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
90 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)late-night find (24)fit for foodies (23)special occasion (20)good for groups (16)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (9)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    tlobri
    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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  • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
  • Good experience
    Hank
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were seated promptly and the service was fine. We both chose the price-fixed menu, which was a bargain. The salmon and the talapia were very good. We would certainly go back when we are in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The service was very good but the food was mediocre at best. I had the guacamole as an appetizer and the Mama's salad as a main course - it would have been great except for the fact that the guacamole is discolored and most of the chunks of avocado were blace and the lettuce in the salad was not fresh - many of the greens were wilted and discolored.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Piano Bar
    RyanMPLS
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was really great, which was un expected considering we went for the entertainment aspect. Staff was great, and TALENTED. We had to make ourselves leave so we could get up early the next morning. Could have stayed there all night!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service.
    MoMc
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner & Cabaret
    Matty
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to piano bar. Skip the food.
    KkassVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
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  • Don't tell mama
    BeanieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Enjoyed the meal, varied menu, very good service. A bit noisy but a fun atmosphere with tasty food, worthy of a second trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner1
    Acsinky
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I used to sing at Don't Tell Mama
    Miracleman5678
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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 !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok but just average
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and show
    smile
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    B4theShow
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    MNtravels
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Day in the City!
    FormerteacherVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • fave place to eat in nyc
    k8conroy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Hands down my fave place to eat in NYC. The garlic bread is the best I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little find.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-theater dinner
    Licritic
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find
    TorontoLD
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyable
    Chillaqua
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Very good food, service not so much
    cacr1120
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.