Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3

Dessert Shop and American Restaurant$$$$
Upper East Side, New York
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    The frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 is a can't miss
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    Katrina P.
    "A must visit in NYC and you MUST try the frozen hot chocolate."(186 Tips)
    Gela Z.
    "Get the Bleu Burger with (of course) the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate!"(18 Tips)
    Adnan IV
    "The Forbidden Broadway sundae!! It's sooo good!"(9 Tips)
    Jessie E.
    "Try the Peach Lemonberry Blitz Sundae, it's really good."(53 Tips)
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  • AlAnoud A A.
    AlAnoud A AlGhunaimAugust 23, 2017
    A masterpiece on its own. Everywhere you turn, you'll be wowed by their decor❤️ friendliest staff, great food (Julia's chicken salad, Cheese Ravioli).. and the queen of them all, frozen hot chocolate!
  • Lisa B.heart icon on user image
    Lisa BuckleyAugust 31, 2015
    Frozen hot chocolate is a must. The shrimp salad sandwich is great,but it's not Irish soda bread. It's more like fruit bread😊. Also, the bi sensual burger is awesome but it's a bit piggy🐽🙈.
    Upvoted May 12
  • Lauren M.
    The frozen hot chocolate is amazing. It's even great in the peanut butter flavor. Bring a datw though, because it's definitely big enough for sharing!
  • Jannie
    JannieJanuary 7, 2013
    Haute Dog is a must even at $69. Cooked in truffle oil, the fresh bread, flown in from Germany is smothered with truffle butter and fleur de sel, and smeared with foie gras. Magnifique!
  • Kartini A.heart icon on user image
    Kartini AlsreeJanuary 10
    Was lucky enough to be seated before the line got crazy outside. Had Hot chocolate and “big applepie for the cold weather and it was delish. I had fun on this cozy, iconic place 🍂
  • Divya M.
    Divya MenonApril 23, 2014
    What a place! Really!! Always love the experience - from the most talked about dessert to the ambiance to the service. Always choose this place to any other for dessert craving :)
  • Debra W.heart icon on user image
    Debra WelchJune 16, 2015
    S3 is NY institution! This is a small establishment, with a menu decadent ice cream concoctions as unique as the restaurant itself. Go early to avoid the wait. Bring your camera and your appetite.
  • Molly D.
    Molly DanaSeptember 26, 2013
    The cake in the forbidden broadway chocolate Sundae took away from the rest of the delish dessert. Next time I will do the three scoop sundae w cinnamon ice cream (same thing without the cake!)
  • Zara K.heart icon on user image
    Zara KhanOctober 26, 2014
    Of course, this is the perfect little dessert place. Their frozen hot chocolate is divine! However, Serendipity is great for lunch too. Must try: The Haight Ashbury sandwich! It's absolutely fantastic
  • Chris E.heart icon on user image
    Chris EnnisAugust 27, 2021
    Come for the frozen hot chocolate and you won’t be disappointed! The truffle burger and tacos were average but not worth the price. Tip: Grab dinner elsewhere and come here for dessert.
  • Mariama R.
    Mariama RentoyAugust 16, 2014
    The frozen hot chocolate can be shared by 4 people! Their servings from entrees to desserts are huge! So come in here hungry or sharw your plate with a date or friend.
  • Janet C.heart icon on user image
    Janet CheungMay 21, 2015
    I know this will be an unusual tip, however ask for the perfume! It's really warming and toasty and reminds me of the happy memories of New York when I am not in the city!
  • Alicia 🍓☀ B.heart icon on user image
    Amazing, Simply Amazing! 😍Try the Frozen Pineapple Lemonade, the Frozen Hot Chocolate, Chicken Livers, Chicken Pot Pie, Heck, Try Everything! LOL! So Delicious! ❤🗽👏🍧🍨
  • Norman E.heart icon on user image
    Norman EllisOctober 27, 2012
    Get a table upstairs. Less crowded and more Intimate. Split a Shepard's pie or an omelette and you'll still have room for the treats. Froz hot chic is to die but try the apricot smush as well.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMarch 17, 2014
    This is one of the most famous spots in the Upper East Side, featuring delicious desserts, a hamburger menu & a history of celebrity appearances! Try the Frozen Hot Chocolate & Hamburger with Chili.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 19, 2013
    The Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate is incredible and something you won't be able to find anywhere else! The apple pie is also a delicious sweet treat if you prefer your desserts warm.
  • Steven E.
    Steven EdelmanFebruary 7, 2013
    The food here was absolutely amazing! Below is their mixed grill! I had nachos lemon custard cake and the frozen hot chocolate! I highly recommend this place!
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 29, 2019
    Just like the movie, you can sit at the exact table John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale's dined in. This is a fun spot with sweet desserts and memorabilia. The Serendipidous Hot Chocolate is amazing.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorstJune 23, 2012
    Seriously get the frozen hot chocolate as a BEVERAGE. Get the BLT if you need food. And DEFINITELY don't miss the "Can't Say No Sundae." I swear my mouth is in heaven right now OMG I might die.
  • Graphic Agency
    Graphic AgencyDecember 14, 2013
    Known for creating the original frozen hot chocolate, New Yorkers shouldn’t miss this dessert haven. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is served in a large glass, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaAugust 1, 2018
    You can grab John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale's exact table from the famous movie. This is a fun spot on the Upper East Side with sweet desserts and fun memorabilia.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJuly 18, 2018
    You can grab John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale's exact table from the famous movie. This is a fun spot on the Upper East Side with sweet desserts and fun memorabilia.
  • Isabella L.
    Isabella LauSeptember 12, 2014
    Food and drinks here are soooo good. Wish I could consume everything in one sitting. Except of the $1,000 gold drink. Everything else is good and affordable.
  • Izzy H.heart icon on user image
    Izzy HumairJuly 31, 2015
    The BLT is so good, but you have to eat it open-faced because it's so large- Mint frozen hot chocolate is amazing and they are generous with the fudge when ordering ice cream w/ fudge
  • Adnan IVheart icon on user image
    Adnan IVAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Forbidden Broadway sundae!! It's sooo good! I didn't get the chance to try their dinner entrees I always go their for their lovely sundaes 😋
  • Allaine Kiel M. A.
    Allaine Kiel M. AlegriaFebruary 5, 2013
    The best time to go here is on a weekday afternoon between 3pm-5pm because it's not crowded and you get a sit right away. Try their frozen hot chocolate! It's to die for! Heaven! 
  • Camila R.
    Andy Warhol's favorite New York Restaurant. The ambiance is great and the sundaes are the best. It is the cutest little place and you feel like its Christmas every day. Great place to bring a date.
  • Marcela S.
    Marcela SemioneDecember 21, 2014
    Loved the place, it felt like time traveling. I had frozen hot chocolate and cheesecake (both very good). It's better to split, as everything is very big.
  • Naifheart icon on user image
    NaifJune 12, 2017
    The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is a must! The portion is huge. I'd suggest sharing it with someone. I tried the cheddar burger and it was good.
  • Carla S.heart icon on user image
    Carla SantistevanJuly 17, 2016
    Have the frozen hot chocolate; that's a NYC must. But pretty much everything else sucks, from the service to food. Get your name on the wait list, eat somewhere else and return for dessert.
  • Haleigh T.
    Haleigh TutrowMarch 14, 2014
    If you're feeling a little bit crazy, get the Salted Caramel or White Frozen Hot Chocolate! Great place for a post-theatre dessert!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 17, 2014
    Customers can sit under large hanging lamps while ordering quirky items like Cleopatra’s Barge and the Guinness Book of World Records Most Expensive Dessert, Golden Opulence Sundae for $1,000. Read more
  • Harryheart icon on user image
    HarryMay 30, 2015
    Definitely not light or healthy but that's not the point. Get there early, book a table, and just enjoy the decadent desserts!
  • N A.heart icon on user image
    N AvedisSeptember 10, 2018
    Everything is tasty but I personally can not eat so much whipped cream and ice cream. It’s good to share the dessert with at least 2 more people
  • Carol
    CarolNovember 25, 2012
    Our party had a little bit of everything. Breakfast--French toast to die for, Lunch--burger ummm good, Dinner--Lemon Sole was rich and delicious. Save up your calorie count for this place!
  • Irving G.
    Irving GonzalesAugust 25, 2013
    Tip! Seriously! If you don't want to wait the normal 45 min+, check in with the host, chat them up, and slip a Jackson or Benjamin to be moved up next, ahead of the rest of us. What!? Yup. It's NYC.
  • geekhanheart icon on user image
    geekhanApril 24, 2013
    "Frrrrrozen hot chocolate" of course. Combo that with "Can't say no" sundae. Take a bite of the peanut butter and banana from the sundae then take a sip of the frozen hot choco. Ahhhhsome.
  • Christian N.heart icon on user image
    Christian NelsonJuly 9, 2016
    Everything here is amazing! Specially the deserts thought. Nom
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJuly 27, 2011
    The $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae includes: Tahitian ice cream, gold leaf, expensive chocolate, candied French fruit, Grand Passion Caviar and a souvenir crystal goblet.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 15, 2011
    Rachael Ray stops by Serendipity 3, for their famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, a popular lunch spot and ice cream shop located in a cozy brownstone on $40 a Day. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more
  • Eathar B.heart icon on user image
    Eathar BulooshiApril 12, 2016
    Chocolate fudge cake with Ice cream and whipped cream. Many layers of chocolate! To die for 😭
  • Graylyn R.heart icon on user image
    Graylyn RooseJune 30, 2017
    The frozen hot chocolate is the number one best thing to get. But they're huge! The food is just so-so..sort of an odd assortment of entrees and sandwiches
  • Marisa U.heart icon on user image
    Marisa UlivetoMay 18, 2014
    One of my favorite places in New York. It's a must stop everytime I'm in the city. Favorite serious food: Strawberry Fields Sundae.
  • Brent W.
    Brent WilliamsJanuary 29, 2013
    Plan on a long line...tight squeeze. Get a place in line and then go visit Dylan's Candy Shop. If you just want dessert, hit the pizza place across the street after you have given S III your name.
  • Ana G.heart icon on user image
    Ana Garces TMay 7, 2013
    This place is magic, lovely. Try the frozen hot chocolate but try also other dessert. Dark chocolate is amazing. Both to share would be great
  • Fitz B.
    Fitz BaileyOctober 2, 2013
    Salted caramel frozen hot chocolate is awesome but not as good as the regular. + I can't speak for the ladies but the men's bathroom here is amazing ah ah amazing
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 26, 2011
    Splurge on the Golden Opulence Sundae, which is topped with edible gold leaf and sprinkled with Parisian candied fruits, dessert caviar and Amedei Porceleana, the most expensive chocolate on earth.
  • FoodtoEat
    FoodtoEatJuly 27, 2012
    Thought everyone raves about the Frozen Hot Chocolate, which is superb, the other food here is great too! Not to mention the beautiful decor and unmatchable coziness!
  • UHNWIheart icon on user image
    UHNWINovember 23, 2013
    Unique in very aspect! Put in on your list and come down the next time you visit the city.
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BarguilJuly 28, 2014
    I think the expectation was great! Not worth the wait! Ate a mass that was great, but the core business which is the Frozen Hot Chocolate ... I embarrassed! The appearance is better than the taste!
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