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Don't Tell Mama

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343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810 (8th and 9th Avenues)
+1 212-757-0788
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16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Hoover, Alabama
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...but do it anyway, because you only live once and you're in New York City! What a fantastic experience this place is. It's a piano bar, in the theater district, staffed by actors/singers who can belt out a tune (or twelve) and then...the piano player/singer gets in the act too. Kick back, have a few drinks and enjoy an atmosphere... More 

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Thank xsdv8
Sunrise, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someone at hotel told us about this place, so we went. However, that person didn't tell us that the fun starts after nine. Made reservations, and 7 was only hour available. Now I know why. Food was good though and service great. After 9 there is a jazz piano players and aspiring actors and actresses as waiters. Will try again... More 

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Thank Marilyn B
Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 7 women had dinner at the restaurant Saturday night and then went to the piano bar to sing and people watch. The dinner was only so so. But the pianist in the piano bar was superb, a totally talented professional. The singing was provided by the waitstaff, all Broadway professionals or wannabe professionals, and by patrons. We... More 

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Thank Katherine M
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well been in New York for 4 days... this place was literally next door.. wot a find So so funny, tables cosy, n tight fit but u get to know everyone!! Great atmosphere!. Spent over $150. In 2 hrs. Great company dummy. It's great singers ... loved it could of spent all nite every nite here. As we were leaving... More 

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Thank Larnadaisy
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The staff is amazing. The pianist is; fantastic, hilarious, and charismatic. The entire staff has been gifted with spectacular vocal range. We enjoyed this stop so much

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Thank Amy T B
Guilford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A fun place with really good food and good music - you are in for a treat. Prices are in line with this area but worth it.

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Thank robertdW5692FH
Nottingham
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful Atmosphere. Great greeting as I entered, seated, and drink order taken quickly. I went along for a drink, and to enjoy the entertainment provided by Jerry on the Piano, and the Bar Staff - Elaine waiting tables, Laura and Tommy behind the Bar. All of them VERY Talented, and they 'helped Jerry out' with their own contributions to the... More 

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Thank Billiedoux
Hillsborough
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came based on review of the prix fixe menu. The $35 options made this deal terrible. In some cases, the price would have been cheaper to order the three courses a la carte off the menu. As a result, we opted to just order entrees and drinks. One of us ordered an Old Fashioned - a pretty standard drink... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I'm going to say add Don't Tell Mama to your NYC to-do list, because it was easily one of the highlights of our trip to the Big Apple. It was my first time to NYC, my husband's second, and everyone recommended we see a show. The thing is, neither of us enjoy musicals. Still, I wanted a taste of that... More 

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Thank Janna L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Among the thousands of choices in NYC this restaurant is worth a visit. A good choice before or after a show. The place was small and packed so make a reservation. The service is fine, the food is good and the customers joined in to have a good time with the piano bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810
    (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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-0788

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