The Lambs Club

Step back in time where dining rooms were dominated by red leather banquettes with touches of chrome highlighting the room, the fog of cigarettes hung in the air and Sinatra played to the crowd of the cultural elite with old money dining on the best the menu has to offer.

Ok; well thank goodness the smoke is gone and the music is not live, but everything else seems to have been preserved beautifully from the past.  The red leather and chrome is there, almost evoking the image of a perfectly restored car, and the waiters in white suits gliding to the sounds of the Rat Pack.  This is The Lambs Club, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's ode to the upscale eateries of yesteryear, his modern take on American cuisine. They offer a great deal for both Pre-theater dining with 3 courses for just under $50 and Post theater dining with 2 courses at $35.  In addition, their normal menu offers 3 courses for $72 with wine pairings at additional price.  The food was all full of flavor and beautifully presented.  

I had a comforting bowl of Sugar Pumpkin soup that had all the flavors of Thanksgiving in it.  Followed that with a New Zealand Snapper which came pieced out looking vaguely like sushi but fully cooked.  Paired with chantarelles and a warm beef tongue vinaigrette which gave the dish a nice balance of earth and sea.  The meal finished with the Apple Crisp with Quark ice cream.  Another American classic re-imagined in a creative way that tasted fantastic, yet familiar.  Special mention to the bread brought out before any of the courses, it was maybe the best bread I have ever had.  Warm, soft and slightly sweet, so good!

The Lamb's Club is a very good option for the Theater District littered with chain restaurants and places that are too casual to were your "dress-up" clothes in.  If you are wanting a more upscale option in the Theater District with very good food and service, try this.