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"Dark French bistro" in Woody Allen's Melinda & Melinda?

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Does anyone know if this place exists? In the movie, it looks like a wine cellar. Any tips appreciated!

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      1. re: LibbyM

        Yeah, Pastis. Sorry about the typo. I remember a couple of reviews making a point to mention it when the movie first came out., and how it fits into Allen's imaginary new york where everyone has money.

        1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

          I believe the "dark French bistro" scene is filmed in Il Buco.

          1. re: AimeeD

            yeah. i posted here when the film originally came out, and the consensus was Il Buco.

            Pastis get's a scene, but not the one you're referring to I believe.

            1. re: thievery

              If I remember correctly Patis is in the opening scene when they are all sitting around a table and starting to tell the story that forms the basis for the rest of the movie. They cut back to the table a few times. I remember when I first saw the movie I really liked the look of the dark French restaurant and had looked it up and found it was Il Buco.