Augustine

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$31 to $50
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French
Augustine is a classic Parisian bistro that restaurateur Keith McNally opened in November of 2016. The restaurant, in the heart of downtown Manhattan, serves a variety of French classics including steak frites and filet mignon au poivre as well as tuna nicoise and sea urchin spaghettini inside an inviting, casually elegant dining room. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week, and brunch and dinner on the weekends.

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Please join us for Thanksgiving at Augustine! We will be serving our regular Breakfast in the morning and Dinner from 12pm to 11pm with fabulous specials!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 227 People Are Saying
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A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Augustine is a lovely restaurant, tasteful, elegant without being stuffy, and with a good crowd. The food is a couple of notches above the traditional NY version of a French brasserie. You can tell right away: the ingredients are better, the recipes more curated and the presentation precise and not overdone. The wine list is a bit traditional, they could venture outside France and not be accused of high treason. Prices are high, as you would expect, but not ridiculous. Service is poor. There’s a disconnect between the diners, who are there to savor the experience and with the staff who seems intent exclusively on clearing the table and getting it ready for the next set of diners. Not the best way to get repeat business.

KT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with a wonderfully patient waiter who not only explained every dish/drink in detail, gave us time to catch up before ordering but also indulged our requests to refill the delicious bread basket. The oysters were excellent, the souffles sublime and the steak and fish fabulous. Fabulous decor in the restaurant and in the hotel on the somewhat long trek to the bathroom. Thank you. We’ll be back.

AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I like French restaurants and Augistine is very good.
Anytime I'm in NY a dinner at Augustine is always a pleasure.
Last time the only defect was that we had a very small table, but the resti is always good.

DD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service a bit erratic. Expensive! Better value for lunch.

c
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Romantic, great service, wonderful location for theaters and ease of getting a cab.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I had mussels that had no flavor. I did not taste any garlic or saffron in the sauce. Had a flat bread appetizer that was very oily. Will not be back anytime soon. It is such pretty place it is a shame the food is not better

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the area, the food is always amazing and the atmosphere and staff definitely deliver!

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first time but, again, food was fantastic, good service, inviting amibence and atmosphere. Perfect.

RN
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in NYC on business. My nephew suggested Augustine. I’m so happy he did! He and his girlfriend met me there. I loved my steak frite. Loved the schnitzel and goulash. The spaetzle was phenomenal. A real treat!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great wine, excellent food. Amazing ambience. We LOOOOVED the Desserts! I couldn’t find such a good Salzburger knockerl in Salzburg.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in NYC!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. My fiance and I always come here for the Goulash whenever we are in town. It's expensive, but everything is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful and intimate. We came here for brunch and dinner on our latest visit and were thoroughly happy with our drinks and food for both meals.

TB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had and the peppercorn glaze was beyond amazing!

BL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attention and services. We will come back.

JS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Loved our waiter. Service was wonderful

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch. Service was excellent! Our first time but we will be back.. wonderful addition to our neighborhood!!👍

TE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful. Best steak frites ever! Best heirloom tomato salad and great service. Lovely atmosphere.

l
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was really noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation. The female server was excellent!!
We ordered salads; excellent. We ordered steak frites. Very salty frites! The steak was impossible to cut, either tough meat or dull knives. Would not recommend it. Disappointing!

PP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, service was not. 3 different wait staff served as our waiters. Took at least 45 minutes to receive entrees without any apologies or explanations. Super disappointing

VB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were seated at a table near the bar, where there would supposedly be less noise. People coming in without reservations were allowed to cue up at the bar, which resulted in a large & very noisy crowd adjacent to our table, that continued throughout our time there. Conversation at our table was impossible. Food was good, but overpriced for serving in this atmosphere. I would recommend this venue only for joining in the crowd at the bar for a boisterous evening.

K
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend Augustine to a friend. The many reviews are accurate. The restaurant was crowded, so instead of a small table in the room, I ate the bar. The bartender rendered perfect service and thoughtful suggestions. I ordered the scallop crudo appetizer. I'm from the Gulf coast and eat a lot of fresh seafood. The scallops tasted fine but they were overwhelmed with the horseradish and (what tasted like) grated citrus rind. My entree, at the bartender's recommendation, was the chicken. It was awesome. I had dessert, the apple turnover. It was great too. All in all a very good experience.

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not super impressed over the Steak Tartare and service was mediocre compared to what you pay

ME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was late lunch. Food is not exceptional. Service is great, ambiance is good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was amazing! Our server was the best part of the experience

W
London
56 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have eaten in years. Brilliant waitress, very knowledge and a great smile.

M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless really! I can't say much more than that! Great food, great drinks, great decor, great service. One of NYC's best.

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like Balthazar, a French bistro in NYC. Great location in the Beekman Hotel, near City Hall and Fidi. Service was professional and on point. Grilled octopus excellent starter and salads are great.
Perfect for business meeting and long lunch with friends.

KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mm yeah, yup

EO
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hoped to find someplace special to take friends from out of town for breakfast. Augustine’s exceeded all of my expectations. The food and service were exceptional. We all enjoyed the spectacular setting of The Beekman Hotel. This is truly a gem in lower Manhattan!

TE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding

YO
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great RW lunch experience!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Austrian French bread, Mussels & Souffle was delicious! For dessert we had the chocolate cake by & brulee. The cake had no flavor at all.

LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a second time during the restaurant week we went to Augustine because of the delicious food and excellent service!

G
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were expecting a good experience but Augustine’s exceeded our expectations. The food was fabulous and service was excellent.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was an uneventful dinner - I imagined it would be an amazing experience due to many difficulties to have a table in such place - it was absolutely normal and a bit boring. The food too - boring... Service was practically not existent... Not a charming experience.
I think that their bar is a much nicer representation of this place. Thanks.

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the great new places in FiDi. The food is always excellent, the staff very well trained and not over attentive, i.e., they let you enjoy your meal. Appetizers, main courses and desserts are all excellent and a wine list that covers all tastes. Has become our go to for an evening out at an excellent restaurant.

S
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

McNally hasn't a better looking spot, including Baltazar. There for a Restaurant Week lunch. Despite our limited experience, a couple of small matters were annoying. Tap water was at summer room temp; ditto wine. That aside, food was quite fine. A beet starter very tasty and nicely presented. Steak frites about as good as it can get. Everyone satisfied.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week lunch deal was value for money.. highly recommend