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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

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Mon, 6/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Famous Sauerkraut Balls
a secret blend of spices, pork & beef roasted with savory kraut with traditional cocktail & house mustard for dippin'
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail^
four domestic Gulf shrimp smothered in spicy cocktail sauce with home-made crackers & fresh lemon
Original Relish Platter^
pickled watermelon rind, local egg salad, sweet corn relish, seasonal pickled vegetables & crackers
Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
six whole dry-rubbed wings, bleu cheese dip, fresh celery ribs
Cheese Trio & Crackers^
fresh ricotta & Lebanon honey, Cabot reserve white cheddar, Humboldt Fog goat with house-made crackers
Tri-State Ham Tasting^
Sky Haven Farms, OH, Benton's, TN and Father's, KY typically aged 8-12 months served with house mustard, pickles & homemade crackers
Basket of Cheese Curds
house-made ranch dip
Enhance Your Salad: NY Strip Steak* $8.95, Bronzed Chicken $6.95, Seared Salmon $7.95
Signature House
field greens, creamy balsamic dressing, smoked cheddar, candied pecans, green apple
Innkeepers Classic^
roasted garlic dressing, mixed greens, shaved radish, green beans, red onion, chopped egg, cracked pepper & croûtons
Field Fresh Caesar
fresh roma crunch lettuce with creamy dressing, cherry tomatoes, fresh avocado, white anchovies and parmesan crisps
Iceberg Wedge Salad* ^
cherry tomato, shaved red onion, local egg, bacon, crispy onions, bleu cheese, creamy chef's dressing
bowl $6.95, half-bowl $3.95
Creamy Tomato Bisque
with goat cheese & basil oil
Shaker Chicken & Spaetzle Soup
hearty vegetables and rich flavors
Soup of the Season
ask your server about what in the Chef's stockpot
Experience the Difference. Ask us about Golden to Go Catering and Take Out
Original Half Chicken 22.95
Quarter Dark - Leg & Thigh 14.95
Quarter White - Breast & Wing 16.95
Ohio Fried Chicken Dinner
skillet gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables & signature house salad
enjoy a signature salad for $3.95 with below house specialty
Certified Angus New York Strip*
24-hour tangy & sweet marinade, sliced and finished with bleu cheese butter, atop a rustic mushroom & vegetable pan roast
Seared Faroe Island Salmon* ^
served with a harvest medley of pearl couscous, sweet potatoes, dried fruits, smoked almonds with fresh spinach and citrus butter
Smoked Carroll Creek Farms Pork Chop
crushed red potatoes with leeks, bacon, aged white cheddar, pickled mustard seed jus liè, fresh asparagus
Seared Sea Scallops
toasted parmesan, pesto creamed potatoes, green beans & pickled red onions
Noodles & Ale Cheese
smoked chicken, andouille sausage, Campanella pasta, creamy amber ale cheese sauce
Certified Angus Filet Mignon*
black truffle & goat cheese mashed potatoes, local honey-thyme roasted carrots & parsnips, with all-natural beef stock reduction
Couscous, Mushroom & Vegetable "Cobbler"
pearl couscous topped with local mushrooms, roasted garlic, asparagus, dried tomato & spinach with goat cheese cream topped with a buttery biscuit crumble
meals include signature house salad
Golden Lamb Roast Turkey Dinner
brined and slow roasted turkey breast, sage sausage & apple dressing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes with two-day turkey gravy
Braised Lamb Shank
free range Pennsylvania lamb, mashed potatoes, roasted parsnips & carrots, cabernet infused braising jus
Hickory Roasted Prime Rib*
crushed red potatoes with leeks, bacon, aged white cheddar, asparagus, cabernet jus liè
Served with tavern fries. Mixed greens with creamy balsamic available upon request. Sonny Marie's gluten free bun on any sandwich $0.99
Ultimate Chicken Sandwich
Cabot reserve white cheddar, maple-pepper bacon, spicy mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Grilled Lamb Burger* ^
Pennsylvania lamb seasoned with toasted fennel, caramelized onions, creamy boursin cheese, tomato chutney
Prime Rib Dip* ^
sliced prime rib, white cheddar, homemade giardiniera, garlic aÏoli, au jus, crispy onion on a toasted baguette
Original Sticky Burger* ^
house-made peanut butter, bacon, bbq, sharp cheddar, garlic aÏoli & crispy onions
Warm Carved Turkey Sandwich^
apple mayo, spinach, tomato, goat cheese, cranberry-walnut bread
Mt. Carmel Ale Battered Cod
sustainably sourced, fried golden with pickled red onion, lettuce, tomato, tarragon tartar sauce on marble rye
Tavern Cheeseburger* ^
Tillamook cheddar, garlic aÏoli, crisp lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
1803 Chicken Salad Sliders^
chicken breast, red grapes, pecans, celery, onion, mixed with creamy dressing served with sea salt chips
The Golden Lamb is recognized as the oldest continuously operating business in the State of Ohio. On December 23, 1803, Jonas Seaman spent $4 for a license to operate a "house of Public Entertainment." The Golden Lamb got its name due to the fact that many early pioneers could not read, so giving a business a name that could be easily drawn and recognized, such as the Black Horse or Golden Lamb, was a necessity.The brick building where the Golden Lamb moved to and currently resides was built in 1815. The original building was a two story structure located where our lobby area and Dickens dining room currently stand. In 1844 a third story was added. Shortly after, in 1854 a three story wing was
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was exquisite. A bit pricy but very formal and fancy. The prime rib was delicious. Got to tour the hotel and look at the rooms where prominent people have visited and stayed. Lebanon is an old town so the scenery was inviting as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cindyreis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit just for the historical ambiance. It has a wonderful gramophone in the lobby like I have never seen . I was so impressed I took pictures but cannot access them. The food on our visit was average, the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank C2BMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a place to have dinner where we could catch up with friends. They are Lebanon natives and suggested the Golden Lamb. We had a long leisurely meal and drinks. Wait staff could not have been friendlier or more attentive. We expected excellent food...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Leonard T
Reviewed May 2, 2019

I took my wife here for brunch and it was excellent. The food is great and the staff friendly and attentive. Definitely a nice place to hang our for a while and very historic at that.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bradleyg777
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

The Golden Lamb was a hotel established in 1803 and has been visited by nine Presidents, Mark Twain, Harriett Beecher Stowe, James Whitcombe Riley, and many others. The food was excellent (fried chicken, pork chops) as well as the service. The server’s food recommendations were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

This place was opened in 1803 and still retained a lot of the old atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JC0l
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with great service and good food. The atmosphere is always fun. I can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank brendasbf_10
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

My family had 17 people in a private room for mothers 95th birthday. I had the salmon which was wonderful. Everyone had different meals. All were great. Our server was so attentive great service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Pat B
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This was one of the best dinners I have ever eaten- I had a wonderful crab cake dinner and my husband had venison - without question, the food was not only tasty, but interesting! The way the flavors went together in each course added to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TracyM45050
Reviewed April 14, 2019

The Golden Lamb is the oldest restaurant in Ohio and maintains the feel of a 19th century establishment. In addition to the antiques and Victorian ambiance, the food mostly represents the period as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paulpoh
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Response from Pat B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from General M | Property representative |
There are a great deal of Gluten Free and Gluten Modified items available all day. You can clearly see the items which are denoted on the menu on the website. Additionally, the kitchen is all scratch and our culinary... More
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