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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    September 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Rlagnado's Reviews
 
Iron 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.<br /><br />Each Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm, The National features a lineup of New York City bands performing an array of musical selections such as classic jazz, funk, blues, and more.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
What did I miss??
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The thougt of attending the restaurant of an Iron Chef is enough to get my mouth watering and maybe my expectations were set to high because things fell a bit short. This wasnt my first time at The National and looking back, it has been a bit of a rollercoaster. A great meal followed by a just ok meal. This meal was just ok. The part that stands out the most was the slow, sub-par service. The place was rather quiet so there was really no excuse. The food was good but forgetful although I'll give credit where its due, the sides we ordered, brussel spouts and mac and cheese were very good. I would give the place another chance and hope for a high......"
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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<br /><br />CATCH features Executive Chef Hung Huynh’s contemporary renditions of classic seafood dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable. Surprising the palette in the bright and clean complexity of each plate, this 2 floor, 275 seat restaurant offers a variety of unique dining experiences to its loyal clientele, boasting an open kitchen and communal dining tables that further compliment the restaurant’s inviting atmosphere. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great place in a great neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Top chef in a top Manhattan neighborhood, how can you go wrong. Interesting menu of seafood kept our party of 6 busy for a good while. The rolls were fine but stick with the stuff like the mahi tacos and lobster rolls, both excellent. The seafood tower was fresh and the oysters nice and briney. Highlight I think was the Cantonese lobster, really great. The chocolate sphere for dessert was a perfect ending...."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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