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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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Shenyang, China
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think I'm one of the few people who didn't know about this place having not seen the movie. We had to wait 45 minutes to get a table but it was well organized. The upstairs waiters and servers were wonderful and the frozen hot chocolate was a nice treat. The food was good, too. Some of the staff downstairs... More 

Thank jand872
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My group of 4 visited Serendipity on a Sunday evening at about 7:00PM. The hostess told us it would be an hour wait. Luckily a party had just cleared out in the entrance and we were able to wait inside. We only waited for 45 minutes, and it passed relatively quickly as you get to do some people watching as... More 

Thank Lindsey G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried going here at peak dinner time on a Friday night, and there was a two hour wait. This was on my list of things I really wanted to do in NYC so we decided to try again the next night...at 11:30 PM. No wait this time! We had a very friendly waitress who was obviously used to tourists.... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife visited Serendipity 3 when last in NYC, 5 years ago. We arranged to take all the family on this trip based upon her glowing recommendation. We booked, and I would say that is essential, for diner on Katie's actual birthday. The atmosphere is unique and quirky, with amazing fixtures. We had a table upstairs and had a great... More 

Thank Puntersfriend
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you plans are set for travel to New York City, visit this establishment for frozen hot chocolate as your drink for lunch/dinner. Beware that the lines are long. They will take a limited number of reservations, but you need to make them well in advance. We arrived at the restaurant 45 minutes after it opened for lunch and were... More 

Thank Gerry17601
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and ambience. Staff were friendly And the puddings were out of this world. We were lucky and managed to make a booking via email but you can walk in and wait. The puddings and the cold hot chocolate are worth the wait. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Samantha D
Oviedo, Fl.
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this place is not very big and is very crowded. My granddaughter was so excited to be there and she loved everything about it. Having said that, it was very expensive and very hectic---I had a $12.95 hot fudge sunday and yes it was big but......wow. I guess it is all on how you look at things!!

Thank alioopOviedo_Fl_
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a whim for food. When we got there I felt like I walked into a different world the place is like a wonderland of some sort. Everyone seemed to order deserts and it looked like that's all it would be good for so we ordered coffee and desert too. Both were so nice and looked and tasted... More 

Thank Sarah M
Becker, Minnesota
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174 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a long wait so go earlier than you want to eat, put in your name, and then go do something fun for a while. Come back 30 min before your time and tell them you're still there. The desserts are amazing! You can go just for dessert if you wish. The service is excellent and the restaurant... More 

Thank Eileen P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a place you most times have to wait 15. Known for its frozen chocolate which is very good. Had sandwich and fries which were very good. Very good service once we got in.

Thank Cal W

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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
USD 20 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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