Restaurant Museum

Junior's of Brooklyn Ashtray

$165.00

Founded by Harry Rosen in 1950 and named after his two sons, Walter and Marvin, Junior's is known as the home of New York's best cheesecake. Offering a souvenir from "Cheesecake Heaven." CLICK HERE for more information

Keen's Chop House Ashtray/Matchstriker

$175.00

In an age which tears down so much of the past it is comforting to find one that survives. Offering an ashtray with match striker once used by the producers, playwrights, and publishers who frequented Keens. CLICK HERE for more information


Kutsher's Ashtray

$145.00

A souvenir of the ancient Kutscher's Hotel and Resort, one of the last big Borscht Belt resorts in New York's Catskill Mountains. Home of the fabled Starlight Room where Dirty Dancing was inspired and filmed. CLICK HERE for more information

L'Escargot French Restaurant Ashtray

$149.00

Snails were the specialty of the house, of course, at L'Escargot on Manhattan's West 55th Street. You could even order a dozen plump snails as a main course. Offered is a souvenir ashtray from this wonderful French restaurant, gone but not forgotten. CLICK HERE for more information


Longchamps "Art Deco" Ashtray

$195.00

A number of design elements for Longchamps were drawn up by architect Ely Jacques Kahn, including an Art Deco-inspired "Bakelite" ashtray, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century. CLICK HERE for more information

Lou G. Siegel "Bakelite" Ashtray

$95.00

For 79 years, Lou G. Siegel was the Rick's Cafe Americain of the kosher set, an old-fashioned Jewish restaurant with the refinement of white tablecloths. Offering an early "bakelite" ashtray from legendary restaurant. CLICK HERE for more information


Lou G. Siegel Ashtray

$95.00

A fabled Old-World-style kosher restaurant, Lou G. Siegel's served its garment district customers bowls of schmaltz (chicken fat) on the table, which everybody smeared on onion rolls. CLICK HERE for more information

Luchow's Ashtray

$195.00

Surviving artifacts from this legendary eating place are a limited number of original Luchow's Ashtrays with a German beer stein at the center. Epitomizing the distinctive Germanic spirit "Gemutlichkeit." CLICK HERE for more information


Mamma Leone's Ashtray

$95.00

Best known of the early Italian enterprises in New York, Mamma Leone's was founded by Luisa Leone on West 34th Street in 1906. Her recipe for success was "Give them good food and plenty of it. They'll come back." CLICK HERE for more information

Manny Wolf's Ashtray

$95.00

The corner of Third Avenue and 49th Street in Manhattan is the site of the flagship Smith & Wollensky. But the space once belonged to Manny Wolf's Chop House, one of the first great New York steak joints. Own an artifact of red meat culture. CLICK HERE for more information


Manny Wolf's Chop House Ashtray

$95.00

Offered is a rare, 1940s-era ashtray from the legendary Manny Wolf's, one of the first great New York steak joints. CLICK HERE for more information

McSorley's Old Ale House Ashtray & Matches

$145.00

The oldest "Irish" tavern in New York City, McSorley's was one of the last of the "Men Only" pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970. In 2003, New York City amended its smoke-free law to include all restaurants and bars, including McSorley's. Offered is one of the last surviving ashtrays. CLICK HERE for more information


McSorley's Old Ale House Mugs

$29.00
Now $24.00

Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have indulged in mugs of ale at McSorley's Wonderful Saloon. The authentic 8-ounce, heavy-handle glass mugs, served two-at-a-time across McSorley's bar, are sold two-at-a-time to serious beer drinkers. Forget about buying just one. CLICK HERE for more information

Michael's Pub Ashtray

$185.00

Michael's Pub was an East Side institution where Woody Allen played clarinet with his Dixieland band every Monday night for 25 years. Offering an authentic artifact, swiped from a table of the legendary club. CLICK HERE for more information


Moskowitz & Lupowitz Restaurant Ashtray

$169.00

The Romanian-Jewish restaurant that stood on the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue, Moskowitz & Lupowitz became a favorite of Yiddish actors and many celebrities of the time. Offered is a memento of a visit to Moskowitz & Lupowitz, a genuine "bakelite" ashtray. CLICK HERE for more information

Nathan's Famous of Coney Island Ashtray

$125.00

Nathan's began as a nickel hot dog stand in Coney Island in 1916 and bears the name of co-founder Nathan Handwerker. Offered is an original ashtray from Nathan's Famous. CLICK HERE for more information


New York Statler Hotel Ashtray

$159.00

Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1919 and operated by legendary hotelman Ellsworth Statler, the Hotel Pennsylvania was located across the street from Penn Station. CLICK HERE for more information

Old Russian Tea Room Ashtray

$125.00

This book offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be young, talented, and black in the nightclub world of the thirties, forties, and early fifties. It relates in detail Bobby Short’s triumphant longtime tenure at the Hotel Carlyle. Previously-owned 1995 First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information


Original 2nd Avenue Deli Ashtray

$149.00

The Second Avenue Deli has been an internationally renowned Gotham landmark for nearly half a century. Over the years, its founder, Abe Lebewohl, provided the best Jewish fare in town, transforming his tiny ten-seat Village eatery into a New York institution. CLICK HERE for more information

Original Pierre Hotel Ashtray

$169.00

In October of 1930, New York society turned out to attend the gala dinner that marked the opening of The Pierre Hotel, prepared by none other than Auguste Escoffier. Offered is a rare memento of a visit to the Pierre, a genuine guestroom ashtray. CLICK HERE for more information