5 Famous NYC Filming Locations That Still Exist
There’s more to New York than its famous landmarks. Throughout the city, memorable places made famous through film are waiting around every corner – and you can still eat at them, too. From the Upper West Side to the Lower East Side, don’t miss these Manhattan restaurants that have appeared on the big screen.
Self-proclaimed to be the “most famous café” in New York, Café Lalo is practically its own character in You’ve Got Mail. The late-night spot, known for its cakes, pies, and tarts, serves as the location where Tom Hanks realizes Meg Ryan is both his professional nemesis and internet love interest.
201 W. 83 St., 212-496-6031, cafelalo.com
An Upper West Side landmark since the 1930s, Zabar’s is known for its smoked fish, caviar, coffee, cheese, and, most importantly for native New Yorkers, bagels. The gourmet emporium makes an appearance in Woody Allen’s Manhattan.
2245 Broadway, 212-787-2000, Zabars.com
This New York institution had already been around for a century when it was featured in When Harry Met Sally. But after Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks stopped in for an unforgettable meal, the spot kept its doors open 24 hours on weekends to meet the demand for its pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.
205 E. Houston St., 212-254-2246, katzdelicatessen.com
Landmark Coffee Shop
In Desperately Seeking Susan, Rosanna Arquette is thrown out of Landmark Coffee Shop in SoHo when she’s mistaken for Madonna. Family-owned and unchanged since filming took place in 1985, this is one of the last classic diners in downtown Manhattan.
158 Grand St., 212-334-0040, landmarkdinernyc.com
The iconic opening of Saturday Night Fever features John Travolta eating two slices from Lenny’s Pizza under the elevated subway tracks. More than four decades later, almost nothing has changed on that stretch of 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn – including Lenny’s.
1969 86 St., Brooklyn, 718-946-1292
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