|Longtime customer Woody Allen with Elaine Kaufman.|
Kaufman, who died December 3 at the age of 81, also left two five-story buildings to her Diane Becker. She has managed the restaurant for 26 years.
Elaine's was home-away-from-home to many of the entertainment industry's major stars, including regular Woody Allen, shown in the photo with Kaufman during the restaurant's 45th anniversary party in 2008.
Becker told The New York Times she plans to keep the restaurant open and running the same as it always has. "The staff is still here," she said. " ... The only missing link is Elaine."
The will was be filed in Surrogate's Court in Manhattan today.
Elaine's is located at 1703 2nd Avenue between East 88th and East 89th streets. Phone: (212) 534-8103.