The Lambs Club

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Contemporary American
Mother's Day buffet Brunch is being served in the Lambs Club Mezzanine / Bar only. We will be offering a prix fix gala buffet brunch. $85 adults $65 children under 12.
At The Lambs Club, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has created a relaxed and inviting restaurant serving updated bar & grill offerings. The main floor dining room is open breakfast, lunch and dinner whereas the mezzanine lounge comfortably accommodates daytime meetings or refined cocktails, bar snacks and a full dinner menu in the evening with banquettes and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto 44th Street. Located within The Chatwal Hotel, The Lambs Club provides room service for the 76 hotel rooms and oversees private dining in various event spaces.
Live Music Program:
Live D.J. performances from 6 pm - 11:00 pm Tuesday.
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AB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had gone to another celebrity chefs restaurant the day before. What a surprising change. So much better. Very impressed will definitely come back. Very classy and upscale. The lemon poppyseed cake is delicious but way to big for two people. Have them give you a baby piece.

C
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat in manhattan often and we have dined near & around the Lambs Club. My wife is a fan of the show “the Kitchen” & chef Geoffrey Zakarian is one of the chefs on the show. So celebrate her birthday & that she is a cancer survivor for 4 years we made a reservation here in hopes he was there... he wasn’t !

You will notice that I gave it one star short of perfect because .. they serve martini’s in a daiquiri glass !! I need my martini in a V shaped stemmed glass that was iced before poured.
Ok .. that’s out there !
The restaurant design is elegant but not pretentious, the service was spot on from the first visit to our table that felt inviting to our server aware when our water glass needed filling without asking.
I don’t want to do an injustice & describe the food offerings other than the plating was done well, the creative melding of colors & flavors in our meals were to die for.

We will be back but Jeoffery please .. change your martini glasses.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service. Desserts were a little disappointing. Best Dover sole I’ve ever had.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sis in law and I treated ourselves to brunch before a performance of Beautiful.

RM
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater easy and delicious!!! Will come back for sure.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I were there to celebrate my birthday, however despite us noting it on the reservation, it was never acknowledged by anyone. Not the hostess nor any of the waitstaff. That was a bummer. Other than that it was a wonderful night. Since it was a holiday weekend, the restaurant was partially empty making for a quiet dinner experience. The waitstaff was wonderful, attentive, and friendly. The food was delish and came out beautifully plated. I will say I was hoping for a bit more when it came to the desserts since the appetizer and entree options were so different, but the dessert options were pretty standard, so we ended up skipping. All in all we are glad we picked this restaurant to try while visiting NYC.

AT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, the only problem was we had to send the warm peach cobbler back because it was cold. The second time it came out it was only luke warm, not quite what you are expecting with a cobbler. But the lamb chops were very well cooked.

AD
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was great, excellent restaurant to check out.

RS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Main dining room was not open and we were not informed until we arrived. Ate in smaller dining room off bar area- quiet but pricey for setting.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect!

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ambiance and service were nice; however, the food was disappointing. The Himachi crudo smelled and tasted fishy; the duck breast was tough and not particularly flavorful; the chocolate mint tart was tasteless and had little chocolate. The halibut also smelled very fishy but tasted alright.

Overall, poor food quality for the price. I wouldn't return nor recommend a friend.

B
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pre theater spot of historical significance. Beautiful. Fast friendly service for pre theater. Lotsa choices in PT dinner. Well located for your show.

VM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This warm, comfortable and traditional space in the theatre district serves delicious food and cocktails. The service was seamless and the white gazpacho memorable.

MN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our granddaughter there for Sunday brunch for her 16th birthday
The food was excellent, the 3 piece ensemble was wonderful, the service impeccable.
As a special ending Chef Zakarian was there and spoke to us and took pictures with us
It was a great experience

SS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was an awful dining experience! When asked if this was a special occasion, NOTHING was done! The service was slow, very slow. The waiter was asked for ketchup for my Grandaughter's hamburger...it came at the end of the meal. It was salty and dry. There were only 4 tables that were occupied...not exactly a difficult thing to remember. We were doubled charged for a glass of wine. The dessert was $30.00 and was awful! Most of the other food was tasteles except for the bread basket. Towards the end of the meal, people with cameras, were coming out of the kitchen. With only a few tables occupied, service SHOULD have been much better! We paid $208 for brunch and walked away hungry.

8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Given its proximity to the Theater District I was concerned it would be just another crowded, noisy, rushed restaurant. In point of fact it was superb. The food was wonderful, the service discrete but warm and helpful, and it was moderately quiet and not once did we feel we had to eat and run. Our friends celebrated a 50th Anniversary and they provided champagne, a dessert for them and many warm wishes. A wonderful night I look forward to doing again, often.

J
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Best bread in all of NYC. Great service. Great pre theatre menu.

RF
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant meal here! The waiter was excellent and the menu, though not extensive had a good variety of choices.

NP
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Couldn't possibly recommend. We'd heard and read great things, but the reality was far different. The sole waiter was deep in conversation with the only other couple in the restaurant and it took several minutes for him to take our order. When the drinks arrived, they were fine. When the food finally arrived (did I mention there was only one other table filled?) it was decidedly not fine: Watery soup, overdone halibut, tasteless chicken, tough duck. So, tough luck, Lambs; we will not be back.

BT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The pastrami dish was very good. However for an iron chef’s restaurant, I expected much much more. The menu itself was just lacking for breakfast and brunch. Nothing that really was exciting or much different than your standard restaurant. I was disappointed. They did have some nice live music, but Geoffrey just needs to bring some more creativity to the food that made him an Iron Chef.

GJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My fiancée and I have been looking forward to going to The Lambs Club for dinner for almost a year. Sadly, it was an underwhelming experience. We arrived about 10 minutes prior to our reservation and we were seated immediately which was great. From then on, it was an unique experience. We waited for about 5-10 minutes when a manager came over and welcomed us. He indicated our waiter Daniel would be over shortly, but in the meantime he would take our drink order. Ordering the drinks and getting them from the bar was a normal amount of time. We probably waited another 15 minutes for our waiter. Other tables that were seated after us, were waited on before our waiter even stopped by. Out of nowhere our waiter, came over, stated the nightly specials, and walked away. No hello, no introduction, no sorry for the wait. Our second interaction was better, and he was knowledgeable about the menu, but the initial wait and lack of introduction was disappointing.
Drinks: The cocktails were tasty. I had the Papa Doble and my fiancée had the Guillermo Wallace. There was a miscommunication on the second round. The waiter stopped over with the menu and mentioned more cocktails. I said "You read our mind, we'll take a look at the menu" Apparently that was translated into, another round of the same drinks.
Bread: The dinner rolls were exceptional.
Apps: Hamachi Crudo - Fine dish, but felt like it was missing something. Steak Tartare - Perhaps a bit too much violet mustard, but overall really good.
Entrees: I had the Lamb T-Bone Chops. They were okay. Over charred. The lamb ragu underneath was very nice. My fiancée had the Halibut. When all the components were eaten together, nice bite. The Halibut on it's own was bland.
Dessert: Mint Tart - good, but nothing special.

One last thing, my fiancée and I look young for our age and it felt like they assumed it was our first time in a nice restaurant and treated us as such. Overall, a disappointing experience.

JM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a single woman and often travel solo and such was the case when I was in NYC this past weekend. I'm so glad I was able to get a reservation at The Lambs Club. I love the story of the building and have often seen Chef Geoffrey Zakarian on the Food Network over the years, so I figured there was a good chance I would end up with a good meal. Not only was the meal fantastic, but I was also treated with such gracious hospitality that I felt like a family friend by the time I left. This is a huge plus in this restaurant's favor. As a solo diner, my experience in restaurants is not always so positive. They don't want one person taking up a table where they could seat more people so I'm quite often stuck in a corner somewhere out of the way. In addition, I don't drink alcohol, so my tab is not going to be the star of the night for the restaurant. At the Lambs Club, I was seated very comfortably in the dining room, my server was delightful and made perfect recommendations on the menu. I wasn't rushed in the slightest and no less than four people stopped by my table to inquire if I was having an enjoyable meal. I love coming to NYC and you can bet I will be back at The Lambs Club. It was a truly enjoyable dinner. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The ribeye steak was inedible and should never have been served. A ring of gristle remained on the piece of steak. Myself, my husband and the waiter could not cut through this meat. Initially we requested medium rare and it was served rare. The meat was brought back to the kitchen and they served the same piece of meat. It took ten minutes for them to reserve this. The female hostess was quite condescending. The carrots were burnt and also inedible. We ended up canceling the ribeye order and ordered the lamb; which was very good. We ended up being late for our show after informing the waiter that we had reservations for an 8pm show. Whomever was cooking steaks on August 10th at 17:30 needs to step away from the grill. Chef Zakarian critiques chefs on many food shows. I would be most curious how he would have critiqued this disaster.
It is unfortunate. This was our second time at the restaurant coming from Boston; but it will be our last.

DT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always (brunch today)...great live jazz...just great period. Thank you GZ!

a
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The hostess was very kind with our reservation

The waiter was outstanding and deserves to be recognized

The entire group of 6 ladies all agreed it was a most pleasant experience!

m
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually pre-theater dinners are stressful. You're on deadline and the main thing is getting to the show on time. But The Lambs Club is so serene that dinner felt like the main event. The welcome at front of house is warm, and service throughout was gracious and professional. I had two specials, white gazpacho and roasted salmon, both excellent. My husband had oysters to start, then agnolotti. We shared a refreshing and sumptuous lemon poppyseed cake that, to my surprise, was layered with frozen fruit cream, don't know the name for it but it reminded me of a cross between a vacherin and birthday cake. The sommelier gave us expert and thoughtful wine advice, staying well within our price bracket. We got to the theater on time with no angst, just lovely memories. Thank you!

LM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dinner pre-theater. The service, food and atmosphere were exactly what we were seeking. My husband ordered the Delmonico steak which was fantastic. The rest at the table ordered the Halibut which was very flavorful as well. We would definitely return on our next trip to NYC. Also the location was excellent and very near the theater we were attending.

AA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service. So genuine and accommodating. Food was quite good. Had resto week menu & Inexpensive Italian wine. An enjoyable evening. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place . Good great . Desser’s were delicious and huge , says for two , can fill three !

Staff was incredible , made night special

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Many aspects of the service need a lot of work. The logistics were so unpleasant that I barely could consider how good or bad the food was.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place for restaurant week of value. We did have to prod the waiter to give us the special restaurant week menu. But other than that it was really a lovely meal

CW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to the Lambs Club for some time and had forgotten what a terrific spot it is for pre theater dining. Lovely, small dining room - great ambiance, club-like feeling, cozy noise level. Absolutely delicious meal with fresh Summer ingredients. Pleasant, efficient service. Great location in the theater district to make it to your show on time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was awful. We asked for condiments that were never brought. Had to constantly ask for our server. Brought our check before we wanted coffee.....I could go on. This was not my first time eating there.

AR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and decor were beautifully presented. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you. I especially loved the green beans!

J
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambience was great, service was fairly quick. The pricing was fair overall. The chicken we had was extremely salty and the lemon poppy cake was very dry which was unfortunate because the curd, frosting and berry filling were great.

CJ
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a pre theater dinner. The service was attentive without making us feel rushed. We shared the steak tartar, it was delicious. I had the lamb and my husband had the duck breast. Both were also delicious. The wine list was quite comprehensive.
We stopped in after the theater for drinks and dessert. Again, the service was attentive and our selections were very good

DS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, very good!

A
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week. Nice menu. Food enjoyable.

D
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was closing at 10:30pm. No idea why. But we were there at 9:45pm and couldn’t have been rushed thru any quicker. It’s a shame, we have been before but after this experience we will not be back. The experience was just rude. Too many great restaurants in town to worry about this one.

The Lambs Club
Responded on August 6, 2019

Dear Dandeut, I would like to apologize for you feeling rushed when you had dined with us last July 21st. This is most certainly not the kind of service we wish to impart to our guests. We do value your visits, I would be grateful if you had reached out to me with some more information so that I can go about sharing this with the team to ensure that this does not happen to anyone again. Sincerely, Jay Poblador General Manager

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TP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went before going to the theater. We had the prix fixe menu which was wonderful. The food was excellent, included wonderful rolls. The serving size was great - we felt like we had dinner but weren't stuffed. All of the courses were prepared very well and were delicious but a special shout out for the lemon poopy seed cake for desert. The service was really good - helpful with menu suggestions, responsive and we were done with plenty of time to leisurely walk to our show. Highly recommend!

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