Serious Eats: Talk
Unduly influenced by Hollywood?
Has anyone ever gone to a restaurant based on the fact that it was showcased, highlighted or even played a small part in one of your favorites movies? For instance, Rumplemeyer's in NYC, because you loved the movie "Serendipity" starring John Cusack? Or perhaps you've gone to Le Grand Colbert because Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson dined there in "Somethings Gotta Give"?
I worry that I am being unduly influenced by Hollywood in my choice to try the latter...I will be in Paris for my anniversary night next month, and the idea of going to that restaurant seems so romantic to me, partially because I really love that movie.
Has anyone actually been there? Is it really as good as the movie portrays?