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Serendipity 3, New York City, New York

225 E 60th St, New York City, New York

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Submitted by: Alice L.

This is my favorite restaurant in the city.  Coming here instantly transports you to a whimsical, magical place....where an ice cream sundae can cure anything (even a bad day at work)! I came here years ago before all the hype & used to have no trouble whatsoever getting a table.  Fast forward to the present & you'll find tour buses & loads of tourists coming here (after the movie Serendipity where some scenes were shot & all their press on the 24k Sundae which costs $1K & requires 48 hours notice in advance)...so be prepared to wait for a table (usually you have to wait an hour).  I recommend this place to out of towners especially those who have kids.  If the wait is too long & you have kids, there is alwa...

Submitted by: Shawn N.

Uuuugh. Where to start. Yea, the wait stinks, there are way too many screaming kids in such a tiny area. The worst part? D...

Submitted by: Nathan G.

Expensive, gluttonous desserts.  $15 for a huge sundae--rich slice of cake with a big dollop of ice cream, drenched in some kind of syrup.  Or $9 for just a slice of rich cake.  I don't know how someone can finish the desserts here on his own--toxic.  The wait was 2 hours when I went--strolled around upper east side places for a couple of hours then returned and was seated immediately in accordance with my position on the list.  The regular dishes are unremarkable, below average even.  They are also overpriced.  The service was slow and inattentive.  Dishes range from $15-25 for the most part. Not recommended.  Only go if you want your date or significant other to become oversized, and your wallet to become ...

Submitted by: Wallace G.

My wife insisted that we stop by Serendipity while in NYC so she could try their frozen hot chocolate (that she saw on the Oprah show). It is a tiny place, and if you have a large party the wait my exceed 30 minutes. However, 2-tops are seated quickly. It is extremely pricey for what it is -- they don't hide that. Before you sit down, you see a sign that in...

Submitted by: Vanessa M.

It's cool, it's cute, it's unique, and it's slightly overrated. I was really really looking forward to Serendipity 3. I had heard from friends that the desserts were to-die-for. Definitely a cool joint to hang out if the wait didn't vary from 30-90 minutes. For a group of 4, we were told that it would take roughly an hour to be seated--luckily (and probably due to the fact that long wait times tend to scare people off), it only took half an hour. Desserts-- Recommended: --1--Frrrozen Hot Chocolate-I got to hand it to them. This is absolutely delicious. If I lived in New York and nonchalantly passed through the area, I would stop by to have some frozen hot chocolate--if the wait time was closer to 20 minutes....

Submitted by: Patricia B.

Let me just tell you that the 1hr wait was well worth the it! I saw this place on the food network channel. It was stating that they have one of the "must try in your life time desserts" the famous frozen hot chocolate. After seeing that episode on television I made a promise to myself that, I will try this one day. Their statement was right on point. My husband, son and I slurped that baby down within seconds, brining brain freezes and all! We also ordered the crème de la crème cheese cake which was also very tasty. I want to go back again the next time I'm visiting. Because this place not only has a long list of yummy sounding desserts but they also serve lunch and dinner meals. I can't wait to try other i...

Submitted by: Harriet G.

What a disappointment. I started going to Serendipity over 40 years ago. It was a wonderful place to enjoy with your children. Not anymore. Strollers are not allowed inside. You must leave the,on the sidewalk. There are no high chairs,...

Submitted by: Megan C.

People can complain about the wait all they want - when the light at the end of the tunnel is Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, I don't even CARE how long they make me wait. I would sit out on one of those benches all damn day. Besides, they're really cool about giving spot-on estimates and telling you that you're fr...

Submitted by: Andrea Y.

Been here 3 times. The first time there was a 2 1/2 hour wait. We left. The second time we waited 40 minutes so we walked to dylans candy bar to kill some time. We had the frozen hot chocolate and banana split. Both pretty good but was it worth the hefty price?  Only to say you've been there and or if money is free flowing. A year late I am back again and this time we brought the kids. The verdict is the same as last time. This time we waited 30 minutes (checked in at 5:15). We spent over $50 including tip for a small banana split $14, peach lemon box cake sundae $16 and a frozen hot cocolate at $9.   Now that we have done it, i don't think we will be coming back. Being generous with 3 stars. Would give them...

Submitted by: Anna J.

So hands down... Frozen Hot Chocolate was out of this world!  It was velvety, smooth and ginormous. My husband and two kids shared this and the Strawberry Supreme. We made reservations for dinner as we did...

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