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Restaurant August

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, French Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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  • Melody H.
    "weekday lunch prix fixe is the best deal in the city"(13 Tips)
    Thea R.
    "Order the crab gnocchi as a starter and the trout as your main!"(3 Tips)
    Men's Health Mag
    "Chef John Besh’s contemporary French restaurant's recent..."(3 Tips)
    Find. Eat. Drink.
    "Potato Gnocchi with Blue Crab and Perigold Truffle."(5 Tips)
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  • Sam J.
    Sam J.March 28, 2013
    Definitely a spot for foodies to hit when in Nola. Food is amazing - esp the fried oyster. Pro tip: walk in and sit at the bar where there are usually seats and they serve the full menu.
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonAugust 17, 2014
    Highly recommend! The food is exquisite but the restaurant isn't stuffy. Highlights: black truffle gnocchi and trout with roasted wild mushrooms. The blonde chocolate cake was to die for. GO!!!!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Here you'll find local oysters transfigured three ways on a single plate, rabbit cassoulet alive with vivid flavors, and pan-roasted redfish with basil risotto and fried green tomatoes. Read more
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 28, 2015
    Considered among the best in NoLa. "John Besh's Louisiana upbringing and knowledge of cutting-edge culinary trends enable him to compose menus that hold their own..." -Gayot on TripExpert Read more
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnsonMarch 7, 2012
    This place is expensive but will knock your socks off--totally worth it. This is my go-to spot for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Best restaurant in NOLA.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    Chef John Besh’s contemporary French restaurant's recent highlights included the pecan-smoked beef and Gulf snapper "courtbouillon" with shrimp, blue crab, and jasmine rice.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayAugust 7
    Had the 5 course degustation menu w/wine pairing and was not dissappointed. Everything was delicious but the clear standout was the Halibut cheeks. Definitely give this place a try!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PhelanAugust 3, 2012
    Amazing food all around. Extremely nice without being pretentious. Foodies wearing suits and jeans. The fish was the best. I don't know how he did it. Highly recommend.
  • Igor O.
    Igor OmerbegovicOctober 27, 2012
    Still my favorite restaurant in NOLA. Turn of your cell, don't be in a rush and get ready for possibly the best 7 courses you've had in a long time!
  • Adrienne L.
    Adrienne LNovember 9, 2014
    You can order a la carte off the prix fixe dinner menu. The octopus dish is tender and excellent.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GrippoJuly 13, 2013
    As with most places that are worth the wait, get a reservation, sit back, let the wine flow, and watch the hours float away. Did i mention the food?....
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJanuary 2, 2013
    The Prix Fixe three-course John Besh menu with superb service today went up in price--one cent. It now costs $20.13. A wonderful bargain!
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SumnerDecember 29, 2012
    Maybe best meal of my life. Ask the sommelier for wine pairings. 2 apps, 1 entree and dessert and that should really do you well. Ask for hot fois gras trio. It's better than cold one.
  • Kate P.
    Kate PalmMarch 31, 2015
    Best meal of my life. Best service (Robert!!!!) ever. Unforgettable evening cannot recommend highly enough. Will return to NOLA just to visit August.
  • Lars P.
    Lars PlougmannDecember 6, 2014
    Ask questions about the dishes to take delight in the vivid descriptions of ingredients and preparation. Even if you know what you want to order.
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WrightDecember 3, 2014
    The tasting menu is Devine! The a la carte menu is just as good. Try the gnocchi or the short ribs! The service is impeccable.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Traditional Louisiana cooking gets a little inspiration from a worldwise, James Beard award-winning chef at this restaurant. Try the oysters three ways for a tasty appetizer with Southern roots.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FerraraOctober 23, 2012
    The menu is always changing, but this is one of the best places to trust the recommendation of the staff! You will not be disappointed.
  • Thea R.
    Thea RodgersApril 21, 2014
    Order the crab gnocchi as a starter and the trout as your main! Don't skip out on dessert, the bread pudding is delicious!
  • Marc S.
    Marc SchapiroJuly 9, 2015
    Ridiculous tasting menu, both seasonal and vegetarian. Service was impeccable. Worth every cent...and great cocktails on top of it all.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25November 9, 2014
    Brunch- start with sweet potato muffins, potato gnocchi with blue crab and banana pudding for dessert
  • Jennie L.
    Jennie LamNovember 5, 2014
    Great food but feels impersonal. The quality is great though and the flavours are definitely there!
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealFebruary 22, 2011
    When was the last time your fine dining experience offered a vegetarian "Farmers Market" tasting menu specially designed by a Top Chef Master? You won't be disappointed! Read more
  • Noslen R.
    Noslen RamingoMarch 22, 2013
    Simply amazing food. Their 20.13 prix fix can't be beat. An amazing deal for the quality of food you get. wow
  • Eleanor S.
    Eleanor SteinmanOctober 24, 2012
    One of the most phenomenal meals I've ever had. Ask for Mark and Warren as your servers. You'll be well cared for!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GervaseFebruary 19
    You have one night for fine dining in New Orleans? Run, don't walk to Restaurant August. This is the best restaurant in the city.
  • Rudy M.
    Rudy MartinezApril 3, 2015
    Fancy dining and great service. Most def the best Besh restaurant.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DNovember 2, 2014
    Fantastic tasting menu. If you're look to splurge on a cajun/creole inspired treat, this is the place.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettAugust 30, 2015
    Gnocchi was phenomenal, as was everything else we ordered. Great meal.
  • Candis K.
    Candis KolbMarch 2, 2012
    Great venue for a corporate functions!! Just had a fabulous Coldwell Banker Luncheon here. I recommend the bourbon vanilla crime brûlée!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KimSeptember 23, 2013
    Top 3 meals ever. The gnocchi appetizer is a must and the banana pudding dessert.
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanMay 23, 2014
    The weekday lunch prix fixe is the best deal in the city - get the Whispering Angel rosé to pair
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzApril 26, 2014
    Fridays at lunch experience an imaginative 3-course meal with vigilant , but not intrusive, service for $20.14.
  • Raja G.
    Raja GuptaMay 9, 2012
    Go for the lunch price fixe - best lunch deal I have seen in a long time!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChoDecember 27, 2010
    You're here, splurge and do the tasting menu with the wine pairing. If there's turtle soup, DO NOT miss out on it.
  • Fat Mama's Tamales
    Fat Mama's TamalesAugust 16, 2011
    The first 7 courses of the 12 course meal were delicious, I missed the last 5 courses, don't ask.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FisherJuly 31, 2013
    It was amazing, the grouper was incredible and the wine list is impeccable.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RApril 5
    The scallops and breaded flounder were both awesome!
  • David A.
    David AApril 12, 2014
    One of the best restaurants in NO. Fish was excellent.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.July 5, 2011
    Perennial favorite on the menu: Potato Gnocchi with Blue Crab and Perigold Truffle.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 23, 2011
    Try the Watermelon gazpacho with pickled red onions. http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/five-chilled-soups/Content?oid=1868511
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveJanuary 23, 2014
    It's celebrity chef John Besh's place, so skip the food, and head to the bar for Besh's bacon-infused bourbon. Enough said.
  • Maurilio A.
    Maurilio AmorimJune 30, 2011
    Try the Banana Rum Cake With Creole Cream Cheese Icing. - This made me cry.
  • Mdn 2.
    Mdn 244April 9, 2015
    The best fine dining experience in New Orleans!
  • Will B.
    Will BinfordOctober 1, 2011
    While it may be costly, well worth the price to do the pairing menus. Experience everything Restaurant August has to offer.
  • Jenna M.
    Jenna MarcucciNovember 4, 2013
    The crispy squash blossoms are absolutely fantastic.
  • Darren H.
    Darren HearschApril 17, 2010
    Phenomenal. Sat at the bar and had the gnocchi, beet salad and oysters 3ways. Everything was top notch.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WoodardSeptember 27, 2011
    Fantastic plating and menu. Wasn't too fond of the duck. Chewy. Read more
  • Lluis
    LluisJanuary 4, 2011
    The best new years eve I could imagine! Services and food, just incredible!
  • Geoff P.
    Geoff PetersonJanuary 14, 2012
    Try to get a table where Robert is your table captain--you'll love him!
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