Delicatessen or “deli” for short is known for producing delicious and savory sandwiches that kept the people of New York satiated for many years. While there are several places to get freshly-made sandwiches like Kroger or Walmart, sometimes people look for a deli not just for the meat but also for the experience and the ambiance.
In New York City, Katz’s Delicatessen is the perfect deli to go to in case a person wants that one-of-a-kind experience. Besides being a kosher style delicatessen restaurant that has been operating since 1888, this famous was the location or setting of movies and films. Locals and tourist are known to stop here not just for their delicious pastrami sandwiches and hot dog but also to take pictures of the iconic place.
Here is a list of the top 5 movies that were filmed in Katz’s Delicatessen that made it a tourist spot in the city.
1) When Harry Met Sally
Remember the 1989 romantic comedy movie that catapulted Meg Ryan into “America’s Sweetheart” status? This is where her character, Sally Albright, did the fake orgasm scene. It was one of the most famous scenes in the film and as a tribute, Katz’s Deli had a sign setup saying “Where Harry met Sally… hope you have what she had! Enjoy!” right on top of where Ryan sat in the film.
2) Donnie Brasco
In the 1997 crime drama film that starred Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, Katz’s Deli is the location where Depp’s character, Joseph Pistone, met with a contact from the FBI.
3) Across the Universe
This 2007 British-American musical also used the famous deli for one of its scene in the movie. This is the place where Daniel, played by Spencer Liff, revealed that he was drafted to go to the Vietnam War.
This 2007 Disney live-action and animated film starred Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and James Marsden. Katz’s Deli was the place where Marsden’s character, Prince Edward, enjoyed a delicious sandwich before being interrupted by Nathaniel, played by brilliant British actor Timothy Spall.
5) We Own The Night
This 2007 crime film featured Katz’s Deli as one of its film locations in New York. This is where the characters played by Joaquin Phoenix and Eva Mendes would often eat or meet with other characters from the film.