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Famous New York restaurant now has wax figures at the tables

  • Peter Luger Steak house has wax figures from Madame Tussauds in its iconic dining room. 
  • You can find Audrey Hepburn, Jon Hamm, Jimmy Fallon and more at the Brooklyn restaurant. 
  • Peter Luger brought in the wax figures after New York’s indoor dining capacity was increased to 35{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}.
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What if you could have a cheeseburger with Jon Hamm? Or cut into a steak with Audrey Hepburn? 

Well, if you’re in New York, that dream can become a reality at Peter Luger. Well, sort of. 

The iconic Brooklyn restaurant is bringing some famous faces to its dining room and bar with the help of iconic wax figures from Madame Tussauds. 

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You’ll find Jon Hamm standing by the bar.

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Along with Hepburn and Hamm, you’ll also find Al Roker, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Fallon milling about. 

Daniel Turtel, the vice president of Peter Luger, told Insider that the restaurant wanted to “bring in a bit of star power” after Governor Andrew Cuomo increased indoor dining to 35{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d} capacity. 

Peter Luger thought the mannequins would be a great way to “ensure guests continue to follow social distancing measures” while giving them an unforgettable dining experience, he added. 

And the customers are already mistaking the wax figures for real people. 

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Peter Luger partnered with Madame Tussauds after Gov. Andrew Cuomo increased the indoor dining capacity in New York.

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“Madame Tussauds makes the figures so incredibly lifelike. Today, a customer asked Jon Hamm’s likeness twice ‘Where’s the bathroom?’ before realizing that he wasn’t the maitre’d,” Turtel said. 

“It’s been such a fun, safe way to fill the space, and reactions from staff and customers alike have been fantastic. Everybody appreciates good fun after the year we’ve had.”

Much like his Don Draper character, Hamm is posted up at the bar. Hepburn is seated at the table in her famous dress from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” while Al Roker is waiting to direct diners to the second floor. 

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Al Roker is waiting to direct diners to the second floor.

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“The wax figures selected for this A-List dining experience represent a mix of New York City icons of the past and present,” Brittany Williams, a spokesperson for Madame Tussauds New York, told Insider. 

Peter Luger has found a number of ways to adapt during the pandemic, including offering takeout for the first time in its 133-year history. 

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Diners are already getting a kick out of the wax figures.

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And Turtel said the restaurant has been “really fortunate to have such loyal customers and employees.” 

“Our outdoor tables have been seated in rain, in snow, in below-freezing temperatures, and the resilience we’ve seen has been a giant silver lining,” he added. “With what seems like a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re coming away from this with the feeling that New York — and Peter Luger — can brave just about anything.” 

The wax figures will remain at Peter Luger through March 1, and will then return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in Manhattan.