Don't Tell Mama NYC

4.3
1703 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Fun
Located on renowned Restaurant Row in the heart of New York’s Theater District. New American Cuisine with a world-class atmosphere and a seasonally changing menu offering the freshest ingredients resulting in something for every plate as well as choices of delicious desserts and a wonderful selection of fine wines. Piano Bar & Cabaret Rooms are also featured at Don't Tell Mama. Founded in 1982.

Special Offers

Prix Fixe $35

3 course meal. appetizer, entree and dessert

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 May 2019

Ends: 10 May 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 16:00-22:45

Prix Fixe $38

3 course meal. appetizer, entree and dessert

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 3 May 2019

Ends: 4 May 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 16:00-23:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM

What 1703 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The Salmon was very good as well as the Penne a la Vodka. The zucchini potato soup was delicious!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went for dinner before a Broadway show. We requested outdoor seating, which we got on the little 10 x 10 patio in front of the restaurant. That worked out just fine, and Patrick, our server, was attentive and timely. The food was also excellent: I highly recommend the spring rolls (appetizer) and the Couscous we'll try to go back for some of the available entertainment next time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Awesome, friendly service. The roasted potatoes were a bit dry, but other than that the food was amazing! 😊

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an enjoyable and pleasant experience. The Staff are wonderful and super friendly. Their food is sooo deliciously prepared. Thank you, I will return soon!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Prices were reasonable. Atmosphere was quiet. Service was a bit slow. However, we were a party of 7.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. We were able to sit outside. Meals and service were great!

E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a nice dinner outdoors with great food.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly attentive wait staff .
Close to theatre district and easy walk from train or bus.

l
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great price fixe menu for $35. Great choice. Food & service was great also

M
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a late reservation and sat on the front patio. The service was great and our entrees of the wild mushroom ravioli and the halibut. We then went to the piano bar and it was fun

j
Jackson Hole
23 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

After theatre dining. Ravioli was very good.

F
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had wonderful service. The chicken was a little tough.
You pay$35 for a 3 course meal. We had tea & coke, so with the tip, it was $50 each. Despite that, it was very enjoyable!

OT
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the piano bar was incredible! The talent of the waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and piano players was outstanding! We can’t wait to return to NYC and will anxiously return to this FUN place!

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the salmon! Great place! Great food and service!

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love your restaurant. Whenever we come to New York we come there to eat.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I ordered the salmon and asked them to leave off the mashed potatoes and just give me steamed veggies of any kind. They would not do it without charging $8 dollars! I changed my order to a shrimp cocktail and the shrimp was very grainy. I will never go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great time listening to live music

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lo consiglio personale gentile , il cibo è buono !!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our dinner was outstanding! Nice selections, great service with a smile and waitress kept in mind our Cabernet showtime.
Certainly would recommend for a convenient and delicious beginning to your visit to Broadway!

M
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, and such a cute comfy atmosphere. Will definitely go back when I’m ever in New York again.

p
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Was recommended and was disappointed.From the cold bread (served with frozen butter pat) to the overcooked dried out chicken. Soup was good. Our server was attentive but didn’t offer choices after was told the entree was not good. Sorry but would not recommend to friends.

RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had no idea what to expect at this cabaret dinner venue, and was pleasantly surprised. The food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent.. and the value was great. I would go back again in a heartbeat!

KV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Joshua did an excellent job taking care of us. Food was very good.

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great theater district spot. The price fix menu is a good value especially on weeknights. Love the piano bar but I wish the performers would take songs from Wicked from their repertoire.

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

This place should stick to being a Cabaret or a jazz club only , to much confusion on the comings and goings throughout dinner
Food was average at best , not great value

a
Los Angeles
244 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a pre-theatre dinner: food was fantastic, and the service, very friendly and attentive.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The guy at the piano at the bar was a bit too loud. Excellent, but hard to talk in the bar. The show I attended was maaaaagnificent. could have been longer!

One thing - I had made a reservation for 2, then canceled it and made it for one. I got 2 calls on Saturday asking if I was still coming. One call clearing up the confusion was understandable but 2 made me queasy. One was via Open Table. Anyway, I love DTM, keep going, just don't mic the piano player all that much. It's a tiny place, that bar.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, good value and great service from our server, Peter.

LP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wait staff was very helpful & attentive, our meals were very good and afterwards were welcomed & thoroughly enjoyed their adjacent piano bar with the singing staff.

S
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a nice place to get a good meal before a show. The service is helpful and attentive. The food is excellent and they have some great specialty cocktails. Desserts are pretty great too. We had the Chocolate Prada.

JW
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner before the cabaret show next door. Yummy garlic bread and penne pasta. My friend had the salmon and said it was delicious.

SS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dinner followed by incredible performances!!! This place is exquisite and I think we are going back tonight!!

s
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was just satisfactory. Service was good

E
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food was much better than the ambiance. Bar is lively.

MD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The brunch was delicious! $25 for an appetizer, entree and dessert. There was people performing as well. Great deal 😀

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food excellent, service was ok...

WA
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great place for a drink and music after work or after a matinee. Happy hour at the bar is busy. Then go next door to the restaurant for a pleasant meal.. Good food and pleasant staff.

M
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ok. I have become one of those people who posts every meal they have. But this one was fabulous. We had the Prix Fixe menu. I selected their mixed salad which had a slice of goat cheese on top. Next was perfectly cooked salmon on a bed of spinach. As for dessert, well I ate it before I took a picture of it. Two triangles of chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce and Carmel sauce. We walked to the theater district! The meal was as Don’t Tell Momma. If in NY you must make reservations.

BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had fun! There are a limited number of tables and we ended up right next to the piano. Great entertainment but a bit too loud for us to talk. Very friendly service...food was okay.

d
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was a nice place for a pre-theater dinner. It's great to be able to sit in the Piano Bar also because that makes it fun. The food was pretty decent / Okay but i wouldn't call it amazing.. Dishes ordered were the Salmon, and the Chicken Breast. You don't NEED to do the prix-fixe they advertise, especially if you don't want desert. Ordering off the regular menu may be a better deal if you want a less expensive main dish and a small salad. It's a little on the pricey side, especially with drinks, but if your in the neighborhood for a show, and you want to be a bit spendy... This is a fun place to go, just don't expect to get your socks knocked off. Dinner for 4 with 5 drinks set us back about $270 or so including tip.

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