1515 Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.758095 -73.986136
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square
Editorial Review by Marcella Veneziale – Brooklyn's favorite cheesecake place has hopped the river, catering to Manhattanites and tourists alike smack in the center of Times Square.
Don't let Cranky people discourage... – Okay, So I read the only comment listed and felt compelled to give my 2cents. There are many key factors that make a cheesecake "good". There's your light & fluffy cakes and there are your thicker more creamy cakes. If you like chewing on a hunk of cream cheese you probably won't like Junior's. I personally found their cakes to be very flavorful and pleasing to the taste buds. It's light yet creamy all wrapped up into one fabulous bite. If it's atmosphere you're looking for.....why would you be going to a "deli"? It's old world New York for goodnessake. Don't let the gripe of the previous writer discourage you from giving Junior's a shot. They have GREAT cheesecake! If it's 5-star you're looking for.....you need to shoot for something without the word "Cheesecake" in the name. Again, my personal opinion.
Don't believe the hype! Junior's is nothing to write home about! – Ok, so I've been to Brooklyn so many times, I've stopped counting. I've been to Junior's only thrice in all of those visits. Why? Because the food is not good! I don't know how they earned their rep for being the "best cheesecake in town" because I've tasted better. NEVER and I repeat NEVER get their water! It tastes horrible, but I should have known that beforehand. It's NY for goodness sakes! The atmosphere of the place in not one to relax and take in. It's a busy deli/diner type eatery and the waitstaff is less than enthusiastic to serve you. Junior's makes money off their reputation, not their food. I'd skip them and find another establishment worthy of your dining dollars.
CHEESECAKE TO DIE FOR – Their Carrot cheesecake is my new best friend. Like silk. Heavenly. Skip the meal though. It's really too expensive. I had a great steak burger there, but other than that, meh. They bring you a bunch of pickled things to start with. No bread, just pickles and beats and such. Weird, huh? But I enjoyed it. Seriously, go for the cheesecake. I have never had better, and believe me, I've had a LOT of cheesecake.
Crowded, but a good place to hang out after a broadway show – We just went to the cafe part of the restaurant. The ambiance is nothing spectacular, but I guess it's a good place to just relax and watch all the people go by. The cheesecake was very good, but I've had better.
Worst service ever, which would be excusable if the food were any good! – The menu is misleading, listing lunch and dinner prices for entrees. When you eat at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon, you think it's lunch. When the check came, with the dinner price, we pointed it out to our server, who took the check back to fix it. Instead, another server and manager come to explain that the lunch prices are only applicable on certain days (this not being one of them), and that this caveat is mentioned on the menu TWO PAGES BEFORE THE ENTREE LISTINGS. I guess we're supposed to read the menu like a novel, dutifully noting each passage. They refused to take responsibility for the confusion and fix the check, no doubt assuming we were tourists on whom they needn't depend for repeat business. The manager was nasty, and incidentally so was the food. Tasteless and totally uninteresting. By the time we finished eating that, we had no interest in the cheesecake they're famous for. Don't eat here. They don't care about you one bit, and they don't even know how to make good deli food.
Cheesecake Blunder – Its not as good as Brooklyn, lets preface this right away. However, the decor and actual restaurant is very nice but thats only because its decked up more because of Times Square locale and the fact its the newest one out there. The service has been surprisingly very decent here, despite the semi-high prices for diner quality food. Stick with Brooklyn unless the children can't pass this one up.
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