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Starting this weekend, restaurants in New York City can be open for indoor dining with a cap at 35 percent occupancy. One of the city’s iconic restaurants, Peter Luger Steak House, has found a way to fill some of the empty space without sacrificing safety amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Madame Tussauds.
The steakhouse teamed with the wax museum to book extra seats and areas around the restaurants with recognizable figures: Jon Hamm will be waiting by the bar, Audrey Hepburn is holding court at a table, Jimmy Fallon will be mixing it up with a smile, Michael Strahan will be sitting back and greeting guests while Al Roker will help direct diners to a second floor.
“The restaurant industry is vital to New York City’s economy, and it’s been particularly hard hit this past year,” said Peter Luger vp Daniel Turtel. “We’re excited to welcome diners back indoors at 35 percent and thought this would be a fun, safe way to fill some of the seats that need to remain empty as we continue to fight the pandemic.”
The New York City icons wax figures will remain at Peter Luger Steak House through March 1. The restaurant, headquarted in Brooklyn, has a second location in Great Neck, Long Island and an international location in Tokyo set to open later this year. Madame Tussauds New York is also open for service with special-priced $29.99 tickets for “locals” looking to explore.
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