The National has both a welcoming and refined feel.
The National's all-occasion modern bistro modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe is both residential and metropolitan in design and displays 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.
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The National Bar & Dining Rooms is Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s vision of a go-to restaurant in New York City’s Midtown Neighborhood, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, seven days a week.
Conveniently located on the East Side of The City within walking distance to the United Nations, many major business hubs, Grand Central Terminal and more.
Inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and classic American dining rooms, The National has both a welcoming and refined feel, a welcoming respite from the bustling atmosphere of the area.
The menu at The National offers Zakarian's signature Modern American cuisine - a style of cooking that has earned him critical acclaim. Zakarian’s cuisine is fresh and accessible, concentrating on the freshest seasonal ingredients prepared with classic techniques.
The National is located at The Benjamin, a restored 1927 Emery Roth hotel, an architectural landmark of the Beaux-Arts style and a fitting complement to the restaurant’s refined style, café culture, and eclectic interior design.
Private Dining Rooms are accessible from a bronze spiral staircase and accommodate seated dining for up to 80 and cocktail receptions for up to 150. Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $75 to $250
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Capacity Seated 80 Buffet N/A Standing 150 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2012 Venue Spaces Indoor Venue Space Only Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee Licensed Server Is Required Accommodations The Benjamin Hotel features 209 room accommodations including 98 One-Bedroom Suites. Amenities Valet Parking Wifi Dining Chairs Dining Tables Venue Features The Scene: 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 restaurant create an ambiance of refined style with a café culture and eclectic interior design. Design: The National's all-occasion modern bistro modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe is both residential and metropolitan in design and displays 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. Standout Venue Features: The National provides street access from Lexington Avenue. Five private Dining Rooms are located on the second floor. Awards & Notables
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Celebration Locations The Corner Room: An intimate space with frosted glass French doors and a clustered teardrop chandelier. Our preferred event space for receptions, dinners, relaxed social gatherings, small wedding ceremonies or top-level meetings. Accessible from The Benjamin Hotel and Staircase from The National Restaurant. - View: Lexington Avenue - Max Capacity: 75 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing The National: Buy-out of the Restaurant Available - View: Lexington Avenue - Max Capacity: 200 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing The Lexington Room: Inspired by the Industrial Age and awash with natural light from its stunning arched windows. Ideal for seated private dinners, presentations, small boardroom meetings, conferences, training sessions and cocktail receptions. - View: Lexington Avenue - Max Capacity: 140 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!