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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
+1 212-966-5585
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
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Reviewed yesterday

I moved to the City few months ago and my search for famous New York Cheesecake led me to Eileen's. It is the best that I have tried so far. So good, it just melts in your mouth and make you feel the flavour sensation...More

Thank Ani P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I lived in NY for grad school we would come down to Eileen's for a treat. I love their cheesecake. Real NY cheesecake. Well, it didn't disappoint. I had the chocolate and caramel pecan (because when you're her for a few days, splurge, add...More

Thank reneea251
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing all of the rave reviews, we decided to stop in Sunday afternoon. The place is small but we managed to arrive right before a huge crowd. We ordered three different mini cheesecakes and three cappuccino's. Here's where things went seriously wrong......the girl at...More

2  Thank SuzieK_GA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The real NEWYORKCHEESECAKE!!!! Not easy to find, so small, Cheesecakes with all from XS to XL. Best place for a sweet pit stop.

1  Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cheesecake I have eaten in New York and probably ever in my life. Moreover, there are a great variety of flavours.

1  Thank EdoardoT1693
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this place does just does as it says on the tin. We visited following a recommendation. We were told go to Eileen's Special Cheesecake Shop which sell special cheesecakes made by Eileen. They weren't wrong! This place is absolutely tiny, but I have never...More

1  Thank lil_alice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the recommendation of a fellow traveler. Wanted to skip the big tourist spots and go where the locals go. Eileen’s was great! Tiny little spot with just a few little cafe tables, but perfect to stop in for a little bite. Very hard...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ordered salted caramel, chocolate caramel pretzel, and S'mores cheesecake to take back to our room. All three were very creamy and delicious. I wished that they were larger pieces at the time, but am happy now that they weren't. If you're...More

Thank imlay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice cheesecake - may well be the best in New York city. Give it a try. Lovely jubby, happy days!

Thank Taiwan_Jiayou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our cheesecake! We got the small tarts that were just right for a small snack! Smooth, creamy and perfect for us!

Thank BubbaMargaret
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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