The Cheesecake Factory

★★★☆☆
  • 2715 Southdale Ctr

    Edina, MN 55435

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  • 952-653-3333

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YUMMY :)

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★★★☆☆

YUMMY :)

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I had heard from my mom that this place was great so we wanted to check it out. First of all the place was beautiful on the inside. Very neat compared to anything we had been to. The menu was huge and it took us forever to decide what we

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I had heard from my mom that this place was great so we wanted to check it out. First of all the place was beautiful on the inside. Very neat compared to anything we had been to. The menu was huge and it took us forever to decide what we

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I have never had to wait for a table here as I work in restaurants so can never go out during peak hours. However, why would any restaurant take reservations if they have a lobby full of guests waiting to be seated??

As for the

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★★☆☆☆

I have never had to wait for a table here as I work in restaurants so can never go out during peak hours. However, why would any restaurant take reservations if they have a lobby full of guests waiting to be seated??

As for the

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I am a cheesecake lover and I always can count on the Cheesecake Factory to make me happy!
It is a little pricey..not too bad..but well worth it.
I would recommend this place to anyone that loves cheescake or just a good meal!

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★★★★☆

I am a cheesecake lover and I always can count on the Cheesecake Factory to make me happy!
It is a little pricey..not too bad..but well worth it.
I would recommend this place to anyone that loves cheescake or just a good meal!

Pros: great cheesecake and good service

Cons: little pricey

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SOME OF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THAT RESTAURANTS ARE PUBLIC PLACES! THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BUSY/NOISY/CROWED AND FULL IF U GO OUT ON A FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. EVEN DURING THE WEEK..MAYBE THEY DONT HAVE ENOUGH SERVERS ON THE CLOCK AND THATS WHY U SEE TABLES OPEN AND U R WAITING TO BE SEATED. BUT PLEASE, IT IS A PUBLIC PLACE...UNDERSTAND THAT! NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE PERFECT ALL THE TIME...SO IF U HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT IT! LET THE MANAGER KNOW BEFORE U LIVE THE RESTAURANT AND DONT CALL BACK A WEEK LATER SAYING THE FOOD WASNT HOT ENOUGH!

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★★★★★

SOME OF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THAT RESTAURANTS ARE PUBLIC PLACES! THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BUSY/NOISY/CROWED AND FULL IF U GO OUT ON A FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. EVEN DURING THE WEEK..MAYBE THEY DONT HAVE ENOUGH SERVERS ON THE CLOCK AND THATS WHY U SEE TABLES OPEN AND U R WAITING TO BE SEATED. BUT PLEASE, IT IS A PUBLIC PLACE...UNDERSTAND THAT! NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE PERFECT ALL THE TIME...SO IF U HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT IT! LET THE MANAGER KNOW BEFORE U LIVE THE RESTAURANT AND DONT CALL BACK A WEEK LATER SAYING THE FOOD WASNT HOT ENOUGH!

Pros: GREAT FOOD/GOOD SERVICE

Cons: CROWED/BUSY/NOISY (IT IS A RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!!!)

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My little sister called to make reservations for a party of 8 and was told it was a first come, first serve basis. We arrived and was told that we would have a table in 15 mins or less. We waited and 2 tables of a party of 5 were sat before us, then a party of 7. We decided that we did not want to wait any longer. This place had such terrible service and the hostess was rude! I do not recommend this place for anyone of color because I strongly believe they did not want to seat my party.

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★☆☆☆☆

My little sister called to make reservations for a party of 8 and was told it was a first come, first serve basis. We arrived and was told that we would have a table in 15 mins or less. We waited and 2 tables of a party of 5 were sat before us, then a party of 7. We decided that we did not want to wait any longer. This place had such terrible service and the hostess was rude! I do not recommend this place for anyone of color because I strongly believe they did not want to seat my party.

Pros: n/a

Cons: service & management

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The cheesecake factory is GREAT. Although it's usually busy, it's worth it. I've never had a bad experience. I love the style of the place, it's dim lights and it's busy. The food is GREAT!!!! I love their simple chicken littles to the sun dried tomatoe and chicken pasta. The sour-dough bread while you wait is my FAVORITE. And free refills on soda...The prices ARE GREAT!!!!

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★★★★★

The cheesecake factory is GREAT. Although it's usually busy, it's worth it. I've never had a bad experience. I love the style of the place, it's dim lights and it's busy. The food is GREAT!!!! I love their simple chicken littles to the sun dried tomatoe and chicken pasta. The sour-dough bread while you wait is my FAVORITE. And free refills on soda...The prices ARE GREAT!!!!

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Went here for the first time a couple weeks ago and I won't be back. The food is good, but the table service was slow and poor, and the seating hostess was downright rude, being visibly annoyed that she had to wait for the slow walking speed of our 93-year-old guest. Finally the little darling just galloped ahead, slapped some menus on the table, and abandoned us before we were anywhere near the table. This, coupled with an outrageous wait time and ridiculously crowded lobby when the restaurant tables were mostly empty, indicates a poorly organized staff and / or an attempt at pretentious exclusivity. The food is mostly good, but not worth the noise level and aggravation of the poor service. Menu is misleading, tho, not mentioning any garlic in items that were soaked in way too much of it. Don't bother with this place. You can get good food and much better attitudes elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

Went here for the first time a couple weeks ago and I won't be back. The food is good, but the table service was slow and poor, and the seating hostess was downright rude, being visibly annoyed that she had to wait for the slow walking speed of our 93-year-old guest. Finally the little darling just galloped ahead, slapped some menus on the table, and abandoned us before we were anywhere near the table. This, coupled with an outrageous wait time and ridiculously crowded lobby when the restaurant tables were mostly empty, indicates a poorly organized staff and / or an attempt at pretentious exclusivity. The food is mostly good, but not worth the noise level and aggravation of the poor service. Menu is misleading, tho, not mentioning any garlic in items that were soaked in way too much of it. Don't bother with this place. You can get good food and much better attitudes elsewhere.

Pros: good food (watch the garlic levels though)

Cons: terrible service, noise, long wait.

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Good food, great service. A bit corporate but Edina doesn't mind.

The waitress probably threw your pizza in a tiny box because that's the only size to go's that they have. Take that up with management/corporate.

Why are there no lemons in the lemonade?

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★★★★☆

Good food, great service. A bit corporate but Edina doesn't mind.

The waitress probably threw your pizza in a tiny box because that's the only size to go's that they have. Take that up with management/corporate.

Why are there no lemons in the lemonade?

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This used to be a decent place, but I wouldn't eat there again. Even though the place was nearly empty (we were there before the dinner rush), service was slow and uneven and it took quite awhile to get our food. My husband ordered the B*ng B*ng Shrimp (Citysearch wouldn't let me write the word b a n g!!), which was his favorite, and it didn't even look good, let alone taste good. When we asked the waitress to box up what was left of our dinners, she haphazardly threw my pizza into a way too small box. It was impossible to separate the slices because she piled them on top of each other.

There's plenty of other restaurants in this area to go eat at; don't bother eating here.

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★★☆☆☆

This used to be a decent place, but I wouldn't eat there again. Even though the place was nearly empty (we were there before the dinner rush), service was slow and uneven and it took quite awhile to get our food. My husband ordered the B*ng B*ng Shrimp (Citysearch wouldn't let me write the word b a n g!!), which was his favorite, and it didn't even look good, let alone taste good. When we asked the waitress to box up what was left of our dinners, she haphazardly threw my pizza into a way too small box. It was impossible to separate the slices because she piled them on top of each other.

There's plenty of other restaurants in this area to go eat at; don't bother eating here.

Pros: Large and varied menu

Cons: Slow service, poor quality food, usually extremely busy

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This used to be one of my favorite places to eat, until I went for dinner for a friend?s birthday and left very angry before we were even seated. The manager was very unprofessional and discriminated us due to the color of our skin. I will never visit this establishment again and would recommend you proceed with caution if you fit this profile.

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★☆☆☆☆

This used to be one of my favorite places to eat, until I went for dinner for a friend?s birthday and left very angry before we were even seated. The manager was very unprofessional and discriminated us due to the color of our skin. I will never visit this establishment again and would recommend you proceed with caution if you fit this profile.

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Ok, ok, ok! Usually chain restaurants can be a little bland- they get a lot of hype from hoighty toighty urban diners- let's all get over it, because the Cheesecake Factory always impresses! HUGE menu leaves plenty of room for diversity and choice. I have never had a bad meal. Always good- always filling!! Cheesecake is TO-DIE-FOR!! Lately, my husband and I have been skipping the dinners and just getting the cheesecake to go. There are convenient 'to-go' parking spaces up front, and it is well worth the drive to Edina on a lazy weekend night.

If you do go for dinner, expect to wait, I guess. Or try a weeknight...

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★★★★★

Ok, ok, ok! Usually chain restaurants can be a little bland- they get a lot of hype from hoighty toighty urban diners- let's all get over it, because the Cheesecake Factory always impresses! HUGE menu leaves plenty of room for diversity and choice. I have never had a bad meal. Always good- always filling!! Cheesecake is TO-DIE-FOR!! Lately, my husband and I have been skipping the dinners and just getting the cheesecake to go. There are convenient 'to-go' parking spaces up front, and it is well worth the drive to Edina on a lazy weekend night.

If you do go for dinner, expect to wait, I guess. Or try a weeknight...

Pros: Cheesecake, cheesecake, cheesecake

Cons: Crowded & busy, the southdale mall/parking

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The Cheesecake Factory is great all around. Even though it is very busy, the wait is worth it. This restaurant has a wide-array of food to choose from...I've tried many things and have not been disappointed. Food presentation is fantastic...every plate is overflowing with food so I would recommend sharing or expect plenty of left-overs. The specialty drinks are also de-lish! But the best part has to be the cheesecake! You cannot go to The Cheescake Factory and not at least order cheescake to go! They have every kind you can think of. Plan on waiting for awhile on the weekends because this place gets really busy or go during the week when its not as busy. They don't accept reservations.

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★★★☆☆

The Cheesecake Factory is great all around. Even though it is very busy, the wait is worth it. This restaurant has a wide-array of food to choose from...I've tried many things and have not been disappointed. Food presentation is fantastic...every plate is overflowing with food so I would recommend sharing or expect plenty of left-overs. The specialty drinks are also de-lish! But the best part has to be the cheesecake! You cannot go to The Cheescake Factory and not at least order cheescake to go! They have every kind you can think of. Plan on waiting for awhile on the weekends because this place gets really busy or go during the week when its not as busy. They don't accept reservations.

Pros: Cheesecake!!

Cons: Busy on the weekends

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There is always way too much of a wait on friday and saturday night, but we always wait... The mojitos make it a little easier to deal with ! They make the best Mojitos in town!!! Try the new coconut cheesecake its the best yet!!

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★★★★☆

There is always way too much of a wait on friday and saturday night, but we always wait... The mojitos make it a little easier to deal with ! They make the best Mojitos in town!!! Try the new coconut cheesecake its the best yet!!

Pros: Mojitos & Coconut cheesecake

Cons: long waits

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high prices, good selection, average food, cheesecake is good, .............. .......... ////////// ,,,,,,,, ................... /////m,mmm ,,,,,,,,,,

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★★★★☆

high prices, good selection, average food, cheesecake is good, .............. .......... ////////// ,,,,,,,, ................... /////m,mmm ,,,,,,,,,,

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Yes: It's hyped. Yes, there's a lot of richie Edina teenage girls. Yes, this is a busy chain experience. Yes, it is always crowded. Yet I'm glad the TC has a Cheesecake Factory here now (did they have to put it in a mall though?). This place has a menu like a phone book, each page has about 4 or 5 items that you'd like to try. I've eaten at several different locations and I notice that while the menu is pretty consistent, they seem to incorporate some of the local flavors into their dishes. But it's hitormiss - even on the same items. On the same day, my friend and I both ordered chicken with lemon butter sauce and mashed potatoes. Her chicken just seemed like flat, soggy chicken patties whereas mine was crispy and more... "real." Most of the time it's been reasonably good - I give the food a solid 8. The portions are gigantic, expect to eat half if you are entertaining the idea of dessert. The servers are pretty good, always willing to make substitutions so that's a plus if you are a picky eater. And of COURSE the desserts are good - even the non-cheesecakes! So yeah, go, wait 2 hours for a table, see the hype, have solidly good food in a pre-packaged, contrived atmosphere, and enjoy your dessert.

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★★★★☆

Yes: It's hyped. Yes, there's a lot of richie Edina teenage girls. Yes, this is a busy chain experience. Yes, it is always crowded. Yet I'm glad the TC has a Cheesecake Factory here now (did they have to put it in a mall though?). This place has a menu like a phone book, each page has about 4 or 5 items that you'd like to try. I've eaten at several different locations and I notice that while the menu is pretty consistent, they seem to incorporate some of the local flavors into their dishes. But it's hitormiss - even on the same items. On the same day, my friend and I both ordered chicken with lemon butter sauce and mashed potatoes. Her chicken just seemed like flat, soggy chicken patties whereas mine was crispy and more... "real." Most of the time it's been reasonably good - I give the food a solid 8. The portions are gigantic, expect to eat half if you are entertaining the idea of dessert. The servers are pretty good, always willing to make substitutions so that's a plus if you are a picky eater. And of COURSE the desserts are good - even the non-cheesecakes! So yeah, go, wait 2 hours for a table, see the hype, have solidly good food in a pre-packaged, contrived atmosphere, and enjoy your dessert.

Pros: decor, extensive menu, dessert

Cons: long waits, crowds, hipster-wannabe diners

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The Cheesecake Factory is by far the best restaurant in the Twin Cities! Service is outstanding, portions are large and priced moderately, and the ambiance is unique and welcoming! With over 200 menu items and 36 different types of cheesecake, you can be sure you'll find something to please your taste buds!

Since it is the busiest restaurant in the state of Minnesota, expect to wait. That's just how it is. Fridays and Saturdays are extremley busy, but being connected to Southdale will give you something to do while you're in line.

I've eaten here maybe a dozen times and I've never been disappointed! Some of the reviews on here are just blatantly inaccurate and unbelievable!

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY ROCKS!

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★★★★★

The Cheesecake Factory is by far the best restaurant in the Twin Cities! Service is outstanding, portions are large and priced moderately, and the ambiance is unique and welcoming! With over 200 menu items and 36 different types of cheesecake, you can be sure you'll find something to please your taste buds!

Since it is the busiest restaurant in the state of Minnesota, expect to wait. That's just how it is. Fridays and Saturdays are extremley busy, but being connected to Southdale will give you something to do while you're in line.

I've eaten here maybe a dozen times and I've never been disappointed! Some of the reviews on here are just blatantly inaccurate and unbelievable!

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY ROCKS!

Pros: Service, Value, Food Quality

Cons: Not kid-friendly on evenings, extensive wait at times

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Where else you can you get near perfect White Castle imitation hamburgers for an appetizer?! Talk about heaven on earth!

It takes about 3 days to read the entire menu, but some great food selections for anybody you might call a friend or various family members that dine with you.

A little pricey, but considering the location and ability to order the 'sliders', I guess it could be expected.

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★★★★☆

Where else you can you get near perfect White Castle imitation hamburgers for an appetizer?! Talk about heaven on earth!

It takes about 3 days to read the entire menu, but some great food selections for anybody you might call a friend or various family members that dine with you.

A little pricey, but considering the location and ability to order the 'sliders', I guess it could be expected.

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I recently had some of the Cheesecake Factory's cheesecake for my birthday and it was the best I have ever had. It had a full, rich flavor and was light and felt almost fluffy. It was heaven on Earth. Period.

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★★★★★

I recently had some of the Cheesecake Factory's cheesecake for my birthday and it was the best I have ever had. It had a full, rich flavor and was light and felt almost fluffy. It was heaven on Earth. Period.

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The food is good and served in abundance. The prices are a bit high, but there is enough food to share a meal. I would prefer to see a smaller portion with a lower price.

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★★★★☆

The food is good and served in abundance. The prices are a bit high, but there is enough food to share a meal. I would prefer to see a smaller portion with a lower price.

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We have visited this location numerous times and have never been disappointed. The entire staff is very friendly and professional and goes out of their way to be sure your experience is a very pleasant one. They have a wide variety of choices on the menu. The portions are huge --plan to take some home!!! The cheesecake is to die for and more flavor choices than I have ever seen anywhere. A very nice place to go for a superb meal and you get treated like royalty!!!!

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★★★★★

We have visited this location numerous times and have never been disappointed. The entire staff is very friendly and professional and goes out of their way to be sure your experience is a very pleasant one. They have a wide variety of choices on the menu. The portions are huge --plan to take some home!!! The cheesecake is to die for and more flavor choices than I have ever seen anywhere. A very nice place to go for a superb meal and you get treated like royalty!!!!

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Great food, great service & great cheesecake. What more could you ask for!?

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★★★★★

Great food, great service & great cheesecake. What more could you ask for!?

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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The last time my sister, daughter & I visited
The Cheesecake Factory.......the service,
food & of course the dessert ;-) was awesome!!!

The Key Lime Cheesecake was the Best I have
ever tasted.

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★★★★☆

The last time my sister, daughter & I visited
The Cheesecake Factory.......the service,
food & of course the dessert ;-) was awesome!!!

The Key Lime Cheesecake was the Best I have
ever tasted.

Pros: variety of food, variety of dessert, great service & food

Cons: , crowded

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Looking to fill your belly with average tasting food? You've come to the right place. Interesting atmosphere, pleasing enough. Waitstaff were average, Food was below average in our book. The fries and pasta were cool, sandwich & chicken with pasta were warm. Huge menu to choose from. However, I fear all dishes will be below par. A cut above a Bennigan's/TGIFriday's, though not by much. Not what I would consider a fine dining establishment

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★★★☆☆

Looking to fill your belly with average tasting food? You've come to the right place. Interesting atmosphere, pleasing enough. Waitstaff were average, Food was below average in our book. The fries and pasta were cool, sandwich & chicken with pasta were warm. Huge menu to choose from. However, I fear all dishes will be below par. A cut above a Bennigan's/TGIFriday's, though not by much. Not what I would consider a fine dining establishment

Pros: Inexpensive, Huge portions, Good location/parking

Cons: , Tiny restrooms, Crowded

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We were a party of 7 for a birthday party. The waitress was inexperienced and fake. The food took a long time to get to our table and when it did get there 3 of the 7 plates were cold. Manager was mad at us for telling him about the poor experience. Never again....

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★☆☆☆☆

We were a party of 7 for a birthday party. The waitress was inexperienced and fake. The food took a long time to get to our table and when it did get there 3 of the 7 plates were cold. Manager was mad at us for telling him about the poor experience. Never again....

Pros: Location

Cons: , Cold food, poor leadership

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The first time we waited 90+ minutes for a table b/c they don't take reservations even for groups of 6 or more. Overly large portions, not a good deal, nothing special.

The second time we were told the wait would be 5-10 minutes, then handed off to the next hostess who said the wait was 30-45 minutes according to the computer system (which she obviously was unfamiliar with). Sorry, that's just unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time we waited 90+ minutes for a table b/c they don't take reservations even for groups of 6 or more. Overly large portions, not a good deal, nothing special.

The second time we were told the wait would be 5-10 minutes, then handed off to the next hostess who said the wait was 30-45 minutes according to the computer system (which she obviously was unfamiliar with). Sorry, that's just unacceptable.

Cons: long waits, inexperienced staff

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Two things: Servers are not congenial. Server told us that we need to order because he needed to turn his table. No kids' menu and nothing to keep kid's entertained.

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★★★☆☆

Two things: Servers are not congenial. Server told us that we need to order because he needed to turn his table. No kids' menu and nothing to keep kid's entertained.

Pros: Good Cheesecake, Pretty good food

Cons: Not family-friendly, Servers not congenial

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This place is always busy, and I'm not sure why. I've been there twice and both times the wait was long, the service was awful and the food was ick! I think the cheesecake was okay, nothing special. I think there are plenty of places in the cities who deserve a longer line then this place. Shame, Shame.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is always busy, and I'm not sure why. I've been there twice and both times the wait was long, the service was awful and the food was ick! I think the cheesecake was okay, nothing special. I think there are plenty of places in the cities who deserve a longer line then this place. Shame, Shame.

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My sister choose this restaurant for our monthly Girl's Night out. After reading some of the negative reviews I was really worried. But my worries were for naught. The service was top-notched, our waiter was very attentive and answered all of our questions. I ordered the Chicken Madeira which was outstanding, although the portion was too large. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. Now only if they could put one of these in the Northern suburbs.

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★★★★★

My sister choose this restaurant for our monthly Girl's Night out. After reading some of the negative reviews I was really worried. But my worries were for naught. The service was top-notched, our waiter was very attentive and answered all of our questions. I ordered the Chicken Madeira which was outstanding, although the portion was too large. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. Now only if they could put one of these in the Northern suburbs.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Location

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The Orange chicken and Country Chicken salad were sent back. Too many items for cooks to make well. There may be something good but I won't be back to find out.

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★★☆☆☆

The Orange chicken and Country Chicken salad were sent back. Too many items for cooks to make well. There may be something good but I won't be back to find out.

Pros: large menu, good deserts

Cons: crowded, expensive, poor food quality

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The first time I went, I ordered the pad thai and found it to be BEST I have tasted in MN. The second time, I ordered the chicken piccata and was once again completely pleased. Having said that, the service on both occassions left much to be desired. With prices like this, I expect waitstaff to visit my table once every 10 minutes to refill drinks/waters, double check to see if I need anything, and update me on the progress of my food. Management needs to work on service, since it is the make-or-break factor in someone returning or recommending a restaurant to others.

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★★★★★

The first time I went, I ordered the pad thai and found it to be BEST I have tasted in MN. The second time, I ordered the chicken piccata and was once again completely pleased. Having said that, the service on both occassions left much to be desired. With prices like this, I expect waitstaff to visit my table once every 10 minutes to refill drinks/waters, double check to see if I need anything, and update me on the progress of my food. Management needs to work on service, since it is the make-or-break factor in someone returning or recommending a restaurant to others.

Pros: Huge menu, Terrific food, Great atmosphere

Cons: wait for a table, underdeveloped servic, fast food attitude

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Went with 6 co-workers for lunch. Only one person had anything nice to say about the food. We all thought the cheesecake was top notch, but very expensive.

Service was lousy to say the least. Slow, un-friendly schlock. Our food was served cold, but it took so long to get it no one wanted to send it back.

Portions were good sized, but when it isn't good, ample portions are a bad thing.

What's with the decor? Some kind of funky ancient egyptian thing I think. I guess it makes sense, nothing says egypt like cheesecake.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with 6 co-workers for lunch. Only one person had anything nice to say about the food. We all thought the cheesecake was top notch, but very expensive.

Service was lousy to say the least. Slow, un-friendly schlock. Our food was served cold, but it took so long to get it no one wanted to send it back.

Portions were good sized, but when it isn't good, ample portions are a bad thing.

What's with the decor? Some kind of funky ancient egyptian thing I think. I guess it makes sense, nothing says egypt like cheesecake.

Pros: cheesecake

Cons: service, price

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I have eaten in other branches of this restaurant and the food is not bad and the staff are not stuck up little idiots! Edina has a very bad rap for service in restaurants - I simply do not understand why - I just notice little blonde idiots running around making customers wait for no reason what so ever! The food was just god awful - no panache - the meatloaf sandwich was overdone the fries were McDonald's quality and the salad had two pieces of chicken and it was called a Chicken Salad! The cheesecake was old and dried out....really sad.
My new mantra is never eat outside of downtown Minneapolis if you want decent food and decent service. On top of all that the waitress called my fiancee a girl.....

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★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten in other branches of this restaurant and the food is not bad and the staff are not stuck up little idiots! Edina has a very bad rap for service in restaurants - I simply do not understand why - I just notice little blonde idiots running around making customers wait for no reason what so ever! The food was just god awful - no panache - the meatloaf sandwich was overdone the fries were McDonald's quality and the salad had two pieces of chicken and it was called a Chicken Salad! The cheesecake was old and dried out....really sad.
My new mantra is never eat outside of downtown Minneapolis if you want decent food and decent service. On top of all that the waitress called my fiancee a girl.....

Pros: Nice Artwork

Cons: Bad food, Horrible Hostess, Long wait

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The food was extremely mediocre. I'm glad we arrived at 4:30 so our wait was only an half an hour. Much longer than that and it is not worth it!

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★★☆☆☆

The food was extremely mediocre. I'm glad we arrived at 4:30 so our wait was only an half an hour. Much longer than that and it is not worth it!

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Quality of food, presentation of food, service, and even value, considering the large portions -- make this an all round pleasant experience.

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★★★★☆

Quality of food, presentation of food, service, and even value, considering the large portions -- make this an all round pleasant experience.

Pros: Location, Consistency, Great Service

Cons: Wait

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I had a so-so experience. I went on Girls Night Out and it was a good venue for it: good mixed drinks like the Mojito and Chocolate Martinis and the really yummy cheesecake. I shared the Crispy Beef with another person in my party and it was really good. The sandwiches didn't look so hot, though. I would definetely go back, just to get a fuller experience (no pun intended, I did eat alot!)
Service stank. Nice, but not efficient. A bit hurried. They might want to ease up on the sales push for their servers. It rushes the customers!

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★★★★☆

I had a so-so experience. I went on Girls Night Out and it was a good venue for it: good mixed drinks like the Mojito and Chocolate Martinis and the really yummy cheesecake. I shared the Crispy Beef with another person in my party and it was really good. The sandwiches didn't look so hot, though. I would definetely go back, just to get a fuller experience (no pun intended, I did eat alot!)
Service stank. Nice, but not efficient. A bit hurried. They might want to ease up on the sales push for their servers. It rushes the customers!

Pros: Cheesecake, Drinks, Decor

Cons: Service, Some food, wait

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Serivce detracts from average food and acceptable dessert. Bar service was good, but table service was very slow (1.25 hour).

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★★☆☆☆

Serivce detracts from average food and acceptable dessert. Bar service was good, but table service was very slow (1.25 hour).

Cons: Service, Food

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#1-Expect a wait....period. Don't wait 2 hours, then complain to everyone that you waited 2 hours. STUPID! #2-Over 100 items, so not everything will be liked by everyone. We asked for advice and she was EXTREMELY helpful, warned us of huge portions and suggested dining familystyle: splitting an appetizer, dinner, and dessert. PERFECT! We didn't leave overfull and no annoying togos. Also, she told us of her favorites and her dislikes. We like spicy, so she reccommended Texas eggrolls / New Orleans Chicken Pasta, ending with Crazy Carrotcake Cheesecake, another tip. No complaints!! And splitting things made it rather economical. #3 - We're intelligent enough to know that next time, it may not be the same. One experience does not a restaurant make. You should be going out to have fun and relax, not to play "Restaurant God" and throw down thunderbolts from your cloud on high. Lighten up people!!!!

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★★★★★

#1-Expect a wait....period. Don't wait 2 hours, then complain to everyone that you waited 2 hours. STUPID! #2-Over 100 items, so not everything will be liked by everyone. We asked for advice and she was EXTREMELY helpful, warned us of huge portions and suggested dining familystyle: splitting an appetizer, dinner, and dessert. PERFECT! We didn't leave overfull and no annoying togos. Also, she told us of her favorites and her dislikes. We like spicy, so she reccommended Texas eggrolls / New Orleans Chicken Pasta, ending with Crazy Carrotcake Cheesecake, another tip. No complaints!! And splitting things made it rather economical. #3 - We're intelligent enough to know that next time, it may not be the same. One experience does not a restaurant make. You should be going out to have fun and relax, not to play "Restaurant God" and throw down thunderbolts from your cloud on high. Lighten up people!!!!

Pros: cheesecake, intelligent service, variety

Cons: table arrangement, no place for coats

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It has the best cheesecake I have ever had. It also has a good variety of food.

2
★★★★★

It has the best cheesecake I have ever had. It also has a good variety of food.

Pros: good food, worth the price

Cons: expensive

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I have eaten at The cheesecake Factory 2 times now and found it to be faboulous. The food is great and has very large portions. The resturant is decorated very nicely and reminds me of a Las Vegas resturant or casino resturant. It was very easy to have a nice conversation with freinds and not to noisey to hear everything. The staff is VERY Frendly and very helpfull in making a food decision. It is a bit spendy,but thats just what you have to pay for a really nice place to eat. I would definatly keep going there and recommend it to anyone. It is a nice place to go just to have a nice evening and visit with special people in your life.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at The cheesecake Factory 2 times now and found it to be faboulous. The food is great and has very large portions. The resturant is decorated very nicely and reminds me of a Las Vegas resturant or casino resturant. It was very easy to have a nice conversation with freinds and not to noisey to hear everything. The staff is VERY Frendly and very helpfull in making a food decision. It is a bit spendy,but thats just what you have to pay for a really nice place to eat. I would definatly keep going there and recommend it to anyone. It is a nice place to go just to have a nice evening and visit with special people in your life.

Pros: Great service, Great Food, Great ambieance

Cons: A little spendy

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The food portions are disturbingly large. Most patrons are seen walking out with the styrofoam container of leftovers. If these upscale diners are anything like me they will place the pathetic container in the backseat of the car and forget to bring it inside when the get home. The resulting automotive interior odor over the next few days will only serve to underscore the dubious culinary experience that is this somewhat overrated eatery.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food portions are disturbingly large. Most patrons are seen walking out with the styrofoam container of leftovers. If these upscale diners are anything like me they will place the pathetic container in the backseat of the car and forget to bring it inside when the get home. The resulting automotive interior odor over the next few days will only serve to underscore the dubious culinary experience that is this somewhat overrated eatery.

Pros: Big food

Cons: Big noise, Big price, Big wait

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Generous portions.....if you can't afford a slightly pricy meal once in a while, then don't go. The wait time was only 35 minutes which wasnt bad since its connected to southdale, which gave us something to do. The ambience, service, food, and especially the cheescake were every bit as memorable as my experience in San Diego. If you like a hearty meal...GET THE SHEPHEARDS PIE!!! (thats just if you can't make up you mind and you just want a huge meal.) And good luck choosing just one cheesecake!

2
★★★★★

Generous portions.....if you can't afford a slightly pricy meal once in a while, then don't go. The wait time was only 35 minutes which wasnt bad since its connected to southdale, which gave us something to do. The ambience, service, food, and especially the cheescake were every bit as memorable as my experience in San Diego. If you like a hearty meal...GET THE SHEPHEARDS PIE!!! (thats just if you can't make up you mind and you just want a huge meal.) And good luck choosing just one cheesecake!

Pros: Huge Portions, No wait problems, Good Service

Cons: Seating a bit tight

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I think we all have been fans of other Cheesecake Factories. Well, Minneapolis beware! My friends and I just experienced the worst service imaginable. The food seemed to be okay but was overshadowed by the awful service. The server was continually messing up not only our tables' drink and food orders, but the surrounding tables. None of the other servers in the general area would lend a hand to our server when we specifically asked for our missing food or drinks. In the end when the manager was promised to stop by it took asking 3 different workers for her to appear. We did enjoy the conversation with the surrounding tables as we shared the same horrible experience. As four former servers sitting down to enjoy a meal we couldn't have been more dissatisfied with our dining experience. Want to enjoy the Cheesecake Factory? Flights to Chicago run about $180.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think we all have been fans of other Cheesecake Factories. Well, Minneapolis beware! My friends and I just experienced the worst service imaginable. The food seemed to be okay but was overshadowed by the awful service. The server was continually messing up not only our tables' drink and food orders, but the surrounding tables. None of the other servers in the general area would lend a hand to our server when we specifically asked for our missing food or drinks. In the end when the manager was promised to stop by it took asking 3 different workers for her to appear. We did enjoy the conversation with the surrounding tables as we shared the same horrible experience. As four former servers sitting down to enjoy a meal we couldn't have been more dissatisfied with our dining experience. Want to enjoy the Cheesecake Factory? Flights to Chicago run about $180.

Cons: service, management

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Atmosphere is very accomodating. and the food is good and plentiful. But when it came to ordering what we wanted, the waitress came back and said sorry..we're all out of that. So we had to choose another dish. Then when it came to picking one of the 35 cheesecakes, they were out of about 10 different ones, and, ofcourse, the one we wanted was on the list. Plus, they dont even make there own cheesecakes. They are boxed in from California. FROZEN!! Save your money and make your own cheesecake. $7 for one slice is a rip off! Most of it is whip cream that you can buy at the store!

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★★★☆☆

Atmosphere is very accomodating. and the food is good and plentiful. But when it came to ordering what we wanted, the waitress came back and said sorry..we're all out of that. So we had to choose another dish. Then when it came to picking one of the 35 cheesecakes, they were out of about 10 different ones, and, ofcourse, the one we wanted was on the list. Plus, they dont even make there own cheesecakes. They are boxed in from California. FROZEN!! Save your money and make your own cheesecake. $7 for one slice is a rip off! Most of it is whip cream that you can buy at the store!

Pros: valet parking, friendly service, big menu

Cons: seating is crowded, Sorry..we're all out!, dont have your order

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I feel sorry for those who rate this place very high. The poor individuals have never tasted truly divine cheesecake. The type of cheesecake has the perfect balance of flavors and makes you grieve when you have no room for more. The type that you hide is some dark corner of the fridge so no one else can devour it.
As for the rest of the restuarant, the decor is deplorable, the service is snotty, and the menu although extensive is pricey, and poor.

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★☆☆☆☆

I feel sorry for those who rate this place very high. The poor individuals have never tasted truly divine cheesecake. The type of cheesecake has the perfect balance of flavors and makes you grieve when you have no room for more. The type that you hide is some dark corner of the fridge so no one else can devour it.
As for the rest of the restuarant, the decor is deplorable, the service is snotty, and the menu although extensive is pricey, and poor.

Cons: decor, service, price

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How could you not be comforted by Cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory has a great selection to choose from. Bring your friends and each order a different kind and share with a cup of coffee.

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★★★★★

How could you not be comforted by Cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory has a great selection to choose from. Bring your friends and each order a different kind and share with a cup of coffee.

Pros: Great Selection, In Mall, Good Parking

Cons: A little High Priced, In Mall

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They have a variety of food, that it is hard to choose just one entree. The cheesecake is to die for.

2
★★★★★

They have a variety of food, that it is hard to choose just one entree. The cheesecake is to die for.

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The Cheesecake Factory is all that plus a bag of chips! Known for its rich cheesecake with the"to-die-for" whipped cream, this restaurant lives up to its name. Go for the dessert. Start with a meal. The Cheesecake Factory has generous portions worth the somewhat expensive price. The menu includes everything from a salad to seafood. What really takes the "cake" is their service. Customer service has become a thing of the past in a world that's "all about me". These folks are attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly! It's hard to find a finer diner! Give it a whirl and have a slice today!

2
★★★★★

The Cheesecake Factory is all that plus a bag of chips! Known for its rich cheesecake with the"to-die-for" whipped cream, this restaurant lives up to its name. Go for the dessert. Start with a meal. The Cheesecake Factory has generous portions worth the somewhat expensive price. The menu includes everything from a salad to seafood. What really takes the "cake" is their service. Customer service has become a thing of the past in a world that's "all about me". These folks are attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly! It's hard to find a finer diner! Give it a whirl and have a slice today!

Pros: Extensive menu option, Excellent wait staff!, Delicious food!

Cons: Crowded (dinner time)

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After visiting the restaurant in Vegas, I was excited to get one. While this one had a huge menu, great service and fabulous drinks, the food isn't nearly as good as I remembered. If there is a short line, go ahead and try it, it's better than Fridays. If the line is long, try later and head somewhere else. The food is good, but certainly not exceptional.

2
★★★★☆

After visiting the restaurant in Vegas, I was excited to get one. While this one had a huge menu, great service and fabulous drinks, the food isn't nearly as good as I remembered. If there is a short line, go ahead and try it, it's better than Fridays. If the line is long, try later and head somewhere else. The food is good, but certainly not exceptional.

Pros: VARIETY, DRINKS

Cons: LONG WAIT, OK FOOD

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The Cheesecake Factory had the best pasta dish (portebello mushroom and artichok) that I have ever had in the twin cities....not to mention the great variety and awsome taste of cheesecake, although a little spendy for one piece but it is worth it! The Service was very good, casual with just enough class to make it a great dining experince.

2
★★★★★

The Cheesecake Factory had the best pasta dish (portebello mushroom and artichok) that I have ever had in the twin cities....not to mention the great variety and awsome taste of cheesecake, although a little spendy for one piece but it is worth it! The Service was very good, casual with just enough class to make it a great dining experince.

Pros: great pasta, good service, very clean

Cons: long wait for seating

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