Restaurant August

4.8
7326 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7326 people are saying
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Lizzie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good and uniquely New Orleans. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. We went for 30th. Anniversary!! Enjoyed every minute of. Liz

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing amd the sercice was unparalled.

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SteveF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to end everything was divine.
Highly recommend this chefs food

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ColinC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, quality service, quality venue. If you are looking for a place to have that special meal this is it!

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ChrisP
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, spectacular food, very attentive and friendly service. The menu may strike some as a little limited but there is always something for all tastes. The bar is dark and cozy and, I think, unappreciated, maybe because the food is so good. This is a great place if you want to impress someone with the best in dining atmosphere.

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
115 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT!! Food,wine,service were spot on. And kudos to the Somelier for her help in selecting the wine. It was a great choice

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vipBrendaB
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner.

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ElaineG
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! They treated us very well for our anniversary and provided great recommendations when we weren't sure what to get. The chocolate soufflé was probably the best dessert we ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food beautiful experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday. Everyone was so attentive, wished him a Happy Birthday. It was a lovely night.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at August was nothing short of phenomenal. It was the best culinary experience of our lives, paired with a beautiful ambiance, and attentive servers, we will be comparing all other dining experiences to this one.

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DonaldM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipGayW
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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Che7077
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything the was perfect. The wait staff was amazing and welcoming. The food was superb. My date ordered the crab bisque which was delicious. I order the fried oysters which were cooked perfectly, crisp on the outside and the inside the was oyster was soft an steamed in its juices. Yum!! For entrees we ordered the Steak which was also cooked perfectly and delicious and the flounder which I enjoyed. I would say maybe a little less on the leeks, but overall the flounder itself was cooked nicely. Definitely, an awesome experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surpassed expectations. Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Front of house extremely rude - wait staff quite friendly. Food was inedibly salty. Total waste of money with higher quality/better value options in New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!

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FunnyFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time there & my son's first time. It was an enjoyable experience. The staff, food & atmosphere was excellent. I will return when I come back to NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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BetsyH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. One of our guests, who was there for the first time, said he was going to make Restaurant August his new favorite New Orleans restaurant.

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MariahR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Staff was friendly and we got our food so fast. There were a couple of complimentary dishes we didn’t expect. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner! Will go back

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vipOdell
New Orleans
544 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food remains good but very expensive. Service is excellent. Portions are small. We have been coming for many years, and just not the same. In the past you could park across the street. All the parking near is taken by hotels. If you drive you will park several blocks away. Use a cab or uber only. Very strange that what is supposed to be one of the top restaurants in New Orleans does not have valet parking.

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Maxx
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We decided to eat at August for my partners birthday dinner. I was overall very pleased with our whole experience. The service was outstanding and hospitable. The head waiter Mark made our evening lovely. The wines were all reasonably priced and delicious. We had the 5 course tasting menu. The courses were traditional French/creole inspired and presented very well. My only complaint was that the chef used so much butter it overpowered a couple dishes. So much so I asked if they could use less butter for our last course and it then was perfect. If you like butter and rich rich dishes then this isn’t a bad thing. For me It was too much butter. To each their own though. Dessert course was perfect. Pastry knows how to get the job done. I would recommend august for a lovely dining experience. I just wish the courses had some more vegetables to balance the excessive richness.

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vipVicFromLouisiana
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th anniversary there. We do not live in New Orleans so we planned a night there just to go to this restaurant. We love tasting menus and they have a vegetarian one for my wife. It was outstanding as always. The sommelier managed the wines for each course and she picked well and was a delight to talk with. All staff were masked and no one pulled it down to talk with us. Both is us have been vaccinated and this extra bit of protection made us feel very safe as well.

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vipKirbyP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The last two times my wife and I dined, we returned three of our four entrees as they were under cooked. We expect to eat our meals at the same time.
However a wonderful young lady that was not serving our table, noticed the issue both times and did a wonderful job in trying to correct the issue.
Call me if you can to discuss details. Kirby Pecot 337-344-8489

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vipdwbwriter
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last great formal-attire, five-star service, life-changing cuisine, non-tourist-pandering restaurant in New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food ,the service,the ambiance all impeccable!

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to August for years and the food has always been excellent.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service were outstanding! The gnocchi was out of this world! You will not be disappointed at Restaurant August.

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vipGeorgeB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

prices are way too high for the extremely small portions that are served- I walked out with a much lighter wallet and still hungry

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vipErikaC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably best dinner we have had… got the chefs tasting menu and it was definitely the way to go!! Will go here everyone in NOLAA!

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MARYANNEF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is well worth it ! Everything was wonderful. Staff was informative, food exquisite and overall just one of the best places I've been to in New orleans ! I will always tell people to visit this gem when they're in the area

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vipEddieR
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service with Warren, Mark & Tashia. Every course we had was absolute perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, or just to treat yourself!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an experience. All four of us enjoyed the chef’s tasting with wine pairings. Every course was phenomenal and the sommelier, Erin, stopped by our table at each pairing to explain how the wine paired with the dish. If you’re in New Orleans, this should be a MUST on your “to do” list.

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vipEvaChicago
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a place that’s been open for so long, it still continues to delight with every bite! The gnocchi and flounder are superb, but everything else is delicious as well. Bravo!

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vipDuaneS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Place!!

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vipGASteve
Richmond
88 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chef's tasting menu. Both the regular menu and the tasting menu were different from what appeared online. The amuse bouche, served in an egg shell, was excellent. All 5 courses of the tasting menu were delicious, but the blue crab gnocchi with the black truffles and the flounder were exquisite, with the chilled tomato soup "running close behind." The service was fantastic as well. The chef's culinary skills were on display throughout the meal. Of my 9 meals in New Orleans (at GW Fins, The Grill Room, Restaurant R'evolution, Brennan's, Galatoire's, Peche, the Court of Two Sisters, Herbsaint and Restaurant August), I rate Restaurant August, Restaurant R'evolution and GW Fins as the best 3, with the courses at Restaurant August being slightly more refined.

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Restaurant August is rated 4.8 stars by 7326 OpenTable diners.

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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.