The National Bar & Dining Rooms

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557 Lexington Ave Map
Route New York, NY   10022  
(212) 715-2400
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Named one of the "Top 50 favorite New York restaurants" by The New York Times, Zakarian's all-occasion grand café, located in Midtown East, offers a menu of modern bistro selections and culinary-driven cocktails.

The National Bar & Dining Rooms can be found at 557 Lexington Ave . The following is offered: Restaurants - In New York there are 2675 other Restaurants. An overview can be found here.

Keywords Zakarian, National, Midtown, Manhattan, Dining, Bar, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch.


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  • Geoffrey Zakarian

    Chef / Proprietor

    Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. As owner of The Lambs Club and The National in the heart of midtown Manhattan, as well as The National in Greenwich, Connecticut, Zakarian combines his classical culinary training and his eye for design in these three unique restaurants. He also oversees the food and beverage program at The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City. In 2014, Zakarian re-launched The Palm Court The Rose Club and The Champagne Bar at the iconic Plaza Hotel. In June of 2016, Zakarian made his West Coast debut, opening two concepts at Montage Beverly Hills - Georgie and The Garden Bar. Outside of his work as a chef, Zakarian is an accomplished author and notable television personality. In 2006, Clarkson Potter published his debut book, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town/Country, while his second cookbook, My Perfect Pantry, hit shelves in October 2014. In addition to his status as a longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and as an Iron Chef, Zakarian is a co-host on Food Network’s daytime series, The Kitchen, which premiered in January 2014, as well as the host of Food Network’s newest primetime hit, Cooks Vs. Cons. Zakarian also serves as Chairman of the City Harvest Food Council, an organization committed to fighting hunger in New York City. Most recently, Zakarian launched a system of refrigerator storage containers called Pro For Home, currently available on HSN. For more on Geoffrey, visit and follow Geoffrey Zakarian on Facebook, @gzchef on Twitter, and gzchef on Instagram.

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  • Rezart Gorencavic

    Executive Chef

    Leading the innovative culinary team at The National Bar & Dining Rooms is Executive Chef Rezart Gorencavic, under the seasoned leadership of Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. A native of Albania and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Tirana in Albania, Gorencavic launched his career in 1994 at the Rogner Hotel. In 2000, he moved to New York where he worked at Trattoria Dopo Teatro before working his way through the kitchen at 21 Club, where he spent the last 15 years. Under the guidance of chef John Greeley, Gorencavic learned to navigate Manhattan’s most celebrated culinary events and competitions including, New York’s Food & Wine Festival and Burger Bash. Gorencavic joined The National in the spring of 2016 and has brought his affinity for seasonal ingredients and belief in enhancing their natural flavors.


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