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 heirloom beet and apple brûléed goat cheese, pecan
    $14.00
  • 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
  • crispy striped bass crawfish, black garlic, haricot vert
    $36.00

Meat And Fowl

  • juniper spiced breast of duckling cabbage, foie gras, duck ham
    $37.00
  • Home Place Pastures pork jowl, double-cut rib, loin, split peas, carrots
    $34.00
  • Raines Farm Wagyu beef strip oxtail, rapini, sweet potato, smoked onion
    $47.00

our degustation menu

  • lemonfish cru citrus, jalapeño, pimentón
  • huitlacoche agnolotti Mississippi rabbit, cotija
  • smoked mousseline crusted redfish royal red shrimp, asparagus, lemon
  • 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

  • soup of sunchoke and green garlic quail egg
  • charred broccoli and cauliflower salad whipped ricotta, satsuma, horseradish
  • field green cappellacci pot liquor emulsion
  • roasted fennel black trumpet mushroom, truffle
  • grapefruit Pavlova pistachio meringues, local honey, rosemary ice cream

Dessert

Dessert

  • a domestic cheese plate our daily selection of seasonal handcrafted cheeses
    $16.00
  • grapefruit Pavlova pistachio meringues, local honey, rosemary ice cream
    $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
  • "not just dessert" Mimolette, poached pear, almond
    $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
  • Yuzu Gone Coconuts silver rum, coconut milk, yuzu, basil
    $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 carrot salad crème fraîche, citrus, pecan
    $13.00
  • Wagyu beef carpaccio horseradish, crispy potato
    $13.00
  • pâté de campagne house pickles, mustards, marmalades
    $15.00

Hot Appetizers

  • black truffle risotto parmesan
    $18.00
  • fried green tomato shrimp & crab remoulade
    $16.00
  • crispy sweetbreads celery root, brown butter, parsley
    $18.00

Entrees

  • roasted black bass haricots vert, brown butter, blue crab
    $36.00
  • Wagyu strip roasted potato, cipollini, rapini
    $42.00
  • roasted fennel garlic, black trumpets
    $23.00
  • grilled dorado au poivre sweet potato, leeks, celery root
    $32.00
  • roasted pork loin sweet potato, leeks, sunchoke
    $28.00

Desserts

  • "Dirt Cake" cocoa nib panna cotta caramel milk chocolate ganache, passionfruit, coconut
    $11.00
  • grapefruit Pavlova pistachio meringues, local honey, rosemary ice cream
    $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

  • crawfish and cauliflower bisque spring onion
  • salad of local greens lardons, egg, caper

Prix Fixe - Main Courses

  • venison sausage laganelle roasted tomato, piquillo pepper
  • smoked mousseline crusted drum spring peas, lemon, cipollini

Prix Fixe - Dessert

  • chocolate cherry bomb Luxardo, earl grey, vanilla ice cream
  • buttermilk cornmeal cake lemon, caramel popcorn, cream cheese

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