The John Lamb

‘The John Lamb’ Tanks After Six Months in Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

The John Lamb tanked, and is now permanently out of commission after less than a year. Lights are off and furniture left for dead. We’re told proprietor Joseph Valentine ended operations a week and a half ago. Thus concludes three years of planning – including the potential opening on Essex Street – and a paltry six […]

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Controversial ‘John Lamb’ Nightspot Opens Wednesday at the Sago Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

After more than two years in the works, restaurateur Joseph Valentine is finally ready to unveil the John Lamb. The establishment opens Wednesday inside the nascent Sago Hotel at 119 Orchard Street, according to a worker onsite. The sub-grade dining area has been in full view the last couple weeks. The John Lamb has been pretty […]

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First Look at ‘The John Lamb’ Nightspot at Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

And here you thought it would never happen. The John Lamb is opening soon at the relatively new Sago Hotel on Orchard Street. It’s been a long time coming for principal Joseph Valentine, who’s been threatening this farm-to-table restaurant concept for nearly two years already. Teaser signage was posted in the windows of 119 Orchard […]

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Former ‘Dover’ Chef Opening ‘Char Sue’ at 119 Essex Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]

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‘Sago Hotel’ Debuts at 119 Orchard Street with Rooms Starting at $162 per Night

Posted January 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

Crazy how most of the towers of Hell Square spent the better part of a decade in development. On the heels of Hotel Indigo, another zombie structure is back to life and ready for customers. The hotel at 119 Orchard Street – 8 years from conception to completion – is finally finished, and with an […]

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Fair Warning: ‘The John Lamb’ at the 119 Orchard Hotel Has Nightclub Written All Over it

Last modified September 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Like all the hotels in Hell Square, 119 Orchard Street sure took its time. Construction has been terribly slow in recent years, thanks in large part to constant stop-work orders. Five years after SAS Property Management (aka Shimon Avadi) tore down the tenement building, the incomplete hotel at 119 Orchard Street has finally undergone the […]

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The John Lamb Restaurant Jumps from Essex Street to Unfinished Orchard Street Hotel

Posted March 26, 2015 at 5:17 am

The boutique hotel at 119 Orchard Street is still hobbling to the finish line after nearly five years of demolition and stop-start construction. We’ve had an unencumbered view of the facade for many moons, but it’s still an active project site. Now there is some progress to report regarding the ground level commercial unit, which […]

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Restaurant Row Vet Looking to Open ‘The John Lamb’ at the Old Brannon’s on Essex Street

Posted November 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

A culinary veteran of Midtown’s Restaurant Row is headed to the Lower East Side. Joseph Valentine, whose FireBird Restaurant served theater-goers Russian food for over eight years until this summer – is gunning to open a new joint at 119 Essex Street. For those following at home, this address was previously Brannon’s, which still promises […]

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