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Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side

By Killerfillers @killrfillr
serendipity, n 
- the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident
[coined by Horace Walpole, from the Persian fairytale The Three Princes of Serendip,  in which the heroes possess this gift]Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side
There’s no fitting word to describe how I managed to find myself in this cramped and tight dessert space. If I can remember the reason we ended here is that  one of our companion suddenly felt the cravings for some sweets because of  the heavy dinner we had in Weehawken.
Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side
I was very sleepy at that time but since I love sweets I gladly agreed to our friends suggestion. BesidesI don’t want to disrespect our friend who has been driving for us in the entire day.Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side
Being first timers we suddenly became somewhat excited when our companion drop the movie Serendipity during our conversations. I was told that this place is rich in history and even  Marilyn Monroe visited this place. Not really a fan of Kate Beckinsale  but seeing her in the flesh personally would be an awesome experience as well. Then a sudden deliberate brake across the Grand Central brought me back to my consciousness and realized that the romcommovie was shown way back in 2001. Toinks!
Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side
It’s already past 10PM when we arrived in the area and parking was quite difficult. The street wasn’t brightly lit and the place was quite stark. There were group of people hanging around in the entrance. Good thing Monsai, was able to squeeze through door and made a  table reservation for five people. And so we waited outside for almost an hour in the winter time until our name was finally called up by the waiter.
And whaddya know the place is surprisingly small, crammed and packed with people. We sat down and ordered their famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. Their menu is huge and somewhat made up of interesting names like Chicken Not So Little (soup), The Catcher in the Rye (sandwich) and Forbidden Broadway Sundae to name a few. The ambience is cozy even with the moderate chattering in the background. The interiors are interesting I guess especially the waiting area filled with oddities like Cougar Soap and Cock Blocker.  

Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side

Cougar Soap - It's killer!

Another waiting time and finally the Frrrozen  Hot Chocolate is finally served.

Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

The serving was huge, I was actually expecting a smaller cup. As I slowly sip the beverage I guess it’s what everything people have rave about its a tasty drink that taste like your chocolate blended drink. I didn’t try to make sense of it and just literally sip the whole damn thing. And I have to say it's definitely good as advertise. Service was all right and most of them were nice enough to refill our glasses with waterSerendipity 3 at the Upper East SideSerendipity 3 at the Upper East SideSerendipity 3 at the Upper East SideIt’s actually one of the things to do in NYC though the place is tiny and crowded – the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is worth all the chaos.

Serendipity 3 at the Upper East Side

Ultimate Cream Brulee

 225 E 60th St
(between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10022
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

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