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2010_12_elaines1.jpg"I didn't go after she passed away because Elaine's to me was Elaine, and, uh, despite the unrelenting bad food I went there every night for decades, and it was such a fabulous experience that, um, my theory was that if the food had been better, people would have gone only to eat. But keeping the food at a certain low level, everybody went for conversation and meeting people and chatting, and that was the success of the place."—Woody Allen on Elaine's [GS]

1703 2nd Ave., New York, NY

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