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Restaurant August

6134 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday Only, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(504) 299-9777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Pulsinelli, co-owner John Besh
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Cross street
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Parking details
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 6134 People Are Saying
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hysdavid (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Our dining experience was wonderful and we received impeccable service. A beautiful space filled with great food. Thank you for accommodating my dietary needs with delicious vegetarian options. We will dine at Restaurant August again and recommend it to our friends.

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very overpriced for the quantity and quality of food. My advice is to go somewhere else: plates are extremely small the service is not appropriate for the price level and the restaurant interior is just average

vipMnhm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food is delicious. Ordered the beet salad, fried oysters, the venison, the flounder and the pineapple soufflé. Everything was so perfectly prepared and tasted incredibly good. The staff is very friendly.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall, it was a good meal. Unfortunately a few of the courses were overly salty. Everything would have been excellent if not for the amount of salt on the foie gras and the pasta course.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing, had the scallops and was not disappointed

vipdavidm (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

this was one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had in all respects:food, service and setting. I highly recommend it.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of the two or three best in NOLA
Expensive but absolutely worth it

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised to find Restaurant August so perfect. We sat at the wine room and it was quiet and it made a perfect setting to enjoy our wine and our food. Everything that we ordered was superb and beautiful presented. The server was knowledgeable and explained the ingredients in all of the dishes. We will highly recommend this as one of the best New Orleans has to offer.

Daytripper (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day at August and one word describes the experience - OUTSTANDING !! Every item on the menu was tempting. However, my duck breast was the best I've ever had. And although the portion seems to be average sized when served - I was stuffed upon finishing it. My wife had the diver scallops (3) and again was stuffed upon finishing it and the sides. The best thing about the restaurant is the service. CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS ! A wine or water glass was kept filled at always the appropriate time. Anything you needed seemed to be anticipated by the staff. Plus, everyone was very knowledgeable. The sommelier was great. We had a flight of Madeira and were not disappointed since it was from a special Portuguese producer from which this vintage is no longer available. A large amount of it was purchased by Restaurant August and won't last forever. Although it was an expensive dinner, it was well worth it. Don't hesitate to celebrate special occasions here. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !!

vipSteve (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Always a treat to dine at August. Their take on New Orleans dishes like the shrimp “etouffe” that was done with Asian type dumplings is always wonderful. Service is impeccable and the food quality and presentation is top notch.