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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
212-966-5585
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Ranked #11 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent, as you would expect having read the reviews. We had a mango version which was mildly dry but all the same very pleasant and an awesome salted caramel which was as fresh as could be, not heavy and delicious. The server knew her stuff from A to Z.

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New York City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I love, love, love the individual cheesecakes Eileen's sells. They are the perfect snack. Tons of flavors, but I have to say that the "Salted Caramel" is amazing. If you like creme brûlée (sp?), you will flip over this one. The kids loved Oreo Cheesecake and my wife loved the cappuccino (and my salted caramel). It's a tiny little bakery,... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As a native New Yorker, I have been to nearly every bakery in the city, and I must say that Eileen's has HANDS DOWN, THE BEST CHEESECAKE IN NEW YORK. Whether you live here or are visiting, this is a MUST TRY. I am here at least once a week (usually on Mondays, looking for something to make me begin... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love the history and ethos here: passion for good cheesecake. More importantly, the cheesecake is out of this world! The little personal sized cakes are great for a wuick bite. They are also good to give people as gifts. I feel like I am transported in time when I go there. I always make a point of going to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This cheesecake literally melts in your mouth. There are many different varieties to choose from, but the plain NY style is my absolute favorite. The cafe is tiny, and so you can always take it to go. I would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Based on this site, we checked out Eileen's. It was fabulous! She has 39 different flavors, even sugar free and gluten free. Just call ahead if you have allergies, so they can take specialty cheesecake from the freezer and you can enjoy with your friends!

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Odenton, Maryland
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wow!!!!! This place is worth the travel from midtown. The cheesecake in any flavor is to die for. I purchased both a salted Carmel and a raspberry. If you make it out this way you will love them. A must stop and taste place I you are visiting NYC.

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41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has some of the best cheesecake I have ever had. Make sure you stop in and get some at this establishment. The Carmel cheesecake was outstanding.

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Quebec City, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I dropped in for cheesecake in the late afternoon, after enjoying a tour of the SoHo area. When we heard that Eileen's Special Cheesecake was Frank Sinatra's favourite... well we just had to try it out. We were not disappointed. The small, circular cakes were light and delicious. Apparently the New York style cheesecake always has that... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Searched for this bakery solely in hopes of getting pumpkin cheesecake (my absolute favorite) in June (a virtual impossibility). I was not disappointed!!! The cheesecake had a very creamy texture & crumbly crust. I also enjoyed the individually sized portions, slightly more than 1/2 a slice for $3.50, making it competitively priced for NYC.

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