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Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St. (Gravier St.) Send to Phone
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The flagship of the John Besh restaurant collection is Restaurant August.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 7 reviews
Dining room at Restaurant August, New Orleans, LA

Restaurant August Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur/owner/chef John Besh's Louisiana upbringing and knowledge of cutting-edge culinary trends enable him to compose menus that hold their own among the most stringent standards of fine dining. Firm yet tender gnocchi serve as tasty foils for blue crab and black truffle in what has become a mainstay offering on an otherwise frequently changing menu. While foie gras seems to be disappearing from some restaurant kitchens, here it's prepared three ways. Three-course fixed-price Friday lunches are a steal; such dishes as roasted cochon de lait with pimento cheese grits show all the polish of August’s evening feasts. At dinner, guests may order à la carte, opt for the Dégustation menu ($97, $147 with sommelier wine pairings), or choose A Tasting of Farmers Market Vegetables ($72, $122 with sommelier pairings). Besh’s dedication to all things Louisiana is most evident in his seafood entrées, like the roasted Gulf dorado, house-cured lardo, crisp farro and Swiss chard. For dessert, we recommend the singular buttermilk chess pie, or the refreshing Meyer lemon soufflé tart. The somewhat unconventional wine list stands out because of its dedication to European boutique wineries that may not be featured in comparable local establishments. Refinement rules, from the dark-wood walls and soft lighting of the bar to the main dining room with its four big chandeliers and damask-covered walls.

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Beautiful Restaurant
by spudly on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:59 pm
Still the most beautiful restaurant in the city, it is not the wheel horse it once was...why?...well it was Chef John Besh's first restaurant and when it was his only restaurant it was truly world class.

After several years, plus Hurricane Katrina and more restaurants (Besh's Steakhouse, Luke, La Provence not to mention his stint on The Next Iron Chef) Restaurant August has suffered.

Is it still one of the best in New Orleans? Yes.
Can you get a sub-standard meal there? Yes.

I would still recommend it highly if you have never been and it does still have a certain type of "cache" for some people but those of us who remember it's heydey it's just not the same.
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