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Cleopatra's Needle

$$ - $$$, , Middle Eastern
2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
+1 212-769-6969
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spinach pie” (2 reviews)
“linguine” (2 reviews)
“live jazz” (15 reviews)
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Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
$$ - $$$
2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

First time in NY. Me and my girlfriend went two diferent times. Both times we had cocktails and dessert, cocktail were ok/good, the cheesecake was very tastefull. About the music: first time it was a jam leaded by young NY musicians. It was great, with...More

Thank Nicolás P
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My husband, 16 year old and I came into the city for a couple of days after Christmas. Our son is a musician and we were looking for an intimate jazz/restaurant. We found that in Cleopatras! Great small place, wonderful, friendly staff. Us being vegan,...More

Thank Laurajean1965
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Music makes it good - food so so - burgers ok - bar ok but house wines not good - no cover for the music and the quality is not always great but brings this place above average

1  Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I decided to try Cleopatra's Needle on the Upper Westside of NYC not because of the jazz for which they are reasonably well known but because I had passed it myriad times and often said to myself I ought to try it someday. It bills...More

Thank Trup
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I was visiting friends in NYC this July and went to Cleopatra's needle twice for drinks and jazz after dinner elsewhere. The environment is relaxed and friendly, our drinks were reasonably priced, and the jazz on offer was great! We went for an open mic...More

Thank TravelinDantheMan
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We hoped to listen to jazz here so we ventured out and started with cocktails. Two of us ordered frozen drinks which were so watered down we immediately sent them back. Bad start. They came back and the waitress apologized stating "the bartender that was...More

Thank colden197
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Our friends in New York invited us to spend an evening with them at Cleopatra’s Needle as part of our vacation trip to New York City. We’ve been in NYC fairly often, but we wouldn’t know a good local club on our own. We had...More

1  Thank scribe46
cleoNewYork, Manager at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much for dinning at Cleopatra's Needle, your kind words and the 5 Stars review. We are what we are because of customer like you, who keep us going on and continue to provide the pest quality of product and service that we...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The place is nice however there are some problems. There is a minimum of $10 per person charge and we were charged even though when we arrived the band took a break which laster most of our stay. The food was quite good and the...More

1  Thank Haephrati
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Cleopatra’s Needle is a nice live Jazz Club, Restaurant, Bar & Grill. There is no cover charge, but there is a $10 minimum for food or beverages. On some nights the have a Jazz Jam Session and Open Mic. The customers talk during the music....More

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

MUST try CLEOPATRA'S Spinach Pie . Homemade by the owner's Mother, this is absolutely delicious with a side of Tahini Sauce to pour on it. Very rich!

Thank LesMidV
cleoNewYork, Manager at Cleopatra's Needle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much for dinning at Cleopatra's Needle, your kind wards and 5 Stars review. Please, visit us again with your family and friends, thank you again, regards

Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Peter B
28 August 2015|
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Response from cleoNewYork | Property representative |
We have Live Jazz every night , Monday Jazz starts at 8 pm to 1 am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Bar, Grill, Middle Eastern, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 3:00 am
3:30 pm - 3:00 am
3:30 pm - 4:00 am
3:30 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2485 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-7427
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-769-6969
  • E-mail
Cleopatra's Needle, named after the famed monument in New York's Central Park, is a world-renowned New York hot spot known for serving up food, drinks and hot live jazz to the New York jazz community. Our original cuisine has been featured on TV Food Network's "$40 a day", and we offer the best of New York's live jazz scene, with no cover charge. Our famed jazz jam sessions have attracted both the up-and-coming and the well-known stars of the jazz world. Weekly open mic for singers sessions and late night jam sessions provide a jazz feast for night owls, as well as a chance for young musicians and seasoned professionals to hone their skills, and trade hot licks. We also now have a top-of-the line grand piano. We have been featured in Downbeat magazine's international club guide, "100 Great Venues to Hear Jazz"
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