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Late August, Houston, TX

Late August

4.7
4.7
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Late August name derives from the joyful time of year when the Sears catalog would arrive at your doorstep, bringing a deep desire and wonderment to all who would receive it and begin feverishly circling the items that would hopefully arrive for Christmas.

Our restaurant, set in the previous Historic Downtown Sears building, seeks to bring that same wonder to guests through its atmosphere, service, and cuisine. Echoing the mission of Lucille's Hospitality, which is committed to “Serving the Past, Feeding the Future,” Late August’s menu explores the culinary heritages of Chef Chris Williams and Chef Sergio Hidalgo by bringing the dishes and flavors from both their youths and the experiences to date creating a culturally culinary celebration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 993-6200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Private party facilities
    Explore our private dining experience for every occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Danny Davis: (832) 780-9879
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Cross street
    Fannin
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Experiences

  • Chef's Table

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a unique culinary adventure - Chef's Table, a family-style dining experience | Enjoy a curated 5-course menu prepared by Chef Sergio Hidalgo | Available for party sizes between 6-10 guests | $75/person without wine pairing or $100/person with wine pairing (excluding tax and gratuity) | Available for lunch and dinner daily
    Chef's Table Photo

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. JG2014

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything amazing, from the chicken with mole to the ribs with achiote, the tortillas, all great!! Keep up the good job!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The party next to us was boisterous and loud. The bus boy was a little too aggressive in clearing plates. Everyone was warm and friendly. I’ll go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming atmosphere and great service with a smile. The food choices were limited, but unique preparation and portions made for a delicious meal. I’ll be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service are wonderful, over the top! This was our second time to dine here. My only negative comment was that the manager corrected our server for a very minor thing in front of us. That shows a problem with the manager, not the server.

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  5. Mark

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here so we explored a bit. The fry bread and chorizo hummus was delicious, almost addictive. We stopped (there were only two of us) but only so we wouldn't fill up on bread. The spicy caesar salad was equally amazing...we didn't leave any of that one on the plate. We tried the chile relleno and the steak was amazing. The Navaho donuts proved to be a nice sweet finish. We are ready to go back and try the rest of the menu!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. ElizabethH

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The drumstick appetizer was out of this world fantastic. My son enjoyed the seafood platter but limited amount provided. Chili rellenos were lacking flavor. Red beans and rice were nothing special. Fry bread was good. So it was a mixed experience. I like the midtown location and free parking.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. ZBar512

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Late August is a great new spot with a very unique menu that is short, to the point and each dish has clearly been well thought out. We thought the Chicken drumettes, orecchiette, Cabrito stew and fry bread were amazing and standout dishes/items without a doubt! The A1 strip loan was cooked well but just overall very hard to chew/eat and was not very good unfortunately. Further, service is definitely a work in progress as is the kitchen as our dishes came out a bit out of order and we were charged for dessert when we didn’t order dessert (I didn’t notice until I got home). Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and the experience and looking forward to coming back once they’ve worked out a few of the kinks!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. mimiS

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Often one has a meal, not often does one have an experience! Everything here clicked - menu, service, and, most importantly the FOOD!! This was just GOOD!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Nelliep

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience at Late August. We were warmly greeted upon entering and immediately noticed the beautiful decor. We had made a reservation, but the place was empty so we had our pick of places to sit. We both ordered cocktails and they were both very good. Our waiter approached and asked what the name was on the reservation, upon telling him he reprimanded us for not sharing that we were celebrating a birthday. He brought us champagne to mark the occasion! We loved the Mole Chicken Drummies--Delicious. For entrees we had the LA seafood barbecue and the Chile Relleno. Both were very flavorful and portion sizes were perfect! Service the entire evening was stellar.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super nice find. True to Mexican cooking traditions with thier own flair ! Priced super reasonably and excellent wine menu!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Nice vibe. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tasty. Wine is interesting. Excellent value and experience.

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  12. DatQueenCandace

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience in every way!! Limited characters here so check out Yelp for a more detailed review of more than the food. I had the Texas Ceasar, Smoked Chicken Drumettes, A1 Basted Strip Loin and Navajo Doughnuts. All excellent! All beautifully plated and contrary to some of the reviews I've read I feel like portions are generous for the quality and price point. -Texas Ceasar - The overall freshness of the ingredients was the highlight of this dish, not only the fruits and vegetables, but the croutons! The croutons had a unique taste unlike any I've had before and just set the salad off. They could sell these separately as a snack/ gift item. I typically order my salad dressing on the side and appreciate that the greens were not tossed/drenched with the dressing. The dressing was nice and light in flavor, highlighting the quality produce. -Smoked Chicken Drumettes - Holy Mole! LOL... the mole sauce on these was marvelous, full of complex flavor/spice, but not heat. Loved the addition of the crackling garnish for a little variance in texture. -A1 Basted Strip Loin - This is the best steak I've had in a long time (possibly ever). I ordered the steak medium well and the chefs new the assignment. Typically, when I order this cook at restaurants I am offered a basically burnt grey/brown steak which I accept because I prefer this over a bloody steak, but not this time. Gorgeous crusty exterior and buttery (but not bloody) interior with subtle, soft smokey sable pink center ombre-ing into brown - and the steak was not the sole highlight for me. I loved the chimichurri sauce and the pickled cucumber and tomato - reminded me of my favorite summer salad/garnish growing up. The Yucca steak fries hit also. They were perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy/tender on the inside. -Navajo Doughnuts - Reminiscent of both a beignet and a version of sopapilla that I've had... Highway Vodka & Cherry cocktail and Biancospino were great for my sweet bubbly drink pref.

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  13. JulieC

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and enjoyed the attentions of bartender Nicholas - he served his excellent Mansa Musa cocktail, adjusted slightly to address a preference for less sweet beverages. Our meal included outstanding gumbo, equally as delicious and delicate crudo, the field pea hummous, barbecued seafood with fry-bread, excellent strip loin, and a very tasty cucumber salad. Each course was a winner! We will definitely return.

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  14. Philip

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. The food is amazing, well-balanced and flavorful. The service was excellent, and the space is very comfortable.

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  15. HungryBeast

    Houston

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance were wonderful. I wasn’t sure about the menu offerings at first but gave it a go and all dishes were great. Oxtail soup, gumbo, smash burger, drumlettes, crudo and chili rellano….Danny along with our waitress were wonderful. We are looking forward to returning

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  16. AlexN

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner, everything was so good and service was great. We met one of the owners and he could not have been more friendly and inviting. We'll definitely go back!

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  17. DonD

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, interesting selections. Stuffed poblano and burger were outstanding.

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  18. willardb

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of four shared a number of appetizers. The flounder ceviche was not as tender as I expected but the flavor was good. The fried bread was delicious with the field pea hummus. The ribs were also very good. We'll come back next time for the main courses. They look delicious. Reasonably priced wine list.

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  19. Kelly

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was great! The service was great! The drinks were on point. I just wished it was closer to my house. Oh, and the gumbo was really good.👌

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a birthday luncheon for 10 guest and was given the private dining room! Service and food was excellent! Had the Smash Burger & Lemon Drop.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You are MISSING out if you don’t run to eat here. (And no I am not paid to say this!!!) We have been dying to go and finally made our way before a rockets game. I can not explain how good this place is, how amazing their service is, and their attention to detail. We had the following: Drumettes, Cesar, greens, oxtail, and la seafood. Honestly, first time I’ve ever walked away saying I LOVED everything on the menu. RUN, don’t walk to go eat there. You’re missing out!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate here on some kind of opening night (maybe the first dinner service?). Food was excellent, service calm and professional. Ambiance was elegant. Strongly recommended!

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  23. Sharon

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect service, wonderful gumbo and delicious beignets.

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  24. EmileB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit more bang for the buck please. I do understand I came during the soft opening

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FAQs

Late August is rated 4.7 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Late August

4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002-9620

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fannin
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Phone number
    (713) 993-6200
  • Private party facilities
    Explore our private dining experience for every occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Danny Davis: (832) 780-9879
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