specials

Saturday, August 30th 
During the Game Prix-Fixe, featuring 3 courses for $32 per guest 
available for seatings from 5 - 7:30 pm  

  1.  
seared okra and chickpeas, lamb merguez sausage, harissa, yogurt, almonds  or  
romaine heart, tomato, cucumber, marinated onion, bacon, breadcrumbs, piquillo dressing  or  
cucumber gazpacho, chopped shrimp and sumac 

  2.  
grilled CAB flatiron steak, punched fingerling potatoes with red peppers and jalapeños, local arugula, horseradish cream   or  
roasted wild Alaskan salmon, farro, field peas and squash, dill creme fraiche  or  
vegetable plate 

  3.  
chocolate budino, cherries, whipped cream and cocoa nibs  or  
Georgia baklava with peanuts, pecans, cane syrup  or  
Elberton blue cheese with accompaniments 

   $32 per guest   
call 706-549-3450 or email at reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

Saturday, August 30th
During the Game Prix-Fixe, featuring 3 courses for $32 per guest
available for seatings from 5 - 7:30 pm

1.
seared okra and chickpeas, lamb merguez sausage, harissa, yogurt, almonds
or
romaine heart, tomato, cucumber, marinated onion, bacon, breadcrumbs, piquillo dressing
or
cucumber gazpacho, chopped shrimp and sumac

2.
grilled CAB flatiron steak, punched fingerling potatoes with red peppers and jalapeños, local arugula, horseradish cream
or
roasted wild Alaskan salmon, farro, field peas and squash, dill creme fraiche
or
vegetable plate

3.
chocolate budino, cherries, whipped cream and cocoa nibs
or
Georgia baklava with peanuts, pecans, cane syrup
or
Elberton blue cheese with accompaniments

$32 per guest
call 706-549-3450 or email at reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

Dinner & a Movie 
Sunday – Tuesday, April 13-15 
Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel  

   First  
salad of local lettuces, pumpkin seed vinaigrette, 
radishes, croutons  or  
poached asparagus with mustard-caper sauce 

  Second  
trout schnitzel, braised red cabbage, roast potatoes, 
herb-horseradish sauce  or  
roasted pork with onions and peppers in a paprika sauce, 
over buttered egg noodles 

  Third   dessert to share  
Bavarian cream with strawberry-rhubarb jam,  or  
“Boy with Apple” tart with salted caramel cocoa sauce 

   $40 per guest, includes dinner, movie ticket, tax, 
and dinner gratuity

Dinner & a Movie
Sunday – Tuesday, April 13-15
Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel


First
salad of local lettuces, pumpkin seed vinaigrette,
radishes, croutons
or
poached asparagus with mustard-caper sauce

Second
trout schnitzel, braised red cabbage, roast potatoes,
herb-horseradish sauce
or
roasted pork with onions and peppers in a paprika sauce,
over buttered egg noodles

Third dessert to share
Bavarian cream with strawberry-rhubarb jam,
or
“Boy with Apple” tart with salted caramel cocoa sauce


$40 per guest, includes dinner, movie ticket, tax,
and dinner gratuity

Appetizer to share:
hummus
sumac, warm flatbread
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika
or
romaine heart salad tomato, cucumber, radishes, marinated onion, bacon,smoked paprika-buttermilk dressing

Entrée:
roasted GA chicken breast
saffron pearl couscous, tomato salmorejo, arugula-feta salsa verde, radishes, aleppo
or
grilled beef hanger steak punched potatoes, sautéed pole beans,
horseradish creama, red chimichurri, marcona almonds, scallions

Dessert to share:
chocolate goat cheese cheesecake
blackberries, whipped cream
or
peach pie brown butter gelato


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Dinner and a Movie: ATHfest Weekend

Appetizer to share:
patatas bravas aioli, sweet & spicy tomato sauce
or
hummus sumac, warm flatbread
or
iceberg lettuce wedge marinated Vidalias, hard boiled quail egg, pecans, bacon, bronze fennel, smoked paprika-buttermilk dressing

Entrée:
pan roasted Norwegian cod
saffron pearl couscous, green cabbage slaw with preserved lemon and herbs, romesco sauce
or
crispy pork shoulder (Anderson Farm, Madison Co) red rice, pole beans, avocado crema, radishes, piquillo peppers, peanuts {25}

Dessert to share:
lemon mousse strawberry conserve, whipped cream, almond biscotti
or
blueberry buckle apricot sorbet, lime curd

Dinner+Movie Menu: November 19, 2012

Appetizer to share:
patatas bravas
home fries with spicy-tomato sauce and aioli
or
whipped eggplant and artichoke
pine nuts, pomegranate mollases,
za’atar flatbread

Entrée:
pan roasted Alaskan cod
heirloom white beans with saffron, sofrito, green tomato and house bacon, frisee with kumquats and watermelon radish
or
grilled pork tenderloin whipped sweet potato, peanut collard greens, radishes, harissa-honey sauce, crushed peanuts

Dessert to share:
coconut cake

grapefruit curd, toasted coconut, lime cream
or
vanilla flan
pomegranate, shortbread, roasted pineapple

Dinner and a Movie 
October 28 - 30   Italian-inspired prix-fixe coinciding with   The Salt of Life   at Ciné  

  In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit  Mid-August Lunch , writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy—this time with a dash of the bittersweet.  

   Appetizer to share:   roasted cauliflower salad   celery, arugula, lovage, capers, pine nuts, black olive vinaigrette 
or  local lettuces   cheese curds, tomato-focaccia breadcrumbs, red wine-herb vinaigrette 

  Entrée:   pan roasted North Georgia chicken breast   bruschetta with local goat cheese, wilted escarole, roasted peppers agrodolce 
or  orecchiette with clams   broccoli rabe, tomato, basil, parm 

  Dessert to share   panna cotta   Cruze buttermilk, roasted grapes, balsamic  
or  pumpkin bread pudding   pumpkin gelato, pumpkin jam

Dinner and a Movie
October 28 - 30

Italian-inspired prix-fixe coinciding with The Salt of Life at Ciné

In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit Mid-August Lunch, writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy—this time with a dash of the bittersweet.


Appetizer to share:
roasted cauliflower salad celery, arugula, lovage, capers, pine nuts, black olive vinaigrette
or
local lettuces cheese curds, tomato-focaccia breadcrumbs, red wine-herb vinaigrette

Entrée:
pan roasted North Georgia chicken breast bruschetta with local goat cheese, wilted escarole, roasted peppers agrodolce
or
orecchiette with clams broccoli rabe, tomato, basil, parm

Dessert to share
panna cotta Cruze buttermilk, roasted grapes, balsamic
or
pumpkin bread pudding pumpkin gelato, pumpkin jam

“During the Game” Prix-Fixe    While the Dawgs play the Gamecocks, we’re still cooking   $30 for three-courses, all night 
Saturday, October 6th  

 1.   local lettuces , nardello peppers, marinated onions, soft herbs, GA olive oil, 8-year balsamic 
or  roasted beets  with house cheese curds, wilted escarole, breadcrumbs, dijon 

 2.  braised Cornish game hen (aka petite Gamecock) , cornbread panzanella salad, savory tomato jam, radishes 
or  grilled beef bavette steaks , whipped plantain, end of season cherry tomatoes, avocado-tomatillo salsa 

 3.  cup o’ chocolate , house marshmallow, peanut butter powder 
or  Oleta’s apple cake , green apple sorbet, salted caramel, pecans, pomegranate  

   call for reservations 706.549.3450

“During the Game” Prix-Fixe
While the Dawgs play the Gamecocks, we’re still cooking
$30 for three-courses, all night
Saturday, October 6th

1.
local lettuces, nardello peppers, marinated onions, soft herbs, GA olive oil, 8-year balsamic
or
roasted beets with house cheese curds, wilted escarole, breadcrumbs, dijon

2.
braised Cornish game hen (aka petite Gamecock), cornbread panzanella salad, savory tomato jam, radishes
or
grilled beef bavette steaks, whipped plantain, end of season cherry tomatoes, avocado-tomatillo salsa

3. cup o’ chocolate, house marshmallow, peanut butter powder
or
Oleta’s apple cake, green apple sorbet, salted caramel, pecans, pomegranate


call for reservations 706.549.3450

Dinner + Movie Menu: May 20

Appetizer to share:
spring salad arugula, local strawberries, feta, pecans, rhubarb, sherry vinaigrette
or
hummus sumac, warm flatbread or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika

Entrée:
roasted Spring Mountain chicken breast wilted kale salad, parmesan, pecans, radishes, lemon vinaigrette, tomato jam
or
pan roasted Sturgeon (Cohutta, GA) orzo salad with fava beans and artichokes, roasted tomato aioli, scallion-radish-preserved lemon salsa, fennel fronds

Dessert:
flourless chocolate torte espresso and almond semifreddo, blackberry
or
honey cake vanilla mascarpone cream, local strawberries

Dinner+Movie April 15

Appetizer to share:
waldorf salad local spinach, apple, celery, golden raisins, walnuts, creamy dressing
or
hummus sumac, warm flatbread
or
patatas bravas home fries with spicy-tomato sauce and aioli

Entrée:
pan roasted Pacific kingklip orzo salad with fava beans, roasted tomatoes and rock shrimp, wilted local swiss chard, Greek yogurt with cucumber
or
crispy Heritage Farms pork shoulder red & white rice, sugar snap peas, avocado crema, hearts of palm, piquillo, Vidalia, cilantro

Dessert:
carrot cake blueberry, candied carrot
or
strawberry shortcake vanilla cream, local strawberries

April 1, 2012  

  Appetizer to share:   spring salad   little gem lettuces, frisee, asparagus, peas, green beans, marinated onion, bacon, feta, dijon vinaigrette  
or  hummus   sumac, warm flatbread  
or  stuffed medjool dates   celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika  

  Entrée:   sauteed laughing bird shrimp   fava beans, ramps, black trumpet mushrooms, sherry, chili, pan con tomate, toast, arugula 
or  grilled beef bavette steak   (Painted Hills, OR)  roasted baby potatoes, king trumpet mushrooms, Vidalia soubise, roasted tomato vinaigrette 

  Dessert   pineapple cake   vanilla ice cream, passion fruit 
or  chocolate brownie   strawberries, vanilla ice cream

April 1, 2012

Appetizer to share:
spring salad little gem lettuces, frisee, asparagus, peas, green beans, marinated onion, bacon, feta, dijon vinaigrette
or
hummus sumac, warm flatbread
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika

Entrée:
sauteed laughing bird shrimp fava beans, ramps, black trumpet mushrooms, sherry, chili, pan con tomate, toast, arugula
or
grilled beef bavette steak (Painted Hills, OR) roasted baby potatoes, king trumpet mushrooms, Vidalia soubise, roasted tomato vinaigrette

Dessert
pineapple cake vanilla ice cream, passion fruit
or
chocolate brownie strawberries, vanilla ice cream

March 26, 2012  

  Appetizer to share:   spring salad   little gem lettuces, frisee, asparagus, peas, rhubarb, marinated onion, bacon, feta, dijon vinaigrette  
or  hummus   sumac, warm flatbread  
or  stuffed medjool dates   celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika    
Entrée:   pan roasted Cape Cod haddock   corn meal dusted, black rice, seared white asparagus, escarole escabeche, ramp aioli   
or  grilled beef hanger steak   (Certified Angus Beef)  roasted baby potatoes, grilled spring Vidalias, romesco, arugula and radishes  

  Dessert:   white chocolate & rhubarb blondie   vanilla whipped creama and marcona almonds 
or  chocolate torte   crème fraiche and brandied cherries (flourless)

March 26, 2012

Appetizer to share:
spring salad little gem lettuces, frisee, asparagus, peas, rhubarb, marinated onion, bacon, feta, dijon vinaigrette
or
hummus sumac, warm flatbread
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika

Entrée:

pan roasted Cape Cod haddock corn meal dusted, black rice, seared white asparagus, escarole escabeche, ramp aioli
or
grilled beef hanger steak (Certified Angus Beef) roasted baby potatoes, grilled spring Vidalias, romesco, arugula and radishes

Dessert:
white chocolate & rhubarb blondie vanilla whipped creama and marcona almonds
or
chocolate torte crème fraiche and brandied cherries (flourless)

March 11, 2012 

  Appetizer to share:   spinach waldorf salad   apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing 
or  patatas bravas   home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli 
or  stuffed medjool dates   celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika  

  Entrée:   roasted North Georgia chicken breast   bruschetta  
with herbed ricotta, broccoli rabe, savory tomato jam,  
black pepper jus  
or  grilled beef Hanger steak   (Certified Angus Beef)   
roasted baby potatoes, grilled spring Vidalias, romesco, arugula and radishes    Dessert:   pecan-rum cake   cinnamon whipped cream, citrus 
or  milk chocolate ice cream   malted cream, cookies

March 11, 2012

Appetizer to share:
spinach waldorf salad apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing
or
patatas bravas home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika

Entrée:
roasted North Georgia chicken breast bruschetta
with herbed ricotta, broccoli rabe, savory tomato jam,
black pepper jus
or
grilled beef Hanger steak (Certified Angus Beef)
roasted baby potatoes, grilled spring Vidalias, romesco, arugula and radishes
Dessert:
pecan-rum cake cinnamon whipped cream, citrus
or
milk chocolate ice cream malted cream, cookies

Dinner + Movie Menu: March 4


Join us this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Dinner and a Movie! The perfect treat for this chilly start to March.

$29 per person includes a 3-course dinner and a movie ticket
Call 706-549-3450 for reservations and check showtimes here

Appetizer to share:

waldorf salad, apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing
or
patatas bravas, home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese,

Entrée:
roasted Canadian steelhead trout (very similar to salmon) Spanish calasparra rice with mushrooms and our bacon, beet crema, blood orange
or
roasted North Georgia chicken breast bruschetta with herbed ricotta, broccoli rabe, savory tomato jam, black pepper jus

Dessert:
pineapple upside-down cake macadamias, cinnamon whipped cream
or
churros dark chocolate sauce, stewed blood orange

Dinner+Movie February 26

What could be a better way to celebrate the Oscars than enjoying a nice evening of Dinner and a Movie with us? Dine early tonight, watch the awards show, then catch one of the winners this Monday or Tuesday night at Cine!

Appetizer to share:

spinach waldorf salad, apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing
or
patatas bravas, home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese,

Entrée:
roasted Virginia wild striped bass roasted red pepper-saffron broth, Spanish calasparra rice, wilted local beet greens, orange
or
braised Berkshire pork osso bucco red rice, local collards in peanut sauce, orange-peanut gremolata, jus

Dessert:
milk chocolate ice cream malted milk balls, caramel
or

vanilla flan poached pears, almonds

Dinner+Movie Menu: February 20

Gearing up for the Academy Awards this Sunday night? We can help. Don’t miss the unique chance to see rarely shown, Oscar-Nominated Animated and Live-Action Short Films at Cine. And there’s more! The Artist is a strong Best Picture contender that will pull you straight back into the magic of silent Hollywood, and A Dangerous Method offers a star-studded, powerful film from director David Cronenberg that certainly deserved more Oscar buzz than it has received.

Don’t worry! We’ve got the eats covered.


Appetizer to share:

spinach waldorf salad, apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing

or

patatas bravas, home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli

or

hummus, sumac, warm flatbread


Entrée:

pan roasted speckled sea trout (Gulf of Mexico) calasparra rice, saffron crema, local chard, shrimp salsa

or

crispy pork loin milanesa red rice, local collards in a peanut sauce, orange-peanut gremolata, jus


Dessert:

cane syrup cake cream friache, kumquats

or

eccles pastry chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce


{$29 per guest, drinks and gratuity not included}

Dinner+Movie: Sunday and Monday Night Only, this Week

Want to treat your Valentine to a special night while avoiding the crowds of Tuesday night? Our Dinner and a Movie special, paired with the romance of The Artist, is the perfect date night. Join us Sunday or Monday night this week!

Appetizer to share:

classic waldorf salad, bibb lettuce, apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing
or
patatas bravas, home fries, spicy tomato sauce, aioli
or
hummus, sumac, warm flatbread

Entrée

roasted speckled trout (Gulf of Mexico) winter tabbouleh {bulgur, cauliflower, piquillo pepper, walnut, watercress}, asparagus a la plancha, herbed Greek yogurt
or
roasted North Georgia chicken breast bruschetta with ricotta, seared broccoli rabe, savory tomato jam, quince jus

Dessert

warm “cazuela” brownie cinnamon ice cream, toasted almonds
or
blueberry cobbler
vanilla ice cream, brandy stewed orange


Dinner & A Movie prix-fixe is offered this Sunday and Monday, February 12-13. The Dinner & A Movie prix-fixe is not offered on Tuesday, February 14.

Dinner+Movie January 22

Appetizer to share
Classic Waldorf Salad, bibb lettuce, apple, celery, walnut, raisins, creamy dressing
or
Patatas Bravas, home fries with spicy tomato sauce and aioli
or
Hummus, sumac, warm flatbread

Entrée
Roasted Half Poussin (young chicken) bruschetta with ricotta, seared broccoli rabe, savory tomato jam, black pepper jus
or
Pan-seared Alaskan Cod wrapped in Berkshire bacon, pearl couscous, local spinach, roasted red pepper-saffron broth

Dessert
Lemon Sorbet with pistachio shortbread cookie
or
Roasted Pineapple Rum Tart vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce

Dinner+Movie December 18

In this week of increasing holiday madness, treat yourself to Dinner and a Movie. Cine is still showing Margin Call and Melancholia, and this week they’ve introduced Young Goethe in Love.

On our menu...

Appetizer to share table chooses one:
hummus sumac, warm flatbread
or
stuffed medjool dates celery, manchego cheese, smoked paprika
or
local lettuces salad watermelon radishes, cucumbers, marinated shallots, almonds, feta, yougurt-cumin dressing


Entree, choose one:
roasted springer mountain chicken breast flattened, za’taar, jeweled red quinoa (pomegranate, apricot, golden raisin, pistachio, scallions), yogurt with cucumber and mint, lemon brown butter
or
crispy pork loin milanesa black rice, avocado crema, piquillo-orange relish, heart of palm-yacon-cilantro salad

Dessert, choose one:
apple empanada pecan, golden raisin, pomegranate
or
rugelach raspberry jam, chocolate sauce

Holiday Baking by The National  
Kirsten Bradford is again baking her famous pies, cheesecakes and cookies for us this holiday season.  

 chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with biscotti crust     30.00  
pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust    30.00  
cranberry pecan tart (fluted pastry crust)   
18.00 
chocolate pecan tart (fluted pastry crust)    18.00  
classic apple cinnamon pie      18.00  
apple cranberry pie      18.00  
key lime pie      18.00  
1 dozen assorted holiday cookies    10.00   
We require orders to be in 48-hours before pick-up 
Christmas Eve pickup will be available from 12 noon-10 pm  
Orders can be taken by phone: 706-549-3450 
or email:  thenationalrestaurant@gmail.com

Holiday Baking by The National
Kirsten Bradford is again baking her famous pies, cheesecakes and cookies for us this holiday season.

chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with biscotti crust
30.00
pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust
30.00
cranberry pecan tart (fluted pastry crust)
18.00
chocolate pecan tart (fluted pastry crust)
18.00
classic apple cinnamon pie
18.00
apple cranberry pie
18.00
key lime pie
18.00
1 dozen assorted holiday cookies
10.00

We require orders to be in 48-hours before pick-up
Christmas Eve pickup will be available from 12 noon-10 pm

Orders can be taken by phone: 706-549-3450
or email: thenationalrestaurant@gmail.com