I confess that I tend to favor independent restaurants and funky dive bars that serve food rather than large corporate restaurants, so when a friend suggested we meet at the Cheesecake Factory in Lynhurst's Legacy Village, I was a little skeptical. I had heard of long lines and wondered how, with such a large menu, they could deliver tasty food. I was delightfully surprised.
Dining at the Cheesecake Factory was a pleasant experience. The service was friendly, without being cloying; the food delicious; and the atmosphere soothing and relaxing.
Appetizer highlights include traditional wings, nachos, and mini-burgers as well as healthy alternatives, such as steamed edamame, and Thai lettuce wraps. Other menu items include a variety of burgers, including a kobe burger; pastas, including a spicy chicken chipotle pasta with peas, asparagus, and peppers; comfort food, such as a traditional shepherd's pie; sandwiches, including a tasty crabcake sandwich; and salads, the most popular of which is the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, topped with onion crunchies.
Sunday brunch items include three kinds of eggs benedict, a giant Belgian waffle, crab hash, and steak and eggs.
From the Bar
Visiting the Cheescake Factory
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 1230am
Sunday: 10am - 11pm
There are two locations in the greater Cleveland area:
24265 Cedar Rd.
148 Crocker Park Blvd.
Valet and self-parking are available at both locations.