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Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
+1 504-299-9777
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (220 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (85 reviews)
“tasting menu” (110 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cajun & Creole, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2408
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1 - 10 of 1,824 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently returned from NOLA and I had spent a lot of time on reviews searching as so many restaurants, so little time! I had anticipated that this would have been the highlight of our trip. I had the tasting menu paired with the wines....More

Thank mkraftzeck
Reviewed 5 days ago

Elegant environment, friendly and professional staff, and absolutely delicious food. My favorite menu items from the evening were the complimentary amuse-bouche (a vichyssoise mousse served in an eggshell), the grilled peach salad with goat cheese and jalapeño, and the shrimp étouffée. The sommelier was particularly...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants that I have ever dined in. The food is perfectly prepared, ultra high quality and the staff are exceptional knowledgable about the menu. It is truly an exceptional experience.

Thank kristainco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a late review. We visited in early January to celebrate both our birthdays. I had the degustation menu with wine pairings and she had the vegetarian equivalent. Every bite was delicious, except for the grilled octopus. I've tried octopus previously and didn't like...More

1  Thank IAteItAll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the recommendation to dine at August from someone I trusted, so I didn't bother looking into it...right up my alley! Classy, elegant, formal, loved this side of New Orleans! The receptionist was a tad bit rude when I called to say I was going...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

August was excellent in every way. Beautiful place, with refined, efficient, friendly service, an interesting menu, and great food that balances creativity and tradition and get's it just right. This was one of the best meals I've had in recent memory, probably since I left...More

Thank jon m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined with a business group including my Celiac wife. Excellent meal and very knowledgeable on gluten. No sickness the next day. Menu is not marked but that didn't really matter.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to get a reservation at Restaurant August after we had arrived in New Orleans. It was in the Warehouse District and an easy walk from our hotel. There are several dining rooms and we were quickly seated upon our arrival. The cocktails...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lack lustre service at this restaurant let it down. Seating was good, but it was all downhill from there. We had the tasting menu and the food was actually very good (albeit a little bland at times), and the wine pairings for several courses...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant August is everything you hope for in a fine dining experience. An innovative menu flawlessly prepared and presented by a knowledgeable, helpful and courteous wait staff. You will not be disappointed. A quaint, warm ambience adds to the dining experience.

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Nearby
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
...More
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Sarah B
Is this place kid friendly?
17 March 2017|
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Response from KenMaher | Reviewed this property |
I agree with most of the previous responses. If I took my kids (when they were children), most of them would pass muster. On the other hand, of my sixteen grandchildren, few would be able to tolerate the atmosphere, and... More
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ralph p
are personal wines allowed; if so, what is the corkage fee?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Though it's not a place I'd recommend after my meal there, if you go, I would let the sommelier choose your wine. Her pairings with our tasting menu were superb. She even stopped by the table to chat and she was... More
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ralph p
Are personal wines allowed; if so what is corkage fee?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Don B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $30. They have a very large selection of great wines on hand, you may want to save your $30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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