Last night we took my parents to dinner at Restaurant August, and I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed. The service was spotty-- my husband ordered the 5 course tasting with wine pairing, and 3 of the 5 courses, they completely forgot to bring his wine. He hated having to ask for it each time, and it would always take them at least 10 minutes to get it. The last course he had, they didn't bring it at all.
While most of the food was excellent (the gnocchi, loup de mer and kobe beef in particular) a couple of items were extremely disappointing. I could not eat one of the oyster dishes, and my pork belly became overwhelmingly salty as I ate it. I could not finish it. This was most disappointing because the lobster was cooked perfectly.
I'm not sure if anyone else has had a similar experience at August, but I'm not sure that we'll be back.