About Events with The Lambs Club
Located at 132 West 44th Street, the 1905 landmark Stanford White-designed building was originally host to the famous Lambs Club*, America’s first professional theater club, which included legendary members Spencer Tracey, Douglas Fairbanks, Cecil DeMille, John Barrymore, Milton Berle, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Irving Berlin and Will Rogers.
Internationally renowned architect and interior designer Thierry Despont has meticulously restored the original details while adding modern amenities to create a visual masterpiece that combine the glamour of early 20th Century travel with the tradition of Empire Deco aesthetic.
Throughout the property, Despont has made subtle nods to the building’s theatrical and historical origins. A striking floor-to-ceiling 18th-century stone fireplace, which was originally a gift from Stanford White to the Lambs, acts as a centerpiece for the hotel’s restaurant, lovingly named The Lambs Club (the walls of which are lined with black-and-white photographs of original Lambs members). Paying homage to the building’s original occupants, actress Drew Barrymore has graciously lent her celebrated family name to The Chatwal’s 4,500-square-foot Penthouse Floor called The Barrymore Suite.
Distinctive elliptical doors, originally part of the Grill Room, have been restored and reinstalled in The Club Room, the private event room. These meeting rooms feature elliptical wine cellars designed by Despont to match the existing doors and lacquered wood wainscot and ceiling beams that recall the original Grill Room. The landmark façade of the building has been restored to its former glory, complete with original marble Ram’s heads and a marble plaque alluding to the glory days of the Lambs.
Celebrated Michelin star chef, Geoffrey Zakarian is the creative force behind the 80-seat restaurant and serves a menu highlighting modern American cuisine and seasonal ingredients.
In addition to the restaurant, Chef Zakarian, along with his partners David Rabin, Will Regan, Jeffrey Jah and Margaret Zakarian, will oversee the mezzanine bar, the in-room dining and the special event and meeting spaces.
*The Lambs Club Restaurant is not operated by, sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with The Lambs, or any theatrical or dining events sponsored by The Lambs under the “Lambs” name. THE LAMBS is a registered trademark of The Lambs. The official website of The Lambs is accessible at www.the-lambs.org