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Inside The National Bar & Dining Rooms, Now Open

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Yesterday, The National Bar & Dining Rooms, chef Geoffrey Zakarian's second hotel restaurant to make its debut this fall opened to the public in the Benjamin Hotel in Midtown. The menu at the new joint is full of traditional European bistro dishes and requisite hotel fare—a burger, steak frites, beet salad along with roasted chicken, a lamb shank, Scottish salmon— and is manned by Zakarian's Country sous Paul Corsentino. Take a look around and check out the menu below.


Squash Soup
Roasted Apple, Ras Al Hanout,
Pumpkin Seed 9

Crab Soup
Maine Crab, Pork Belly, Soba, Enoki,
Mitake, Scallion 13


Oysters on the half shell
Apple Ginger Mignonette,
Traditional Cocktail Sauce 3.50 / piece

Lobster Broth, Orange, Basil, Saffron Crouton 12

Mushroom Gnocchi
Parmesan, Watercress 12

Grilled Octopus
Chorizo, Fennel, Cannellini Beans, Piperade 15

Ribs Pomegranate
BBQ, Scallion 14


Fennel and Arugula Salad
Pecorino, Orange, Olive 9

Chicken Salad
Cous Cous, Radish, Mango,
Baby Carrots, Mustard Greens,
Mustard Vinaigrette 15

Baby Beet Salad
Pistachio, Red Quinoa, Frisee,
Orange Yogurt 14

Caesar Salad
Parmesan, Romaine, Crouton 11


Steak Frites
Sirloin, Mizuna, Red Wine Sauce 26

Black Cod
Fried Clams, Grilled Leeks, Lemon Fennel, Herbed Chowder 28

Skate Grenobloise
Roasted Cauliflower, Lemon, Caper, Grapes 20

Lamb Shank
Farro, Butternut Squash, Cranberry 26

Scottish Salmon
Plancha Roasted, Cucumber and Date Salad 24

Pork Chop
Broccolini, Candied Garlic 23

Roasted Chicken
Heirloom Lemon Potato, Chanterelle, Natural Jus 21


Baby Artichoke Sandwich
Feta, Hummus, Eggplant,
Pepperoncini 13

Pickles, House Sauce,
Bibb Lettuce 15 Bacon +2


Cider Glazed Brussel Sprouts
Crispy Prosciutto 7

Roasted Mushrooms 8

Fries 6

Roasted Potatoes 7

Pecorino Romano 7