Restaurant August

4.8
7411 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 7411 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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shelleyc
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of my life! Exquisite food, beautiful atmosphere, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medical school graduation

MK
vipMacKenzieD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on vacation to NOLA and needed to try an Emeril’s restaurant. We picked August and so glad we did. The tasting was delicious, staff was super knowledgeable and the entire experience was so amazing. I cannot stop thinking about the cauliflower soup either! Seriously, such a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely outrageous! Impecable food and service

GK
vipGKay
Houston
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant and dining experience in New Orleans. Never disappoints.

DM
vipDavidM
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at a gold standard of the NOLA food scene.

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Brink
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just spectacular, first time back since the pandemic...service, food quality and taste wonderful, and especially Erin, Sommelier, good to be back again!—

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TrevorC
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was amazing with attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

PA
vipPeterA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years - usually only once or twice a year- the experience is consistently excellent. Magnificent place.

EJ
EhabJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stayed a week in New Orleans. It was a food vacation. I went out to eat every where. I am glad I saved August for last. You can not top August. Elegant fine dinning at its best. Flavors are out of this world. The ambience is wonderful. I was waited on hand and foot by everyone including their sommelier. But don't let them having a sommelier intimidate you. This restaurant should be on everyone's list. Locals and tourists alike. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a dining experience. From the opener to the finisher, it was delightful in every way. Great service! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation, excellent quality.
Can’t wait to come back.

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RobertC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding service. It would have given it 5stars but had to demerit due to over salting of the cauliflower soup and horrible lighter fluid taste on the charred rapini. Also the steak was tough. Highly recommend the gnocchi w black truffle and the foie gras.

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Stephanie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! A great experience and lovely staff. Thank you.

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vipVictoriaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were high quality and amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We had made the reservation a month in advance and were put in a dark corner for the planned birthday dinner. Our server was very nice & helpful to make the dining experience nice. 2 people ordered the soft shell crabs which were smothered in a pecan pie topping completely loosing the beautiful flavor of the crabs in a sweet, sticky sauce. The server did not come back after meals were served to check on guest satisfaction which should be routine in a restaurant of this stature. Just truly disappointed that Besh buried the crabs in that sauce rather than complementing the natural flavor.

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MacC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mixed reviews at the table for the food. Some courses were excellent while others were disappointing. Didn't live up to its billing, but certainly above average in the main.

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vipBourguignon
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightful dining experience. Great food, very professional yet friendly service, nothing stiff, worth a special trip.

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viprogerm
Miami
100 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We hadnt been in several years. The setting is beautiful. Our waiter was very efficient, but was robotic in his approach and there was absolutely no warmth or personality. The soft crabs were very good, but overpriced. The strawberry dessert was delicious. Too bad the portion was so small. We were a bit disappointed. Given the competition in NoLa, not sure we will be back.

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TeraC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at August was perfect. We indulged in the Chef's tasting menu and a wine pairing, and we could not have had a better experience. The staff was knowledgeable and experienced, and the atmosphere was perfect. One of the best meals and experiences we've ever had. Highly recommend!

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ZachJ
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in New Orleans

KK
vipKatKat
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with friends

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vipAnnieY
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent; service was totally subpar for this caliber of restaurant. The well dressed asian gentleman was great, but only saw him for 2 brief moments. The remainder seems like inexperienced servers and runners that simply came to the table to ask for our order and tell us a cursory review of what we were eating. It may have been the staff members we had bc I heard a very friendly and informative older gentleman explaining the course to a neighboring table but maybe the excellent service is only awarded to those ordering the pre fix meal. Very disappointing given the food tasted excellent.

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vipEXCEPTIONAL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best stop of our trip in New Orleans. Totally unique sights and tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. The only thing we wish they would have done was slow down. We got the degustation. We felt rushed!! We didn’t have time to savor each course and talk about it before they brought the next one out. We have been many times and never felt this rushed. Paying $110+ a person, you want to enjoy each moment.

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vipTomB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

August should consider hiring additional help. We've been 5 or 6 times over the years and this visit was not as excellent as the prior visits. Had to wait about 15 minutes for our bill although we were in the front room. The menu also appeared significantly more limited than prior visits.

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Birdie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not just a dinner it is an experience! The staff professionalism while still being unpretentious...impeccable. I will make this a monthly visit from here on out and will relay the positive feedback to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely Birthday and evening out💕

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And outstanding experience. Every plate was exquisite. 100% recommended

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MarthaA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful--especially the crawfish appetizer and the wonderful chocolate dessert! This was probably the best dessert I have ever had ANYWHERE--the perfect combination of sweet but not too sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy, chocolately without being cloying, and amazingly light--it was heavenly! Service was on spot as well. We will keep Restaurant August on our short list when visiting NOLA from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible Anniversary dinner here. Everyone was amazing. And the food was delectable!

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vipLizabeth
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service as well as food. Mark and Alise (among others) made it special.I must give Erin a special shout out for her wine pairings. She is an extremely knowledgeable Sommelier and her selections made the evening. We will definitely be back.

LR
vipLauraR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had here was off the charts!

JB
JenB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and the service was incredible!

RL
RosemaryL
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday. After being seated the waitress came and introduced herself and said we’d be served by her and another gentleman. After that however, we were left there a very long time before anyone came to see if we’d like a drink or anything. The restaurant was freezing which also didn’t make me feel very comfortable even though I had a wrap over my dress. My husband finally gave me his jacket to wear! After this initial feeling of being ignored things improved greatly so I’ll put it down to them being very busy at that time! The amuse bouche was one of the best we’ve ever had. The food here was outstanding. Every dish was spectacular. The gnocchi was fantastic. The whipped chocolate ganache was divine. We like to have long, slow meals and this was one of those. However, I do feel that an initial welcome with a drinks menu and water should not take so long where you begin to wonder if they remember you’re there. I thought there would be a cozier ambience and maybe that’s the case with their inner room.

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richardf
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make Restaurant August the final place to have dinner before returning home. Consistently a top notch experience. Can't wait to return!

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WhitneyD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each did the chef's selection with additional sommelier wine pairings. Erin White was incredibly interactive and explained each different wine to us, along with how they paired with each incredible dish!

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RayS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is complex without being precious and among the finest I have had in NO; service and ambiance are excellent. Highly recommended but very expensive.

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AngCleve
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was exceptional. Will 100% be back!

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vipCatherine
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food what more do you need; our favorite restaurant in Nola!

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Restaurant August is rated 4.8 stars by 7411 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.