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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (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)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Went for pre-theater dinner. Great vibe - great food - the bar is tucked away upstairs from the restaurant and is very cozy. Our service was friendly and focused. Stephanie R was our server - guided us carefully (and with a terrific sense of humor) through the menu to keep us on schedule and out the door on time for our show, and kept the rest of the floor staff attentive to our schedule as well. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Classy, old-school style theater district restaurant. New-american menu, great service, red leather banquettes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

It was wonderful to find such an elegant place in the Theater District. Our only quibble was the loud level of the music. We were in the upstairs bar area but it is for more than a bar; rather a large seating restaurant with a lot of room around each table, so the excessive volume seemed most unnecessary. It got much louder as we lingered past 9pm and a DJ started playing, but before the DJ that loud level just did not make any sense. It was otherwise fantastic and I will certainly come again: great wine, delicious food and nice service! I will definitely try to get seated downstairs next time in order to avoid that volume level.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Staff recommended both the drinks & the meal. Both were very good.
He was attentive without hovering & got us out for our 8pm curtain.
An excellent experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2016

We have dined here before. Last time there was live jazz music, this time there wasn't any music. They also said they don't have jazz music anymore, they now have a DJ sometimes. I prefer jazz. The food was nice, but not great. It was pretty expensive even by New York standards! We do still like the ambience. Not sure if we will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great spot, great drinks and excellent food in a gorgeous Mad Men style setting. Perfect spot for a pre-show/pre-concert dinner. We ate in the Bar area - stunning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Always a pleasure. Superb cocktails, enchanting space. Never disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Came here for restaurant week so the value was great for good food and ambiance. From appetizer to dessert, everything was delicious. The cocktail menu was pretty pricey though.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Excellent location, food, service. We were there for restaurant week and the selection was great

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Our first time here. They accomodated us when we asked to be sat a half hour later. Food was tasty and ample but service was irregular and everything we ordered was presented to the opposite person; there were only of us so they should have been able to get that right. I would go back for the food as it was good and the restaurant well located for a show in NY.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 15, 2016

The food was wonderful! We visited because it was apart of restaurant week but i would come back for a special lunch to eat again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Excellent meal and service as per usual. The seating on the couch bench was very comfortable for a lunch setting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2016

We wanted to try this restaurant because we like Chef Jeffrey Zakarian and we thought the food would be to his high standards. On the whole, we weren't disappointed. We ordered the $29 Restaurant Week special - both of us had the sweet corn bisque, a delicious cold summer soup. My wife had the grilled swordfish entree, which she said was excellent. (She shared a bite with me, and I agreed.) I ordered the Lambs Club Burger, and I was slightly disappointed. It was a good burger and fries, but nothing special - I expected perhaps a little more of a gourmet touch.
We both loved our desserts - I had the steamed chocolate cake and she had the Pavlova.
However, we were less than happy about the service. While the staff was initially very attentive, we felt we were made to wait much too long for our food, relative to diners on either side who were seated after us yet served first. We ended up rushing through our meal to make our Broadway matinee, even though my wife asked the staff if they could expedite our order due to our time constraint. Also, they had a hard time dealing with my request to void my check on one credit card in favor of another. After a long time trying to figure this out, they ended up charging me four times for the same check. Fortunately, the staff have been courteous and helpful so far in trying to correct the error. I would still recommend The Lambs Club for an upscale lunch with a cosmopolitan ambiance and fine food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Went for Restaurant Week. Food was good. Service was excellent. Three course lunch for $29 but $19 for a drink and $9 for a cup of tea/coffee is overboard.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Another perfect evening out for dinner at The Lambs Club. Start to Finish its the same great experience every time we dine there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Contrary to some of the other reviews, I thought the service was excellent. Great place to meet someone for a drink - and can reserve a table!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Wonderful for post theater meal.
Would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

We were disappointed in our recent dinner at The Lambs Club. While the food was good, there were little mistakes that took away from our experience. My husband ordered his lamb to be cooked medium and it arrived very rare. He sent it back to be cooked more and it came back still very pink. We were drinking bottled spring water and the water girl refilled my glass with tap water even though the open bottle of spring water was on the table. After replacing my glass and refilling it with the bottled water, the waitress did the same thing. When we dine out we appreciate a staff that pays attention to small details. The meal was average and didn't stand out enough for me to either go back or to recommend the restaurant to others.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

This is a lovely setting, it has a 40s vibe. The is professional. Really enjoyed our meals. And the rose was quite good.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Best place on the southern end of Times Square for a cocktail & lite meal before a show. Great vibe & decor.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Disappointing. Service and wine were excellent and we loved the atmosphere and décor; unfortunately our dinners did not live up to Chef Zakarian's reputation and we were very disappointed. My husband said his steak was tender but seasoning was lacking, and it was also over cooked. I ordered the lobster but it was overcooked and I sent it back. I tried the striped bass but that was also overcooked; the advertised "crispy skin" was too tough to chew. By the way, it was a Friday night before a show and they were NOT busy. I so wanted to love this restaurant but we won't be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Love the setting and have been there for drinks. This was my first dining experience. Ordered from the full dinner menu and was disappointed. Read many great things and food was only average . Will come back for drinks, possibly snacks but not for dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2016

The Lamb's CLub Bar upstairs is just a really nice place to be. The appetizers are very tasty and the french fries are among the best of their kind. Delicious Old Fashioned.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on May 28, 2016

From the moment we walked in the service was poor. The guy at the front podium looked at us like we had three heads. We told him we had a reservation and the name and he couldn't find it. I had to show my confirmation email. Then he sent us upstairs where the hostess was the only courteous person in the restaurant. We were seated at a table and told the waitress we were going to a show. Since its next to the theatre district you would think they are used to getting people out quickly to the show. She took a while to come back and get our order. We ordered and waited 45 minutes to get our food. No one even checked on us that whole time. Our water glasses were filled one time and no asked if we wanted anything to else to drink. Our food arrived 10 minutes before we had to leave for the theatre. The food was very good but couldn't really enjoy it. No real apology was forthcoming. Overall one of the worst restaurant experiences and service I have ever experienced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Service was slow and indifferent. Cocktails were small, weak, and expensive (and I don't usually fuss about price at a nice restaurant). My wife found the Corzetti inedible. Spaghetti w/ Maryland Crab was OK, if under-seasoned. Chickpea frites were like something from a frozen dinner. Octopus a la plancha was good, as was Arancini. Overall, felt like no one cared that much, from waitstaff to bartender to chef. The search for a decent restaurant in the Theater District goes on ...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2016

The Lamb's Club Bar is a great spot to meet a friend or business associate. I highly recommend the tea menu for late afternoon or early evening. Also a perfect pre- and post-theater place. Great ambiance--recalls the glamour days of supper clubs and bars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was great, I was asked if I was going to a show and then they made sure i completed my dinner on time. Food was great service was good,

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Handsome, clubby appointments in an intimate bar in this boutique hotel. Drinks and food were unusual and elegant. My wife enjoyed artichoke soup-- an offering we have never come across before. Wait staff was ample and very attentive; bartender put on an impressive performance and served excellent brandy Alexanders. We visited this bar after attending a theater performance just 400 feet away!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2016

If you need a place for drinks or apps with important clients, this is the place. Its gorgeous, the service is fabulous and the ambiance can't be beat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2016

The excellent food at The Lambs Club was rivaled only by the graciousness of its staff. They went out of their ways to be accommodating to ensure a flawless evening.

Bravo!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 26, 2016

The Lambs Club Bar is outstanding. The food and the service are both great! It is a gem in the Theater District. You can also order from the main Lambs Club dining room menu.
The cauliflower and the gnocci sides are perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2016

The restaurant-bar area was perfect for a drink and snack pre-theater. We enjoyed the pork&veal meatballs, tuna Tatar and charred peppers. Wine by the glass was pricey - we were better off with a half bottle of Barolo which was excellent.
The service was slow but after flagging down the manager, we got the attention which you would expect in a place of this standing.
It will become one of my pre-theater regulars- and I'll return to try the dining room.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2016

Excellent pre theater before six by you need to ask

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great ambiance, but service was poor. Food not iron chef quality.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Very average at best. The only item we had that was good was the bread. From there on it was downhill.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2016

My husband and I live in the neighborhood and were looking forward to a pre-theater dinner with out of town family. Every touch of service from arrival (a curt hostess told us to "go upstairs - your table is on the 2nd floor") to drinks (it took 20 minutes for 2 cocktails and a glass of wine) through the meal (a waiter who disappeared once dinner was served) was a letdown. When we were seated we received two menus - one for pre-theater and a regular menu. After time to review both our waiter took our order - we all decided to order from pre-theater. Just when he finished writing our order the manager came by and whispered in his ear - the waiter then TOOK THE MENUS out of our hands and told us we missed the pre-theater window and that "the girls up front obviously don't know what they are doing." Probably the most unprofessional service I've ever experienced
The food, on the other hand, was AMAZING - but not good enough to make me want to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

While the food at the Lamb's Club was delicious, the service left much to be desired
When I confirmed my 6 pm reservation, I was asked if we had tickets to a show. We did, but service was still painfully slow we were ignored by our server, and it took 45 minutes for our first courses to arrive, which doesn't make sense considering we ordered a salad and tartare! Chef zakarian and his team have dropped the ball in a big way.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Never heard nor been to the hidden gem located in a hotel in the theatre district. Tried it during Winter restaurant week and we will be back ! Great food and cool art deco vibe inside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2016

This was our 2nd time at The Lambs Club. The first time we were downstairs, this time upstairs. Both settings are lovely. We enjoyed the food, however the service, both times, was inconsistent and slow. We made the wait staff aware that we were attending theater and needed to eat in a timely fashion. Both times we had to hurry them because we came close to being late for curtain. We allowed ourselves 2 hours for our meal and should have not felt like we might be late. It is a shame that the service falters because The Lambs Club is great in every other respect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2016

We had a reservation on a Wednesday evening and notified the hostess upon arrival that we had tickets with an 8pm curtain that evening and she assured us that we would have plenty of time with our 6:30pm reservation. It took 20 minutes for our server to even acknowledge my boyfriend and I. I had questions about the menu since I have a food allergy that she never answered, our food arrived with us to have only a few minutes to eat. We also asked for the check as soon as the food arrived knowing that we were running later than anticipated and we had to go to the manager to request the check since she never came back to our table and were unable to wait any longer. The food was good, but for the prices I expect polite and lovely service, I will never come back here. There are far too many restaurants that go above and beyond with their customer service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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