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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 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed our visit to Eileen’s! There isn’t much standing room (the place was crowded with 15 people in there) but the cheesecake was phenomenal!! It was well worth every penny!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jasmine B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a must do on our trips to NYC! Next time we will bring a cooler so that we can take some back to Alabama. They say they put them in hot baths to make them. Whatever they do makes them so so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amyw2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is tiny so not a spot really for hanging out but the cheesecake is absolutely incredible and not the huge pieces you usually get in America so several flavors can be tried. A must do for cheesecake-lovers!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 344blankas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

소호쪽에 위치한 치즈케이크점 우리가 생각하는 뉴욕 치즈케이크의 모양은 아니고 크기도 작지만, 여러 맛을 맛보기에 좋음 플레인과 솔티드카라멜 시켰는데 둘다 괜찮음 항상 사람이 많음 Lots of people all the times. Small but good to try diverse favors I had plain and salted caramel ones. Both were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IBSA K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ani P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reneea251
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank SuzieK_GA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank EdoardoT1693
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lil_alice
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Olivia S
8 November 2018|
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Response from Taiwan_Jiayou | Reviewed this property |
It's not a restaurant, it's a shop that sells cheescakes!
7 August 2018|
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Response from Theresamlana | Reviewed this property |
I do not know anyone who has done this, my guess is it is dependent on time in air and security... Easier to have shipped properly for a small fee.
Jeannina K
10 May 2018|
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Response from Daxster | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I used google maps! =)
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • 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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