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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.”


Geoffrey ZakarianDOHA, QATAR

Geoffrey Zakarian is a contemporary American restaurant and a new signature at the Waldorf Astoria in Doha, Qatar. The midcentury design is elegant and sophisticated and is complemented by remarkable cuisine that is presented with grace and grandeur. Using the finest ingredients and modern techniques, the menu features classic dishes reinterpreted for modern tastes and an award-winning wine list that has been curated from around the world. With touches of elegance throughout, impeccable service is often performed tableside to provide a personal, unforgettable dining experience.

Opening Spring 2023

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.

Temporarily closed for renovation – stay tuned for reopening details

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.

Dubai World Expo  October 2021 – March 2022


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.

Learn more about our consulting services from these examples of concepts that have been executed and launched:


Layla delivers a vibrant, convivial Mediterranean kitchen experience to Sonoma with a diverse, ingredient-driven menu featuring healthy, organic options as well as more indulgent fare. Learn More

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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