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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has to be some of the softest, tastiest and creamiest cheesecake I have had. We stopped off as part of our walking tour and I am so glad I followed the advice and bought one. The little salted caramel pecan cheesecake was superb and I finished it off, but never got the chance to go back for more. It... More 

Thank Hatepacking
Macedon, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a little place that packs a big bite! It may be small inside, however the taste they deliver is enormous! The caramel pecan is to die for! The cheesecake is light and fluffy and full of flavor. After grabbing a bite in Little Italy, this is a great place to have dessert. You should get 4 in a... More 

Thank reogirl
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If in New York and you want the best cheese cake look no further !! Only a small place but let these cheese cakes do the talking there is a park opposite the shop to enjoy should the shop be full Nom nom nom nom

Thank Matthew I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never been here, will definitely be back. Greeted by friendly, smiling faces inside. Staff was very helpful in explaining the menu and our options. Deiicious Cheesecake make Eileen a GREAT VALUE!

Thank Erin W
Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No. Don't. You will get sick. But DO go get some cheesecake that is the perfect temp and texture. Went with my wife and nice little place. Great break from the heat!

Thank victor g
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tasted like typical japanese style cheesecake, light n fluffy, but nothing too special. Had the cheesecake at lady m at the Rockefeller centre, that tasted better.

Thank Keith_K_S_Y
Milano, Italia
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the classic and the blueberry, they were both extraordinary, soft and delicious, not too sweet or fatty as you'd expect from a typical American dessert. I have also appreciated that the size was small so you could easy try two different kinds out of the maaaaany they can offer. Must say that the girl at the counter was... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small local shop with only a few tables but good coffee and a massive variety of delicious cheesecakes, most available in "perfect for one" size. The cost per pie decreases the more you buy which makes the difficulty of just choosing one that much easier. Eileen herself is still very hands on and much in evidence. The walls are decorated... More 

Thank Elain F
Levanger, Norway
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did very much enjoyed the little shop on almost the corner. Small, but with pictures remembering all the times before. Very nice. However, it was no extra ordinary experience. The staff was not particularly nice, not even a little smile as your order was up. The cake it self was too much for my part, it was sort of... More 

Thank Runa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 13-year-old daughter and I try this out today in the late afternoon after a great tour at the tenement museum. We started out sharing two, the caramel pecan and the raspberry white chocolate. They were so delicious and yet light and fluffy that we felt we could have two more! So we tried the mango and the coffee crème... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 12129665585
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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Staying in Nolita

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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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