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Cleopatra's Needle

2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #4,519 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, English, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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55 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Kissimmee, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I arrived at the restaurant with Hubby and my beautiful daughter and her Beau in tow. I suddenly recognized a stylish Cole Porter ditty in he background. Sipped on my cocktail and got lost in the moment. The ambience took me back in time...the delicious seafood combined with great service left a memorable occasion emblazoned in my heart. The jazz... More

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San Jose, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is relaxed neighborhoody spot to enjoy a decent meal and some nice jazz. Nothing fancy here. If it was spectacular jazz, I'm not sure if know the difference, so it was just right for me. We split the chicken kabob and the eggplant salad. The portions weren't huge, but after overindulging all day, they were just right. I imagine... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Food was tasty although not adventurous or a standout, service was efficient, and prices quite reasonable in context of UWS Manhattan. This is not a destination restaurant, but a nice place if you're in the neighborhood and want some good, honest food without a lot of "scene" b.s.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The first time I came here was to kill time before meeting friends for dinner nearby and to try their happy hour. I was really happy with what I found inside. The happy hour (until 7pm) is pretty good they make a great Dirty Martini and the wine selection is OK. I found out whole I was there that they... More

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Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife daughter took us to the Needle........a sharp place no pun intended for jazz and food.....The food is good.....had a nice bluefish dinner......our party enjoyed the cool jazz sounds while we dined all in all a good time had by all ..........

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nice experience, good atmosphere, food good and staff friendly. We were on honeymoon and had already penned this as one to go when we were researching our trip. We stayed longer than we planned once we had finished our meal as there is a large bar area so we stayed and listened to the wonderful jazz - lovely, relaxing evening.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This restaurant was close to the hotel we staying at and we chose to go into it as it had a welcoming exterior and someone was singing inside. Our meals were very good and the service was quick and efficient. However I think that we had turned up on Karaoke night at the singing continued non stop and the abilities... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This small bar and restaurant was a pleasant surprise. There is live jazz most nights which you can enjoy from a table that affords a view of Broadway so you can people-watch. The food was very well prepared and reasonably priced, and the service was both friendly and competent.

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Ventura, Calif
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Been here several times on trips to New York for drinks and the jazz. This time, we had dinner, too. The jazz is great and there is no cover, just a minimum charge for food/drinks, which I believe was reasonable. The meal was okay as far as quality, taste, and all- I wouldn't complain about it, but it wasn't inovative... More

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Far North Coast, NSW
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164 reviews 164 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We enjoyed 2 meals here. Service was excellent. Meals good, but overpriced for what you get: not highly technical cooking involved...so you are really paying for the live music, which is fair enough. Good atmosphere. You can sit at the bar or at the dining tables. Big screen TV to watch the sport if the music is not on and... More

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