Junior's Restaurant

Junior's Restaurant

Dessert Shop, Diner, and Bakery$$$$
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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  • Mazi O.
    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)
    Mazi O · August 1, 2013
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  • Zach O.
    I only said yes because of the cheesecake.. so far. I had the cat fish.. no flavor at all. I had the baked onion soup.. not the greatest but the cheesecake YES YES! I'm going back though.. for entrees
    Zach O · September 25, 2015
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  • Daree A.
    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.
    Daree Allen · July 10, 2015
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  • Chris C.
    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 $25
    Chris Cookson · January 29, 2012
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  • Lydia V.
    Loved the cheesecake filling, but wasn't a huge fan of the sponge cake crust. Chocolate mouse geese cake as amaze balls though!! Definitely rich enough to share!! :)
    Lydia VanWormer · January 13
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  • Tobi B.
    This location is approximately 256% cooler than the one at Times Square. The Pastrami Reuben is really nice. The cheesecake is perfect. Just fcking perfect.
    Tobi Boing · April 6, 2015
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  • Pura L.
    This cheesecake really lives up to the expectations and is soft and creamy as heaven. Its sea food is quite good too. Enjoy a complimentary slice showing your New York Pass card on meals over U$S 10.-
    Pura López · June 20, 2013
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  • Jim T.
    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
    Jim Taylor · April 9, 2015
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  • Bob 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.
    Bob Erickson · July 5, 2011
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  • Village Voice
    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.
    Village Voice · April 9, 2015
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  • ドーラ
    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.
    ドーラ · March 7, 2011
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  • Jake S.
    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.
    Jake Smith · October 19, 2013
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  • LA TONYA W.
    The cheesecake, rugelach, danishes, chocolate chocolate cake, chicken parm, chicken salad bacon club, corned beef pastrami sandwich, shrimp, BBQ chicken shrimp or rib combos.
    LA TONYA WADE · May 19, 2015
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  • Nicole
    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.
    Nicole · April 28, 2013
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  • Thomas N.
    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.
    Thomas Ngo · May 7, 2013
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  • john h.
    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..
    john hutcheson · January 25, 2014
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  • Cindy B.
    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
    Cindy B · May 25, 2013
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  • Max W.
    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.
    Max W · March 6, 2009
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  • salma m.
    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
    salma mansoor · June 18, 2012
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  • Hotel I.
    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.
    Hotel Indigo · August 19, 2013
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  • Valerie S.
    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.
    Valerie Seckler · May 10, 2012
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  • TeaBelly
    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.
    TeaBelly · January 25, 2011
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  • Steff H.
    Huge plates of food. Make sure you head to the Brooklyn location over the Manhattan ones. Chocolate fudge cakes is delish
    Steff Hind · March 7, 2015
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  • The Corcoran Group
    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.
    The Corcoran Group · November 6, 2010
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  • Brianna S.
    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.
    Brianna Shanté · January 11, 2012
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  • Gabriel H.
    The best cheesecakes in all of New York City. My favorites are the Devils Food, the raspberry and the classic.
    Gabriel Hayes · March 13
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  • Almira V.
    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.
    Almira Valdez · August 24, 2013
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  • Mark T.
    Great burgers. Twin deli sandwiches--- pastrami and corned beef. Great pickles and slaw at table good soup BEST CHEESECAKE ON EARTH period!
    Mark Turok · March 18, 2015
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  • Tony B.
    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.
    Tony Blevins · June 16, 2014
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  • Jeff S.
    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
    Jeff S. · November 5, 2015
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  • Anthony G.
    Junior's is an institution in Brooklyn...great food across the board, excellent service, and be sure to order the strawberry cheese cake.
    Anthony Gilbert · August 16, 2013
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  • New York Habitat
    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.
    New York Habitat · October 21, 2011
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  • Dominique H.
    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.
    Dominique Hernandez · August 8, 2011
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  • Wade B.
    Come on Wednesday afternoons, or Thursday - Monday nights to the cocktail bar and meet Tim, who is the epitome of old school bartenders
    Wade Black · April 18, 2012
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  • Vincent L.
    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.
    Vincent Lukban · March 15, 2015
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  • Amy C.
    For something different try the 'something different' sandwich - sliced brisket between 2 potato latkes served w/apple sauce and au jus
    Amy Chin · October 10, 2011
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  • Brandon D.
    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
    Brandon D'Orlando · July 3, 2010
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  • Y N G
    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
    Y N G · March 5, 2011
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  • Jumpman23
    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
    Jumpman23 · January 11, 2013
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  • Jenn Z.
    Excellent excellent cheesecake of course. Food is no better than fast food diner.
    Jenn Zhang · February 24, 2015
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  • Autumn R.
    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
    Autumn Rayne · July 4, 2015
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  • David R.
    You want a New York burger? Order a D burger well done. With a side of scrambled eggs. Tell them Raskin sent you
    David Raskin · January 1, 2014
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  • Gabriel H.
    The pastrami sandwiches on rye are awesome. Some of the best in NYC.
    Gabriel Hayes · March 13
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  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    The corn bread is great! Obviously the cheesecake is the greatest in the world. The steakburger is awesome!
    ImSo_Brooklyn · January 2, 2015
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  • Phillip J.
    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!
    Phillip James · November 3, 2012
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  • Food Network
    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
    Food Network · October 2, 2014
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  • Kevon S.
    Avoid getting caught up in the cheesecake hype...try the german chocolate layer cake, you won't Regret it..unless your Diabetic
    Kevon Sylvester · February 6, 2011
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  • loran j.
    Juniors is great for comfort food, and this location has a bar so you can have a Bloody Mary or mimosa.
    loran jonak · March 21
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  • Celia A.
    Order the cheesesteak with bacon and sweet potato pie. Also order the apple crumb cheesecake (delicious).
    Celia A. · July 23, 2011
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  • Valerie G.
    Try the strawberry cheesecake - the big fresh chunks of strawberries atop possibly the world's best cheesecake is a must-try.
    Valerie Green · January 6, 2010
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