The National Bar & Dining Rooms

Row 1

557 Lexington Ave (at 50th St)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 715-2400
American, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 7:30 AM–10:00 PM Sat–Sun: 8:00 AM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • croque madame for breakfast ! really yummy !
  • Holy crap was this an awful experience. From the start to the bitter end, it was all bad. Starting with terrible service, it steadily snowballed into a heaping pile of shit. I don't recommend it.
  • Sit to the right, and ask for a banquette if you can manage one, then dont shy from ordering a hamburger after the octopus.
  • Classic food done with modern flair. Don't leave without having their burger topped high with gruyere cheese and accompanied by well crisped paprika laced fries.
  • What a great experience! The short ribs are to die for and you must get the whiskey infused mousse for dessert! Great service and impeccable food!
  • Delicious & cozy....the chicken will melt in your mouth.
  • Breakfast is really good, so make sure you get here before 10:30.
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  • The broad menu aims to please across the board, with dishes that display Geoffrey Zakarian's flair for the refined: duck confit cavatelli with porcini and currants, soba crab soup with pork belly.
  • Excellent grub spot. Ask for Ronnie, he is the best.
  • The signature cocktail is the National Mule - a very well-made Moscow Mule variant. Once "elite", it appears they have trimmed a couple ingredients (not sure why) so I now consider them "very good".
  • Iced tea ice cubes!
  • Very nice bar with an excellent service and delicious food! Come and enjoy!
  • Flank steak omelet with kale and beets was excellent.
  • All of the dishes from celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian are tempting, but you cant go wrong with the ugly burger: its got pickled japaleos, house pickles, and special sauce. Yum.
  • If you find yourself in this area, there is no better choice. Fantastic bistro food and vibe.
  • Service was amazing and the food was better! I ordered flourless chocolate cake after overhearing another guest say it was the best dessert she's ever had. I could not agree with her more! Amazing!
  • The shortribs are to die for! The wine is really overpriced.
  • Don't get Elin as a server. Food is good!
  • With credit to Sam Sifton, the burgers are baptized as "Ugly Burgers" .... Not the most photogenic but packs an incredible punch!