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Posted by tbone on 01/20/2013
You dont go here for the best food, but the burger is good, just $$. you go here for the experience, desserts. its fun. it is what it is!! ps. im a local NY'er and yes, I still come here (mostly with out of towners)
Posted by NYCFoodPro on 02/05/2011
Been in the restaurant business for about 5 years now, so I can claim at least semi-pro status. Quite frankly - big disappointment.The place is packed only because people love the movie - the food and service don't warrant the foot traffic.The creamy chicken crepe: the crepe itself was good, but the Bechamel sauce that the chicken and veggies were swimming in was bland, and a little on the watery side. There is a reason why salt is a must have in any dish. The fresh fruit sundae which was good, based on the fact that it was mostly ice cream, which I bet is not homemade. I can say that the ice cream was excellent. The only reason I would return would be to try the pistachio ice cream. And the infamous frozen hot chocolate. It tastes like a spoon full of ice cream blended with a pound of ice. Watered down and bland. The bigger problem is all that whipped cream - it's unsweetened (good way to counter the sweetness of everything else) BUT - it has a very high fat content and I would venture to guess that it is non-dairy. The texture was too slimy and basically ruins the whole dish. The service was okay, though the busboy was more sociable than the waiter. He was nice, but mostly absent and considering that the service was kind of slow and it took over 20 mins to get the food, it was annoying. Overall, not worth the money, the wait, and the crammed space. Maybe they got some good stuff on the menu. Maybe I will give them another try. Must make a better first impression.
Posted by TN girl on 08/25/2010
Get a reservation! Then expect to wait. It is SUPER PACKED in there and you are up against other patrons. Everyone wants the frozen hot chocolate, I know...it was yummy. Portions are HUGE so split or order wisely. Not the best food of our trip, but if you have to live the movie out, it is the place for you!
Posted by flavas on 08/10/2010
Visiting Serendipity 3 was such an enjoyable experience for myself and my two kids, that we go regularly and each time it is worth the long wait . We just head down the street for a Dylan's Candy bar while we waitThe cake is fresh baked and warm and the ice cream is delicious Layer after layer of of deliciousness
Posted by b wright on 07/29/2010
I've traditionally gone for desserts...you won't find a better hot fudge sundae. One afternoon I had the original footlong hot dog and it is true to its name. loved the eclectic atmosphere and all the trinkets. too much food, but fun.
Posted by Karyn on 07/19/2010
I will admit, I was super excited about going to Serendipity. I've seen it on television many times and heard about their world famous frozen hot chocolate. But don't be fooled. This is definitely a tourist trap! The seating area was tight and cramped, not cozy and intimate as I imagined. The service was beyond slow. The food was below average and over-priced (I didn't even finish mine). As for the world famous frozen hot chocolate, it was disappointing. It tasted like what some other coffee shops refer to as a frappe. When we left I felt like telling the people waiting in line to go someplace else; that it wasn't worth their time. I would NOT go back and suggest to anyone I know to stay away as well.
Posted by Katie on 03/02/2010
This place is soooo awesome. I am like a sugarholic and this quenched my addiction.