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The National NYC - CLOSED

8 Rivington Street, #1A, New York City, NY
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
20 Feb 2016
“Fine NYC restaurant - feels average for its price point ”
29 Jan 2016
“Good but standard has slipped”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Rivington Street, #1A, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner one night and coffee another day with clients. Service fine in both cases and the food tasty enough. Nothing to write home about but far better than the tourist traps a few blocks west.

Thank Chi-charter_cruiser
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Benjamin above and went here a couple of times over the last 2 weeks. We had also been here a couple of times a few years ago when previously in New York. It was really good then and while still...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I have come here in the past and have always had a nice lunch. I came here with clients while in town. This place is noisy, so be prepared to speak loudly over the notice. The staff has always been very friendly and this was...More

Thank puma1954
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Thought the restaurant menu looked good for lunch. Sat at the bar and ordered the pulled chicken sandwich. Seemed to take a very long time my oder and other diners seated at the bar as well. The bartender was very attentive. Sandwich was nicely priced...More

Thank gvlv77
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We walked by this restaurant several times a day and we thought it appealing, especially at night. The ambiance was indeed alright, and we had high expectations. The waitress who took our order was very friendly, but the man bringing and collecting our dishes was...More

Thank Nefertete
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Two collegeaus and I went therefor dinner, We ordered several appetizers and salad. It was a fun way to try new things. My favorite ended up being the roasted Brussel sprouts which was a surprise to me since I didn't know I even liked Brussel...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I am a fan of Geoffrey Nazaryan's food sensibilities but his restaurant was a disappointment. I went on a cold, snowy night when stuck overnight in New York. The restaurant was busy and I showed without a reservation and asked about sitting at the bar....More

Thank esemmes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I went to The National with a group for breakfast. Some of us were seated promptly, but one of us, not having been told by the host that some of the group had been seated, was left waiting by the host station. Once we were...More

Thank aaaaa
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Great atmosphere, but the food.... Oh the food. After a long wait for service the starter appeared, I had the Steak Tartare which was very good. As a main I ordered the braised ribs and my partner a hamburger. When the main courses eventually arrived...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent location. Fine service. 90% of diners were executives with no ties. Interesting. worth going. Upscale.

Thank ArmenGrigoryan
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  • Address: 8 Rivington Street, #1A, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
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