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About The Golden Lamb
Since 1803, the Golden Lamb has been a gathering place for the community – for neighbors, travelers, statesmen, presidents, families and friends. Ohio's most iconic restaurant serves classic American cuisine in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere. Visit the Black Horse Tavern for more casual dining. Private and banquet rooms are available with customizable menus.
Lebanon, OH 45036
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11a until 9pm
Sunday 11a until 8pm
Thanksgiving 11a - 6:30
Christmas Eve 12p - 7:00
New Years Eve 12p - 9:00
New Years Day - Closed for dining
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Monday solo Piano
Live Acoustic Singles and Duo's
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Please view our Golden to Go Catering menu -
Let us cook; you take the credit! Pick it up curbside, and delivery is available within a 10-mile radius of the Golden Lamb.
Parking is in the rear of the building. There is a loading zone directly in front of the main entrance for those who don't walk far.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Golden Lamb can accommodate from 8 to 80 guests with our four private dining rooms. Our spaces are Ideal for a variety of events including business meetings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners, holiday and retirement parties, and other special occasions.
The Golden Lamb Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant has gone down hill significantly since the last time we ate there several years ago. The food was oversalted and over sauced. If the ingredients are touted as being so fresh and local, then the salad greens didn’t need to be drenched with so much dressing. The lamb shank’s sauce was too salty and uninteresting. It masked the taste of the lamb and it was served at room temperature. The bread was soft, store-bought, on interesting rolls, similar to those that you can buy at Kroger My husband’s bread pudding dessert was sickeningly sweet and, once again, drenched in too much caramel sauce. The ambience is uninteresting. The restaurant looks worn out and due for an update. Perhaps they should go back to cooking basic food rather than describing themselves as a gourmet venue. Down-home cooking would be a better description.
The service was fast and perhaps a little too efficient. We were served our main course before our salads were finished or the plates cleared.
Will not DO lunch there again. NO LUNCH SPECIALS with soup and salad or soup and 1/2 sandwich ! I don't eat a big lunch and had to order one item- my friend ordered a bowl of soup and a salad so big she had to take it home ?? What happened to A CUP OF SOUP??? There are other places to eat IN Lebanon.. so you can bet FOR LUNCH we will be trying those next time we are eating there. NO soup is worth $6.00 a bowl either !!! they really DON'T need 2 working women eating lunch there - that's for sure !!
Quite honestly we were very dissapionted. It had been 25 years since we last ate at Golden Lamb and we were looking forward to an excellent meal. We have a special needs son and getting away for a nice dinner is difficult. I ordered the tenderloin and it was very dry. Told the waiter and he brought me some turkey gravy. Helped some , but not a good solution. Another person in our group ordered prime rib. It was also very dry . She asked for extra aujus. I don’t know if we will return, sad to say.
I rarely give feedback, but thought our experience merited some in this case.
The Golden Lamb's traditional menu is good as ever, love the traditional items. Once again the Chief has their seasonal menu as well, a 3 course meal for $35. Currently "The Fall Harvest" is full of great thinking out of the box. I had nails, followed by squash bisque soup, and finally Fresh water fish over a grilled medially of potato, dried tomato, grape sized onions, brussel sprouts, and asparagus. Every course tasted great.
Every meal we’ve had at the Golden Lamb has been exceptionally good, with the service to match. This was our first time having brunch there, with a large group. Our server was prompt, courteous, and very helpful. The menu, while not large, offered an array of breakfast selections and everyone was able to find something to their taste. The food itself was fresh, artfully prepared and of course, delicious. Several of us had cocktails (mimosas all around and one Golden Mary) and they were equally as good. My father, a coffee snob, have five cups without coming up for air (I’d say that’s a success).
We will absolutely go back, and would love to bring more friends with us so they can savor the experience.
The nice thing about this restaurant is you never feel rushed. The servers aren’t pushing to take your order and no one is slamming checks down on the table to keep the line moving. It’s a comfortable and quiet restaurant-a place you can relax and enjoy yourself.
We love the Golden Lamb!
We enjoyed the lunch. The service was excellent. However when we went upstairs to see the various presidential rooms, and especially that of Charles Dickens, we had to make a stop in the ladies restroom. We were surprised to see the exceptionally low toilets, even in the larger booth presumed to be for handicap. Unfortunately, one of our party, slightly handicapped after a knee replacement had to be helped off the commode-the booth did not have a handrail and not of the booths comply with the law for handicapped access. I hope this will be rectified soon.
We were on our way home from Cincinnati and we stopped off to eat at the historical Golden Lamb. My wife and I are history buffs and had always wanted to eat here. The restaurant maintains its historical charm and atmosphere in historical Lebanon, Ohio. The food was excellent and hardy. The fried chicken was done wonderfully and is only lightly coated; skin was crisp and light. My wife had the "Sticky Burger." Try it! The flavors all work with one another. We did not have any alcoholic beverages but the menu looked wonderful and the non-alcoholic bumbleberry soda was refreshing. We will return... maybe during the winter Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival.
First time eating here since it's about an hour away. Loved the ambience...over 200 years old. Loved the local honey served with our fried chicken dinner. The apple butter and biscuits were great comfort food. Splurged on a shared dessert...warm apple cinnamon bread pudding with vanilla sauce! Service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
We had a family birthday lunch. First, the service was excellent and our waitress was very personable and knowledgable about the menu. Food arrived promptly and was beautifully presented. Everything was delicious. We enjoyed the famous sauerkraut balls for a shared appetizer. Entrees included the vegetable cobbler which was loaded with mushrooms and other veggies with a biscuit crumble and creamy goat cheese. The salmon sandwich on ciabatta had a wonderful garlic aioli that complimented the salmon. The butternut squash bisque was thick and perfect for a cool day. One diner enjoyed the fried chicken and said it was the best he had ever had anywhere. Our waitress brought out a piece of their famous sugar cream pie (it even had a creme brulee hard sugar glaze) with a candle for our birthday gal. The rest of us shared the coconut pie and apple bread pudding. It was a perfect birthday celebration!
Our server was very good and super polite!
He didn’t have a name tag ON so I cannot refer a name.
Foods were tasty 😋— my niece and I got appetizers and shared. It was still a lot of foods!
We took home leftovers!
Overall— good experience and The Gift 🎁Shop is nice 👍🏻 too!
Definitely want to go back and try some other food items !
We enjoyed taking our grandchildren to the Golden Lamb. Although pricey, the food was good. We were disappointed that after we finished eating at 8:10, the gift shop had already closed on a busy Saturday night. We'd promised each of the kids they could go shopping.
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