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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

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $35.00

Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $22.00

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $35.00

Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $35.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

4 course prix fixe menu for $45
open from 12pm to 11pm

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $22.00

Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $22.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The chicken was dry and tough.
Potatoes seemed to be made from a box.
Nothing special about the desserts.
Sorry.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Nice place for pre- theater dining. Good menu choices for decent prices. Our waiter was super friendly.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall very good. Salads and entrees were just what we wanted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We ate dinner earlier this time 6:00 ish. The food was delicious service was prompt and the Riesling wine was delicious. We always head to Don't tell Mama every time we are in New York. It has never disappointed us.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We stopped for a light bite pre-theater and it was a good choice. Service friendly and pleasant, salad fresh and perfect size.
Would go back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Our pre-theater dinner here this week was fine - nice, friendly service and good food. The ambience of the restaurant is nothing special, but we all had a pleasant experience at Don't Tell Mama.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Dinner with grandchildren. Very accommodating pre theater option

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Took family from Ohio to Dinner before Hamilton

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 25, 2017

There was a private party that evening so we were seated in the piano bar. It was super dark and not the environment I was after for my 15 year old. Our food was nothing special. The ribs were moist on top and tough on the bottom. The roasted potatoes were unappealing. Dry and flavorless. The steak and the chicken Marsala were both good. Our waitress could have been more attentive but I think she was dealing with the large party. Food came quickly which was a plus.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Don't Tell Mama is a great place to get dinner before a show. Their staff is always very friendly and they are quick with getting you in and out. The cocktails and food are great and it's a cool interior setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Don't Tell Mama. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was quite good and very reasonably priced for NYC. After dinner we moved into the Ian's bar which was excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Best service we have ever had...anywhere.

Didn't even need 50 characters to say it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had an absolute ball for my 50th birthday dinner in the restraunt and then the piano bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice location for pre-theater but not for nice cuisine. The sirloin steak was tasteless and chewy.
The short ribs had too much vinegar and were not tender. They were off the bone as well.
Our server Ryan was quite nice and his service was excellent. Too bad as it's a nice restaurant and the staff was really friendly. Our hostess last Saturday night couldn't have been nicer.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Nice cosy atmosphere in a place not too big- quiet enough to have a conversation. Friendly, helpful and attentive staff.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was excellent and food was really good but a little pricey for the ala carte items and portions were smaller than other places we visited. We had a fairly large party and tried a bunch of items from appetizers to desserts. Very attentive wait staff and we were seated quickly, no long wait for anything.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Loved our server Ryan!!! Good great. Easy location!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was my second visit. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious dinner! We liked the variety of the menu and the prices were reasonable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is the best place on Restaurant Row. great prefix menu and used to getting you in and out before your show.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

This very nice restaurant is always a TO GO place to revisit when I come to NYC whether for Broadway shows, family visits and/or good to food. Never been disappointed. Keep up the wonderful customer service. Will be return again very soon. THank you.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Efficient and friendly service. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. I had the sliders - basically just burgers and not particularly flavorful ones. Husband had the seafood pasta, a bit bland. My salad was on the warm side. Not bad, but not great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The ability to reserve a t ale ahead of time was wonderful. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted. Our waiter was excellent. The service was outstanding!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Toledo)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. As a matter of fact, this was the highlight of our trip. Everyone was talking about this and we had many attractions that we visited on our mini vacation. We ate in the restaurant and everyone cleaned their plate. We then went to the piano bar side and enjoyed cocktails while being entertained by the crowd and the pianist.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tapas, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Restaurant had nice ambience, great service, loved our waiter Ryan. Food was good but not great. I would go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

As far as I'm concerned there should be more to the name of this restaurant - -
"Don't Tell Mama that she is a bad cook". I had lamb chops, my friend had the short rib(s).
Mash potatoes were the side served. The starter, A Caprese Salad shouldn't have been let
out of the kitchen; The lamb was over-cooked and tasteless, the potatoes also
over-cooked, mushy and where was the garlic(how do you ruin mash potatoes)? Dessert, Lemon Meringue pie, was totally unremarkable, any mediocre bakery, any grocery bakery or frozen food section could serve up something more tasteful and
enticing. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone for any reason.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Cute place but completely average. The tables are way too close together making for uncomfortable conversation space. Penne a la vodka was ok but very dry. We had to ask for bread twice and it was dry and tasteless as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This was a good location in the theater district. The atmosphere was comfortable and prompt especially since we had to "make a curtain".

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I think this is a combination dining/entertainment establishment, and we were there just for dinner so maybe it's better with the entertainment. It was extremely affordable, and the food was okay, but I was disappointed overall. An odd comment, but it felt like the place could have used a good scrubbing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Birthday dinner before the theater. Nice variety on the menu and food served fast and was delicious.

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

Truly enjoyed the pre fixed menu at this restaurant! Went here after a Sunday afternoon Matinee and used Open Table for our reservation! We were offered a nice table close to the outside patio! Our waitress was very sweet and very accommodating! Would diffinitly return!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Overall fit our needs

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fabulous dining experience led by our waiter, Ryan. Best Roasted Eggplant Ravioli I've ever tasted. Ate in the piano bar and the music was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Loved the music, food and atmosphere. Did not love how I booked a month ago and ended up sitting in a two person table with 3 pp. Service was ok, not great. People beside us were moved 3 times and rushed out before they were done.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Very good restaurant on Restaurant Row. It is very small and after 9 they have a piano bar next door.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinners. The chicken marsala was delicious full of flavor and mushrooms as was the lobster/shrimp raviola. We had so much fun after dinner at the piano bar. The singing servers were excellent and all of them belong on Broadway

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We went to this restaurant after a Matinee show at the Marquis. The proximity to the Theater District is great, walking distance! Although the menu was not extensive, I must say that the food was excellent! We did the prix-fix menu with 2 drinks and coffee/tea. The meal was a bit pricey at $170.
Our biggest disappointment was that the website advertised it as a fun, happening place with singing and dancing wait staff, but that didn't happen when we were there. I guess there are specific times for this.
Again, the food was very good, the staff was attentive, and the location was perfect. So I would give it 4 stars!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. i had an individual pizza with a side salad and my daughter had a salad with chicken as her meal. Salad portions were a. It on the skimpy side but overall we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Food was good. Prefixed is a good value. Service was excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Found this location because of close proximity to the theatre and wasn't sorry!
Service was really outstanding, food was good and a good value, too!
We'll be back to enjoy the Caberete for another girls night out!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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