Top 5 Upper West Side Romantic Movie Locations

There have been many movies and TV shows filmed on the Upper West Side. Here are a few of the neighborhood’s most famous locations featured in romantic movie scenes.

1. Zabar’s – 2245 Broadway

This well-known neighborhood landmark at Broadway and West 80th Street has been featured in quite a few movies. Joe comes to Kathleen’s rescue inside Zabar’s in You’ve Got Mail when she has no cash in a cash-only checkout line. And Isaac and Mary admire the gourmet treats on display in Woody Allen’s Manhattan.


2. Café Lalo – 201 West 83rd Street

The romantic Café Lalo also makes an appearance in You’ve Got Mail (Kathleen and Joe spent a lot of time on the UWS). Joe realizes Kathleen is the woman behind the screen name when he sees her sitting inside with a red rose.

3. Westside Restaurant – 2020 Broadway

If you haven’t seen Little Manhattan, you should – it’s a love letter to the Upper West Side. In the last scene of the movie, Gabe and his parents realize that maybe love doesn’t have to end, and they go out for a family dinner at the Westside Restaurant on the corner of Broadway and West 69th Street.

4. 55 West 69th Street

This UWS brownstone on West 69th Street between Central Park West and Columbus was used as CC Baxter’s apartment in the 1960 rom-com The Apartment. The movie was filmed during an extra-cold winter, so they also recreated the building on a soundstage for some scenes.


5. Café Luxembourg – 200 West 70th Street

In When Harry Met Sally, Harry and Sally try to set each other up with their best friends at this Upper West Side restaurant. But their plan backfires when their friends fall in love with each other instead.

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