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In The Hoods the fancy restaurant the couple went to was Ben Riley's Arrowhead Inn, Riverdale, New York.

Ben Riley's first Arrowhead Inn Restaurant was founded in 1897 in Saratoga on land Riley's innkeeping great-great-grandfather had been granted by King George III.  It's reported that it was Riley (sometimes spelt Reilly) who introduced frog legs to the U.S.A. as a delicacy.  

In 1908 he relocated the restaurant to Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood (177th St. & Hudson River) and in 1923 he sold the property to developers and moved the restaurant to Riverdale Avenue and 246th Street in the Bronx.  At that location, the restaurant was very popular with the New York high society throughout the 1920s and 1930s and featured live music.  

Later Riley moved the restaurant to Yonkers, the premises were destroyed by fire and Riley died in 1944.

Regrettably the restaurant in Riverdale has been redeveloped and none of the original buildings are still standing. It was on the West side near Woodlawn Cemetery where the mausoleum scenes were filmed.  Woodlawn cemetery was called Riverdale in the movie.
















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