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And Just Like That: Is Clee a real restaurant in New York City?

Molly Young December 10, 2021


Sex And The City recently returned to our screens with the highly anticipated sequel And Just Like That. While a lot of things about the show may seem familiar, there are also a few additions to the series fans are wondering about.

As the old pals navigate their friendship in their 50s, they are shown meeting at an NYC hot spot. Is Clee a real restaurant in New York City or is the trendy hangout purely fictional? Explore more newly introduced settings to the SATC sequel.

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Sex and the City | A New Chapter Official Trailer | HBO Max

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Is Clee restaurant a real New York City hot spot?

Episode one of And Just Like That reintroduces the three (yes, not four) musketeers as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are waiting to be seated at a fancy restaurant in New York City, named Clee.

Clee sure seems like a popular place to eat as tons of guests are bumping into the SATC gang while they reminisce on past times during the coronavirus pandemic when such a thing was classed as illegal.

So, is Clee a real NYC hot spot? Unfortunately, no. The trendy eatery is a fictional location devised for the purposes of Sex And The City’s sequel.

However, The Ringer states New Yorkers may recognise Clee as the Whitney Museum’s lobby cafe, an eatery that features a Whitney Cafe on floor one.

Although you’re unable to follow in Carrie Bradshaw’s exact footsteps and grab a bite to eat at Clee, the original restaurant appears to be just as fashionable.

Why not take a look at the Whitney Cafe’s hours and plan your visit? Gaze over the menu and snack on a bread bowl, like Carrie, while you await your main lunch course at the NYC spot.

And Just Like That – more locations

Parade shares many more recognisable locations shown in And Just Like That, starting with the whole gang being reportedly present at Lyceum Theater during the sequel filming.

66 Perry Street is a West Village brownstone stoop that has been used for Carrie’s bachelorette apartment exterior since the early seasons of SATC’s run.

Spoiler alert! Well, the location was also used for several different scenes in And Just Like That, including Carrie kissing a new mystery man…

Carrie is seen again with the mystery man in front of the colourful entrance to Dante West Village, a restaurant on the corner of Perry and Hudson in NYC.

Madison Square Park receives a lot of on-screen time as several scenes were filmed at the lovely park in the Flatiron district.

How to watch the SATC sequel

You can watch Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte transition to a friendship in their 50s via an HBO Max subscription in the US.

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For viewers outside of the US, And Just Like That is available to watch on Now.

Direct TV also has the first episode available to stream online.

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.