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2011 TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Restaurant August

John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans A dining room at Restaurant August in New Orleans

Restaurant August
Chef John Besh
New Orleans

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An historic French-Creole building dating back to the 1800s is home to this most elegant and charming of New Orleans restaurants. Chef-owner John Besh offers a dynamic contemporary French menu with a focus on local ingredients and reflections of his own Louisiana roots. Luxurious surroundings include a two-story wine room where Besh keeps a selection of European boutique wines rarely found elsewhere in town.


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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

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