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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 #1,875 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Ok, the place is cute. Decoration-wise it's original and different from other places. But the line and the waiting time are ridiculously unjustified. Service was friendly and they did take note of our order rather quick, however it took over 45 minutes to deliver a burger and an omelet. On top of that, the menu is totally overpriced for what... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Serendipity 3 on a Wednesday, at about 11:30 a.m,. to avoid the weekend crowds. When we stepped inside, I was shocked how tiny the actual restaurant was. There is a short extremely narrow vestibule with a podium where an employee informs you how long the wait will be and asks how many in your group.... More

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Makati, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Coming to New York, part of my must-do list is a visit to Serendipity 3. When I arrived, there was a long queue outside. I just talked to the waitress and told her I was alone so luckily I got seated immediately on the second floor! The place was smaller than I thought. Decorations were fancy and girly. I fell... More

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Richmond, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Headed here after a visit to Central Park. Our first visit, and our forty minute wait estimate turned out to be more than an hour. We were visiting to try the frozen hot chocolate but we weren't aware there is a minimum charge of $9.00 per person so we had to order something else. The hot chocolate was good, but... More

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Setauket, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We venture into NYC every so often to grab a bite to eat. Serendipity 3 is always on the list of possibilities. While the frozen hot chocolate is one of the items they're famous for, I highly recommend the Shake, Batter & Bowl fried chicken. It comes in a wooden bowl with steak fries and is the hands-down best fried... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Got the caramel frozen hot chocolate. Was really just like chocolate milk with a load of cream on top. Very big.10 minute wait. Service was good. Probably many better places for dessert in the city. Liked the restaurant style

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very mediocre experience. We went there to see where the movie was filmed, and because I had fond memories of going there when I was younger. It seems tired. The frozen hot chocolate still delivered, but the rest of the fare was just OK. The word must be getting out, too, because we had no trouble getting a table. In... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Every time in NYC we make an effort to get here for dessert. It is such a unique place and the desserts are so terrific. We actually went here following a long day in Central Park. Be prepared for a bit of a wait. They do offer food in addition to great deserts.

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Rockport, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I know this place is expensive which is not a problem when the food is good, but in our case it was not. We ordered a banana split which was over 16.00. It was very small and it had more whip cream than ice cream. Don't waste your time or money, major tourist trap!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The frozen hot chocolate and sundaes are to die for. Skip the mains and go straight for dessert! Call ahead for a table.

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