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“Good food, good service”
Review of Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle
Ranked #4,147 of 15,864 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$0 - US$20
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Description: 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"
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 bread (upon request) prior to the meal. It was warm and served with butter. Very good. The food was good and came out fresh and warm. I ordered Moussakah. It is Baked layers of eggplant stuffed with ground beef, topped with a béchamel sauce and cheese. I've never had that before, but I would not order it again. However, I ate all of it because I was very hungry. I will post a photo of my plate.

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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.

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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

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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 Shiraz was terrible but their Italian cabernet was better.
Great jazz but customers mostly ignored them which left us feeling bad for them.

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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.

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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
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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.

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