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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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17 Cleveland Place, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
212-966-5585
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best cheesecake!

These cheesecakes really are delicious! We had a mini cherry one and I think the other was something to do with Oreos! I had some nice cheesecake in New York but this was the best and just the right size!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Lauren B
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

These cheesecakes really are delicious! We had a mini cherry one and I think the other was something to do with Oreos! I had some nice cheesecake in New York but this was the best and just the right size!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

many of our friends have recommended this place. as we were in soho area we decided to go there. we not initially found him but thankfully we found it and we entered... the paradise of cheesecake! we never ate cheesecake so good! we hope this place always remains so unique

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Although a small store, Eileen's is BIG on flavour. You should always try the original cheesecake from any store to judge their quality and the one here did not disappoint!! Creamy, cheesy, light, fluffy cheesecake that is the perfect size for a snack.....if you go the small size. Larger cheesecakes are available, but we were there for a snack. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We found this little cheese cake bakery on trip advisor and we have no regrets. The salty caramel one was my favourite, but the classic cheese cake was amazing too. We kept coming back and trying more flavours and I can recommend them all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, the cheesecake was incredible, so light and creamy with the perfect amount of biscuit. The traditional cheesecake was very good, we also tried the salted caramel, almond and blueberry. They were all very tasty. The shop is tiny but very cute and there are places to sit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yummy!!! We spotted this little store from tripadvisor while visiting soho. Worth every penny!! Plain, strawberry and rockyroad cheesecake. All fantastic. My favourite maybe allthough the strawberry! Love love love! Coming here next time we visit nyc! <3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The best dessert place I visited while in New York. It was busy when I got there, but when I got to the front of the queue I was greeted with a smile and the service was polite and efficient. The cheesecake itself was wonderful. Hard to describe, but very light and not too sweet. The base was fantastic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A small unassuming shop front hides what could well be the eighth wonder of the world! This place has taken cheesecake to a new level. If you take the time to visit I absolutely guarantee that you will not be dissappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Friends from NYC told me the one place I had to go on my trip to New York was Eileen's. The cheesecake did not disappoint. It's a tad lighter and creamier than some New York cheesecakes, and it's absolutely delicious. They have a wide variety of flavors, but the plain was so good, I never made it to the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I wondered why some places can make divine cheesecakes and others can't. I wondered why most restaurants serve cheesecakes that taste like lard, and this tiny place in New York can do it the way it should be done? Light, creamy, with perfect cheese/biscuit ratio. A must try, as it will open your eyes and make you wonder what on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-966-5585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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