Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 665 : Cheese plate at the Lambs Club

The Lambs Club is the chic, retro influenced restaurant and lounge area in the Chatwal Hotel on 44th Street between 6th and 7th avenues named for the actors' club that once occupied the same space. In case you aren't familiar, the original namesake Lambs Club considered itself America's first professional theatrical club. The restaurant and the lounge area sure do have that feel of old Hollywood glamour, harkening back to the era of Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.

Upstairs is a comfortable lounge area with excellent cocktails and a nice bar snacks menu. Last night while sipping on a Belvedere dirty martini I had the pleasure of sampling their warm roasted rosemary dusted nuts and their cheese plate and at $13 for three cheeses, this was a pretty good deal. The nuts were the perfect blend of salty and savory with a nice herbaceous aromatic finish, great with a cocktail. The cheese selections seem to change depending on the mood and last night featured a Morbier, a Manchego, and a Roquefort with toasted baguette slices and a homemade fig compote. A simple straight forward cheese plate done well and a nice accompaniment.

Go for a cocktail and to relieve that old world glamour that we don't get enough of these days and stay for some food.

The Lambs Club
132 West 44th Street

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