RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK

    On the upper east side of town, en route to the Met Museum, we took a slight detour to visit the store Serendipity 3. The stores name has a lovely origin that you can read all about on their website but the meaning of the word is “the art of finding the pleasantly unexpected by chance or sagacity” A word invented by eighteenth century wordsmith Sir Horace Walpole. The 3 refers to the three original owners that each put in $100 to start the venture.

     

    The store began as a boutique coffee house that Andy Warhol called his favourite sweet shop but soon grew as the trendy set adopted the shop as the place to be seen in town. An eclectic mix of store and restaurant the decor is very busy with all kinds of things hanging from the ceiling and on the walls.

     

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK
    The rather large menu

     

    Upon arrival we were shown upstairs, took our seats at a large table in the window that was squashed in with many other tables and started to peruse the extremely large menu. A couple of items caught our eye – The Golden Opulence Sundae at $1000 (luckily this needs 48 hours notice or we might have been tempted, not). We also liked the look of the Burger Extravagant at $295. Thankfully not all the items on the menu were of this magnitude.

     

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK
    The famous hot chocolate

     

     

    The store is famous for its frozen hot chocolate and after a conversation with very friendly server we ordered one to share, a good decision as it was huge. Rebecca would have loved all that whipped cream.  Of course we couldn’t leave without trying another of their specialities and so the girls tried a Forbidden Broadway Sundae consisting of chocolate blackout cake, ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream – not many calories at all I’m sure.

     

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK
    Seems that Gordon Ramsay also sampled the desserts here

     

    A fun store to visit and certainly made us want to rewatch the romantic movie Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckensale now that we too have shared one of their ice creams!

     

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK

     

    The Fact Sheet

    Location: 225 East 60th Street
    Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.30am to midnight, Fri-Sat 11.30am to 1am
    Reservations: 212 838 3531

    Serendipity 3 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Happy Dining

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK

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