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301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
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Ranked #7 of 1,606 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Gravier
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were on vacation in New Orleans and, based upon a referral from a friend, dined at August. It is located in a grand old building with very high ceilings and large windows. The bar is made of great dark carved wood. The restaurant is small and intimate; good for special occasions. The wait staff is very... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you want a memorable, world-class dinner, August is the place. Everything is exquisite, and maybe it's the food euphoria talking, but it's always filled with beautiful people. August is definitely worth the splurge, and you should go at least once.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Service excellent. Atmosphere very elegant. Staff very attentive. Quality of food was just above average. I can think of at least 6 to 8 restaurants in New Orleans who's food really blows this place away. I was hesitant to make this review because I very rarely give just an average review, but I was a bit disappointed in the meal.

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Andalusia, AL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The meal was out of control amazing. Foie' prep. 3 ways, potato crisp P&J oysters, Trout Pontchartrain, gulf snapper. Flawless!

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Westchester, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I dined at August in 2006--when Chef John Besh had just competed on Iron Chef--and had one of the most ethereal dining experiences we'd ever had. Beats us why he didn't win--some suspect his heart wasn't in the responsibilities he'd have had away from his restaurants if he'd won. Whatever the reason, it was to the benefit... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I sat at the bar to try the Degustation Menu here during a 12-day gastro-vacation to New Orleans. First of all, the Hilton chain hotels were offering "Taste of New Orleans" room rates which would get you 20% off the bill at any John Besh restaurant in the city (except the one at the casino). If you are planning on... More

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've eaten at a lot of really good restaurants in my life, but this was easily one of the top five best. The flavor of every dish was simply perfect, and the service was attentive and kind. The menu changes frequently but I had (and highly recommend) the beet, crab, and quail egg salad to start. For my dish I... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We came to August on a recommendation from a friend, and were wowed by the combination of elegance and friendliness of the place. We ordered the degustation menu with the sommelier's wine pairings and enjoyed the experience of a 5 course meal with individually paired wines. I'm not sure if we'd do that again, mostly for the expense, but it... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there with family from Australia, and John Besh, thank you for an impressive meal! We all 4 had the degustation menu with pairing, what a delight! Each course was exciting, and the tripe was unrecognizable as tripe (was it really tripe??) WONDERFUL! The grilled watermelon was a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Service very proper and professional without feeling overbearing or pretentious.... More

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Pearl River, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a great dining experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful and well dressed I might add. They have a fantastic wine menu which was very expensive so I settled for a glass. The waiter went over every detail of the appetizer menu. All through the meal we were presented with different treats by the chef which were... More

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