Best Dessert
Top 100 Restaurant, Chicago

“Enjoy lunch at Eli’s Cheesecake Café, the perfect destination to enjoy
homemade soup, freshly prepared artisan sandwich, gourmet salad, or cheesecake
shake. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a slice of the rich and famous
Eli’s Cheesecake! Dine in our vaulted ceiling coffeehouse atmosphere or on our
outdoor patio during pleasant weather. … Take time to shop in our amazing
store where the selection of cheesecakes and desserts are endless. We also have
a fresh bake shop with scratch recipe muffins, loaf cakes, crème puffs, big
cookies, holiday treats, macaroons, bagel chips, tarts, cakes and cheesecakes
for you to enjoy here in our café over a cup of coffee, cappuccino, or espresso
(or take-out!).

“Eli’s Cheesecake has become a symbol of Chicago. It was proclaimed
Chicago’s 150th Birthday Cake, was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s wager when the Bulls
won the NBA Championship, and was the dessert at Mayor Daley’s inaugural balls.
Eli’s most famous creation was America’s Inaugural Birthday Cake–the 2,000 pound
cheesecake served at [President Clinton's] inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Eli’s tradition of taking exceptional care of his customers is continued by
[wife] Esther Schulman and son Marc Schulman.”

– Eli’s Cheesecake Café website

“It’s probably the most decadent of all desserts.”

TimeOut Chicago magazine