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Cleopatra's Needle

2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #4,129 of 11,658 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, English, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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254 reviews 254 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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