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Juniors Cheesecake as good as they say?

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emoliash Apr 6, 2007 02:19 AM

I am coming on holidays soon to NYC. All the guide books and some travel forums rave about Juniors cheesecake at Grand Central station. Is it as good as they say?

Em

  1. Striver Apr 6, 2007 05:18 AM

    I like Junior's cheesecake (however, S&S is definitely my favorite) with these caveats: I get the straight (plain) or marble (plain/chocolate mix) with NO topping. The fruit toppings are gloppy and overly sweet and IMO detract from the basic goodness of the cheesecake.

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      theannerska Apr 6, 2007 08:53 AM

      Agreed; I ONLY stick to original plain. The toppings tend to get too complicated, and often take over the flavor of a really great cheesecake...

      Good milkshakes too, if I remember correctly.

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        prunefeet Apr 6, 2007 09:16 AM

        I also agree, the toppings are very bad. The cheesecake it fine, but nothing special. Unfortunately, I don't have another suggestion. I would say not worth a special trip, personally.

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          a_and_w Apr 10, 2007 03:49 PM

          Totally agree -- stick with the plain, which is amazing.

        2. lilnugget Apr 6, 2007 09:05 AM

          Junior's cheesecake is good, but the blintzes are AMAZING!

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            texann Apr 6, 2007 09:34 AM

            Well, when I visit NY each year, I always go to Juniors because they have perfect individual cheescakes in sealed plastic containers that are absolutely perfect to take home as gifts. It seems everyone thinks of NY cheesecake so what is more perfect to bring back home for them to enjoy than that? It sure beats a snowglobe! I would definitley say to go. Besdies, you have heard about your whole life. Why pass it up?

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              ische Apr 6, 2007 10:21 AM

              I love the plain one also but I always go to the orginal place in Bklyn. it's always worth a visit in my eyes

              1. Uptownflavor Apr 10, 2007 09:51 AM

                Yes!!!! The cheesecakes are excellent...the meals are a little less tasty (and a little overpriced) but the positive in that is that you will have plenty room left to fill up on cheesecake! Haha!

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                  rolise Apr 10, 2007 01:09 PM

                  I like Juniors but my favorite is Eileen's Special Cheesecake at 17 Cleveland Place at Kenmare Street (near Spring and Lafayette) in Soho.

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                    pinkyswore Apr 10, 2007 01:21 PM

                    Juniors Cheesecake is delicous but if you're not going to be at the station anyway, I wouldn't say it's worth the trip to the train station.

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                      Lau Apr 10, 2007 01:36 PM

                      try eileen's special cheesecake on lafayette and kenmare...its awesome

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                        mrnyc Apr 10, 2007 05:42 PM

                        i like junior's and s & s, but i'll throw in a plug for ruthies in the chelsea market too. i live very dangerously closeby - heh!

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                          mattress2k1 Apr 10, 2007 05:45 PM

                          Yes it is ... tough to beat

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                            fayth Apr 10, 2007 08:39 PM

                            Also Times Square Location :
                            Times Square
                            West 45th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue Telephone: (212) 302-2000
                            Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-12am, Friday-Saturday until 1am, Sunday until 11pm
                            Restaurant, Take-Out, Bakery, Bar & Delivery Available

                            I like their chocolate mousse layered cheesecake.
                            www.juniorscheesecake.com/catalog/pro...

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                              mopotofu Apr 12, 2007 01:46 PM

                              My favorite is Eileen's Cheesecake as well. Junior's for me is ok, not great.

                              1. dewdropin Apr 12, 2007 04:18 PM

                                Grand Central Station is worth a trip just because it is an amazing place to see and they have the absolutely coolest NYC transit gift shop.
                                The cheesecake is Yummy and worth it.

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