If you want simple ice cream done right, Cones is the place for you. Sure, they'll venture out a little and provide flavors such as corn and peanut butter caramel, but they do basic well. Together my friend and I had the tiramisu, honey cinnamon, dark chocolate, and vanilla chocolate chip. The first three were all really good, that we couldn't really choose a favorite. I wish the chocolate chips were blended in better as it only really tasted like vanilla - just a minor complaint though. You won't get friendly, full of smiles employees here, but they are generous by not limiting the amount of samples.
Everyone told us as we are planning our trip to New York that we had to go here. We were warned about long lines. We ended up not really waiting very long even though it looked like we would. The man working the front desk was rather rude. He didn't seem to really like his job. I tried the frozen hot chocolate. It was pretty good. The rest of my family got different desserts. Everyone enjoyed what they ate but didn't think there was anything extra special to it.... Especially for what it cost! We've been there and done that. But probably wouldn't go back when we return to New York!
Well if you can get past the wait in this place you'll be in good hands. The food here is delicious, but I found it hard to concentrate on my dinner with the fumes of melted milk chocolate. I can see why people end up coming here for just dessert and skipping dinner all together. The dessert selection is probably more than one person can handle! I would say make sure you come here with two empty stomachs ready to delve in deep! I rate this place an A+ on their desserts, and the service could improve. The wait time was something ridiculous like an hour just to be seated.
I went to MAX Brenner for a girls night out. Everything we ordered was delicious my only complaint was that a server cleared one of my friends plates while she was in the middle of eating off of it without even asking if she was done. I had the max Brenner turkey burger and also an order of onion rings and they are my favorite onion rings so delicious. We had the peanut butter euphoria ice cream sundae for dessert- cant go wrong there!
if you come in with a hankering for a sundae, a real sundae, it's not the spot. but if you have food limitations and are on the healthy side, you may see this as a satisfying alternative. i appreciate the vision of the "crunchy salty sundae." the warm peanut butter and chocolate with the pretzels are what i needed to make up for the fruit juice ice cream. i'm just a van leeuwen ice cream kinda girl.
I adore this restaurant! Every time I visit NYC, I make sure to stop by Serendipity for dessert. Their Frozen Hot Chocolate, of course, is delicious and so fun. What a genius idea! And the Forbidden Broadway Sundae... oh my gosh. Simply put, if you love chocolate, you've got to try it. The portions are fabulously enormous, so sharing is a really good idea. :)
I'm a little surprised this place has so few reviews, because it's one of the more unique restaurants..This is a great place to get some takeaway food on a lazy night in, or alternatively to sit on one of the long communal tables and read while eating brunch or lunch with sweet desserts.
Went in for the frozen hot chocolate. Wait was 45 min and once in service was pretty slow. Ordered soup and ravioli and food was just ok. Had to get the frozen hot chocolate to go as it was never brought out. Frozen hot choc at $11 was pretty good.
I loved Once Upon a Tart in the old days. Since new management took over it has fallen in my view. The staff seems to be bothered by your presence. The pastries are still fine. There are too many changes and not for the good. Disappointing.
Once Upon a Tart - love the name! On weekends when invited to brunch at a friend's I contribute the delicious scones and other goodies from here. The ladies who work here are cheerful and make it a pleasure to shop or eat here.