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Lips

227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212-675-7710
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Ranked #2,158 of 11,662 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went with a large group for birthday fun. Very funny host (Whitney, Nicky M, Mary J) and some clever acts also. Meals are huge (both starters and mains) si I would go with one or the other. Food is so so but its the show you go for

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Reston, VA
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was definitely a fun night and the food was actually pretty good, but the show is way too short - we were there on Thursday night for Dinner with the Divas. The whole birthday thing really takes the fun out of the show for the rest of the audience. It just takes too long. They basically did an hour... More

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Matawan, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had such a great time, my daughter surprised me with a trip into NYC and i had no idea where we were going. i loved the show our waitress was amazing and so attentive. the food is ok but this isn't a place that you go to for the food. i sang, i danced and honestly i am still... More

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New York City, New York
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193 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Brunch menu had a large selection - from eggs, pancakes, salads and sandwiches. We ordered ham and cheese omelet, steak and eggs , hamburger and salmon with cream cheese and a bagel. The servers are all drag queens. The food was very good. Portions were quite large. Make a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you haven't gone, you have no idea what you're missing. You will have a GREAT time and the food was excellent.

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

Thats what we like to hear! Glad you has a great time and the Ladies of Lips THANK YOU! More

Brookline, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I came here for the all you can drink brunch and show. I have to say the value was very much worth it for the show alone. It was Broadway classics, which I don't know Broadway that well, but the comedy they through into it as well made the show excellent. Food wasn't anything to brag about - actually it... More

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

Glad you had some good shots, because as we always say - The more you drink, the better the ladies look! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I must say when you get there you know you're going to have a fun night. It was extremely funny and high energy . If you love great entertainment you have to go. One more thing the lip shots are great ;-).....

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon! More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've been here a few times and have had a great time laughing and enjoying the drag show. A few things that might be important is the show runs about 2hrs. If you choose the 5pm, the first show, don't expect it to start on time and it'll be short from the 2hr time limit and you may be disappointed... More

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! The weekend shows are a little shorter than weekdays because we do up to 4 shows a night on Friday and Saturday! Come back and give us a try on a weeknight when do only one show each night. Plus you can try your luck at B**chy Bingo or Sing your heart out... More

Houston, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went on a Tuesday night celebrating my birthday. It was packed and may have been the best birthday ever, The show was great and they make you a part of it. The food was good and a great deal for a three course meal. Not fancy but still tasty. The show was great and I may just have to come... More

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

You just might not have to come back to New York as Lips is expanding across the US and at this very minute we are scouting locations in Dallas and Austin! YeeHaa! Tell those Texas cowboys that the QUEENS are comming! More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's been said I'm part of the furniture at the Lips location in Atlanta, GA so I had to see if I could find a place on the wall of the one in NYC and boy did I. It's really nice, love the decor, staff is cool. I was given some great names to look out for from the Lips... More

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