Founded in 1978 by 3 siblings who emigrated from Odessa Ukraine just a few years before, National Restaurant was one of the first Russian restaurants in NYC. Over the years they have put their hearts and souls into making National what it is today; a successful restaurant, nightclub and catering hall.
National quickly became popular and hosted numerous concerts performed by international Russian superstars who to this day thank National for their successful careers.
Throughout the years, National has been recognized for their quality and excellence in the restaurant industry. They have been featured on Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, numerous movies such as Lord of war, Moscow on the Hudson, Little Odessa, The Code and many other well known movies & publications.
Since 1978 National has undergone renovations and expansions to help keep up with the rising demand. It offers you 2 large halls which seat combined over 400 people. Each hall can be rented separately or together to make your dream event a reality. Both halls offer you a choice of a la carte or banquet menu, live music with a large dance floor, and a Vegas style live show.
Our ultimate goal is to provide our customers with a great meal and wonderful entertainment to make this an evening the customer will never forget!