A Grand Café in Midtown

The National is Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s vision of a go-to restaurant in New York City’s Neighborhood, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, seven days a week. The venue is conveniently located on the East Side of Manhattan within walking distance to the Rockefeller Center, Broadway, The United Nations and Grand Central Terminal.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings at The National his vision of a contemporary NYC Grand Café to life. The menu 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 seasonal ingredients prepared with classic techniques.

The National is located at The Benjamin, a restored 1927 Emery Roth hotel, a New York City Landmark and a fitting complement to the restaurant’s refined style, café culture, and eclectic interior design. 



Executive CHEF Rezart Gorencavic