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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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As featured in Eat your way through NYC
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17 Cleveland Place, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh yeah, I NEVER get over this cheesecake. I tried it first time years ago and it hasn't changed a bit. It is simply THE BEST cheesecake in the whole nation for real. Just enough sweet but not too much, just enough creamy but not too much.. i mean.. wow. I just must end this review because nothing adequate other... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eileen's is a small shop, one that does not dazzle you. But wait until you try their cheesecakes. With a myriad of flavors, you'll surely find something that strikes your fancy. Go if you can.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read about this place before and guess it's been in films. It's certainly the hip place to go. However it's the wonderful variety that makes this place so special. Here is my tip. Don't be greedy and buy mini cheese cake then you get a real chance at the variety without too much taken back to your hotel... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in after Chinese New Year Celebration and as I remembered this place having great reviews, I decided to stop by and try their cheesecake. We had a mini strawberry cheesecake, omg it was delicious; and a chocolate covered cannoli which, honestly was a bit soggy and the ricotta was not fresh so overall an ok experience as the cannoli... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I googled to find the best cheesecake in New York and Eileens came up again and again and as it seemed to be located fairly close to where I was staying, I went in search. I got a bit lost but the thought of the 'wonderful' cheesecakes spurred me on. When I found it, it is a tiny shop selling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by this shop by chance and I must admit that all its cheesecakes are delicuous!! I will come back here when I visit nyc again.

Thank Ainhoa A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Eileen's Special Cheesecake has nice eemm... cheesecakes, no more no less. With so much hype around this place I was somewhat disappointed.

Thank isik s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We got a selection of cakes to go: a couple of mini plain cheesecakes, a peanut butter blast, a chocolate mousse and another chocolate cake. All of them were delicious. The girl will be dreaming of the cheesecake when back in London.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I typed in Best Cheesecake in New York and Eileen`s came up top and it didn't disappoint. Tracy and I walked round to Eileen`s from Johns Pizza place which we believed we were still full up from and intended to get a take out but once you`re in Eileen`s you are spoilt for choice and want to eat one straight... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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 Place, 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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Staying in Nolita

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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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