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About Restaurant August
Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from The Times-Picayune in the past two years. Food & Wine bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. Gourmet magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday Only, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
August has a parking lot across from the restaurant available for dinner only. There is also available street parking for free after 7 pm and on Sundays.
Todd Pulsinelli, co-owner John Besh
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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At Restaurant August, our Upstairs Private Dining Room can seat 100 or 120 for a reception style event. The Chef's Tasting Room can seat 12 and features a customized Chef's Tasting Menu. Wines can be paired by our sommelier for a more unique experience. Buyouts are also available for up to 300.
Restaurant August Ratings and Reviews
August was by far one of the best meals my fiancé and I have had. The meal, the wine, the ambiance, the staff... it was truly an incredible experience. They went to great lengths to ensure that each portion of the meal was executed perfectly. We had the degustation menu with sommelier pairings and it could not have been better. We will be coming back again.
We had a terrific meal at August. The food, service and ambience were top notch.
The Shrimp Tagliolini and the Red Shrimp Ravigote starters were exceptional . Delicate flavors
and presentation. The entrees , Almondine Scallops and the Wagyu Ribeye exceeded our expectations. And, our Pear and Riesling Sorbet was a perfect ending. Great service by Lawson and Lisa! We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
One of the few restaurants I'd booked through Open Table that I was able to keep during the busy Mardi Gras season-so glad I did. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Food was top notch along with impeccable service- friendly without being stuffy. The building is gorgeous New Orleans. We began our our meal with cocktails-a beet cocktail for me, an old-fashion for him, followed by Foie Gras Three ways. I had the flounder with crab topped with a smooth, velvet Bearnaise sauce and my husband had the Duck.....it was to die for! We shared a bottle of delightful Proseco to top of our anniversary occasion. I would enjoy anything here. August is worth the time and money to celebrate an anniversary OR just to meet with friends in New Orleans. Hope to enjoy again soon.
This is my first time ever leaving a negative response on Open Table. Our experience with the woman sommelier, who was so very incredibly rude to us, made the whole evening miserable. I would like to note that all of the other wait staff especially our waitress was attentive and the service was wonderful for our table.
August had been our favorite restaurant in NOLA for the last few years. We were sadly disappointed in our meal on Thursday. The Maitre' D informed us multiple times we were under a time constraint of and that he needed the table by a certain time. 3 of our 4 appetizers were very nice the chopped salad and the fried oysters, my wife had the Fois Gras 3 ways was sent it back. 3 of the 4 Entrees were poor. One steak we sent back for over cooking and the next steak was under cooked. My duck was no good, poor flavor and bland. The pork dish was good. My wife ate about 1/3 of hers as it was over cooked as well. Wine list is good, and Erin the Somm is wonderful. However we will now look for a new favorite.
We traveled to New Orleans for our 36th wedding anniversary. When we made the reservation they asked if we were celebrating anything, we told them we were. No special arrangements were made because of that so why ask?? I ordered the steak, which happened to be one of their most expensive menu options. Therefore I was expecting over the top delicious! I ordered it cooked medium well, just added not red but pink in the center. It came out mostly red in the center. I just decided not to comment on that. Once I cut and had my first bite, it was so tough I was afraid to swallow. I got my husband to try to make sure it wasn’t just me. He agreed to tough to eat! We told our server, he suggested other menu options. I informed him, if it’s one of your most poplar choices let’s try again! He said it was cooked too long, I would need to go with medium. I said ok. My husband in the mean time was enjoying his fish dish. He had completely finished his entree when they brought mine out. No apologies were made. Never once did Anyone In management come over to offer apologies or any thing else. The second steak was cooked rare!! I ate as much as I could. It was better than the first. They had the audacity to bring out a dessert menu , never offering a complimentary dessert. By this point I was so frustrated that we said no thank you. They brought our bill. No deductions or adjustments were offered or made. My husband and I basically ate our meals individually instead of enjoying it together. That’s what you want on your anniversary. We will not go back!! Too many wonderful options in the city. I’m disappointed in trip advisor with the high ratings that this restaurant was given.
We have eaten here before and it was much better. Overall our food was good. Appetizers were very good...we had the Gnocchi and the Shrimp Eoutefee. Disappointed there were no specials the night we were there. Wife had the Flounder Ponchatrain and said it was pretty good. I had the grouper. The grouper was way over cooked and very dry which pretty much killed the dish for me. Service was a bit slow and somewhat inattentive. Our wine glasses sat empty for very long periods of time. Understandable if they were very busy but that was not the case at all. This was our 2nd time here...one great and one not so great. We may give it one more try next year when we are back in town and hopefully it will be a better outcome.
August is a beautiful, elegant restaurant - no doubt..... old world charm; service perfection - but the food does not always hit the mark, unfortunately. The wine and the shrimp and crab salad we ordered first was delicious - so fresh and absolutely delectable.... but the rest of our meal was sadly mediocre. For example, my husband ordered the shrimp étouffée appetizer.... it was wrapped up in some kind of won tons.... what??? That was not described to us nor expected, and it was not very good. The delicate flounder dish we both ordered as entrees was rather overpowered and mismatched with a strong mushroom topping - not a pleasant pairing in our opinion. The dessert was just okay. Overall - Restaurant August was not worth the tab nor the hype. There are too many restaurants in this town with food that will blow your socks off.... this is not one of them.
Restaurant was very loud, two large groups near our table yelling between them and another table cursing making rude remarks towards each other so loud even people in front dinning room could hear them. My wife found a long hair in her entrée and just stopped eating most of her meal uneaten waitress did not even ask if something was wrong with her food. We dine out a lot and cant say this is a place I would have to go back to.
We chose August to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. It did not disappoint. The service was impeccable. We were welcome with a complimentary toast of champagne and amuse bouche. For dinner we chose the degustation sampler menu. Food was delicious! Dessert was not only plated beautifully but tasted just as great. Ended the evening with a cup of Cafe au lait. It was the best au lait I’ve ever had and I am New Orleans born & raised. A definite must for a fabulous dining experience.
I had been looking forward to this dinner for weeks, what a disappointment. The hostess was rude, the waiter was condescending and rude. However, the sommelier was pleasant.
Our food was just average, nothing special, portions were very small and I considered it expensive. The restaurant is very pretty but not comfortable. We had a terrible table and I booked the reservation over a month ago.
Not going back.
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