When Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were spotted donning Seinfeld-style clothes and walking into Tom’s Restaurant on the Upper West Side earlier this week, the exterior location of Monk’s Cafe in Seinfeld, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that a Seinfeld reunion was in the works. Those rumors only intensified when Larry David, the writer-creator of Seinfeld, was also spotted leaving the restaurant. But while it is now confirmed that we will be seeing a Seinfeld reunion of sorts, fans of the show will have to settle for a small-scale revisit: a Super Bowl commercial.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that earlier this week the restaurant was closed for a few hours with camera equipment set up inside and the shades down. The fact that they were seemingly shooting inside the restaurant is notable because while the outside of Tom’s Restaurant was used for Monk’s Cafe in the sitcom, the inside of the restaurant in the show was actually a staged set.