The National Hotel
Dog friendly dining available, please specify in visit notes if you are bringing a furry friend. Inside Seating is also available. We do not reserve fireside seating.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily, our diverse menu specializes in seafood, steaks & Island favorites. Inside and outside bar shows all sporting events and offers live entertainment on the Weekends during high season.
Independently owned and operated the National Tap and Grille is favorite with locals and tourists
Always enjoy the view from the deck of the National. The food is always good . We were there their last night of the 2020 season. We will be back in the spring.
Fantastic service! Seafood was great! The dessert was also excellent. The best Lobster Bisque I have ever had. Sat outside with the firepit going. Really nice!
The most disappointing dinner we’ve had on the island in a while. Two different steak dishes, both arrived cold and the beef was tough and chewy. Our server did his best, but the food quality was a real disappointment.
Always a great outdoor dining location! Food choices were good, service friendly!
It was a lovely evening eating dinner on the porch of the National Inn. The chef was kind to add the halibut to a salad for me and it was fantastic.
We then had wine on the back patio, listened to the entertainment, and enjoyed the lovely evening. What a treat.
Wonderful! Service was fast and food was delicious. Would absolutely recommend.
Great time. Waitress was exceptional. Must try the s’mores. Great singer
Great outdoors on the back with fire pits and live music. Many great food choices, everything was delicious. Perfect summer night!
Bad service, mediocre food, beautiful view.
Staff nice service simply deficient
Our meal service and view were all spectacular. The only thing that we didn’t care for was that we were seated near a very drunk loud obnoxious bachelor party. But their behavior has nothing to do with the restaurant.
Was seated and it took over 30 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us, even after we asked for a server.
Great view over the harbor from our table on the porch, service was responsive and helpful, and our food was very good while also reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.
Great outdoor seating and view
The service and food were both fantastic! We come here yearly on vacation and it’s always a great experience!
Did not like the cheese used for my meal as well as my bf’s meal. We did not finish our food.
Really delicious swordfish, both the entree and the tacos. Baked brie was good but not incredible. Drinks were excellent, and what’s not to love about the view? The only sour note was the loud, incredibly obnoxious drunk couple that were seated just as we finished eating, but of course that’s not the restaurant’s fault. I’d love to eat here again!
Service was a little slow
Eating lunch at the National Hotel was a wonderful experience in itself. The food was great and filling . The service was nice and very friendly. The restaurant had spectacular ocean views. Definitely will come back next time we’re in Block Island.
Great food, location and service.
Excellent food, service and overall atmosphere. Best place on the entire island. Owner really knows how to treat his staff they all come back every year. Love it!!!!
Small portions for the price - overall great spot but over priced.
Anniversary and Birthday
We had a great experience at the National Hotel. Amazing location with an awesome view. Menu was great. The meatballs were absolutely outstanding. Burger was really good too. Definitely would recommend it
Unfortunately, the only thing going for the National is the history and the view.
Plastic chairs on deck were a big turnoff. Chowder was lukewarm, chicken Milanese was dry and fish tacos were bland.
Very expensive outing and a big disappointment.
I would have complained, but I was entertaining family and didn't want them to feel bad.
We had a waitress on day #2. She was amazing and attentive. Food was delivered hot and timely. Drinks were on expensive side, which was expected. Great ambiance and place to people watch while enjoying a meal on beautiful BI!
Always a good meal! The scallops and risotto is one of the best.
Nice view, food was fair, the cheap plastic chairs on the lovely porch really detract from the experience. Guests deserve better seats for a meal for a party of 4 adults and 3 toddlers that came to $400.
Steak was of poor quality. Too bad, great view.
Great location and view. Wait staff Griffin very nice and helpful.
Beautiful view...excellent service...and fantastic meal
I had the mussels appetizer sitting on Adirondack chairs surrounded by a firepit and live music. It was a lovely time!
Excellent meal. Expensive but well prepared. A real treat.
Everything was phenomenal. Food, service, outside dining
Amazing food, beautiful views and friendly staff. The crab shrimp rolls as an appetizer are incredible!!
View is outstanding over looking the harbor. Our waiter was very attentive. Food was good. Then had drinks by the fire pit in back. We had the whole deck to ourselves. Volume of patrons was down due to the coronavirus so this was probably a once in a lifetime experience. We love BI!
Always great to go to The National. Great food and very professional staff. Always pleasant, courteous and respectful. Can’t beat the view either. Been coming to The National for 17 years.
This was the last stop of our day on BI and it was a terrific way to round it out. Great food, great views, great service (thanks Sacha!). We will definitely be back. We had the burrata, crab cakes, burger, and salmon and everything was delicious. The service was attentive, but not overbearing, and the view just can’t be beat - we were on the front deck facing the harbor. When we were done, we headed across the street to get on the ferry and return to the mainland.
The food and service was excellent! We had a table outside that overlooked the water and boats- it was beautiful.
Great food and location.
The view spectacular. Food delicious. Will definitely go again
The National Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.