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About 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.

343 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Broadway Boozy Brunch
Sunday with Seatings at 12:00pm
Full cabaret show for 90 min
No Brunch on Dec 25 and Jan 1st
Lunch: Saturday : 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri and Sat open until midnight. Lunch will be open for Special groups and parties (Reservations by Phone or Email).

Cross Street:
8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 757-0788

Website:
http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/

Entertainment:
Piano Bar has live music including singing acts done by the entire staff. No reservations are taken for the piano bar. Come have a meal with us at the restaurant and then you can enjoy a drink at the piano bar.

Parking Details:
A parking garage is located next to the restaurant.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our special events coordinator Manuel Araujo for more information about private parties and special events. 212-757 0788 or manuel@donttellmamanyc.com

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Details
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Private Dining

The cabaret rooms, when not booked, serve as our private party rooms.

Don't Tell Mama NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (22)
Live Music (20)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Casual (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (3)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was impeccable. My sister raved about the Penne ala Vodka as being better than hers!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were excellent. After dinner, we moved to the piano lounge and listened to some excellent live music.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Pre-show dinner. Good food. We were seated nearest the piano. Nice to have live music but necessary to talk a little louder. Overall opinion I would go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Rushed: If you need fast service, this is the place. Our reservation was at 5:30 because we had an 8:00 show. BUT, our dinner plates were being cleared by 6:05....a little too fast. We ordered another round of drinks and dessert to extend our experience. A $400 bill for three peoople deserves at least an hour!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The overall experience was fantastic! The food was great and the dessert was also perfect! Would recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Liked our server. Over priced for quality; cocktails, meal and wine

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was very good. Wait staff was attentive. Restarting is cozy.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We gathered for a family brunch before a show. Because don’t tell mama fills up for dinner when there is entertainment, the restaurant was quiet and we had a relaxed enjoyable lunch. The food was very good and our thespian waiter attentive, and lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Staff and food were simply outstanding in this place. If you're a local or a visitor just go.... go to the restaurant side for great food and go to the lounge side for drinks and singing. After 9pm is when there's a singalong but before there's often great entertainment. Food was surprisingly good in the restaurant side....Halibut was perfection! Drinks nicely done up. Servers were attentive and helpful and the manager kept everything ship shape....you know when a Manger cleans tables and seats people it's a dedicated team effort. We'll done everyone!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Pre- Theater Dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good and service were ok. Nothing extraordinary. Extremely overcrowded and uncomfortable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service. Restaurant accommodated our family of 13 for dinner after the theater. Food very good and priced right.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, excellent service! Our server Ryan was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great spot per theater

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Booked thinking we were getting the restaurant for Christmas Day dinner and instead was squeezed into a tiny table & corner of the piano bar. Waiter was excellent however all other staff we encountered were rude. Water waiter spilt water all over the table as was too busy talking to others rather than watching what he was doing. Overall a very disappointing choice for a special dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice piano area near the bar. Good music. Nice ambience. Excellent pre or post theatre dinner. Excellent wait staff. Very good food. Prices more than reasonable for NYC. I highly recommend. I just don’t give five stars because I don’t want a true gourmand to feel disappointed. But if you’re like me and going out is a treat and the food is far better than you can make, this cannot be beat.

I’m a vegan and had no problem finding an alternative.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had to wait 20 min past our reservation time. I don't blame the staff for that, the party before us didn't want to leave. The staff was great about frequent communications with us while we waited. Since we had a show to catch nearby, we subsequently had to rush a bit to be on time. We really enjoyed our time though. Great food! Enjoyed the wine and atmosphere. The music was enjoyable. Very loud place though and challenging to have a conversation. Overall though , it was a great time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Don’t tell mamma is a gem of a restaurant conveniently located in the theater district.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our fifth time here celebrating my birthday! The food is excellent and well priced. The Cabaret side is after-dinner fun! Will on the piano is charismatic and all the audience joins in for the fun. Lauren waits on the tables but sings and banters. She is my fave! Then all the other waitresses and bartenders join in singing and joking. It all feels like family! I want to go back every year and spend my birthday there! It is so amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our second time here. Last year was so much better. The food was not as good as last year and the pianist was definitely no comparison to last years. So it was a little disappointing when we were looking forward to the same.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent and Relaxing

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I remembered this spot from a visit many years ago and it was just as memorable this time around. Great ambiance, fine food and a reasonable price. We were on the restaurant side this time, and peeked into the cabaret as we were leaving for the theater. Wish we could have stayed. A New York gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We attended a Sunday brunch Cabrera and our expectations were surpassed. The ability for the staff to seamlessly transition from outstanding service to very talented entertainers was really impressive! Michelle and all of the entertainers were truely outstanding ! This place is a rare bargain in the big city.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overall, I was not that impressed with this restaurant. The food was okay....I had lamb and my hubby had sirloin. The meats were cooked to temperature but the sides weren’t hot at all...his potatoes were rock solid and my mash potatoes were rather bland. I’m sure this restaurant is better at entertaining than it is as feeding its guests. Not a fan of this one and have no desire to go back:(

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Patrick is a fantastic server!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Eccentric food and service. Great ambience. Would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This establishment was recommended to me by a friend who goes frequently to the piano bar. We made reservations for dinner with the intention of moving to the piano bar afterwards. Dinner was pretty good, but not amazing. Portions were on the small side. Salad was unremarkable and chicken added to the pasta was a bit dry. But the ambiance was pleasant as was our server.
We then moved to the piano bar, where we lasted just a short time because we were crammed into a tight space between others. Also, the piano player banged out song after song loudly and relentlessly (maybe that's what a piano bar is, but I had hoped for a variety of slow and fast, energetic and less so.) We left before audience members began to sing, which I understand is the big draw. Maybe next time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Relaxed with great service and food. Perfect before the theater

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Mangiare ottimo e personale gentilissimo!!
Ci ritornerò sicuramente

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our waiter was the best... very friendly, accommodating and from New Jersey! Atmosphere was relaxing and cozy. We had a great evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

good location to go to theater. Good staff. mediocre food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant and then moved over to the piano bar. Vibe was awesome and talent was outstanding. Wonderful evening with friends to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome time here! Great food, fun and good service! Will definitely go back when in NYC!!!

Tags: Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What an amazing place for both food and entertainment in the theater district. Can’t wait to go again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have had dinner here before. Food is good. My daughter had shrimp scampi and was not impressed. Shrimp was dry. Other dishes our family had were steak,a 3 seafood combo and braised short ribs. All were tasty. Portions were fair.
Had the garlic bread , yet again, because reviews seem to praise it. Sorry not a fan!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible food, will not visit and not recommend this restaurant

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service and food. Would definitely recommend!!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved our food. Loved our waiter and other service staff were helpful and attentive. Will definitely return!! Very good!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service and great value. A real gem, we would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service - the pre-fix is an excellent value and the choices were vast, would go to again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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