We are passionate about the relationship between food and health. Integral to success, nutrition is the key to productivity and wellness. Proper nourishment engages every aspect of your being—physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Nourish the mind, nourish the body. Ever-dedicated to creating exquisite and transcendent experiences, cuisine is of paramount importance at The Benjamin.
Food Network’s famous Iron Chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian brings incredible dining to the Benjamin with his signature restaurant The National. It’s considered a modernized French bistro, noted as one of The New York Times’ 50 favorite New York restaurants.
The restaurant is inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and by classic American dining rooms, offering a welcoming atmosphere and impeccable service. The menu at The National offers classic bistro dishes with Zakarian's signature Modern American touch - a style of cooking that earned him critical acclaim at his previous establishments TOWN and Country. Zakarian’s cuisine is fresh and accessible, concentrating on American ingredients prepared with French technique.
A James Beard Award-winning restaurant, The National is located in the lobby of The Benjamin, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.