Billy Crystal Just Revisited Katz's Deli in When Harry Met Sally

Harry is back where he met Sally - or at least when he was confused about her. In an interview with CBS's Gayle King on December 19, Billy Crystal revealed that he had been filming "When Harry Met Sally" nearly 35 years ago. Returning to New York's iconic Katz's Deli for the first time since Harry Met Sally .

In this classic 1989 romantic comedy, Meg Ryan's character Sally argues with Harry over lunch at Katz's that men can't tell when a woman is pretending climax. To prove her point, she pretended there was one at the table, much to Harry and the entire restaurant's curiosity and embarrassment.

After finishing her meal, a woman said to the waiter with a deadpan expression: "I want her food."

When Kim and Crystal arrived, they discovered that "Harry and Sally's table" was still there, with a sign that read: "Where Harry met Sally...wish you had everything she had!" Of course, Kim did order, "I want what Sally ate that day," and Crystal did so. As they sat at the famous table, he said what an "amazing phenomenon" it was to be part of that history.

Billy Crystal and Gayle King eat at Katz's Deli via CBS Photo Archives/CBS/Getty Images

Crystal went on to reflect on the film's legacy, saying it has "become more relevant over time" as its message spans generations. "People fall in love every day. People fall out of love every day. People find each other and lose each other every day," he said.

"New generations keep looking for ' When Harry Met Sally.' We were forever young in that movie, and we represented them. They are relevant to us."

Meg Ryan Tribute

At the Kennedy Center Honors, Crystal was recognized by Ryan, who lovingly lampooned her co-star and referenced the famous Katz scene during her tribute.

"This scene felt really natural to me and I really have to thank Billy for that," she said. "In fact, I've never met anyone around who makes it easier to fake an orgasm. So thank you, Billy."

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in 2019. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic/Getty Images

She ended her speech on a more emotional note, adding, "As his wife Janice knew for more than 50 years, falling in love with Billy was easy."