By Ian Mohr
A perplexed patron at celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s upscale eatery the Lambs Club found a loaded gun in the bathroom last week, sources exclusively told Page Six.
And there were even wild rumors that the gat belonged to a member of Angela Merkel’s security detail who’d popped into the eatery to relieve himself while the German chancellor was next door at famed watering hole Jimmy’s Corner.
A source told us of the incident at the fashionable spot on Friday night: “Someone walked into the men’s room and found a loaded revolver, and was like, ‘Whoa, what the f - - k?’ ”
When the diner returned to his table and alerted the restaurant, staff secured the piece and called the NYPD, which came and collected the off-the-menu item.
“Everything was fine and nobody was hurt,” said a source.
When the cops came, a source told us, “There was word that the gun belonged to a member of Merkel’s security detail, because she had been on the block . . . but then they later said there was no way to determine if it was from her detail.”
A third source claimed that at the time of the incident, Merkel was herself “next door at Jimmy’s,” whose clientele has been called “a heady mix of Times Square regulars and media slummers. Estimated tourist factor: less than 5 percent.”
But before you begin to imagine Merkel ducking in for the dive bar’s signature Jimmy’s Hurricane cocktails: It turns out she was safely back in Berlin on Friday for a (much less fun-sounding) state visit from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Plus, with the UN in session last week, there was a succession of international power players coming through the Lambs Club. “Everyone was going,” said a source.
Also owned by hospitality whiz David Rabin, the club is known for attracting a media- and entertainment-heavy crowd, including HBO’s Richard Plepler, Vogue boss Anna Wintour and producer Scott Rudin.
NYPD reps did not immediately comment.