james gandolfini holstens reserved sopranos table James Gandolfini's tribute at Holsten's   'reserved' table from 'Sopranos' finaleThe entertainment world was stunned Wednesday (June 19) to learn that actor James Gandolfini had died of a heart attack in Italy while on vacation. Tributes immediately began pouring in from his colleagues, but one (not from an actor) stands out.

Holsten’s restaurant in Bloomfield, New Jersey put a “Reserved” sign on the table where Gandolfini and his on-screen family filmed the final scene of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” which was both heralded and lambasted for the way it abruptly ended the award-winning drama.

The photo has gone viral, but we think this is the earliest tweet about it: “Classy move by the folks over at #Holstens
where the famous final scene of #TheSopranos was filmed. Reserved
tonight for #TonySoprano and co. A true #NJ treasure #HBO.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."