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“Very good night”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Don't Tell Mama

Don't Tell Mama
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Ranked #1,567 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Very good night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Went for a drink and sat at the bar and had snacks at the bar. Entertainment was very good an thought the bar staff were excellent still serving whilst singing. Would go back!!

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“Poor service and overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We (as a couple) booked DTM for Xmas evening, and we really now wish we hadn't.

The restaurant is easy enough to find and in a nice part of NYC, it's small but had a nice atmosphere.

However, the service was very poor, the waiter we had claimed to have worked there 2 years but really had no clue about the menu or how to wait tables. We were left for long periods of time a number of times throughout the meal, and when we asked for such items like a glass of water, he completely forgot about it.

The food was OK, but wasn't worth the $40 entree price, even on Xmas day.

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Thank TBATethis
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ark va
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“piano bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great little hole in the wall place to have a drink, listen to the music, and converse with the locals. Got a lot of good info on deli's, clubs and resteraunts. Have a really nice resteraunt but the wait was too long

Visited December 2012
Thank mack m
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“Great Joint, Baby....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We strolled along restaurant row on 46th between 7th & 8th. We were reading the menus and came upon "don't tell mama'. My son was intrigued by the iPad with the menu on it. We were greeted by a lovely lady (later to find out named Erica) who greeted us with a warm smile & sultry voice. We did walk a little further but decided to go back and give it a try. Erica met us again outside in the cold and quickly took us to our table. We ordered the garlic bread to start. It was great! I had the Demi Glazed Chicken and my son had the NY Strip Steak. Food was excellent.
Service was superb and the atmosphere was nice. If you are in NYC make sure you get there.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank hacksawCanada
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“Fun Fun spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

A group of friends caught Rock of Ages and headed over here to continue the night. We got a table, a few bottles of wine and sang and danced with great Broadway talent

Visited January 2012
Thank lollygal
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