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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 11am until 9pm
Sunday Closes at 8pm
Weekend Brunch 8am - 2pm
$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, Weekend Brunch, 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
We met our daughter and a friend there on a very cold night. It was so cozy that it felt perfect. It was an "off night" after the holidays, so it was quiet and we were able to interact more with our server. Most of the food was delicious. Our daughter said that she remembered being there as a child and that it was a delightfully nostalgic.
Absolutely wonderful, very delicious! Best Prime Rib ever, roasted and smoked. My husband had the Lamb Shank and said it was the best he had ever had as well. The only thing I would change would be the unusual pie crust on the relish tray. Prefer the toast or crackers. A very memorable New Years Eve.
The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, OH has stood the test of time and never fails to please the palate and provide a wonderful atmosphere. This trip was for my son's 25th birthday and the whole family of 5 was along. It was a first time visit for all of my kids (17, 23, 25) and it was a great first visit for them. My oldest is a history major at OSU and the rest of us all have a strong interest in history, so the story of the Inn and the many relics and antiques on site were a true joy to experience.
Our server, Michael (138), went above and beyond for wait staff. His knowledge of the food, the liquors and his friendliness was extraordinary. He never hesitated to answer questions, provide recommendations and went out of his way to accommodate my son and his desire to keep a copy of the menu close to hand for drink ordering. I can't thank him enough for helping to make this experience quiet and wonderful!
Overall, it was another great experience and I will definitely be back again!
We hadn't been to the Golden Lamb since before we were married and wanted to share a special spot with our history enthused, college-aged children. The experience was not disappointing! The atmosphere of the dining area, inn, and gift shop provided just the right flavor of early America. The service was terrific, and each of us enjoyed our meals, ranging from duckling and crisp vegetables, to fried chicken, turkey with all the trimmings, and a burger with peanut butter and barbecue sauce. The salads were also excellent and even our strapping twenty-year-old left, well-fed, thanks to the ample portions.
Everything was amazing but our waitress left a lot to be desired. She lost our ticket therefore she screwed up our orders. She brought the wrong salads and chicken for my entree Instead of prime rib. She did offer us a free dessert, and I did ask for coffee with it.I had to ask several times for coffee. It finally came on my dessert was almost finished!But we would definitely go back
Service was lacking, it was 30 to 45 minutes for our salad and breads, for our dinner a total of an hour and a half!!! No explanation of why, the food was not the best as in the past. Other tables were getting their food and checks as we waited patiently just to be served our food.
Dessert on Golden Lamb would of been a nice offer for the delay in .
Wasn't the best dinner we have had!
A group of friends meets here every year between Christmas and New Years Day. We enjoy the beautiful decorations and the holiday atmosphere. The food is well prepared and offers a variety to please everyone. Steve our waiter was superb! He answered questions and made recommendations, and was there when we needed him. It was, as usual, a beautiful time with friends.
This was our annual holiday meal with another couple. Not our best visit here.
We ate a late lunch the day after Christmas. Dining room was not crowded at all.
Our the server seemed more interested in up-selling on our wine selections and menu items than remembering to bring items we requested. Had to remind her about several things.
Each of us ordrered a different entree. I ordered a baby kale caesar salad with mine, the men ordered house salads and the other lady ordered a soup with hers.
The server brought out salads and I didn't notice until I had started eating that I also had a house salad, not the caesar. I happen to like the house salad so I said nothing.
Second serving complaint was possibly the kitchen's fault. Our friend's soup was delayed which was no big deal - until the server brought out our entrees 10 minutes later!
I had the short rib, very nice. Thought they could have been a bit more generous with the grits that accompany. Overall 4+ stars.
My husband had the roast turkey. He has had this before but this time it was *much* too salty. Potatoes and other vegs with it were OK. 2 stars.
My brother-in-law had the smoked pork tenderloin. He was very pleased with that.
Sister-in-law had the New York strip. She said it was OK but the sauce around it also much too salty!
We ordered desserts to go and said yes, include the gelato. It was bitterly cold out that day and we knew it would survive the trip home in the back of our SUV.
My husband also ordered some soup to go. Instead of placing the soup and gelato on opposite sides of the dessert boxes in the bag, the server put the soup and gelato next to each other! :(
I caught and corrected as I was loading the bag into the car, but it was too late.
But - the bread pudding was so wonderful when I enjoyed it the next day that for me it nearly redeemed the rest of the meal. 5 stars for that dessert, with or without gelato. :)
I've been going to the Golden Lamb several times a year since 1976. I've seen the changes, and some are tolerable. The turkey and braised spare ribs are good, but that's all I can get excited about.
My friends and I dearly loved the braised beef when the Comissars had the restaurant. It was a flavorful blending of wonderful beef stock and vegetables covering a tender and delicious piece of beef with a side of real mashed potatoes. Served with the Golden Lamb's famous dinner rolls, it was a treat on a cold wintry day. The pork chops with apples were also a delight. And the desserts were fantastic. The desserts today are forgettable. The peppermint ice cream they used to carry was the perfect ending to a meal. The current ice cream has so much mint in it that it gives one indigestion.
I really question the large amount of space given to hamburgers and French Fries. Those can be had anywhere, 24/7. The restaurant would be well advised to spend more time developing the menu for special and unique dishes. My 11-year old grandchildren love salmon and turkey, but not the amount served, so having a children's healthy menu would be a nice option.
I recently had the turkey apple sandwich which was basically an overly buttered grilled sandwich with thick slabs of turkey and sopping with apple. I ate my soup, a third of the sandwich and threw the rest away. There is a famous restaurant in South Carolina which does a fabulous turkey sandwich with THIN slices of Granny Smith apple, bacon, and avocado on a wheat berry bread with mustard dill sauce. Surely we deserve something like that here.
As far as value, my grandchild's sandwich and fries, my soup, side salad and sauerkraut balls with iced tea came to a little over $40. One can decide whether that is a good value for the price.
As always, had a very nice meal at The Golden Lamb. I had chicken, which was plentiful, but others' dishes were a little on the skimpy side, considering the cost. Everything is prepared well, and is delicious! Our server was a sweetheart: we enjoyed her! The ambiance in the upstairs room with all of the decorations was warm and beautiful. We prefer this room, as other rooms aren't quite as lovely and cozy, so we were very happy to be seated there.
The food and ambiance was excellent but the service was poor. Our waitress was overwhelmed. When our salads came out she had them on a tray The table next to us stopped her and asked about a whiskey Instead of saying, “just a moment, let me serve these to the next table”, she stopped and had a lengthy conversation about liquor to the gentleman next to us. Our food was already late and others around us received their food ahead of us. We have been going to the Golden Lamb for many many years and will go back but a suggestion for all...find out who has been there for a long time and sit in that section Bad service can ruin an excellent dinner.
I love the historic quality about The Golden Lamb. I love to walk through the place knowing all the famous people who have stayed there. I love their gift shop! I have, until now, loved dining there. Unfortunately this time it was a disappointing experience. Our server was pleasant but a bit slow, that could have been the kitchen's fault I guess. I ordered the prime rib sandwich which was impossible to eat as a sandwich because it was so large. The over-sized bun added nothing to the sandwich, I had to eat it with a knife and fork, skipping half of the bread. The meat was ample but had too much fat on it and tasted rather bland. (I thought it was probably left over from the night before.) I expected a lot more for $18.95! They threw in some regular (nothing special) french fries on a very small plate so your food was over flowing onto the table. We were there for lunch but they didn't have much on the menu to offer for lunch (a few brunch items would have been nice). Overall I feel they are very overpriced for the quality of the food. I must say that every other time I was there (mostly holidays) the service and food were excellent. As we were going to our car in the rear parking lot, I saw a bunch of kitchen workers hanging on the back porch smoking, not very appetizing (I know this goes on everywhere, I'm just relating the whole experience.) I love going to Lebanon at Christmas but next year I think I'll skip the Golden Lamb.
We always enjoy the Golden Lamb, especially around the Christmas holidays. We love the historic nature of it and the menu is huge varied. A friend had venison, I had the duck, and another friend had a steak. We were all happy with our choices. Friendly waiter and a good time was had by all.
This was my first time at the golden lamb. It was highly recommended. I got the turkey dinner and I've had better at Bob Evans. Very disaappointed at portion of food and taste. I feel i paid for the setting and atmosphere of the golden lamb, not the food. I may be back and try something different, but it will be a seasonal event. Very disappointed!!
Christmas gathering with friends. Newly hired waiter did his best. Food little slow in coming but we were not in a hurry. food tasty and veggies well prepared. Pot roast, pork tenderloin, turkey dinner all good. No room for dessert - only coffee. Very busy Thursday night before Christmas. Music in pub.
For possibly 15 years, I wanted to experience one of the Golden Lamb's traditional Christmas dinner. The food and service were excellent and my wife and I enjoyed ourselves very much. I can cross this off my bucket list now, but do not intend to wait another 15 years!
Wow !! And NOT a good WOW. Arrived for lunch at 12:15 and were seated promptly. A very very unfriendly greeting and aloof waiter finally arrived to offer beverage. It was another 15 minutes before placing order....and exactly 1 HOUR until our burger and turkey sandwich arrived. About 30 minutes in we finally asked for a roll to hold us over. He told us "the kitchen is working hard back there" but it was 1 HOUR for 2 sandwiches. The food was good but not good enough to wait and hour for. !! Went for a Christmas Lunch celebration which turned into an entire afternoon. No apology....no nothing !!
The Golden Lamb is a great place for holiday dining! Great decor and ambiance!
The gift shop is wonderful to browse and shop and the tavern is a lot of fun.
The food is not always great, it depends on what you get.
The servers and are not always friendly and can be seem short at times. This has also been my experience in the past visits.
Historic restaurant in small Ohio town. Christmas is best time to go as restaurant and town is alight beautifully. Upstairs has bedrooms where famous people have stayed such as President Lincoln. There is a gift shop filled with all things of Christmas. A wonderful place to get in the Christmas mood.
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