The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City

4.3 (223 reviews)

130 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (212) 764-6200   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-961-3786

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The Lambs Club

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has brought his vision of Modern American cuisine to The Chatwal Hotel with The Lambs Club. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the 90-seat restaurant has a luxe Empire Deco ambiance with walls that could tell a thousand tales. Built in 1905, this Stanford White-designed building was a clubhouse for The Lambs, America's first professional theater club, and served as home away from home for its members such as Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, John Barrymore, Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. These infamous notables spent many a night in their "grill room" swapping tales, breaking into song and of course, generally having a swell time. 

Enjoy The Lambs Club savory dishes from the comfort of your guestroom click here for a complete In Room Dining Experience.

For more information on The Lambs Club, to see menus or make a reservation, please visit:  www.thelambsclub.com

The Lambs Club restaurant is not associated in any way with The Lambs.

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Restaurant

The Lambs Club at The Chatwal offers Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's modern approach to American cuisine with distinct ingredients, highly seasonal menus and a signature approach to hospitality.

reservations@thelambsclub.com | 212-997-5262

Open Daily from 7:00am – 12:00am

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2016 Forbes Travel Guide: Four Stars
  • 2016 World of Fine Wine’s World’s Best Wine Lists: Two Stars
  • Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence: Two Glasses
  • 2016 Travel & Leisure World’s Best: Top Ten Hotel in New York City

Pre & Post Theater Dining

The Lambs Club at The Chatwal offers Pre and Post-Theater dining, with a three-course menu and the promise to get you to your show on time for just $54.

Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you’ll find a rotating selection of DJs in The Bar until 11pm, and a variety of live music during brunch on the weekends.

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The Chatwal's Mezzanine Bar

Located one level above the restaurant, The Lambs Club Bar overlooks to the Lobby of The Chatwal Hotel as well as 44th Street through a wall of floor to ceiling French doors. By day, The Bar serves as a space for people to gather, have a meeting or have a pre-matinee. As nighttime approaches, the cocktails and award winning wine list take center stage. Hand cut ice, custom glassware and meticulously crafted beverages made with fresh pressed juices make this a Midtown haven for enjoying an expertly composed drink in style.  

  • Dining and Menus
    • The full menu is available in addition to light fare and bar snacks. Large groups welcomed.
  • Music
    • Tuesdays through Thursdays, The Lambs Club features a rotating selection of DJs from 6pm-11pm. See the full calendar of events here.
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BAR DINING AND MENUS

With abundant natural light created by wall to ceiling French doors, the bar by day serves as a space for people to gather, have a meeting, a bite from the All-Day menu or just to enjoy afternoon tea with friends. As nighttime approaches, the cocktails and award winning wine list take center stage. Hand cut ice, custom glassware and meticulously crafted beverages made with fresh pressed juices make this a Midtown haven for enjoying an expertly composed drink in style. To accompany your drinks, enjoy our Full Dinner menu including the Pre-Theater menu or have a lighter fare from the Lite Bites menu served till the late hours of the night.

MUSIC

Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, The Lambs Club features Live Jazz. On Thursdays, wonder-DJs AndrewAndrew play from 6pm onwards.

History

Before becoming The Chatwal New York and The Lambs Club Restaurant and Bar, this iconic Stanford White-designed building was the epicenter of American for the 20th century. The building originally opened in 1905 as home to the prestigious Lambs, America's first professional theatrical club. Organized in 1874 by a group of actors and 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.

Stanford White, a partner at prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White, was the original architect of The Lambs clubhouse. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance," as seen in his work on summer homes for the Astor and Vanderbilt families and such formidable structures as The Washington Square Arch, Madison Square Garden and the New York Herald Building. For The Lambs, he designed a six-story, neo-Georgian brick building featuring a facade ornamented with ram heads. A boisterous grill room and billiard room were on the first floor, a banquet hall on the second floor and a theater on the third floor. The top floors provided space for offices and sleeping quarters, often utilized by members traveling to The Great White Way from Hollywood. The size of the building was doubled in 1915 when an addition was constructed on the west end of the building, a virtual copy of the original. In 1974, the building was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks and Preservation Commission.

Since the club's founding, there have been more than 6,000 Lambs, with an elite roster reading like a Who's Who of American theater and film: Maurice, Lionel and John Barrymore, Irving Berlin, Cecil B. DeMille, David Belasco, Charlie Chaplin, George M. Cohan, Douglas Fairbanks, John Wayne, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire, who was famously quoted as stating, "When I was made a Lamb, I felt I had been knighted."

 

Disclaimer

The Lambs Club restaurant is not operated by, sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with The Lambs, or any theatrical or dining events sponsored by The Lambs under the "Lambs" name. THE LAMBS is a registered trademark of The Lambs. The official website of The Lambs is accessible at www.the-lambs.org.