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Don't Tell Mama NYC

4.4
1402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Live Music
  • Cozy
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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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).
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Phone number
(212) 757-0788
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
A parking garage is located next to the restaurant.
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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.
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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.
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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
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

Private Dining

The cabaret rooms, when not booked, serve as our private party rooms.

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What 1402 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good food. Good value. Wine list a little overpriced, but this is NYC so I guess that makes sense.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. Ryan, was the perfect server for us! Heated patio was very nice on a chilly evening. The Chilean sea bass was enjoyed by two of us and chicken penne and scarpello were also delicious by our other friends.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went here before seeing Hamilton on broadway. The service was great! Wry friendly, efficient and accurate. We had a number of dishes- crab cakes, ravioli, couscous and sausage, chicken Marsala, Pizza and a salad. Everyone loved their meal and the plates were cleaned off- it was that good. The kids got the brownie sundae, creme brûlée and tiramisu. So good. Best meal in NYC!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service and amazing food.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We live in Bermuda and have traveled to NYC and have eaten at this restaurant at least 6 times. I was very disappointed that despite me requesting a single cupcake and birthday candle (it was my husband's birthday) that they ONLY wrote on the check "Happy Birthday". If they couldn't honor my request (they should have let me know well in advance) so that I could book another restaurant who could accommodate me! I certainly didn't expect it for free - if that was the issue with them but it was just lousy of them not to even try to do something special for us.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I really wanted to like this restaurant. The location is beautiful on restaurant row. It wasn't very busy when we were there, which was a little concerning. After we ate I understood why. It wasn't awful it was just ok. I wish we had time to stay for the live entertainment. I think that would have been fun.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Terrific for before and/or after theatre

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Todo muy rico, aunque no habría venido mal un poco más de cantidad.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We ate here before going to a show. The food was very awesome and the service was impeccable. Would totally dine here again before the theater.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good food, friendly service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were seated in the enclosed outdoor seating area. It was considerably more quiet than inside. Food was great and wait staff was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everyone there was friendly and funny. Made you feel less in busy, crowded New York and more in the happy homes of the city.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was very good. Both the mama's and market salads were delicious, as were the roasted salmon, seafood pasta and the chocolate brownie. Only drawback is a very limited wine list.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

the food and service was terrific. would definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A bit pedestrian. Servicing car could have been better. Good for out of town crowds.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Perfect pre-show dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The Chicken Marsala was delicious and the waitress wonderful - friendly, enthusiastic, efficient and understanding when my guest arrived late.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice food, great service. Very good value for this area. One of the better restaurants in the theater area. Would come back again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic time. food and service were excellent. Ryan was a great server!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Friends and I went to Don’t Tell Mamas for dinner then for drinks and fun at the piano bar! We had such a great time. Highly recommend! Dinner was excellent and they also made sure we got a seat in the bar afterwards. The piano bar gets packed! It’s a good night out. The waiters and waitresses sing too and are both amazing and entertaining.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had a large party stay after my performance in their cabaret area. Josh our waiter was friendly and calm as he managed his way thru all 20 of us. Food was great and the staff was exceptional. Nicely done.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of our favorites. Seated at 7 pm and had great service. We hung around to patronize piano bar next door but would suggest not showing up there until 10 pm when things start livening up.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was a great meal at an amazing price point for being in midtown. Ryan was a great server and ensured we had a great dinner and made it to the theatre on time.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Lots of atmosphere. Great service. Delicious food. Can’t wait to go back when they have live piano night.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Had pre- theatre meal.
Excellent service, food lovely.
Lovely venue. Would thoroughly recommend......

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food. Service was impeccable. If we weren't tourists, we would go there once a week.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ryan was the best server/bartender. Great conversation and the food - omg was so good!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We quite enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Steak was excellent. salmon portion was very small. Staff were friendly. My complaint about this restaurant was our placement. Except for us, the restaurant was empty, but we were sat in a too small compressed table for four in the back corner and were quite uncomfortable.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We dined at Don't Tell Mama before seeing a show. It was perfect! The waiter was great at timing our meal so that there was no stress about settling the bill and getting out the door with plenty of time to get to the show. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This dinner visit was my second time at Don't Tell Mama. After our meal, we hopped next door to the piano bar (second visit for me as well), which is unparalleled entertainment. Animated, fun, and you make friends fast. I'll be going back everytime I get a chance!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The restaurant is cozy but the food is very good and not overly expensive. The staff was very pleasant and responsive. It is a good spot for a pre theater dinner. Maybe next time we will try the cabaret.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We stopped by on our way to a show. The waiter was very nice and attentive. We were able to enjoy the dinner and make it in time. They have a piano bar which is separate from the dinner area and another area for cabaret. It was super neat! Will return for sure.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Pretty solid place to grab a meal with friends before attending an evening show in the Theater District. Food was very good, waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and meal was delivered in good time.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Really enjoyed it all. Had the duck and for me it was a perfect dish

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Nice intimate place to have a delicious meal pre-theatre. Waitstaff is friendly and efficient. Food is simple, straightforward and delicious. I will definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We were a little early for our reservation, but the host was able to seat us quickly. The dining area was nicely lite to make it very cozy and relaxed. Our waiter was friendly and greeted us promptly. I had the Chicken Marsala which was very good, wife order a steak cooked medium, however it came out well, and a little dry, she said nothing to the waiter, but told me at the end.
Suggestion tell waiter what you expect medium should be, a little pink not bloody, as all restaurants are different. We will try again when in the city.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Pre theater dinner with a friend. Good food good service. Would definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

We were there on a rainy night so it was very quiet. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Everyone was nice and personable making for a very pleasant experience. We will definitely go back, the location is perfect for preempt theatre dinners.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We arrived early and we were seated right away. We had one additional person as well and we were welcomed and served, no issues.
Food was excellent.

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