The Lambs Club

4.5
2906 reviews
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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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7.8

It’s rare that we back this type of restaurant, but The Lambs Club is Infatuation approved for Pre-Theater Eats and Corporate Card use in Midtown.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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VM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

J
Atlanta
23 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
12 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
17 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
3 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!

EA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater terrific. In and out in 50 minutes. Chicken was juicy. Beans very good.

s
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Aged delmonico was overcooked. It was aged 28 days and a 28 dollar premium over the standard menu so a bit of a disappointment, though it was still tender. If I had time to wait I would have sent it back. Also, sauteed onions had a hard outer skin still on. Not much fun to wrestle with during the meal. Beans were outstanding. Based on the price this was only a poor value due to the food quality.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food wasn’t as good as past. Wine list is limited and overpriced

AA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch and very attentive. We had the spring green onion soup that was heavenly. Our entrees were fantastic. And the homemade ice creams/sorbets were divine.

JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lamb's Club was absolutely fabulous! I may be biased because I'm a huge fan of Geoffrey Zakarian and don't often eat out at restaurants like this, but my friends and I had the best time! The food was outstanding and delicious. The employees were kind, gracious, and worked with a smile. The ambiance is quiet and peaceful with dim lighting and wonderful decor. Highly recommend! (However make sure you ask for tap water if you don't want to pay for water).

DF
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service impeccable. It's wonderfully decorated space that allows casual attire in a upscale setting.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Notified the restaurant that it was a special occasion and they graciously brought a special desert! Thanks!

e
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The General Manager Jay Poblador personally made our dining experience superb and we felt very special. We highly recommend The Lambs Club especially for pre-theater fine dining.

EF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I work nearby and socialize here. The highest compliment I could bestow is that I'd already made my next reservation to return before the request to review you was received in email. Brunch was delicious - pastrami hash for me and Dutch baby for my friend - and the Martini's were a delightful addition on piano and vocals. That they let me join them for a song was icing on the cake.

BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around. Food, drinks, service, ambiance, everything was perfect.

CC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pre theater spot in NYC. Always excellent food and service.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dessert was amazing. Tiramisu with bananas. A bit pricey for lunch at 30 for two. Amd after eating a full lunch there is no way we were eating the entire portion -even sharing it.

Overall food was delicious. Cod fish was the special and melted in your mouth. Enjoyed the lamb kebob. Homemade pita bread was indescribable. Service was prefect. Great atmosphere.

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

Great catch up brunch with live jazz

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