Feel like a movie star at these iconic restaurants

Muppets sit atop skyscraper in Manhattan.

Muppets take a break from filming to enjoy the view.

Argo and Life of Pi got plenty of Oscar love this year, but what about New York City? None of the nominated films dealt with NYC, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate some famous locations that have been featured in films.

Everyone knows about all the iconic locations in New York like Times Square and Central Park. We’ve seen them plenty of times in film & TV, but there are also plenty of NYC restaurants that have been in the movies too.

Katz’s Deli

“When Harry Met Sally”

Yeah, that uhh… scene took place here. Don’t be clever and say “I’ll have what she’s having.” Trust me, everyone has said it. Enjoy Katz’s Pastrami sandwich though, but don’t fake it.

21 Club

“Wall Street”

Greed is good, but crispy calamari is way better. 21 Club is where Charlie Sheen’s character in “Wall Street” was taught the tricks of the trade, but you can enjoy the atmosphere without committing white collar crimes.


“The Muppets take Manhattan”

Ms. Piggy may have dined here, but don’t let that stop you from  trying Sardi’s famous grilled marinated center cut pork chops .

Ben’s Pizzeria


This pizza place is prominently featured in every episode of comedian Louis C.K’s TV show.  Louis doesn’t eat the crust in the intro though. Not sure why, because it’s delicious.

Photo Credit: Flickr / J (mtonic.com)


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