Ocean Casino Resort today announced on Dec. 20 the addition of the legendary New York City restaurant, Serendipity3. Debuting this spring, Serendipity3, home of the world-famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, will offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience transporting Ocean’s guests into a fantasy world filled with great food and dream-sized desserts. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant and adjacent ice cream parlor will feature a whimsical interior with a modern twist and a nod to Serendipity3’s iconic history.
“We are excited to welcome this one-of-a-kind eatery to the Ocean restaurant portfolio,” said Warren Richards, senior vice president of food & beverage for Ocean Casino Resort. “Located just steps from the energy of Ovation Hall, the addition of Serendipity3 will present our guests with the chance to create memories with each bite in a playful environment that is unique to Atlantic City.”
Established in 1954, Serendipity3 has been a New York City institution for over six decades, attracting millions of patrons since its inception. The restaurant has been the scene of several films, including the 2001 romantic comedy, Serendipity. Serendipity3 has a well-known celebrity following that includes Cher, Jackie O, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, and newly minted partner and investor, Selena Gomez.
“I am thrilled that we will be expanding and opening a Serendipity3 location in the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City,” said Selena Gomez, Serendipity partner. “Many new guests will be able to visit and discover what we all love so much about the original New York location.”
As only the third location outside of NYC, Serendipity3 at Ocean will offer brunch, dinner and late-night eats daily. The menu highlights delectable savory creations that tap into nostalgic cravings like the foot-long hot dogs, over-the-top burgers, pastas and sandwiches. Unique desserts feature ornate sundaes, pies, cakes and floats, all served with a touch of whimsy, including imaginative sweets such as the Selena Gomez–inspired Selena Sundae.
This announcement comes on the heels of Ocean revealing the opening of the new Hawaiian-inspired casual eatery, Makai, along with Nola’s Bar & Lounge—an all-new nightlife and live music venue. Ocean recently announced a resort reinvestment of more than $75 million over the next year, featuring the highly anticipated addition of more than 460 guest rooms and suites. This follows Ocean’s 2021 property improvements, including a redesigned casino floor with new high-limit experiences.