The Lambs Club - Bar

3.9
438 reviews
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Contemporary American
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Lambs Club!
Pre Fixe Menus available at Lunch ($55/pp, optional)
Pre Fixe Menus for Dinner ($115/pp, only menu available. In both the MDR and Mezzanine) Credit Card is required to secure a reservation. Entertainment: Strings on both Levels. Contact us for details

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Sun 7:45PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 8:15PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This review is for the Bar and not the regular restaurant. We had a 5:45 reservation and barely made our 7:30 show 2 blocks away. The appetizer came promptly and then we waited at least 25 minutes for our entrees. My husband's was cool and it was obvious my gnocchi sat under the lights for a while. There was a bit of a skin over the whole dish. The waiter was rarely in evidence. I would recommend avoiding the Bar if you are on a schedule. A plus was a nice assortment of non-alcoholic cocktails. My husband had a much different experience with the Lambs Club restaurant itself before a matinee.

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IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Complete overpriced. Waiters act like they are doing you a favor when they serve you.

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GS
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and incredible food.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room wonderfully furnished. The food is great and the service what you would expect from a top notch spot. Gentle live music was an unexpected bonus..

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to the Lambs Club. The atmosphere and seating were very nice. It was easy to to stay long. The food was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lambs Club for pre-theatre dining, either upstairs in the bar or downstairs in the dining room. Same menu both places, but the bar menu upstairs is also good for quick bites. Consistent quality, nicely prepared and plated.

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Q
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went for the Carolers Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day. Really quite terrible food and the staff seemed too under pressure for good service. Tables around us were just as unimpressed so they could have been having a particularly bad day.

Would not recommend- it is a tourist trap.

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DB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was absolutely terrible. The restaurant was slow and it took almost 2 hours for drinksca apps. We had to leave before dinner as we had Broadway show we had to attend.

$300 for a terrible experience. There are many nicer places and far better service. Don’t waste your money or time.

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CZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food OK not great. Service haphazard. Not a good choice for dinner but would be lovely for a drink.

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Interior is amazing. Service is very good. Food is ok. Would expect better food from place like this one. But experience overall was ok.

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CJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We did not place our reservation for the bar, but that is where we were seated. This was our first time at the Lambs Club since about 2011. We went to celebrate our anniversary before an evening of theater. We were seated next to obnoxious people loudly holding some kind of interview. We felt often forgotten by the staff.

The lobster dish my wife ordered was acceptable with a nice herbed butter. My capaletti was good. The bread was the best part of the meal.

The drinks took a long time to come out, our table was not prebussed, and they had no pinot noir from their menu available.

I am usually a kind reviewer and we have an affinity for the Lamb's Club and Chef Zakarian. This time we were unfortunately disappointed.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I NEVER complain about a meal. That being said...we ordered oysters as an appetizer. They never arrived. When we asked they arrived with our entree!! Oysters were good. Meal was less than average!!

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A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, we were very clear about what time we needed to leave for a show and it was incredibly slow. When we finally got our food it was cold, clearly it had been sitting out for many minutes despite our protestations about having to make a show. Then they forgot a dish and charged it to our bill anyway, finally brought it over as we were leaving. And food way overpriced, despite being poor quality. would not recommend.

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MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Doesn’t even deserve my time to write a full review. Treated horribly by management and poor service. Was literally told the customer doesn’t matter.

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RC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was mediocre and service was MIA even though Geoffrey Zakarian was in the house.

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JM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit before shows. Food,ambiance , and unobtrusive but timely service extremely enjoyable. Will be back on our next visit.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like royalty and the food was palate-pleasing

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TJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We recently had dinner at the Lamb's Club as recommended by our son and daughter-in-law. We especially enjoyed the halibut as it was prepared in a way we hadn't encountered before. The atmosphere was engaging although we were happy to be seated a distance from the live jazz band so we could have a conversation without raising our voices. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable evening out in a lively but classy atmosphere.

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J
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Have eaten here many times before and just had higher expectations for this meal. The restaurant was ill prepared for a full house. Diners were angry as they waited for staff to even bring menus and/or drinks/meals. People were complaining. Service was too slow and inattentive. We couldn’t sit in the main dining area and had to eat upstairs in the lounge area next to a loud band playing. Was not impressed for the cost of dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The server was inattentive at best and did not communicate changes to orders. We only saw him 3 times in the course of our meal. I do want to commend the runner/busser who also serviced our table. He was excellent.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful space with pricy (but excellent) cocktails. I look forward to returning for the live music!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Lambs Club has been a great place for pre-theatre cocktails and appetizers for years. However, the service has been notably diminished the last couple of times there. It took almost fifteen minutes to find someone to request the bill and everyone at our table gave up on ordering a final cocktail because the server never came by. Sad to see such an established place go down due to the erosion of service but there are other places with the same atmosphere and prices that continue to pride themselves on customer service. I can no longer recommend.

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DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Upon arriving, we were asked to check our coats. We said we preferred to keep them. The Host then called us inelegant for not checking them. I was therefore bullied into checking mine. When we were seated, I noticed that almost everyone had their coats on, or placed beside them on the banquettes.
They then led us to the worst table in the restaurant since they were displeased that only one of us checked our coat. They led us through the kitchen pass way and not through the main area of the restaurant, which was very rude.
When we received our menus, we found that it was a prix fixe holiday menu which we were not made aware of when booking. When we booked the table on open table or the restaurant should have informed us that this was a holiday brunch on Dec. 1st @ $68 pp. Neither of us eat the pastry basket or dessert. So we paid $140 for eggs! If they had informed us that this was a prix fixe menu we would not have opted to go there before a show. I think Open Table and the restaurant owe it to the patrons to inform them that it would be a special price and not a la carte. I was looking forward to ordering off the lunch menu I viewed on line. The host was incredibly inappropriate and the food was o.k. Geoffrey Zakarian would be appalled we were treated this way. An upsetting and expensive mistake.

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DF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The dinning room part of this restaurant has been my favorite restaurants in NYC for a few years. For months I had been checked in on the website weekly and then daily to see when the date I wanted was available for a reservation. I do not know how my reservation was made for the bar. When the dinning room hostess was made aware that I thought that I had a reservation for the dinning room, she made no effort to accommodate us in the dinning room (at 5pm). The bar was too noisy for us to carry on a conversation at the table. There was nothing relaxing about it. The service was fairly--good for being understaffed, but not the level of attention I have received there before. It was a thoroughly unpleasant experience from what has been a top restaurant in the city. Even the food and cocktails seemed much more basic than the culinary pleasures I have experienced there previously.
The manager comped our entire meal and offered us a free meal upon our return. I seriously doubt we will take him up on that offer, even to eat back in the dinning room.

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KC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Lambs Club!

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GA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Found the restaurant less ambient than anticipated (it was a Monday night at 8:00; but it's NYC for crying out loud...!). Brought attention to the dirt accumulated in the table top (crack between central table island and rim had crumbs and goodness knows what else food particles accumulated, yuk). Waitress Kathleen was very attentive and acknowledged the table crack was not of a good design.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a 6pm reservation and never got served our main course. We left at 730pm with no explanation except the kitchen was having an off night. They kept saying that dinner was “complimentary “ that was great because we never even got dinner. We ended up at the deli across the street at 730 buying candy and waters before our 8pm show. We never got a full explanation of what happened... everyone kept saying they didn’t know what the problem was. Such poor service and management. Never again. Ridiculous restaurant and the customer service was no existent. Shameful.

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W
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The Lambs Club Bar is a cozy spot in the theater district. We enjoyed our meal and drinks. It seemed as if some other diners were having a hard time getting their food in time to make a show. I think the kitchen was slow- but the servers were working very hard.

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JM
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Live music that was so loud, conversation was possible only when the band was taking a break. Table was sticky and dirty.

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d
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the Lambs'Club bar room, the great lights over the bar, the jazz trio, the vibe but the prices are
getting ridiculous. Cocktails are on average $18+and if you blink, you miss some of them because they are in these tiny, too precious glasses (Manhattans, Cosmos, etc.). For that price, I would like the whole drink!
And the burgers are $25! They advertise them w/bacon but the four of us ordered them and not one had bacon on it. I ordered the pre-fixe theatre menu and the waitress come back to tell me that unless everyone at the table ordered that menu, I couldn't have it so I ordered the burger, but, honestly, why couldn't they serve me what I originally ordered? Everyone had an appetizer and a entree anyway so what the hell??! The prices of the regular menu are also crazy expensive. I have been going to this place since it first opened but it is getting a bit dear and too finicky lately. Need to be more flexible regarding customer requests and don't skimp on the alcohol.

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s
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. Even after I spoke with a manager, and asked our waitress if she was still "our" waitress, we were left with a rare table visit, and extremely slow service for mediocre food.

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LA
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was spotty. My gnocchi was over cooked. The tables were a poor choice as you could not get your feet on the floor between the base of the table and the banquette. The wines were very overpriced. Otherwise a nice place with tasty food. Corn soup was wonderful and the bread was great.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious! The duck is fantastic and the amount of fois grass received is unbelievable!

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, creative, beautifully presented. Enjoyed the Lamb's Cup cocktail, a wonderful variation on the traditional Pimm's Cup. Started with the fluke, then chowder, foie gras terrine, gnochietta pasta and finally the duck breast. All were wonderful. Had a nice bottle of Pouilly Fusse through the first three courses, then a half bottle of cab with the pasta and duck while my wife finished the white with her Dover sole. Wine took a little too long to be served initially, arriving well after the first course, but that was the only shortcoming of an otherwise wonderful meal.

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W
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to The Lamb's Club a few times and even celebrated NYE with friends via a wonderful food/wine tasting experience!
This visit was for our anniversary, before seeing a show.
Outstanding service, especially the personal congratulations from our servers and greeter--- And, sparkling wine/dessert as their token of celebration!
Wonderful touch for a classy place!
Of course, food and everything was great!!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter took order and then ignored us rest of evening. Had to enlist nice hostess for help in getting the check. The seats were very comfortable. My fish was a bit salty and overcooked. The presentation was nice and the sides were very good. Probably would have enjoyed dinner better if the restaurant wasn't so noisy. A good change of pace for pre theater from the normal italian fare.

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was pretty good, especially the pasta. Overpriced drinks, and the service was terrible. There was one waiter for the entire bar area. Took at least 30 min to get our drinks.

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AL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice selection of pre-theatre fare and cocktails. Lovely jazz and cocktails.

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PW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is great. Music too.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent!
The agnolotti and the burger was amazing!

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