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Cleopatra's Needle

Upper West Side
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2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
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3:30 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Tue 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Thu 3:30 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Jazz - food

Very nice restaurant with good value food, extensive menu and jazz music also no cover charge. Good atmosphere would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Newton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I am less positive about this restaurant than are others. Perhaps this is because we were not present when jazz was available. The food was inexpensive and arrived quickly but was not of memorable quality.

Thank Arple
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very nice restaurant with good value food, extensive menu and jazz music also no cover charge. Good atmosphere would recommend.

Thank skigirlEngland
Bushey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Unassuming frontage belies a warm, friendly place for good Mediterranean / North African cuisine. Good choice of dishes as a 'meze' or on their own. Entrées including pasta dishes, central med grills as well as some.North African specialities. Attentive staff, good food with the added bonus of live jazz!!! What more could you want on a Friday night!!

Thank MikeandKimWilliams
Corpus Christi, Texas
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

1 Thank Alejandra F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

2 Thank Mathew R
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank John B
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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] ;-)

2 Thank livingthedreamreview
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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 

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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.

1 Thank Lexie L
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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.

1 Thank John S

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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, British, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 3:00 am
3:30 pm - 3:00 am
3:30 pm - 4:00 am
3:30 pm - 4:00 am

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