Serendipity set to open in Georgetown, with echoes of Nathan's
Popular New York restaurant Serendipity 3 is scheduled to open its doors in Georgetown sometime this week before Memorial Day, according to Washingtonian magazine. The restaurant will fill a coveted vacancy at M Street and Wisconsin left behind by the 2009 departure of Nathan’s, the beloved Georgetown eatery and bar made famous in Carol Joynt's stunning memoir, Innocent Spouse.
Although the new location has been in development since early 2010, Serendipity’s opening has been delayed several times, at least once due to design disputes with the Old Georgetown Board, reports Vox Populi.
The original New York confection, founded in 1954, is famous for several signature dishes including foot-long hot dogs and “Frrrozen Hot chocolate." The Georgetown location will serve a full menu including several D.C.-exclusive dishes, such as the “President’s lobster pasta.” (Ed. note.: Sounds a little like...hmmm....Nathan's.)
Although Serendipity will serve a wide variety of dishes including extensive breakfast, grilled and pasta selections, the restaurant is known for the trademark dessert which scored it a place in the Guinness Book of World records.
The Golden Opulence Sundae costs $1,000, requires 48 hours notice to order, and was listed in 2007 as the world’s most expensive sundae.