The Lambs Club - Bar

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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 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.

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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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.2
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vipHolly
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service, seated in the bar.
Wonderful old New York steakhouse ambience.

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viplke56
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing dinner experience. Staff was excellent and a shout out to Chris the mezzanine manager for taking the time to speak with us. We enjoyed the steak tartar, arugula salad, branzino and cod. All delicious and well prepared.

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vipMaggie3948
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

At the time that I visited they were preparing for Valentines evening. I had reserved for afternoon tea, which they were not serving. So in that sense it was a little disappointing.

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vipChappaqua5423
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed in the food and service. Drink orders were taken quickly but had to ask twice for a food order to be taken. Ordered my lamb pink and it was way overcooked. Sent it back and second attempt was slightly better. Server made no apologies.

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vipFAITH
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although I have visited the Lambs Club in the past I have never been on the second floor. I suppose that was the dining area for restaurant week. In any event, the service was personable and attentive. The food ,especially the crab salad appetizer, was divine. Beautifully plated and scrumptious salmon. The specially delivered martinis from bar was a nice touch!

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Neighborhoodfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Went here for restaurant week. The food was great but the amount of waiting that went on was not. We waited for our table for 20 minutes despite numerous tables being open. Once we finally ordered, we waited an extremely long time for our appetizer. The wait between appetizer and main was excruciating. We got hungry again because it took so long and the waitress never checked in on us. When dessert finally came, we only got one of our orders, had to flag down the waitress in order to get silverware and the other dessert. While the food was good, the lack of service means we won't be back. There are too many great restaurants in this city to have poor service.

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vipCVEDiner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, classic and hip cocktail bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations to the Lambs Club for our holiday luncheon with colleagues. I had been here previously and enjoyed the cocktail specials. I picked this venue because of its close proximity to our office and because it’s great for a large group. I ordered the duck leg confit. Others ordered the salmon, burger, lamb gyro and omelet. We all enjoyed our lunch. My colleagues were very happy with their cocktails. The Lambs Club exceeded our expectations. The food was delish and cocktails divine. I would definitely return and highly recommend for large gatherings.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

While the food was delicious. The service was subpar. We made reservations and when arrived the hostess acted like we were disturbing her by checking in. Shen then sent us upstairs. They wanted to seat us at a table that was overrun by people crowded at the bar. When asked for a different table and hostesses stayed there were none. We went to walk out and normally I am not the type to complain at restaurants however. This is supposed to be upscale. The manager magically found a table and we took it but the initial impression already left at bad taste.

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vipAlex
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I booked a table at the Lambs Club Bar and Lambs Club called me twice to confirm my reservation. Quite the surprise that when we arrived we were told there was a private party in the Bar and we would go to the restaurant. The service staff could not explain why during the 2 confirmation calls (include one earlier the same day) I was not told that the Bar was going to be closed for a private party. The service staff assured me we could get the Bar menu in the Restaurant. Not true. Instead of us having a fun time like we would have in the Bar we had to order a full meal off of the Restaurant dinner menu. Frankly if I wanted to have a formal dinner in the restaurant that is what I would have booked. Overall a very disappointing experience.

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vipAndy
New England
102 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit. Friends referred us to this theater district gem. We booked late so we were sent to the mezzanine. It was very pleasant though. And quiet. My one criticism is the $30 for soup. It was good. But not that good. The Amish chicken was delicious. And be aware that the desserts are family style, also $30! We had a delightful and very professional server. Would return.

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vipSamster
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Aweful food. Might be the worst food I have had in a long time. It's a shame. Such a beautiful space.

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vipcdojanet
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food delicious, restaurant nice, employees friendly. Server was a bit preoccupied with larger table (we were only two). Loved being seated next to the windows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I very much enjoyed my birthday lunch date there with my son. The food was very good and the service attentive without being intrusive.

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PaulH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely adore this NY institution and will come back again and again, business and pleasure!

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vipJohnEspo
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is an intimate setting and lively. If you are going pre theater as we were check in early as the atmosphere is enjoyable and people tend to linger at the table and keeping to the reservation time becomes a bit of a problem

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vipRobinM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We were at the bar. The room was very nice — retro cool. We went there after seeing the cocktail menu online and it was different when we got there, which was a disappointment. The one I ordered was nothing special (granted I asked for the cucumber one that’s on the non alcohol menu to be made with alcohol. They said it was not a problem but they left out a key ingredient, the egg white). The food did look amazing but the service was not so spirited and between that and the cocktail being meh, we decided not to order any and left after one round. Despite that, we may try to go again, because the food did look that good!)

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just a great place to enjoy delicious food. Would recommend to everyone

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RosesS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was lovely. We wanted to have a pre show visit with some dear friends and this choice completely fit the bill. Our food was delicious. I ordered the Duck Breast and it was plentiful and completely to my liking. I would recommend this venue for people that like a quality meal with great service.

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ArmineK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and upscale

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I guess overall everything was just adequate. I expected much more for the money.

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vipStephanieA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good, but seemed extremely pricey for the amount of food servings and two wines. Lunch needs to be appropriately prices and this seemed overboard for sitting in the bar especially. Meatballs were amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not what I was expecting . Too nosiry

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vipPianogirl7
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not sure what has happened to their kitchen. Soups arrive warm and not hot. Service is slow. We waited 20 minutes until the bread basket arrived.

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vipCrotonCher
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the service and the food were completely outstanding for our dinner at the Lambs Club Bar. We both had the chicken entrée and it was perfect, both moist and delicious, with a generous sized portion. We had the chocolate and peanut butter cake for dessert and it was yummy. The feeling you get from being there is very old-school New York. You could almost imagine Frank Sinatra walking in the door. Our server was Naome and she was completely lovely and professional.

I think the website should post pictures of the seating in the bar. I tried to find some online before we went to see what the seating would be like in comparison to the main dining room but had trouble finding anything that showed what that looked like. I agree with another reviewer who said the ambience would be perfect if they’d dim the lights a bit. The charm of having a candle on your table is lost if the overhead lights are bright.

This is a wonderful if somewhat pricey option for a pre-theater dinner in the theater district. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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vipelinn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everything was really bad
Service, food and overall experience

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MaryL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I had lunch here in the summer and loved it and thus my decision to return for dinner. From beginning to end it was a disappointment. The woman who took our drink order must have been new or I would hope so. Dewars on the rocks is not a difficult order but the first drink I got was Titos and the second a substitute scotch, only ascertained after I asked. I would have understood if they did not have what I asked for and if they told me this it would have allowed me to select something else. The food was sub par but the atmosphere was the saving grace. I will think twice about going back.

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vipPaul
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice but very pricey for a bar. A couple of drinks will double your tab. Two of us had drinks, apps, entrees and a glass of wine each and the tab came to over $300.

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smiles
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! It is a little pricey but so delicious that I have to say we would eat there again.

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WendyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was appalled when the bar bill came and the cost was $24 for a basic martini. We are New Yorkers and eat out often. We always drink martinis with little to no vermouth and have never paid this much or been charged extra for the few additional ounces of vodka—Grey Goose vodka, which is not on the higher end of the scale. It’s insulting and offensive. We did not stay for dinner and will never go back. Instead we went to Osteria al Doge down the block and had an amazing experience.

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olga
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice looking place, but food is very average for insane price, wine also very average but relatively expensive

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SherryA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for an upscale dining experience! Don’t go if you aren’t interested in trying new & different cuisine. The most wonderful bread.....

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

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vipmoodyfoody
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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RobertI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipBuggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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RobertB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Shunted upstairs because using restaurant week special

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Dacquiri
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipBarbara
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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