359 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014
Best Of


  • Sun, Sat 11am-3pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$$
  • Catering, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Making spectacular use of an inherited wood-burning oven, August presents a greatest hits of greasy, garlicky, salty European food, including guinea hen cooked under a brick, deep-fried-and-festooned-with-flaky-French-sea-salt fritters called panisse, and the deceptively simple-sounding green-onion bulbs with romesco sauce. In doing so, they put to shame the city's barbecues-and maybe the porn industry, too-with their clever deployment of wood.

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