We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cleopatra's Needle

$$
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
212-769-6969
Website
Add hours for Cleopatra's Needle and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
LIve Jazz & Good Food

Stopped in on a Thursday night with live Jazz. Great little street side restaurant, with a mix of Italian and Mediterranean food. We had the hummus as an app and then Kabobs which were both delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
John B
,
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a great place to relax after a stressing day at work. Soft lightning, good live jazz music and very nice atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was staying at the Newton Hotel across the road and went to this restaurant 3 times, the food was really good a lot of options on the menu, I had the lentil soup and it was the nicest soup I have ever tried. The music is on every night and it was really great with lots of different performers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stopped in on a Thursday night with live Jazz. Great little street side restaurant, with a mix of Italian and Mediterranean food. We had the hummus as an app and then Kabobs which were both delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only came here to listen to jazz and have a drink. Definitely recommend if you'd like to chill at the bar and have good conversation over a couple of hours with a nice drink.[or 2] ;-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cleoNewYork, Manager at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this review

This is a Business Competitors Review. Our Kitchen been featured on the Food Net Work and Cleopatra's Needle been recognized Nationally and Internationally. We doubt that you ever visited us or you been at our place. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NYC
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cleopatra's Needle also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Cleopatra's Needle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cleopatra's Needle

Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
Phone Number: 212-769-6969
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek, English, Middle Eastern

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-769-6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek, English, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cleopatra's Needle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
Explore this neighborhood