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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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Nolita
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17 Cleveland Place, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
+1 212-966-5585
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10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cakes are very good and cheap on NY standards, but it is just a small shop, no place to comfortably sit and enjoy the cake.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you're in NY, you have to have cheescake and this place was a winner. They have a huge selection of individual cheesecakes and the more you buy, the cheaper each one is (this is very dangerous!). I went for amaretto and my boyfriend had salted caramel. They were so delicious and we wanted to try each one on the... More 

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Stafford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trip Advisor threw this up as a top 20 restaurant in the whole of New York so it had to be done. I was surprised how small it was - just room for around 8 people but mid-afternoon there were just a few of us there. The cheesecakes are individual little pies - with tax two cost around $10 with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quirky little place with an excellent selection available. We tried the classic & strawberry mini cheesecakes and they were both delish. A little pricey but worth it as a one off splurge. Would go back and try the Oreo one next time.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was good quality of cheesecake but It was a little expensive, the staffs are not so kind, and they don't have patient to respond the customer!!, I think It's better to change the staffs, not only with me with all the customer they don't explain with kindness the things!

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a sweet and satisfying end to our holiday. Eileen's did not disappoint! As always, the bakery was bustling and Eileen was behind the counter serving with a smile. Got several of the mini cheesecakes and enjoyed a piece of heaven at the bakery with some left to take home. We always make it a point to stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cheesecake I ever tried! I couldn't stop at one, so had two at the same time: took the one with the strawberry on top and the marble cheesecake. The strawberry one gives you the sweetness of the strawberry perfectly flowing into every bite of the cheesecake base. Whilst the chocolate in the marble one just compliments the cheesecake base... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all got cheesecake and it was delicious! They have a large variety of flavors and the size is just right!!! The place is very small and gets crowded easily. But it is worth the trip!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and war welcome, a personalized contact with each and every one, to be added to the definitely outstanding and unique cheesecake. I think the best ever.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter who loves cheesecake gave this place 2 thumbs up! We all liked the pumpkin spice one best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Nolita
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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