The Cheesecake Factory

★★★★★
  • 251 Geary St 8

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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  • 415-391-4444

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M-Th 11-11, F-Sa 11-12:30, Su 10-11
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First of all it is the typical Cheesecake Factory as far as menu goes... the wait is ALWAYS incredibly long so when we go we plan to sit at the Bar no further expectations than that. You can either take the escalators or the

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★★★★★

First of all it is the typical Cheesecake Factory as far as menu goes... the wait is ALWAYS incredibly long so when we go we plan to sit at the Bar no further expectations than that. You can either take the escalators or the

Pros: View, Ample portions, consistent selections

Cons: the wait, very limited waiting area

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All I can say is MMMMmmm!!! Everyone has to try the Louisiana Chicken Pasta!! I wouldnt steer you wrong!! =P And dont forget about the classic strawberry cheesecake!!

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★★★★☆

All I can say is MMMMmmm!!! Everyone has to try the Louisiana Chicken Pasta!! I wouldnt steer you wrong!! =P And dont forget about the classic strawberry cheesecake!!

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Seriously, I crave their food at least once a week.
Tips:
If you go before 6:00 and sit in the bar sections food is cheaper. Food such as the mac and cheese balls(which are to die for). You can get 3 for $4.00 when they are normally 4 for $8.00. So basically if you want, you can get 6 for the normal price, or just save $4.00 and get 3. They fill you up so you don't want too many anyhow. Just remember to ask for the bar menu. ;)

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★★★★★

Seriously, I crave their food at least once a week.
Tips:
If you go before 6:00 and sit in the bar sections food is cheaper. Food such as the mac and cheese balls(which are to die for). You can get 3 for $4.00 when they are normally 4 for $8.00. So basically if you want, you can get 6 for the normal price, or just save $4.00 and get 3. They fill you up so you don't want too many anyhow. Just remember to ask for the bar menu. ;)

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Visited several times a few year back. Added a few pounds at this nice place.... Love the roof veranda and the nice view from there!

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★★★★★

Visited several times a few year back. Added a few pounds at this nice place.... Love the roof veranda and the nice view from there!

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The Cheesecake factory is a place I come to whenever I go to Union Square. I love their appetizers and their deserts. The portions are big and I am always stuffed when I leave- in a good way.\r
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Their outdoor seating is a real treat and

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★★★★★

The Cheesecake factory is a place I come to whenever I go to Union Square. I love their appetizers and their deserts. The portions are big and I am always stuffed when I leave- in a good way.\r
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Their outdoor seating is a real treat and

Pros: Food, location, service, friendly environment

Cons: The mixed drinks/ cocktails

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After the long wait, about an hour, the menu selection was pretty much filled with fats and sugars, without a lot of healthy options. After inquiring about the composition of the dressings and sauces, we determined that if it doesn't have

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★★★★★

After the long wait, about an hour, the menu selection was pretty much filled with fats and sugars, without a lot of healthy options. After inquiring about the composition of the dressings and sauces, we determined that if it doesn't have

Pros: The 3 weight management dressings and lighter fare, although VERY limited

Cons: Not condusive to a healthy life style.

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why would you go here when there is so much amazing (non-chain) food in san francisco!? go someplace original and authentic, like Colibri right down the street. Save the cheesecake factory for your work trip to Cleveland if you inist on

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★★★★★

why would you go here when there is so much amazing (non-chain) food in san francisco!? go someplace original and authentic, like Colibri right down the street. Save the cheesecake factory for your work trip to Cleveland if you inist on

Pros: nice view of union square and the iced tea is delicious

Cons: it's a chain! you're in san francisco, appreciate the city's amazing and authentic food

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The positives: Cheesecake Factory has an enormous menu with lots of delicious options, so everyone in your party will be satisfied. The salads, sandwiches, and pastas are all great (I usually order Evelyn's Favorite Pasta). The portions

3
★★★★★

The positives: Cheesecake Factory has an enormous menu with lots of delicious options, so everyone in your party will be satisfied. The salads, sandwiches, and pastas are all great (I usually order Evelyn's Favorite Pasta). The portions

Pros: food, desserts, selection, location

Cons: long wait, price

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The Cheesecake factory lives up to it's name. Several choices of Cheesecake. And you get to look at all of them in the display case while you are waiting for a seat. This place is popular so be prepared to sign up, take your beeper and

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★★★★★

The Cheesecake factory lives up to it's name. Several choices of Cheesecake. And you get to look at all of them in the display case while you are waiting for a seat. This place is popular so be prepared to sign up, take your beeper and

Pros: desserts, burgers, chicken, salad burritos

Cons: parking, waiting on line

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The cheesecake is the best. It's indulgent and rich, and the cheesecake is the main reason why I come back to this restaurant. The food is ok, but comes in huge portions. The wait is RIDICULOUSLY long, but once I'm seated, I always find

3
★★★★★

The cheesecake is the best. It's indulgent and rich, and the cheesecake is the main reason why I come back to this restaurant. The food is ok, but comes in huge portions. The wait is RIDICULOUSLY long, but once I'm seated, I always find

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As someone who is not the biggest fan of cheesecakes - these cheese cakes are the best ever - love the white chocolate raspberry truffle and the fresh banana cream cheesecake most of anything else. Can't wait to get back :-)

5
★★★★★

As someone who is not the biggest fan of cheesecakes - these cheese cakes are the best ever - love the white chocolate raspberry truffle and the fresh banana cream cheesecake most of anything else. Can't wait to get back :-)

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I was here a couple of days ago with a group. They claim to have dozens of dishes as 'specialties'. The vast majority are deep-fried somehow. The waits are infamously long. The service we received was marginal, with dishes coming out

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★★★★★

I was here a couple of days ago with a group. They claim to have dozens of dishes as 'specialties'. The vast majority are deep-fried somehow. The waits are infamously long. The service we received was marginal, with dishes coming out

Pros: view over Union Square, decent cheesecake

Cons: long wait, poor service, greasy uninteresting food

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I know there are tons of other places to eat in this city, but I absolutely love this place. I know sometimes the service is a little lacking, and the wait seems like an eternity in the mobs of people, but the food is delicious and

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★★★★★

I know there are tons of other places to eat in this city, but I absolutely love this place. I know sometimes the service is a little lacking, and the wait seems like an eternity in the mobs of people, but the food is delicious and

Pros: Desserts, Appetizers and Drinks oh my!

Cons: Long wait

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The place was crowded but expected. The only thing I didn't expect was to wait a hour and 45 mins to be seated. We got our drinks and order in fairly quickly. We were starving by then. We waited for another 45 mins before our food was

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★★★★★

The place was crowded but expected. The only thing I didn't expect was to wait a hour and 45 mins to be seated. We got our drinks and order in fairly quickly. We were starving by then. We waited for another 45 mins before our food was

Cons: everything

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This place is your typical tourist trap the wait was long (about an hour) & every tourist thats downtown seems to be there. I have eaten at many Cheesecake Factorys so let me say that the menu goes on for days, not including the

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★★★★★

This place is your typical tourist trap the wait was long (about an hour) & every tourist thats downtown seems to be there. I have eaten at many Cheesecake Factorys so let me say that the menu goes on for days, not including the

Pros: rooftop view, large variety on menu, smoking outside

Cons: pricey, long wait

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It has excellent service and the cake is very cheezy! I recomend you to eat in this restaurant for a date:) You can order fried squid as an appatite. I'm sure you will be full with only one cake.

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★★★★☆

It has excellent service and the cake is very cheezy! I recomend you to eat in this restaurant for a date:) You can order fried squid as an appatite. I'm sure you will be full with only one cake.

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I never really had cheesecake before but when I went to the Cheesecake Factory, I developed a liking for cheesecake and now even when I have cheesecake from other places or companies, I still say Cheesecake Factory is better.

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★★★★★

I never really had cheesecake before but when I went to the Cheesecake Factory, I developed a liking for cheesecake and now even when I have cheesecake from other places or companies, I still say Cheesecake Factory is better.

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The food is decent and the portions are positively huge. I don't think a gourmet would be happy here, but a man with a big appetite would, or a group of hungry teens!

PROS: Huge portions
CONS: A bit pricey for average food

3
★★★☆☆

The food is decent and the portions are positively huge. I don't think a gourmet would be happy here, but a man with a big appetite would, or a group of hungry teens!

PROS: Huge portions
CONS: A bit pricey for average food

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This restaurant really serves big meal plus delicious cheesecake. If you go there, you have to try the tiramisu cheesecake. IT's very yummy!! Waiters are nice, not really serve you much cause it's so crowded all the time.

PROS: Super Delicious Cheesecake that you can't get else where!
CONS: Have to wait for 1 to 2 hours to get a seat.

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★★★★★

This restaurant really serves big meal plus delicious cheesecake. If you go there, you have to try the tiramisu cheesecake. IT's very yummy!! Waiters are nice, not really serve you much cause it's so crowded all the time.

PROS: Super Delicious Cheesecake that you can't get else where!
CONS: Have to wait for 1 to 2 hours to get a seat.

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This place is perfect for a romantic date, and great for dining with friends as well. The restaurant is on the second floor of Macy's and the customer chooses to eat outside or inside. The price is a little pricey ($15 and up) but the food will not let you down. The cheesecake is also great (but an average of $5 a slice)! I recommend this restaurant because of the good service and fantastic food!

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★★★★★

This place is perfect for a romantic date, and great for dining with friends as well. The restaurant is on the second floor of Macy's and the customer chooses to eat outside or inside. The price is a little pricey ($15 and up) but the food will not let you down. The cheesecake is also great (but an average of $5 a slice)! I recommend this restaurant because of the good service and fantastic food!

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great cheesecakes here. the deserts are really good but very expensive and pricey. the people here are very nice and the other food here is good as well.

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★★★★☆

great cheesecakes here. the deserts are really good but very expensive and pricey. the people here are very nice and the other food here is good as well.

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Dining high up in a romantic and classic dining setting is a great feeling especially when youre with the one you love. The menu is huge and the food is delightful I eat here at least twice a month and the place guts better with each visit. If youre from the bay or just visiting stop in you definitely will be glad you did

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★★★★★

Dining high up in a romantic and classic dining setting is a great feeling especially when youre with the one you love. The menu is huge and the food is delightful I eat here at least twice a month and the place guts better with each visit. If youre from the bay or just visiting stop in you definitely will be glad you did

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This restaurant is one of my favorites due to thier huge menu and selection of food. I have never been to a restaurant that offers so many different varieties of food. The cocktails at this restaurant are very tasty and priced reasonably. During the summer nights it is nice to sit outside and take in the views. A nice place for a first date and casual dinner.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is one of my favorites due to thier huge menu and selection of food. I have never been to a restaurant that offers so many different varieties of food. The cocktails at this restaurant are very tasty and priced reasonably. During the summer nights it is nice to sit outside and take in the views. A nice place for a first date and casual dinner.

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This restraunt is very classy, right in the middle of San Francisco, on top of the Macy's Building. It offers rooftop dining with spectacular views of the city, especially at night. It can be a little cold up there, but there are patio heaters near the tables which work fairly well, although I've always felt somewhat cold. I don't know what all the fuss is about the food here, it's just different kinds of pasta dishes, and different cheesecakes. The pasta tastes OK and they give you large portions, but it's pretty expensive for just pasta. The views are cool though so it's a good place to go on a date.

PROS: views
CONS: terrible parking

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★★★★☆

This restraunt is very classy, right in the middle of San Francisco, on top of the Macy's Building. It offers rooftop dining with spectacular views of the city, especially at night. It can be a little cold up there, but there are patio heaters near the tables which work fairly well, although I've always felt somewhat cold. I don't know what all the fuss is about the food here, it's just different kinds of pasta dishes, and different cheesecakes. The pasta tastes OK and they give you large portions, but it's pretty expensive for just pasta. The views are cool though so it's a good place to go on a date.

PROS: views
CONS: terrible parking

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Have stopped in several times while shopping in Union Square, waits are typically 45mins and up. Once you're seated, service is efficient and quick. The menu is huge, pastas, pizzas, chicken and seafood, basic American food with

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★★★★★

Have stopped in several times while shopping in Union Square, waits are typically 45mins and up. Once you're seated, service is efficient and quick. The menu is huge, pastas, pizzas, chicken and seafood, basic American food with

Pros: Diverse Menu, Nice Patio View, Large Portions

Cons: , Noisy, Uninspired Food

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While the food isnt anything special, you do get a lot of it. The service for me has been spot on and they carry a good selection of beers. Oh and they're rumored to have some very good cheesecakes.

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★★★★★

While the food isnt anything special, you do get a lot of it. The service for me has been spot on and they carry a good selection of beers. Oh and they're rumored to have some very good cheesecakes.

Pros: Food for $$, Good beer, cheesecake

Cons: , crowded, noisy

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If you are dining with picky people this place is for you. There is something on the menu for nearly everyone (lots of chicken). The cheesecakes (and the food) are average but there are lots of choices. Serving sizes of everything are

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★★★★★

If you are dining with picky people this place is for you. There is something on the menu for nearly everyone (lots of chicken). The cheesecakes (and the food) are average but there are lots of choices. Serving sizes of everything are

Pros: lots of choices, generous portions

Cons: , wait, wait

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There is something on the menu for all tastes, the list of food they have is intense. Each time I order, I always find something else I want to come back for to try. You can easily make this a dinner place or just an after work drinks and

3
★★★★★

There is something on the menu for all tastes, the list of food they have is intense. Each time I order, I always find something else I want to come back for to try. You can easily make this a dinner place or just an after work drinks and

Pros: Great Food, Ambiance, Yummy Cheesecake

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Their food was okay -- not worth the price. The cheesecake was BLECH -- the cheesecake I make is WAAAY better than their's.

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★★★★★

Their food was okay -- not worth the price. The cheesecake was BLECH -- the cheesecake I make is WAAAY better than their's.

Pros: nice view, expensive parking

Cons: looong wait!, expensive food

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While slightly crowded, we found the fast pace and responsiveness of the staff to be better than expected. The food itself was only slightly better than average, but the appetizers were excellent and the cheesecakes were out of this

3
★★★★★

While slightly crowded, we found the fast pace and responsiveness of the staff to be better than expected. The food itself was only slightly better than average, but the appetizers were excellent and the cheesecakes were out of this

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Yes, the Cheesecake Factory is very touristy but they offer a huge selection which is great when you aren't quite sure what you want. Plus with the huge portions you can save half for lunch the next day. For those reviewers asking "where

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★★★★★

Yes, the Cheesecake Factory is very touristy but they offer a huge selection which is great when you aren't quite sure what you want. Plus with the huge portions you can save half for lunch the next day. For those reviewers asking "where

Pros: Variety, Two meals in one

Cons: Long wait, Crowded, Touristy

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We had lunch there as was suggested to us by a police officer we asked out on Union Square. He was right; they serve the hugest portions of food I have ever seen! The dessert (mud pie) alone was enough for 4 or 5 people! You can't beat

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★★★★★

We had lunch there as was suggested to us by a police officer we asked out on Union Square. He was right; they serve the hugest portions of food I have ever seen! The dessert (mud pie) alone was enough for 4 or 5 people! You can't beat

Pros: huge portions, inexpensive, patio dining w/view

Cons: long wait for seating

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i went to the cheesecake factory for Valentines day this year and it was the best.. i had the angel hair pasta and it was to die for.. then for desert i had the cookie dough cheesecake and that was simply the best.. if u like to spend

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★★★★★

i went to the cheesecake factory for Valentines day this year and it was the best.. i had the angel hair pasta and it was to die for.. then for desert i had the cookie dough cheesecake and that was simply the best.. if u like to spend

Pros: great food, wonderful service

Cons: expensive, crowded

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The pros/cons of this restaurant are as wide as the pacific ocean, but if you're looking for good food at reasonable prices, and you don't mind putting up with throngs of tourists, this is a good place to go. The food portions are large

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★★★★★

The pros/cons of this restaurant are as wide as the pacific ocean, but if you're looking for good food at reasonable prices, and you don't mind putting up with throngs of tourists, this is a good place to go. The food portions are large

Pros: moderately priced, family friendly, excellent food

Cons: sometimes crowded, moderate service, long wait

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The food here is okay, but not worth the two hour wait. They do give large portions and the desserts are really good. But the unattentive staff and long wait have made this one of my least favorite restaurants.

3
★★★★★

The food here is okay, but not worth the two hour wait. They do give large portions and the desserts are really good. But the unattentive staff and long wait have made this one of my least favorite restaurants.

Pros: large portions

Cons: long wait, prices

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Visit on weekdays because on weekends the wait is usually 2 to 3 hours and there are no reservations. If you dont want to wait that long, do pick up one of their mouth-watering cheesecakes. A slice of the original cheesecake with

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★★★★★

Visit on weekdays because on weekends the wait is usually 2 to 3 hours and there are no reservations. If you dont want to wait that long, do pick up one of their mouth-watering cheesecakes. A slice of the original cheesecake with

Pros: Great view, Great Dessert, Close Parking

Cons: Pricey, Long wait, Insanely Crowded

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This restaurant is so popular that getting a table is the most stressful act I've had to endure for a restaurant. Luckily you can take the "seating pagers" around Macys during your 1 1/2 hour wait. I'm not even sure making reservations

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★★★★★

This restaurant is so popular that getting a table is the most stressful act I've had to endure for a restaurant. Luckily you can take the "seating pagers" around Macys during your 1 1/2 hour wait. I'm not even sure making reservations

Pros: great food, located above Macys, great cheesecake

Cons: horrible service, grossly long wait, crowded

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Mouth watering is the only phrase I can think of when I hear "Cheesecake Factory". They have every kind of cheesecake you would ever want, or you could ever think of! If you love cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory is a MUST!
Also...you

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★★★★★

Mouth watering is the only phrase I can think of when I hear "Cheesecake Factory". They have every kind of cheesecake you would ever want, or you could ever think of! If you love cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory is a MUST!
Also...you

Pros: Great Drinks, Casual

Cons: Long Waits

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If I wasn't watching my sugar levels and cholesterol, I would eat one cheesecake a week.

3
★★★★★

If I wasn't watching my sugar levels and cholesterol, I would eat one cheesecake a week.

Pros: Cheesecake

Cons: Expensive, Very Crowded, Too popular

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The Cheesecake Factory should definitely be rated as the Worst Restaurant instead!! Terrible food, bad service, and the worst of all... their cheesecake is not even good at all!

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★★★★★

The Cheesecake Factory should definitely be rated as the Worst Restaurant instead!! Terrible food, bad service, and the worst of all... their cheesecake is not even good at all!

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The atmosphere of the Macy's CF is wonderful for socializing, but the horrible food dominates the conversation.

First, the Cheesecake does not taste natural. It tastes as if someone added premium flavors to a Jello Instant Cheesecake

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★★★★★

The atmosphere of the Macy's CF is wonderful for socializing, but the horrible food dominates the conversation.

First, the Cheesecake does not taste natural. It tastes as if someone added premium flavors to a Jello Instant Cheesecake

Pros: trendy decor, close to shopping

Cons: long waits, horrid food, not worth the $

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i really like the cheesecake factory. the view is great from the 8th floor of the macys building. the food is pretty good, but the reason you go there of course is for the cheesecake! lots of types, each one better thatn the last!

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★★★★★

i really like the cheesecake factory. the view is great from the 8th floor of the macys building. the food is pretty good, but the reason you go there of course is for the cheesecake! lots of types, each one better thatn the last!

Pros: ambiance, romantic, service

Cons: crowded, tough parking, no reservations

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Excellent cheese cakes, mile long menu of good food with reasonable but quick service

3
★★★★★

Excellent cheese cakes, mile long menu of good food with reasonable but quick service

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I have been to Cheesecake Factory several times, each time hoping that it'd be better than the last. Cheesecake Factory has failed!!! Been to the one here, Irving, and Los Angeles and can't say too many good things about it. The

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★★★★★

I have been to Cheesecake Factory several times, each time hoping that it'd be better than the last. Cheesecake Factory has failed!!! Been to the one here, Irving, and Los Angeles and can't say too many good things about it. The

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The two-hour wait on a Saturday night can be very long but worth it. Large variety of drinks, the food is tasty with huge portions. The costs are moderate.

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★★★★★

The two-hour wait on a Saturday night can be very long but worth it. Large variety of drinks, the food is tasty with huge portions. The costs are moderate.

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LONG WAIT? YOU BETCHA!! I used to go to Cheesecake Factory every week (whether where I live or in the bay when i'm visiting) because of the good food they have! Not only is the food good, but the portions are HUGE! This one in particular

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★★★★★

LONG WAIT? YOU BETCHA!! I used to go to Cheesecake Factory every week (whether where I live or in the bay when i'm visiting) because of the good food they have! Not only is the food good, but the portions are HUGE! This one in particular

Pros: GOOD food

Cons: LONG WAIT

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the food here is not that great, but come for dessert. the cheesecake is out of this world! the ambience is nice too, especially if you sit outside on the patio on a warmish sf evening (but, don't worry if it's not exactly tank top

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★★★★★

the food here is not that great, but come for dessert. the cheesecake is out of this world! the ambience is nice too, especially if you sit outside on the patio on a warmish sf evening (but, don't worry if it's not exactly tank top

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I have been living in the bay area for quite some time and the cheesecake factory is a complete tourist attraction. Expect to wait at least 45 minutes anytime of day in a crowded environment. You cant make reservations. The food is not

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★★★★★

I have been living in the bay area for quite some time and the cheesecake factory is a complete tourist attraction. Expect to wait at least 45 minutes anytime of day in a crowded environment. You cant make reservations. The food is not

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if you love cheesecake they have them in pretty much every flavour and variety as well as the plain and simple

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★★★★★

if you love cheesecake they have them in pretty much every flavour and variety as well as the plain and simple

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Part of a nationwide chain, this aerie over Macy's serves enormous portions of American food. The Chinese chicken salad and the burger are crowd pleasers. Try to nab a table on the heated patio overlooking all of Union Square. The actual…

 

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