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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

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

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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.

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

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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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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
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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.

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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our experience was very good. I had the duck & my husband had chicken. Both entres were very good. However The waitperson declined to tell us about the evening's special. We discovered them after ordering by reading the list on the adjacent table( The tables are close). She also didn't bring a bread basket to us. When we asked about this after paying the check, she told us she would have brought one if we had asked for it! Not too smart-you forgot-admit it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Everything about our dinner was excellent! We had the halibut and sea bass and they were both delicious, I would definitely recommend this place , and the martinis were very good as well.

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 (London)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great restaurant with good food and atmosphere. Following dinner we always go through to the piano bar which is fantastic with very talented performers. A good night always guaranteed !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Thank goodness for Don't tell Momma. This is my favorite pre-theater restaurant on restaurant row and it never fails to deliver. A great 3 course prefix is perfect before the show.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 24, 2017

A reliably good Hells Kitchen gem with a great Prix Fix dinner - and they know how to hustle to get you to theatre on time!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We sat on the patio for dinner just prior to going to Kinky Boots just around the corner. The shrimp cocktail was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our second visit to Don't Tell Mama. Once again it did not disappoint. Food was great, service was prompt, the wine was wonderful, varied menu for both meat eaters and vegetarians. This is rapidly becoming my go-to place for pre-theater dining.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Took my mother here for dinner prior to a Broadway show. It was so close to the theater. Very glad I made reservations because it's a small place. The food was stellar! We had delicious garlic bread, and guacamole. My mother enjoyed her entree and cleaned the entire plate. The service was so nice and attentive. It was a great way to start our evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Came here with a party of 9 after the theater, Service was excellent, Drinks were delicious, Food was okay. Some in our party thought their meals needed work, others really liked the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Decent Fixe Pris menu before the theater...nice waitress hustling to make sure everyone out in time

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

Great service!! Convenient to B'way, for pre-show dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

First time at Don't Tell Mama and it won't be the last. The place is fun and the service is attentive. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered.....the short ribs, the bbq ribs, the chicken scarparello, and the duck.....all delicious. Perfect place for a pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This restaurant had a nice atmosphere. We didn't go into the Cabaret / Bar but it looked quaint. The food was delicious and had a beautiful presentation. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Been to don't tell mama many times - love each time!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great location and food was outstanding! Wife and three daughter enjoyed their meal. Lamb Chops where out of this world good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Everything was delicious except for my chicken. I left it on my plate because it was so chewy/dry. I told the waitress and she apologized but no one offered a replacement which I would have expected from a "better" restaurant. Everyone else's meals were great. Service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was decent if not spectacular. The entertainment was awful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I ordered sautéed Talapia & shrimp. It could not have been done more perfectly. My sister had the mushroom ravioli &, likewise, said her meal was delicious. Service was wonderful and we simply had a terrific experience. We are seasoned visitors to NYC so there were plenty of other venues to compare. Highly recommend for pre&post theater.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 4, 2017

I had been to Don't Tell Mama a few years back and we had a blast. My family brought our mother for her 80th birthday and based on my prior experience, this was a must stop for us. However, this trip was a big disappointment. Our server was very rude, in a hurry, and not around when we needed her. The entertainment was very good but when I gave the piano player a $20 bill and asked him to play my mom's favorite song (New York, New York) for her birthday, he took my money and said he wouldn't play it but would play another song that he liked better. I was appalled at his arrogance. To top things off, we ordered several appetizers and they were almost inedible.

I hope my bad experience this past Thursday night is an anomaly because I remember this place being very fun. If you go, go for the entertainment. Because the service, food, and attitude of the staff leaves much to be desired.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

GREAT PIANO BAR WITH DOWN TO EARTH FOOD.
CLOSE TO THEATER DISTRICT

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We sat outside at a table for 4. Our first time there and everything was perfect

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 26, 2017

7 of us met here after an awards show at Times Center to celebrate the winner. Ryan was so accommodating and recommended the best appetizers. Next time we should check out the piano bar next door.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Don't Tell Mama never lets us down. We have been back several times and the food/service has consistently been top notch.

We started the evening in the restaurant and the food was delicious! Afterwards we moved on to the piano bar. It's so unique! The servers are professional singers too.

Will definitely be back again soon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Every time I go here it is delicious! I order something different every time and am never disappointed. Great drinks, cozy ambiance, good music and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great service, cordial and attentive staff. We asked to be moved to the back dining room, where it was a bit quieter, and was quickly accommodated. The request was greeted with a smile and done quickly, even though it was smack in the middle of theater hour. That usually doesn't happen in other theater restaurants, when restaurants are packed with patrons! Thank you very much.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Don't tell your mama or anyone else you like! It was loud. The food was terrible. And the service was blah. Guess I know why we could get a 6pm table before our show. And very overpriced but not surprising in theatre area.

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

We went to the Boozy Brunch before a Sunday afternoon show and really enjoyed the experience! The wait staff performs while they serve you and at times it's hilarious to see them manage tables while performing a Broadway hit tune. The food and bottomless bloody Mary's and Bellinis were very good and not watered down. My only complaint was the piano was muffled and muddy. Other than that some of the wait staff/performers have performed on Broadway, so the quality of singing is on par with Broadway level entertainment. It's well worth 90 minutes of your time on a Sunday afternoon if you are looking for something to do and you can't beat the price for the entertainment, 3-course meal and bottomless drinks in the center of the theater district!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I visited Don't Tell Your Mama for a 9pm meal with my husband and 11 year old daughter. Pretty quiet for that time of night but we loved that is was close to our hotel (RIU). My husband had the short ribs and they were great. Daughter had the kids pizza - good. I had a chicken & chorizo dish that was recommended but it was not that impressive. Fun and convenient place with ok food close to theater district/Times Square.

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

The lobster and shrimp ravioli just tasted like cheese, just pink colored, the Halibut was very good and the Bronzino with shrimp was fair to good nothing special. some of the other pasta dishes I saw on other tables looked good. If this restaurant wasn't on restaurant row, I don't know if it would survive as only a restaurant as it is also a cabaret venue

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with my spouse
before going to the theatre.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We are here after seeing a matinee. The food was delicious! Also, it was moderately priced. The staff was friendly and efficient, but not overbearing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food was just ok for the price. Not sure what the hoopla is all about over the $7 garlic bread. Ambiance was good and location is great for theater goers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food was average, the service was good. Very expensive-
$83 for 2 house salads, 2 ravioli dishes & one glass of house wine plus tip.

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