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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.
New York, NY 10036
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).
8th and 9th Avenues
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
A parking garage is located next to the restaurant.
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.
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 email@example.com
The cabaret rooms, when not booked, serve as our private party rooms.
Don't Tell Mama NYC Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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