Monday, February 20, 2012

Ice Cream Worth The Experience

Although my daughter referred to me as a dieter this past weekend, I certainly was not worrying about the calories today! My sweet friend Charity and I took our girls for a special lunch at Serendipity 3, located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street in Georgetown since school was closed today. If you know me at all by now, you know that I’ll give you the full truth, not embellishing, or exaggerating the experience. So you may be surprised to read what I have to say about Serendipity 3.

The ice cream made the whole experience worth it.

We had an early reservation and were seated immediately. The d├ęcor is almost like a fantasy or fairy tale. It's part Alice in Wonderland meets Disney meets Willy Wonka with a dash of Lilly Pulitzer color thrown in for good measure.

Our real food was good and cleverly presented. Five year old Molly loved the triangular shaped striped paper that held the fries so much that she wanted to use it as a party hat! It really did look like a party hat. The popcorn shrimp came with real popcorn and each dish was something to admire. But the service was seriously lacking. At one point, we had to send one of our 10 year olds to get some dessert menus and find someone to take our order after we had finished our meal about 20 minutes earlier! In Serendipity’s defense, it was a holiday and the place was packed, but they certainly didn’t wow me with the service.

But the desserts. Oh, the desserts.

Everyone at the table ordered something different for dessert. The best part was seeing and sharing all of the treats. Our selection included, the traditional Frozen Hot Chocolate, Frozen Oreo Hot Chocolate, Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, an Oreo Express, and my selection, the Cookie Dough Sundae. Natalia said that her frozen hot chocolate was the best dessert of her entire life!

Serendipity 3 is a perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth and carb cravings, but be prepared for a crowd. Visit for dessert and share a signature frozen hot chocolate with someone special and share a's oh so romantic!


  1. I didn't know we had one in DC! We've been to to NYC location a few times. I bought their frozen hot chocolate packets and made it at home - yummy!

  2. Yes! Isn't that so exciting? The DC location is fairly new. I love the frozen hot chocolate that they sell at Williams Sonoma. It's a great (and pretty accurate) substitute for the real deal!


  3. the good servers NEVER work the early shift so plan to come later on your next visit and the service will be much better!



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