The Lambs Club

Updated American classics
Named with a nod to historic theater group The Lambs Club, The Chatwal Hotel’s signature restaurant combines the past and present in an Art Deco design that’s both welcoming and sleek, with bright red leather banquettes and lacquered wood wall panels. On one side of the beautifully designed dining room stands a fully restored 18th-century French limestone fireplace, and the overall atmosphere of The Lambs Club has an elegant clubhouse feel — a perfect fit for New York’s Theater District.

A partnership among celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, David Rabin and Margaret Zakarian, The Lambs Club serves modern takes on classic American cuisine. Chef Zakarian has created a distinct culinary experience. At breakfast, New Yorkers and hotel guests fuel up on omelets (among the fluffiest we’ve ever tasted). Other meal options include a house-smoked pastrami sandwich during lunch and a Creekstone 28-day, dry-aged Delmonico steak come supper. Situated just a block from Times, Square, the Lambs Club provides the perfect setting for a pre- or post-theater bite.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • You usually might try to avoid dining at a restaurant near crowded Times Square, but The Lambs Club is far from a tourist trap; it’s popular with out-of-towners and New Yorkers alike. Throughout the day, you’ll find everything from quiet business meetings to dinner dates in the red Art Deco dining room.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy a jazz brunch, during which a live band belts out tunes in front of the beautiful limestone fireplace.
  • Dinner is the most popular meal at The Lambs Club — diners are clad in swanky outfits and foodies flock to taste chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s contemporary American cuisine.
  • No matter what time of day you venture into the New York City eatery, you’ll find the restaurant buzzing with hotel guests and locals.
Things to Know
  • If you want a more casual meal or a cocktail, enjoy afternoon tea Monday through Friday. The bar also serves light bites, cocktails and dinner Monday through Saturday evenings.
  • Depending on what time of day you dine at The Lambs Club, the dress code varies. The dinner crowd tends to be a bit swankier than during the day; but that doesn’t mean men have to don a jacket and women a cocktail dress–nice jeans and a blouse for women, and slacks or nice jeans and a chic shirt for men, will be perfectly acceptable.
  • For lunch and dinner, you should definitely err on the side of caution and make a reservation. If you’re staying at The Chatwal Hotel, where the restaurant is located, you can easily go down to the restaurant in person or simply call the concierge to snag a table.

The Food
  • Breakfast is complete with delicious freshly-made options such as seasonal omelets (which just may be the fluffiest we’ve ever tasted) and irresistible stuffed French toast.
  • Lunch brings dishes such as The Lambs Club sirloin burger and a turkey club sandwich that’s made Dagwood style (read: it’s massive).
  • As for dinner you’ll find a broader menu with options ranging from fresh oysters to classic pasta dishes (the agnolotti with mascarpone and black truffle confit is particularly luxurious) and carnivorous delights, like Amish chicken with cumin jus or a dry-aged New York strip. 
  • Brunch on Saturday and Sunday offers a menu that includes classic breakfast offerings (yes, you’ll find that omelet on the list) alongside savory lunch selections such as a tuna Niçoise salad. There's another reason to stop by for the Sunday brunch: live jazz.
Getting There
132 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036
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