The likes of Don Draper, Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Fallon are on many a fantasy dinner party guest list, but one New York City steakhouse is making it a reality for patrons.
Peter Luger Steak House has teamed up with Madame Tussauds, bringing in celebrity wax figures to sit at tables, or stand by the bar, to promote social distancing in its Brooklyn venue.
A wax Jon Hamm – known for his portrayal of ad executive Draper in the hit TV series Mad Men – was found propping up the restaurant's bar on Friday, while other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Fallon, Michael Strahan, Al Roker and Hepburn in Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany's mode.
Chat show host Fallon made his way to the eatery for a sit down with his double, joking on Instagram: "The waiter kept asking if we were brothers."
Peter Luger “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,” said restaurant vice president Daniel Turtel.
As of Friday, restaurants in New York City were allowed to fill 35 per cent of their indoor seats, up from 25 per cent previously.
The steakhouse, which has been in business for more than 130 years, will keep the mannequins until Monday. After that, they'll be returned to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.
Additional reporting by AP