Best Cheesecake in New York?
I'm looking for the best New York Cheesecake. I know Lindy's is famous, but is it actually the best? Or just for tourists?
Any favorites out there?
The current Lindy's in New York has no relation to the Lindy's of old with the famous cheesecake. That Lindy's closed many decades ago.- but the name was deemed to be in the public domain- hence ther use of the name Lindy's. If you're looking for the best cheesecke or deli in New ork, you won't find it at there.
Eileen's seems to be the favorite right now. Juniors is still famous for their cheesecake, but IMO it's been a long time since Juniors cheescake was great- these days it's mass produced by the thousands.
I never went to Lindy's back in the day when it might have been good. We rarely eat in the T.S. area but recently found ourselves there late at night and gave it a shot. I ordered a coffee and cheesecake. The cheesecake was still frozen in the middle. I complained and the waiter said: "let it sit a bit." I ate around the edges and it was mediocre at best.
I should have known better and gone to Junior's which I have loved since the late 50's. I even had them make a huge strawberry cheese pie for my first wedding. Fabulous, still going strong and great I.M.H.O.!! The marriage is kaput but not Junior's. This year we went to New Years Eve at Prospect park. After the fireworks my trophy wife said: "Let's get a bite to eat." I said: "I know just the place!" It was a beautiful night so we walked down Flatbush Ave to DeKalb and had our first meal of 2012. Pastrami sammich, egg cream, vanilla malted all topped off with a nice slice of strawberry cheesecake.
Eileens is also terrific. The last time I was there Eileen was working the counter. Very nice woman and dedicated to her cheesecakes!!