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DTM started as a Piano Bar Cabaret. Established in 1982, Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar and Cabaret is world famous as a New York Entertainment Landmark. The origin of the name Don’t Tell Mama is the title of a song by John Kander & Fred Ebb from the 1966 Broadway Musical “Cabaret”.
DTM is located on Restaurant Row in the heart of the Theatre District. An award winning venue, featured in numerous TV Shows from “Friends” to “Saturday Night Live”. Performers who began their careers at Don’t Tell Mama have gone on to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner on “Star Search”, win the Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar and the Pulitzer Prize!
In 2008, the new owner added more “flavor” to the place opening the Don’t Tell Mama Restaurant.
Don't Tell Mama Reviews
I suspect that the quality may vary but we were very pleased to see the trio: "Clearly Now" Sean Harkness, Marcus Simeone and Lina Koutraclos. This trio works so well together--they are amazing... more »
Great atmosphere from the time you enter to the time you leave. Live music by the piano, and the singing waiter! Good variety of bar snacks, and drinks. The staff are all friendly and very... more »
What an awesome place. The staff are the entertainment and take turns. Your server is bringing you drinks one minute and on stage the next. Very very talented people, all trying to make it and be discovered. Food is absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the visit. Would love to go back, some day.
Wow!! This place is such a delight! Thursday night they were doing karaoke with a very skilled and comical pianist. The servers perform while moving drinks, and will go up on stage and boy are they talented! Really everyone who went on stage had amazing voices and stage presence. They have it all: great music and talent, comedy, drama, comfortable safe atmosphere, friendly patrons and, of course, stiff drinks. Must see!
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