June 17, 2010

The National.

Last night, I had the pleasure of going out with one of my favorite people to a new (to me) restaurant on the Lower East Side: The National. The National is on Rivington Street (next to Freeman's), and boasts a wall of antique mirrors, delicious seasonal food and specialty cocktails.

Arugula salad with ricotta and fennel; Chilled beet soup with sour cream

Maine lobster roll with french fries; Pan seared steak
I'm not big on french fries, but these were some of the best fries I've ever had!

The decor was extremely cute and the meal was lovely. I'd highly recommend the lobster roll. It was fresh, light - perfect for a summer evening.

The National
8 Rivington Street
Between Bowery and Chrystie
New York, NY 10002

P.S. to people who frequent my blog, you may have noticed that I've added a quasi shop. Let me know what you think or what kind of things you'd like to see up there! The theme is, of course, "my favorite things."


  1. That looks like a great little restaurant. I love to meet up with friends, eat a good dinner, talk for hours and have some white wine- good times! :)

    Do you know the Band "The National" I LOVE them!

    I like your "My favorite things" shop- oh my, we have SO SO much in common! Seriously! I have so many things from your list. Unfortunately we can't get Anna Sui make up over here- their packaging is really pretty.


  2. i love that last shot. it shot right through my neutrons and swirling particles of my being. i so want to be there. i love new york. i love the lower east side. i visited the tenement museum and loved it. this looks wonderful. subway brick tiles and wood tables. thanks.

  3. That restaurant looks lovely. the last picture is great! xo


  4. YUM! Going tonight.


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