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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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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my! We were privileged to have Robert Kenner as our captain, a seasoned and classy veteran who not only knows how to talk about food but also how to treat guests to a special evening. The potato crisp oysters were the best oysters we've had, period. (We went back on our last night for another round!). The potato gnocchi... More 

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Pavilion, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

...duck, foie Gras, service...just a wonderful meal and dining experience! We will return on future trips. It became our bench mark for outstanding dining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A definite highlight of a recent trip to New Orleans. Excellent food, service, and overall experience!!

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to New Orleans several times in the last couple years and August was on my list of places to go. With some last minute spare time during a business trip I took a chance that an early arrival for dinner without reservation could accommodate my seating for one and it was my lucky day. Hands down one... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I are seated and browsing the menu. Then my friend Kevin says "Umm guys I think I'll join you up later I have some work to do back at the hotel..." Thankfully before he could leave our waiter walks over and explains todays brunch special a 4 course set of dishes for only $20. We were all... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took advantage of the tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was flawless and smooth. The pace of service was excellent for a couple enjoying each other's company. The food was exceptional. I'm not usually a dessert person but the fifth course of minty chocolate and brown butter cake with the effervescent red wine was probably... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Showed up with a friend without reservations one night on a recent trip to New Orleans. They didn't have a table for us, but invited us to sit and eat at the bar ... and offered us complimentary cocktails, a very nice touch. We had small plates; my chop salad was fine and the stuffed blue crab extraordinary (rich and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit it, I am a food snob. I am not an easy grader as my students can attest. But they hit it out of the ball park tonight. First of all, we didn't have a reservation, and when they called they told us they were full for dinner. But then they offered to put us a a table by... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

August is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. They go above and beyond to create beautiful and delicious vegetarian options, plural. If you're able to stay for their tasting menu, you'll love it. If you are assisted by Lucy, you'll REALLY love it! My husband, who loves the variety of land and surf courses they offer, always leaves... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A vegetarian tasting menu is tough. You need to build up to a culinary crescendo, and August just didn't pump up the volume from course to course. A whimsical amuse bouche bursting with cauliflower flavor got the melody going. A lovely bowl of leek and turnip soup was dazzling. The brussel sprout and cauliflower salad with the fresh ricotta and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
    (Gravier)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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