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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,633 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $35
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
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
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you are looking to have fun, fun, fun come to Lips! You can't stop the fund once the show starts! A perfect place to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, etc.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were there for a girlfriends birthday. They accommodate big parties easily. The performances are ok, but the costumes and personality are great. They kept saying very funny jokes and commentaries and we were literally laughing out loud. I highly recommend going there in a big group. You will have a great time.

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When my daughter suggested going to Lips for her 24th birthday I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We had reservations for 8pm for 5 people on a Tuesday. We drove in and were fortunate to find a parking spot right across the street! We arrived early and they were very accommodating and sat us promptly in the front! The... More 

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eelnyc, Owner at Lips, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time and look foward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We came here for "B****y Bingo" on a Wednesday night, and had a great time. The menu was limited, but well priced and tasty with enormous portions. The cocktail menu was also limited, but the drinks were yummy and refilled regularly. And let's be honest, the food and drink are not the reasons you're coming here! I loved the over-the-top... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Came here for a Halloween treat. I knew the food wasn't going to be great and it wasn't but I didn't care much as I thought the show would make up for it. However, it didn't. The food was plain, soggy and over cooked. The show lasted about 3/4 hr and was mostly filled with drag acts lip syncing VERY... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My partner and I had an amazing night at Lips. We had a tasty meal which of course was huge and them thoroughly enjoyed the show. These girls work for their money! If you haven't been go!

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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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>  > Manhattan
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, Continental, Contemporary

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