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Augustine

5 Beekman St. (Nassau St.) Send to Phone
212-375-0010
Pretty Parisian bistro from Keith McNally in downtown Manhattan.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Augustine, New York, NY

Augustine Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant & décor: Keith McNally’s Augustine in The Beekman hotel is just what you’d expect from a restaurant group that gave you Balthazar and Pastis. The room has Parisian-bistro chandeliers, tiles adorned with parrots and vines, mirrors, white tableclothed tables and brown banquettes, all conveying the feeling that the restaurant is anything but new. Rather, Augustine feels like it’s been frozen in time with every detail meticulously created, a look that McNally perfected when he opened Balthazar.

Likes: You’ll feel transported to the Left Bank as soon as you enter.
Dislikes: The Parisian attitude can sometimes be off-putting.

Food & Drinks: The pretty bistro serves up French classics prepared with expertise, also reminiscent of those from Balthazar and Pastis. From oysters on the half shell to steak tartare and chicken paillard, all dishes show the masterful touch of chef Daniel Parilla. Grillades range from steaks to burgers and a selection of rotisserie-cooked meats is offered as well. Seafood includes lobster ravioli and daily specials. Baba au rhum and the galette du jour made with seasonal fruits are among the very French desserts. A cheese plate is available, too. The wine list skews French with some American options, and a six-choice martini list shows off mixologist creativity. The restaurant, thanks to its location in the hotel, turns out three meals a day plus brunch on the weekend so you can enjoy Balthazar’s viennoiseries all day long.
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