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Restaurant August

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$50 and over
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7271 people are saying
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vipMarMar
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipluvfud
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Veal chop was sous vide and grilled and presented above medium rare as ordered. A little chewy. Lamb sirloin fantastic. Pasta course amazing. Service impeccable. Shrimp remoulade great/foie gras was delicious. Memorable night.

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vipCatherineD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always 100%. Food was excellent. Perfect place for a romantic date night.

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vipBarbara
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

August used to be one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Unfortunately, the present four course prix fixe menu is too much - too expensive and too much food. The first two courses were delicious but rich enough to make a meal. My main course, red snapper, was overcooked and mushy in texture. Another diner’s soft shell crab was good, but no better than fried crab at a beach shack. Doberge cake was uninteresting but we ate a bite or two with the coffee. I left the snapper- not worth bringing home. Won’t be back until the a la carte menu returns.

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vipFQResident
New Orleans
93 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant August is one of our favorite restaurants and we are so glad they are open. Understandably the menu is not as extensive as in pre COVID days but its still has enough choices. Food and service are always top notch and its such a nice place to enjoy fine dining. They take COVID restrictions and operations seriously so we feel comfortable going there. Bottom line is August is still a gem to be enjoyed

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so amazing. I cannot criticize anything about the taste. My veal chop was unsatisfactory but everything else was over the top. The price is a bit steep but I understand why they're having to charge what they charge right now.

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Jessica
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Absolute perfection in every way.

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kew9
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Wonderful food, excellent service, beautiful dining room. My favorite restaurant.

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
236 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual. Great food and service.

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vipBCDN
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food and service is always wonderful. Alexis was amazing!

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vipGinaW
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!!

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vipDavidT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food with a 4 course prix fix menu but bring your black card. The meal is worth it as it was delicious and generous portions but be prepared for the sticker shock when the bill comes. The gnocchi is amazing and so was the veal chop. The desserts were incredible too (I recommend the blueberry brown butter tart). Take a date to impress or the wife for an anniversary dinner she wont forget.

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JAMESS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Quite pricey but for a special occasion it was a great experience.

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vipMoose
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very disappointing. I have eaten at August three previous times and this was clearly a different and disturbing visit. Service was awful-no one poured wine after the initial pour, plates remained on the table for a long time, and courses were service in a rushed and sterile manner. The gnocchi was broken and salty (I have had this dish twice before, so I know what it should be. The breading on the sot shell crab was very heavy and the same as what was on the oyster appetizer--neither of which were good. The veal chop was excellent, but it should have been for the price, although it was medium well, not medium as ordered. At more than $150/person, exclusive of wine, I was very disappointed. Sure, it's a pandemic and the restaurant by their own admission was at 1/2 of the staff, but I did not see 1/2 the price. Given the fact that this was a "big event" for me, and our first dining-out experience since March, my wife and I were crushed....too bad.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good,the duck was cooked perfect.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was fantastic and the service was superb. We ate the veal chop and lamb. Can’t say which was better because both were the best we ever had before. Every course danced on our tongues. We found our new “favorite” restaurant in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all around. Great food, excellent service and wonderful ambience.

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Lauren
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant in the CBD. We had a wonderful team of servers. Our cocktails were excellent. We did the four course menu, which in retrospect was probably too much. There were no “lighter” options for any course and the portions were not small. I found each dish to be a bit too rich and touch over salted. The dessert (blueberry crumble) was excellent. I would like to go back and order à la carte.

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vipJayEdward
New Orleans
93 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the opportunity to dine out again (safely) at one of our city's finest restaurants. All eight dishes included in our two prie fixe meals were spectacular, evidencing both great sourcing of ingredients and genius in the kitchen. Such enjoyment does not come cheap. But everything from the first cocktail to the last sip of coffee was done to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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vipSteveS
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, one of the very best meals I’ve had in New Orleans. Attentive staff, wonderfully inventive food, and a thoughtful wine list and pairings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin was so helpful! Thank you for making my boyfriends birthday memorable

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BryanH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and a fantastic time. We are already discussing when we want to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
144 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant! Service was thoughtful and gracious and the food was delicious! Portions were more than generous - we couldn’t finish our last course. We will definitely be back!

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vipFQResident
New Orleans
94 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Living in New Orleans we are have lots of great places to dine but Restaurant August is our favorite place. Everything is first class from the cocktails, to the food to the service. Menu is not as extensive as in "normal" times but still has some great choices. This was our second visit since they reopened and we are so glad they are open.

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vipCBON
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinners I have ever had in terms of food, service, and ambiance. The tables were filled with locals. John Besh was in the kitchen. The waitstaff was attentive, but followed COVID-19 protocols. I definitely will be back there soon.

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vipDianneP
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always appreciate Sommelier Erin White who’s one of the most personable wine experts around.

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MartinG
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was the ultimate in fine dining. Service was outstanding and the complimentary bread, appetizers, and desserts were a treat. The gnocchi black and blue was incredible. If it wouldn't have been frowned upon, I would've licked the plate. As for our entree, the grilled veal chop was underwhelming with it being under seasoned and a bit tough. The hot buttered crab, sweet pea, & summer squash risotto with which was smothered, however, made it so much more palatable. We'll definitely give them another visit!

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Epicurean
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining of the highest caliber

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vipLocal
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was executed to perfection. Service was the right pace. Three course menu for restricted capacity has all the favorites plus something for anyone’s palate. Get out and go see them.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was good. Atmosphere nice. The snapper dish we got was not that special. Better places for the price to eat in Nola.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! Wonderful service and food!

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cliffc
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to August wasn’t just an excellent meal, it was a complete experience. 10/10 will return.

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vipAjma
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
Dining done right

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vipEricR
Miami
20 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
4 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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