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Don't Tell Mama

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343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036 (8th and 9th Avenues)
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.
(212) 757-0788
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, drinks, & service

We stopped in here after seeing a show at Radio City Music Hall. It's so good! The atmosphere is nice but not stuffy, the service spectacular. We tried the Seafood Trio ($25) and the 10oz. NY Strip ($25). And the server's recommendation of the house-made garlic bread was superb. Both entrees were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
JesseRed
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here after seeing a show at Radio City Music Hall. It's so good! The atmosphere is nice but not stuffy, the service spectacular. We tried the Seafood Trio ($25) and the 10oz. NY Strip ($25). And the server's recommendation of the house-made garlic bread was superb. Both entrees were tasty - the steak's wine reduction gave it... More 

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gold coast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Suddenly the bar maid stands up & belts out a song. Wonderful sing along tunes & atmosphere that shines.

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DC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The name should be "Don't tell the tourists!" This is a great quiet place that offers food that isn't too gourmet - so it is perfect for those with a non-adventurous palate. We enjoyed the piano bar and the great dinner before our trip to the theater.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stopped by here after our Broadway show because my guest had been here before and had a great time. Well, there must have been a completely different set of performers and staff to make this visit just the opposite. It was not terribly busy and we were able to get a table and we were seated close to the... More 

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Cold Spring, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is not gourmet dinning but the food is quite acceptable and the price is reasonable for the theater district. Service was excellent, wine list not extensive but affordable. They have a prix fixed menu as well as ala cart. Small dinning area but comfortable. Requested our waiter see about table availability at the piano bar and they went ahead... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I wish I could remember the name of this horrendous performer and her piano player side kick. Went there looking for some show tunes and a good song along. Instead I was picked out of the crowed for raising a glass for a toast ( didn't know it was a silent playhouse). If u go to don't tell mamas... Don't... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a blast in one of the small theatre rooms where one of my friends Jane Deeken and about 5 other singing performers shared a love song theme event. The cozy atmosphere was fun and the service was good. The talent was really impressive.

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Hopatcong
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went in here after eating at Becco 2 doors down. It's intimate (read small!) and a lot of fun. Very relaxed, and they get the bartenders up to sing and have the audience sing on some of the verses.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited the cabaret with friends and enjoyed the show. This restaurant had a fun atmosphere with lots of people crowded into a small space talking, drinking, and enjoying the music. I had heard that restaurants on Restaurant Row (46th Street in the theater district) were overpriced, but that was an understatement. The cabaret had a $10 cover plus a... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The chef is doing a great job. The waiters however not so much. It started with the wine. The first waiter filled the last zip of a bottle in a glass and left with the empty bottle in hand. A second waiter continued it without knowing what his colleague did. He he mixed two different kind of wines. In addition... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036
    (8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 757-0788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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