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Lips

#1,069 of 11,360 Restaurants in New York City
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Midtown
Italian, International, Contemporary
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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
212-675-7710
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: NEW YORK'S BEST DRAG SHOWS! The top queens of drag perform in a a glitzy...
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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    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dragalicious

The show was great but the food was not great. Basically you buy the $11 dollar drinks and the dinner entrées as the price of admission to the show, but if you're having a birthday it's a really fun and unusual evening out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Taisdavis
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The show was great but the food was not great. Basically you buy the $11 dollar drinks and the dinner entrées as the price of admission to the show, but if you're having a birthday it's a really fun and unusual evening out.

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Shippensburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for something to do out of the ordinary this is your place....we had a blast....the service wa excellent...just make sure you make a reservation in advance b/c they fill the place up....great entertainment, drinks a plenty...you do have to order a meal so be prepared for that....great for bachelorette parties and birthday parties or even divorce... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went this past Sunday and had a blast! Ginger Snapz is priceless. Blackie O and all the queens are flawless and fabulous. The alcohol flows and the show is great. We only wish it was longer. So much fun!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Fun..it's as simple as that! We ended up here on Mother's Day of all days and it was great to see some mom's in the audience. The entertainers were great, covering everyone from Whitney Houston, to Adele, to P!nk, Mary J. Blige, it was a great range. The food was good. Definitely worth checking out.

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Varginha, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Imagine a Drag Queen House with beautiful tall great friendly/acid humor people willing to provide you the best service, entretainment and fun? Lips is a place that no one should never forget to try and experience once in New York! The food provided by Chef Armando is magnificent (chicken parmesian). The price was awesome and the frozen cosmos delicious! Plus-... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My sister and I went to Lips on May 17th, 2015. We were not that hungry and only ordered a grilled chicken Caesar salad, which was good. We noticed how good the other peoples dishes looked. We arrived just before 7:30 p.m. and were asked to wait by the bar as seating started at 7:30. Our waitress was amazing and... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I came here with friends to the late and dirty show which is the last show of the night, the cover charge is $12 and there's a purchasing minimum of $15 each when you get there. The place is small but nice, the shows last about an hour and a half and are a lot of fun. The girls sing... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This show is UNMISSABLE if you're in New York! Ginger Snapt & her girls are sensational! This is laugh out loud humour with the added bonus of an "okay" meal. We took the "all you can drink" package, which would have been more worth the cost of the staff had noticed our drinks were empty a bit more, we only... More 

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attleboro, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had a 50th girls weekend celebration and took in a show at LIPS. Lots of laughs and fun, very entertaining. Nice venue and the food wasn't bad at all considering your there to see the show. They offer a nice birthday package to help celebrate and it was small enough that every seat was great. Thanks Ruby, you were awesome!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a great night with yummy food and a fabulous drag show. We were laughing so hard when they brought my friend celebrating her birthday on stage! Would definitely recommend this place for anyone celebrating something. I'll be back again soon!

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Additional Information about Lips

Address: 227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212-675-7710
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-675-7710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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