August Restaurant

4.6
781 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipNancyg
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Cozy! Great spot

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vipGhiottone
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They describe themselves as related to the downtown August, but that was a restaurant full of character both in ambiance and food; this was more like a standard corporate attempt at pleasing a basic clientele, which doesn't really distinguish itself from dozens of others in the neighborhood. Granted, we were there at the time of weekend brunch, which is almost inevitably full of cliché menu items. Perhaps worth trying again.

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EastsideFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Serving sizes of main course dishes seem to have increased since my last visit. The food was great but it was a bit of struggle to finish everything on the plate.
Service was attentive and prompt as usual. My party and I are very glad that August has maintained the quality of its food and service the Covid pandemic notwithstanding.

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vipFoodFan
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived and August was closed. Looked like it hadn’t been open in a couple of days at least. Yet Open Table confirmed the reservation and I received no info. I called the restaurant and there was no answer—the message just listed restaurant hours—as though they were open. Managed to snag a table at a Resy restaurant near by.

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vipKristy
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well, despite having a reservation- we got there and the restaurant was closed. We were very disappointed, as we had planned weeks in advance

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EugeneH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They stayed open to honor our reservation and the food and drink were delicious!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, well worth a visit, the ahi tuna with crispy rice was lovely,

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vipLauriB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; attentive service; cozy ambiance with charming brick walls; not loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with many choices of well prepared food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service at this restaurant is pretty sub-par. We came with a party of 6, they never brought out 2 of the drinks we ordered. Food took 1.5 hours to bring out, even though other parties got their food earlier. Never refilled our water glasses.Tomato soup was extremely salty and when I sent it back I was still charged for it. Just because gratuity is automatically applied to parties of 6 or more doesn’t mean we don’t deserve good service. I don’t recommend this place for anyone to dine!

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vipLindaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as last visit. 2 of us got the lobster roll and the lobster was very chewy. One of us got the ahi tuna and that was very good. The drinks were well made with generous pour. We’ll b back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner but half of the mussels were empty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
293 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Posted Ratings seem unrealistically high based on the limited menu and food "quality". One step up from a diner, with high prices for what you get.

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KatieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot! We really enjoyed our dishes, the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Nice atmosphere.

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vipWindwoo
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cozy spot! Great food and atmosphere !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, good is awesome !

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vipprivatechef
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here two nights in a row, when I was in NY for work -- doing Thanksgiving dinner for a client, I'm a private chef. I loved everything about this place, and I can be pretty picky, lol. The room was comfortable and elegant, and the tables were well-spaced in these pandemic times, (unlike another restaurant I went to, where tables were insanely jammed together) The food was beautifully presented and masterfully prepared, the service was friendly and attentive. This will now be one of my go-to restaurants whenever I'm back in town!

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vipjoer
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good good portions nice and place service a little slow

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vipEdithV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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vipMurgatroy
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here last week too. Had the lobster roll this last visit. It was terrific !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and a nice ambiance. A bit pricey for what it was - there are definitely cheaper places that give the same value, but this is a great choice if you don’t mind spending $100/pp for a nice dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The interior was nice but we didn’t get our food for an hour and a half, and when it came it wasn’t that impressive.

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Jules
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

August is a great neighborhood destination. The food is very good "comfort food" not fancy but well prepared. The space is a little noisy though not overwhelmingly so. The only criticism is the service which is not as attentive or efficient as it should be. We had to get the attention of the staff several times for one reason or another during the meal though they were very friendly and accommodating when they paid attention.

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vipPoco
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Delicious cornbread, perfectly done scallops, fabulous service and great cocktails. Couldn’t have asked for more.

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vipLindaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. We loved our choices, the Ahi tuna, lobster roll and the corn bread (was addictive). The cocktail I had was well made and unlike some other restaurants generous in pour and a real cocktail glass as opposed to a smaller size.

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vipjudithv
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i never viewed a better lunch menu!
you have it all - omelettes, salads, lobster roll, "regular" entrees - etc!
and the service is excellent - our waiter knew everything about everything!

the ambience is great - very attractive, cozy- yet sell spaced tables-
i felt comfortable in every way-

i look forward to having dinner at August soon -

the outside set-up is very appealing and i would lov to dine out there on a warm day -

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

More vegetarian dishes please

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vipAlisonT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent.

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Caroline
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and superb Food. Staff and Service are exceptional!

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beachy
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location, noisy place at lunch, some carpeting or drapes would help the acoustics- a lot of shiny hard surfaces....

Staff tried to please but they seemed short-handed. Good food, unpretentious.

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vipRLMS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll! Service is always lovely.

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Susi
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we had a very enjoyable evening at the UES gem, ambience, good food and service

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53stgermain
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

August is a hidden gem on a dank block of Lexington Avenue. The restaurant interior is very clean, warm and inviting. The staff works together to manage service to all the tables. Our waiter was eager to offer suggestions and easily accommodated our special requests. The simple touch of splitting our shared appetizer onto two plates, in the kitchen, was much appreciated. I had the mussels and french fries they were delicious, my friend had the salmon it was delicious. The special apple tart was also deliciousI would definitely return to this restaurant, and I highly recommend.

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vipPuppyLove
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food great as always. Service a smidge slower than usual. Still a great neighborhood gem.

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vipNinaR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent! My boyfriend had lamb chops followed by apple pie, and I had an awesome vegetable plate followed by chocolate cake with vanilla gelato. The waiters were brisk and efficient but could have been a bit friendlier. We were surprised, given how good the food was, that there weren't more patrons. Maybe the resturant needs to pass the word onward at nearby hotels that the dinner is first rate so that the hotels will send their guests.

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vipTodS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. The 22% gratuity added by the restaurant for 4 people was more than annoying. There was no notification beforehand that a gratuity determined by the restaurant would be part of the bill. Shame on them!!

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vipPattyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy tuna was amazing. Lamb chops were tender and juicy.

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KateW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with something for everyone. Service was spot on. The food was expertly prepared and simply delicious. Comfortable setting and great vibe. My compliments!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was great! Service was good too!

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vipDennisG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good brunch food and service. Tasty bloody Marys.

FAQs

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

August Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 781 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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