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 shrimp, leek, fennel, artichoke
    $37.00
  • roasted triple tail black garlic, corn, chanterelle, blue crab
    $38.00
  • 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, shoulder, loin, burdock root, tomatillo, peach
    $34.00
  • Raines Farm Wagyu beef strip short rib, avocado, heirloom tomato, arugula
    $49.00

our degustation menu

  • lemonfish cru jalapeño, crispy fish ham, summer melon
  • Gulf shrimp strozzapreti tomato, Korean chili
  • crispy pompano cucumber, sunchoke, oil cured olives
  • Home Place Pasture lamb squash, tomato, smoked eggplant, pine nut
  • peanut butter ice cream sandwich whipped malt, dark chocolate

A Tasting Of Farmers Market Vegetables

  • chilled eggplant soup lemon, tahini, sumac
  • crisp stuffed squash blossom corn, 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
  • root beer floating island vanilla meringue, white chocolate, cherry lambic
    $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
  • peanut butter ice cream sandwich whipped malt, dark chocolate
    $11.00
  • goat cheese crème caramel pineapple, cornmeal, carrot
    $11.00

Cocktails

  • They Might Be Giants cachaça, grapefruit, urfa biber, cardamon
    $13.00
  • Stoic & Bitter Rittenhouse Rye, Campari, Cardamaro
    $13.00
  • Henleyfield Ford's gin, blueberry, Lillet Blanc, sparkling wine
    $14.00
  • Under My Umbrella silver rum, dark rum, pineapple, lime, velvet falernum, Cointreau
    $13.00
  • The Long Adios charred jalapeño tequila, lime, agave nectar
    $14.00
  • House of the Rising Sun Aylesbury vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, Domaine de Canton
    $13.00
  • I Say Tuh-mah-toe Aylesbury vodka, tomato, strawberry shrub, lime, Campari
    $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

  • salad of heirloom tomato crab, burrata, cane syrup
    $16.00
  • Wagyu beef carpaccio horseradish, crispy potato
    $13.00
  • local summer vegetables poached yard egg, ricotta, lamb bacon
    $15.00

Hot Appetizers

  • potato gnocchi blue crab, black truffle, parmesan
    $18.00
  • fried green tomato crab & shrimp remoulade
    $16.00
  • warm peach & pig ear pickled peppers, peach marinara
    $15.00

Entrees

  • roasted grouper chanterelle, blue crab
    $36.00
  • petite strip steak potato, 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
  • roasted Mississippi pork peaches, tomatillo, avocado
    $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
  • root beer floating island vanilla meringue, white chocolate, cherry lambic
    $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 $28.00

  • corn and shrimp soup chanterelles
  • salad of local greens lardons, egg, caper

Prix Fixe - Main Courses

  • Home Place Pastures pork sausage laganelle, peppers, tomatoes
  • redfish courtbouillon blue crab, okra, Jazzmen rice

Prix Fixe - Dessert

  • sesame brownie whipped coconut, banana ice cream
  • rose scented ganache white chocolate, cantaloupe, rosé granita

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