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Dress code at August?

Fantastic! Thanks to both of you.

Mar 24, 2009
ryanbuell in New Orleans

Dress code at August?

My family has reservations at August tonight. None of us has been there before, and based on the posts I've read, I'm really looking forward to it.

One question though... When I first looked online and saw the dress code, it said "business casual," which I took to mean dress pants and a button-down dress shirt. I've since seen "dressy casual" listed on other sites, which sounds more formal to me. I didn't bring a sport coat or blazer with me on this trip, nor did anyone else in my family. Will we be better off making reservations elsewhere tonight, and trying August on a future trip? Does it make a difference that our reservation is on a Tuesday night?

I saw a Chowhound post from 2004 that said coats might be a good idea for the guys, but that they weren't a requirement. Even if they're not required, will it be uncomfortable to eat there without one? Will we feel underdressed?

If you think we should make a reservation elsewhere, can you recommend another place for a special family occasion where our attire might be more appropriate?

Thanks very much for your help!

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301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mar 24, 2009
ryanbuell in New Orleans