Historic Heartland / Athens

The National

232 W. Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA 30601

706-549-3450
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The idea behind The National is simple: to provide a casual neighborhood gathering spot reminiscent of the bars and cafés we've enjoyed on travels to Europe. Mediterranean inspired food and wine is served for lunch and dinner in the dining room and throughout the day at the bar. While our menu points to culinary traditions from abroad, we value our local farmers and our dishes reflect the changing seasons in Northeast Georgia.

The National is brought to you by Executive Chef Peter Dale (owner of Seabear Oyster Bar and Condor Chocolates) and Hugh Acheson (owner of Five & Ten and Empire State South).

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 11:30AM
    Saturday: 11:30AM

    Cuisine Served

    Mediterranean

    Facility Amenities

    Full Bar

    Outdoor Dining

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Reservations Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Meals Served

    Dinner

    Lunch

    Payment Options

    American Express

    Mastercard

    Visa

Events

  • Hanukkah at The National

    Hanukkah at The National

    12/18/2017 - 12/19/2017

    The National is a casual Athens neighborhood gathering spot inspired by James Beard Foundation award-winning chef/author Hugh Acheson's favorite bars and cafés abroad. The menu features Mediterranean-inspired food and wine, focused on valuing local farmers and reflecting the changing seasons in Northeast Georgia. On December 18-19, Hugh will host his annual Hanukkah dinner: A three-course menu for $32 per guest. Reservations can be made online or by calling (706) 549-3450. The menu will incl... read more