About Restaurant August
Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from The Times-Picayune in the past two years. Food & Wine bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. Gourmet magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday Only, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
August has a parking lot across from the restaurant available for dinner only! There is also available street parking for free after 6 pm and on Sundays.
Todd Pulsinelli, co-owner John Besh
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
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At Restaurant August, our Upstairs Private Dining Room can seat 100 or 120 for a reception style event. The Chef's Tasting Room can seat 12 and features a customized Chef's Tasting Menu. Wines can be paired by our sommelier for a more unique experience. Buyouts are also available for up to 300.
Restaurant August Ratings and Reviews
The experience at this restaurant is alw ...
The experience at this restaurant is always fantastic! From the food to the service to the ambience, this is the best lunch value in town, and a perfect place to dine at night if you want fabulous atmosphere and sublime cuisine!!
We loved everything about August. The f ...
We loved everything about August. The food was excellent, the service perfect, the ambiance with its quietness was most welcome. We could actually have a conversation in quiet voices. It was wonderful. The food was quite good -- well cooked, and served imaginatively. The wait staff was always watchful, but never intrusive. In a city full of great restaurants, this stands out as one of the best.
Good food but tje service is not so frie ...
Good food but tje service is not so friendly
Very arrogant even
I asked for a bottle of white with my starters and a red one for my entree
They opened everything together
Very quick service
The faster you were finished the better
This restaurant must be slowfood !!
I had heard some positives things about ...
I had heard some positives things about this Restaurant and was looking forward to our dining experience. since we were in New Orleans I assumed this would be another wonderful place to dine. Wrong!!!! It was not good at all. In fact, my husband sent his entree back and mine left much to be desired. We both are "foodies" and have eaten in some fabulous restaurants, not only in New Orleans but in our travels domestic and international. This was by far one of the most disappointing. I would not return nor recommend to anyone. Overrated and over priced!
The service was absolutely fantastic. Th ...
The service was absolutely fantastic. The waiters were extremely knowledgeable about the menu and enjoyed answering questions in detail. They were attentive and patient at the same time. A superb dining experience
We choose August for special occasion ca ...
We choose August for special occasion catching up with an overseas friend from five years. Robert and the wine adviser were excellent and the food was to die for. l was most impressed with the entire evening and wish I lived in New Orleans so that I could return to this restaurant for any and all special events. Living in Perth, Western Australia where we have many very good restaurants I would rate the August Restaurant among the very best and the service superior to all the others.
Our experience at Restaurant August was ...
Our experience at Restaurant August was amazing! We decided to do the Degustation Menu with suggested wine pairings. It was DELICIOUS and the wine pairings were excellent. The restaurant is well decorated and has a great ambiance. The service was amazing. Zeke and Ben were a wonderful team and ensured we had a great experience. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.
To Mr Besh: Wow!! We had a fantastic eve ...
To Mr Besh: Wow!! We had a fantastic evening at August on Monday. From the first minute to last -- it was an exceptional experience! Every element was superb: the perfect balance in the description of the food, the passion of the ENTIRE staff, the unique flavor profiles and delicious food, the attention to detail, and the overall dining experience. We had 4 courses and each was delicious... but most importantly.... unique. Ann Marie was exceptional; her love and pride for August shined at every turn. Lucy put an instant smile on our faces.. her love of August and cuisine was magnetic. And then..... Chef Todd coming to our table!! To be able to tell Chef Todd directly how much we loved the food was fantastic. We have dined at many notable restaurants...but as we sit here 2 days later...we can't stop talking about August. Thank you Ann Marie, Lucy, Chef Todd and entire staff. We can't wait to come back!! You made an already good evening GREAT!
My wife and I had a great meal. The foo ...
My wife and I had a great meal. The food was perfect. We were seated in the center (small) room which has an upstairs wine cellar area. The room was slightly musty, but not impossible so we did not ask to be moved. The simple menu with only fresh ingredients was easy to navigate and make selections from. The fairly-priced wine list was extensive, and the wines by the glass were very nice. i had the fish special. It was a fantastic dish. My wife had the steak. She loved it. Starters were farm salad and a crayfish shrimp dish. Very fresh ingredients were beautifully plated. Every plate was a work of art. The food tasted even better than it looked! We always try to make a reservation at August's to have a wonderful meal of local fare. This is consistently one of our NOLA favorites.
One of the best restaurants in New Orlea ...
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans! Food was exceptional and Chef Todd even made an appearance at our table for us. Each course of the Degustation menu complimented each other perfectly along with the wine each course was paired with. Well done. I will be back!
It was our first night out in New Orlean ...
It was our first night out in New Orleans and it was one of the best meals I've ever had, and I've been everywhere! I'd never had baked oysters before because I love them raw so much but they were amazing. A wonderful evening in a beautiful, chandelier-lit room.
This was one of the best dining experien ...
This was one of the best dining experiences we have had! As vegetarians, it can be hard to find veg dishes that are thoughtfully prepared as such and not just as sides to other mains. We did the vegetarian prix fixe and each of the 5 courses was flawless. Their wine list is an excellent compilation and we were able to easily find the perfect bottle for our meal. We did not see other vegetarian dishes on the a la carte menu, but I feel like they would be very accommodating. Great ambiance and service. Priced appropriately.
August continues to impress with exquisi ...
August continues to impress with exquisitely prepared dishes, gracious staff, beautiful dining rooms and a cozy bar. The soft-shell crab was the best I've ever had - a meaty crab with no crunchy shell at all, in a delicious, perfectly seasoned preparation. Fresh, local ingredients star in every course. Can't wait to go back!
August does not disappoint expectations. ...
August does not disappoint expectations. I booked dinner to celebrate a birthday and everyone in the party enjoyed the feel of the place which was relaxed but sophisticated. The food's presentation was exquisite, exceeded only by the taste. Everything ordered was completely consumed and we were pleasantly surprised by the extra appetizer sent to the birthday guest, in addition to the "special" dessert. All in all an excellent choice for the birthday celebration.
This restaurant is one of the finest in ...
This restaurant is one of the finest in a city full of great restaurants! The food is superb, the staff are all very knowledgeable on all aspects of the menu. Both the tasting menu and a la carte offer delicious selections. This is our favorite place to take folks in New Orleans and our spot for special occasions.
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