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Please Don't Tell

Map & Directions 113 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
  • Bar Food
  • Sun, Sat 6pm-4am, Mon-Fri 6pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • No Parking, Street


Village Voice's Description

Its name stands for "Please Don't Tell," but by now there aren't too many people who don't know about the secret speakeasy in the back of East Village hot dog joint Crif Dogs. Look for the well-dressed couples stumbling out of the phone booth; that's where the secret entrance is hidden. The bar is a tight fit, which is why you should probably make reservations to get a seat.The look is sleek and sexy, with a bottom-lit bar that illuminates your $12 drink and the entire low-ceilinged, brick-walled room, decorated sparingly with a few taxidermied animals. Mixology master Jim Meehan dreamed up the roster of specialty cocktails, all made with fresh, seasonal fruit juices, artisan liquors, homemade bitters and other high-quality ingredients. One of the best things about PDT is the ability to mix high-end cocktails with, say, a deep-fried hot dog with cream cheese or an order of tater tots.—Keith Wagstaff

Member Reviews

  • devonmcsweeney wrote a review for Please Don't Tell
    on 09/08/10

    The bathroom of mirrors stands out in my mind. Oh, and the entrance is in a hot dog place.

  • dishing wrote a review for Please Don't Tell
    on 09/07/10

    I love PDT. You go need to call and ask for a table, and then you go through Crif Dogs, and take a left into the telephone booth, and then go through the telephone booth into the bar. And it's serious mixology going on in here.

  • on 07/17/09

    A nice, relaxed, loungey bar with a secret entrance. They're pretty strict with the max occupancy so it can be tough to get in but can be a great spot if you plan it.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    Underground cocktails in the East Village by master mixologist Jim Meehan.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef

  • Time Out New York on 10/05/11

    Order a Sixth Street cocktail, which calls on the complex spices used at the Indian restaurants lining E 6th St. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

  • Travel Channel on 11/14/11

    Found behind a “secret” door next to Crif Dogs, this place is a favorite for classic and tweaked cocktails. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.

  • Time Out New York on 10/05/11

    Try chef Sue Torres’s addictive signature Torres Tots, with oozy Chihuahua cheese, chorizo gravy, chile de árbol, chipotle crema and scallions. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

  • AskMen on 10/01/10

    Deftly mixed cocktails change seasonally, while the taxidermy stays pretty consistent, & an order of tater tots & Chang Dog (bacon-wrapped, with kimchi) will be the right thing until the end of time.

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