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301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408 (Gravier)
+1 504-299-9777
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The cuisine at August is contemporary French with a focus on local...
The cuisine at August is contemporary French with a focus on local ingredients, inspired by Chef John Besh's classical training here and in Europe, and by the depth of his own Southern Louisiana roots. August is located in an historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans' Central Business District. August was a semifinalist for the 2012 and 2013 James Beard Awards Outstanding Restaurant, and has been selected by Gayot as a top 40 Restaurant in the United States. The Times Picayune has named it as one of their top 10 Restaurants the last two years in a row.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid choice. Good food and service.

My daughter and I enjoyed our meal at August once we made it inside. When we approached the door, we couldn't open it. I thought it was locked. We would have left except that we saw the girls at the reception stand looking right at us. They stared at us and we stared at us and finally they decided... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
victoriacr63
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Tustin, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Tustin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I enjoyed our meal at August once we made it inside. When we approached the door, we couldn't open it. I thought it was locked. We would have left except that we saw the girls at the reception stand looking right at us. They stared at us and we stared at us and finally they decided to... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We booked a private room for a family group of 25. The staff was extremely helpful in every step of planning the event. We had a particularly difficult group for which to plan a menu--one vegan, 7 vegetarians, several pescetarians, three kids--but we always felt like we were in good hands. At the event, the food was terrific--well thought through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here in April and both commented that we couldn't remember the last time we had such a great dining experience.......from the service, ambiance and quality of food. All was first rate. We will definitley eat here next time we are in New Orleans.

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Dallas, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful evening here in January 2015. It is always a challenge to find restaurants that serve quality vegetarian meals but August did it amazingly. I had the vegetarian tasting menu and every dish was better than the last. For those uninterested in the veggie menu my bf had the traditional one and said it was excellent as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our most recent experience at August was in Mid-June. It was everything we hoped for and more. We happened to meet John Besh on the plane as we were flying into NOLA and told him we had dined there before. He was a truly down-to-earth guy and it was a true honor to meet him, and he assured us we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great service, excellent food that is delicious. The combinations were intriguing without being weird or trendy. The waiter caught me doing the happy dance in my chair while eating the gnocchi!

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to August was shortly after Katrina. Chef Besh was a leader in NOLA recovery. We had a great dinner and met Chef Besh personally. Over the years we have sent many people to August when they were in town for conferences or other events. The response was always the same - "Great", "Terrific', "WOW', etc. Our visit... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best all around restaurants in New Orleans and certainly a business hang out. Expect the food to be superb as the restaurant has a great kitchen. Staff is professional and efficient and you will always leave feeling like you had a special dining experience worthy of the reputation of New Orleans.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped into August with friends for drinks and appetizers in the bar. I only regret that we didn't stay for dinner. August is beautiful, cozy, and intimate. The food and cocktails we sampled were amazing, so I can only imagine that dinner would be exceptional. A second line passed through the restaurant during our short stay. Just magical! I... More 

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Annandale, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The quality of food here is outstanding. The attention to detail and presentation are impressive. This restaurant is very classy, so no jeans, shorts, etc.... should be worn. The staff is very attentive and they make sure your dining experience is dovish, this restaurant is definitely worth the splurge. Highly recommended - you will not be disappointed.

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Additional Information about August

Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
Phone Number: +1 504-299-9777
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
    (Gravier)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-299-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

The cuisine at August is contemporary French with a focus on local ingredients, inspired by Chef John Besh's classical training here and in Europe, and by the depth of his own Southern Louisiana roots. August is located in an historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans' Central Business District. August was a semifinalist for the 2012 and 2013 James Beard Awards Outstanding Restaurant, and has been selected by Gayot as a top 40 Restaurant in the United States. The Times Picayune has named it as one of their top 10 Restaurants the last two years in a row.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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