my dinner with andré

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café des artistes (former)

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Although the 1981 film My Dinner with André was shot on a soundstage, the set was modeled after the historic fine dining establishment Café des Artistes. A favorite of upscale bohemians because of its hip seclusion, the former restaurant closed in 2009.

The new restaurant, The Leopard at des Artistes, still retains the original murals done by artist Howard Chandler Christy. If you go there, you have to talk about transcendental experiences and the myopic insanity of modern society.

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