The National Bar & Dining Rooms

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2668 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 715-2400 ext. 2410
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rezart Gorencavic
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Allow us to plan your next event, and experience Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Modern American Cuisine in a memorable setting. A bronze spiral staircase leads guests from the main restaurant to the second floor of The Benjamin hotel, where five private dining salons accommodate seated dining for up to 80 and cocktail receptions for up to 150.

From weddings, baby showers and birthdays, to corporate dinners and holiday parties, leave the details to us.

To consult with us about your private dining experience, contact: SLAVKA KMEC T. 212 465 3888 /
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Cross street
50th Street
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Parking details
Street Parking and Valet Parking provided by The Benjamin Hotel for an hourly fee.
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Public transit
Take 6 Train or E Train to 51 Street.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine