serendipity • 23 comments • Remember the 2001 romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, where they meet serendipitously in New York? Aptly titled, Serendipity, it was a saccharine movie that I kinda loved (don't judge, I was still in high school). Bad reviews aside, it definitely made me want to visit NYC even more and go to some of the places that were featured. Although we couldn't rationalize staying at the Waldorf Astoria, we did make our way to the restaurant that the movie was named after. Known for their frozen hot chocolates, Serendipity in the Upper East Side is always busy and filled with tourists. There was a pretty long wait when we went, so we perused the menu, chatted with other travelers outside, and took photos. We each ordered a frozen hot chocolate. I just searched for the clip from the movie and the drinks don't look as gigantic on film as they did in real life. We really should have shared one ...but it gave us the opportunity to try the original and the peanut butter. I preferred the PB. Brain-freezes and good times ensued.