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791 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8162
+1 212-935-1433
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“seared tuna” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
791 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8162
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Dining at a French style restaurant, I have some humble expectations. One of them is that the bernaise sauce is self made and not pre-fabric. We sent out their version of this French classic twice, asking them to tell the chef that we wanted a...More

Thank olha2017
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Though the customers sitting beside us at the restaurant were extremely loud and annoying, the food was DELICIOUS. The manager apologized during and after our meal, which was very kind of him since the two young women beside us were clearly (and loudly) concerned about...More

1  Thank Remy R
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I stopped by August on Lexington Avenue for dinner recently, and was very impressed with the beauty of the decor, the attentiveness and promptness of the wait staff and the very good cleanliness. Unfortunately, the food was not really that good. The pea soup with...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Well, seriously - restaurants in New York are more cozy than the other! Wooden tables, brick walls, candles on tables, fresh flowers on the bar - it is impossible to choose your favorite. August is an absolutely charming place where you can relax after a...More

3  Thank archil a
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A recent lunch at August was a mixed bag -- nice ambience (windows opening out onto Lexington Ave.), nicely presented but so-so food (seared tuna bowl -- wasn't the most flavorful tuna, only a modest amount of accompanying veggies for the price), and sluggish service...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Food SOUNDS good, but doesn't TASTE especially good. Waiter argued with me over Semi-Freddo, which they presented like soup, not near ice cream, hence the name, and the water argued that that was what the dish was SUPPOSED to be!

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We are here last night for the 2nd time. This time it was for dinner. Last time for brunch. The food is excellent. The menu is short but super choices. They have specials but ran out by 7:30 pm. The service was OK but not...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came after reading the Town & Country Magazine's rave review. We were not disappointed. Our meal was fabulous, reasonably priced, great wine list. Wine prices very fair. Gorgeous decor. Romantic. Good wait staff. Put this at the top of your dining list!!! Best Brussels...More

Thank jerryataylor
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

On Thursday 15th December I dropped by this restaurant randomly. Now I am impressed by the reviews below because I had a good experience. I've got the ribs with smashed potatoes and it was a fast cook and I would say one of the best...More

Thank danmuniz86
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed by the food and the service . We waited more than half an hour after ordering our food and it was not great ! Too bad because it's a cute little restaurant!

Thank Caroline E
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Mike W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8162
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-935-1433
  • E-mail
Located at 791 Lexington Avenue (between 61st and 62nd Streets), August is a charming respite amid the hustle of Midtown Manhattan. Fans of the longtime Bleecker Street location, which closed earlier this year, can continue to enjoy Chef Josh Eden's eclectic takes on classic comfort food. Mussels steamed with lemon beer broth and kale, Roasted Squash Ravioli, and Braised Short Ribs with Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are a few of the iconic August dishes served at the uptown location, along with inventive new entrees like Cauliflower Risotto made with white chocolate. The wood and velvet chairs at the bar give guests a perfect vantage point of the cool and sophisticated decor while enjoying an expertly executed cocktails from a rotating list.
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