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Cleopatra's Needle

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Upper West Side
Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
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2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025
+1 212-769-6969
15:30 - 03:00
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 15:30 - 02:00
Wed - Thu 15:30 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 04:00
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New York
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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 bread (upon request) prior to the meal. It was warm and served with butter. Very... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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113 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank Michelle M
cleoNewYork, General Manager at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this review

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

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 review

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. More 

new york
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Santiago, Chile
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 and starts to play, could it be a piano player.. or a guitar player... as... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 in our case, one who is a Vegetarian, there is good choice of Entrees for... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 tom/basil was $13.95 with bread but no salad. Very basic menu.

1 Thank Russell-UP
Great Neck, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 who while may be a bit long in the tooth prove there's no age barrier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 03:00
15:30 - 03:00
15:30 - 04:00
15:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-769-6969
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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