New York City has been the backdrop of many famous sitcoms over the years. From Seinfeld to Friends, many of these iconic shows have captured the essence of the city, making it a character in its own right. If you’re a fan of these classic sitcoms, here are the places you should visit on your next trip to New York City and who knows, maybe you can re-create some of your favorite scenes while you’re here.
Tom’s Restaurant – Seinfeld
Located in the Upper West Side, Tom’s Restaurant is a popular diner that was featured in the exterior shots of Monk’s Cafe in “Seinfeld.” While the interior of the cafe was filmed on a set, the iconic exterior has become a must-visit spot for fans of the show.
Central Perk – Friends
Central Perk, the coffee shop where the Friends gang hung out, may have been a fictional place, but you can still experience a taste of it at the Friends Experience in SoHo. Here, you can sit on the famous orange couch, pose for photos, and even grab a cup of coffee.
The Magnolia Bakery – Sex and the City
The Magnolia Bakery in the West Village became famous thanks to its appearance on “Sex and the City.” The bakery is known for its delicious cupcakes and pastries, and it’s the perfect place to indulge your sweet tooth.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Gossip Girl
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a stunning cultural institution that has been featured in many movies and TV shows over the years. In Gossip Girl, the steps in front of the museum was a frequent spot for Blair and Serena, and it’s worth a visit even if you’re not a fan of the show.
The Russian Tea Room – Mad Men
The Russian Tea Room is a classic New York City institution that was frequently mention in Mad Men. The restaurant is known for its traditional Russian cuisine and its luxurious decor, and it’s a great spot for a special occasion.