The service is top notch and the building/dining rooms are beautiful. Worth a trip for a special occasion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAugust has everything workingAugust has everything working well. From start to finish one of the very best in all categories.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAugust always does an excellentAugust always does an excellent job! Service is outstanding and the food is different , fresh, and extraordinarily awesome.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about lunch atEverything about lunch at August was beautiful. The food was extraordinary, and surprisingly vegetarian friendly. All of the products and ingredients were of the highest quality. The service was perfect. Do not skip dessert!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb meal and excellentSuperb meal and excellent service as always!!!!! The gnocchi is a must have!!!! John Besh and Chef Michael have it going on!!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Amazing food - as expected. Small but perfect portions.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb service, great wineSuperb service, great wine and the food was spectacular4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely food and environmentLovely food and environment - excellent sommelier - very helpful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTruely unique dining experience!Our experience at August was superb. Each dish was exquisite. The presentation of each dish was outstanding and the flavors were amazing. As a foodie, I'm looking for taste over anything else. Every dish truly lived up to the other reviews posted.
I would recommend this restaurant to those looking for a unique dining experience. Bon Appetite!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated in a room thatWe were seated in a room that looks like an old library transformed in wine cellar, decor was very nice. Service is very professional and the food is amazing. All meals are a piece of art, very refined.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences I have had. My mother and I each ordered the tasting menu and, it was outstanding. Service is exceptional and all personnel seemed very knowledgable about the ingredients and preparation of each dish. Mark was our waiter and he was very soli
Citrus and charming. My only complaint would be the noise level. I wish I knew when I would be back in New Orleans to eat at Augeust again!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I ate at AugustMy wife and I ate at August as a "last meal" of our 4-day culinary adventure in NOLA. The food was superb! We started with foie gras 3-ways and the fried oysters. My wife kept it light with a salad as her main course and I had the Pacific Sablefish. For dessert, we shared the banana pudding, which was out of this world. We sat in the back room, which didn't do much for me from a decor standpoint, and the service was good. Next time we're in NOLA, we will certainly be back!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 8 from all regionsOur group of 8 from all regions of the country dined at Restaurant August during our industry event in New Orleans. Conveniently located 3 blocks from Hilton Riverside and Harrah's Casino. Service was wonderful, food was very creative and tasty.
This is a restaurant where you will take your time, linger over the offerings, and enjoy the fellowship of those in your company. Our waitress was so well informed that we let her make many of our choices. Enjoy the evening.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best prix fixe menu!!!!The best prix fixe menu!!!! What a value for $20. If we lived in New Orleans, we would eat there at least once a week for lunch. Outstanding!!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were so pleased to be ableWe were so pleased to be able to eat at Restaurant August.. Everything we had read about it was true. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the prices (especially for the wine) were very reasonable. Will go there the next time we are in NOLA.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantThe service was extremely attentive and food was amazing.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious gourmet food!The food was fantastic! The plates aren't that big, but the food is very rich and therefore filling. Everything was delicious. They brough out an amuse bouche at the begining and a small dessert at the end compliments of the chef. We were celebrating our anniversary so they wrote Happy Anniversary in chocolate syrup on the plate of our dessert dish. Although pricey, it was worth it especially for a special occassion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGo here!!Beautiful place. $20.13 prix fixe lunch is a great bargain. Every dish and cocktail was sublime. Possibly the best restaurant in the city.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Trout almondine was wonderful!The Trout almondine was wonderful! The banana pudding, fabulous!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food Experience EverChef John Besh August Restaurant, the food was absolutely gorgeous in its presentation and tasted exquisite. Really exceptional. My very well traveled Belgian friend who has eaten at some of Europe's top restaurants said it was the best food she'd ever tasted. She had the trout. I had the duck breast and we shared a dessert that was an exceptionally fine combination of dark chocolate pate, creme the likes of melted cream cheese and the blending of best sweeten strawberries.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the way New OrleansThis is the way New Orleans use to be. Excellent service with supreme foods.We have been to most of the feature chiefs locations and this one will be high on your list,too.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. So good I went back the next day for lunch.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at August was the bestLunch at August was the best meal I had in New Orleans - the chef is amazing! This is a must for anyone who appreciates delicious food and superior service!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAugust was perhaps one ofAugust was perhaps one of the best restaurants we've dined at and being from Atlanta where there are many numerous great restaurants that speaks for itself.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI liked the experience, theI liked the experience, the atmosphere, the food and wine and the helpful staff. i have recommended August to friends who are dining with you tonight4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper!We had a really fine experience here. The food is outstanding. We especially enjoyed the green gumbo, but everything was wonderful. The staff was attentive and engaging. The atmosphere was old world but modern, and a refreshing change from the. Liveliness just a few blocks away.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit and second timeSecond visit and second time selecting the vegetarian 4 course dinner w/wine pairings! Wonderful choice! Not disappointed and will most likely choose it again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAugust farmers market and fois grasThe tasting of farmers market vegetables with wine pairings was the finest meal of our 4 day food adventure. We started off with the fois gras three ways which was amazing and the best we ever enjoyed. Truly an amazing meal4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is awesome! CanThis place is awesome! Can not think of one bad thing to say.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM