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14 iconic New York City restaurants and cafes from Sex and the City

1. Balthazar
Season 1 Episode 5, “The Power of Female Sex”

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Carrie and Samantha try to sneak into Balthazar for several times with no success in season 1. But when Carrie meets the “international party girl” Amalita, suddenly all doors open in front of her. As you may remember, Amalita introduces Carrie to the gorgeous guy Carlo, who then pays Carrie 1000$ in cash for her services.

Address: 80 Spring Street, New York, NY, United States
www.balthazarny.com

2. Da Marino
Season 2 Episode 8, “The Man, The Myth, The Viagra”

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Da Marino is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Mr. Big knows it and takes Carrie there to have a great dinner, sing her a song and last but not the least, call her his girlfriend.

Address: Encore 49 Residence, 220 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, United States
www.damarino.com

3. Eleven Madison Park
Season 2 Episode 18, “Ex and the City”

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Remember the fancy restaurant, where Big told Carrie, that he was getting engaged? That fancy restaurant is Eleven Madison Park. Mr. Big falls on the stairs while entering the restaurant and Carrie falls on the stairs while leaving it. You probably notice the symbolism of the situation and the whole point of their relationship - in the end Carrie is the one who falls down the stairs and hurts herself, not Mr. Big. Anyway, be careful on those damn stairs!

Address: Metropolitan Life North Building, 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States
www.elevenmadisonpark.com 

4. Blue Water Grill
Season 3 Episode 1, “Where There’s Smoke…”

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Every time Charlotte thinks she met the perfect guy, it always turns out she is wrong. In season 3, episode 1 Charlotte meets a guy called Arthur, who stands up for her in the bar and punches another guy in the face for her. How romantic… However, when Arthur starts a fight during a brunch the next day, Charlotte realises he is just a fight lover (or a “Fight Club” member, who knows?).

Address: 31 Union Square W, New York, NY 10003, USA
www.bluewatergrillnyc.com

5. Cipriani Downtown
Season 3 Episode 3, “Attack of the Five Foot Ten Woman”

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In this fancy italian restaurant, Carrie finds out from a newspaper that Mr. Big is getting engaged to Natasha at Plaza Hotel. If you decide to visit Cipriani for a lunch or dinner please note that the place is quite expensive!

Address: 376 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012, USA
www.cipriani.com

6. Magnolia Bakery
Season 3, episode 5, "No Ifs, Ands, Or Butts"

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The story of Magnolia Bakery was that Sarah Jessica Parker lived in the neighborhood and suggested to film one of the SATC scenes there. Ever since the release of “Sex and the City” season 3 episode 5, Magnolia Bakery has become a hell of a trendy spot. Because you know, you might not afford a pair of Manolos, but you definitely can afford a cupcake for 4$!

Address: 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, United States
www.magnoliabakery.com

7. Il Cantinori
Season 4, episode 1, The Agony and the 'Ex'-tacy

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Carrie decides to celebrate her 35th birthday at “Il Cantinori”. What she didn’t know and couldn’t predict was that she’d be stood up by her friends because she doesn’t have a cellphone to call them and ask where they are.

Address: 32 E 10th St # 1, New York, NY 10003, USA
www.ilcantinori.com

8. Sushisamba NYC West Village
Season 5 Episode 1, “Anchors Away”

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Admit it, at least once in your life you dreamt about pouring a “Dirty Martini” into your ex’s face. Samantha never dreams, she always realises what she wants. “Dirty Martini? Dirty bastard!”

Address: 87 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, USA
www.sushisamba.com

9. The City Bakery
Season 5 Episode 6, “Critical Condition”

Samantha and Carrie meet Nina Katz aka The Face Girl at The City Bakery. Also, according to Samantha and Carrie “The City Bakery” has mind-blowing brownies!

Address: 3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
www.thecitybakery.com

10. 21 Club
Season 6 Episode 11, “The Domino Effect”


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21 Club has been seen in so many films, that we might need to write another blog post about it. But we won’t (at least not today). In “Sex and the City” season 6, episode 11 Carrie and Mr. Big dine at 21 Club. That’s when Big tells Carrie that he is going to have a heart surgery and Carrie bursts into tears. Iconic!

Address: 21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
www.21club.com

11. Russian Samovar
Season 6 Episode 12, “One”

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Aleksandr Petrovsky invites Carrie to a very late night dinner at Russian Samovar. We can claim one thing for sure - if you are going to try new kitchen, never do it after midnight. Also, fyi, the place belongs to Mikhail Baryshnikov (aka Aleksandr Petrovsky).

Address: 256 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
www.russiansamovar.com 

12. Pete’s Tavern
Season 6 Episode 14, “The Ick Factor”


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Proposing to Steve over a 4$ beer? That’s so Miranda! We do not recommend you do the same. At least order a 10$ wine!

Address: 129 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
www.petestavern.com

 

 

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