Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey

January 24, 2022

stools at counter

Holsten's Is A New Jersey Legend

 

Holsten’s ice cream parlor has been a legendary meeting spot in Bloomfield, New Jersey for over 75 years. 

 

They are famous for their homemade ice cream and candy. 

 

They also serve burgers and other classic American food. 

 

It still holds old-school charm in its décor. 

 

New Jerseyans have known about Holsten’s for many years. 

 

ice cream parlor
candy counter
stools at counter

 

Holsten's Becomes World Famous


But in 2007, Holsten’s suddenly became world famous. 

 

The producers of the HBO classic series, The Sopranos, decided to film the very last scene of the series at Holsten’s. 

 

 

  This is the very table where the scene was filmed: 

 

 

The Tony Soprano Table

 

When the star of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, died several years ago, there was a special tribute to him.

 

The booth was "reserved" for "Tony Soprano" that night. No one sat at that table. 

 

Gandolfini was from New Jersey

 

James Gandolfini dead at 51: Holsten's Ice Cream Parlor reserves booth where 'Sopranos' filmed final scene  

 

It was even spoofed recently in a Trump-Russia opening skit on Saturday Night Live, since Trump and Michael Cohen have apparent mob connections: 

 

 

 

You can check out their website here: Holstens Brookdale Confectionery 

 

The restaurant is part of the Sopranos tours that are still going on many years after the show ended 

 

♪ Don't Stop Believin'♪

 

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Comments

  1. How neat that an old family favorite establishment becomes world famous! We just watched the Sopranos for the first time last year so I totally remember that scene and that booth.

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  2. It oozes old fashioned charm and I bet the ice creams are delicious.

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