Holsten's diner from The Sopranos.
Filming Location in Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States.
This is the filming location of Holsten's diner from The Sopranos.
Although the restaurant only appears in one scene, it is probably the most significant (and controversial) scene in the entire show.
While the finale of the series is coming to an end, Tony Soprano enters Holsten's and sits down at a booth. As he is sitting there, he selects the song "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey on the jukebox.
Shortly afterwards, Tony is joined by his wife and son. As they are waiting for their daughter Meadow to arrive, we can see that a mysterious man in a Member's Only jacket is repeatedly eyeing up Tony's position. This man then stands up and walks into the restrooms on Tony's right.
After a number of anxiety-inducing shots of Meadow trying to parallel park outside, we finally see her walking across the street towards Holsten's.
However, just as she is entering the diner, Tony looks up and everything goes black. The viewer is then forced to sit through an extended period of darkness and silence before the credits finally appear.
The end of The Sopranos was extremely controversial. Many fans were so confused by this extended "nothingness" that they initially thought their television sets had cut out.
Although the most popular theory is that Tony was gunned down by the man in the Member's Jacket, the "meaning" behind the ending remains one of the most hotly contested topics of debate about the show.
Where is Holsten's diner?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The GPS coordinates for the diner are as follows.
- Latitude: 40.828310
- Longitude: -74.186723
Open 40.828310, -74.186723 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.
The full address for this location is:
Holsten's Ice Cream
1063 Broad Street
The parlor is close to the intersection between Watchung Avenue and Broad Street. It is within walking distance of Brookdale Park.
Private property warning.
This is a private property. It is not a public place. Therefore, you should be respectful and not step foot on the property without permission.
This is a private establishment. Please do not enter the restaurant unless you plan on being a paying customer.
- This location also appears in the prequel film "The Many Saints of Newark" (2021).
- The booth that Tony sat in still exists. A replica jukebox is also present on the table.
- It was first opened as Strubbe's Ice Cream Parlor in 1939.
- The song "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey is played once every hour or so.
- In the show, the men's restroom is directly opposite Tony. However, in real life, the men's and women's restrooms are the other way around.
Photos of the diner and other related images.
Google Street View.
This is a Google Street View image of Holsten's diner in Bloomfield. It was taken in October of 2020.
Although it promotes itself as an ice cream parlor, it also serves "regular" food such as burgers, sandwiches, onion rings and french fries.
Tony enters the diner.
Episode 21, Season 6 - Made in America
In this scene, Tony Soprano enters the diner and realizes that he is the first one there.
Episode 21, Season 6 - Made in America
A shot of the inside of Holsten's. This is what the diner looks like from Tony's perspective.
The man in the Member's Only jacket.
The man in the Member's Only jacket walks in through the front door, just ahead of A.J.
Throughout the scene, we can see him looking over in Tony's direction.
The family waits for Meadow.
While they are waiting for Meadow to arrive, Tony, Carmela, and A.J. look at the menu.
Meadow is late because she had to go to the doctor and switch her birth control medication.
Meadow arrives at Holsten's.
Meadow Soprano finally arrives in her Lexus IS250 and attempts to parallel park across the street from Holsten's. However, she hits the curb while she is reversing and is forced to try again.
This builds a lot of tension in the scene.
According to Google Street View, Barney's Bargain Store on the right is still there.
The man in the Member's Only jacket walks into the restroom. As he is walking past Tony's booth, the camera tracks his movements.
The last scene.
As Meadow is entering the diner, Tony hears the door bell and looks up. At that point, the music abruptly stops and the viewer has to sit through 10 seconds of complete darkness and silence.
The image above is the last time that we see Tony Soprano.
Holsten's in "The Many Saints of Newark" (2021).
Holsten's also makes a brief appearance in the 2021 film "The Many Saints of Newark", which is a prequel to The Sopranos.
In this scene, a young Tony Soprano smokes outside of the same diner where he would (supposedly) meet his maker.
The inside in real life.
This is a recent image of the inside of the restaurant.
It was taken in 2019. As you can see, the football paintings at the back of the premises no longer exist.
You can see the entrance to the restrooms on the left.
This location belongs to the following categories.The Sopranos Locations
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