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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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681 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank LMOverby
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank DrPezz
Nashville, TN
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank domesticdiva81
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Michael B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most incredible and delicious and inventive meal I've ever had. The service was perfect - professional and friendly. Good recommendations and the food is nothing short of fantastic. I'll not soon forget this meal.

Thank easytrav2010
Oakwood, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No wonder Restaurant August is always at the top of the list of New Orleans restaurants. The service was impeccable, the food was great, and the experience was wonderful. Sunday brunch was a treat. You need to go there.

Thank mikemartindds
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was visiting NOLA and had carefully planned out a variety of dining experiences. I am disappointed to share that this experienced failed to match up to others reviews and ratings. We witnessed several service snafus from our table receiving others food delivery to errors in service. The food presentations as others have shared were beautiful, but on our... More 

Thank BigMikeFoodie
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently excellent service and food. The food is imaginative and uses locally sourced seafood and produce.

Thank Merrily302
Kansas City, Missouri
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Restaurant August several years ago for lunch & enjoyed it. However, this restaurant @ night is a knock-out! Our dinner was superb! We could not get over how stunning the place was & how affable the entire staff was! The whole evening was divine!

Thank cullybuck
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would drive to New Orleans from Florida just to eat at this place! The food is so amazing and the restaurant is very romantic! We always have a great food and good service when we come here. Its hard to put into words how good the food is here!

Thank Shannyn S

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Restaurant Details

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

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Central Business District
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