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Lips

#1,434 of 11,063 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 11
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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
Great time!

I came here with a group of girls for my sister in laws bachelorette party! We went to the 11:30 dirty show and it was a really fun time! I had never been to a drag show before so I was so excited to go. The ladies performing were awesome and stayed in character so well. Our waitress was Ginger,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
JessE91215
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Baltimore, Maryland
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't think I have laughed so much in a long time! Absolutely brilliant!! Brunch and unlimited mimosas or bloody Mary's for under $30 couldn't ask for better. The entertainment was hysterical, the atmosphere was buzzing, food was lovely and the drinks were flowing! Would recommend to anyone who isn't 1. Easily offended 2. Is looking for a good time... More 

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Thank Summer R
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

went for brunch on sunday. ginger snapps is hilarious, my stomach hurt from laughing so much. food is very good and very reasonably priced. some views are restricted though, but still an amazing show and would definitely recommend it.

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Thank Maria Y
Pikeville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't too sure about my choice at first but once the show started I was so happy I went. Our MC was super sweet, sassy and funny. Your waitress is also your entertainer so these ladies are working two jobs for you at once. Our waitress Blackie-O was a phenomenal performer and an attentive waitress. The food was pretty... More 

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1 Thank Effie1986
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for the 7:00pm meal and show (5:00 7:00 and 9:00). No welcome from reception when we entered, in fact, almost hostile! The place full of large, noisy parties celebrating birthdays etc. Went to the bar and was served by very friendly and lovely bar staff. Got to table at 7:30ish. Very cramped. No choice of starter, just... More 

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Thank Vicandchai
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Brought a group of my friends to celebrate my best friends birthday. The food was tasty and the queens were so funny. The show was very entertaining. It's a night my friends and I will never forget. We will be coming back again soon! Thanks ladies!!

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Thank RobbieReps
New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went there on Friday night. The place itself a bit dingy, the food is basically fast food, though it is not expensive. There was not much of a show, just couple of lip synching numbers to the 80"s classics. The rest of the time was congratulations to the birthday girls and brides-to-be. Probably, the best part was the host, who... More 

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Thank Anna T
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a group of girls for my sister in laws bachelorette party! We went to the 11:30 dirty show and it was a really fun time! I had never been to a drag show before so I was so excited to go. The ladies performing were awesome and stayed in character so well. Our waitress was Ginger,... More 

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Thank JessE91215
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We loved the food, the waiter, the show and the atmosphere. The place is big enough for a big group or girls night out for four.

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1 Thank Itsmytime73
New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The drag queens at Lips were fun and entertaining. Food was good. Drinks are strong. This place is best for celebrating an occasion such as a birthday or bachelorette party. I've been here a few times for both types of occasions. The person who you are celebrating have a chance to be a part of the show. Place is small,... More 

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Thank Vanessa W
ny
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

What a great time we had!! If your a fun loving person this place is great. Dinner n a show that will have you laughing that all night!!

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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: 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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