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Lips

#1,157 of 11,222 Restaurants in New York City
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$$$
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Midtown
Italian, Contemporary, Continental
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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
212-675-7710
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
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
It's worth the visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
mrsblizz
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Varginha, MG
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Medford, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Looking for a good time with your girlfriends? I totally recommend! I had such a great time! The food was great and the entertainment was awesome and fun! The drinks were pricey but for NYC I was expecting that. Still an awesome time. If you like delicious drinks, I recommend the Fruity Lips! And get a shot! They are a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My sister's surprised me with a Sunday Brunch at Lips and boy did we enjoy ourselves. Great way to have brunch on a Sunday in New York. The Decor theme is so well done that from the moment we arrived we were drawn into a different place of fun. I would suggest going to the first show because I do... More 

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Queens, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My sister and I had a great time. So much fun. The show and the drinks was wonderful. I ordered voka, cranberry and pineapple like 7 times. Left there wasted as hell. The food was not good at all. Just go for appatizors and drinks...plus the show that's it. I would have given it a 5 star if the food... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Situated in a glam little vintage theatre, we sipped cocktails that would put hairs on your chest! The waiting staff are hilarious, fun & very tentative. The food was tasty & the service was very efficient. The entertainment was out of this world. My cheeks were sore from laughing. The whole crowd was singing along to every word. The entertainers... More 

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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, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

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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