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“Not as good as NYC”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Serendipity 3 - CLOSED

Serendipity 3
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Home Style
Neighbourhood: Georgetown
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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222 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not as good as NYC”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

My wife saw Serendipity 3 on our way to another restaurant and wanted to go here, saying she had been to the one in NYC and it was great. So....happy wife, happy life, right? Well, she apologized afterward, as this was as average a meal as we had in our 4 days in DC. We went for late lunch on a Monday and found the place empty. The host/waiter was very nice and funny. We ordered the (full meal) nachos, crab cake sandwiches, cheeseburger and an omelet. No complaints about the food, in general, just...the place didn't wow us. The bill came to about $90, which seemed fine, I guess. I don't really have anything negative to say, except I found the price of $17 for a crab cake sandwich and $13 for an omelet to be high. I will counter this by saying that the waiter did make an ingredient change to the menu listed omelet to suit my son's request, but despite going from 3 added ingredients to two, the price remained the same. It's nitpicking, I know, but a quality review should have what we liked most and least, right? I can't comment first hand on the NYC location, so perhaps this place is on the way up? Our

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank KidRip
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Busy... Busy...waiters barely have the time to take your order. I think I saw only two waiters which I was interesting because there are so many tables.

I had a burger which was average.

I had the sundae which was ok, nothing spectacular.

The bathroom was also pretty yucky. I do no pt think I will do a repeat visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kari1234
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Philadelphia, PA
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Overpriced, poor service, nothing like NYC”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were so excited to find a Serendipity 3 in Georgetown. The one in NYC was such a fun experience for our family. Not so here. When our waiter arrived, I asked for the available ice cream flavors (not listed on the menu) and was told chocolate and vanilla and there were absolutely no substitutions for menu items. My daughter asked for a sundae from the menu and was told it wasn't available so she ordered a rootbeer float ($9) and I ordered a butterscotch sundae (vanilla ice cream ONLY...$11). Honestly, I did not mind the price, until they arrived at our table. When they arrived, the sundae was about the size of a happy endings sundae from Friendly's the rootbeer float, even smaller. It was served in what was probably a 12 oz. glass, containing a small scoop of ice cream and was about 1/2 full of rootbeer. After dropping off our desserts, our waiter disappeared until well after we were finished at which time he finally came back around to ask if we needed anything else. A hugely disappointing experience.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great desserts! - high priced though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a nice ice cream place that also offers good food. They are known for their frozen hot chocolate but I have the sundae and it was great. You pay for the name - however! The prices are high.

Visited March 2014
Thank Aspen E
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No wrong choice here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Brunch with 3 friends was memorable. I had Huevos Rancheros and my mouth is watering now thinking about it. You realy can't go wrong here. Everything we order was good. I can't judge the place for its lunch because we only had weekend breakfast items but it was great. I plan to go back in my next trip to DC. The area where this restaurant is located is great too! lots of stores and things to do around.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank caroayala
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