Junior's Restaurant

Junior's Restaurant

Diner, Dessert Shop, and Bakery$$$$
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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    This diner is famous for their cheesecake. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Thomas N.
    "Original cheesecake is the best I've ever had."(7 Tips)
    Christopher P.
    "Chocolate Mousse cheesecake for all the chocolate lovers out there!"(5 Tips)
    Vaibhav G.
    "The strawberry shortcake cheesecake is really good!"(5 Tips)
    'Queta N.
    "Strawberry cheesecake is a must have every time I visit NY.. !!!!!"(12 Tips)
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  • Tobi B.heart icon on user image
    Tobi BApril 6, 2015
    This location is approximately 256% cooler than the one at Times Square. The Pastrami Reuben is really nice. The cheesecake is perfect. Just fcking perfect.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • James K.heart icon on user image
    James KiernanMarch 5, 2017
    First time I heard of Junior's during an episode of MTV's Making the Band and Diddy made the contestants walk across the BK bridge to get him a piece of cheesecake. Now I know it's worth it!
  • Mazi O.
    Mazi OAugust 1, 2013
    They are well known for their cheese cake but I actually don't even eat it from them. They have great food; shrimp parmesean, tuna melts, and one of the best breakfasts in Brooklyn (best cheese eggs)
  • Pura L.heart icon on user image
    Pura LópezJune 20, 2013
    This cheesecake really lives up to the expectations and is soft and creamy as heaven. Its sea food is quite good too. Enjoy a complimentary slice showing your New York Pass card on meals over U$S 10.-
  • Tim B.heart icon on user image
    Tim BushnellSeptember 29, 2018
    Great vintage restaurant fare, large portions, in an atmosphere that feels like you stepped back in time. The dessert menu is the gem and the cheesecake here is arguably the best in the city
  • Lydia V.heart icon on user image
    Lydia VanWormerJanuary 13, 2016
    Loved the cheesecake filling, but wasn't a huge fan of the sponge cake crust. Chocolate mouse geese cake as amaze balls though!! Definitely rich enough to share!! :)
  • Avneesh K.heart icon on user image
    Avneesh KohliNovember 22, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out all the cool Brooklyn memorabilia on the walls! This place is more than a restaurant that makes good cheesecake - it’s an institution
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadNovember 16, 2017
    Can't go wrong with any cheesecake flavor. If you're adventurous, get the New Yorker Cake Shake, which is a milkshake topped with a full slice of cheesecake.
  • LA TONYA W.heart icon on user image
    LA TONYA WADEMay 19, 2015
    The cheesecake, rugelach, danishes, chocolate chocolate cake, chicken parm, chicken salad bacon club, corned beef pastrami sandwich, shrimp, BBQ chicken shrimp or rib combos.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    Sure, it’s totally touristy, but there’s a reason their creamy, not-too-sweet cheesecake has been an NYC must-have since 1950. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 9, 2015
    The "Something Different," a self-proclaimed sandwich of brisket served between 2 perfectly seasoned potato pancakes with jus, sour cream, and applesauce on the side, is spectacular.
  • ern k.heart icon on user image
    ern kAugust 13, 2016
    Breakfast is good food average cheese cake very good .the bar on the side was the spot years ago had to cancel plans because of the bartender lol wonder if he's still there.
  • Thomas V.heart icon on user image
    Thomas Vander WalFebruary 13, 2020
    The cheesecake is worth the visit and may, just maybe, change your cheesecake ratings you have used in your life prior.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SullivanJuly 29, 2017
    The crabbed stuffed shrimp is sooooo good. It's really filling. I had to take 2 home. They give you 4 of them and they are the size of golf balls, plus 2 sides
  • Steff H.heart icon on user image
    Steff HindMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge plates of food. Make sure you head to the Brooklyn location over the Manhattan ones. Chocolate fudge cakes is delish
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMarch 13, 2016
    The best cheesecakes in all of New York City. My favorites are the Devils Food, the raspberry and the classic.
  • Peggy
    PeggyFebruary 19, 2018
    When you walk in, you can buy whole cheesecakes (different sizes available) from the bakery on your right OR individual slices of cheesecake from the takeout counter on your left.
  • George W.heart icon on user image
    George WaltersApril 13, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Greatest Cheesecake in the world. Also great sandwiches. You basically can't go wrong here.
  • Jim T.heart icon on user image
    Jim TaylorApril 9, 2015
    While Juniors is a full service restaurant and bar serving classic American fare, it isn’t the steak or fish you come here for. As the name suggests, you come here for the cheesecake. Read more
  • Cheston L.heart icon on user image
    Cheston LeeSeptember 24, 2017
    Don’t leave without trying the cheesecake! Juniors is one of the greats in Brooklyn; the melting pot of late night dining and strong drinks at the bar.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJanuary 29, 2012
    if you are a college student in the area, it's a PERFECT place to go before getting dropped off by parents. Otherwise, make sure to go there during Brooklyn Restaurant Week for a massive feast for $25
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MariaMarch 10, 2020
    This place has some of the best cheesecake. The chocolate mousse cheesecake was so rich and yummy!
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3, 2016
    "It’s known for cheesecake but more than that the real main attraction there is people watching!" - Aya Kanai, executive fashion director - Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Read more
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.November 5, 2015
    Juniors has the best cheesecake EVER... The oreo cookie cheesecake from Sweet Lady Jane in LA might be the only thing that compares to Juniors
  • Mei T.heart icon on user image
    Mei TamJanuary 15, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    The strawberry cheesecake or strawberry cheese pies are heavy but so delicious!!!!
  • Sherry G.heart icon on user image
    Sherry GrubmanNovember 23, 2021
    The sandwich was nothing to write home about, but the complimentary beets, pickles and slaw were amazingly good. The topper was the excellent Black & White cookies.
  • john h.
    john hutchesonJanuary 25, 2014
    For the love for all that is good, get the cheesecake. Tom Robbins (not the motivational guy) dedicated a chapter to this cheesecake in one of his novels. Yes, it is that good..
  • Mark T.heart icon on user image
    Mark TurokMarch 18, 2015
    Great burgers. Twin deli sandwiches--- pastrami and corned beef. Great pickles and slaw at table good soup BEST CHEESECAKE ON EARTH period!
  • Nicolas B.heart icon on user image
    Nicolas BrugneauxDecember 7, 2018
    The classic cheesecake is the best you can get. The portions are very much American though - meaning ludicrously big. Worth your time 100%.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachAugust 15, 2015
    The original cheesecake is the way to go.
  • Hotel I.
    Hotel IndigoAugust 19, 2013
    Tempt your taste buds with a slice of Black Forest, made with Black Forest cherries and Meyer’s rum, or dig into a bowl of chocolate pudding with whipped cream.
  • salma m.
    salma mansoorJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the devil's chocolate cheese cake!! OMG chocolate so rich and perfect amount of sweetness and the delicious melt in your mouth cheesecake. YUM YUM and moree YUM
  • Daree A.heart icon on user image
    Daree Allen NievesJuly 10, 2015
    Just come for dessert. My sandwich was barely lukewarm. Same for friend. Took a long time for anyone to ack our party of 7. Had to walk around to get assistance. Apple crumb cheesecake was good.
  • Cuppy C.
    Cuppy CakeAugust 24, 2013
    This place is amazing, service is better than 42nd street cause its tourist spot, they serve corn bread & roll, ambiance is awesome.near from mall.
  • toluheart icon on user image
    toluFebruary 17, 2015
    Loved that the honey mustard that my chicken tenders came with had a hint of horseradish
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NgoMay 7, 2013
    Original cheesecake is the best I've ever had. If you order an egg cream, get vanilla as chocolate is too sweet and strawberry has chunks of not so flavorful strawberry in it.
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WickhamNovember 29, 2016
    Great American Diner with great breakfasts. Can recommend the eggs Benedict and omelettes!
  • Jenn Z.heart icon on user image
    Jenn ZhangFebruary 24, 2015
    Excellent excellent cheesecake of course. Food is no better than fast food diner.
  • nikki
    nikkiNovember 24, 2016
    corned beef, pastrami, or roast? now you don't have to choose! plus they are generous with the extra gravy requests.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The New York Cheesecake. It is worth it to take the trip to Brooklyn to see the original and get a sense of old Brooklyn Read more
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkOctober 2, 2014
    Rocco DiSpirito has started spreadin' the news: Junior's Cheesecake & Desserts is a Brooklyn icon with the best New York-style cheesecake in the state. Read more
  • loran j.heart icon on user image
    loran jonakMarch 21, 2016
    Juniors is great for comfort food, and this location has a bar so you can have a Bloody Mary or mimosa.
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMarch 13, 2016
    The pastrami sandwiches on rye are awesome. Some of the best in NYC.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GilbertAugust 16, 2013
    Junior's is an institution in Brooklyn...great food across the board, excellent service, and be sure to order the strawberry cheese cake.
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithOctober 19, 2013
    Even if you're by yourself, post up at the bar, order a slice of cheesecake (obviously) and one of their extremely strong drinks (something with Grenadine maybe?). Strike up a conversation. Repeat.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChinOctober 10, 2011
    For something different try the 'something different' sandwich - sliced brisket between 2 potato latkes served w/apple sauce and au jus
  • ドーラ
    ドーラMarch 7, 2011
    My favorite cake is the *chocolate mousse cheesecake* combining a layer of cheesecake on the bottom with a top layer of light creamy chocolate mousse and then covered in a chocolate coating.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerMay 10, 2012
    Roasted by White Coffee, Junior's Brooklyn Blend satisfies. It calls to mind La Colombe Corsica coffee & rich Porto Rico roasts. JBB arabica beans are Central & South American. Cups are bottomless.
  • Istarirayheart icon on user image
    IstarirayJanuary 22, 2018
    Huge patties! :)) And the best original cheese cake in Brooklyn
  • ᴡᴡᴡ.Bob.pwho.ru E.
    Try the soup and half sandwich lunch special. The matzo ball soup and corn beef ssndwich are both good. The original cheesecake may please others, but not me. Heavy, gummy, and flavorless.
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