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Juniors Cheesecake as good as they say?

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?


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  1. 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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    1. re: Striver

      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.

      1. re: Striver

        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.

        1. re: Striver

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

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

          1. 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?

            1. 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. 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!

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

                  1. 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.

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

                      1. 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!

                        1. Yes it is ... tough to beat

                          1. 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.

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

                              1. 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.