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

Don't Tell Mama NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 757-0788
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Phenomenal restaurant, our fourth visit in three years. We live in another State and we try to get to New York once a year and always stop at Don't Tell Mama's."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner for 16 using the prix fixe menu of $28 per person (on a Saturday night in Manhattan!! It is $24 weekdays). It was incredibly reasonable! The restaurant is small and was not crowded over July 4 weekend, so we essentially had the place to ourselves. The Couscous & Chorizo Risotto, Dijon Marinated Chicken Breast and Sautéed Tilapia were all excellent. The service could not have been better. I would recommend "Don't Tell Mama to anyone" (and already have!) On a side note, the piano bar looked inviting in another room. I wish they did not have a 2 drink minimum in the bar because not everyone in the party drank alcohol. It would have been nice to finish the evening with music in the bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was typical bar food. There are alot of better restaurants in NYC. I think people go for the piano bar which I've heard is good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal, varied menu, very good service. A bit noisy but a fun atmosphere with tasty food, worthy of a second trip."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Don't Tell Mama was able to accommodate us with a lovely outdoor table for dinner. The service was excellent and the food was very good! It's a great option for a pre-theatre dinner. We will return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service was good. But we were disappointed that the dining room is kept separate from the piano bar and you cannot enjoy the performance while having dinner. Not a place for dinner and show. Better to just go for the show and drinks at the piano bar section."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I loved performing there back in the early 80's, I loved eating there, hanging out there and meeting friends there and especially after the theater and do you know what? I still do and it's 2014! I highly recommend this establishment especially to visitors & old New Yorkers like me returning to NYC!It brought back such fond memories and now I have a brand new fond memory. One I made and celebrated my twentieth anniversary with my husband, Casimero who, BTW, just adored the place, the ambience, the food, the service especially Roberto, the floor manager who made us feel right at home. He was terrific. Ask for Roberto when yo go there because you will not be disappointed at all by his personality and great service. Thanks for the memories !!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "So happy we found this place. My daughter and I had such a great experience. The staff recommended great dishes and very attentive. My daughter took the 3 course prefix menu portions were just right and I have the feta crumble bruschetta which was so flavorful and the Duck which was cooked perfectly. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The good news is that they could Accomodate a party of 9 with only a couple of days notice. The food was mediocre and portions were small. Recommend the clams in white wine sauce and the garlic bread."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "From the minute we got to the restaurant, we had great service from a delightful waiter. The food and the value were terrific from beginning to end. My friends from Massachusetts were thrilled! I have eaten there before so I knew how great it was and they definitely agreed! I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our group has a lot of food allergies and they were able to inform us of ingredients and don't make it seem like a hassle."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Couldn't recommend this place high enough! Stopped by before the theater, had a great meal and enjoyed fabulous service. Oh yeah...you have to try the crab pizza...to DIE for!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Hands down my fave place to eat in NYC. The garlic bread is the best I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Three of us had the 3 course pix fixe dinner before a 7pm show. Two of us ordered from the regular menu. The service was good and they asked our curtain time. The food was ok and moderately priced, but all the portions were very skimpy-- half the size of a normal portion elsewhere. Overall, a safe place to get a quick bite pre-theater if you want basic food at at fair price and portions that won't leave you stuffed before sitting 2 hours in the theater."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. Service was good, very attentive. Recommendations were worth it, drinks were good, not too strong or skimpy. Would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Don't Tell Mama as I thought it would be a nice place to take her for her birthday. As it turned out, the food, service and pace of the meal were all excellent. We ordered a chicken and salmon dish from the prix fixe menu and they were both excellent right from the appetizer through to the desert. It was reasonably priced and had a good variety. A special shout out to our waiter Max who did a great job serving our food and made us feel like valued guests.. After our meal we went into the piano bar where we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment on a Tuesday night consisting of the pianist/singer Joe Regan and the bar team of Alison Foley, Elaine Brier and Paul Pilcz all made for a great evening. A must see!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Found this cute place by walking down restaurant row. The hostess was very nice and knowledgeable of the menu. My waiter was very nice and gave me great suggestions. Had the crab pizza which was just delicious and a NY Strip which was cooked perfectly. Defiantly will be back again MAMA"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a large party and the restaurant was accommodating even when we added 2 more. We told them we had to catch a bus by 8pm and asked if it would be a problem as soon as we were all seated. We did not receive our food until 7:35 and had to inhale it and race to our bus. The waiter was very nice but too busy. We had to catch him to ask for drinks, which took awhile to get, my salad was never brought out and we received one basket of bread about 45 minutes after we sat down. The food was very good and the piano player was very entertaining. Because the food and entertainment were good, I would like to visit again when we have a smaller group and see if our service is any better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We headed to NYC on a bus trip ( Ted's Tours) for a fun filled girls day out to see "Kinky Boots". Ted sent us a restaurant list prior to our big day of places that he has been to or referred to by past trip passengers. So we decided on Don't tell Mama. The weather was beautiful so we opted to sit outside. Our waiter was Max. He greeted us with a nice friendly smile. The food presentation was wonderful and the service was fast. There were four in our party and everyone was very pleased with our experience there. We even made friends with the other diners around us.....who were also there to see the same show."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I don't go to the city often so I had to search for a place for lunch before the theater. The reviews were good so we tried it. We were seated quickly at a nice table. Everyone in our party of 4 was thrilled with the service and quality of the food especially based on the very reasonable pre fix menu we selected. Overall excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant looked exiting and fun because of its caberet and bar, but the restaurant was nothing special. Skip the meal and head to the bar for the entertainment."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "DTM is a find especially for the pre-theater crowd. The food is always well-prepared and the service is terrific."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal. Service was fast, seated quickly"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Separato dal locale dove si suona musica il ristorante Don't Tell Mama e' un posticino simpatico per una cenetta romantica. Il cibo e' di buona qualità' la carta non molto ampia, il servizio molto gentile. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "It was ok, but there are so many good restaurants in NYC to go to some place which is just average. We were here for dinner only. We did not stay for the piano bar itself which looked like it could be fun. Go for the drinks and the music, but eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the food and everyone was really friendly. We all had a very enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I was hoping to hear music or be amused by the entertaining staff. However, neither was present during my dining experience. I was a bit disappointed; although the food was tasty but the salad was skimpy. Thank goodness for the Prix Fix menu as it was worth the $24."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our visit, prior to a show. Despite having a large group seated before us, our waiter made sure our food order was expedited to avoid delaying our getting to the theater on time. As a result, we were able to relax and enjoy the great food. Our waiter was quite responsive and pleasant. Food was good and reasonably priced, including the best pricing on a prix fixe meal we have found. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Best time at the piano bar, you can request most any song from broadway to top hits and they usually can accommodate. Even more fun is that most if not all of the wait staff are also performers and sing and serve sometimes at the same time! Great time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was very good. Nice fish choices and good salads also, which are big enough for sharing. There was a price fixe offered, however, our server never mentioned this or offered it to us. We found out about it after dinner, when we saw a billboard advertisement outside of the restaurant. We felt that wasn't right! We would return because we did enjoy the food and the noise level was low, however, next time WE will ask about the price fixe deal!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the setting on restaurant row. Small restaurant, but service was very nice. I was running late due to traffic and was so pleased to arrive and the restaurant had held my table. I did advise that I was running later. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. I would come again before the theater. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was good, beautifully presented and not too expensive. The service was attentive all during the meal."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food was good and reasonably priced. Bread was a little tough without oil. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food and service was great . Fixed price meal had good choices and generous portions . Meal was served at a nice pace . We sat outside which allowed us to enjoy the beautiful day and city atmosphere "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pleasant happy hour specials; super friendly staff; food very appealing and eclectic; cabaret is a gem Make a stop and be surprised!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "i picked this restaurant from restaurant row with my fingers crossed. i was looking for a place to eat prior to a broadway show. pleasantly surprised, the food was excellent portioned perfectly and the service was great. really cute cozy spot for couples night."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had dinner in the restaurant first and really enjoyed our meal. We had sliders, crab cakes and clams prosillipo as appetizers. And for dinner we had the Chilean sea bass, the halibut and the Marsala chicken busicuit. It was all delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and the ambiance was perfect for dinner conversation. After our meal, around 9pm, we moved over to the piano bar next door and what a treat that was. Bartenders and servers are friendly, fun and talented. The piano player engaged the crowd the minute he sat down. He played all sorts of great songs and everyone was encouraged to sing along. We will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "It's small, so reservations are a must. We all had italian dishes and they were excellent. There are a few tables on the "front porch" ~ we sat there and liked being outside watching the hustle. Service was fast and friendly."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I was skeptical after reading a negative review, but I am glad I went. My daughter and I went for a pre theater dinner and we were not disappointed. We both had the market salad which eats delicious and the pan fried salmon which was perfectly prepared. It was part of the prix fixe menu for $28 and came with a choice of dessert. I had a warm walnut brownie which was the best I ever had. The hostess was very warm and friendly and our waiter was attentive. We ate outside which made for a quiet perfect dinner. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were staying there as a group of 16 and could be accomodated all together at the same table. We choose a menu prix fixe, which was quickly served and very delicious. The portions are rather small compared to the US standard. The waiter was very attentive, but sometimes a bit too eager in taking the half-empty plates away, which made us feel a bit rushed. Overall I can really recommend this place, if you want delicious food, in an intimate atmosphere and relatively quickly served."
    Dined on 5/2/2014