New York-New York isn’t the only place in Las Vegas where diners can enjoy a Big Apple-style bite to eat. At Caesars Palace, Serendipity 3, one of New York’s best eateries, has opened shop and brought its famous sweet treats and sumptuous sandwiches to the Las Vegas hotel. With seating for 98 patrons on the interior and a bright outdoor patio with nearly 150 Strip-side seats, Serendipity 3 is intimate, charming, and overall, delicious – just like the legendary locations in New York City.
Located near the iconic fountains of Caesars Palace, Serendipity 3 offers an expansive menu of comfort food, from over-the-top desserts to tasty and unique entrees. Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, casseroles, house specialties, and pastas are just some of the café’s fare, which also includes harder-to-find dishes like crepes and vegetarian offerings. And of course, there’s a wide selection of drugstore-style ice cream sundaes and sinfully sweet delectables.
Several of Serendipity’s signature New York items have been faithfully preserved on the Caesars’ café’s menu, including the world-famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate – a concoction so creamy, frothy, and delicious that even the White House was begging for it back in the day when its formula was still a secret. Another favorite is the Forbidden Broadway Sundae, richly endowed with chocolate blackout cake, three scoops of ice cream, and hot fudge topped with whipped cream.
But sweets aren’t the only satisfying selections at Serendipity; just as popular as the café’s desserts are its sandwiches, especially the Summer Bries sandwich which is comprised of slice turkey, apples cranberry mayo, and brie cheese served open faced on a raisin pumpernickel bun. There’s also a series of only-in-Vegas Strip Steak Sandwiches consisting of – you guessed it – NY strip steak.
Dishes at Serendipity range from $15 to $20, but if you’re a serious high roller, you can order the Golden Opulence Sundae, valued at $1,000. The most expensive dessert ever created, this ultra-indulgent treat takes over an hour to create and consists of rare, exotic ingredients.
The only Serendipity 3 location outside of New York, the café inside Caesars possesses all the charm of the original with pink and orange awnings, bold color accents, oversized lighting fixtures, and striped walls reminiscent of candy. It’s even furnished with the same style of 19th century vintage furniture the original location first popularized when it opened in 1954. But more importantly, Serendipity 3 at Caesars stands ready, just like its New York sisters, to comfort palates with a tasty drink, towering ice cream, or a sandwich – and Vegas is all the better for it.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Open daily, 11 am - Midnight
Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Cash
Yes, call (877) 346-4642.
Serendipity 3 offers take-out and has a full bar with specialty cocktails.
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The Golden Opulence Sundae (worth $1,000) is the Guiness World Record holder for “most expensive dessert.” It includes five scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, rare chocolates made from Venezuelan cocoa beans, exotic fruits and a 23-karat edible gold leaf. All served in a golden goblet!