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Don't Tell Mama

343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 757-0788
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Ranked #2,952 of 11,634 restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 8th and 9th Avenues
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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121 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a small, intimate restaurant on Restaurant Row located below grade in a row house like most other places in this area. The menu covers the basics in a variety of food types (steak, fish, chicken, etc.) but doesn't have a large variety. For example, if you want steak there is one option. Service was very attentive and the... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend of a friend, so we had high expectations. Unfortunately, this restaurant fell short on every count, but service. I arrived before the others in my party, so I went to the bar.....great service, but very average beer and wine options. My couscous dish was the best of the three at our table,... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Although we didn't hate Don't Tell Mama, we won't be going back anytime soon. The food was average at best. The service was very good and our waiter attentive, so no faults there! It's just we are foodies and look for the unique and different flavors. The butternut squash ravioli was good, just not outstanding. Likewise with the chicken picatta.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hard to go wrong anywhere on Restaurant Row in Hell's Kitchen. Don't Tell Mama lived up to our expectations and more. The service was great, the food was delightful, and the setting was charming. Our waiter was genuinely friendly, he offered to take our pictures inside and outside the restaurant. The Chilean Seabass was perfectly cooked and the sauce was... More

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Boston, MA
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place that looks like a hole in the wall, actually has 4 venues: a restaurant, a lounge/piano bar and two cabarets. There's a two drink minimum in the lounge and in the cabarets. No cover charge in the lounge. $25 per person cover in the cabarets for the shows. Didn't see the shows, but had fun in the lounge.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I dined at Don't Tell Mama as I thought it would be a nice place to take her for her birthday. As it turned out, the food, service and pace of the meal were all excellent. We ordered a chicken and salmon dish from the prix fixe menu and they were both excellent right from the appetizer... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this litle place we found on out travels around New Your city, the food very good, service excellent and the staff very friendly, they had a special 3 course meal for around $30.00 excl tipping, would recommend it if you are after somewhere Quaint to eat.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped in a couple of nights during our visit because we were so entertained. The drinks are good. The service is great. The singers and pianists amazing. Stop by after the show or dinner for a nightcap and a great time.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I ate here on a Friday before seeing a show. It's a small place but the food is pretty authentic and the service was good. We wanted to eat at a place like this and not a chain that we can visit back home. There are really a bunch of these types of places but this one... More

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Sywell, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wandering around, we found "Dont Tell Mama" several steps down from pavement level. Large choice on the menu, had an excellent meal with good service. Our ladies wanted liqueur coffees, the waiter didn't understand and they finished up with black coffee with a large amount of alcohol in it, recommend you don't drive afterwards

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