Serendipity 3

Coffee or Treat
225 E 60th St., New York, NY 10022 225 E 60th St., New York Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12128383531
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94% of 35 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Ice Cream, Diner, Hot Dogs, Soup
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Ice Cream, Diner, Hot Dogs, Soup
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 6 months ago
So popular. Try going at off hours for better service and being able to hear yourself think.
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Report | 7 months ago
Love this place!
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Report | 9 months ago
Small and intimate but great place to drop by for a frozen chocolate with a friend or to bring the kids.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great place
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Report | 10 months ago
Try out their other products and the restaurant and dine in. Totally wonderful and cool place. Be prepared to wait, long queues to get a table.
Verified
Report | 11 months ago
Everything is delicious, but especially the deserts. It's a good idea to make reservations though. Otherwise the wait can be over an hour.

From Our Editors

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. It seems like a contradiction at first, something that defies the laws of beverage physics. Yet it's that very drink that has long defined Serendipity 3, an Upper East Side dessert destination since 1954. In a business profile for New York magazine, Hal Rubenstein summed up his thoughts on the signature treat?"It's like riding the Cyclone and giving a hickey: You have to do it at least once in your life."

That frozen beverage, or "frrrozen" beverage as it's fittingly called here, complements a full lineup of desserts: apple pie, fresh fruit sundaes, and ice cream crepes just to name a few. Serendipity 3 even holds the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive dessert. Their Golden Opulence Sundae covers rich Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream in 23-karat edible gold leaf and other rich and exotic ingredients. The dessert, which must be ordered 48 hours in advance, comes with a bill for $1,000.

The shop's setting echoes its whimsical menu. Stained glass Tiffany lampshades and funky decor?like a giant skeleton key that hangs from the ceiling?offset the whitewashed walls of a Manhattan townhouse. The location has seen its fair share of famous faces over the years, including President Bill Clinton, and regulars have passed decades enjoying country meatloaf and hamburgers topped with chili. Of course, Serendipity 3's desserts remain the star, and the shop sells many items for customers to take home, including hot chocolate mix and hot fudge sauce.

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Sun-Thu
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Many people described the Pot Pie as Love. Others thought:
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Many people described the Hot Fudge Sundae as Big.
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Many people described the Clam Chowder as Big. Others thought:
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Many people described the Chicken Pot Pie as Good. Others thought:
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  • Good
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  • Mediocre
Many people described the Ice Cream Sundae as Good. Others thought:
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  • Good
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  • Large
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  • Expensive
Many people described the Fruit Cup as Delicious.
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Many people described the Banana Split as Small. Others thought:
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  • Good
  • Large
  • Fantastic
  • Yummy
  • Amazing
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  • Small
  • Expensive
Many people described the Pecan Pie as Good.
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Many people described the Apple Pie as Big. Others thought:
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  • Big
  • Delicious
  • Yummy
  • Warm
  • Good
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  • Disgusting
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