Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

Jazz Club · Upper West Side
2485 Broadway (btwn 93rd St and 92nd St), New York, NY 10025, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 3:30 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 3:30 PM–3:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 3:30 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
Reservations:
Yes
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
7.5/10

Based on 116 votes

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    Mistina P.
    "Delicious, reasonably priced food and great live jazz."(4 Tips)
    Nicole H.
    "... for...nothing else. Cleo's attracts some amazing talent but..."(2 Tips)
    Sarah C.
    "One of the best known jam sessions and open mics anywhere."(2 Tips)
    Food Network
    "Rachael Ray makes her way to Cleopatra's Needle, on the..."(2 Tips)
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  • Leo G.

    Love the Pasta al Pesto, too bad they don't serve it with pine nuts as they used to do.

    Leo Gomez · January 9
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  • Scott G.

    Great happy hour specials, especially on martinis

    Scott Gellman · December 16, 2015
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  • Mike H.

    Great little place to listen to some tunes

    Mike Hopkins · June 4, 2015
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  • Meghan L.

    Music was good. Drinks too. Good local place.#UWS

    Meghan Lapides · March 15, 2015
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Cleopatra's Needle as seen on Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Jonathan B.

    The jazz is great but the food isn't exceptional like everyone says. However for a cool late summer evening the atmosphere is perfect and there's no cover so it's hard to complain

    Jonathan Balsano · August 12, 2014
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  • Thrisha A.

    A bit of a mature (think senior citizens who seem to be the regulars) crowd on Sundays with visitors but half priced drinks make for a good afternoon.

    Thrisha A. · April 14, 2014
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  • Anja S.

    Cozy place, great band. The food is a bit pricey but hey, you get music for free!

    Anja Strajnar · October 13, 2013
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  • Sarah W.

    Great vibe and primo live music, but don't come if you're looking for a quality feed. You'll get a tastier shish kebab from a street vendor.

    Sarah Walker · October 2, 2013
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  • Brooke S.

    Super cute restaurant with great atmosphere, but we were charged for soda refills. Since when is that a thing, Cleopatra?!

    Brooke Skinner · October 2, 2013
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  • Kirsten K. K.

    Great service and smooth jazz 💜

    Kirsten K. Kester · September 18, 2013
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  • Jessica M.

    Waited over an hour for music and nothing. Service also didn't help us at all. Hoping it was just an off night.

    Jessica Massler · August 16, 2013
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  • Thomas J.

    Good music. Terrible food.

    Thomas Junker · August 5, 2013
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  • Carolina M.

    Happy hour martinis are the best!

    Carolina Mejia · July 26, 2013
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  • Carolina

    Yummy dirty Martinis and jazz a great combo!

    Carolina · July 23, 2013
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  • Nicole H.

    Come for the music, stay for...nothing else. Cleo's attracts some amazing talent but unfortunately the same can't be said for the kitchen and bar.

    Nicole Hering · June 2, 2013
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  • A F.

    Great place for relaxing! Music and drinks

    A Ford · January 20, 2013
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  • Stan K.

    Skip the beer on tap because it's crap.

    Stan Killian · August 7, 2012
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  • Sarah C.

    Going alone? Sit at the bar. Going with friends? Grab a table. It's all good and it's all worthy. One of the best known jam sessions and open mics anywhere. Best of all: no cover + $10 Minimum.

    Sarah Colvin · April 30, 2012
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  • Saving Places

    Like the creation of Central Park, the effort to acquire the obelisk from Egypt was seen as key to New York's status among the great cities of the world. Thousands attended its erection in 1881.

    Saving Places · April 26, 2012
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  • Gamal A.

    The music is great!

    Gamal Alexander · April 22, 2012
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  • Russ

    Amazing bland calamari but great music.

    Russ · April 8, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Unlike most other jazz clubs, Cleo’s has no cover charge–music to our ears! Also, the open-mic night sessions are a fun way to listen to lesser-knowns showing off their pipes or jamming skills. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 9, 2012
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  • Ashley B.

    Stop by and listen to the great jazz music

    Ashley B · September 26, 2011
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  • Glenn J.

    Live Jazz is nice.

    Glenn Johnston · September 21, 2011
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  • Ari P.

    Fantastic place for dinner, drinks, and jazz. Great happy hour til 730. Get the French, wild passion, or Bellini martinis, and the kofta kebab is excellent.

    Ari Peña · August 9, 2011
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  • Food Network

    Rachael Ray makes her way to Cleopatra's Needle, on the Upper West Side in New York, NY, for a Mediterranean meal and live jazz, on Food Network's $40 a Day. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 5, 2011
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  • Sabrina M.

    Clearly chatting quietly in a restaurant is frowned upon by bitchy old women who think their karaoke-esque singing is real jazz.

    Sabrina Martin · July 10, 2011
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  • BLOUIN ARTINFO

    Great for live jazz! Read more

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · June 29, 2011
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  • J F.

    The music here ranges from good to amazing. But the service whether at the bar or at a table is consistently slow when it's anything but empty

    J Faust · April 10, 2011
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  • ellen r.

    It bothers me how the bathrooms and the kichen r so close. The food comes past the toilet on the way to your table. Great music lousy food and presentation. Just drink alot

    ellen resnick · February 18, 2011
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  • lynda b.

    On the hill behind the Met, and today, the runners..

    lynda bauer · April 11, 2010
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  • Melanie C.

    Happy hour is great. A glass of blanc de blanc and a blue moon for 10.50.

    Melanie Coffee · March 11, 2010
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  • Mistina P.

    The moussaka is something special.

    Mistina Picciano · January 30, 2010
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  • Mistina P.

    Delicious, reasonably priced food and great live jazz. The evening jam sessions rock! Martinis are so-so, but it's a terrific value in an intimate setting. (We hate the downtown crowds.) Read more

    Mistina Picciano · January 29, 2010
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  • Jon h.

    Food is awful, but the jazz is great.

    Jon hoffman · December 13, 2009
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