The Lambs Club - Bar

4.3
481 reviews
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Contemporary American

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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.

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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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BS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The decor was kind of retro but very clean and nicely done. We had made the reservation about a week ahead of time. We were told our table would be in the mezzanine (not the dining room - we were dressed for the theatre so we looked pretty decent I think) with floor to ceiling windows. We were then seated at a very small circular table with one person seated on a bench and the other in a chair set at an angle so that more patrons could be squeezed in to a smaller place. There were other normal tables in the mezzanine as well as the dining room which wasn't busy yet at our 6:15 reservation time. My wife is a connoisseur of lamb. Her meal was overly fatty and over cooked based on her slightly over medium request. My meal of a rib eye was also fatty, although cooked perfectly. Normally the only beef I eat is a filet and I should have stuck to that and had the salmon. The service was attentive. I guess the menu was not as much to our liking and The Lambs Club may be a great spot for you.

m
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined at The Lamb’s Club during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the experience. Our meals were all delicious, and the service was perfect. There was live music in the mezzanine (bar area- where they offer the Restaurant Week menu) which was unobtrusive and lovely. The only complaint I have is the prices of the cocktails are very high ($21 for a sidecar) and coffee is $7 (though they do bring you a small pot). If you are dining outside of Restaurant Week, I recommend requesting the main dining room which is beautiful and elegant - pure deco magic - though the mezzanine is perfectly acceptable when you’re getting Restaurant Week prices.

RI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week menu had great lamb chops, salmon & chicken. The bar is actually a large dining room on the second floor.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

DJ was unnecessary and played music not appropriate to venue / atmosphere. Lighting too bright / institutional. Food was excellent.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Shunted upstairs because using restaurant week special

D
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always delicious and inventive! Service is impeccable with the right level of touch. Airy and inviting atmosphere.

B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a special place before the theater. It was exceptional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of the restaurant week menu which has to be the biggest bargain around for great food - chicken is not just chicken here it’s fantastic! Even the pre theaters menu while a little pricier is worth it for great food. Make sure to indulge in a cocktail too

NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

An enormous disappointment. The setting is pretty. We went for dinner. There was intermittent - quite intermittent - live music. But nothing else was even average. For a gourmet chef’s midtown restaurant, it was close to poor. My wife’s salad was gritty - seemed unwashed. So was one of her ‘chef’s special’ cookies; two large fresh cookies, very pedestrian; Mrs Field’s are far superior.. I asked about an appetizer- cheese and mushroom- and was told it was a puff pastry. Instead it was 6 over-fried small cheese balls. I also had the hamanchi appetizer - so so. Main courses at best average. My blackberry ice cream had ice bits in every bite; my guess is a thaw and re-freeze. The service was inattentive.
I’ve been to this restaurant (downstairs) for weekend brunch several times, and it’s been capable but not outstanding - but quite enjoyable for its live music.
We will never return for dinner.
No one at the restaurant asked us how anything was. We decided with so many major problems, not to bother to complain.

KB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Not during the off season the attention from staff was not there

A
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great place for business meetings with appropriate budget...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Light jazz band not to loud, beautiful decor, food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive. Very nice evening.

IC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They told us we made an Opentable reservation for the mezzanine. I did not know that.
We were heading up there for a drink anyway as we were 30 min early for dinner.
They gave us a great table and within 30 min the place was packed. Nice crowd. Jazz ensemble
played. They were OK. Not my thing. Service very good. Food EXCELLENT. Have been at least
10 times.............this was the absolute best.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a very enjoyable pre-theater mean at the Lambs Club. We sat in a cushioned booth which was very comfortable. Our waiter was attentive, the service was a quick and the food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A very reliable lovely place for pre theater

OT
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Utter rubbish. Very poor welcome, the girls on reception couldn’t be bothered to show us up to the bar. We couldn’t get in the 75% empty restaurant as it was “fully booked”!
The bar receptionist then wouldn’t take our request for water as she was too busy doing nothing. The next waiter would take our request for a drink as he was not allowed! The the 3rd waiter came ....and what a buffoon. He had no knowledge of the drinks list or menu. When we asked what the cheeses were he said we’d have that explained when they came out! The food was bland and small and the place was empty on a Friday night. I guess everyone knew what we didn’t. Great Jazz singer but she’s wasted with 6 tables to listen.

The Lambs Club - Bar
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thank you for your review. Although the restaurant may seem empty at some times, the tables tend to be occupied quite quickly as we do enjoy a very robust pre theater crowd. Thank you though for your feedback regarding our staff. This is of course, not up to the standards that we hold our team to. Please know that we will share this with the team. Please let me know when you are here next as I would love to welcome you back and show you a more engaged experience. Jay Poblador General Manager

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WK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Actually we ate in the dining room. It was as usual excellent.

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

The club is lovely, the people pleasant, the prices outtasight. We've been there before and knew it would be costly, but we are savvy enough about dining in NY after living/working in the City for many years to create great meals without breaking the bank. Even with the music and singer (both very good), we agreed that we'll give the Lambs a miss next time we're going to the Theater on or near West 44th.
One more thing: the bar tables upstairs are sized for basketball players! I'm 5'8" but when I sank down on the banquette, my plate was almost at eye-level. Awkward and disconcerting.
Sorry, but you asked....

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and atmosphere at the LAMBS CLUB. Upstairs and down

VB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We had both dinner and breakfast service. We were seated for dinner and did not receive water upon our seating waited 10 minutes before we had to get up and find a waiter to acknowledge us and take our order for dinner as it was before a performance. At breakfast we waited 20 minutes for them to try to serve us coffee we eventually complained and still waited another five minutes the waitress came over and explained that everyone came at the same time. It seemed that she was the only waitress in the entire establishment

J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ridiculously overpriced. The food was lukewarm at best. $40 for three bites of fish? Ridiculously overpriced. In a City with so many great options - this one is off my list.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Would have liked the opportunity to choose a table in the lower level. Upper level included a large gathering that was disruptive.

VD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday celebration for my daughter. I love the ambiance of The Lamb!s Club & the drinks are excellent . Was a little disappointed with the Dover Sole. It had a slightly fishy smell but the duck was outstanding.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Way over priced! $22 for a vodka martini and $4 for blue cheese olives (and they where tiny olives) and then one time you give me 4 olives....the next time 3. And the food is completly over priced and the service was slow. Never again.

C
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Best pre-theatre spot in Times Square, full stop.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner with attentive service.

PS
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the second time I've been to the Lambs Club prior to a show -- simply outstanding food and cocktails with limited time. The service was great, we were celebrating my husband's birthday and they were very sweet in acknowledging it. Love the menu and we look forward to going back!

GS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and drinks with outstanding service. A great place for a pre-theatre stop.

CC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at The Lambs Club was very enjoyable. Due to its size they were able to accommodate last minute reservations and the atmosphere was very relaxed and comfortable. The food was wonderful and the staff very attentive. They also have a decent bottled beer list and make a great martini:)

Yes The Lambs Club is expensive but in my experience having a go to spot with good food is worth it!

KS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service. The price is reasonable for the city.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All elements of our meal were perfect; the décor, the food, the noise level, the wine selection and the proximity to our theatre.

MV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Definitely a different vibe upstairs in the Mezzanine than downstairs at the restaurant. I didn't realize I was making a choice when I made the reservation. Defininitely less of a high end feel. Service was OK... for some reason there was a big gap in time between the serving of our first course and main entree, (something must have been going on in the kitchen), and the waiter never came by to give us an update or just acknowledge the delay. Almost seemed like he was deliberately avoiding our table. My wife's steak was delicious, my fish was a bit dry. My wife's my soup was underseasoned but my crab curry was very tasty. Pecan mousse was so-so but the caramel ice cream that came with it was great.

MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Seated in mezzanine. Wobbly chair swapped out for another, equally wobbly chair. Waiter placed wine bottle on table and had to grab it a second later before it nearly careened to the floor--wobbly table. All that minor, compared to slow service. Starters came out fine, but had to wait an eternity for mains. Explained about theater tickets. Manager apologetic but did nothing to ameliorate the fact that when food came, we had ten mins left to swallow everything, get the check and leave. Would not recommend.

M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we go to the theater we have dinner at the Lambs Club and it is always wonderful.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I have eaten here before and enjoyed it. I wanted to be seated in the dining room. We were seated in the bar area. It was too noisy. My seat was in the aisle. The seat was wobbly. The device was excellent and the food was delicious but I will not be back.

DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An overall enjoyable experience and not that far from the Broadway theaters.

AC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It's not that I don't enjoy high end dining, but the apparent benchmark of $20.00 cocktails and $30 appetizers (which seem to have become a NYC staple) crosses a line for me. Our seating for two was cramped (I was basically sitting in an aisle) and the service was haphazard. Our servers was extremely nice but a bit scattered, and frankly could have used some training in the art of being a waiter.

I wouldn't have minded the total of the bill (well north of $300) if we had a more pleasant overall experience.

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect place for drinks with friends, lunch or the dining room for special dining. love this place!

S
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Didn’t like the selection on restaurant week menu. Service fair, not great

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant week value. Appetizer and main course were great. It is expensive otherwise. Only quibble, we ordered the cookie plate and it used to be small cookies. These were four enormous, overcooked cookies. They took them off the check because they were inedible. Service was a little slow at times.

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