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Serendipity 3

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Upper East Side
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225 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1498
+1 212-838-3531
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a 45 minute wait, we did not have reservation. It was not a bad wait at all for a Friday afternoon. It was everything I expected. Just makes me smile. We had the Famous Frozen Hot Chocolate and my son fell in love....delicious. We had just gone Skating on a warm day in Central Park and the Frozen... More 

Thank Joan O
Athens, Georgia
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I never thought I'd be on a 30-45 minute wait list for ice cream, however, I learned that Serendipity is a full service restaurant, not just ice cream so it then made a little more sense. I had the strawberry fields sundae with the cheesecake and my wife had the forbidden Broadway sundae. Although good, neither the strawberry ice cream... More 

Thank Brett M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The iconic restaurant can be very busy at times, expect an hour+ wait . Extra decor during Christmas season, very tight space for amount of people visiting. Open until late hours. Our favorite item on the menu was the frozen hot chocolate .

Thank Laarni L
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in at Serendipity 3 without reservations as we were just passing (we've eaten at the one in Vegas) and had just eaten lunch so we decided to nip in for desserts and we're so glad we did. The restaurant is a quirky little place over 2 stories. We each ordered different and on arrival each one had to... More 

Thank Kaisersmith
Woodstock, Georgia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I made my reservation 3 weeks in advance. We got there a little early and we were told that our table would be ready at our reserved time. We were seated 5 minutes earlier. Our server was wonderful. He made some alterations to our food to accommodate us with no problems. All the staff was attentive. The frozen hot chocolate... More 

Thank acequeen
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Serendipity in early feb, we were be able to be seated straight away upstairs. We ordered a frozen hot chocolate and omelettes which were great. Everything was delicious! The staff were very attentive and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Stephanie V
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened to be walking past around 11.30 am when the restaurant opens so decided to walk over and check it out (seen the film and heard the fuss about this place). There were only 3 or 4 couples/families in front of us and nobody behind. It's a cute little restaurant as you walk in, a lot going on, it... More 

Thank Zelie91
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Serendipity on a holiday (President's Day) during peak lunch time so we expected a crazy wait time. We were told the wait would be 2 hours but we had time to kill and weren't too hungry so we put our name down. You do not have to wait there. They allow you to leave and come back... More 

Thank Shelbey A
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in at 11 pm, 30 minutes of waiting for a table that was open when we arrived. At least we were not told an hour of wait like the people who arrived after us. Manager eating by the counter and didn't seem to want bothered with anything kind of odd

Thank Chrisr0ss
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will hear almost every table buzzing about this being the location of a famous movie (which it was), so it's heavily visited for that reason, but we like coming here because the food is delicious. Huge menu with lots of variety. Cheeseburgers are yummy and taste homemade. And of course the frozen hot chocolate is a dream! I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-838-3531

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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