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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
Overall, I was not that impressed with this restaurant. The food was okay....I had lamb and my hubby had sirloin. The meats were cooked to temperature but the sides weren’t hot at all...his potatoes were rock solid and my mash potatoes were rather bland. I’m sure this restaurant is better at entertaining than it is as feeding its guests. Not a fan of this one and have no desire to go back:(
This establishment was recommended to me by a friend who goes frequently to the piano bar. We made reservations for dinner with the intention of moving to the piano bar afterwards. Dinner was pretty good, but not amazing. Portions were on the small side. Salad was unremarkable and chicken added to the pasta was a bit dry. But the ambiance was pleasant as was our server.
We then moved to the piano bar, where we lasted just a short time because we were crammed into a tight space between others. Also, the piano player banged out song after song loudly and relentlessly (maybe that's what a piano bar is, but I had hoped for a variety of slow and fast, energetic and less so.) We left before audience members began to sing, which I understand is the big draw. Maybe next time!
We have had dinner here before. Food is good. My daughter had shrimp scampi and was not impressed. Shrimp was dry. Other dishes our family had were steak,a 3 seafood combo and braised short ribs. All were tasty. Portions were fair.
Had the garlic bread , yet again, because reviews seem to praise it. Sorry not a fan!
A really surprising find on restaurant row in the theater district. A rainy Tuesday night, early curtain, and great food, great service. We had the prix fixe menu and the salmon was outstandingly fresh. There was nothing I would have changed in this dining experience.
I hadn't visited Don't Tell Mama in 20 years -- specifically the piano bar and the entertainment in there. Decided to have dinner first, which was very good. Then made our way into the piano bar for the 9pm entertainment -- which was phenomenal. This is such a fun, fun place!! I'll be back again soon.
Good menu though a little pricey. Excellent service from Christopher Anthony Henry. Very entertaining and honest. Food just as good as he promised.
However the restaurant was a walk through/ green room for the cabaret performers in the cabaret show. The back door continually opened and was left open. It was like sitting in a railway station not a good ambiance for a restaurant. Meal too expensive for this atmosphere. No real privacy. Great shame.
The food menu is a lot of seafood, so if that's not your thing it's probably not a great choice. I ended up getting a pizza, which was very good. It's a cute place, and the music from the attached piano bar is pleasant for the most part. It has a nice quiet vibe so it's good for a date night if you want to talk and be able to hear each other. The service was great. Our server was very attentive and took great care of us.
What a terrific dinner! Before seeing a show at Don't Tell Mama cabaret, we had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant. We both ordered of the pre-fixe menu and enjoyed every bite. The salad was fresh and delicious. and the entrees were perfectly prepared (salmon & chicken). The pre-fixed is a GREAT value!
Recommended by a friend for our first visit to New York from the UK and we were not disappointed. We spent an hour in the piano bar before our meal and the atmosphere was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal in a quieter but friendly atmosphere. Good service and good value for money.
My lady and I met a friend for as cocktail after a show and before our dinner reservation! The young lady tending bar in the we bar area not the dining room, left a little to be desired in the we attitude department! My walady and I were a bit puzzled by her over all demeanor! Other than that our complete experience with dinner was just fine and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
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