Restaurant August

4.7
6501 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French / American
August is located in a historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The interior is rich with original architectural details, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring columns, mahogany paneling and antique mirrors. The main dining area caters to the most unique dining experience and is comprised of three breath taking rooms: the elegant main dining room with its signature crystal chandeliers, the two-story wine room and the intimate Gravier room.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Creole
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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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
Ross Dover
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Cross street
Gravier
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Parking details
August has a parking lot across from the restaurant on the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Gravier available for dinner starting at 6pm. There is street parking available for free after 7pm and on Sundays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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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JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic french meal in NOLA. Every bite was special in its characteristics of flavor, texture, originality. Loved it.

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DO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to New Orleans to celebrate my birthday and everyone recommended to try August, so glad we did! The service was impeccable, food was mouth wateringly delicious, and the environment was intimate. Will definitely be returning!

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TG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of our lives. Chris was an amazing waiter and provided excellent service. He was kind enough to take us through the entire menu - we had four courses that evening. Do not miss on your next trip to NOLA!

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JB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Mark, made fantastic suggestions, from plates to wines to dessert! And, he was very authentic NOLA! Can't wait to go back during our next visit! Thank you Mark, for making our meal such a memorable experience!

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AF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m so excited that August is now open for lunch Monday - Friday!

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in New Orleans! Wonderful space and excellent service too. The fixed-price lunch is a real bargain.

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AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times, the food is great and the service is above and beyond.

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best fine dining restaurant in New Orleans. Great wine list, deliciously elevated creole southern cooking, and very wholesome gracious service!!!

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BA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our experience at August was top-notch from the moment we walked in through our departure. The food was incredible and the service was also notable. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a special night-out.

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MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dining at August was a fantastic break from the often loud & frenetic New Orleans scene. The food is a step above the often touted “must visit” restaurants and choosing from the international wine list was a pleasure. Highly recommended ... even from a NYC area foodie!

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C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to town having moved to NOLA from Connecticut. Several people recommended August as a place for us to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was wonderful from food to the service and everything in between. A top choice for both a special occasion or just a lovely dinner out!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The staff take care of you from the minute you walking in the door. I cannot wait to visit again

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Would highly recommend to family and friends.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Robert as our waitperson. Excellent.

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CG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior food and great service. Only issue is they need a bigger sign on the outside of the building as we walked right past it on the other side of the street and had to go back to find it.

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Y
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menus and wine pairings were fantastic!

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PR
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August is always great Interesting an complex flavors. Probably the best restaurant in New Orleans.

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YA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the restaurant and staff. The food was quite delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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SE
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was one of the best we had in a long time. The service was exceptional. We ordered from the regular menu but they offer 2 five course tasting meals which really were tempting. One was a meat meal and the other a vegetarian. This is a must go restuarant in New Orleans. It is a bit pricey but worth the price. The do serve lunch which is less expensive for those on a budget.

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c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience for our anniversary celebration

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb from going in the door until exiting!

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R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our last night in New Orleans and wanted a nice place to go. We were greeted and seated and service began immediately. The staff was attentive at all the right times. A few chef fast items were just brought to us as surprises. The food was fresh and delicious. Will be back next time we are in town.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, excellent service

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MH
Mobile
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary. Food and service were outstanding. We had the heirloom tomato salad and gnocchi appetizers which were wonderful. He had the flounder for his main course and I had the dauphin - both excellent. Would highly recommend.

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V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The only suggestion would be to enforce the dress code.

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BA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent, Mike/Steve combo was our servers and their knowledge of the menu was superb. Everything was excellent, food was vibrant, flavorful and exciting. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and it was a worthy destination. Fantastic overall dining experience for even the most snooty foodie :)

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M
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was terrible it was incredibly salty both my husband and I both sent our main entrée back. We were very disappointed.

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L
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary. Restaurant August provided a special experience. The service and food were outstanding. The gnocchi is a must try, both fish dishes we ordered were delicious. If you are planning a trip to New Orleans, this is a must stop.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food perfect size and taste amazing. Also extremely great service

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NO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service.
I understand that NOLA tends toward the casual, but I fear that the casual attitude of some patrons leads to a tendency to treat their dinner table as a reconvened session at the sports bar. There were a number of tables which seemed to be completely ignorant (or dismissive) of the fact that everyone in the room could follow their entire conversation. At times it was difficult to hear the waitstaff. It was an unfortunate distraction for what could have been a much more enjoyable experience. The restaurant deserves more respect.

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GM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August was fantastic. We’re from out of town and eat at August when we’re in New Orleans. Wouldn’t miss it!

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s
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August is the one restaurant I make it back to every time I'm in town and they never disappoint. Great food and excellent service.

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined there 3 times in 4 days, that should tell you plenty. Every meal was fantastic not only because of presentation and flavors, but also the very professional, polite, and knowledgeable personnel, the wait staff and sommelier--who should do a monthly paragraph on wines that goes to August patrons who would enjoy it.

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BF
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting, the food, the attitudes, the chef and kitchen and the other personnel, especially the waiters and waitresses remain impeccable. The wait-staff, especially the sommelier, are exquisitely versed in the dishes and their preparation and offer pleasant, professional, and sound guidance. I defy anyone to name a team that can touch that at August.

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OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had in my life. Go if you can.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and service. Would absolutely come back again!

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such warm presence and great customer service. I really appreciate the warm welcome.

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L
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to change our reservation very late and they were very accommodating. The food was spectacular. Sweet fried oysters. The most tender flounder with shrimp and crab. The lightest aerated bernaise. Drinks are both imaginative and creative. The staff are all kind, accommodating. They make everyone feel special.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal

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T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our dinner was superb. We started with the crisp P&J Oysters - they were perfectly cooked, crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle. The Asian twist on shrimp etouffee was interesting. The best entre was the flounder Pontchartrain followed by the grilled pompano. One diner thought the duck was undercooked and it did appear on the rare side. Chocolate souffle was unique and delectable.

Would not come again on a Saturday night. Service was overwhelmed. Our server was dominated by one large table for the entire meal and we rarely saw him. The person who refilled our water helped us with most of our requests.

Superb wine list with reasonable (for a restaurant) prices.

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