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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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