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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to this place after the theater in part because it is open late and in part because we were attracted by the name. A very lively place with adequate pub food. Go for the experience and not necessarily for the food. We were running up against the time the kitchen closed so settled for sliders.

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Thank JJL1939
southampton
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited for dinner they had happy hour on but the drinks were limited and only 1 cocktail included which when i tried it was awful (although the bar tender did change it for me!) went on to have dinner in the restaurant which was ok, i had the chicken and mushroom my daughter had the duck with cuscous which was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the music and really enjoyed ourselves. There is a 2 drink minimum and I did not think that the drink prices were bad. Seating can be a bit tight.

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Thank drpod100
Hoover, Alabama
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

...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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Sunrise, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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 30 March 2017

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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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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