Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Cheesecake Factory review

Palatial and Delightful  by Andrew I. Lerner (21 reviews)
February 23, 2011 - Really likes it
Monday, 2/21/11 was my birthday, and third time there. The name is not appropriate for a restaurant serving exceptional food. I am not interested in having cheesecake either. However, the place is the size of a factory. The entrance is gigantic and elaborate, like a giant upscale department store like Dillards or Nordstrom. Inside it was a monumentally spacious two story high palace. There are painted murals on the ceilings. The tables were made of fine polished stone. It was deserted and quiet, with hundreds of empty seats. We were seated immediately. The only wait was the very long walk down the very long tremendous dining area of this enormous building. My wife, a demanding critic, had her best Old Fashioned in memory. She had the Chicken Madeira, with a late substitution of asparagus instead or the mashed potatoes. It was the best she ever had. it was "to die for". Even I, who avoids it at all costs, and hates it, did not mind it at all! Everything was "perfect". It was, without a doubt, the best meal she had since our wedding at Enzos on 2/2/10. A wedding guest supplied a $25 gift card we used this meal. I had the purest freshest strawberry lemonade ever. In an unusual move, I had the Louisiana Chicken Pasta. It was perfect and divine as well. For the first time ever, a complete role reversal: She finished everything on her plate, and I took home almost half. Service was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet, and beautiful. The total experience was outstanding. The prices are extraordinarily high. If you are unemployed for about 1.25 years like us, do not go without a gift card.

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