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Eileen's Special Cheesecake

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As featured in Eat your way through NYC
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17 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
+1 212-966-5585
10:00 - 19:00
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was drawn here by the trip advisor reviews and was slightly underwhelmed when I saw the shop, very modest and understated. However, they clearly let the food do the talking, the two cheesecakes we ate were the best we ate in a week in New York. They are light, creamy and flavorsome. We tried the blueberry and caramel, not too... More 

Thank robinson25261
Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone may say that Eileen's cheesecake are extremely delicious! I cannot agree more! A local recommended me to try the white chocolate cake. It was utterly delicious. It was so smooth and yet not too sweet and yet the texture was a bit like cheesecake without cheese. I sincerely love it from the first taste. Since they get the potion... More 

Thank adraine1229
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The plain cheesecake and the strawberry cheesecake are definitely worth raving about. Even though they are a small store and might not look impressive at first glance, their cheesecakes will not disappoint you.

Thank SSadique
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived mid morning expecting a queue but we're surprised to find the place empty, perhaps it's a well kept secret ... the cheesecake here is the best we have ever tasted, all freshly made on the premises.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews on trip advisor and being a fan of cheesecakes we decided to give it a visit. So glad we did as these were possibly the best we had ever eaten. They were small and enough to try without feeling sickly, and really considerably light. Our first two choices had sold out but plenty of other... More 

Thank swansealad
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful light cheesecake not too sweet. I tried the mini ones plain and Baileys. Well worth the trip to the shop.

Thank London0709
Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shop is very small but the cheesecakes are great and worth the visit.... they have a good variety and every selection is better than the other!!!!

Thank Zavos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheesecakes from Eileen's place are to die for! They are incredibly smooth and light! The best cheesecake I've ever had in my whole life!!!! You won't eat anywhere else!!! THE BEST!

Thank Aleksandra M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. We were in midtown and heard that it was good at Eileen's so hopped on the subway down. We were not disappointed. The plain NY Cheesecake is to die for and the strawberry deserves a mention too. Probably going back again tomorrow. Don't miss out.

Thank Tom H
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously if you love cheesecake you must go to Eileens, its so worth a travel to.. Best cheesecakes i've ever had... My must have would be the Red Velvet cheesecake!!

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 19:00
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>  > SoHo
  • Neighbourhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-5585
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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