The Cheesecake Factory

★★★★★
  • 71 Isham Rd

    West Hartford, CT 06107

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  • 860-233-5588

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M-Th 11:30-11, F-Sa 11:30-12:30, Su 10-10

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The food is great. The service is like no other. Its just the wait can be very long for a table, but worth the wait!

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★★★★★

The food is great. The service is like no other. Its just the wait can be very long for a table, but worth the wait!

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Beautiful Restaurant.
Comfortable.
Attentive, Friendly & Professional Service.
A Menu with over 280 menu items to satisfy all palates.
Delicious dessert menu of over 30 cheesecakes!
Trust me, if you haven't gone, it is sooooooo worth the

3
★★★★★

Beautiful Restaurant.
Comfortable.
Attentive, Friendly & Professional Service.
A Menu with over 280 menu items to satisfy all palates.
Delicious dessert menu of over 30 cheesecakes!
Trust me, if you haven't gone, it is sooooooo worth the

Pros: Food: Quality & Quantity. Excellent Service.

Cons: Occasionally A Bit of Wait

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I ordered the tamale appetizer, Kobe burger with fries, and banana cream cheesecake. The tamales came as three crab cake-like formations, golden brown and unctuous. They were on top of corn husks and drenched with sour cream, diced tomatoes and green onions. Not having tasted tamales before, I was taken aback by the sweetness of their variety. They were moist, flavorful, and surprisingly delicious. Though, I must warn-- as many others have noted-- the size of this dish could be enough for a person of small stature to enjoy as an entree.Next was the Kobe burger. As soon as I saw the word Kobe on the menu, my eyes opened with great excitement. Maybe this "chain" wasn't as manufactured as I had originally assumed. I heard great things about the illusive "Kobe" cows which were treated like royalty in Japan: daily massages, beer feedings, and healthful diet to ensure maximum fattiness and marbling-- sort of a humane foie gras(boeuf gras?)(Note: the only problem I have with foie gras is trying to find a place in CT that offers it on the menu!) I also knew that the only Kobe cows available in the U.S. are cross breeds due to trade restrictions prohibiting the transporting of Kobe cows to the U.S. Anyways, I ordered the burger medium rare to fully enjoy the succulent Kobe beef. It was absolutely, perfectly medium rare... in the center of the burger. About 50% of the outer ring of the burger was cooked to about medium well. This led me to believe that they failed to press gently into the center of the burger-- a la Bobby Flay-- to prevent it from puffing and cooking evenly. Nevertheless, it is quite difficult to dry out fatty Kobe beef, and the burger was still juicy and succulent. Unfortunately, the limp fries they served clearly needed a second dip into a hot fryer for maximum crispiness. I cannot understand why every restaurant, from McDonald's to great NY steakhouses, doesn't blanch their fries twice. And, finally, what I expected to be the piece de resistance of the whole meal, Cheesecake! I ordered the banana cheesecake expecting a rich, decadent banana flavored cream cheese filling with a crunchy and buttery crust. What I actually received: Mounds of whipped cream-- which did not even feel like a standard full fat whipped cream-- with a side of "cheesecake". The banana filling was not rich like standard cheesecake, but more like a cream pie without the body. It did have a moderate banana flavor, but was not at all decadent enough to be labelled a cheesecake. Overall, I would recommend the tamale appetizer-- keeping in mind portion sizes. The Kobe burger will provide you with a decent juicy burger, but may not be worth the investment. Kobe beef should really be left in its pure form as a cut of steak and never ground up and altered. In regards to the cheesecake, I would definitely skip the banana but try a different variety. The Cheesecake Factory offers one of the most diverse and lengthy menus I have ever come across, and they achieve a level of quality unbeknownst to chain restaurants in America.

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★★★★☆

I ordered the tamale appetizer, Kobe burger with fries, and banana cream cheesecake. The tamales came as three crab cake-like formations, golden brown and unctuous. They were on top of corn husks and drenched with sour cream, diced tomatoes and green onions. Not having tasted tamales before, I was taken aback by the sweetness of their variety. They were moist, flavorful, and surprisingly delicious. Though, I must warn-- as many others have noted-- the size of this dish could be enough for a person of small stature to enjoy as an entree.Next was the Kobe burger. As soon as I saw the word Kobe on the menu, my eyes opened with great excitement. Maybe this "chain" wasn't as manufactured as I had originally assumed. I heard great things about the illusive "Kobe" cows which were treated like royalty in Japan: daily massages, beer feedings, and healthful diet to ensure maximum fattiness and marbling-- sort of a humane foie gras(boeuf gras?)(Note: the only problem I have with foie gras is trying to find a place in CT that offers it on the menu!) I also knew that the only Kobe cows available in the U.S. are cross breeds due to trade restrictions prohibiting the transporting of Kobe cows to the U.S. Anyways, I ordered the burger medium rare to fully enjoy the succulent Kobe beef. It was absolutely, perfectly medium rare... in the center of the burger. About 50% of the outer ring of the burger was cooked to about medium well. This led me to believe that they failed to press gently into the center of the burger-- a la Bobby Flay-- to prevent it from puffing and cooking evenly. Nevertheless, it is quite difficult to dry out fatty Kobe beef, and the burger was still juicy and succulent. Unfortunately, the limp fries they served clearly needed a second dip into a hot fryer for maximum crispiness. I cannot understand why every restaurant, from McDonald's to great NY steakhouses, doesn't blanch their fries twice. And, finally, what I expected to be the piece de resistance of the whole meal, Cheesecake! I ordered the banana cheesecake expecting a rich, decadent banana flavored cream cheese filling with a crunchy and buttery crust. What I actually received: Mounds of whipped cream-- which did not even feel like a standard full fat whipped cream-- with a side of "cheesecake". The banana filling was not rich like standard cheesecake, but more like a cream pie without the body. It did have a moderate banana flavor, but was not at all decadent enough to be labelled a cheesecake. Overall, I would recommend the tamale appetizer-- keeping in mind portion sizes. The Kobe burger will provide you with a decent juicy burger, but may not be worth the investment. Kobe beef should really be left in its pure form as a cut of steak and never ground up and altered. In regards to the cheesecake, I would definitely skip the banana but try a different variety. The Cheesecake Factory offers one of the most diverse and lengthy menus I have ever come across, and they achieve a level of quality unbeknownst to chain restaurants in America.

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I went to the Cheesecake Factory the other night and had one of the best restaurant experiences of my life! My server, Kristi, was very prompt, knowledgeable, and always had a smile on her face. The food was fantastic!!! I was torn between a few of the dishes on the menu because there were so many to choose from. I ended up going with Kristi's recommendation- Chicken Madiera. AMAZING! The desserts were to die for and the wait was only 25 minutes. I will definitely go there again!!!

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★★★★★

I went to the Cheesecake Factory the other night and had one of the best restaurant experiences of my life! My server, Kristi, was very prompt, knowledgeable, and always had a smile on her face. The food was fantastic!!! I was torn between a few of the dishes on the menu because there were so many to choose from. I ended up going with Kristi's recommendation- Chicken Madiera. AMAZING! The desserts were to die for and the wait was only 25 minutes. I will definitely go there again!!!

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I had never been to a Cheesecake Factory before and now I am hooked! The menu offers too many choices and of course the dessert there is out of this world. The only downfall is the wait, which is anywhere from an hour to 3 hours depending on when you go.

5
★★★★★

I had never been to a Cheesecake Factory before and now I am hooked! The menu offers too many choices and of course the dessert there is out of this world. The only downfall is the wait, which is anywhere from an hour to 3 hours depending on when you go.

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Take a spacious, surprisingly stylish interior that features French limestone floors, decorative columns and elegant cherry wood, add an eager-to-please waitstaff and multiply by 200-plus menu items----including some of the most tempting…

 

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