The fourth night of my New York City trip I was planning to meet an old friend and when she asked what I was craving, I admitted that I had not yet had a slice of New York pizza!
With that in mind, she recommended we meet at a place called Patsy's Pizzeria. The restaurant is located at the corner of 60th Street and 3rd Avenue.
I spotted Patsy's by its glowing neon sign.
In the end we decided to share the arugula salad. The plate was very simple and rather disappointing. Though there was a large pile of greens, there were only two parmesan cheese shavings and a pinch of sun dried tomatoes.
Now I know what you are thinking, "Poor, Molly. All she wanted was a slice of New York pizza." Fear not! After the ho hum dinner my friend suggested we visit a New York institution across the street, Serendipity.
For those who have never been to Serendipity, it's a whimsically decorated cafe best known for its frozen hot chocolate and outrageous ice cream sundae creations.
I had been to Serendipity a few times in high school, but it had been over 10 years since my last visit. When my friend suggested we cap the night there, I couldn't resist!
In the past I've waited over an hour for a table, but that night we only had to wait a few minutes. We were led to a table for two on the second floor of the restaurant and our cheery waiter popped over to ask if we had any questions. I never realized that Serendipity served savory food! They have two full pages of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, none of which we were interested in. Ha!
Though we both knew the dessert portions were massive, we couldn't settle on just one confection so we agreed to tackle two.
My pick was one of the evening's specials, the frozen mint chocolate. Look at this!
My friend couldn't resist her usual choice, the Forbidden Broadway sundae.
Both Serendipity desserts were exceptional and completely wiped away the memory of the disappointing meal at Patsy's.
For my next trip, what is your favorite pizza place in New York City?