Augustine

4.7
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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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4.6
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Experience.!! Definitely coming back.!

w
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hectic earlier but as the night progressed less noise.
Our waitress was very good and convinced us to try dessert. It was all fabulous!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 45 min for our reservation !

r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Eggs to die for. Balthazar muffins. Great coffee. Roomy booths. Understanding staff that knows not to intrude on conversation& yet provides fine service. Great room.

p
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere; excellent food. A unique dining experience.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese soufflé not to be missed. Same with mousse, steak tartar and vanilla soufflé.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb. Grilled octopus 👌 endive salad and salmon omelettes. Excellent brunch. Nice atmosphere.

D
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Except for dessert, the food was notably bland and unimpressive... the entrees are not at all worth their price! Also, with a reservation we still were forced to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic plating with modestly-sized but expertly realized portions, coupled with attentive service. 100% will come again!

FB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were initially seated at an inconvenient table. After speaking to our waiter, Javed, he spoke with the Maitre d, Rachel. The manager, Selin Caglar, immediately had another table brought into the dining room and set up. These three people certainly went above and beyond any of our expectations with graciousness. The food was delicious and the ambiance was also lovely. However, the service was truly exceptional and we would highly recommend this fine establishment.

RI
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a great FiDi spot for business lunch (because that's the crowd usually). The food is usually really good, and the ambiance is best in the back room during the colder months, and in the warmer months in the window seats. MAJOR bonus, the restaurant is a three door entry in the colder months, so the wind does not whip through the restaurant when people are entering and leaving.

CN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable restaurant with wonderfully executed French dishes with a bit of a upbeat twist. Carefully selected ingredients and wine list, wonderful coffee, and well informed and friendly service. Can’t wait to get back.

R
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this Restuarant is fabulous I’ve been going there since they open it’s good for any occasion I recommend it highly to everyone

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place to for a Saturday brunch. The decor, ambience and food were very good. However, the kitchen was a little slow and I was surprised to see a $10 charge for water on our bill. We did agree to "flat" water over "sparkling" water, but that usually denotes tap water, at no charge. The waitress could have been more specific when asking our preference. Otherwise, we enjoyed ourselves very much.

MZ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Instead of making the reservation through the hotel concierge, I used OpenTable that is faster and more convenient. However, it seems the hostess of the restaurant didn't take the app reservation seriously, even after I had put my credit card to secure it. My reservation was for 7 PM, she seated me at 7:45; and only after the interference of the Beekman hotel concierge. She didn't apologize properly, just when I said I was going to write a bad review of the place, a manager came to apologize giving us a charcuterie platter free. I didn't need that, only being treated with respect. I wanted to get a well-made meal and wine and go back to my hotel room. Why wouldn't I recommend Augustine to a friend? Because NY has tons of excellent restaurants and a place of this level can't have a hostess that doesn't do well her job.

CB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Never disappoints.

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SS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Augustine for lunch on a recent trip to NYC. I would defintly go back for dinner its a french restaurant and really captures the feeling of being in France. The food was very good to excellent but would like to go back for dinner before making final judgement. The bar is amazing its a must be seen and experienced.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner.. Although we waited 45 minutes from our reservation time, the hostess , apologized and offered champagne to ease the wait time.. Food was well prepared and delicious.

OT
Stuttgart Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Leider durch die grosse Anzahl von Gästen sehr laut. Sonst alles andere sehr gut. Essen hervorragend, Service unauffällig und sehr gut. Ambiente sehr authentisch. Gerne wieder.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was spotty at best. No assigned waiter causes the issue. One waiter was great but others terrible. Long wait, didn’t bring promised bread basket... I’ll give it a try again maybe but only during no traffic times.

S
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Everyone is friendly. Great ambience

PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the coziest and coolest places to eat in the city, and hard to find value in Wall Street. The ambiance: It gets busy around 6:30PM with after-work crowd and mostly people are in business attire. But the way the restaurant is decorated and thanks to the most welcoming attitude of the staff, you would feel very relaxed. Food & Drinks: Wide selection of yummy dishes (appetizers are decently sized to be shared among 2-3 people, entrees are filling) and full bar that will make magnificent non-alcoholic drinks. Service: Top-notch, servers and manager are there to help you and each other. There is this very easy-going atmosphere that makes this place unique and comfortable - one of the best. Good for: dates, friends gatherings, after work drinks, catching up with friends and family. I haven't yet but will consider an early family dinner with my toddler.

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Just brilliant from the fresh and warm bread to the perfectly sized butternut squash cheesecake. Our server made great suggestions and helped us select the right choices for us. Including the cocktail, Vieux Kingston - highly recommended.

A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, lovely, pleasant service. I would recommend the eggs Augustine. Beautiful interior.

KT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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
16 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
5 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
19 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!!👍