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Restaurant August

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$50 and over
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Contemporary French / American
August is a Contemporary Creole restaurant creating unique dishes with a focus on Louisiana ingredients and inspired by classical training. Located in a historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans’ Central Business District, the main dining room caters to the most unique dining experience. The interior is rich with original architectural details, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring columns, mahogany paneling and antique mirrors.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7297 people are saying
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chuckc
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb

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vipCharlotteG
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious,but really rich,a little too much cream sauce.

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JenOliv
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

August is amazing- the service is impeccable and the food is divine. Even in the pandemic it feels special!

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vipCCSPhila
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mark as our host. He knew it was our anniversary from a previous visit. He was fabulous. Everything was flawless. Fine dining but not fussy.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sommelier was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable with no pretentiousness. Her recommendation was spectacular and she could have easily sold me a more expensive bottle. Very open and willing to talk, share her knowledge. Food excellent as always. Duck was best I’ve ever eaten. Service was impeccable. Never anything but exceptional. 6th time dining at August, twice since Covid. Excellent effort at safe public dining.

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vipObiWan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mostly delicious meal, but the chef has an obsession with finishing salt which made its way onto every dish, including every single dessert . Yummy soft shell crab but disappointing, way too salty veal chop.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We were celebrating our one year anniversary! The food was delicious and the waiter was amazing. The manager on the other hand was straight garbage and completely ruined the night. First off, he looked borderline homeless. His hair was greasy and constantly in his face. We honestly thought he was a busser in a dirty tuxedo. He tried taking our plates of our second course when we politely said no and that we were still working on it he threw his hands up then slapped them on him legs then shook his head and walked away. To top it off when my wife got up to use the restroom. He yelled at her across the entire “fine dining” restaurant to put her mask on or get out! Then said she gave attitude in response! In actuality she was just shocked and confused that it he was even talking to her (because it was completely across the entire restaurant) and in such a manner! It was absolutely appalling. I do not recommend this place to anyone and I will never go here again. Completely unprofessional.

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viptonyaj
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went out of their way to make the evening perfect! Every dish was better than the next!

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vipRickE
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the absolute best. Managed with best Southern style and the service is beyond expectations. You won’t find a menu anywhere like it. Never disappoints.

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vipAoayo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great. Fine dining at its New Orleans best.

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WendyG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. The server staff knew their stuff and made excellent recommendations based on my questions. The food was so amazing. Delicious and put together rather well. Very pleasing to the palate and the eye. Will return again if I ever get back to New Orleans!

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EatOutAlot
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for a special night out on a special occasion.

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vipWorldTravler
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and dining room are all top-notch. They were clearly prepared to protect diners from Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was originally listed on Coolinary website; then when we arrived, we were told they were not participating. We stayed anyway and enjoyed the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The food was amazing too. Highly recommended.

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vipNolacouple
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Top notch service and every bite of food was absolutely perfectly prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. They highlight regional cuisine and take it to the next level of sophistication. Very well done and they made us feel welcome.

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vipLizabeth
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The cocktails were wonderful and Mark left us alone to enjoy it!! Elise and Mark were great servers. The gnocchis with truffles were amazing as was the soft shell. My husband’s lamb and risotto was also remarkable. We’ve already made our next reservation.

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vipSharonR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed that it was a set menu. There was a mess up with one of my courses but the staff took care of it immediately. The food was delicious as always but look forward to when al carte will be back

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vipBobby
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are only offering a 4 course prefix menu which is quite expensive (nearly $400 for 2 with one drink each and tip). Some of the dishes were wonderful- the Royal Red shrimp with vegetables, the lobster ravioli, and some were just ok - the shrimp bisque was muddy, the soft shell crab was so-so. Service was good. Good but not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Gorgeous restaurant / incredible food / amazing service. A very special treat!

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OwenG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the City;

Top quality food, very well prepared, excellent service.

Always a wonderful experience

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Nick
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing, definitely a must visit restaurant in New Orleans, possibly the world. Get the gnocchi, it is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stop in New Orleans just to have dinner here.

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vipMarMar
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful meal. Our server was Mark and he was amazing.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
489 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Usually one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. August is a slow time even without the virus. The food was not up to their usual standards. We eat here 2-3 times a year. We will come back of course, but not one of their best nights. Service is always very good

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vipluvfud
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Veal chop was sous vide and grilled and presented above medium rare as ordered. A little chewy. Lamb sirloin fantastic. Pasta course amazing. Service impeccable. Shrimp remoulade great/foie gras was delicious. Memorable night.

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vipCatherineD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always 100%. Food was excellent. Perfect place for a romantic date night.

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vipBarbara
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

August used to be one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Unfortunately, the present four course prix fixe menu is too much - too expensive and too much food. The first two courses were delicious but rich enough to make a meal. My main course, red snapper, was overcooked and mushy in texture. Another diner’s soft shell crab was good, but no better than fried crab at a beach shack. Doberge cake was uninteresting but we ate a bite or two with the coffee. I left the snapper- not worth bringing home. Won’t be back until the a la carte menu returns.

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vipFQResident
New Orleans
93 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant August is one of our favorite restaurants and we are so glad they are open. Understandably the menu is not as extensive as in pre COVID days but its still has enough choices. Food and service are always top notch and its such a nice place to enjoy fine dining. They take COVID restrictions and operations seriously so we feel comfortable going there. Bottom line is August is still a gem to be enjoyed

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so amazing. I cannot criticize anything about the taste. My veal chop was unsatisfactory but everything else was over the top. The price is a bit steep but I understand why they're having to charge what they charge right now.

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Jessica
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Absolute perfection in every way.

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kew9
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Wonderful food, excellent service, beautiful dining room. My favorite restaurant.

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
240 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual. Great food and service.

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vipBCDN
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food and service is always wonderful. Alexis was amazing!

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vipGinaW
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!!

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vipDavidT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food with a 4 course prix fix menu but bring your black card. The meal is worth it as it was delicious and generous portions but be prepared for the sticker shock when the bill comes. The gnocchi is amazing and so was the veal chop. The desserts were incredible too (I recommend the blueberry brown butter tart). Take a date to impress or the wife for an anniversary dinner she wont forget.

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JAMESS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Quite pricey but for a special occasion it was a great experience.

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vipMoose
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very disappointing. I have eaten at August three previous times and this was clearly a different and disturbing visit. Service was awful-no one poured wine after the initial pour, plates remained on the table for a long time, and courses were service in a rushed and sterile manner. The gnocchi was broken and salty (I have had this dish twice before, so I know what it should be. The breading on the sot shell crab was very heavy and the same as what was on the oyster appetizer--neither of which were good. The veal chop was excellent, but it should have been for the price, although it was medium well, not medium as ordered. At more than $150/person, exclusive of wine, I was very disappointed. Sure, it's a pandemic and the restaurant by their own admission was at 1/2 of the staff, but I did not see 1/2 the price. Given the fact that this was a "big event" for me, and our first dining-out experience since March, my wife and I were crushed....too bad.

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Restaurant August is rated 4.8 stars by 7297 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant August does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/augustrestaurant/giftcards.

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.