Katz's Delicatessen

Movie When Harry Met Sally... Rob Reiner (1989)
At Katz's Delicatessen, the senses explode! As well as choosing to taste the speciality of the place, a pastrami sandwich that has become legendary, or if we imitate Meg Ryan in When Harry met Sally..., while the latter intends to prove to Billy Crystal, that in love, simulation sometimes also has its place...
Katz's Delicatessen New York
Katz's Delicatessen New York. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“Hum… Oh… Hou… Hooo… Oh God… Oh God hou… Ooh… Oooh… Oh God… Oh yeah right there… Ooh… Oh, oh… Oh, oh… oh, oh god… Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes… Oh, yes… ooooh… oh god…”

Sally Albright (Meg Ryan)

The restaurant’s fame soon made him an important player in pop culture. And if the place has featured in the credits of films like Donnie Brasco, Across the Universe, We Own the Night or Enchanted, it is When Harry met Sally… Rob Reiner that we think when we enter it.

The owners even put up a “Hope you have what she had” sign above the table where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat to immortalize the famous orgasm scene.

When Harry Met Sally... at Katz's Delicatessen New York Katz's Delicatessen New York

The sign refers to the line of the woman seen in the film asking the waiter “Give me the same thing” after watching Meg Ryan express his ecstasy in front of a bemused Billy Crystal.

The woman in question was Estelle Reiner, the director’s mother.


This is the ranking of the final replica of this cult scene in the 100 most memorable film replicas established by the American Film Institute.

When Harry Met Sally... at Katz's Delicatessen New York
Scene from When Harry Met Sally… Photo credit: Castle Rock Entertainmentand Nelson Entertainment

Katz's Delicatessen

Made particularly famous by the film When Harry met Sally…, whose table used for the famous orgasm scene is always marked by a sign, the Katz’s Delicatessen does not empty and it is sometimes necessary to be patient to be able to taste the specialities of the place.

Its pastrami sandwiches are legendary, corned beef is a treat and people come from everywhere to get some delicacies from their grocery store.

Founded in 1888, the store moved to its current location in 1917.

During the Second World War, the shop became known for its operation “Send a Salami to your boy in the army”, during which it was possible to send food to American deployments in Europe.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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