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Cleopatra's Needle

$$ - $$$, , Middle Eastern
2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
+1 212-769-6969
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spinach pie” (2 reviews)
“linguine” (2 reviews)
“live jazz” (15 reviews)
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Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
$$ - $$$
2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We came for a late lunch. We had a toddler with us. The restaurant only has one high-chair and a child was using it so we had to sit the toddler in a regular seat. The service was slightly above average. They do serve pita...More

Thank TXtravelGirl23
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Great live Jazz every night! We had the hummus and mussels, they were both delicious. Very small and intimate inside, but it definitely has a lot of character.

Thank Kara R
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It is a good place on the Upper West Side for jazz, be it Open Mic or a regular set, quite relaxed atmosphere with decent (mostly) Mediterranean food and good service

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Probably best to just go for a drink rather than a meal here. Had a nice starter of mixed mediterranean dishes followed by disappointing soup and vegetarian strudel. Service deteriorated during the evening and we gave up waiting for my Martini and just left. Australian...More

1  Thank Michelle M
cleoNewYork, General Manager at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you Michelle for your generous 2 stars, we do not expected any better review from a French organization.

Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Food was very good! Actually, my Shesh Kabobs were excellent! Nice ambiance, good service. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, should give it a try.

Thank CaciqueRG
cleoNewYork, Owner at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Thank you very much Casigue RG for your kind review. It was pleasure to have you dinning at Cleopatra's Needle, wish we see you again.

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Neighborhood place to listen to jazz or open mic. Is comfortable. Bar could be configured better though- seats are uncomfortable. Decent happy hour prices -food on pricier side, but I have not tried.

1  Thank NewYorkRobbyf
Reviewed 23 February 2016

You may think Woddy Allen would appear suddenly on the stage, as any neighbohr could do, the thing is that the atmosphere is absolutely charming and relaxed.. while you share a good mix of white wine and chesse cake one musician gets to the stage...More

2  Thank Miguel J
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We have been dining at Cleopatra's Needle for around 4 years whilst visiting Manhattan, Whilst staying on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we always enjoy Dinner at this Restaurant, they cater with a Middle Eastern Menu as well as people who have strict diets...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This spot is like hanging out in your living room - cozy and warm with Christmas and other lights hanging about. I went on a Wednesday which seemed to be Open Mic night and everyone was great! Draft Beer was $9 and the Linguini with...More

1  Thank Russell-UP
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Cleopatra's Needle is a singularly unique experience. Local talent performing in a warm & friendly environment. This is by no means amateur night. These are people who entertain / perform at the top of their game. Age is no barrier here with back up performers...More

1  Thank Paul E
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Peter B
28 August 2015|
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Response from cleoNewYork | Property representative |
We have Live Jazz every night , Monday Jazz starts at 8 pm to 1 am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 3:00 AM
3:30 PM - 3:00 AM
3:30 PM - 4:00 AM
3:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-769-6969
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Cleopatra's Needle, named after the famed monument in New York's Central Park, is a world-renowned New York hot spot known for serving up food, drinks and hot live jazz to the New York jazz community. Our original cuisine has been featured on TV Food Network's "$40 a day", and we offer the best of New York's live jazz scene, with no cover charge. Our famed jazz jam sessions have attracted both the up-and-coming and the well-known stars of the jazz world. Weekly open mic for singers sessions and late night jam sessions provide a jazz feast for night owls, as well as a chance for young musicians and seasoned professionals to hone their skills, and trade hot licks. We also now have a top-of-the line grand piano. We have been featured in Downbeat magazine's international club guide, "100 Great Venues to Hear Jazz"
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