And the interior is no place to get a drink, either. This page, though, is strictly devoted to the big screen outing. Charlotte bumps into Big: Carrie meets up with Louise: A restaurant in a clothes store may sound like the ultimate SATC experience, but it was actually an offshoot of the London in Notting Hill at Westbourne Grove, which explains the odd name. Carrie phones Samantha in Malibu: This high-style Tuscan restaurant served up Mediterranean-influenced dishes since The 1, square foot retro-style penthouse has its own private balcony and, naturally, a baby grand piano — though there are more modest suites and rooms available. The canopied entrance is actually around the corner on East 82nd Street and the interior was filmed in a different house altogether. The deceptively minimal slate-grey exterior of Buddakan , 75 9th Avenue in Chelsea, where Steve arrives to plead his case, hides the dramatic Chinoiserie Room, every bit as spectacular as it appears on screen. It closed in It was built in as a shelter for the one-time trolley stop at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. Its grandiose, lion-guarded frontage is familiar from films such as Ghostbusters and Spider-Man , and its monumental interior from the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair where it stands in for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Buddakan, Ninth Avenue, Chelsea, New York Miranda lives to regret the tart observations on marriage she makes to Big at the wedding rehearsal dinner. The flagship store of the populariser of the wrap dress is part of the now-gentrified Meat Packing District, and it features again later in in the movie, though in a way you might not expect.