August Restaurant

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582 reviews
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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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was extremely rude, unprofessional, and not attentive. He clearly does not understand what customer service is. It’s a shame because my family lives in the neighborhood and we have been here several times and have had only good experiences and have really enjoyed the food, but this time truly left a bad taste in my mouth. On our way out the waiter was talking about us to another customer. Unacceptable.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was acceptable, but upon learning 2 of our party are celiac the restaurant certainly did not try to accommodate diet. Server was a. It surly in the topic.

Spicy margarita tasted like the warm swampy booze stolen from a parent’s liquor cabinet.
No real taste - a lot of booze though

Steak frites was so fatty I couldn’t eat it and demanded my meal be comped. $39 for a terrible cut of meat.
Everyone else had good food - the ahi tuna was the only dish I’d consider up to nyc standards.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a fun and casual vibe.
Sat on the back banquets and they were roomy and not too close together.
Service was great, food delicious and the price fair for NYC!

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Don’t even try to eat there when the front windows are open.....absolutely no air in the restaurant. Too hot to enjoy the otherwise delicious food.

S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience. Just would have preferred more options for entrees

JE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The restaurant was only half full and it still took an hour for us to receive our food. I had to ask multiple times for water -- and it was hot outside! I suggest you improve your service.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a very nice place. Thank you!

T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was very good, attentive and cordial. Cocktails were fine! Food was only good, the cornbread was excellent but I had the steak frites and there was too much fat on my piece of meat, appropriately half the piece was fat. That is my major complaint.

LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love August. It is the ideal lunch spot. My first choice on the UES

RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been a frequent goer since it moved from the Bleeker Street location back in 2014. It is consistently wonderful food and service. We really enjoy that the menu rotates, but keeps the perennial favorites. And we especially enjoy introducing August to our friends.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I don’t know why a table of four was seated at two small round tables in the front of the restaurant. It was very crowded.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Too loud & a bit overpriced

HH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely neighborhood restaurant for me . I hope to continue enjoying my visits there !

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was great but the plates were far too small for the price. Tuna on rice is a good example of that. It's really more of an appetizer. Good vibe to the place though.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The meal was one of the best I have had. Service was great. Do not miss out on this gem when visiting NYC!

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant restaurant. A bit noisy. Food was very tasty but nothing spectacular. Certainly worth another visit.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow the night we were there. We were a party of 7 and it took over 21/2 hours to eat which we had not counted on. The food was good but very slow and we poured our own wine and water.

RG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful midtown spot where there are not many decent options. Food was delicious for a meal shared with friends or on business.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for 930, the bartender just stared at us.... and when I asked if I should seat myself, he replied rudely that they were closed! When I told him that we had a reservation, he told me that that was my problem. Unfortunately we will not be going back! I will also be sure tell everyone this story!

ST
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A diamond in the rough! A truly wonderful restaurant. Outstanding chef, the food is always excellent!

MA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Was a special night for us hosting our nephew graduating Sunday from Columbia with his parents. Unfortunately your kitchen forgot to prepare one of the orders. How do you do that? Also, there was a diner near the bar who sounded like he was having a baby for 2 hours and was completely disruptive to the rest of us. Needless to say, we will find other options for now on.

AM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had been to August when it was in the village and loved it. And the new August is just as good. We had brunch on Mother's Day and they couldn't have been nicer. I would definitely go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mother’s day celebration

SR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August is a great place for lunch. They have a delicious menu, plus a prix fixe menu. A good place to meet in midtown. I highly recommend August!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Drinks were great! Wait staff were wonderful, food was a bit oily.

S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husbands food was much better than mine. Mine was almost inedible- the steak was mostly all fat. His tuna was very good. The service was exceptionally good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

RR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The location, setting and food was great for a casual date, however, we were seated at the kitchen entrance and the noise was obnoxious and we could’ve seen in the kitchen also, the AC was super cool. Majority of the people in the restaurant had their jackets or coats on. They should have lowered the ac since it was a windy-chilly day in New York. Overall, the food and service was great which made up for the hinderance. Would definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The chicken in the Chicken paillard was tough and chewy. There were too many onions. Overall not enjoyable. The Sancerre rose however was delicious.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Mexican waiter was amazing and the food it was good 😘

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chicken and veggies. Always crispy . Great service ... friendly attitude.

T
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

An excellent choice for lunch in busy midtown/lower upper east side....nice variety, pleasant atmosphere.

DA
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very pretty restaurant. I thought the menu was limited, the appetizers better than the entrees.
Good drinks and wine. Service a bit slow. Not too noisy - I like that a lot - but then it wasn't full either. A bit pricey.

l
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for lunch. Everything was delicious but it is just a bit too noisy.

k
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waited 20 min for drink order to be taken. Understaffed. Uneven. Eaten here4-5 times past 2 years and never gets better, more professional. Food good, well presented though small portions for price. Ambiance good ( decor) but too noisy. Service always a disappointment.

LW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice place to meet. Will eat here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent food- a great date night or special occasion!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice bruch!

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My steak frites was thin, full of fat, cut into pieces, and the frites were over salted to a point that I considered sending them back. The meat was of poor quality for a NYC restaurant and more what you would expect from a coffee shop. For almost $40 it was terribly overpriced. Although I was looking forward to trying August, it was more than disappointing. The one highlight was my Aperol Spritz which was one of the best I had in NYC...so I would only recommend the bar, not the food.

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