Spider Man at Joe's Pizza in NYC
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Seven NYC Restaurants Made Famous On Film

By Travel Savvy

Lights, camera, action! Iconic New York City continues to be one of the most popular settings for telling stories on the Big Screen. From city landmarks to restaurants and bars, from visitor attractions to unique places, Travel Savvy TV presents seven eateries made famous on film that you can still frequent.

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Birdman (2014) - The Rum House

The Rum House

Address: 228 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)    

Phone: (212) 869-3005

Website: http://therumhousenyc.com

Before Michael Keaton’s Birdman character gets verbally skewered by a hostile theater critic, stars and locals have been quenching their thirst at this red-walled and wood-paneled drinking den, with the live piano music and a classic lounge-y feel. Located near Times Square, stop in for the epic rum selection is epic and standard cocktails like a well-made Old Fashioned or a perfectly shaken Martini. Or, try the Oscar-worthy “Birdman” cocktail.

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Newlyweds (2011) - Walker's


Address: 18 North Moore Street

Phone: (212) 941-0142

Website: www.walkersnyc.com

You don’t get more NYC-classic than Tribeca's Walker’s, where a juicy sirloin steak will only run you $14. Walker’s is also well-known for their sirloin burgers. Pair a burger with a pint and hang out with the patrons, some of whom have been keeping Walker’s at the top of their list for decades.

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The Departed (2006) - Ferdinando's Focacceria

Ferdinando’s Focacceria

Address: 151 Union Street, Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 855-1545 

Website: Facebook

History covers the walls of this old-fashioned Sicilian restaurant with black-and-white photographs of Italy. This vintage restaurant has been pleasing fans since 1904, serving classics like the rice ball special filled with chopped meat, cheese and peas and covered in sauce and ricotta. Ferdinando’s makes us glad that some things don’t change.

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Definitely, Maybe (2008) - The Odeon

The Odeon

Address: 145 West Broadway

Phone: (212) 233-0507 

Website: theodeonrestaurant.com

Neon lights, leather banquettes, Art Deco interior, and the perfect steak frites make Odeon one of the most legendary brasseries in New York City. The popular eatery always draws crowds well into the night. Saturdays are great for brunch (served until 4PM), when locals flock to fill the tables and enjoy the straight forward but excellently prepared options.

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Spider Man 2 (2004) - Joe's Pizza

Joe’s Pizza

Address: 7 Carmine Street

Phone: (212) 366-1182 

Website: joespizzanyc.com

Nothing compares to a slice of New York Pizza, and everyone in town has their own opinion of where to enjoy the best ‘za. Joe’s slices feature cheese that is perfectly integrated with the sauce and the crust, and the crust is the right mix of chewy vs crispy. It’s good enough for Spider Man (and Tobey Maguire), and it’s one of our favorites!

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Friends With Benefits (2011) - Cafe Habana

Cafe Habana

Address: 17 Prince Street

Phone: (212) 625-2001

Website: www.cafehabana.com

The Soho neighborhood draws crowds year round to the many cafes and boutiques lined up on the narrow streets. Why not dine like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher on one of lower Manhattan's finest streets. On Prince Street you’ll find Cafe Habana, a busy luncheonette serving soul-warming food and cocktails with cheeky names like “Mexican Firing Squad.” Be sure to stop by for their award-winning Cuban sandwich and their renowned Mexican-style grilled corn, slathered in a savory and yummy mix of cheese and spices.

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Devil Wears Prada (2006)- Bubby's


Address: 120 Hudson St.

Phone: (212) 219 0666 

Website: www.bubbys.com

Located below Canal, and a good place to spot an a-list celebrity (or five), this spot is the perfect casual dining location for any Anne Hathaway fan. Bubby’s, originally a small neighborhood pie spot for locals where you could get a slice of fruit pie and a coffee for cheap, has evolved over the years into a homey American breakfast, lunch, and late night brunch spot. Today, the star of the show is their fluffy, light pancakes. And -- if for some reason you’re struck with a case of insomnia on a weekend -- they are open 24 hours starting Friday and ending Sunday night.


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