Junior's Restaurant

Junior's Restaurant

Dessert Shop, Diner, and Bakery$$$$
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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  • 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)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Daree A.
    Daree AllenJuly 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.
  • 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 $25
  • Lydia V.
    Lydia VanWormerJanuary 13
    Loved the cheesecake filling, but wasn't a huge fan of the sponge cake crust. Chocolate mouse geese cake as amaze balls though!! Definitely rich enough to share!! :)
  • Tobi B.
    Tobi BoingApril 6, 2015
    This location is approximately 256% cooler than the one at Times Square. The Pastrami Reuben is really nice. The cheesecake is perfect. Just fcking perfect.
  • Pura L.
    Pura LópezJune 20, 2013
    This cheesecake really lives up to the expectations and is soft and creamy as heaven. Its sea food is quite good too. Enjoy a complimentary slice showing your New York Pass card on meals over U$S 10.-
  • Jim T.
    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
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonJuly 5, 2011
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jake S.
    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.
  • LA TONYA W.
    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.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • 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.
  • Nicole
    NicoleApril 28, 2013
    Cheesecake was no Cheesecake Factory. My only tip is that our waiter took FOREVER to come and help us to give us the check and never came to see if everything was ok. Better service is recommended.
  • 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..
  • Cindy B.
    Cindy BMay 25, 2013
    The jerk chix was EVERYTHING. ..however, the cheesecake was very heavy / chunky / disappointing. Now seeing that it is significantly better at room temperature. ..but still no Cheesecake Factory
  • Max W.
    Max WMarch 6, 2009
    Go to Junior's. Pass by the cheesecake and through the orange dining room. Pull up a stool at the bar. Greet the bartender warmly and order a chocolate milkshake. Tip generously.
  • salma m.
    salma mansoorJune 18, 2012
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TeaBelly
    TeaBellyJanuary 25, 2011
    The southern fried chicken is huge and mash is morish. I know it's been said before, but try the cheesecake, I had a religious experience eating mine. Simply amazing.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindMarch 7, 2015
    Huge plates of food. Make sure you head to the Brooklyn location over the Manhattan ones. Chocolate fudge cakes is delish
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 6, 2010
    It’s true, the cheesecake is famously good…especially when you can take it to go! The food is all-american diner, with a very old-school menu. Huge portions.
  • Brianna S.
    Brianna ShantéJanuary 11, 2012
    I can't get over the rat that was seen on top of the cheesecakes a couple years ago. Google it please. If that's what their secret crack ingredient is count me out! no matter how good they are.
  • Gabriel H.
    The best cheesecakes in all of New York City. My favorites are the Devils Food, the raspberry and the classic.
  • Almira V.
    Almira ValdezAugust 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.
  • Mark T.
    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!
  • 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
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlevinsJune 16, 2014
    Look at your check before handing over your credit card. They charge an automatic 18% gratuity then ask for tip on the credit card slip without returning your original receipt. Sneaky.
  • 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.
  • Dominique H.
    Dominique HernandezAugust 8, 2011
    Cheesecake is really awesome, but as far as the food goes, it's really just a diner. Nice little addition of mini pastries with breakfast though.
  • Wade B.
    Wade BlackApril 18, 2012
    Come on Wednesday afternoons, or Thursday - Monday nights to the cocktail bar and meet Tim, who is the epitome of old school bartenders
  • Vincent L.
    Vincent LukbanMarch 15, 2015
    Fried chicken and yam fries are good. Seating is pretty tight and the waitress had to pass down the food because she couldn't squeeze through.
  • 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
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon D'OrlandoJuly 3, 2010
    What can you say about this place that already hasn't been said? Best cheesecake in the world! Makes Cheesecake Factory inedible. BK all day! Read more
  • Y N G
    Y N GMarch 5, 2011
    Like Juniors and its classic neon signs? Check out photographer Yale Gurney's rendition of it blown up large on Gurney's signature canvas (giclee) @ yalegurney.com/shop
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 21, 2011
    Not a great place for an actual meal, but that's not why people come here in the first place. It's the cheesecake. Rich and delicious, get a slice and you won't be disappointed.
  • Jumpman23
    Jumpman23January 11, 2013
    Even before his days of playing for NY, Carmelo Anthony made a point to stop in at Junior's when in Flatbush. Watch Melo's brother talk about Junior’s role in BK history: http://youtu.be/ffhm8VCVjKs
  • Jenn Z.
    Jenn ZhangFebruary 24, 2015
    Excellent excellent cheesecake of course. Food is no better than fast food diner.
  • David R.
    David RaskinJanuary 1, 2014
    You want a New York burger? Order a D burger well done. With a side of scrambled eggs. Tell them Raskin sent you
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneJuly 4, 2015
    You can't come to NYC and not get a slice or a whole cheesecake from Juniors it's just not right. It's like coming to NYC and not having a hot dog on the street. #realnewyorkcity
  • Tanika T.
    French toast and Canadian Bacon was good. Original cheesecake was good too.
  • Gabriel H.
    The pastrami sandwiches on rye are awesome. Some of the best in NYC.
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynJanuary 2, 2015
    The corn bread is great! Obviously the cheesecake is the greatest in the world. The steakburger is awesome!
  • Phillip J.
    Phillip JamesNovember 3, 2012
    Yesterday Phillip had lunch at Five Guys in Downtown Brooklyn. Today Phillip returns and is looking forward to lunch and cherry cheese cake at Junior's! The cherry cheese cake is delicious! Yum!
  • 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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • loran j.
    loran jonakMarch 21
    Juniors is great for comfort food, and this location has a bar so you can have a Bloody Mary or mimosa.
  • Kevon S.
    Kevon SylvesterFebruary 6, 2011
    Avoid getting caught up in the cheesecake hype...try the german chocolate layer cake, you won't Regret it..unless your Diabetic
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GreenJanuary 6, 2010
    Try the strawberry cheesecake - the big fresh chunks of strawberries atop possibly the world's best cheesecake is a must-try.
  • Celia A.
    Celia A.July 23, 2011
    Order the cheesesteak with bacon and sweet potato pie. Also order the apple crumb cheesecake (delicious).
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