- There’s nothing quite as romantic as going to a restaurant that has been featured in a hit romantic comedy.
- There are several restaurants from classic films such as “Pretty Woman,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “You’ve Got Mail” that you can visit in real life.
- You can also visit the café in “50 First Dates,” the Japanese restaurant in “Notting Hill,” and the Central Park Boathouse in “27 Dresses.”
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What could be better than watching a romantic comedy? Perhaps, going to the restaurant where your favourite on-screen couple met or fell in love.
There are plenty of real-life restaurants that have been featured in movies such as Bubba Gump Shrimp in “Forrest Gump,” the Kansas City Barbecue from “Top Gun,” the bar Coyote Ugly in the movie of the same name, and Woody’s L Street Tavern in “Good Will Hunting.”
But there’s nothing quite as sweet as bringing your significant other to a restaurant from a romantic comedy. If you want to bring the romance of the movies to your life, here are eight famous, real-life restaurants that were featured in romantic comedies.
You can eat at the luxury Japanese restaurant from “Notting Hill.”
The Hukilau Cafe was featured in “50 First Dates.”
Though the crew didn’t actually film at the restaurant itself, they used its name.
The restaurant where Colin Firth proposed to Lúcia Moniz in “Love Actually” is in France.
Even though in the classic holiday romantic comedy “Love Actually,” Colin Firth is proposing to his on-screen love, Lúcia Moniz, in a restaurant in Portugal, the real-life Bar de la Marine is in Marseille, France.
Katherine Heigl’s dream wedding in “27 Dresses” is at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
Even more exciting? “27 Dresses” isn’t the only time the boathouse and the surrounding area has been featured onscreen. “Sex and the City,” “13 Going on 30,” and “Enchanted” featured the location, as did “When Harry Met Sally” and many others.
You can sit at the same table where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere sat in “Pretty Woman.”
In the classic 1990 romantic comedy, “Pretty Woman,” Richard Gere takes Julia Roberts to a restaurant called The Voltaire. At the time, the real-life restaurant was called Rex II Ristorante, but today the vintage swing dance nightclub and restaurant goes by Cicada.
Because the restaurant is housed in a building on the National Register of Historic Places, it looks more or less exactly the same today as it did on screen.
And if you do decide to go you can specially request the “Pretty Woman” table, according to Mental Floss,
John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale fell in love at Serendipity 3 in the movie “Serendipity.”
After a chance encounter at Bloomingdale’s, John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale go out for ice cream in the movie “Serendipity.” Despite being in relationships, they fall in love and serendipitously find each other again years later.
The restaurant where they first met is called Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side of New York City and if you go, their famous frozen hot chocolate is a must-try.
Cafe Lalo was featured in the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan classic “You’ve Got Mail.”
In the 1998 romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail” Meg Ryan thinks she’s been stood up by her blind date at Cafe Lalo but is instead met by Tom Hanks, her business rival.
The cafe and restaurant is on the Upper West Side of New York City and it claims to be “the most famous café in NYC.”
The famous restaurant scene from “When Harry Met Sally” took place in New York City’s Katz’s Delicatessen.
There’s even a sign at the restaurant that reads “Where Harry met Sally … Hope you have what she had! Enjoy!”
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