Food, Camera, Action! Our favorite NYC Restaurants Used in Popular Shows and Films

By Peyton Ladt Sterns July 12, 2017 

One of the most fun perks of living in New York City is that at some point, you are likely to accidentally (or purposefully if you are a celebrity stalker) run into a popular show or movie being filmed.

If you live in NYC, you know that moment, when you turn a street corner and see the LUCY and DESI signs on the trailer, and suddenly your notoriously fast-paced walk turns into a slow suburban saunter, as if you now have ALL the time in the world to hang around, casually hoping for a sneak peak.

Restaurants have made their stamp on some of the most famous movie moments in history (hello, When Harry Met Sally) so we’ve rounded up our favorite NYC restaurants featured in TV shows and films to feed your fix. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. features Blake Lively in their highly coveted 73 Questions shot at The Kitchen Table - the perfect spot if you want to have dinner at home, but don't have a dining room. Pick a cuisine and The Kitchen table will source a chef to cook, clean, and dazzle your guests, all in the comfort of your borrowed home.

photo courtesy of The Kitchen Table

Aziz Ansari's Master of None on Netflix filmed a season two episode at the trendy, underground spot at Hotel on Rivington, JIA proving he's at least the master of great floral chairs.

photo courtesy of Eater New York

In season two of Bravo's Odd Mom Out, the show's main character must be addicted to the sauce because The Meatball Shop makes several cameo's throughout the season. They best be getting equal pay.

photo courtesy of BravoTV

The highly anticipated Ocean's 8 is packed with powerhouse women so it's no surprise they picked a powerhouse place like Vaucluse to film.

photo courtesy of Altamarea Group

Bobby Axelrod doesn't mess around, especially when it comes to food. Billions has taken the NYC restaurant scene by storm filming at Ai Fiori, Vaucluse and Chefs Club to name a few.

photo courtesy of Chefs Club

There can't be Housewives without diamonds. The Real Housewives of New York took over the incredible space Diamond Horseshoe for their reunion and we're happy to report, the place is still standing.

photo courtesy of LDV Hospitality

Nothing says Wall Street like a comb over and a good steak. We can't imagine Gorden Gekko dining anywhere other than 21 Club - then, or now. This place has stood the test of time.

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