UPDATE: The Lamb’s Club no longer serves afternoon tea.
We sat in one of the circular banquette seats on the second floor and it was comfortable and roomy. Tables are spaced far apart so it feels intimate.
Service was a little uneven, but friendly. For example, plates and cups were taken off the table without asking if we were done when there were still bites and sips left.
TEA & TEA SELECTION: ★★☆☆☆
The last time I went they steeped the tea in the kitchen and brought it to the table, perfectly brewed without the tea leaves (or tea bag) in the teapot. This time, a red lacquer tea box was brought out filled with Palais des Thés teas in GASP!!! TEA BAGS. No, just no. Especially when you’re charging $6 for it. Can you hear my eye roll from where you’re sitting? Loose leaf would be much appreciated instead.
Funny enough, I got Long Jing, a green tea, the last time I went. Since they gave us the teabags, we did ask for refills of hot water.
There are about 10 items on the menu with a mix of savories, scones, and sweets. You pick and choose and one selection is $6 while you can get three for $16. I was hungry so I got six. AGAIN, I made the mistake of getting too many sweets. I should have gotten more savories, which were quite good.
The scones here are a must! They’re served warm and they’re delicious. You get two scones per order and they’re served with clotted cream and jam.
In my last review, I recommend getting just two sweets. I should really read my own reviews. They were all tasty though and the portion sizes were good.
If you’re looking for some small bites without having to commit to a full afternoon tea in midtown, this is a good choice.
LOCATION: The Lambs Club New York | 132 West 44th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212.997.5262
AFTERNOON TEA HOURS: 2:30PM – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday
COST: $6 – $16 (food) and $6 – $12 (tea)