About The Lambs Club - Bar

At The Lambs Club - Bar, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has created a relaxed and inviting restaurant serving Afternoon Tea, full dinner menu, Pre Theatre dinner menu and bar snacks. The bar comfortably accommodates daytime meetings or refined cocktails in the evening with large round banquettes and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto 44th Street.

Live Music Program:
Jazz: Wednesday nights 7pm - 11:00pm
DJ Sets: Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Jazz Brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 3pm

Located within The Chatwal Hotel, The Lambs Club provides room service for the 76 hotel rooms and oversees private dining in the various event spaces throughout the building. This landmark masterpiece was originally built and designed by Stanford White in 1905 and just reopened after a major renovation and restoration with every detail overseen by architect Thierry Despont.

132 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:30pm - 12am; Saturday 4pm - 12am; Closed on Sunday
The Lobby Bar- Sunday-Monday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm;
Tuesday- Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Live Jazz: Wednesday nights 7pm - 11:00pm
DJ Sets: Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 6th and 7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 997-5262

Website:
http://www.thelambsclub.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Wednesday Night on the Mezzanine Bar starting at 7:30pm. Weekend Jazz Brunch in the dining room from 11am - 2:30pm.

Catering:
The Lambs Club offers private dining spaces to accommodate every type of corporate event or special occasion for 10-350 guests. The Bar at The Lambs Club is available for standing cocktail receptions with passed hors d’oeuvres for up semi-private groups for up to 40 guests and private groups up to 150 guests.

Public Transit:
B, D, F, M trains to 42nd St. and 6th Ave. and 1, 2, 3 trains to 42nd St. and 7th Ave.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 7:45PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Wed 8:15PM - 11:00PM

Thu - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

The Lambs Club - Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.3

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3.4

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74% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (11)
Romantic (9)
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Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

To wait for ONE HOUR for food to arrive after ordering it is ridiculous at a restaurant that seems to think it's first class. They simply couldn't handle the crowd they had. In future, they should shut the upstairs when they have a crowd beyond their abilities to serve them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite go-to place in the Theater District!!
Geoffrey Zakarian's Lamb's Club is an oasis in the middle of the crazy, chaos of the Theater District. We have never had a bad meal here. From start to finish every course is delicious and inventive. We aren't usually desert eaters, but each of us ordered one and every desert was amazing!! We highly recommend the Lambs Club . . . even if just for a craft drink in their gorgeous upstairs bar!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Arrived for a pre-show 'knosh" and drinks and were seated promptly and comfortably!
Room was large enough to feel spacious and quiet enough for across the table / private conversation.
All-In-All, a FAB start to our theatre evening with great food and a nice wine selection!
Perfecto!
Mille Grazie, Gregorio

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great pre-theatre dinner spot in a deco ambience! Great presentation, delicious food and great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Ask for the matinee lunch menu and order the burger! You won't be disappointed! Seat in the upstairs bar area. The ambiance is so New York!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love the vibe and offerings, as well as the location. Was taken aback by the drink prices ($28 for a glass of sauvignon blanc). But if I closed my eyes and didn't look at the bill, it was perfect. Great place for a meeting, real conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We asked if we could hear more about the tasting menu. We were told the options, which included the tuna app, beet salad and filet, also a pre-dessert, and a main dessert. My husband asked if he could trade out the tuna for the oysters.
Server said that typically they will not, but she would ask. After a significant amount of time, she came back and asked if we had any questions about the menu ( She knew we were pre-theater, as she had asked us went we first sat down). We explained that yes, we did have a question about the tasting menu, and she remembered and then asked us if we both wanted to change, or just my husband. I indicated that I would go with the regular tasting menu, but if it was easier to accommodate my husband for the request, I would go with that. He also said that he would prefer the burrata instead of the beets at that time.
A while later, she came back, and said that the chef could change out my husband’s tuna and beets, and keep mine as the offered tasting menu.
His oysters, which were delicious, came out. Next came two orders of burrata. Where was my tuna? And beets?
She explained that they must have misunderstood and we were going to get the same menu after all. Ok, but where were my oysters? She said they must have included both servings on the one plate. OK – but that would have been nice to know, since now I didn’t have an app!
But next was really bad, because we asked if we could get going, since we were going to be late now. So another server apologized and quickly got us our meat course. Which came out as lamb. We were expecting filet? The second server apologized and said that she was sorry, the menu was always changing, the original server must have made a mistake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went there for a pre-theater dinner, told the staff about it and had to prompt them at every turn. Shashito peppers, cold, duck breast, frozen, service, slow. The only highlight was the Dover sole which was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

DJ music was way too loud. Enjoy the space and the service was fantastic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I loved everything about the restaurant. However, the service triggered one of my pet peeves. We were into our meal and wanted a second glass of wine. Our server walked past our table several times and never acknowledged us. We finally asked a bus person to get our server. He didn’t come. Finally a floor manager saw my wife and realized that she wanted something. He immediately got our server. My demand for all restaurants is that every time a server walks through the restaurant he/she make eye contact with someone at each table they serve. That way if something is needed it can be addressed right away. Otherwise, the restaurant and our meal were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the jazz entertainment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

2nd time here. 1st time dinner was delicious. This time appetizers were all good but mains of fish and steak were not good. Fish was way over cooked and dry as a bone. Steak was nowhere near the quality it should have been for the price. Disappointing! May try again but not any time soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The staff was wonderful and really made it a special. Wonderful musical group

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was the second time for me at this restaurant.

First time just cocktails. They have a nice cocktail list and make nice drinks but overpriced by at least $4.00 per cocktail.

The food that we ordered was very tasty but the portion size was ridiculous. Spent over $200.00 for 2 people - appetizers, entrees and dessert. Left hungry and hit some theater candy at Hamilton..... what a show!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have had several meals in the past and they have all been great. This is the first time we ordered bar food and it did not disappoint. Meatballs, arancini and calamari were all fantastic.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great spot for pre theater. Location of course. But perfect small bites and entre selections too. Live music an added touch. Try the Amish Chicken!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambience. Love the place.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very pleasant meal before theatre, near theatre. Drinks were good. Had live music, but left just as they were starting due to show. Nice overall experience..

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We inadvertently booked the "bar" instead of the dining room, and turned out to be a good mistake. Food and service very good, and the atmosphere upstairs is very nice. An open, airy atmosphere, less stodgy than downstairs. Live jazz starting at @ 7pm. Very attentive service, food delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Booked a table during restaurant week for a pre theatre dinner. Front of house staff were welcoming, however the extremely rude female waitress killed off any positive vibe as soon as she came to our table. We were told that we needed to allow a minimum of 30 minutes for each course of a 3 course dinner special. She then advised that she couldnt serve any food at all from the menu, took the menus away and replaced them with a snack/bar menu. We asked if we could order 2 courses instead but were told this was impossible. Could not believe why a commercial restaurant kitchen cant make 2 courses in 80 minutes???? Terrible experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Lamb's Club Bar has an airy and open feeling, well designed. Our restaurant week lunch was superb. I had the yellowfin tuna which was delicious and presented beautifully. It went so well with the warn seeded challah. My dining partner had the blood orange and kale salad which she thoroughly enjoyed. We both had the gnocetti which I was told is made fesh everyday. Fabulous. WE each had a different dessert: the swiss roll and the strawberry semi freddo. With espressos, it was the perfect end to a perfect meal. Chef Zakarian showed his IronChef qualities for the restaurant week menu. (for the faint of heart, there was a fabulous hamburger and fries.) The highlight was the wine list If you are willing to be a little adventurous, you can enjoy some very fine little-known wines without mortgaging your home.'Especially because The Lamb's Club is in the theater district I know that I will be back often.
We left lunch so late, we were able to walk through the empty dining room downstairs and enjoy the mural and photos. I think, though, for dining I liked the environment upstairs better.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Big hype for a place where the food is mediocre and ambiance is kind of ugly. Would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

While I understand Manhattan, midtown restaurants will be pricey especially in the theatre district, and have been to many of them, I don't like gouging.

We had 2 martini's while waiting for my son. $49 + tip
a small bowl of Kale with a few pieces of fruit was $18.
I could go on, but you get the idea.

the entrees were good, not outstanding, and to top it off, I've never paid $7 for
a cup of regular coffee before.
Overall, the experience wasn't up to the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

A rich theater history here - in a truly posh setting. It was restaurant week so the price was right. Famous chef, fantastic cuisine. A must stop, if you are in the theater district.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Went for restaurant week and wish we had gone somewhere else. I think the food is good, but the portions were so small it was hard to tell. I wouldn't recommend coming here on a restaurant week deal if you aren't planning on getting a few slices of pizza after you leave. Really turned me off to the whole restaurant and will not return. However, the service was excellent and the room was comfortable, despite the overhead speaker blaring 80's music.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Service was horrible and we were only one of three tables. Our waitress could not get an order straight, multiple returns to the kitchen, forgot to bring wine refill even after being reminded a couple of times. Certainly not what I am used to downstairs for lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Took advantage of restaurant week dinner pricing, but I would go again, I really enjoyed it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband I went to Lambs Club before seeing a play. Our server was excellent. She asked about any time constraints and made sure we had plenty of time. She recommended a wine that was excellent. Although the service was outstanding I felt the food was only okay. I am not sure I would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Although lovely staff and ambience, the restaurant week menu is very weak and
entrees very small. Would not recommend going there for restaurant week . Perhaps the main menu is good , although very pricey , is a better choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food and service were amazing. Took the tasting Manu. Small servings that accumulated to a fantastic dinner. Definitely on the list of repeats.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Zacharian neve disappoints. Upstairs bar has similar menu as main dining room (I think) but is more casual. Same great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Nice place to dines before theater. Very classy, outstandig service and good food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very disappointing . I do not usually comment if restaurant good but this was not up to my standards. Dining alone before theater i ordered a nice half bottle wine and lamb chops. They presented me with two very small and thin chops . Luckily i wasnt too hungry ! Server never came back for review only to give menu for dessert & check. Perhaps he was busy with table of couples ordering more drinks. Never was i more ignored . Would never recommend this place . Unfortunate because good location & atmosphere. But Geoffrey needs to work on his food choices & service. I am not a tourist .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Fantastic brunch!!! Great service!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This is the second time I've eaten here. The first time was lovely, so I returned for another pre-theater dinner. The food was still lovely, but the service was not. We had an 8:00 curtain a block away, so there should have been more than enough time. Three people asked if we were going to the theater and we told all three of them, which should have been adequate. We made no special requests and ordered very quickly off the pre-theater menu. Between six and seven we were served bread and our salad. By seven I was starting to get concerned that we would have to rush through the main course and dessert and yes, we had to rush through our main course and dessert. At 7:22 we were served dessert, but no silverware. Finally made eye contact with someone -- not our server -- who brought us spoons. Very good food, but rushed and inattentive service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We were seated in the upstairs bar/restaurant at a terrible table in the corner but they did move us when we asked. I think our experience would have been better if we had sat downstairs. The initial service was slow and some (not all) of the staff had an attitude if you asked for something. I ordered the bibb lettuce salad and the leaves were still wet and the salad dressing couldn't stick to them. A below average effort. We both had the halibut which was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Second time there in two weeks Post-theatre. Great food, cocktails, and service. New York atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Restaurant is beautiful but it shouldn't take over an hour and a half to cook a steak...also Dover sole was completely undercooked and filled with bones.

Didn't complain to the restaurant, just wouldn't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

What should be a go-to pre-or-after theater boite is instead a very well-decked out bar that feels more than a bit clueless. How can a place situated in the heart of the theater district feel so spectacularly not New York? Top-of-the-line prices are, frankly, a bit laughable. The St. Regis it's not.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Very expensive with poor overly salted food. We said we were going to a show and we were still not done in 2 hours, terrible service, awful food.

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