New York Film Locations

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Last Updated: June 2023

Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms btw them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"

George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, New York.


Washington Square North and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


Terminal 7, JFK International Airport, Queens.


Loeb Boathouse, Central Park (btw 74th and 75th Streets) Manhattan.


Old Giants Stadium, 50 Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey.


otsoNY Comments: Shakespeare & Co bookshop closed in 1996.

Bookshop, 2259 Broadway and West 81st Street, Manhattan.


West 77th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan.


Harry's Apartment, 57 East 11th Street (btw University Place & Broadway) Manhattan.


Pathway (Near Bethesda Fountain) Central Park, Manhattan.


Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, USA. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as "the Met," is one of the world's largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters," which features medieval art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue. As of 2007, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet


otsoNY Comments: The most famous scene in the movie is where Sally Albright fakes an orgasm while sat in a New York Deli opposite Harry Burns. Katz's Deli is in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Inside the restaurant the table where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat at for that scene is marked with a sign above the table.

Katz's Delicatessen, 205 East Houston Street and Ludlow Street, Manhattan.

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen, also known as simply Katz's Deli, is a Jewish kosher style delicatessen on the Lower East Side of New York City, located at 205 E. Houston Street, on the south-west corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets, in Manhattan. Since its founding in 1888, it has become popular among locals and tourists alike for its pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs, both of which are widely considered among New York's best. Each week, Katz's serves 5,000 pounds of corned beef, 2,000 pounds of salami and 12,000 hot dogs.


West 96th Street and Broadway, Manhattan.


Cafe Luxembourg, 200 West 70th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.


West Broadway (btw Prince Street and West Houston Street) Manhattan.


Sharper Image Store, 4 West 57th Street (btw 5th and 6th Avenues) Manhattan.


Jess & Marie Brownstone, 32 West 89th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan.


Bethesda Terrace, (Mid-Park at 72nd Street) Central Park, Manhattan.


5th Avenue and Grand Army Plaza (Near East 60th Street) Manhattan.


7th Floor, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street and Houston Street, Manhattan.


Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Although the New Years Eve party was shot at the Puck Building in Manhattan, Harry is seen entering the old Park Plaza Hotel at 607 South Park View Street, overlooking Macarthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Park Plaza Hotel, 607 Park View Street, Los Angeles, California.


1st Floor, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street and Houston Street, Manhattan.



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