Restaurant August

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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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Dallas
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The food and service are always outstanding. We had Waygu steak and flounder for main courses. Both were excellent. We asked for wine pairings with each course, and the Sommelier didn’t disappoint.

TX
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and so so so flavorful and different. I loved every bite. Service was impeccable

CB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Anniversary and nothing special was offered

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fantastic food! Period.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow . I admit I was on an emergency call from home when the server came to take our drink order but waited about 20 minutes for drinks , another 20 until dinner orders were taken about 15 minutes and bread came shortly before the amuse Bouche . However my appetizer and main made up for it as it was beyond delicious . Still remains my favorite restaurant when In the French Quarter .

b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Amber was great. Food was terrific

BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Se

F
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had eaten at restaurant August two other separate occasions, but not for several years. I was very pleased to re-experience the excellent food and service of this highly acclaimed restaurant. The wait staff were extremely attentive and informative. The food was superb! The foie three ways was sublime, as was the crab tagliatelle and crispy oyster appetizers. Our party ordered various entrées with combinations of fish and lamb, all of which were perfectly cooked and divine! The six of us in our party were extremely satisfied with the experience and will definitely plan to return.

JB
Tucson
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bring a sweater. Food very good with nice extras. Servers very friendly and knowledgeable. An amuse Boucher, custard in an eggshell was heavenly.

AW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and everything was delicious!

BL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before a Mardi Gras ball, and it was absolutely amazing. The gnocchi and tagliatelle appetizers were some of the best dishes I’ve ever had, and the Wagyu strip was outstanding. Dessert (coffee and donuts ice cream) was to die for. I cannot rave about this meal enough.

JL
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. Superb. Maybe my new fave in New Orleans.

JK
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! That food and service were top notch, as usual. Hard to pick a “favorite” in NOLA, but this is it!

BB
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first heard about Restaurant August while watching Top Chef - New Orleans. We knew we wanted to check it out on our next trip to NOLA.

We ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu with paired wine and we were blown away by the quality of the food and wine we were served. One of the best dining experiences of our lives. We will definitely be back and have recommended August to many of our friends who are in town this week.

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. It’s a little hard to park so I’d recommend a taxi if possible but once we finally got there, it was fabulous!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of the best restaurants in town. It is a great date night spot

ML
Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel enough to know this is one of the best restaurants on the Planet

CH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!!! This place will not disappoint.

k
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly fabulous dining experience. Our party of 4 selected the degustacion menu with the wine parings. Every aspect of the meal was great. Service was top notch. The building that houses the restaurant is very unique. You will not go wrong dining here and will leave full of memories and great food.

AO
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best dining experience we have had in, literally, years. The food, cocktails, service, ambience were all outstanding. This was an expensive dinner out, but truly memorable.

JK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome in every detail

J
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The degustation menu was one of the top 5 meals of my life.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Took my wife for a special night to reconnect and both were impressed. The staff was super attentive and knowledgeable. The Somm was brilliant. Patrick was our lead waiter and was a superstar.

The next time we come back to New Orleans this is on the top of our list to return and have a wonderful meal.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in the French Quarter for 30 years and , since the departure of longtime chef John Besh, it was with great trepidation that I made reservations for lunch at August. I shouldn’t have been worried because it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in New Orleans in recent memory...and I dine out a LOT! From the cuisine to the service to the ambience, everything was stars. The petite fried oysters with caviar in white sauce was so good that we ordered another serving. The grilled scallops and hangar steak was as beautifully presented as it was delicious. And Steven, our server, offered superb attention to every detail. If you want a dining experience that you won’t find in your hometown and want to experience real New Orleans cuisine and service, this is the place for you. It was the most unparalleled afternoon dining out That I know you will enjoy immensely too. 👏👏👏

PL
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit New Orleans about once a year for one reason or another and this is the best restaurant in the city. Food is superb. Most of the old line restaurants are resting on their rather thin laurels and no longer make the cut. This place is creative and fabulous

t
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I will try it again, MAYBE. Last year it was SO good and this year was very disappointing. I promised a client a fancy lunch and we received bread that was too hard to eat, cold butter, an amuse bouche that was half roasted garlic and half mushroom foam in an egg (business diners cannot eat a pile of garlic in the middle of the day), and the food arrived so late that almost everyone in the room (dining separately, but attending the same conference) were now running late.

And while we both ordered burgers, the turn time was 40 minutes, and the amuse bouche was a nice offer, was just a tool to placate us, and we had to turn it down.

It's a beautiful, quiet, and dignified location in an area of NOLA that's touristy and frustrating, and it's too bad the food sunk to the level of anything avail along Canal.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal all around, our waiter was super professional and solicitous. team wait staff was excellent as we went through the meal.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Captain at our table was brilliant and professional. We had been out all day, so we were exhausted and our dinner experience was cut short due to my guests being extremely fatigued.
The Food and Experience at August was Brilliant. Thank You.

C
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for someone looking for a gourmet dinner. Not your typical New Orleans cuisine. Definitely a step up from the typical restaurant. Great presentation on every plate.

EN
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. We had a delicious dinner and the wait staff were very knowledgeable and great with recommendations. My husband had a lamb loin and I had a great piece of fish with crab. We were too full for dessert.

MM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic fine dining with excellent rich tasting plates. Recommend 💯

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We ate at August last summer and were very much impressed with service and the quality of the food
So much so that we invited friends from houston to join us in the special experience w us again
However this time it was very different
We were seated at a small table at the door to the kitchen very uncomfortable and tight seating
I ordered chopped salad and received some kind of partially cooked veggies that had not taste!
My husband ordered NY strip it was rubbery and tasteless
Overall not rushing to book again any time soon
Very disapointing

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff with incredible food. Has a great ambiance for a date night or business meeting. They also have a beautiful banquet room for large parties.

TB
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great lunch spot for business or pleasure, tourists and locals. Everything was perfectly portioned, perfectly seasoned, and perfectly prepared. The service is always top notch, though this visit it was rather difficult to get in/out within an hour due to dessert being delayed (worth the wait! Save room for the sweet end to a perfect meal!). This is a great tried and true spot where there's something on the menu for everyone that will leave your pallet pleased. Granted, this can be a pricey stop so I recommend the lunch special as a way to keep the experience more affordable. That said, the atmosphere is gorgeous and not noisy at all if you're looking for a quieter spot to have a conversation.

DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Captain Robert, Sommelier and food was amazing. Food is very expensive! But would definitely go again.

FA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

August usually has great service, even though sometimes a table of ladies need to insist on not being seated at the back. Tonight was terrible service for two ladies. We had a bottle of wine that wasn’t finished when we paid the check. You all can and have done better.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just okay, I won’t go back.

FB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

While the dining room was attractive and pleasant, our 'space' was chillingly cold....but none of the staff ever came by to check on our experience. In like manner, the staff failed to EVER check in with us regarding the quality of our food...they brought the plates but NEVER came back. Thus, at the end of the meal I requested to speak with the manager and shared my discouragement at their rudeness...as well as the poor quality of some of the presentations. I shared with the manager that I was disappointed and could never speak well of August...and that this distressed me as I had looked forward to the meal after reading previous reviews. Restaurants come and restaurants go... FKB

MH
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed August. The room was elegant. The service was excellent without being pretentious. And the food was fabulous. If I am ever in NO LA again, it will be 0n my list of places to return.