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Serendipity 3

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225 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1498
(212) 838-3531
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here always for desert but have never been disappointed. They are amazing truly works of art and taste magnificent. The service is also excellent. Our waiter tonight was on top of his game. We sat down he had our drink order and we had water in a flash and when the main event arrived he was quick to offer... More 

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Tulsa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with some friends who had eaten here years ago. We didn't have reservations but got there as they opened up. A line had formed. The guy seating people was very rude. Yelling at people if they had reservations. We had a party of 5. The place is very busy with stuff all around. Reminded me of an old... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here primarily because of the hype. We were in the area so were early, but a queue quickly formed outside. We ordered desserts because of recommendations from other TA users. We ordered the Frozen Hot Chocolate - which was nice but nothing spectacular and the Drug Store Sundae with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream with hot fudge and... More 

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Thank KatieRMH
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The highlight of the meal was the frozen caramel hot chocolate! Don't go for the food, go for dessert! While the food is good the deserts are spectacular. Charming cafe made famous by the movie, there was a line before it even opened. Once it opened we were quickly sat and tended too.

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Thank LizDelSol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a place my daughter wanted to visit. It was featured in the movie serendipity. The desserts all look wonderful and we were surprised to find out that our meal was equally good. We consider this a must do on all furniture visits.....

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Thank Janet M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely HUGE Menu! you feel like a blast back to the movie itself! the Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate was so yummilicious and sinful to the max! Must visit at least ONCE! a New Yorker thing to do!

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Thank Wong A
Lima
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends for dinner. We had made reservations few months in advance and had requested 2 tables close to each other (group of 13: 6 mothers and 7 teenagers)... Our tables were so far away we couldn't couldnt see them. Service was really slow. Food was OK. Nothing great about it.

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Thank Milena P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has the best frozen hot chocolate ever!!! It was decorated so cute inside but definitely make reservations because there were people who didn't who were waiting almost 2 hours!! The food was good and the overall experience was so cool!

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Thank Naomi k
Berlin, Germany
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14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having visited Serendipity 3 many times over several decades I was disappointed during my last visit. No more locals, just visitors (like us LOL). The menu hasn't changed much, with the frozen desserts a major draw. I personally love the frozen espresso, so strong and bitter only few will dare eat it. Yum! However, the crepes were a disaster. Obviously... More 

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Thank Hans V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to check out Serendipity 3 because of the hype on the internet regarding its frozen hot chocolate. At 3PM on a recent Friday there was a line of people waiting to get in and a reported 45 minute wait-time. I guess people became frustrated because after 20 minutes we were seated. The waitstaff was friendly but the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1498
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 838-3531

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
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