Please Don't Tell

113 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009


  • Sun, Sat 6pm-4am, Mon-Fri 6pm-2am
  • $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • No Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
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

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