Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cheesecake Factory - San Francisco

The Cheesecake Factory.
I have to say, the name of the restaurant was very enticing.

The first thing I noticed about this place was that it was absolutely PACKED! Located on top of Macy's at Union Square, there were people waiting everywhere for a seat. The next thing that caught my eye was a huge cabinet of cheesecakes. There were so many on offer (and I think there was even more than that which met the eye).

Cheesecake Factory

We ended up eating... later. I decided I didn't want to wait. Hence, we went walking, shopping, then came back close to 11.30pm only for find that we still needed to wait to be seated. Hectic!

My hubby ordered a steak. And since I felt like mac and cheese, we ordered that as his side. Because it felt weird for us to just order 1 main and 1 side dish after waiting so long to eat here, I decided that I wanted a soup of the day too.

We were greeted by 2 warm fresh bread rolls - white and chocolatey wholemeal. The bread was quite nice and soft... so good infact that the table next to us had 3 lots of these bread roll baskets (between the 2 of them)... hectic.

yes... there are two bread rolls in here

The mac and cheese was absolutely heavenly. Smelt amazing. Came out lightly charred on top and super super super cheesiness. It was soooooooooooooo good! But because it was essentially carbs and fat, it was really really filling. I got through less than half of this, and I was pretty much done.

baked mac and cheese

Whilst the side was amazing, the main was very much not so. My partner's steak was tough and tasteless. The onion rings were HUGEness but so stupidly floured and again, tasteless. The chips were pretty good though :)

rump and chips

My soup of the day was a cream of chicken and mushroom soup. When the waiter asked me if I wanted a cup or a bowl... I was stupidly thinking normal cup and bowl sizes. What came to my table was epic! A diameter of 35-40ish cm bowl dish came out filled with soup. ZOMG. It was really really creamy and really really rich. I could feel my arteries clogging up. So not the "healthy" option I thought I was up for.

cream of chicken and mushroom soup

I couldn't fit in dessert. Dinner was too epic. But being at the Cheesecake factory and not eating a cheesecake felt wrong... and hence, we got it takeaway. I got a chocolate cookie dough cheese cake. With a chocolate brownie base, it was really rich, really sweet but really kind of yum. Not bad at all.

chocolate cookie dough cheesecake

In America, we get charged a 15% tax to everything. On top of the 15% tax, there's another 15-20% tip. And for the first and luckily, the only time we were in America, we got charged a "healthy eating tax" - a fat tax~!!! ZOMG.

Food - 6.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 26.5/40

Cheesecake Factory (San Francisco)
251 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 391-4444


missklicious said...

That's a massive serve of the mac and cheese for a side dish. It looks awesome though!

bbsnoopy said...

yeh - tasted absolutely amazing too!

Ramen Raff said...

I miss the Cheesecake Factory so much!

I tried the one in Waikiki. The ulitmate red velvet cake, beef ribs, and Memphis burger was awesome!

Wish we had it here in Sydney.

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

My husband raves about Cheesecake Factory from his travels to the US a few years ago. I suspect the taxes may do my head in when I eventually make it there though!