August Restaurant

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661 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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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEvelyn
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner. The staff was very accommodating.

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vipPaulR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When the traffic on Lexington Avenue is moderate, August is a lovely shelter.

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vipDiningLarge
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

August . . . a great restaurant for every month of the year! I usually stop by late afternoons on weekends for brunch and love their creative take on the usual brunch fare. Recently, I had dinner inside (finally, and as a bonus, I was the only customer dining inside). The filet mignon was incredibly tender, juicy, delicious, and well portioned. The accompanying steak sauce was yummy with my fries. The filet certainly did not need any added flavor, as it was grilled a perfect medium rare. The waitstaff was, as always, lovely, professional, and helpful with wine selections. August is a great spot for dining solo, with friends, or on a special occasion. Love it!

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vipDeane
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My guest and I both ordered salads, Caesar for her and Cobb for me. Per our request, they chopped the salads. Both were delicious and huge. Very good value. Service was fine, if a little irregular. They created a very cozy Covid-19-compliant outdoor space, which felt private and safe even though it was right on Lexington Avenue! The location is great and I would certainly return.

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vipMPPL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Think August has done an excellent job of providing an outdoor dining experience which is very creative and extremely enjoyable, as we all continue to navigate through this very surreal time. The food and service were excellent, and they are to be commended for their efforts. We look forward to returning in the very near future for another enjoyable dining experience. KUDOS all around.

MPGL

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vipFKob
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

While most of the food was good, the short ribs were awful. The fattiest I have ever had. Waitress was also not too friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at August was amazing. We shared the vegetable platter and scallops, with a side of corn bread, and all were exceptional, well worth the money. The service and ambience were great, as always, so we couldn't have asked for a better meal.

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vipGordon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food. Servers were attentive and checked on us regularly. The burger was really good as well as the Tuna appetizer.

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vipSusanS
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch. I love the menu, it's diverse and there is something for everyone.

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isleofnewyork
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I loved this restaurant. But it has a fatal flaw—the noise level. By around 8-ish, I couldn’t hear myself think, let lone hear what my my dining companion was saying.

Food wise, everything was amazing. Cornbread, tomato soup, with toast laden with gruyere cheese, scallops, crab cakes, all beautifully cooked and worth returning for. I’m sorry I couldn’t try the entire menu. Everything looked delicious, and probably was.

But the exposed brick decor, seemingly cozy, magnified the noise, creating an absolute din. I would consider going back at a very early or very late hour when it might be quieter, but the noise level at dinner time was truly off-putting and a deal-breaker. It would be hard to have a celebration or meet friends in the evening if I actually wanted to hear what anyone had to say.

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vipWTHQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and despite no high chairs or changing tables - VERY accommodating and considerate of our party which included 3 kids under 2.

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vipPeachNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love August. Right down the street from our office I sent my executives there often for client lunches.

Thank you!

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Inflated prices, tiny portions, and very mediocre in taste/quality. Sole meunière was drowned in butter (it literally tasted like movie theater popcorn), and killed my stomach. Service was slow, and unimpressive. Would not recommend, nor will we be returning.

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vipCunard
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re there for Valentines Day and everything was perfect!!!! Looking forward to another visit hopefully in 2020

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vipMSEats
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service could be slow at times and the decibel level was high (no more than as at all other places these days, it seems). Overall a great place with great food, surprised they had as many reservations available as they did when we booked - this place should be booked out all the time!

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vipTINAO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The drinks were excellent, but the food was not good. The shrimp appetizer was fishy and my main course I didnt even eat, extremely oily and short ribs were dry and 2 big blocks of meat. The dessert was good though.

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Susan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambience, decor, service, food and drink..all pretty,good and satisfying. All you can ask from a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. (Wish to noise level could be toned down just a little!)

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vipMaryT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The tomato soup is to die for!! I can't resist ordering it every time I'm at August. Had the pasta with clams which was very good but could have used a few more clams.

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vipDaniT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant can get very loud. how about some insulation??

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vipSteve
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ahi tuna is not to be missed!

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IndyO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good but the noise & service were distracting elements.

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viptrishf
London
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The menu said sauteed sole sandwich and it came fried. When questioned the waiter said the menu was wrong! A little odd and a big mistake. Someone who orders sauteed usually wont eat fried but my husband is more easygoing and just ate it

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JustinT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening out and not too loud in the restaurant. Great music, delicious food, good ambience. Will definitely go again! Server was very kind and observant!

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JamesO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had dinner at August on numerous occasions and the food is always quite good. Love the atmosphere. Try the corn bread, the burger and any of their cocktails. The staff is always very friendly.

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vipWrangler
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious... not much to say other than good above the cut daily fairly sophisticated fare...

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vipEmilyW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

August is a great pick for those who enjoy a quieter restaurant. There is no loud music playing, the food is excellent, but the service can feel a little slow at times. Overall great pick for those picky about noise and not willing to sacrifice on quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and staff and would absolutely go back again.

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vippeterk
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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

Great bartender!!

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vipRichage
New York Area
10 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.

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vipAbsoluteFood
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.

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vipMonica
New York Area
63 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.

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vipRobin
New York Area
6 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!

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

Food was outstanding
We will be back!

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vipAlanK
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipMaryT
New York Area
75 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.

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vipAlisonT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not enough wait staff.

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August Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 935-1433.

August Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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