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“Some of the best cheese in the world”

Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Ranked #725 of 13,838 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: 20th Street
Transit: N, R, W, Q, L or 4, 5, 6 Trains to 14th Street/Union Square or R, W Trains to 23rd Street/Broadway.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Some of the best cheese in the world”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is a cheese lovers dream! This Seattle Cheese shop opened its NYC location around 2011 or 2012. Aside from their wide selection of imported cheeses, Beechers in house made cheeses are sublime. The No Woman (made with jerk spices) is phenomenal as are the Flagship, Fresh Curds and the Flagsheep (if you can get it). The Flagsheep is often sold out as it has now won a number of international cheese awards. If you can get it its worth every bite. The food at Beechers is also great although a little pricey. My recommendations are the Caprese sandwich made with beeches cheese (which is the best caprese I have ever had) . The Tomato Soup is also fantastic as are any soup made daily. The Beechers staff are friendly and will let you sample almost any of their soups, mac and cheese or cheeses just ask. One of the coolest parts of Beechers is watching the cheese being made which is made possible by large glass walls that allow patrons to look in on all aspects of the process from anywhere in the store. If you like cheese, good food and good atmosphere Beechers is the place to be.

  • Visited December 2013
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College Station, Texas
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462 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Disappointing visit but has potential”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having visited the Seattle location, we thought it would be neat to stop into the NYC location during our trip.

The mac and cheese was very good but a little too soupy - it was a fresh batch whereas what had already been there looked a little better - I think it just needed some time to sit before being served.

The grilled cheese was ok, but it was burnt, and the cheeses were a little strong for my preference - it would have been better paired with tomato soup to offset the flavors a little.

The fig and cheese sandwich was also burnt and didn't have enough fig, although the bites with it complemented the strong, salty cheese very well.

The sodas were very tasty.

  • Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Mac n' Cheese”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

It's crazy that they are making their own cheese right here in the city. Better yet, they use it to make totally awesome Mac n' Cheese. Urp! Delicious!

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Cheese in the World”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I might be biased as a native of Seattle but Beecher's 1 Year Aged Flagship cheddar is truly the best. That said, this little spot in NYC is great for a quick bite on the go but not well suited for any extended dining. I hear that downstairs there is a separate space called the cellar that gets going for happy hour.

Visited December 2013
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Albany, New York
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Mac & Cheese for All !”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were siting around my sisters apartment trying to think of what to have for dinner. 1/2 of us choose take out chinesee from down the street. The other half chose Beechers Mac & Cheese.
So we walked down the block and were greeted by a cute little girl who said she was the manager. She gave us the tour. Explained how they made thier Mac & Cheese. Then we talked about tattoos, living on the block and how well they were doing. All very friendly and fun.
We then ordered our Mac and Cheese and returned to the apartment.
When we sat down to eat every one wanted the Mac & Cheese.
It is without a doubt the best in NYC. The price was not rediculous like some places.

Go there... Be happy..

Liam & Colleen
New York

  • Visited December 2013
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