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Please Don't Tell

113 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY
+1 212-614-0386
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tater tots” (15 reviews)
“phone booth” (105 reviews)
“crif dogs” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, International
$$ - $$$
113 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a Friday night 12-1-17 at 10pm and it was a 3 hour wait. Grif’s was packed and it looked awesome. Did not get in.

Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Visited 9/12, rang to make a booking but were full booked so went there for 6 to get a walk in spot as some are available, there was a queue but within 15 mins of opening we were seated at the bar, great cocktail menu,...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We got a couple of hot dogs next door, then entered the phone booth. There was an hour to wait so we went round the corner for a drink until our time. We returned and went straight in, very cool walking through the phone booth....More

Thank UKL808
Reviewed 3 December 2017

For a place called, "Please Don't Tell", the word is out on these guys and what a terrific job they do. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins might be available (if you luck into it). After your magical entrance, you are taken back in time...More

Thank jcampbell0928
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this place in New York. You enter a diner and then go to the phone Booth without asking and dial a number and a door opens. I was told by the person in Isle to come back in a hour did not expect to...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

There is something quite touristy - and yet still quaint about this place. Basically a cocktail and hotdog place. You queue to gain entry. Make a phone booth type call - show your id and gain access to a long thin room with booths and...More

Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Best entrance ever! Amazing cocktail bar via a telephone booth inside a hot dog shop! Really good drinks inside. Def recommend coming here on a weekday as soon as they open, thats the only way you'll get a spot inside. Pricey drinks but well worth...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience, you enter through a fake wall in phone booth locate in a hot dog shop. Once inside the place sits up to 50 people making it the ideal intimate environment to go with a small group of friends, significant other or a first...More

Thank JoshMarion
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Yes, it’s very cool that you go into a phone booth, and ring a person on the other side of the door, no it’s not cool to be told “it’s an hour wait, go elsewhere and have a drink, we will call you in an...More

2  Thank googees
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Called up on a whim since we were nearby. It was just 6pm. got in no problem only a short wait. Good cocktails, great TOTS

Thank Clucarp
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experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
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21 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. It is a night club
3 August 2017|
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Response from Randy L | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely NOT a "genuine" speakeasy, however it is probably the closest thing to a modern speakeasy the city has to offer. Awesome atmosphere.
23 March 2017|
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Response from kelly g | Reviewed this property |
No dress code - we went on Halloween so we dressed as zombies from the prohibition area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-0386
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