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Restaurant August

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Madison, Georgia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good luck finding anything to complain about here. The food is some of the best I have eaten anywhere and the wine list is extensive. We left our sommelier to choose for us and she nailed it. The food is full of subtle flavors, fresh and presented wonderfully. You'll need to book in advance but it's worth the effort. The... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a good choice to get out for dinner to August. Service was excellent, the food superb. The waiter even took into account that we were from Europe so he changed his tone to give us a more European-style service. Fantastic. Meat of great quality. Not too many vegetables though, apart from some side dishes such as asparagus and patatoe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't trust the find a table, said nothing was available and we called and lots of tables were available! Great meal! Really fresh and no problem to customize for special diet.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten in fine restaurants on five continents, including some with Michelin stars, but Restaurant August was simply one of the best meals we have ever had anywhere. We were seated at first in their back room but asked to be moved and were accommodated immediately even though the restaurant was sold out that night. The... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our wedding anniversary expectations were high given ratings. Greeting was fine, room attractive but a couple of things fell well short of the standard expected. My wife's trio of cold foie gras was uninspired. Each was sweet. My peach salad with creamy goat cheese sauce was a hit though. We each had a fish dish next and they were tasty... More 

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Seal Beach, CA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

August is the crown jewel in the Besh culinary empire. A lovely room with a nice ambiance and not too noisy. We had the vegetarian tasting menu which was superb.I always think that the mark of a world clas chef is how he/she does vegetarian dishes. You can disguise seafood and meat not perfectly prepared with sauces, but the vegetarian... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here for dinner recently. I had not been in several years. We have eaten at top places over the years, but August exceeded them all. Fantastic food in a great space and very informative and interesting staff. Just exceptional. We will be back and I could not recommend this place more. We booked a month... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

August is rated the number 1 restaurant in a city full of amazing food choices. It is built up to be outstanding which creates high expectations. You'll be happy to know it delivers on its fine reputation and beyond. The staff truly pays attention to detail to create the ultimate dining experience. Even with these high standards however, it is... More 

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Gulf Shores, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone knows it, so there's little to say. Make reservations, don't dress like a chump or hipster, and allow yourself time to appreciate EVERYTHING. Ask about EVERYTHING...your server will help make each course a culinary exploration. Order the handmade gnocchi with blue crab and black truffle...the serving is about the size of a man's fist, but it will overwhelm you... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please call first to make reservation in advance. The restaurant is booked for at least a few weeks to month ahead (which speaks itself what you should expect). Than transfer some $$$$ from your savings to your checking, you definitely will need it. You're walking into an old tabaco warehouse, completely redesign now to a very outstanding interior, fine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
    (Gravier)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-299-9777
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.

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Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.