The Lambs Club

Updated American classics
Named with a nod to a social club The Lambs — whose roster of Broadway and film actor members included John Wayne and Fred Astaire — The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection 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 radiates an elegant clubhouse feel — a perfect fit for New York’s Theater District.

A native Manhattanite, chef Jack Louge serves modern takes on classic American cuisine with a distinctively New York flair. At breakfast, New Yorkers and hotel guests fuel up on omelets, but they also come lunch and dinners featuring juicy steaks and seafood like ponzu-infused tuna tartare. Situated just a block from Times, Square, The Lambs Club also provides a convenient 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.
  • Lunch brings delicious dishes such as the Stanford White burger with Gruyère and pickled onion and a modern twist on the New York classic pastrami sandwich.
  • Dinner is the most popular meal at The Lambs Club. You’ll find a menu infused with quintessential N.Y. flavors — select your preferred cut of meat from the menu’s Chop House section or opt for the pre-theater menu’s bibb salad and rosemary fries.
  • The NYC restaurant has curated an impressive wine list along with impeccably crafted cocktails. Try the Gold Rush, a bourbon-based cocktail served in homage to Sasha Petraske, The Lambs Club’s legendary former barman who was a cocktail scene pioneer.

  • Enjoy a three-course pre-theater dinner in the same place that regularly hosted legends like Cecil B. DeMille, Eugene O'Neill and Irving Berlin.

Things to Know
  • Sip a cocktail in the upstairs bar or lounge before or after a meal in The Lambs Club’s primary dining room.
  • 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, err on the side of caution and make a reservation. If you’re staying at The Chatwal, you can easily go down to the restaurant in person or simply call the concierge to snag a table.

Getting There
132 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036
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