August Restaurant

4.3
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633 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
August is charming respite amid the hustle of Midtown Manhattan. Fans of the longtime Bleecker Street location, which closed two years ago can continue to enjoy Chef Mark Mata's eclectic takes on classic comfort food.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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p
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A busy spot. A bit too noisy for my tastes, but the food was fine and service was good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bartender!!

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I would recommend August to a friend looking for good food in a pretty setting so long as that friend was not in a rush since the service can be slow.

AF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was terrible/unattentive, which makes the overall experience and value disappointing at best. I will not go back.

M
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time eating there, an overall great little neighborhood place when you’re looking for food you just want to eat. Nothing too fancy but not too casual either, just right, really great little spot. Food was excellent, presentations were thoughtful and service was spot-on. Will definitely be put into my monthly restaurant rotation.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Wanted to taste everything on the menu - everything I did taste was amazing. I’ve had Ahi tuna on crispy rice at many different places. This was far and away the best!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding
We will be back!

AK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not the same dining experience, menu or food as the Village days. And this location is exceptionally noisy, not a soft surface in the place. I can't say I would encourage anyone to dine there unless the location was just what they needed, which was our case.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were there at open! Beautiful restaurant! If you need to stay inside a 1 hr lunch hour it is doable- jut let your server know! LOVED the food. Prefixed menus was great food for a great value!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was quick, service was excellent, waitress was super nice and pleasant, good was really good, reasonably priced for location

MT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, interesting food combinations and small plates if one wants to nibble and a cozy neighborhood vibe. The charred tomato soup is amazing and the new shrimp appetizer is delicious. Unfortunately their wine selection is a bit pricey, didn't see any bottles of white under $55.

AT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not enough wait staff.

OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was unfriendly and rushed. So noisy I couldn’t hear the person across the table. Wouldn’t go back.

b
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The single-worst "homemade granola" ever. I even asked if it was made on site, and I assume they lied when they replied "yes". All of us at the table agreed it tasted and looked like a Nature Valley granola bar, broken into pieces. Not a single dried fruit or nut or anything to indicate it didn't come from a wrapper. Too bad that they couldn't be honest bc the lie and bad granola overshadowed all the other food. They could have just said "assembled by Nature Valley, disassembled in our kitchen" or "nope, we're out of granola today". I know countless places with actual and tasty granola.

Additionally, over numerous visits, the erratic service at August makes them appear chronically short-staffed .
And there has been no attempt made at acoustic control in their restaurant design.
FYI, there is no accommodation for gluten-free.

EK
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming neighborhood spot on UES near Bloomingdales. Good food. Solid service.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was not.

m
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

August is a wonderful neighborhood place. Staff is friendly and food is consistently good. Nothing memorable but tasty and satisfying. You will never be disappointed.

B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! I had the mushroom and gruyere omelette and it was outstanding. My friend had the cobb salad, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

n
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neat restaurant with good menu. Something for everyone.
Good service and pretty ambiance.
Better value for money if you get "real" food. Avocado toast is pricey for what it is.
Tuna on crisped rice is delicious but you may still feel hungry.
Good to share as starter.

KK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. Service, not so much. Awkward table in the front.

GG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very delicious food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and good service

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced Cobb salad with processed turkey (lunch.) Stale, bitter coffee. No bread unless ordered and of course paid for. Very noisy. An attentive waitress was the only positive note. Otherwise a ripoff. Stay away.

W
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Yummy yummy simple food delicious and well priced! Great meal
And good cocktails!

VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A nice, relaxed atmosphere in the midst of a busy midtown neighborhood. The decor is casually elegant and on the romantic side. The menu is limited but serves up good, up-scale versions of comfort foods. The server was friendly but service overall was slow, which would be my only criticism. If you need a quick mid-town lunch, this is probably not the best option but if you have time to linger, I recommend it.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only bad thing was the air was blowing full force and it was freezing. They shut it off for a little and was great but then it went on again. So the whole table was uncomfortable most of the dinner. It would be helpful to fix that issue.

M
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was a disappointing brunch meal. We live nearby, but have never gone to August and won’t again. The chicken Niçoise salad was mostly lettuce with tiny squares of what looked like pink chicken and the other things were hardly there. My husbands eggs Benedict was mostly salty potatoes on most of the plate and the eggs were on burned English muffin and looked like a pile of mess. The high noise level might have been worse due to the lower than normal restaurant level ceilings.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was very good and place is pretty service was really slow. They only had one person serving

LT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service was impeccable. However, the noise volume was deafening.

s
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service consistently good

ES
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I liked this restaurant when it first opened but had not been there for a while. While I think in theory the menu is great, the food was not as good as I remembered. The baby eggplant parmigiana was not at all good. I had been looking forward to that. Too much tomato sauce, not enough cheese and eggplant very hard. - kind of like bread.

LM
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Loved the portion sizes and freshness of the ingredients. Had a watermelon/tomatoes salad, gruyere/mushroom omelette and the hash browns. Great, friendly service.

r
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived to the time we left we were treated so well I can not wait to return. My friend had fish and I had the beef, we started with the fried zucchini which shared. We each had a drink. When we finished eating we were both stuffed.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was pretty mediocre and the service was completely indifferent. We could not get our waiter's attention and when we did he was pretty checked out. The noise level was high. Wouldn't go back.

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to in this neighborhood for consistently good food service and ambience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My short rib was so fatty (and not good fat, just plain fat pieces) that I could not eat it. But service was good and the appetizers were delicious. Nice ambiance.

t
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was very good too. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We have been going to August a few times a month for the past 3 years. First time the food and waitress service was well below par bordering on terrible. The bartender was great and so were the drinks.
We’ll give it one more shot. If it’s bad again, we’ll just sit at the bar and have drinks, but no food.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience - loved the ambiance, food and location.

RB
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love meeting my friends for lunch
Love the food
Good selection to chose from and always delicious
Great location near all the subways

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