Welcome to my super fun series all about my favorite places in New York, called “N Y C-eries!”
In this post, I wanted to share one of my favorite dessert stops in New York City, Serendipity 3! Known mostly as just, “Serendipity,” the “3” shown on the storefront represents the three friends who opened the café in 1954.
Serendipity is famous in many ways, beginning with one of my all-time favorite movies, “Serendipity.” If you have not watched Serendipity or are not familiar with the movie and/or restaurant, I HIGHLY recommend this romantic drama, based on the actual restaurant Serendipity 3, that will have you hooked in an instant. Serendipity’s most famous menu item is the Frozen Hot Chocolate that has been served over 25 MILLION times, which I have ordered on every visit and never been let down from! On any given night, you can expect around a 2 to 3 hour wait to be seated inside Serendipity, but luckily it is right around the corner from Bloomingdales and Dylan’s Candy Bar to keep you occupied and held over until your dinner and/or dessert!
Many celebrities ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Justin Bieber to Jackie Kennedy, who was denied the recipe of the Frozen Hot Chocolate to serve at the White House, have dined in Serendipity. The restaurant is decorated in vintage and colorful unique finds, and at Christmas, is covered in pinks, purples, and greens.
My favorite fun fact about Serendipity is that there is a version of Frozen Hot Chocolate that you can order for $25,000 :) The history of Serendipity is so rich and cherished among New York and visitors! You can even buy a “Sweet Serendipity” cookbook!
Serendipity 3 is located at: 225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022.
Here are some of my personal photos from dining in Serendipity and of my favorite, the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate!
You can learn more about Serendipity III at their website here: https://serendipity3.com
I hope you will visit Serendipity on your next visit to New York City, and in the meantime, I hope you will enjoy watching the movie, “Serendipity!”