Friend and I in Fredericksburg shopping all day, wanted a great meal. August E's was recommended to us. Our first clue should have been that the bartender warned us they had been slammed over Thanksgiving and they were out of edamame and French fries. So you can't go to HEB and buy potatoes? Luckily we didn't want either so it did not impact our dinner choices. We think our waitress was new and she was definitely off her game. Super nice but forgetful. Long periods of incommunicado. We had stuffed dates. Not to be missed. Shared the citrus truffle salad which was too sweet for us but we asked for fresh cracked pepper and I finally gave up waiting and ate it. My friend held out and said it made the salad. I'll never know. I ordered the axis medium rare. It was more medium and just two small chops. Flavorful but not enough. Came with mashed potatoes, roasted tomato and asparagus wish was not mentioned on the menu so we ordered sides. Which our waitress forgot. All sides were cold. My friend had the surf and turf special, which was also cold. She sent back - it was better but sides still cold. Fabulous mac and cheese. Could bathe in it! Brussel sprouts were ok. Bread was awesome. Out of chocolate cake. Put our sides on someone else's bill but figured it out after I was ready to pay. I feel bad but at those prices, it should be awesome. And it was not.