Restaurant August

Cajun / Creole, French, American
$ $ $ $
301 Tchoupitoulas St (Gravier St)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-9777
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm

True, John Besh has become a New Orleans institution, but he’s also still one of the most interesting (did you know he was a U.S. Marine?) and ambitious (9 restaurants and counting) chefs in the Crescent City today. The American menu at this splendid eatery, located in a historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans’ Central Business District, shows his love for, and understanding of, French, Italian, and high-level American cuisine, much of it interpreted with a New Orleans lilt. His dishes also usually incorporate the finest local food that the Gulf has to offer; for example, roast pompano with Louisiana blue crab and charred Covey Rise cabbage and Two Run Farm's lamb with parsnip. And if delicious dishes like huitlacoche agnolotti with slow-roasted Sandy Hook rabbit and smoked chiles or crawfish étouffée with lemongrass and fermented pepper sound too heavy, you can always try August's $72 tasting of farmers' market vegetables, which features things like charred broccoli and cauliflower, roast onion and garlic soup, and grapefruit crémeux.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • There were 2 tasting menu options this evening & 1 was vegetarian (but not vegan). Unbelievable! All items from tasting menus were available ala carte too.
  • Crab truffle gnocchi. Worth every calorie.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • While it may be costly, well worth the price to do the pairing menus. Experience everything Restaurant August has to offer.
  • Phillip Lopez, chef of Root, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Potato gnocchi w/ blue crab & black truffle.
  • 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.
  • The first 7 courses of the 12 course meal were delicious, I missed the last 5 courses, don't ask.
  • Perennial favorite on the menu: Potato Gnocchi with Blue Crab and Perigold Truffle.
  • Brunch- start with sweet potato muffins, potato gnocchi with blue crab and banana pudding for dessert
  • It was amazing
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • One of the most phenomenal meals I've ever had. Ask for Mark and Warren as your servers. You'll be well cared for!
  • Amber makes the best mojitos in town!
  • Ask for Mark & Warren..... They are awesome !!!
  • The food is great. The waitstaff, not so much.
  • 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.

Nearby places

228 Poydras St (at Poydras St)
214 Royal St (in Hotel Monteleone)
718 Saint Peter St (at Bourbon St.)