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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.

301 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday Only, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Gravier

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 299-9777

Website:
http://www.restaurantaugust.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Todd Pulsinelli, co-owner John Besh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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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.

Restaurant August Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (117)
Fit for Foodies (96)
Good for a Date (87)
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Good for Anniversaries (79)
Romantic (77)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Notable Wine List (56)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Local Ingredients (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Tasting Menu (41)
Business Meals (33)
Authentic (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Cozy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Vegan (6)
Organic (5)
Casual (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful! The best overall fine dining experience I’ve had in New Orleans.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Simply the best in New Orleans, period.
Items ordered were:
royal red shrimp & crab ravigote
potato gnocchi
potato crisp P & J oysters
flounder Pontchartrain
five-spiced breast of duckling
pineapple soufflé
I'd say the highlights were the royal red shrimp & crab ravigote, the potato crisp P & J oysters(the oysters are fried to perfection, with crispy crust and tender inside), as well as the flounder Pontchartrain, which was rich in flavor. The flounder was recommended by our server, and it didn't disappoint.

Overall really nice dinner. We didn't expect this level of excellence in this restaurant. A nice surprise.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

wonderful wonderful experience. sensational food,beautiful surroundings, and our server was absolutely the best! we appreciated the extra care taken to accommodate my son's gluten free
diet requirements. this restaurant is as special as we had always heard it is.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff were terrific. First place I have been where staff were really excited about the food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

We love the exceptional service we received from the moment we entered until we left. All three of us enjoyed our food and drinks. It was our favorite, again while visiting New Orleans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Without exaggeration, this was one of the best meals of my life. The food was exceptional, the service was wonderful and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Everything down to the last detail made for an unforgettable dining experience. Five stars!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Every bite was an outstanding experience. The service and recommendations by Lawson and Steven were just perfect. An evening to remember!!!!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Came for boyfriends birthday. The staff was dismissive to us but the food was great. Not sure if it was our age or ethnicity. We were the only non white and only under 40 we saw in the restaurant. Food was stellar.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have eaten at Restaurant August many times, and really enjoy the Friday lunch menu. There are usually some very creative selections at good prices on their lunch offerings. This last visit, my wife and both shared the fried green tomato with crab and Royal Red shrimp remoulade, which took a fried green tomato to another level. For our entrée, we both chose the steak frites (wagyu spinalis) . It was one of the best meals we have ever had. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever eaten! Outstanding in every way!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The special occasion was the Saints WINNING their playoff game against the Panthers.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

They had the best food. Very fresh. The wait staff was impeccable!!! We wish we could have gone back the next night

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My family and I had a wonderful experience dining at Restaurant Augest. We all had the Tasting menu wine pair and I gave the Vegetable tasting menu a go which was a huge shock. The Vegetable Tasting menu was wonderfully orchestrated and creative featuring seasonal ingredients whose flavors were unbelievable. The other Tasting menu was just as good if not better. I was blown away by the dishes and the service was perfect. The Sommelier, Erin is brilliant with not only her skills for pairing wine but also her knowledge in the rich history of each wine we had.
My family and I had a pleasant and flawless experience and look to come back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

August is still a great restaurant. Shrimp appetizer and flounder were both very good. We enjoy the little chef appetizer in the egg each time. In the past they had great tasting menus (Regular and vegetarian). The last few times the dishes did not appeal to me that much, so we ordered from regular menu. There is limited parking across the street, but clearly many of the cars are not August diners. We still come a few times a year, but there are many great restaurants in New Orleans today. This is certainly one of them.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dinner at Restaurant August. Froi gras 4 ways and potato gnocchi for appetizers, my husband had flounder and I had grouper for dinner and he had rosted white chocolate ganache and I had strawberry blancmange for dessert. Might have found a new favorite place to eat! The service was excellent, the ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely come back the next time we are in NOLA!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great resturant , food was very creative , service perfect, elegant nice ambiance

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

August might be my favorite restaurant in all of New Orleans, and that's saying a lot seeing the plethora of amazing options. From start to finish, this place is fine dining at its best, from the friendly, attentive wait staff to the exquisite plating to delicious coo-worthy food, I will definitely keep coming back here with every trip I take to the city.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It had been some time since we dined at August. We were not disappointed in our latest experience. The food was prepared perfectly, the presentation was excellent, and the service outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service and great food. One of the best restaurants in Nola.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were in town for New Year’s and made a reservation here and absolutely loved it. The best part of our dinner was our waiter, Chris. He was extremely personable, knowledgeable and patient as we made our way through a wonderful course of delicious meals.

The food was well presented and very tasty and the atmosphere was great given the venue still has several original components of architecture.

We highly recommend this restaurant, make sure you ask for Chris!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My must go to place when dining in New Orleans. I love the ambiance, service, tasting menu, and usually the wine pairing. This time, with the exception of the main entree, the tasting menu exceeded expectations and was right on. The steak was cooked perfectly, but the sauce just didn’t quite do it for me. It seem to take away from the dish rather than make it better like it should.

Also in past, the wine pairings seemed right on and added to the enjoyment of the meal. Other than the Oro Puro Napa Valley desert wine that was superb, I was slightly disappointed in the choices. IMO it appeared the sommelier was trying to feature some more obscure wines from England and Italy that just didn’t seem to do it for me.

In summary, this restaurant is still my favorite in New Orleans, and it will definitely be on my list when I return to New Orleans and is highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent top quality restaurant. Flounder and herb encrusted hanger steak with cherry sauce both memorable dishes along with everything else! Service Impeccable and friendly.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our entire experience was wonderful. Server was fantastic, very hospitable and very well versed on the menu. Was able to offer insight into each dish to make sure we chose the proper items.
Every dish is a well thought out and unique experience in itself. Delicious

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Belated birthday / early New Years meal. Excellent service and was able to pick and choose off tasting menus. Great meal and fantastic experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. It was simply average and there are far superior restaurants in NOLA.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I visited Restaurant August a few months ago, and gave it the first 10 I have ever given a restaurant. Everything was impeccable! However, upon returning a few months later, and going to a crowded dinner and not lunch, I would change my rating to 7.5 to 8.0. The service was good, but certainly not great. However, this is still one of NO best restaurants, but it didn't live up to the earlier expectations. I order the Shrimp Étouffée, and this was more of a shrimp bisque which I wish was explained on the menu. I definitely wouldn't have ordered it because I also had the Turtle Soup. This was decent, but not outstanding. It was rather chunky compared to more creamy turtle soups offered at numerous other fine restaurants in NO. My date had their "famous" creamy soup (I forget the exact name, but it's a staple on their menu), and it could have been served sightly hotter. Lastly, I had the Grouper which was truly excellent. Their preparations of fresh fish is the best in NO. In summary, Restaurant August is very, very good, although when crowded they can drop a point or two because of a full house they may have trouble servicing properly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant .. highly recommend the tasting menu

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a perfect meal with perfect service !!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Beautiful room.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome food experience! Great service as well. Perfect anniversary dinner with lots of chef surprises throughout.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything at August was delicious and unique. There is no way we could duplicate the experience ourselves in any regard. The veggie tasting menu was amazing. The service was impeccable. We had an early evening reservation and enjoyed our evening immensely.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a fantastic experience at August. We were seated about 20 minutes late because of a mix up on the reservations but they were extremely generous and sent us two extra appetizers on the house. Both were delicious. The gnocchi appetizer and the flounder pontchartrain were two of the best dishes we have ever had. Service was great and we will be back soon.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Return visit it was good but not as good as before the shake up
Food not nearly as good as before

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service and excellent food. Strongly recommend both tasting menus and the scallop entree.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fun, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I find August to be underwhelming. For the level of service and detail one would expect from a "fine dining restaurant" the servers are robotic, and some of the runners could barely describe the food. The Wine parings arrived with a profound lack of description and everything felt rushed. When you dine here you feel like a cog in a wheel...get on or get off because the next person is paying and ready and you're really not that special. For 450 dollars I'd like to feel slightly appreciated. There are so many other wonderful places with fabulous service and delicious food that this just doesn't seem worth it to me to dine here. We didn't have a terrible experience, but we in no way felt like this was a very special meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

August is one of our very favorite restaurants. Its a very well run restaurant in a beautiful space. Wait staff is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Cocktails are first class and the wine list should satisfy everyone. Food is very creative and tasteful. If you are looking for a large plate this restaurant is probable not to your liking. However, if you enjoy fine dining we highly recommend August. Noise level is moderate so you can have a conversations with your fellow diners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Im a french chef, husband is then a foodie.... however we brought two young adults with us (24yrs)- although they were confused by table etiquette and were considerably picky eaters- even they commented it was absolutely brilliant. The food was spectacular, service was impeccable. My only complaint is the demeanor of the staff, a bit more of a smile goes a long way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A fabulous meal in a gorgeous restaurant with attentive service. Perfect night

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