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791 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8162
+1 212-935-1433
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 great. I would recommend if you are in the area. You might meet reservations at... More 

Thank Jane B
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 sprouts I've ever eaten too...!

Thank jerryataylor
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 dinner I had in NYC. For dessert I had creme brulee. I would strongly recommend... More 

Thank danmuniz86
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went there for a business lunch, I had the breaded chicken sandwich, my colleague the cobb salad. She raved, my sandwich decent (a bit too much breading). The atmosphere good, well decorated, good volume for talking. Service was pretty poor, however, and it wasn't that busy. Maybe a one-off thing, will give it another shot.

Thank Bob M
Geneva, Switzerland
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a café that deserves 3 stars for its so friendly service. It's also a good place for a romantic dinner!

Thank Jean-Pierre M
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a very popular restaurant with a nice French/American cafe cuisine. It gets a little noisy as the night progresses, but not oppressively so. The waitstaff is good but not super. The food has a lot of fun options but is somewhat pricey. I wasn't thrilled by the cocktail menu but they made a good martini.

Thank PMGpmg
Long Island, NY
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Maybe it was just an off night but we were entertaining "foodies" from out of town and our experience at August was so disappointing. The décor was fresh and the staff were energetic but the food was truly disappointing. Tiny, tasteless mussels should have been the indicator of embarrassingly thin filets of branzino that came out of the kitchen lukewarm.... More 

Thank alsal
New York City, New York
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Delicious green salad and the best Nicoise salad I ever had in my life (anchovies, seared slices of tuna) in a slightly upscale utilitarian space and good UES-style service.

Thank ronaldfairbairn
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The food is always delicious and dependable. The service is impeccable. The staff is accommodating. And the decor is cozy and charming. The perfect neighborhood restaurant that you can always rely on for a wonderful experience. .

Thank rg2274

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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