Geoffrey Zakarian’s clubby gem is a throwback to New York’s fine-dining heyday—a place built for conversation and a languid meal. While chefs around town focus on being seasonally nimble, the veteran toque labors hard to create signature dishes, working and reworking until each one’s a keeper. Timeless expense-account fare includes lushly marbled foie gras torchon served with pureed quince and Concord grape jam, and a supple pine-nut–encrusted lamb saddle cooked optimally pink from end to end. While homey sweets—like hard-as-rocks butter-pecan profiteroles—were less enticing, Sasha Petraske’s serious cocktails (including one of the city’s best White Russians) offer an inspired end to a meal. Sip on your drink while listening to live jazz in the mezzanine bar on Wednesday evenings or at Sunday brunch.
|Venue name:||The Lambs Club||Contact:|
132 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 7am–11pm, Fri 7am–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight, Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Good business lunch locations near the Theater District aren't in abundant supply, but The Lambs Club is just that. The dining room is classy and styled neatly, giving it a throwback feel. The vast menu gives plenty of choices for lunch. I opted for the crab cake, which had a surprising but welcomed spicy kick. My lunchmates decided on the famed Lambs Club burger and had no complaints. I'll be keeping this spot in mind for future business lunches for it's classy but casual style.