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Don't Tell Mama NYC

4.2
1351 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Live Music (20)
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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).
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Phone number
(212) 757-0788
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Cross street: 8th and 9th Avenues
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What 1351 People Are Saying
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4.2
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Hawklady520 (Denver)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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Mel27 (New York Area)
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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!

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Theryans (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Pre- Theater Dinner

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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).
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Cross street
8th and 9th Avenues
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 757-0788
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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.
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Parking details
A parking garage is located next to the restaurant.
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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
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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

Private Dining

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

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