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TIps for Going to Serendipity?

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I know it is extremely touristy to want to go there, but I just want to say I've tried it, and how terrible could a frozen hot chocolate taste? But it certainly isn't worth an hour and a half wait, which is what I was told this past weekend!

Anyone have any tips on when they are less busy? I knew a Saturday afternoon would probably be a bad idea, but wasn't sure if the middle of a weekday would be any better.

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Serendipity 3
225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

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  1. just so you know, they do take reservations but you have to order a full meal. if you really want to go and avoid the long wait, make a reservation, have a burger and then move on to dessert.

    otherwise, i was there once mid-day during the week and it was nearly empty.

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    1. I tried to go there in the evening and it was a bit of a wait, so I went back a few days later and lined up before it opened.

      The have these huge menus and when the waiter took our order, we must have a look in our eyes because he said, "Let me guess: two frozen hot chocolates." The food at the other tables looked decent, though.

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      1. re: aasg

        "The food at the other tables looked decent, though."

        that's being generous. i've only had a burger there once, but was with a large group and nothing looked better than ok.

      2. I would go off hours and only have the frozen hot chocolate, other than that, nothing on the menu is worth it.

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        1. re: angelo04

          As easy as it would make it to go if we went for a meal and then got dessert since we could make a reservation, you're right that the menu doesn't seem worth it. I'll have to try it on a weekday!