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2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427 (Manhattan)
212-769-6969
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Ranked #4,038 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, English, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went on the recommendation of our hotel concierge to hear some jazz in the Upper West Side. The Jon Weiss Trio was terrific, as was the later open mic session, the atmosphere and environment. Only mistake we made was to have dinner, instead of just having drinks at the bar as most did. There weren't too many tables having food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I went here twice; once with my family for some drinks and once for a friends surprise party. It was great both times.The food is delicious. The waitresses/ waiters are super friendly. And I have to say the best is the live jazz. I love this place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Take the corner table if you can. The Jazz evening is a great touch adding lovely ambiance. Food is ok though the appetizers are excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's such a wonderful place for those who love jazz. There are great musicians, friendly stuff and pleasant atmosphere. We spent four evenings there and had only regrets that we didn't know about this very place earlier.

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NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not only is the food delicious but they have great live music here. I always hear a favorite song that I haven't live heard in years. I especially enjoy the open mic nights. The service is friendly and efficient and they have a killer happy hour!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Cleopatra's Needle is a nice little club with live music and good food. My husband and I came to visit in May when the weather was very pleasant and we were pleased to get a table by the front window. We enjoyed being able to see outside. The night we were there, a combo played while various singers sang. We... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Denver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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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Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
Phone Number: 212-769-6969
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, English, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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