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, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, 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
Dinner at August is an experience. The d ...
Dinner at August is an experience. The dining area is very nice but very noisy with all hard surfaces that reflect noise.
The service staff is excellent and attentive but not hovering.
The menu is eclectic with unusual offerings, all of which are small. The tasting menu seems to drive the entire menu.
We ordered the Foie Gras Au Torchon which turned out to not be a favorite. It sounded interesting but a less exotic offering would have been more to my taste.
The Chop salad was good with an unusual mix of ingredients.
The lamb roast, loin, sausage from the tasting menu was good and the sausage was a different offering for lamb and the Snapper was also good.
For dessert we had the Key Lime Souffle Tart which was good.
Have been to this location several times ...
Have been to this location several times for other occasions, never disappointed. The Farm to table with wine pairing was fantastic. The service was informative and kept the pace as not to fast nor were we waiting. Makes for the time together at the table more memorable. Also recommend to stay at the Hotel across the street, The Windsor Court, so the libations are not a concern.
I find the server often makes the experi ...
I find the server often makes the experience and this was no exception. The food is always good but we had an unpleasant experience on a previous visit. Our server this time made up for this and did so in grand fashion. The entire evening was flawless and very enjoyable. August is a great pick for good food, a beautiful atmosphere and great service.
Exceptional meal at August for our anniv ...
Exceptional meal at August for our anniversary. Wasn't our first time, and we had our rehearsal dinner at August, but the staff continues to deliver top notch service. In retrospect, I wish I'd requested a table in the main dining room - we were in the middle, wine room. This by no means took away from our night or our meal, but I just love the front, main dining room. Service is just outstanding, and the food was as amazing as ever. Well done, team!
A wonderful experience from the minute y ...
A wonderful experience from the minute you enter the beautiful Chandeliers lit room to the last sip of coffee. Most exquisite food and first class service. This is a totally professional business that caters to its clients as the highest level.
Outstanding wine list. Wines served at t ...
Outstanding wine list. Wines served at the proper temperature, red and white. Wine service was first-rate. Seafood delicacies were artfully prepared with multiple small vegetables, herbs, and restrained quantities of complex sauces. Head server was outstanding. Definitely worth the non-trivial cost.
So many of my restaurant reviews have be ...
So many of my restaurant reviews have been less than kind - I like to be as honest as possible! Note that I can find nothing at all unkind to say about Restaurant August! In fact, it is a fabulous venue (lighting that is dim and romantic, signifying an earlier historical period; comfortable seating; gorgeous chandeliers; a fabulous centerpiece that dominates the main dining room; small dining rooms off to the side that enhance the romantic mood; etc.); with first-rate service; and finally, artful but not fussy food that stimulates multiple senses but mostly tastes delicious! I highly recommend Restaurant August. It is a great value in all respects.
Could've just been an off night. Started ...
Could've just been an off night. Started with the most nauseating amuse bouche. Friend's steak was underseasoned and undercooked. Fish had proportionally way too much foam. It was like every dish had one ingredient too many that destroyed the flavor profile of the dish. The attempts at molecular gastronomy seemed relegated to the couple of tricks the chef knew but with tastes that suggests a lack of understanding. Had expected much better.
RA was featuring a Prix fixe menu on Fri ...
RA was featuring a Prix fixe menu on Fridays during the summer. We took advantage by taking our son and daughter-in-law for a special lunch. The food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant is known justifiably as one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. The only complaint was that we had to use OpenTable for the reservation, which gave us a more limited choice of times. The Restaurant said that they were having some trouble with their phone system.
Food is outstanding. The dishes are crea ...
Food is outstanding. The dishes are creative, inventive, locally sourced, locally flavoured, prepared to perfection. Robert, our server was fantastic! He has perfect recommendations; he knows his stuff and will find out from the kitchen if he doesn't, (we asked questions about some ingredients). The room is beautiful with lighting that makes everyone look beautiful.
We enjoyed the atmosphere and food very ...
We enjoyed the atmosphere and food very much. This was a birthday dinner for my friend "August", who picked out the restaurant.
We would love to thank the wait staff for taking good care of us and making suggestions about the meal.
I am sorry to say I was disappointed. It ...
I am sorry to say I was disappointed. It wasn't the small portions so much that bothered me as I have eaten in many fine restaurants around the world with high prices and small plates. If the food is wonderful you don't need a lot of it. What bothered me was the over salting on most of our dishes. Plus the Rose was under chilled. Perhaps it was just an off night. I had looked so forward to our meal
The gnocchi with crab and shaved truffle ...
The gnocchi with crab and shaved truffles was to die for. So were the complimentary pralines that came with the check. Best pralines I ever had. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and entirely reasonable when we sent back the first bottle of wine she recommended. All in all, an evening of food and service that is hard to beat.
We just love "August"! It's our "go-to" ...
We just love "August"! It's our "go-to" place for our anniversary every year! The food is not just fabulous but it's an experience! It's magic what they do with food there! Can't say enough good things! The staff is very professional and courteous. They don't act "snooty" either, you feel like you can ask all the questions you like and not feel stupid. Highly recommend!
It was just awful.. It sounded great.. P ...
It was just awful.. It sounded great.. Peach, goat cheese pistachio salad...My salad looked like they put it in a blender... I needed a gerber baby spoon to eat it... Saw no goat cheese.. It was a mushy mess. Then got the snapper.. It was the size of a cracker, okra was a strip the size of a small matchstick.
Overpriced... Go to Mothers & get a fried shrimp poboy!
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!!
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