Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My New York City: NYC Restaurants In Famous Movies

New York City is one of the most popular cities in the world to film the movies. So it is not a surprise that movie characters, just like normal people, actually EAT and DRINK ;) thus, NYC restaurants, cafe and bars become "normal" places for actors to be filmed at.
Here you can find some of the most famous dining/drinking spots and their addresses in New York City that maybe YOU want to visit one day ;)

Place: '21' Club
Movies: North by Northwest, One Fine Day, Wall Street, Manhattan Murder Mystery, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, The Bronx Is Burning, All About Eve, Valley of the Dolls, Sabrina, Written on the Wind, How to Marry a Millionaire, Week-End at the Waldorf, Lady Be Good & more

21 Club is located on 21 West 52nd Street, New York City. Big shots have been coming to '21' Club ever since it opened as a speakeasy in 1930. Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford and Frank Sinatra were regulars, and it's been said that more movies have been filmed here than any other restaurant in NYC. The exterior, with its iconic row of jockey statuettes, is a sight in and of itself. Inside, it's clubby, old-world New York, with a dress code strictly enforced (jackets are required; jeans and sneakers are not permitted).

Place: Cafe Lalo 
Movie: You've Got Mail

In the film 'You've Got Mail,' when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks arranged to meet for the first time after enjoying plenty of online flirtation, they picked Cafe Lalo for their meeting place.
The restaurant is located at 201 West 83rd Street in New York City.

Place: Zabar's  
Movie: You've Got Mail

The scene filmed at Zabar’s makes Manhattan seem more normal by showing New Yorkers actually going to the grocery store.

Place: Katz's Delicatessen
Movies: Donnie Brasco, Across the Universe, Enchanted, We Own the Night, When Harry Met Sally, Saturday Night Fever
The restaurant has been featured in many movies and is located on 205 East Houston Street, New York City. 

Place: Gray's Papaya
Movies: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Die Hard with a Vengeance, You've Got Mail, Down to Earth, Fools Rush In, The Back-Up Plan
The famous New York hot dog restaurant Gray's Papaya is located at the intersection of West 72nd Street and Broadway and has been featured in a number of films.
It is located on 2090 Broadway (between 72nd St & 73rd St), New York City.

Place: Veselka 
Movie: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

In the movie, the main characters make their way to various New York City hotspots. One such location is Veselka, a Ukrainian restaurant located at 144 2nd Avene in the East Village.

Place: Russian Tea Room
Movies: Manhattan, When Harry Met Sally, Smurfs
The red-and-gold dining room of the Russian Tea Room is famous among food people - for both its Russo-American fare and its luxe, special-occasion atmosphere - and movie people alike. It's made appearances in films including When Harry Met Sally and Smurfs, but it's in Woody Allen's Manhattan that the Midtown restaurant shines, when Allen's in-love-with-a-much-younger-woman Isaac takes his son to the restaurant.
It is located on 150 West 57th Street, New York City.

Place: Café Noir
Movie: Unfaithful
SoHo restaurant Café Noir serves killer sangria and sets the scene for plenty of tapas-filled birthday parties and paella-soaked date nights. It's also the location where Diane Lane meets friends for lunch and ends up having a secret tryst in the bathroom with Olivier Martinez. Well, the action didn't actually go down in the bathroom, but you're meant to think it did. It is located on 32 Grand St., SoHo, Manhattan

Place: Mulberry Street Bar
Movies: Donnie Brasco, The Godfather: Part III, The Sopranos
Undercover cop Donnie Brasco makes the biggest mistake of his life when he convinces mobster Lefty Ruggiero to take him under his wing after drinks at a Little Italy bar. The film returns again and again to the bar. If the bar looks familiar, it's because it's a classic film location: “The Godfather: Part III” and “The Sopranos” were also filmed at the Mulberry Street Bar. Located at 176 Mulberry Street, New York City.

Place: Sardi's
Movies: Muppets Take Manhattan, The King of Comedy, No Way to Treat a Lady

Sardi's has long been the preferred haunt of movie and Broadway stars, the place where hot acts would hang post-curtain call. However, one of the most famous patrons in some people's eyes may be Kermit the Frog. In Muppets Take Manhattan, Kermit swans in, desperate to look debonair, and sneakily hangs his portrait in place of Liza Minnelli's in order to gain credibility as a show producer. The icon just happens to stroll in and becomes chagrined to find she's been replaced by "a frog". The frog's prop picture is presently located near the bathrooms.

Place: Serendipity 3
Movie: Serendipity

"Serendipity" (the movie) is all about chance encounters, and Serendipity (the restaurant) is just one of several places where John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale’s characters meet up, flirt and then refuse to exchange phone numbers, leaving their next encounter up to fate.
The restaurant is located on 225 East 60th Street, New York City and the confusing number 3 at the end of the restaurant name refers to the number of founders, btw.

Hope you enjoyed! :)

Special hanks to, Zagat Blog and MetroMix New York

xo K

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