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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,216 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Description: NEW YORK'S BEST DRAG SHOWS! The top queens of drag perform in a a glitzy and glamorous showroom full of disco balls, glitter, pink leopard fur walls, crystal high heel chandeliers and a full stage with club lighting and sound.See outrageous and over the top performances by likes of All Beef Patty, Ginger Snap, Chandelier, Blackie O, Ariel Sinclair and more as they lip sync, sing, dance, and throw in a little comedy for good measure.The queens will serve you a great meal from Lips dinner menu with delicious entrees ranging from giant steaks, grilled salmon and eight layer lasagne to salads, pastas and burgers.Don't forget to stop by the bar for a photo with New York's #1 Drag Bartender Frankie Cocktails (her legal name). She has a heavy hand and mixes some of New York's BEST cocktails including Lips WORLD FAMOUS Frozen Cosmo.Bachelorettes LOVE drag queens and Lips LOVES bachelorettes. LIPS is rated the best spot in NYC to celebrate your birthday or anything! Make sure to ask your waitress for a special on-stage celebration.Every Thursday the legendary JESSIE VOLT entertains SELL OUT crowds with her long running show - DINNER WITH THE DIVAS. Joan Rivers, Bette, Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross - You never know who will stop by!BROADWAY WORLD rates GINGER SNAPTS Sunday BROADWAY BRUNCH as FIVE STARS and the best brunch deal in NYC. Why see one show on Broadway when The Divine Miss Snapt brings you all your BROADWAY favorites in one afternoon with a great brunch and all you can drink brunch cocktails for only $19.95.An don't forget Bingo on Wednesdays, Drag Karaoke on Tuesdays, Superstar Celebrity Sundays and the ALWAYS SOLD OUT Glitz and Glamour Extravaganzas every FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.Looking for LATE NIGHT ADULT fun, be sure to check out THE DIRTY SHOW, every Friday and Saturday at MIDNIGHT.LIPS is the ultimate in drag dining across America with showrooms in New York, Florida and California. Watch for our new location in Atlanta opening in 2012.
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Drag club and dinner show combined. Excellent performances by all of the queens and the food and drink was quite good. They are expert at moving large groups of people in and out without sacrificing the quality of the show. Went with a group of friends and a good time was had by all!

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New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great night out with friends for silly fun. We had a relative visiting from out of town and she wanted to go to a drag queen place. My daughter had been here for the brunch show so we decided to go here. Good decision. It's a very sexy setup and everyone is friendly and fun. We weren't expecting much as... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was one of the best nights I had in New York. We booked to go to B**chy Bingo on the Wednesday night and it was absolutely brilliant. I could have gone back every night. The setting was grand with mirror balls and dark opulent decor, Frankie cocktail was there to service pre show drinks and the atmosphere was great.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was expecting the show to have more energy and last longer so I was kinda disappointed, especially by the unmemorable finale. I wouldn't say its bad, but it didn't really match my expectations. However, we sort of accidentally ended up in a club nearby the same night with a drug show that was putting any other to shame! That... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Lips. The show was fun, the drag queens extremely funny, it was nice to do something different. I thought it would be more show than restaurant, but the food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun and friendly, a good giggle for an extremely good value, afternoon entertainment (and of course booze!) A must see/go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We recently celebrated a birthday at Lips in NYC. We chose it because we had been there years ago when it was in it's old venue. The staff were friendly, but the food was shocking, tasteless and focussed on bulk not quality. The drinks menu was slim unless you wanted a cocktail, only 4 wines to choose from. The cabaret... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Always a fun time at Lips! Our second time to stop in for drinks and entertainment. Never had any of the food, so I can't speak to that.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It is a fun place but is also overprice. We paid about $50/person when all was said and done between the cover charge, the food miniumum and one alcoholic drink. Our seats were tucked in a corner so we didn't have the best view of the stage. I was happy to go but for the price, I don't think I'll... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went Saturday night for a bachelorette party and had a great time! This place gets really packed, wild and loud, so buckle up! The hostess Ariel was a riot, and the other ladies like All Beef and Frankie Cocktails looked marvelous. The show included lip syncing, live singing, comedy and a couple of group numbers plus all the birthdayt and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I had my Bachelorette celebration here. There was 13 of us. You make reservations, but you will still have to wait a little just how it is. The place is smaller than I thought, and it was packed- VERY crowded inside. And very noisy and loud, you cant really talk at the table because you cant hear anything except the... More

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