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Serendipity 3

225 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1498 (Manhattan)
(212) 838-3531
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Ranked #1,834 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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60% Recommend
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English first
Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Made reservations at this renowned NYC restaurant, arriving early and being told by the arrogant host "I don't think so!". The entry reminds me of an episode from the TV show Hoarders, and the interior of this very small two story NYC townhouse is eclectic with too many tables crammed together. Finally was seated upstairs only to wait for what... More

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Herzlia, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My friend and I came fore breakfast. We had the best time, we tried their famous frozen hot chocolate and we had a nice breakfast. There are bust boys and that just makes the waiter give an amazing personal service. Very recommended :)

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughters and I absolutely adore this restaurant! Prior to our first visit we were warned by a friend that the wait was long. With this in mind we were prepared for a wait on a Saturday afternoon and did some window shopping around the area. We were told the wait would be 45 minutes, however it was at minimum... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went there and was told to come back after 1 1/2 hours. So we went to Bloomingdales first. My relative who lives in New York said we must try the this frozen hot chocolate and yes it was fantastic!!! Don't order the food there their service took long just order the ice cream. I ordered ravioli for my daughter... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It all seemed a little down in the dumps. The lamps looked like they needed a good cleaning. The tables were crammed together to the point of being ridiculous. The portions of food were huge, but not particularly flavorful. No one at our table really enjoyed our meals. I'm not sure why this continues to be so popular. The service... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You cannot book a table on line and when you call it's almost impossible to get an answer. So just go there and hope you won't have to wait for more then 30 minutes....! We waited on the bench outside while there were two more full benches and people waiting even occupied the stairs of nearby buildings..!!!! It's a charming... More

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Los Altos Hills, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is a longer story to this but not worth the effort in writing. Overall, the desserts were very good. Although, the much discussion of the frozen hot chocolate, which one patron described as a "Shake", is overhyped! Kind of disappointing...the service we had was below average. I would reconsider coming here again. Nice to experience once.

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Chatham, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Serendipity 3 is known for having decadent desserts, some of the most expensive in the city, but I knew it from the movie 'Serendipity'. My husband and I stumbled across it walking around the city the first time we visited and I absolutely had to go in. We enjoyed our meal & dessert, so went back with our kids on... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can't visit New York without making time for Serendipity. I'm sure the hot food is good but you really can't beat a Serendipitous hot chocolate and an ice cream sundae. Ice cream comes in a dish large enough to keep goldfish and the hot chocolate has an array of toppings. The service is excellent and I don't think I've... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been trying to get to Serendipity for a long time and made my husband take me when we were in New York City. The place is amazing and so much to look at. I had the Frozen Hot Chocolate and it was incredible. The menu has many items to choose from whether it is food or dessert. The... More

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