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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
+1 212-966-5585
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cheesecakes from Eileen's place are to die for! They are incredibly smooth and light! The best cheesecake I've ever had in my whole life!!!! You won't eat anywhere else!!! THE BEST!

Thank Aleksandra M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undoubtedly the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. We were in midtown and heard that it was good at Eileen's so hopped on the subway down. We were not disappointed. The plain NY Cheesecake is to die for and the strawberry deserves a mention too. Probably going back again tomorrow. Don't miss out.

Thank Tom H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously if you love cheesecake you must go to Eileens, its so worth a travel to.. Best cheesecakes i've ever had... My must have would be the Red Velvet cheesecake!!

Thank CharlieHollandDJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying Eileen's I don't think you can ever enjoy one as much, you genuinely realize what a cheesecake is really about. Although they look all really good stick with the plain one, it will blow your senses of taste!

Thank Sasha F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this cheesecake! It's tastes great and comes in mini one person pieces if you want. I always come here when I visit NYC.

Thank Helen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just was looking online for the best cheesecake in NYC besides the claim of Jr's an found this place. So I grabbed my wife an son, jump the train an went an I must say it was well worth the trip.

Thank Gemini3549
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to Eileen's with the family and were not disappointed! Great variety of cheesecakes at the right size and just a perfect taste of what NYC cheesecake should be. This is a must visit each time we're in the city!

Thank sweetnlo1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we both love cheesecake and reading reviews we had to visit, not easy to find on our walk back from 9/11 site as it is very small. A wonderful selection of individual cheesecakes - don't be tempted by any of the other homemade cakes etc! Not much room to sit and there was not hot drinks available but glad... More 

Thank Montycarlo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original flavour of the NY cheesecake. We tried 3 different flavours as the size allow you to do so. All of them were really good. My favourite was the plain with raspberry sauce.

Thank melumar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Going off other TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to try this cheescake joint. It did not disappoint! Cute little cheesecakes so you can sample a few. Cannoli was also wonderful. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Jmshupe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-5585
Eileen's Special Cheesecake opened for business in December, 1975, and arrived in lower Manhattan on December 4, 1976. It was a "ghost town" when I first arrived, but that didn't bother me because the rent was low and I desperately needed a place to bake for my growing wholesale business. I hadn't considered the retail aspects of the business until people started knocking on the door of the bakery wanting to buy cheesecake. With that encouragement, I purchased a bakery case and began to conduct retail business. Soon after our cheesecake attracted the press and we were listed in "Best Bites" in New York Magazine. Radio station WOR rated us "Number One Cheesecake" and we appeared on television quite often whipping up batters of cheesecake. Time passed, and now Cleveland Place is in a popular area where the mix of people and restaurants and shops are so unique. Downtown is becoming the "place to be", and we are actually on most maps now. We survived difficult times, and now "let the good times roll"!

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Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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