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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So the cheesecake is a bit expensive, but it is definitely worth it! The plain New York cheesecake is to die for would highly recommend paying here a visit

Thank becky1245
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cheesecake at Eileen’s was the best I’ve ever eaten in my life, it tastes like heaven! One is definitely not enough! They have a full variety of them and it’s so hard to choose. Just loved it

Thank Orintute21
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cheesecake here is amazing also the sweet cannoli, and worth it. Italian know how to make sweet thing.

Thank rebeccaeva2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a small hole in the wall with limited seating so not the destination for a fancy afternoon tea - BUT the quality of the cheesecakes is outstanding. We had the plain, the salted caramel and the blueberry cheesecakes and they were all...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those that give this Cheesecake less than 5 Stars..., I would suggest you would rather have the Ricotta Cheese based cheesecake, which for me is heavy and thick like cement. I've been a Eileen's Cheesecake fan for the 30 yrs I've lived in NYC....More

1  Thank mykelchewshaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eileen’s cheesecake was brought to my attention via a UK Celebrity Chef’s visit to this small, modest and unassuming cheesecake shop, so thought would give it a try. The front counter displays had on view different types of cheesecake notably individual ones as well as...More

Thank bigbear26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! my favorite is the original with a huge strawberry! they’re amazing, place is always packed with people! definitely worth the wait!

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a plain cheesecake and it was the best cheesecake ever. Worth the trip and I will be back!!!

Thank tx_bella_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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dramatic_entrance
7 August 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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Jeannina K
10 May 2018|
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Response from Jerome T | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry Jeannina, I didn’t see your message, did you find Eileen’s place ?
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28 March 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
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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