This luxe new eatery, from hotel restaurant impresario Geoffrey Zakarian, offers American bistro fare from morning till night in a grand corner setting. For breakfast, there's a pork-belly Benedict drizzled with béarnaise; lunchtime highlights haute classics like a truffled croque-madame; and at dinner look for mains like a roasted lamb shank with farro and butternut squash. For those just wanting a drink, expect high prices (cocktails hover around $14) and a stunning space to justify them: The bar is zinc, the tables marble, and the staircase (leading to a private dining room above) is gleaming bronze.
The National Bar & Dining Rooms
|Venue name:||The National Bar & Dining Rooms||Contact:|
The Benjamin, 557 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 50th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $42. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|