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BWW Review: Brunch and Dine in True NYC Style at THE LAMBS CLUB

BWW Review: Brunch and Dine in True NYC Style at THE LAMBS CLUB

The Lambs Club is everything you want in a chic, gourmet restaurant. Located on West 44th Street at The Chatwal Hotel, the 80-seat restaurant and 65-seat lounge is in one of New York City's landmarked buildings.

Food Network favorite, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, along with partners David Rabin, and Margaret Zakarian bring a modern American menu and an outstanding beverage program to this luxurious bar and grille that was designed by Master Architect Thierry Despont.

A little history. Before becoming The Chatwal New York and The Lambs Club Restaurant and Bar, this Stanford White-designed building was opened in 1905 as home to the prestigious "Lambs," America's first professional theatrical club. Organized in 1874 by a group of actors and theatre enthusiasts, The Lambs occupied a series of rented quarters before settling at 44th Street. The American club took their name from a similar group in London, which flourished from 1869-1879, in the name of drama critic and essayist Charles Lamb. Today, The Lambs Club Restaurant and Bar still pays homage to its historical roots by hosting theatre greats and catering to friends of the Great White Way. In fact, Lambs Club is a late night destination for cocktails and bites for Broadway stars from shows like Come From Away, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, and 1984 to name a few. It's a great place for theatre artists to meet and greet after a day of work.

The Lambs Club is perfectly situated for Broadway theatergoers, guests of Times Square, and area businesspersons. It's a real retreat from the lively Midtown neighborhood. The interior has a beautiful art deco style with a restored 18th Century fireplace, spacious red leather banquets, and distinctive chrome light fixtures. Black and white photos of Hollywood and Broadway stars add to the ambiance. The dining room has seating options that are ideal for group gatherings or an intimate meal.

We visited for their Saturday Jazz Brunch and relished every moment of our leisurely meal. The musical entertainment was a perfect way to relax and start the day. The brunch menu features a tempting array of dishes for a full meal or choices for eating on the light side. Offerings are distinctive, reflecting the restaurant's high quality and seasonal ingredients.

Start your brunch right with an eye-opening cocktail and sip on the perfect Bloody Mary or a Bellini made with peach puree and prosecco. Their pastry basket is a great starter with buttery, flaky croissants and tasty scones. And indulge in your late morning, early afternoon cravings. We loved their light, fluffy Omelette with spinach sweet onion and Gruyere. The Stuffed French Toast is some of the best you'll ever have prepared with thick slices of light, fluffy bread, coconut pastry cream and blackberry syrup. Round out your meal with a savory side like their Hash Brown Potatoes, Chicken Apple Sausage or Applewood Smoked Bacon. Linger a while longer and top off your brunch with a fine selection of tea, La Colombe coffees or Valrhona hot chocolate.

Coming up in September is The Lambs Club's "Brunch with Broadway Stars." Shows include Sunday 9/10 with cast members from The Great Comet and Sunday 9/24 with cast members from Kinky Boots.

Guests of Midtown should not miss a chance to have the delightful experience of being a guest at The Lambs Club. Whether it's for drinks at the stunning upstairs bar or a meal fit for a star, you'll be absolutely pleased with your visit.

Read our Chef Spotlight for The Lambs Club Pastry Chef, Johana Langi. /bwwfood-wine/article/Chef-Spotlight-Executive-Pastry-Chef-Johana-Langi-of-THE-LAMBS-CLUB-20170521

The Lambs Club is located 132 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and offer a matinee lunch and pre-theatre dinner. Private event space is also available. Call 212.997.5262 and visit http://www.thelambsclub.com/.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Lambs Club

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