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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

Details

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

Details

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

Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (12)
Live Music (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Fun (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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:(

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Patrick is a fantastic server!!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Relaxed with great service and food. Perfect before the theater

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our waiter was the best... very friendly, accommodating and from New Jersey! Atmosphere was relaxing and cozy. We had a great evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

good location to go to theater. Good staff. mediocre food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant and then moved over to the piano bar. Vibe was awesome and talent was outstanding. Wonderful evening with friends to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome time here! Great food, fun and good service! Will definitely go back when in NYC!!!

Tags: Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What an amazing place for both food and entertainment in the theater district. Can’t wait to go again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible food, will not visit and not recommend this restaurant

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service and food. Would definitely recommend!!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved our food. Loved our waiter and other service staff were helpful and attentive. Will definitely return!! Very good!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service and great value. A real gem, we would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service - the pre-fix is an excellent value and the choices were vast, would go to again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Surprise birthday dinner for my husband. Table for 7. Great food and service. Restaurant was great and the Piano bar was amazing! Manuel and Josh were excellent in helping me with my surprise dinner. The entertainers were excellent!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Would never recommend! Crowded, bad food, and most of all rude rude rude staff. An expensive glorified want to be Howl at the moon. Terrible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Don't Tell Mama's is a staple in the NYC theater district. The food is consistently good, the wait and bar staff are friendly and the entertainment next door is always fun.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was good, however my wife found the pasta tasteless and that spoiled the evening somewhat. I had steak which was very good.
Overall not bad for an evening dinner before a show.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our waiter was engaging, attentive and funny. And he made good menu suggestions. The food was delicious.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I really liked this place. Great food, service and price. My only negative point is that we were not able to end our evening at their piano bar because of a private party using it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our experience at Don’t Tell Mama. Amazing food and service was great. The only thing is that it is very loud, but this didn’t bother us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My family in general found Don't.... to be enjoyable. The food was good done in your chef's style of cooking. The waiter was attentive. All in all a nice evening out

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and appreciated the great service. After dinner we went to their piano bar and had a fantastic time. The servers are all amazing singers and often sing with the piano player.

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Stopped in to have dinner with a friend. Josh our bartender/waiter was fantastic and lot of fun. Will eat there again next I’m in New York.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great time and the service was very attentive and polite. Food was just ok. They offered a pre fixe option that was good. The dessert was tasty. I would go back for cocktails and music!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love this place... 4th time back. Brought a group of 10 ladies before seeing Kinky Boots... So much fun in the piano bar and the Very Talented Wait Staff that are known to pop up to the piano and belt out their favorite Broadway Tunes!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Offered dessert menu when we refused a dessert there was no offer of tea or coffee or if we wanted another drink. Then we were given the bill. In and out in under an hour.
No rose wine however waiter knew his wines and offered a good alternative

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nothing to tell mama about? It was nothing special. Moscow Mule was flat and duck was over cooked and boring

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We came to see Billy on Saturday and we had dinner before the show which everything was amazing! And the show was wonderful! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Cozy atmosphere with friendly and talkative help and excellent food. The menu was delectable with diverse options. The piano bar is cozy, fun and full of opportunity to visit with staff and new acquaintances.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Live Music, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It was close to the theatre so we thought it would be easy. The reviews looked good. Though the service was terrific the food was just okay.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very disappointing. Low quality food and poor ambience.

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