Serendipity (serÉ™nËˆdipitÄ“), by definition, is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way: “a fortunate stroke of serendipity”. However, one visit to Serendipity 3 (Located at 225 E 60th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Ave) and you will forever have a new meaning for the word.
Made famous for their scene in the movie Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, Serendipity 3 is a frequent stop on the NYC to eat list. Therefore, expect a wait. On my first visit, I showed up about fifteen minutes after opening and had a minimal wait time. Their menu is American style featuring a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers, casseroles, pastas and even crepes and omelettes. I enjoyed the food, but you don’t visit Serendipity 3 for a hamburger, you go for the dessert.
The frozen hot chocolate is amazing. I highly recommend if you try anything it is the frozen hot chocolate. Not only is it delicious, but the portion is
huge sizeable. Serendipity is synonymous with Frozen Hot Chocolate, at least for me. I hear the word serendipity and I am no longer reminded of fate, but tempting my taste buds with a chocolatey frozen treat.
So if you are planning a visit to NYC soon, stop by Serendipty 3, not only should this restaurant be on your bucket list for their tasty desserts, but they are located near Dylan’s Candy Bar ( candy store mecca) and Bloomingdale’s (shopping mecca) in the Upper East Side. Now, that location is definitely one happy accident.
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