New York : Top 10 locations for When Harry met Sally
When Harry met Sally in New York
When Harry Met Sally is a movie that personifies New York… Funny, romantic and impertinent. A bit like our New York guide of 1000 cult places from movies, series, music, comics and novels.
1. Katz’s Delicatessen
Opened since 1888, this historic deli is the scene of the mythical scene where Sally Allbright (Meg Ryan) simulates an orgasm in the middle of a restaurant in front of Harry Burns (Billy Crystal). A sign always overlooks the table visible in the film. It is accompanied by a little humor: “Hope you have what she had”. The woman asking the waiter “Give me the same thing” right after that memorable moment is Estelle Reiner, the director’s mother. He explained that this passage had been added so as not to focus too much on Harry’s character and thus put Sally forward. Try pastrami sandwiches, they’re legendary.Read more
2. The Loeb Boathouse
At a lakeside lunch with Marie (Carrie Fisher) and Alice, Sally tells them that she broke up with Joe a few days ago. Her two friends immediately suggest new names for potential boyfriends. The restaurant offers an exceptional setting but this is reflected in its prices.
Address: 72 East 72nd Street, New York, USA
3. Café Luxembourg
Wanting to present potential companionship to each other, Sally and Harry host a dinner party at this friendly Upper West Side restaurant. She comes with Marie and he comes with Jess. But neither Sally nor Harry are under the spell, while Jess and Marie are quickly falling in love.
Address: 200 West 70th Street, New York, USA
4. Puck Building
Jess and Marie’s wedding takes place in the Skylight Ballroom, located on the seventh floor of this building whose name “Puck” is a reference to Shakespeare’s character. Two gilded statues of this one also decorate the façade.
Address: 295 Lafayette Street, New York, USA
5. Jess and Marie’s house
Jess and Marie settle down together in that typical Upper West Side brownstone. Harry and Sally come to help them move in. Jess’s cartwheel coffee table is then at the origin of Harry’s long pessimistic tirade about married life.
Address: 32 West 89th Street, New York, USA
6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
It is under the immense glass roof near the temple of Dendur that Harry proposes to Sally to accompany him the same evening to the cinema. But she declines, confiding in him that she has a date.
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, USA
7. Harry’s apartment
Harry lives in this little building near Union Square. His apartment is on the top floor, the only one with three rounded windows.
Address: 57 East 11th Street, New York, USA
8. Washington Square Park
When they first met, Sally and Harry carpooled from Chicago to New York City. Everything shows that they have little in common, and after crossing the Washington Bridge, Sally relievedly lays Harry at the foot of the arch built in 1889 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s accession to the presidency of the United States.
Address: 20 Washington Square North, New York, USA
9. JFK – Terminal 7
Five years after their arrival in New York, Harry and Sally meet at the airport where Sally is accompanied by Joe, her fiancé. They both travel on the same plane and still don’t see things the same way.
Address: JFK Airport, Queens, New York, USA
10. Bethesda Terrace
Jess and Harry play sports in Central Park and pass by this famous fountain that can be seen in many movies.
Address: Central Park, New York, USA
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