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“Great entertainment. Lots of fun!!!”
Review of Lips

Lips
Ranked #1,107 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
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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“Great entertainment. Lots of fun!!!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

What a fabulous time we had. Everyone was so fun and friendly!! Frankie Cosmo was serving up drinks at the bar with Yvonne. The other customers were friendly and the atmosphere was one of people just having a good time! The frozen cosmo rocked! The food was mediocre, but edible, and I don't believe most people go for the food, it's more for the entertainment. Great experience and time!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“GREAT PLACE for girls night out!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had so much fun here. We had Eva as a waitress. She was so sweet and so funny. She was not over the top but had some really funny moments.

I was actually not expecting good food and drinks. So i was very suprised. The drinks were amazing, frozen cosmos are addicting! We had chicken strips for an app. and I had chicken Parm for dinner. It was not the best in the world, but an average dinner. I enjoyed it.

I understand they do bachloretts and birthdays a million times a year. So it was nice that they still acted excited for us for celebrating. Even if it was an act I happy!

The entertainment was very funny and very well done. We had a blast! It was not cheesy or gross. I didnt know what to expect. I was very impressed.

My only complaint that had nothing to do with the place was our show started at 5:30. Who knew that in NYC that the taxis change over shifts at 5! Where we were staying was way to far to walk and we were late because it took us forever and get a taxi! Even the doorman at the hotel was unsucessfull. So if you are a tourist make sure you are aware of this. The one taxi driver who was parked on the side of the road told us this and seemed shocked with didnt know. We finally found a man who was working a double so he never changed over! I think we wouldve been extreamly late if not for him.

  • Visited August 2012
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Entertainment”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

You don't head here for a five star dining experience, its a place for great entertainment. Went or Drag brunch on Sunday, drag queens were very welcoming, funny and didnt go to far with poking fun at the guests, any mickey taking was well received by everyone. Its less than $20 for brunch and for that the food was good value, enough of it and edible. The show was well worth watching

  • Visited October 2012
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“Entertaining show, but terrible food!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

I went with a group of 10 to celebrate my birthday on October 13, 2012. Let me start off by saying the venue was not very accommodating of additional people. I had originally reserved a table for 10, but approximately a week before the show an additional 3 people wanted to come. The venue did not want to accommodate the extra people...they event went to say they would refuse them at the door. So I had to tell 3 people not to come

So now the show. I must say very entertaining, but short. The show consists about four acts all but one were lip synced. They did however call everyone celebrating one stage and made a specktical of it which was pretty cool. I got a souvenir picture of me on stage with two of the Queens

Now the food......TERRIBLE
I had the pre fix celebration menu which included an appetizer for the table to share, entree and dessert for the table
Appetizer was chicken, calamari, shrimp and wings. Everything tasted old and the shrimp smelled bad. The entree was a choice of steak, fish and two types of pasta. NO ONE at my table had more than two bites of the food because it was so bad. Additionally one of my friends ended up with food poisoning from the cat fish

The bill
Because it was my birthday I didn't see it, but it was upwards of $700 which is ridiculous when no one had alcoholic beverages at our table

Overall go for the show, but don't eat the food. Will I be back probably not. Did I have a good time - yes. Ultimately you are taking a chance with this venue

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Fun fun fun”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We went for dinner and had an absolute blast! The drag queens are hilarious, but be prepared to be called out multiple times on the microphone for anything at all. My girlfriend and I went together, and once our server found out we were gay, she was relentless with the flannel shirt and u-haul jokes! But it was all in good taste. The atmosphere is fun and swanky, would definitely go again.

Visited November 2011
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