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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vipAjma
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
Dining done right

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vipEricR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Mark is great !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our only must-stop restaurant in New Orleans!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun service

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vipjohnr
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a wonderful restaurant! Food and service were both first rate! Tasting menu was really good and you could add whatever you wanted to to it.

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vipDrErrolG
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were all great. Also, it was so nice to be able to have a conversation without the noise level being overwhelming.

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theresaf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was by far our favorite dining experience in NOLA, including our visit to Commander's Palace. We own a Cajan Creole restaurant in NY and we came down for inspiration and ideas and August was oir favorite. Our waiter, Chris was outstanding . We are still talking about the food. We will keep coming back

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StephanieG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most fantastic meal we’ve ever had!

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vipLouis
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was looking for a nice place to celebrate birthdays and I remembered going to August about ten years ago and thinking it was a special restaurant with a wonderful ambiance. We must have been in the back room before because The front room where we sat was overly lit and big - not intimate dining at all. We were served cocktails and wine ( not chilled properly) and we sat there for an hour with no bread - just kept refilling our wine glasses. I finally said we needed to order and please bring bread. My shrimp salad was good but unfortunately was not fresh. My husband’s bisque was ok but not served hot. My husband who never complains about his food said his duck was too rare and not good. My flounder was fair. I think the restaurant has gotten overly pretentious and caters only to tourists - a real shame —I hate to think that unsuspecting tourists will eat there and spend exorbitant amounts of money and think that’s representative of New Orleans. John Besh, I’m very disappointed in you. This restaurant either shouldn’t have your name associated with it or you need to give it more attention.

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TerryP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Robert was our captain did a fantastic job!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Food and wait staff made for most enjoyable evening!!!

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vipParadocs2
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Friend recommended August. Beautiful restaurant Classy place. Very pleasant atmosphere. Great wine list by the glass and bottle. Delightful chef’s starter in an eggshell. Had the shrimp salad. I had the scallops and husband had the flounder. Both were fabulous!! Chris our water gave us excellent service. He recommended the dreamcicle with moscato. It was a divine way to end our wonderful meal. I look forward to returning.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This as our first visit to Restaurant August, received a gift card from a dear friend. First , the waiter and bus service is incredible, fast but not so that you feel being rushed. They are super knowledgeable, they know a lot about the food choices preparation, ingredients, etc. They are very engaging and personable. The food is elegantly prepared, but not pretentious, very tasty and some are quite remarkable. Only one small negative comment, one of the reductions was a bit on the burnt side, bitter tasting. However, this was only a minor distraction, and over all, each dish was well balanced with a good pairing with the sides. This was a special event for us (anniversary) and let me say that it is well worth going there for a special occasion, it is sure to impress. I now wish we has chosen from the Degustation selection, I wish I had been able to taste more of the chef's creation with the wine parings. Our intention is to definitely go back for this. The treats before and after the meal from the chef were awesome and a nice surprise. I have never tasted a chocolate truffle nor a praline so delicious, small bits of the most delicious sweets I have ever eaten. We ordered a dessert, and the chef wrote a cute "Happy Anniversary" message with chocolate on the dish, very nice. As you can see we very much enjoyed the meal. be attentive to the address as the exterior lighting has a lot to be desired, easy to miss at night, also the lighting in the restaurant is very low, so if you are like me and have night vision issues, you will need an aid to read the menu. The bathroom is on the second floor, interesting set up, old New Orleans architecture, so a bit awkward for old people like us. So bottom line, with a very few small criticisms, I would rate this five stars all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch, sorry I haven’t tried this restaurant sooner! Will be back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of our favorites in NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was terrible. It took so long just to get drinks. We were there for two hours and only got one round of drinks with our meal because after we ordered, the waiter never came back. The food was up to par, though.

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vipmorrislaz
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed my dish. Others
Liked but not loved.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was an outstanding host and wait staff. Excellent food; snapper was amazing. Cocktails fresh and light. Lamb was was excellent.

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vipGemgrl
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and quality of the food was excellent. We have traveled al over the world, eating in some of the top restaurants and I consider Restaurant August one of them. This is one of my favorite meals of all time! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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Redheadswife
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant!! Always top notch!!

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vipBunny
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Zelenograd was magical as were all the other servers.. our favorite restaurant in NOLA

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DianeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early birthday celebration for me. We had an add - on person join us and August staff was very accommodating to seat us together. I absolutely love the restaurant and our food was just AMAZING! The gnocchi tasted like I was eating a light “ cloud”! It was not heavy, it was light and just delicious! I grave it right now! It was a beautiful evening with my family , a well- appointed staff, wonderful food, and I will come back to August every chance I get!

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vipDRCMD
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding unique cuisine. Wonderful presentation. Lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal and phenomenal service, definitely a must visit!

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MaryS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and service

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vipSkip
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave in NOLA. Never miss a chance to dine at August. Exquisite dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Service, drinks, and food.

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vipSteve
New Orleans
76 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

August never disappoints. Inventive dishes that satisfy has been their hallmark. We always visit when we are in NOLA.

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MorganC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A unique dining experience that appeals to anyone who wants to be transported through carefully crafted dishes that make all your senses sing

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bambi
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Dedicated and very knowledgeable staff. Great and unforgettable foodie experience. Of course, only in New Orleans

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vipWisteria
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about August. The food is stellar, but the room and service are great too. From the amuse bouche of garlic mushroom egg custard to the salads, crab gnocchi, trout, duck and desserts—the dining is at the highest level but without pretension. Broad wine selection. It’s one of my all time favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a very long time.

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cameyer
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised myself and ordered the veggie tasting with wine pairing and had no regrets!! It was exceptional, we all were thrilled with our meals and will definitely return!

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Bigohh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always blown away by August. Get the degustation and farmers market menu with wine pairings, you will love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Took my wife here for her birthday. Great choice! The food was great and the staff was very attentive but not overbearing. A visit by chef Dover made the lunch perfect. Looking forward to our next visit!

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MikeM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. A true New Orleans experience.

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vipOded
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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vipSalbertsons
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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