7. The Stage Deli

Susie and Midge in the Stage Deli
Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

We’re back inside the Stage Deli! In season 4, Susie and Midge meet after some of the money problems have been solved. But other comics who hang out there come to rub their noses in Midge’s firing. In season 3, Midge calls up Lawyer Fred from the USO show to get updates on his assistance negotiating her contract for the tour with Shy Baldwin. The scenes from the last three seasons were shot inside Artie’s Delicatessen, a former retro Upper West Side deli that closed in April of 2017. Filmed after the closing, the interior was made extra retro for the shoot. It appears that for subsequent seasons, the deli was recreated as a set.

If you visited the exhibition Making Maisel Marvelous at the Paley Center for Media when the third season debuted, you would have been able to sit at one of those booths and had waitress Verla take your order. Or if you checked out the Carnegie Deli popup restaurant that arrived in Nolita timed with the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a lot of the design inspiration including the booth seats, the red chairs, and tiling, came from this set. Artie’s was opened in 1999 at 2290 Broadway by Artie Cutler, who also ran the chain of Ollie’s Chinese restaurants and Carmine’s, the Italian restaurant.