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“Drag Cabaret - Fantastic”
Review of Lips

Lips
Ranked #1,145 of 13,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
Edinburgh
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Drag Cabaret - Fantastic”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was one of the best nights I had in New York. We booked to go to B**chy Bingo on the Wednesday night and it was absolutely brilliant. I could have gone back every night.

The setting was grand with mirror balls and dark opulent decor, Frankie cocktail was there to service pre show drinks and the atmosphere was great.

The food was extremely well priced and was delicious, portions were just right and the servers were very accommodating.

Ginger Snap, the hostess of the evening, was absolutely fantastic and included everyone in the fun and games, although if you didn't want to be involved you didn't have to.

This was one of the best nights I had here and just wished i could have gone back on the Sunday for the Broadway Brunch, which I will just have to save for next time.

Thoroughly enjoyed this and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Visited November 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Its ok but was expecting more”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I was expecting the show to have more energy and last longer so I was kinda disappointed, especially by the unmemorable finale. I wouldn't say its bad, but it didn't really match my expectations.

However, we sort of accidentally ended up in a club nearby the same night with a drug show that was putting any other to shame! That one was a blast so look for clubs doing that, not restaurants!

Food was ok.

  • Visited May 2014
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London
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“Great fun, lovely food, good value”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Lips. The show was fun, the drag queens extremely funny, it was nice to do something different.

I thought it would be more show than restaurant, but the food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun and friendly, a good giggle for an extremely good value, afternoon entertainment (and of course booze!)

A must see/go to! Photos/videos were not allowed, so I couldn't post any here, however, there are plenty stored in my memory which I am sure you will have too!

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing evening”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We recently celebrated a birthday at Lips in NYC. We chose it because we had been there years ago when it was in it's old venue. The staff were friendly, but the food was shocking, tasteless and focussed on bulk not quality. The drinks menu was slim unless you wanted a cocktail, only 4 wines to choose from. The cabaret was your standard lip synch routine, but the performances for the most part were lifeless. The worst part was that they asked if we were celebrating anything, then mid show brought the birthday guests from each table up on stage for a photo and a slice of cake (which in itself was ok), but then charged us $15 for the photo and cake, without ever mentioning it. We felt really ripped off, it was such a shame as our waitresses were great at the table, they just weren't given any opportunity to entertain. Just seemed to be a money pit.

  • Visited March 2014
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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“Fun Time!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Always a fun time at Lips! Our second time to stop in for drinks and entertainment. Never had any of the food, so I can't speak to that.

Visited March 2014
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