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Cheesecake near West Hollywood

PlatypusJ Mar 10, 2009 12:49 PM

Hey chows,

I'm going to be in West Hollywood tomorrow afternoon, and I'd like to pick up two slices of cheesecake (to go) for later that night. Does anyone have a good recommendation? It can be a bakery or a restaurant as long as I can buy slices and take them home with me. I'd prefer to stay local, but I'll also be in Santa Monica that day.

I love New York Style cheesecake and the kind that's more cakey than creamy (European style?), but any variety will do as long as it's amazing.

Thanks for your help!

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    magic man Mar 10, 2009 12:55 PM

    Cheesecake Factory in Beverly Hills or
    Grand Lux Cafe Bever;y Center (same owner as Cheesecake Factory)

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      PlatypusJ Mar 10, 2009 01:04 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/73165

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        rednyellow Mar 10, 2009 06:35 PM

        also at the Grove

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        woofer Mar 10, 2009 01:06 PM

        stop by wolfgang's steakhouse in bh. they have their cheesecake flown in from junior's in brooklyn which is undoubtedly the best.

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          jackattack Mar 10, 2009 02:17 PM

          On Wilshire, a quick stop on your way to Santa monica, the amazing Amandine Patisserie. (thank me later).

          www.amandinecafe.com

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          Amandine Patissiere
          12225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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            a213b Mar 10, 2009 03:21 PM

            I will cosign this; first thing that popped in my head. They have a more classic cheese cake, as well as a French style one.

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            Obessed Mar 10, 2009 02:38 PM

            You could check Sweet Lady Janes - not sure if they have cheesecake tho.

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              sumo3175 Mar 10, 2009 07:51 PM

              Urth Cafe on Melrose in West Hollywood has small cheesecakes good enough for 3-4 people.
              Also Trader Joes has a new york cheesecake in their frozen aisle that you just need to defrost for a couple hours but it is amazing. I brought one to my friend for her birthday and she was loving it and asked where I got it from and I said tjs and now shes hooked.

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                avivale Mar 11, 2009 11:46 AM

                Urth Caffe's cheesecakes are my favorite! After tasting a couple of varieties, I recommend the Oreo cheesecake most of all. If you go early in the morning (before 10 am), you can get a deal on last night's cheesecakes at half price. :)

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                  Foodandwine Mar 11, 2009 11:51 AM

                  I like the TJ's New York Style Cheese Cake as well.. The one in the Blue Box. Defrost as eat.. Slices tick away like minutes on the hour...

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                  schrutefarms Mar 11, 2009 12:18 PM

                  Everyone is going to yell at me, but I like the cheesecake at Canters. Crumbly, not too sweet, graham cracker crust, topped with sour cream...

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                    JudiAU Mar 11, 2009 04:47 PM

                    I haven't had the plain cheescake but the pumpkin cheesecake at Susina is very fine. I imagine the plain is similiar.

                    And the canters cheescake (the less stodgy one is still might stodgy; the stodgy one is very stodgy aka European) is one of their better items.

                    1. Emme Mar 11, 2009 10:14 PM

                      not my cup of tea at all, but Ruth's Chris has a cheesecake just as you describe it.

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