Restaurant August

4.8
7318 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
What 7318 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNelsonC
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, wait staff and kitchen were top shelf!!!! Wonderful menu and wine selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipJohnM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always enjoyed eating at August, always quality food with great service.

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UptownCouple
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. We really liked the set 4-course format with a few options for each course. The Amuse-bouche was incredible. Service and food were top tier. We'll definitely be back.

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Shannon
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. My only complaint was I felt like our meal was rushed. Our first course came out as soon as we ordered. The waiters were on top our table waiting for us to finish to take the plate. If I had my fork down too long they came to take the plate and I was just taking my time eating not finished. I think we had 4 courses in less than an hour. I just wanted to enjoy the dinner but instead it was so fast we couldn’t enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible.. elegant food and top notch service & quality. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience for my girlfriend and myself, CHEERS!!

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J365
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was excellent! Look forward to my next visit

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Boelb
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Food a little pricey. Would have preferred if menu was ala carte. Had a set four course menu which was more courses than we typically eat. Maybe that was an option, but waiter never mentioned it. Next time I would be sure to ask.

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craigm
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent experience at August: my server explained the menu well, and I opted to combine several of the appetizers and firsts: foie gras torchon, followed by the beet salad, and then the crab black and blue, which was very rich and quite enough for a main course. Service was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. There was a bit of confusion about the time of my reservation, but that was quickly solved by texting. All great value for the price. Highly recommended.

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vipMarMar
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and festive tree, excellent food and menu, wonderful service!!

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vipDavid
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most polished sophisticated and creative restaurant in New Orleans.

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NOLAvisit
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful place. ambiance was awesome. service (Mark) was unmatched!
Would definitely recommend!!!

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vipDavidM
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite. We had individual wine pairing by the glass with each course and every one was magnificent. The sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly and gave very good information about the different wines. The service was excellent. All around spectacular dinner.

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Jimmy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely next level service and food. Outstanding experience.

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FaithH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step into the restaurant, you feel right at home. We went over Thanksgiving and they had a beautiful Christmas tree set up that made us feel warm and cozy. The food at August was the best we had in New Orleans. The Chef is just amazing. Whether you order gnocchi or lobster ravioli starters to scallop dinners to delicious desserts, you will not be disappointed. The playlist in the background was wonderful as was our server, who made it.

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AnnC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The price we paid for the prix menu did not worth the value. We paid for $350 for two prix price. The food was not all that good. I would not return to this restuarant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I ordered the skirt steak. It was full of hard grissel. I couldn’t finish it. My husband ordered the red snapper which was very bland . His royal red shrimp salad had no taste. Lobster ravioli was like chewing on cardboard. We excited about going to Restaurant August but left very disappointed in our meal.

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brucem
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to detail is excellent, food and service
All staff are on top you all needs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. Highly recommend

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anthonyc
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !
Superb service !
Awesome experience !
It’s not cheap !!!

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MoniqueH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 60th birthday dinner was superb. As a former chef (and forever foodie) I was in my happy place. Service and dinner even beat my high expectations!

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chuckc
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb

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vipCharlotteG
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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JenOliv
New Orleans
4 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
8 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
8 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
26 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
34 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
25 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
13 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
7 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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Restaurant August is rated 4.8 stars by 7318 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.