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Don't Tell Mama

#1,258 of 10,045 Restaurants in New York City
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343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036 (8th and 9th Avenues)
(212) 757-0788
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Don't Tell Mama after seeing "Waitress" recently with a group of 7. Our server, Alicia, was very helpful and attentive. We were there early by NYC time (6:00 p.m. on a Sunday), so the restaurant was fairly empty. The food was average, but the atmosphere was very pleasant and the decor attractive. Didn't even know there was a piano... More 

Thank ElvisOnly
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like singing and having fun or watching people this is a fun upbeat atmosphere. Its easy to walk in this area close to Times Square along a row of other bar/restaurants. The service is good and everyone is friendly. Desserts are worth the trip here even without all of the fun going on around them.

Thank Traveler32819
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a couple of drinks in the bar before our meal in restaraunt . Had a great ambiance in both bar and restaraunt . Prices were reasonable, especially for New York . Had no problem booking a table just before we sat down for cocktails. Would recommend

Thank toni1041
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was really good, service not so good being charged $9 for a bottle of water and not offered iced water wrong, given a sweet without asking wrong,and given my bill without asking for it again wrong, the whole dinning experience lasted 75 minutes and felt rushed not good.

Thank John C
Palm Harbor, Florida
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673 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Music, service, food, they have it all. We went a couple of times and each time we had great service and great music. It's small and fills up quickly but it's worth going to. Right on restaurant row great location.

Thank smiller560
Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

A small cosy restaurant with friendly and efficient service. The NY strip steak was of excellent quality.

Thank MG1944
Upland, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It was a fun place, they also had a piano bar and cabaret the place was larger than I thought it was.

1 Thank Gwen59er
Ocean City, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went here after a Broadway show. Small and intimate. All of the waiters & bartenders sing. They had a piano player who was fabulous. We had drinks and some lite fare. Enjoyed ourselves very much.

1 Thank SharPiel
Pleasanton, California
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270 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is very close to the theater district and we had no trouble getting a reservation one day in advance on a Friday night. Food was very good. Salmon was excellently prepared. Also had the seafood trio which was very good. Would eat here again pre-show.

1 Thank RoBertie
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love this place, sadly my waistline doesn't though ;-) great food and a great place to catch up with the Girls.

Thank Deb_Cole1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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