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The National

at The Benjamin Hotel
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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • American (New)
  • 557 Lexington Ave, New York NY10022 40.756593 -73.971947
  • (At 50th St)
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  • (212) 715-2500
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Breakfast

Served Daily 7am-1030am

Appetizers

Fresh Fruit Salad ginger, lime   8.00
Yogurt housemade granola, greek yogurt, seasonal berries   14.00
Fresh Pastries assorted muffins, danish, croissants   10.00
Irish Oatmeal assorted dried fruits, brown sugar, hazelnuts   12.00

Entrees

Two Eggs Any Style local-farm eggs, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   15.00
Toasted Bagel gravlax, cream cheese, red onion, cucumber, caper, tomato   17.00
Sunchoke Omelet swiss chard, smoked gouda   17.00
Roasted Pepper Omelet arugula, westfield goat cheese   16.00
Bacon & Mushroom Omelet cremini, spinach, asiago   16.00
Chorizo Omelet idiazabal cheese, caramelized onion, pepperoncini   16.00
Croque Madame bistro ham, gruyere, truffled mornay, sunny egg   17.00
Banana Pancakes candied pecans, honey butter   16.00
Pork Belly Benedict poached egg, béarnaise, pickled fresno pepper   18.00
Biscuits And Gravy buttermilk biscuits, brasied short rib, asparagus, sunny egg   18.00
Egg White Frittata kale, quinoa, smoked mozzarella   16.00
Steak & Eggs hanger steak, eggs-any-style, béarnaise, grilled country bread   27.00

Sides

Toast    4.00
Roasted Potatoes    5.00
Bacon    7.00
Sausage    7.00
Cheddar Grits    6.00
Cold Cereal    8.00
Ham    7.00

 

Lunch

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3pm

Appetizers

Oysters On The Half Shell apple ginger mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce  ea 3.50
Mussels beer-steamed, whole grain mustard, celery, lime   15.00
Ricotta Gnudi chanterelle mushrooms, watercress, roasted pepper broth   16.00
Roasted Cauliflower lemon caper emulsion, grapes, preserved lemon   16.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   11.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Soups

Potato Leek bacon, preserved lemon, chive pistou   12.00
Chicken Noodle soba, ginger, scallion   11.00

Salads

Caesar parmesan, romaine, crouton   14.00
Calamari quinoa, shishito peppers, arugula, harissa vinaigrette   19.00
Chicken lacinato kale, tatsoi, pickled apple, zereshk berry, farro, mustard vinaigrette   19.00
Salmon shaved fennel, fine herb, arugula, lemon vinaigrette   18.00
Wedge candied bacon, sun-dried tomato, blue cheese, pickled red onion   16.00
Roasted Vegetable baby beets, roasted sunchoke, goat cheese   15.00

Sandwiches

The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00
Pulled Chicken Sandwich smoked mozzarella, rosemary vinaigrette, avocado   16.00
Portabella Mushroom piquillo pepper, pepperoncini, roasted tomato, taleggio   16.00

Entrees

Grilled Branzino butternut squash, rainbow chard, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds   28.00
Atlantic Cod bhutanese red rice, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, pineapple dashi   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00
Braised Short Ribs taro root & parnsip puree, mung beans, hoisin & chili glaze   28.00
Pork Chop broccolini, cheese grits, candied garlic   30.00
Steak Frites new york strip, mizuna, red wine sauce   38.00

Sides

Crispy Brussels Sprouts cider & mustard glaze   11.00
Mushroom Polenta king oyster, hen of the woods, parmesan   12.00
Hand-Cut Fries smoked paprika   7.00
Macaroni & Cheese caramelized onion, gruyere   12.00
Broccolini pecorino romano   9.00

 

Dinner

Served Daily 5:30pm-10:30pm

Appetizers

Oysters On The Half Shell apple ginger mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce  ea 3.50
Steamed Musse Ls beer-steamed, whole grain mustard, celery, lime   15.00
Grilled Octopus chorizo, fennel, cannellini bean, piperade   16.00
Ricotta Gnudi chanterelle mushrooms, watercress, roasted pepper broth   16.00
Roasted Cauliflower lemon caper emulsion, grapes, preserved lemon   16.00
Crispy Duck Leg braised mustard greens, cranberry compote   20.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Small Bar Bites

Shishito Peppers yuzu, black garlic aioliq   12.00
Chicken Wings ginger sesame sauce, pickled daikon   12.00
Meatballs creamy parmesan & basil pesto, pickled scallion   12.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   11.00
Charcuterie assorted meats, grilled bread, housemade pickles   17.00
Cheese Board seasonal compote, spiced walnut, grilled bread   16.00

Soups

Potato Leek Soup bacon, preserved lemon, chive pistou   12.00
Chicken Noodle soba, ginger, scallion   11.00

Salads

Wedge candied bacon, blue cheese, sun-dried tomato, pickled red onion   16.00
Caesar parmesan, romaine, crouton   14.00
Chicken lacinato kale, tatsoi, pickled apple, zereshk berry, farro, mustard vinaigrette   19.00
Roasted Vegetables baby beets, roasted sunchoke, goat cheese   15.00

Entrees

Grilled Branzino butternut squash, rainbow chard, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds   28.00
Atlantic Cod bhutanese red rice, bok choy, shitake mushrooms, pineapple dashi   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00
Braised Short Ribs taro root & parsnip puree, mung beans, hoisin & chili glaze   28.00
Pork Chop broccolini, cheese grits, candied garlic   30.00
Steak Frites new york strip, mizuna, red wine sauce   38.00
The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00

Sides

Crispy Brussels Sprouts cider & mustard glaze   11.00
Mushroom Polenta king oyster, hen of the woods, parmesan   12.00
Hand-Cut Fries smoked paprika   7.00
Macaroni & Cheese caramelized onion, gruyere   12.00
Broccolini pecorino romano   9.00

 

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday 11am-3:30pm

Eggs

Two Eggs Any Style local-farm eggs, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   15.00
Sunchoke Omelet swiss chard, smoked gouda   17.00
Roasted Pepper Omelet arugula, goat cheese   16.00
Bacon & Mushroom Omelet cremini, spinach, asiago   16.00
Chorizo Omelet idiazabal cheese, caramelized onion, pepperoncini   16.00
Croque Madame bistro ham, gruyere, truffled mornay, sunny egg   17.00
Pork Belly Benedict poached egg, english muffin, béarnaise, pickled fresno pepper   18.00
Egg-White Frittata kale, quinoa, smoked mozzarella   16.00

 

Fresh Fruit Salad ginger, lime   8.00
Yogurt housemade granola, greek yogurt, seasonal berries   14.00
Fresh Pastries assorted muffins, danish, croissants   10.00

Appetizers

Potato Leek Soup bacon, preserved lemon, chive pistou   12.00
Chicken Salad lacinato kale, tatsoi,pickled apple, zereshk berry, farro, mustard vinaigrette   19.00
Salmon Salad shaved fennel, fine herb, arugula, lemon vinaigrette   18.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Entrees

Toasted Bagel gravlax, cream cheese, red onion, cucumber, caper, tomato   17.00
Banana Pancakes candied pecans, honey butter   16.00
Biscuits And Gravy buttermilk biscuits, braised short rib, asparagus, sunny egg   18.00
Shrimp & Grits 10-grain porridge, lobster jus, preserved lemon   17.00
Steak & Eggs hanger steak, eggs-any-style, béarnaise, grilled country bread   27.00
Grilled Branzino butternut squash, rainbow chard, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00

Sandwiches

Portabella Mushroom piquillo pepper, pepperoncini, roasted tomato, taleggio   16.00
"Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00

Sides

Toast    14.00
Roasted Potatoes    5.00
Bacon    7.00
Sausage    7.00
Cheddar Grits    6.00
Cold Cereal    8.00
Ham    7.00

 

Desserts

Served Daily

Profiteroles mint chocolate chip, mocha & vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce   11.00
Spiced Carrot Cake pecans, italian plum compote, vanilla ice cream   12.00
Coffee Semifreddo espresso ice cream, frangelico toffee sauce   12.00
Vanilla Panna Cotta poached rhubarb, raspberry sorbet   11.00
Whiskey Chocolate Mousse devil’s food cake, blood orange sorbet   12.00
Cookie Plate assorted housemade cookies   9.00
Housemade Sorbet & Gelato daily selection   8.00
Cheese Board fresh figs, honeycomb, spiced walnut, grilled bread   16.00

Signature Brunch Cocktails

Gl $12 / Carafe $40

Royal Sangria pavan french muscat liqueur, dorothy parker gin, yuzu, fresh berries, ginger & mint   
Morning Spritzer cointreau, touch of grapefruit, q club soda   
Blood Orange & Ginger Mimosa berlucchi "cuvée ‘61’" sparkling, solerno blood orange liqueur, fresh ginger & blood orange   
Elderflower & Passion Fruit Bellini villa sandi "il fresco" prosecco, st. germain elderflower liqueur, passion fruit   
The NTL. Bloody Mary house special seasoning blend with russian standard vodka   

Coffee Selection From La Colombe $4

Regular Coffee monaco dark, strong & robust blend of 100% arabica beans from seven different origins. 4   
Espresso Coffee nizza medium roast that is creamy, full bodied, fragrant and sweet with notes of caramel.   
Decaffeinated Coffee monte carlo medium roast that is the quintessential classic coffee with everything.   

Tea Selection From Le Palais Des Thes

Black Tea $5

Grand Yunnan Imperial the subtle flavor of this flowery, mild tea is known as the "mocha of teas" or "surgeon’s tea", as it has the power to revive without over-stimulating the nerves. a splendid leaf with plenty of golden buds.   
The Des Lords thé des lords is a wonderful earl grey with a pronounced bergamot scent, enhanced with safflower petals   
The Des Amants rich and sensual, the des amants is a heady, fragrant blend of black tea, apple, almond, cinnamon and vanilla, spiced up with a hint of ginger   

Green Tea $5

Sencha Ariake produced by the province of kyushu, sencha ariake is the mildest of the great sencha teas. very invigorating and flowery, it is very pleasing in the morning.   
The Des Sources the des sources is a highly refreshing blend made of chinese green tea, bergamot and mint leaves. perfect as a thirst-quenching drink   
Grand Jasmin Chung Feng one of the best jasmine green teas. this remarkable tea allows the jasmine bouquet to fully develop during a 3-minute infusion.   
Fleur De Geisha inspired by the japanese hanami tradition of cherry blossom viewing, fleur de geisha is a refined japanese green tea, delicately flavored with cherry blossom.   

Red Tea

Rooibos A La Verveine decaffeinated a delicious blend of rooibos bush, rich in polyphenols, and fragrant verbena prized for its soothing qualities.   

Herbal

Infusion Camomille decaffeinated highly aromatic, its unique fragrance and pronounced flavor are particularly good after a meal.   5.00

Smoked

The Du Tigre the smokiest of the smoky teas. this black tea is smoked with spruce tree roots. a superb leaf.   5.00

 

Cocktails

The Red Carpet villa sandi prosecco, st. germain, dorothy parker gin, japanese yuzu   15.00
Midtown Manhattan old forester bourbon, carpano antica formula, angostura orange bitters, les parisiennes cherry   13.00
Ntl. Mule russian standard vodka, stirring’s ginger, luxardo maraschino, ginger beer, fresh ginger   14.00
Sidekick Margarita espolón reposado tequila, cointreau, spicy agave, passion fruit, chipotle salt   14.00
Corvette mitcher’s rye, fidencio mezcal, japanese yuzu, maple syrup, ginger beer, fresh mint   15.00
The French Cosmopolitan grey goose vodka, lejay original cassis, pavan muscat grape & orange blossom liqueur   14.00
Red Eye mount gay "black barrel" rum, kahlua, campari, sandeman founder’s port, black walnut bitters   13.00

Draught Beers

Stella Artois lager, belgium   8.00
Lagunitas "Little Sumpin" american pale wheat ale, ca   8.00
Abita "Pecan Harvest" american brown ale, new orleans, la   8.00
Evil Twin "Ryan & The Beaster Bunny" saison with honey, denmark/ny   10.00
Greenport "Black Duck" porter, ny   8.00

Bottle & Can Beers

Amstel Light lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 7.00
Heineken lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 7.00
Victory ‘Prima Pils’ pilsner, pa  (12oz btl) 8.00
Southampton Double witbier, ny  (12oz btl) 8.00
Estrella "Damm Inedit" witbier, barcelona. spain  (500ml) 25.00
Evil Twin "Falco" india pale ale, denmark/ny  (12oz btl) 9.00
Butternut’s ‘Porkslap’ american pale ale, ny  (12oz btl) 7.00
Sixpoint "Sweet Action" cream ale, brooklyn, ny  (12oz can) 8.00
Weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale, pa  (12oz btl) 9.00
Chimay ‘Grande Reserve’ (Blue) belgian strong dark ale, belgium  (11.2oz btl) 12.00
Einbecker ‘Non-Alcoholic’ germany  (12oz btl) 6.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Villa Sandi "Il Fresco" NV glera, prosecco doc treviso, veneto, italy   11.00
Berlucchi "Cuvée ‘61" NV chardonnay/pinot noir, lombardy, italy   14.00
Sparkling Pointe "Topaz Impérial" Rosé 2010 pinot noir, long island, ny   17.00
J. Dumangin "Brut 17" NV meunier/pinot noir/chardonnay, champagne, fr   19.00

White

Herencia Altès 2012 garnacha blanca, terra alta, catalonia, spain   11.00
Wild Rock "Elevation" 2010 sauvignon blanc, marlborough, new zealand   12.00
Klickitat 2011 pinot gris, klickitat county, wa   16.00
Huber ‘Obere Steigen’ 2011 grüner veltliner, traisental, austria   13.00
Trione ‘River Road Ranch’ 2011 sauvignon blanc, russian river valley, ca   18.00
Hermann J. Wiemer ‘Semi-Dry’ 2012 riesling, finger lakes, new york   14.00
Les Vins De Vienne 2012 viognier, rhône, france   17.00
Billard 2012 chardonnay, hautes-côtes du beaune, burgundy, fr   21.00
Jordan 2011 chardonnay, russian river valley, sonoma county, ca   19.00

Red

Jean-Paul Brun "L’Ancien" 2011 gamay, beaujolais, france   12.00
Domaine Rion 2011 pinot noir, savigny-lès-beane, burgundy, france   23.00
Renato Ratti "Ochetti" 2011 nebbiolo, langhe, piedmont, italy   16.00
Ventana 2012 pinot noir, arroyo seco, monterey, california   17.00
Wölffer Estate 2010 cabernet franc, the hamptons, long island, new york   14.00
Casas Del Bosque 2011 carménère, rapel valley, chile   11.00
Rodano Chianti Classico 2007 sangiovese, tuscany, italy   15.00
Vall Llach ‘Embruix’ 2009 garnacha/cariñena/syrah, doq priorat, spain   16.00
Marqués De Murrieta Reserva 2007 tempranillo/garnacha, rioja, spain   19.00
Château Notton 2009 cab sauv/merlot/cab franc, margaux, bordeaux, fr   29.00
Cultivar 2011 cabernet sauvignon, napa valley, california   20.00

Dessert

Markus Huber Eiswein 2009 riesling, niederösterreich, austria  (375ml) 22.00
Chât. La Clotte-Cazalis 2007 sauv. blanc/sémillon, sauternes, france  (375ml) 16.00
Dereszla ‘Aszú 5 Puttonyos’ 2006 furmint, tokaji, hungary  (500ml) 21.00
Calera ‘Doux’ 2010 viognier, central coast, ca  (375ml) 20.00
Marchesi Di Barolo "Zagara" moscato d’asti, piedmont, italy   12.00

 

The National
557 Lexington Ave
At 50th St
(212) 715-2500
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