Restaurant August

4.8
7355 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7355 people are saying
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4.9
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vipCatherine
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food what more do you need; our favorite restaurant in Nola!

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AmherstLady
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Made reservations for our 50th anniversary, flew from Dallas thinking it was a special occasion Restaurant. Wrong,,, perfectly ordinary overpriced dinner. Table of 4 people spend $500.00 dollars. Only 2 drinks ordered since my husband and I don’t drink. Ordered the steak without seafood since I am allergic to shellfish, came with seafood. Pretty awful mistake. Nothing for our anniversary except Happy anniversary written on our plate. Everything was over salted. So looking forward to this special occasion restaurant, so disappointed. Many good restaurants in New Orleans, best to choose another.

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ceil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the City of New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipKirbyP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal needed to be cooked again as the meat was rare not med-rare.
The recook was done promptly and I received a complementary cocktail while waiting.

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SallyBeeShelley
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark and Elise (sp) were very attentive to us. The ambiance was very nice.

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Leon
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first-time experience at August was truly fantastic. Mark tended to our table and was very accommodating to our questions and tasting preferences. For drinks, we ordered the yuzu cocktail and their spin on an old-fashioned, both excellent. We did the tasting menu and it was overall a pleasant experience. We were not the greatest fan of the first course, the cauliflower soup, but it should be a delicious dish for those enjoying creamy and buttery flavors. Our second course was the truffle gnocchi which was absolutely divine. Following, the third and fourth courses were the pompano and strip steak, both very tasty dishes. Our final course was the chocolate ganache which was a perfect ending to the meal. The restaurant also prepared in advance for my fiancee's birthday and provided a refreshing carrot-meyer lemon sorbet. Lastly, given with the check was a small, chocolate with sea salt. This was a fantastic evening and I highly, highly recommend dining at August.

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vipAnnP
Central Texas
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and ambience excellent. The pralines at the end were a nice touch.

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Eddie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good. Always great service at R August. all our food was really good... a little something was missing - not as Great as our last trip. Will return due to great meals in the past!

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NatalieF
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a few weeks in advance as part of a NOLA trip. The food was beautifully created and presented; the service was top notch. The prices were a bit high, but that is not a reflection on the quality of the food. Would go again.

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vipTori
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an anniversary dinner at August, dining for the first time there and we absolutely loved it. The service from the moment you enter the door to when you leave are so kind and attentive. The food was phenomenal - every course we had was so unique, flavorful and beautifully displayed. Loved the amuse bouche of the evening an egg dish that tasted like heavenly pillows.

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vipLarry
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in the world. The dining and wine experience is as good as you will find in the U.S. Terrific menu, with innovative and delicious dishes. Extremely knowledgeable, personable, and attentive servers. A unique wine list with reasonable prices, and a sommelier who knows her wines, their terrior, their makers, and the best pairings. Sublime.

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Duskyman
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, service excellent. Wonderful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We will definitely be back.

DM
DonnaM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere = amazing! Love the NOLA hum of others’ conversations that makes our conversation private.
Food = absolutely incredible! Melt in your mouth, delicious. We had the crispy fried oysters as an appetizer and they were light and crispy and melted in your mouth after the light crunch- perfection.
Service = outstanding! No other words for this- just awesome service.
Our new favorite place.

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SharonC
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, quiet and upscale.
Away from Bourbon Street noise but close enough to still be enjoyed if you want.
Food is meticulously prepared. Service is exceptional.
I had Duck breast with foie gras. Perfectly prepared. My partner had red snapper over shrimp and crab in a wonderful sauce. Again, perfectly prepared. We both had two different salads that were absolutely fresh and well prepared and then we finished with their clementine panna cotta. Very delicious and beautifully presented with a clementine gelee and a buckwheat tuile.
It was absolutely a memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service!

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

August is in the first rank of dining in NOLA.The food was absolutely at the level described in other positive reviews, interesting concepts that were flawlessly executed.The service was excellent. The sommelier was extremely helpful in pairing the dishes with selections from their wines by the glass menu.The room is very nice but not as opulent as mentioned in other reviews.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing shot of an incredible experience.

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ElyseD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the 5 course chefs special and that is 100% the way to go. Will be back when we return to NOLA.

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suzanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as good as you could find anywhere. It was well served and beautifully presented.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars for value is because it is as expensive as any restaurant in the city and more than most of our fine restaurants. I think that reflects the number of out of towners that dine here, people used to paying more expensive prices in other metropolitan areas. But I'll go back any time.

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LaurenT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was Fantastic !!
The room was too cold for us and the large table next to us was too loud, too drunk.

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JacquettaR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Great place to go and “experience” a meal. The overall quality is top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food!

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BG13
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant August is an amazing experience. The service and culinary experience are second to none. Whenever we’re in New Orleans, we have the tasting menu.

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michaelb
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale dining at it's best. Old restored building added to the experience. Staff attentive but out of the way. Great experience. Will definitely return.

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viptigerbait7677
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here at least a dozen times over the years, and it never fails to disappoint. Without a doubt, it offers the finest dining experience that NOLA has to offer The combination of food, service, ambiance, etc is second to none.

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EarlM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large group of friends meeting in N.O. Great evening
of fun, friendship and fabulous food! Thank you August for a great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Of particular note was the restaurant’s ability to accommodate a gluten sensitivity without making it seem an inconvenience and certainly without compromising the experience or taste of the meal. Bravo!

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vipBlair
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans!! The food was fabulous and the presentation is great too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Creative and tantalizing dishes that proved absolutely delicious all in an upscale, elegant atmosphere. We will visit again without hesitation on our next trip to the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The atmosphere is slightly stuffy and a little old school, but the menu and the food is spectacular!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

5 course chef tasting and wine pairing

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vipMichaelP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant August was such an wonderful experience. From the minute we arrived to the moment we left the service was amazing and so perfectly attended. As for the food... wow! The Gnocchi is an experience all on its own worth making the trip. Our steak was amazing, and the oysters that garnish it are equally delicious. My wife loved her red snapper, and commented how balanced and perfect it was, and how the dill garnish just set it over the top. The desserts just magically disappeared, we had the chocolate ganache and citrus panacotta. The pastry chef is amazing we absolutely loved our desserts! Chef Dover... just amazing, well done!

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vipPrincessDi
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Restaurant on my Trip to New Orleans. I ordered the Pan Seared Red Snapper and it was divine. The Service and Ambience was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife birthday...got visit with Chef Dover too; presentation was great; wine paring was perfect too!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff & the best food I have had in New Orleans . Must have the. Lack & blue gnocchi crab with black truffle before you die.

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Steve
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A true fine dining experience, the service was attentive without being intrusive. The meal was inventively seasoned and the wine selections were vast which made it possible to pair appropriately. Textures and flavors were well arranged and it was a delicious meal to linger over. My only regret is that I dined alone, as this would have been a terrific meal to talk about with a cherished companion.

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kormanova
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant! Staff is super attentive and food was delicious. Would definitely return.

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vipCRobbins
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken care of like Royalty at August. The food and platings were artistic with spectacular taste, especially the gnocchi with blue crab and shaved black truffle. We loved the cocktails and the generally pleasing attitude of the staff. We highly ecommend August and we will be back!

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Restaurant August is rated 4.8 stars by 7355 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant August does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/augustrestaurant/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.