Don't Tell Mama NYC
Don't Tell Mama NYC
  • Address:
    343 West 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Don't Tell Mama NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127570788x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri, Sat, Sun open until midnight. Lunch will be open for Special groups and parties (Reservations by Phone or Email).
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Entertainment: Piano Bar has live music including singing acts done by the entire staff.
  • Special Events: Please contact our special events coordinator, Limor Shekhter, for more information about private parties and special events. (212) 213-4485 x13, or limor.shekhter@donttellmamanyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: A, B & C trains to 44th Street and 8th Avenue and the Q,R,N,1, 2 & 3 trains to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A parking garage is located next to the restaurant.
A word from Don't Tell Mama NYC
Located on renowned Restaurant Row in the heart of New York’s Theater District. New American Cuisine with a world-class atmosphere and a seasonally changing menu offering the freshest ingredients resulting in something for every plate as well as choices of delicious desserts and a wonderful selection of fine wines. Piano Bar & Cabaret Rooms are also featured at Don't Tell Mama. Founded in 1982.

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Don't Tell Mama NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)late-night find (29)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (17)romantic (15)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (9)hot spot (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great for Theater District
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant for before a show. The area is slightly overwhelming, but you cant tell once you're sitting down!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Carnivore
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was the best butternut squash I have ever had! I also had the Market Salad and it was very good! I would recommend this restaurant, I already have, to everyone. There is something on the menu for all food types.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barbara
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The service was excellent & the food was great. The warm mushroom salad is definetly worth coming back for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CuisineDiannVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Consistently good, convenient to Broadway Theatres, courteous staff that offers good recommendations. Am a frequent diner here. Would like to see some better house wines on the menu. Otherwise I recommended highly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on Second Round
    mahvelous
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Visited and enjoyed DTM a few months back. Invited guests to celebrate an occasion with us there on Sunday - we were all impressed with the entire experience - ambience, food quality, wine list! We'll be b a c k!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time at Don't Tell Mama!
    WillC
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a group of 17 for dinner at Don't Tell Mama and it was a fantastic night. Evereyone raved about their meals and the service was terrific! The place has a very cool vibe and if you have time you need to stay for the Cabaret show or the piano bar where patorns can get up and belt out their favorite songs. We will definitiely be back again!! Don't Tell Mama is on our NYC Top 5 list!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining Night
    chasweg
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This combination restaurant, piano bar, cabaret location has a bit of everything. We only had dinner, which was very good, but you could make a night of it by taking in the cabaret show(s) of just enjoying small plates in the piano bar. I had the beef short rib entree. I did not use my knife it was so tender. The prices were reasonable considering the location is "Restaurant Row" in NYC. We will return to take in the show and have dinner again. It's a great place to fill a night while traveling.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • make sure to reserve the table!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant was recommended by my friend for a "piano bar"... but I was greatly mistaken. I visioned a restaurant with a piano in the center.. but the place was divided into two sides. There was a music/performance side of the restaurant- the "cabaret" side, where there are cover charges depend on the performer for the day between $15-25, and two drinks minimum. The restaurant side was just the restaurant with no "piano" (my bad) but good music playing over the speakers. My friend doesn't drink and we desperately needed actual food so we only were at the restaurant side. Food portions were very big, neither of us girls could finish our dish. Very delicious and definitely going back for the music! Staffs were nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOTS of talent at the piano bar!
    kmickey31
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went to Don't Tell Mama after a Broadway show on the night of our 10th anniversary! We had a blast at the piano bar! SOOOO much talent working there and the pianist on 10/2/14 was amazing! We arrived at 10pm and stayed for 2 hours! So much fun, good drinks, nice comfort food (who doesn't want sliders and grilled cheese and chips???). We'll be back and have already recommended to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bartender
    Ricky
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went to see Seth Rudesky and had a great time. This place really knows how to make great cocktails!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal at a Reasonable Price
    fivegrands
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We enjoyed a 3 course prix fix meal that was good from start to finish. We had a personable and very helpful waiter and loved our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not very good
    Visiting
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was fine and everyone was pleasant but the food quality was mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a Blast!
    NYgirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our party of four had dinner reservations, then moved over to the Piano Bar for drinks. The entertainment was AMAZING!! We were there on a Thursday evening and the place was packed! The piano player and all three of the waitstaff were just awesome. The singing was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but less than great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We expected better. Took forever for food. The halibut was totally over cooked. The spaghetti dishes and sauces were not notable. Nice enough place overall and nice staff plus great proxity to evenings theater fun. But we won't return as like a better quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved loved loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This place was just fantastic. The hostess was so nice and accommodating Which made you feel welcomed and good about the place not like other restaurants where the hosts are cold and rude. The menu had a great variety of different foods. Could make a decision on the lobster ravioli or the duck glad the waiter suggested the duck. It was cooked to perfection. Will defiantly be back when in town again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - GREAT Entertainment!
    TNTraveler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with my sister and her daughter during a recent trip to New York. Location right off of times square is awesome, food is very good (not fabulous, but very good), servicer was good. The real treasure is next door, though, in the piano bar. We had an absolute blast singing along!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it's made out to be.
    Parr
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Restaurant was fine reasonable service, reasonable food. Piano bar was not at all what it's made out to be. The night staff arrived at around nine and was notably rude to existing patrons, pushing people in to small corners and adding dozens of additional seats. Bar ends up overseated by at least 25 percent. Distinct impression is that night staff does not want the dinner patrons at the venue. This is a kids party shack, not a legitimate music venue. Restaurant alright for a meal, avoid the piano bar if you are over 25 and looking for entertainment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Advertised pre fix menu but was told it was incorporated into the regular menu (reservation time 6:30) shared shrimp cocktail was fresh Entrees were well prepared. Hearty serving of pumpkin lasagna - more than expected and was quite good. Chilean sea bass was also good with julienne vegetables , fresh and good. Then came dessert. Waiter had recommended chocolate cheese cake - poorly presented and obviously brought in from the outside. After such a surprising good meal everything became flat. Ordered expresso and it arrived luke warm. Had told the waiter we were going to the theatre and we had had quite a discussion about - he still had to be reminded to bring the check. Would think twice about returning and would not plan to impress
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  • Do Tell Mama about Don't Tell Mama
    Al101713VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    In the heart of the theater district, DTM is an excellent choice for a pre show dinner and/or an after show drink, or both. That's what we did. We ordered off of the prix fixe menu. Appetizers, entrees and desserts are very reasonable and very good. Service is excellent After the show, we returned for a drink and entertainment. A wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Dinner
    MandM
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Met 2 family members there....easy to get too..parking next door....not the greatest looking restaurant but service and food quality was very good
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    Seattlevisitor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good here. It was perfect for a girl's night out. We all enjoyed our meals. The wait staff was very attentive and the hostess seated our group even though everyone wasn't there right on time. We had plenty of time to enjoy our meal before heading to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    tlobriVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Music was very good, although, the bartender stole the show when she sang. Food was very good as well. Nothing too fancy about the place, but fun to be entertained over dinner. Gets a little loud, so not conducive to conversations with your dinner partner/friends. Enjoyed it and would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So disappointed with food
    Tony
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Saturday evening before a show. Friendly host greeted us & seated us. A small roach of some type on the table. I pushed off table and killed it. Not a good start. We order a Caprese salad. It is summer people. Tomatoes should be dark red and flavorful; not here. Lt. pink, tasteless smothered in olive oil. Main course. If you don't like garlic mashed potatoes not the place for you, almost every side and not even worth it, no flavor. My wife ordered salmon, asked for it medium. I order the braise beef. Her salmon came out like sushi and sent back and asked to cook it a tad longer. Came back from kitchen about 10 minutes later hard as a rock. My braised beef I think was a piece of flank steak dipped in sauce for a very short time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleased
    Mamas1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had lunch with 5 friends here before our show and was very impressed with the food and service. I would tell my other friends about this place, did not have any problems what so ever. Thank you Joush for the excellent service. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Emery
    Emery
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Meet my nephew for dinner. The host even know who I was Meeting an where he was sitting Staff was very excellent !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    pmwildcat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had heard this place had great music and had not read anything about the food. We were both very happy with our dinners. They were delicious. We had chicken Marsala and butternut squash ravioli and they were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Lolita
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was the first time we've eaten at Don't Tell Mama, and we were not disappointed. Food was very good and the wait staff were most attentive. Prices were reasonable considering the area it is in. I recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    Bb4491VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best find ever. Great pre-theater dinner. Cute, quiet and great food. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    JamrocksVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was a random restaurant selection but a great surprise. It's quieter than you would expect for pre-theatre crowd. Service is fast and lots of attention to detail. Food was very good with great daily specials. I highly recommend the crispy salmon. It was amazing. Its not a huge entree but very filling. The chocolate mouse cake dessert was absolutely sinful and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok for a quick bite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food and service ok. Bit disappointed that having eaten here, the bottle of wine did not count to their 2 drink minimum for their bar next door. Overall dining at their restaraunt gains you nothing and is not that special so a bit misleading that you will get the same experience as their bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and friendly service
    andi21
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My best friend and I arrived for an early dinner. I ordered the ny strip and my friend, the penne a la vodka. It was great. My only complaint was their garlic bread. It had way to much going on. Otherwise service was prompt and my meal was delicious. I will definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice for pre-theatre dinner
    Jaygee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed dinner here--a varied menu with something for everyone. Our waiter was friendly and attentive; salads and pasta quite good and not expensive. Special "Orangtini" was just ok. We were there before the theatre dinner rush (5:30) and the place filled up and got a little more crowded and noisy, but not in a bad way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    donna68
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This restaurant was just ok. We spoke with the wait staff about my daughter's dairy allergy so a recommendation was made to change the sauce on the ravioli dish she wanted. When the plate was brought out, they had sprinkled it with cheese. :( A new plate was quickly brought out and my daughter loved the dish. I had a shrimp pasta dish and it was just ok.
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  • A++ Food
    Tanini
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A group of us, celebrating a bachelorette party went to Don't Tell Momma's restaurant on Saturday night and all of us enjoyed our meals and dessert very much! Great little area surrounded by restaurants and entertainment. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sliders were awesome
    ACEA
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had to move our first booking which was not a problem for this helpful restaurant. the food was huge portions and great quality. Good Menu something for everyone and very helpful staff. Nice location in a quiete brown stone street but in the heart of it ! We did think we would have access to some music or entertainment not sure if this is clear on booking
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old and Tired
    Local
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is an old NYC restaurant that has chosen not to update anything. Food was good and the bartender and waiter were very nice and accommodating, but the ambience was below normal.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good food and next door great bar scene. The shows are great also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Here4uVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    ENJOYED OUR AFTER THEATER DINNER. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND SERVICE WAS TERRIFIC. WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO MY FRIENDS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although there was nothing WRONG with this restaurant, I've had better in NYC. Don't Tell Mama's fell a bit flat. The menu had standard fare, nothing unique or original. Sweet potato ravioli was tender-not drowned in sauce, but just missing that "oomph" to make the dish stand out among all of the Italian eateries on 46th street. My SIL indulged in the chicken picatta. Again, a good dish, but average in taste and presentation. I do commend the wait staff here, as our waiter was both attentive and attune to our wants and needs - never making us feel rushed, but accommodating other diners who were dining before attending an 8:00 pm show. Note: dining in the restaurant does NOT mean you get music or a discount on the cabaret or piano bar!!!
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  • Another good meal
    Moochie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. Great drinks, good food and friendly waitstaff. Although the portions were a little small, it was a good value overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.