Private Dining at The National is an unforgettable experience. A stunning, oiled bronze spiral staircase leads guests from the main restaurant to the second floor of The Benjamin hotel, where five dining rooms accommodate seated dining from 10 to 80 and cocktail receptions for up to 200.
All menus are personally crafted for each party by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian with sophisticated solutions for rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthdays, bridal showers, bachelor parties, post-wedding brunch, intimate weddings, corporate dinners, and holiday parties.
Buyouts of The National are also available.
- The Restaurant Writes...
Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings his vision of a contemporary New York grand café to life at The National Bar & Dining Rooms. Housed in the same 1927 Emery Roth-designed building as The Benjamin Hotel, The National's all-occasion modern bistro offerings satiate guests from breakfast through late night. Modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe, The National is both residential and metropolitan in design and offers thoughtful details such as antiqued mirrors, a bronze spiral staircase, distressed peacock blue and chocolate leather banquettes, classic marble table tops, and black and white glazed-tile flooring.
Each Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm, The National features a lineup of New York City bands performing an array of musical selections such as classic jazz, funk, blues, and more.
- Contact Julie Flynn at (877) 746-0515