August

Modern French

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  • 2015 Best Wine List
Overview

From restaurateur/chef John Besh, August is Nola's great fine dining destination, serving modern French fare with Southern influences in a stately, 19th century French-Creole building. Glitzy glass chandeliers set a mood of haute hospitality over dishes like St. Mary Parish soft shell crab with almonds and summer beans. A Wine Spectator-awarded wine list and steal of a mid-day prix fixe menu draw in regulars.

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ACCOLADES

  • 10 Best New Orleans' Restaurants 2017 — Times-Picayune
  • Shrimp 'Etouffee': 10 Best Things Brett Anderson Ate Last Month, September 2016 — Times-Picayune
  • Modern New Orleans: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 - Times-Picayune
  • Best of Food- Best Chef 2015 — Gambit
  • Top 10 Restaurant 2014 — Times-Picayune
  • Best of Award of Excellence 2014 — Wine Spectator
  • Winner: James Beard Foundation Award for Who's Who in Food and Beverage 2014
  • Zagat rating of 4.7 out of 5

Menu for August

Dinner

Cold Appetizers

  • salad of grilled Alabama peaches brûléed goat cheese, pistachio, jalapeño
    $15.00
  • foie gras prepared three ways
    $26.00
  • royal red shrimp & crab ravigote mirliton, local greens
    $17.00
  • market vegetable "chop salad" petite herbs, champagne vinaigrette
    $14.00

Hot Appetizers

  • potato gnocchi blue crab, black truffle, parmesan
    $18.00
  • shrimp "étouffée" ginger, fermented pepper
    $13.00
  • potato crisp P & J oysters malt, tarragon, pickle of Covey Rise vegetables
    $17.00
  • Bayou Pigeon crawfish and tête de cochon buttermilk whey heirloom grits
    $18.00

Seafood

  • "breaded" flounder wild mushrooms, shrimp, crab fat
    $38.00
  • roasted mangrove snapper tasso crab rice, pepper roasted oyster
    $37.00
  • grilled dorado au poivre charred lemon, parsley root
    $34.00
  • Manchac softshell crab almond, peas, beans, blackened lemon
    $38.00

Meat And Fowl

  • juniper spiced breast of duckling bok choy, orange kimchee, foie gras, sesame
    $37.00
  • Rebecca Lirette pork jowl, double-cut rib, loin, split peas, carrots
    $34.00
  • Raines Farm Wagyu ribeye avocado, heirloom tomato, arugula
    $49.00

our degustation menu

  • lemonfish cru jalapeño, crispy fish ham, summer melon
  • huitlacoche agnolotti Mississippi rabbit, cotija
  • crispy pompano cucumber, sunchoke, oil cured olives
  • Home Place Pasture lamb seared loin, crépinette, minted buttermilk peas
  • brandy milk punch dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg ice cream

A Tasting Of Farmers Market Vegetables

  • chilled eggplant soup lemon, tahini, sumac
  • crisp stuffed squash blossom corn, fava, tomato
  • green garlic spaghetti sunny side up quail egg
  • pan roasted hen of the woods mushroom spinach, black truffle
  • fio di latte dark berries, ricotta, pound cake, aged balsamic

Dessert

Dessert

  • a domestic cheese plate our daily selection of seasonal handcrafted cheeses
    $16.00
  • fior di latte dark berries, ricotta, pound cake, aged balsamic
    $11.00
  • Louisiana strawberries n cream yoghurt, fried biscuits, isot chili, olive oil
    $11.00
  • "Dirt Cake" cocoa nib panna cotta caramel milk chocolate ganache, passionfruit, coconut
    $11.00
  • key lime soufflé tart ginger and condensed milk sherbet
    $11.00
  • brandy milk punch dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg ice cream
    $11.00
  • goat cheese crème caramel pineapple, cornmeal, carrot
    $11.00

Cocktails

  • The Girl from Ipanema cachaça, oolong tea, lemon, vanilla, sparkling wine
    $13.00
  • Stoic & Bitter Rittenhouse Rye, Campari, Cardamaro
    $13.00
  • Ponchatoula Swing Ford's gin, strawberry, Lillet Blanc, sparkling wine
    $14.00
  • Under My Umbrella silver rum, dark rum, pineapple, lime, velvet falernum, Cointreau
    $13.00
  • La Pasión Caliente Cabeza tequila, lime, cilantro, jalapeño, passionfruit
    $14.00
  • House of the Rising Sun Aylesbury vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, Domaine de Canton
    $13.00

Coffee & Tea

  • Press, Classic Roast Or Decaffeinated Illy Caffe
    Small $5.00
    Medium $8.00
    Large $10.00
  • Tea selection of serendipiTea organic teas
    $5.00

Friday Lunch Menu

Cold Appetizers

  • Covey Rise beet salad crab ravigote, bacon, quail eggs
    $16.00
  • Wagyu beef carpaccio horseradish, crispy potato
    $13.00
  • local spring vegetables poached yard egg, ricotta, lamb bacon
    $15.00

Hot Appetizers

  • potato gnocchi blue crab, black truffle, parmesan
    $18.00
  • fried green tomato shrimp & crab remoulade
    $16.00
  • "Buffalo" sweetbreads celery, buttermilk ranch
    $18.00

Entrees

  • roasted snapper sugar snap peas, blue crab, almond
    $36.00
  • grilled hanger steak fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, blue cheese butter
    $40.00
  • pan roasted Hen of the Woods mushroom spinach, black truffle
    $23.00
  • crispy pompano sunchoke, squash, olives
    $32.00
  • mole crusted rabbit sweet potato, pumpkin seed, tomatillo
    $26.00

Desserts

  • "Dirt Cake" cocoa nib panna cotta caramel milk chocolate ganache, passionfruit, coconut
    $11.00
  • goat cheese crème caramel pineapple, cornmeal, carrot
    $11.00
  • Louisiana strawberries n cream yoghurt, fried biscuits, isot chili, olive oil
    $11.00
  • daily seasonal ice cream or sorbet
    $8.00
  • a domestic cheese plate our daily selection of seasonal, handcrafted cheeses
    $15.00

Friday Lunch Prix Fixe $26.00

  • turnip and green garlic soup blue crab
  • salad of local greens lardons, egg, caper

Prix Fixe - Main Courses

  • Homeplace Pastured lamb fusilli, smoked creole tomatoes, spring peas
  • pan-seared drum cauliflower, capers, blue crab

Prix Fixe - Dessert

  • dark berry cream "pie" pie crust, crème fraîche, blonde chocolate
  • bananas and milk brioche, cane syrup, sweet cream

301 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Formal, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (504) 299-9777
  • Private Dining Room: Yes