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The Lambs Club, New York, NY

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The Lambs Club Restaurant Review

: Pass through the Art Deco lobby of The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel and, if you’re hungry, you shall be rewarded. Welcome to The Lambs Club, helmed by chef Geoffrey Zakarian (whose noted Town, Country and 44 were also inside hotels) and named for the space that was a longtime gathering spot for actors. Not surprisingly, The Lambs Club is an immediate throwback, one that inspires ordering a martini and indulging a little more than usual (that is, if you can afford it all). Fans of Zakarian’s past and newcomers might want to start with the silky brûléed foie gras that comes with slightly toasted country bread, or tuck into the grilled octopus, which is kissed with lemon grass. Mains include buttery seared diver scallops set in a bath of porcinis, vadouvan sauce and, unexpectedly, curry foam; or ultra-tender saddle of lamb topped with pine nuts, a dish worth revisiting. The prohibitively expensive cocktail menu offers classic drinks with a contemporary twist. Among desserts is a salted caramel mousse with gingerbread, blueberry and coconut sorbet. Explore the comprehensive wine list, too, which is global in scope and has selections by the bottle, half-bottle and glass.

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