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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had strawberry cheesecake. Was absolutely mouthwatering delicious. Definitely go there if visiting NYC

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This trip was our first time to go here. The place was a bit out of the way for us, but totally worth the trip!! We took the metro & walked a bit to get there. Absolutely fabulous cheesecake! It’s on my list of top...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here on our last day in NYC as we realised we hadn't yet enjoyed a New York Cheesecake! We ordered a couple of the small cheesecakes to go. While the topping was lovely and creamy, I would have preferred a slightly stronger base with...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived around 25 minutes to close. We only wanted to take out however before we could speak a staff member shouted out that it was take out only, the attitude of the server was poor she mwas clearly in a mood. It may have...More

2  Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our guide on walking tour and it did not disappoint. The best cheesecake I have ever tasted!

Thank MeninaCarolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the original and amaretto. Both were nice, soft and not too sweet. The crust is thin and melts in the mouth too. However, my personal favourite cheesecake are those from Hokkaido with a thicker crunchier crust to contrast with the softness of the cheese....More

Thank g0_f0r_it
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cheesecake was good, but nothing too special. And the restaurant is small with limited seating so that's a con.

Thank ekelleman88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and cheesecake was perfect. Not too sweet with the perfect texture. Two to stay, two to go! Make the trip!

Thank Kaltorak3d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in middle of a very hot day for cheesecake. We had amaretto cheesecakes which were small but lovely. It’s a small place and not exactly cheap but well worth it given the quality.

Thank Spiderpig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok i admit, i do have a sweet tooth, but when the bus driver said you must try it and its only a block away, i couldn't resist. The choices are out of this world, and i could have worked through the entire menu, i...More

Thank leechase2003
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dramatic_entrance
August 7, 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.
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lendibari
March 28, 2017|
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Response from LDN_2009 | Reviewed this property |
Funny how the Q&A invite-to-answer system works. I got the sugar free one but not this. The answer here is much simpler: Yes. But melumar already told you that. ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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: +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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