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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
10:00 am - 7:00 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cheesecake changed my life! I was saying a story and stopped mid sentence because the cheesecake was so good when I bit into it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

세상에서 가장 맛있는 치즈케이크라길래 기대를 많이 하고 갔습니다ㅋㅋ 우선 가게는 엄청 작고 케이크도 작아요...ㅎ 정말 픽업해가거나 금방 먹구 후다닥 나가야합니당ㅠㅠ... 많은 종류의 치즈케이크가 있고, 저희는 플레인이랑 바나나 시켰는데 플레인은 걍 애슐리 치즈케이크 맛이에요 근데 그 조그마한게 4천원이 넘어감 ㅎ... 애슐리ㄱㅏ세요 바나나 치즈케이크는 정말 맛있었습니다... 크림치즈에서 바나나 맛이ㅠㅠ! 또 가면 플레인 말고 맛이 있는 종류로 시키고싶네요ㅠㅠ I was so excited with... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met the much-lauded Eileen herself on a Sat. afternoon. Service was prompt and helpful, though it'd be nice if the menus were available closer to the door rather than at the front counter. The shop is rather small and when even a few others are in line in front of you, you're not going to get to the front counter... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to not miss the very best original NY cheesecake and this place was great! Portions are perfect, plenty of options. The place is small but enough to enjoy a delicious dessert. Hope to come back soon!

Thank ViviToro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard so much about this cheese cake had to visit. Lots of flavours and a nice little park opposite to sit and eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very friendly. I ordered the mango cheesecake tart which was delicious but on the small side for $3.90. This place gets a lot of tourists so time your visit well.

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Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I am within a few blocks of Eileen's (sometimes if I'm just in Manhattan) I find myself at the entrance of Eileen's longing for one of those awesome little cheesecake gems behind the glass case. I have been to Eileen's to get some of the best cheesecake ever at least a dozen times - and have tasted all the... More 

Thank Walt C
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never eaten something like this. Amazing, I think is a must come for anyone coming to new york.

Thank Flor C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess that's the problem with high expectations - only one way to go. So I have to factor in all the hype and crossing the city to make a special trip...I'm afraid I have to join the other 3 stars dotted about with a 'nothing special' comment. Certainly didn't blow my socks off like the hype would have you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason Eileen's is the first cheesecake place you get to when searching tripadvisor restaurants by ranking. This was the best cheesecake my wife and I have ever had. I've already been told that I will need to have one shipped here for her next birthday! The cheesecake just melts in your mouth. Oh and just so you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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

Neighborhood Profile
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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