Billy Crystal Returns to Katz's Deli 35 Years After Filming Iconic 'When Harry Met Sally' Scene

Gayle King & Billy Crystal
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The actor dined at the famous deli with Gayle King for a recent interview on 'CBS Mornings.'

Billy Crystal is revisiting the site of pop culture history. The actor recently dined at Katz's Delicatessen in New York City, marking his first return to the iconic eatery since filming one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time.

Crystal, 75, was joined by CBS Mornings' Gayle King, and the pair sat down at the famous table from When Harry Met Sally, in which Meg Ryan's Sally proved to Crystal's Harry just how easy it is for women to fake an orgasm.

The instantly recognizable scene left an indelible mark on the rom-com genre, and immortalized Crystal in New York history, as the city itself plays such an important role in the fabric of the film. In fact, the table where the scene was shot features a plaque declaring it as the place "Where Harry Met Sally."

"I haven't been here since we actually shot the movie," Crystal told King, as the walked through the front doors of the Big Apple institution.

According to Crystal -- who, along with King, dined on the famed pastrami sandwich that Ryan bit into when delivering the legendary screen moment -- it's "an amazing phenomenon" that the film has had such a lasting impact.

For Crystal, When Harry Met Sally actually feels "more important as time goes by."

"People fall in love everyday. People fall out of love everyday. People find each other, they lose each other every day. And new generations keep finding When Harry Met Sally They keep discovering it, and we're forever young in that movie," Crystal said of the 1989 classic. "And we represent them. They relate to us."

Back in 2019, Crystal spoke with ET at the 30th anniversary of the beloved classic, and reflected on where his and Ryan's When Harry Met Sally characters might be today, all these years later.

"For those of us who believe in happily ever after, that's where they are and that's where they should be," Crystal said of their fictional counterparts.