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“Creating a restaurant always begins with a concept and a storyline. Everything follows from there, from the menu to service to the lighting to the interior design. When you start with the right concept, the different elements fall into place naturally and the total experience for guests is exciting and memorable.”

To our Family and Friends,

Due to the city wide mandate and efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, The Lambs Club and The National have temporarily suspended operations. Our thoughts are with the entire restaurant industry, its patrons and our community neighbors. As we traverse this turbulent time together, we are confident that we will all emerge stronger and more resilient than ever. We look forward to cooking for you again very soon and in the meantime, stay safe and enjoy spending time at home with your loved ones.


The National Bar & Dining RoomsNEW YORK CITY

Inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and by classic American dining rooms, The National offers a welcoming yet refined interior design, great service, and a range of bistro-style dishes with Zakarian's signature Modern American touch. Located at the restored 1927 Emery Roth building, an architectural landmark of the Beaux-Arts style.

“Looking for a new Midtown staple? Try The National.” - Examiner

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The National by Geoffrey ZakarianDUBAI, UAE

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings to life his vision of an American Grand Café with The National by Geoffrey Zakarian. The menu offers Zakarian's classic dishes from The National Bar & Dining Rooms, the flagship location in Midtown Manhattan. The approachable American cuisine is prepared with the best ingredients and expert care, while the bar serves up cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that feature unique ingredients, fresh juices and careful technique to make the perfectly balanced drink. It is easy to understand why the combination of this lively fun environment paired with Zakarian's style of cooking has earned him much acclaim and has made The National beloved for over a decade.

“Opening November 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE”

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Zakarian Hospitality Consulting creates restaurant and bar concepts for clients looking to internally manage ongoing operations. By applying Geoffrey and team's industry expertise in cuisine, service training, and dining room, bar and kitchen design, Zakarian Hospitality Consulting delivers spaces with best-in-class operational functionality and provides dining and drinking experiences at the forefront of the food and beverage landscape.

The below three places were recently completed and launched for The MacArthur Hotel in Sonoma, CA.


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The Bar
at MacArthur Place

A gracious, classically-styled bar appointed with dark wood finishes and luxuriant, custom-crafted furnishings. The Bar at MacArthur Place features meticulously rendered American cocktails, an assortment of craft beers, and a simple, high-quality menu.

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The Porch

An effortless, all-day stock house style coffee bar & marketplace, inspired by the pastoral charm of Sonoma and the estate pedigree of MacArthur Place. The Porch features sandwiches, fresh fruit, and a variety of easy grab-and-go options in a relaxed, Sonoma farmhouse inspired setting.

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