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Restaurant August

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Central Business District
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301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408 (Gravier)
+1 504-299-9777
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here late in the evening, hungry, and with a desire to try everything, so at the waitresses excellent recommendation we shared numerous appetizers and three desserts. My favorite part of any meal is the dessert, just saying. Everything we tried was good but the Gnocchi was outstanding. Why this is not an option for an entree, I have... More 

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Sonoma County, CA
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194 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place, the atmosphere and food. Best desserts we've had in a long time. Really is a place for a special occasion and totally foody place!

Thank Kelleyanne
Airdrie, Canada
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I consider ourselves foodies, and are always excited to check out restaurants owned by famous chefs. I had seen a fair amount of John Besh on television cooking shows and couldn't wait to try his restaurant. This fine dining restaurant is a well oiled machine. The service is impeccable and the food, is outstanding. My mouth is... More 

Thank MarieAirdrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great original seafood dishes. Old New Orleans cocktails. It is a bit pricey and the serving sizes are more tapas. But would recommend.

Thank Chip C
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef John Besh restaurant. Amazing food and service. Pricey but worth it. Very accommodating when requesting a dish that was part of a prix fixe meal.

Thank FireRN1
Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to NOLA, and one member of our party is a huge John Besh fan, so we knew we had to get her reservations at August for our last night in the city. We booked with Open Table a month in advance, just to be sure we'd have a spot, and were not disappointed! The place... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a friend's 30th birthday on our last night and none of us knew quite what to expect. Especially after commander's palace, Murial's, Tablou, etc. We liked the history of some of these "classic" New Orleans establishments, and knew August hasn't been around 150 years like some places, aren't known for their turtle soup, and isn't quite in... More 

Thank Melissa A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved the Friday prix fixe lunch. $26 per person. It's a 3 course lunch. The appetizer we chose was a cold crab and roasted corn soup. It was presented in a very thoughtful way and had the most complex but subtle flavors of anything I've ever tasted. I wanted a huge bowl of that soup! Then we chose the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to restaurant August. This time we ordered off the menu (in lieu of the tasting menu). Our group enjoyed all our selections. The gnocchi was great - light and perfect. I liked the peach salad special. I like that you can order any of the tasting menu items as individual options. The wine list was nice -... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the ambiance of this restaurant. It was only a few blocks off Canal street which made it convenient yet it had an off the beaten path feel. The food was quite the treat. We visited with a group and had a several course meal. The food was all artfully and beautifully displayed. Not only the presentation was good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cajun & Creole, French
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-299-9777
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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Staying in Central Business District

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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.