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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
11:30 - 00:00
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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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Billiedoux
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mmingle1
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Janna L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank GuitarPlayer2006
Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were looking for a Piano Bar and our hotel recommended this place. We arrived early so decided to eat in the restaurant. What a disappointment. We ordered the lobster ravioli and had to send it back because it was lukewarm. This was not a cheap restaurant but there was no attention to detail, or even pride in the food... More 

Thank Jannyneil
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went for drinks on a Wednesday following positive reviews on here. Arrived around 9.30 and there was only 2 other people in the venue. We sat at the bar and had a drink. Overpriced and rude bar service. Place had no atmosphere despite live pianist. Left after one drink to return to the bar we were previously in.

Thank harriszena
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stopped in for some happy hour drinks before dinner. They had a $5 wine special. So we warmed up and had some wine. We have been before here for shows. It's a fun late night place to sing along with show tunes. We heard about their boozey Sunday brunch and will come back and try it.

Thank lollygal
Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Have been to Mama a number of times, always for drinks after a matinee. This is a great little place for drinks. Nice cozy ambience, reasonable prices for the area and very nice people working there and the piano is a definite plus. If you are in the theatre and do not want to get ripped off at one of... More 

Thank anthony c
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Many nearby restaurants we chose, it was a good decision. Classy place, great food! Very good choice, meats, fish and salads. The intimate jazz club next door is attached to the place, great live music!

Thank Jjudithh
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were recommended to call her thre years ago but did not get there . This time we made it and were we ever disappointed . Food basic and very expensive and not a lot going on .

Thank maiamedi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
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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