Restaurant August

4.7
6571 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
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EW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful building. Impeccable service. Don’t miss an opportunity to dine here.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Fixed price menu tasted great. Excellent food and drinks. However, for a restaurant supposedly known for its service, I was thoroughly underwhelmed. I found it completely lacking. Our waiter ignored us so much the maitre d had to intervene (who was quite nice btw). I was also surprised that they didn't acknowledge our special occasion. Typically high end restaurants do so on reservations.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Our third time here and absolute charm like always.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in quite a while. Loved the foie gras.

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CT
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always elegant and friendly. The new chef is really respecting August's classics and giving them a new level of elegance. We cannot wait to return.

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

We went for our 5 year anniversary and the food and service was incredible. They made us feel so special and have the best dessert too!

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EV
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. And Boris the manager and his staff went above and beyond to make the birthday celebration fabulous. The best restaurant in the city.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente servicio, la comida es estupenda, nos trataron como reyes luego de que supieron que es nuestra noche de compromiso, tuvimos varias cortesías de la casa. Recomiendo a Boris Palacios, habla español y nos atendió como en casa

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful dinner at August.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and exceptional dishes served by attentive staff al

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J
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have eaten lunch at August several times while on vacation in New Orleans, usually choosing the prize fixed menu, which includes something for every course. Our favorite this time was a chicken and sausage gumbo. Very nice room, good wait staff.

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AS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, I will make sure to schedule dinner in this restaurant next time I visit New Orleans

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food. Fantastic atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cuisine..smaller than expected portions. Excellent service!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch experience. Elegant, charming and sophisticated. Food was delicious and the service truly outstanding. Highly recommended among several dining options in Nola.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night while passing through

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C
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Dinning experience with my wife at Resturant August. All courses were exceptional and the sauces were beyond descriptions!!! MUST EAT Resturant in NOLA!!

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hard not to find good food in New Orleans. That said, this place far surpasses any other place we have been in the years we have been enjoying NOLA’s many excellent restaurants. The service is personal and excellent. We asked our waiter to advise us on wine. He recommended two delicious choices well paired with our diverse menu selections. The food was imaginative and delicious. The menu included two prix fixe options one being vegetarian. My choice of a roasted brussels sprout salad as a first course was so good my partner who does not like them gave it his “oh wow” rating. Excellent, excellent food. Recommendation? Book in advance and enjoy.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Beautiful Surroundings but not stuffy. Staff went out of their way to accommodate.

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RV
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife summed it up in one sentence. "The most romantic dinner we've ever had." Mind you we've been married 8 years and have had many dates at nice restaurants. By far the staff, the décor, and the food were all on a level of their own. If you live in Louisiana or you are visiting from out of state, August is the place you need to come to. Make sure that you set up reservations because getting a table is difficult.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just eatin lunch

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GW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had 24 hours in NOLA and August was the perfect place for a lovely dinner and made us want to return again!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The best restaurant in New Orleans

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s
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August is AMAZING! You will be so happy you came -- EVERYTHING is so beautifully presented and delicious. Fabulous cocktails -- like they SHOULD taste! Impeccable friendly service. Absolutely top drawer all the way.

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BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute trip to New Orleans for a Saints game. We were fortunate to get a reservation and we had the best damn time. Great menu. It was the PERFECT start to our day. Never disappoints. Thanks for making our Thanksgiving special, less stressful and (for the first time in 5 years) without our families! Cheers! Who Dat!

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D
Seattle
278 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable time with friends. Service was excellent, as was the food. My only criticism would be smallish portions for the price. The Crab/Shrimp ravigote had a lot of salad as compared to the seafood. Still a very pleasant dinner and even with our group of six, we were able to carry on a conversation.

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CH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

August remains what "fine dining" should be: an experience for the senses. The place is lovely without being pretentious; the staff is friendly and very helpful without being overly familiar and the food... amazing! Creative, flavorful, varied and beautifully presented is just about perfect.

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RM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was spot on and very knowledgeable. Not my type of ambiance but nothing wrong with it.
Where I have a problem is with the food especially the Foie Gras. For the first course, I ordered Foie Gras three ways. Totally disappointed in the concept of this dish. As a fine dining restaurant chef for over 25 years, it took many years throughout my career that you must honor the ingredient as the star of the show. Instructed to eat the dish from left to right, the first was a terrine of foie gras with duck, duck ham, and apple. Very small, and although busy, at least the foie shined. The second portion was also a kind of terrine. The foie was covered by several small layers of a sweet cake. Eaten together, the sweetness dominated the liver. Once I separated the foie from the cake I could taste the main ingredient although it wasn't as well seasoned as the first terrine. The last was a cornmeal tart filled with foie Gras and topped with a satsuma curd and chopped nuts. I defy anybody who eats this item blindfolded to detect any duck liver. Seriously!. The purest expression of cold Foie Gras is either a pressed terrine or a torchon. The two later variations were pure manipulation of an ingredient that deserves more respect. The preparation can be complex but the taste must sing of the ingredient. This dish failed in most respects. Sorry, I'm very passionate about food. The meal ended on a very nice note. I had the gnocchi with blue crab and black truffle shavings. It was well thought out, executed flawlessly, and had great balance between the ingredients.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fixe menu for lunch is an outstanding value!! The creativity and care expressed by the chef is noteworthy. All the flavors are a treat for your senses. Presentation is a visual piece of art.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all the way around....

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CR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special treat as always with guests from out of town.

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m
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly an outstanding restaurant. Subtle flavors in all of the courses. Local ingredients well utilized.

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NO
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food really was amazing! The gnocchi was delicious! i would recommend the "Degustation Menu" to really get a huge variety of incredibly prepared food. Plan to spend a lot of money but it was really worth it for a special occasion.

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TC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fantastic culinary experience. We highly recommend!

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BB
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our dining experience was excellent. The service and food was incredible.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

August is always incredible. The food was fantastic. Our waiter was superb. Wine was delicious.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional evening. Every dish was better than the last. The Brussels sprouts were insanely good. Service was spot on.
A very special meal. Truly my favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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JR
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant and memorable night. We loved every bite and sip.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most memorable meal here celebrating my 50th birthday. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Steven and Robert were great at making our experience be memorable.

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JC
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This by far the best restaurant in New Orleans! We come here just about every time we come to town. Everything is excellent and the service outstanding!

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