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113 St Marks Pl New York, NY 10009
113 Saint Marks PlaceUSNew YorkNew York10009
(212) 614-0386pdtnyc.com
$$$Bar, Cocktail BarToday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
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PDT, an acronym for please don't tell, opened in May of 2007: a little over five years after Crif Dogs opened in the same building on 113 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A.  The byproduct of Crif Dogs founder and owner Brian Shebairo's bawdy sense of humor and whimsy, and former Gramercy Tavern and Pegu Club bartender Jim Meehan's Midwestern hospitality and creative drinks, PDT has ironically become one of the cities most talked about bars.  

 

Classic cocktails with an unusual twist and a handful of hot dogs created by some of downtown New York City’s most celebrated chefs are on offer, along with local beers and wines at this intimate bar's 13 bar stools and 6 tables.   The bar accepts day of reservations for tables and reserves bar seats for neighborhood walk-ins: standing is not permitted.   PDT is open seven days a week from 6pm till 2 AM, sometimes later, and available for private parties for special occasions.  

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Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.- Google
"Please Don't Tell is yet another iconic NYC speakeasy."
16 reviewers
"Get a bacon wrapped hot dog while you wait."
26 reviewers
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Hanae K
2 months ago
I was in NY for only one night and Please Don't Tell was my favorite part of my trip. I had the best bar hop adventure in the east village all thanks to my friend Gerard and his high school friend Mandana (Mandy)! Here's my story: After a long day of dragging poor Gerard to do tourist-y stuff (time square, apple store, central park) with me, we hit up east village and met up with Mandy. As much as I enjoyed doing the typical NY stuff , I was bored. I needed something not every tourist knew about. Please Don't Tell hit the spot! She brought us to this tiny hot dog shop (that I wouldn't bother to look at if I walked by). She told us not to worry about where she is taking us. She surprised me big time! She made a phone call in the phone booth then the wall next to her opened up! I couldn't stop smiling! Luckily we only waited 20 minutes to get in (average is 2hr wait). I'm glad we showed up around 4:30-5pm because I would have known there was a hidden door in the booth if we showed up later (there was a long line coming out of the booth). The hostess sat us at the bar. All the drinks I've tried were delicious, even the bacon infused whisky! Pricey but totally worth the quality you get. I LOVE NEW YORK BAR SCENES!!! What I had: - Cereal Milk Punch made with Momofuku Milk Bar's cereal milk :: not as sweet as I expected but I don't mind ordering it again - Persian Culture ::Yogurt drink...dont get it, not worth it - David Chang Kimchi Bacon Dog :: made me miss LA's dirty dog, I liked it :) momofuku kimchi - Gerad and Mandy had Bacon infused bourbon (highly recommend!) :: smooth drink with a light bacon after taste. - tater tots with cheese :: tastes like normal tater tots, good to snack on with friends Pros: - HOT bartenders :) perfect eye candy if you're sitting at the bar - crowd control (which explains the long wait), small bar but you don't feel claustraphobic - call and make reservations ahead of time - cool/mellow, no windows, dark-lit ambience, nothing too crazy - seems like a fun place to meet interesting people to talk to Cons: - tiny bathroom...no big deal - persian culture cocktail - they ask you not to take too many pictures :/...which may be a good thing but I am a picture addict - not-so-secret
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Camilla Peterson
8 months ago
I'd always recommend sitting at the bar in a speakeasy because then you get to really chat with the bartender who can then whip you up something really amazing. This place is no exception and the bartenders here made us several delicious custom made cocktails. All exactly what we asked for. The setting is also just the right amount of fabulous. Low level lighting, an eccentric painting or two, and randomly a stuffed black bear wearing a lei. Even the bathrooms (covered wall to wall in shattered glass) are stylish. However, it lost a star for not having enough specialty ingredients for the drinks and the fact the hot dog place on the way out closes earlier than the bar. That could lead to some disappointment... Make sure you call early. Reservations accepted from 3 pm. We started calling at 3, got through by 3.10 and the only spots they had left were 6 pm or 11 pm. And this was on a Sunday. Needless to say, it fills up fast.
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Omri Abarbanel
9 months ago
It is suppose to be a speakeasy. Even the name says - Please Don't Tell! But it seems that everyone knows about this place. In order to get in you need to call the same day in the afternoon and book a table (if you're lucky enough). When you get there, you enter through a phone booth inside Crif Dogs (The hotdogs are delicious!!!). The place itself is weird, with stuffed animals in bowties (which are cool) on the walls. You can have your hotdog served to your table! The cocktails are really good, but pricy! Service was good.
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Ben Moroney
7 months ago
Lives up to the hype. Hyper knowledgable staff that will know what you like better than yourself.
Ross Smith
2 months ago
Adam Cohn recc. Inside of criff dog. Need to go into phone booth to get in.
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Leah Edun
6 months ago
One of my coolest bar experiences. Loved going through the phone booth to a super swank bar with artisanal cocktails. The icing on the cake? The David Chang hot dog piled high with kimchee was to die for.
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Dana Aquino
10 months ago
Love this place but so unfortunate that its a tourist attraction now...Also, if the hostess is going to be a Class A "B" to me, she better be a 10 at best. For those who really just want to go indulge and appreciate the amazing cocktails (and not take pictures of the phone booth and become all giddy at the experience of dialing 1 on an old- school rotary phone);get the Bacon Infused Old- Fashioned.
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Andrew Froehlich
a year ago
The idea of the place is fantastic; entering through the phone booth in a hot dog shop is cool enough. Crif Dogs is solid for a late-night hot dog also, by the way. But dealing with the establishment to even get in can be a headache. They have a reservation line that opens at 3PM every day to make a reservation for that night. On more than 2 occasions, myself and my 3 friends tried calling a few times a minute each for over 20 minutes at 3PM never getting through. Calling again later after the calls die down leads to them saying they are booked. We did get lucky once and got a reservation, and we enjoyed the time quite a bit with some solid, albeit pricey, drinks at a decent hour. The only other time we've gotten in, we had to walk in after 1AM, and the atmosphere was completely different. The ambiance of the speakeasy was gone, people were acting like drunk idiots, and the magic was just completely gone. If you can figure out how to get a reservation, by all means, check the place out. But don't plan on it being in your schedule for the night.
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