In the Godfather, Michael decides to revenge the death of his father by killing Sollozzo, and Captain McCluskey, the corrupt police officer. The meeting place is in front of Jack Dempsey's, a bar owned by the heavyweight boxing champion.
The restaurant was across the street from the third Madison Square Garden on 49th and 50th Streets on Broadway. Jack Dempsey would be in the restaurant many nights of the week to greet guests, sign autographs, and pose for pictures with patrons. It opened in 1935, and closed in 1974 -- a long run for a New York restaurant!