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“Be ready to wait for crafted cocktails &”
Review of Please Don't Tell

Please Don't Tell
Ranked #741 of 13,937 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: East Village
Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have never actually been able to call at 3 and get a reservation, but I have gone in to the city and got my name on the list. The wait to get in was about 2 hours so my boyfriend and I went somewhere to eat and then came back. As soon as we arrived back his phone rang and we were told we could be let in. It was only a few min later we entered the secret door in the back of the phone booth. SO CLEVER!! Love the idea - it's a true cocktail lounge. The way these bartenders craft a cocktail is amazing. I wanted something with bubbles and ginger and who knows what they created but it was delicious. Expect to spend some money b/c this is Manhattan, but the prices were average for NYC. The food list was short but that’s not what we went for so it was no sweat off my back the staff was lovely!!! Kinda – helpful and accommodating!!! PS: It's great for a date b/c there is no loud music and you can actually talk to people who are with you!!!

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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

amazing little cocktail bar that is really keeping things fresh within the trade. Last minute phone call to get in, was sorted out with a little round table at the end of the bar. Barman came over with a special barrel ages gin of limited production, so tasty! Menu fantastic, hot dogs too, great concept, a must visit for anyone within the bar and restaurant trade.

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Chester, UK

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Came randomly on a Friday night and didn't have a 'booking'. Originally the hostess took our phone number down and said it would be an hour wait but then she just let the 3 of us girls right in. We sat at the bar and had the perfect view of the super cute and friendly bartender mixing drinks. Super mellow and cool spot, not many people there that night (just the right amount to make it mellow and fun) so we were served and taken care of timely. Drinks were yum! We told him what we were craving and he made some great drinks. We ordered waffle fries later, which were delicious and the secret passageway through which the food was sent was pretty cool. Oh and the entrance to this place is awesome. I think its a hotdog joint (Griff something) and a telephone booth that you have to go into inside the food place. Originally when we were looking for the place and asked rando people where it is they all smiled and said I don't know where PDT is...maybe keep walking....Haha it was cool that people kept with the whole theme of not telling. Overall - we got lucky with a great experience here!

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Book ahead or put your name to come back later like we did and a unique atmosphere. Secretive entrance opens to a fairly small but cosy bar. Great bar staff, unusual choice of cocktails and carefully managed number of people. Not at all crowded but enough to create an atmosphere. Not a local kind of bar but worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Cocktails are $15, small greasy snacks are $6, but good sharing size. These are some of the best drinks in the area, and the servers are amazing. The wait can get long if you do not have a reservation.

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