Wanderlust Revelation: The Lambs Club Pre/Post Theater Prix Fixe (NYC)

By Carey Reed Zamarriego

 

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One of the challenges of going to see a Broadway show in NYC is finding a good place to eat in the theater district (a strip that stretches from 42nd street to 53rd between 6th and 8th avenues). The food factions found there are as follows: old-world and eccentric (Le Rivage, a French spot), iconic places (Sardi’s), family-style joints (Carmine’s) and the usual, luster-lacking chain restaurants. Finding something new and fresh is a bit tricky, until now. Bringing back the swank to Broadway is The Lamb’s Club


Praised for its quality American fare, offered by chef and proprietor, Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club offers a prix fixe menu (starter, main and dessert for $44) before and after theater showings. I came across this new eatery in New York magazine’s EAT issue (yes, I have mentioned it before:)).

The restaurant, off of the new hotel Le Chatwal on 44th between 6th and 7th avenue is art deco all the way (heaven, for moi). The main dining room boasts a fireplace, fire-engine red banquettes, black walls with crown molding and black and white headshots of stars like Gene Kelly, Marlon Brando and that guy who played Dr. DoLittle (the original). 

My mom got the shrimp cocktail to start, while I opted for the nutty and grapey white gazpacho. For the main, we got the same: the farm chicken. It was huge and had a lovely apple and cinnamon breadcrumbed top and came with baked onions, calcots (spring onions), spicy green peppers and mushrooms. For dessert we had a white chocolate on milk chocolate creme brulee type of thing (being lactose intolerant, I gave mine to my mom, who finished both mine and hers in record time). If I hadn’t gotten the obscenely priced $18 glass of Catalan wine (from Priorat, which the waiter first mistakenly told me was from Italy), we would have skated out of there with a $88 bill + tip. But, I had to indulge. Still, it was a fantastic deal, complete with excellent food, a fabulous, show-stopping decor and a super attentive waitstaff (although they were heavy on the hovering at times).

The Lamb’s Club (NYC):
132 West 44th Street (between 6th Ave and Broadway) 

(212) 997-5262 / reservations@thelambsclub.com
Mon-Thu 5:30pm-11:00pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-12:00am; Sun 5:30pm-10:00pm 
(dinner times, there are also breakfast, lunch and brunch times)
American. Pre/Post-Theatre special menu. Accepts reservations and credit cards
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(la versión en español)
Siempre es un reto encontrar un sitio para comer en la zona de los teatros de NYC (una zona que ocupa el espacio entre la sexta y la octava avenidas, desde la calle 42 hasta la calle 53). En esta zona, se puede encontrar sitios asi: lo excentrico y clasico (Le Rivage, un restaurante frances), sitios iconicos (Sardi’s), sitios para toda la familia (Carmine’s) y unos restaurantes de cadena que faltan personalidad. Es un pelin dificil encontrar un sitio nuevo y moderno…hasta ahora. El restaurante The Lamb’s Club trae (y devuleve) un poco de glamor a Broadway

Un restaurante del chef y restaurador, Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club ofrece comida Americana y un menu especial para gente que se va al teatro, se llama el menu del teatro y consiste de una tapa, plato principal y postre para $44. Descubri The Lambs Club en la edicion EAT de la revista New York (si, lo he mencionado antes :)).

El restaurante, que forma parte del nuevo hotel Le Chatwal esta ubicado en la calle 44 entre la sexta y la septima avenidas. Decorado del estilo Art Deco (que a mi, me encanta), tiene un chimenea, asientos banquetas de color rojo fuerte, paredes negros con unas fotos de blanco y negro de estrellas de Hollywood, que incluye Gene KellyMarlon Brando y el original Dr. Dolittle.

Mi mama pidio un coctel de gambas para empezar, yo eleji un divino gazpacho que tenia nueces y uvas. Para el plato principal, elejimos lo mismo: pollo de la granja que era gigante y llevaba un rico capa de pan rallado con manzana y canela encima y cebollas, calcots, pimientos verdes y setas al horno alrededor. Para el postre pedimos un creme brulee con chocolate blanco y chocolate con leche (porque no puedo comer cosas con lactosa, probe un poco, que fue delicioso y deje mi postre para mi mama, ella comio su postre y el mio rapidisimo). Si no pedi una copa de vino de Priorat (Catalunya) que costo $18 (ya lo se, un robo!) nuestra cuenta iba a ser $88 mas la propina. Pero, tenia que darme el gusto de tomar una copita de buen vino

The Lamb’s Club (NYC)
132 West 44th Street (entre 6th Ave y Broadway)
(212) 997-5262 / reservations@thelambsclub.com
Lunes-Jueves 5.30pm-11.00pm; Viernes-Sabado 5.30pm-12.00am; Domingo 5.30pm-10.00pm 
(horas de cenar, tambien hay horarios de desayunar, comer y brunch)
Comida Americana. Antes/Despues del teatro menu especial (Prix Fixe).
Aceptan reservas y tarjetas de credito.

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