I have dined in many places around the Cleveland area but one particular place stands out to me. A restaurant that is casual upscale and makes me feel like I am rich I go. I’m talking of course, about The Cheesecake Factory. The one I visited was in Lyndhurst, Ohio, which is right outside of Cleveland. This restaurant is located in the famous Legacy Village. Legacy is a rather upscale outdoor shopping plaza itself. So there is no surprise that the Cheesecake factory is brilliantly placed in this plaza. Although Cheesecake Factory is not completely upscale, you are not required to wear suit and tie or anything, you still get that wonderful feeling of an expensive setting with out extreme prices. Granted I would not make Cheesecake Factory a weekly trip, it is wonderful for those special occasions, or when you want to just go out to eat.
My experiences at the Legacy Village location have always been good ones. Some nights, it can get really packed, so I suggest calling ahead and getting reservations. But what can you expect? A wonderful place like that pulls in many hungry guests. But on the average visit, I wait anywhere from no time at all to fifteen minutes tops. The host/hostess is always very polite and professional. The Cheesecake Factory is really particular about who they make employees. To become a server, some managers even want you to know the entire menu before you even apply!
Once you are inside of the restaurant, you are surrounded by a beautiful majestic like interior. The color scheme for this Cheesecake Factory, as I believe in most, contains rich deep hues such as a shimmery gold that is painted against detailed carvings around the walls. It is such a beautiful place to enjoy a meal.
Once seated, I am always greeted immediately whether it be our server or someone else who provides their assistance. I have never had to wait on a drink, and they always bring out free bread, which is delicious to say the least. The menu is just amazing. They have a huge selection of dishes that range in prices. My absolute favorite dish is the Chipotle Chicken Pasta. It is scrumptious beyond words. The service is always above and beyond because I usually never have to ask for anything. My drink is constantly being refilled and there is always a fresh napkin by my side.
Overall, I would suggest The Cheesecake Factory to anyone in any area that it is available. They have upscale dishes like the Fried Calamari, and even a simple personal pan pepperoni pizza. Oh, and how could I forget about the cheesecake? The Cheesecake Factory is constantly upgrading the types of cheesecakes they serve while keeping those classic favorites. Even if you are not a “cheesecake” person, you can definitely find the right one for you. My favorite is usually the Apple Cheesecake, but recently I tried the Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and must I say it was breath taking. So next time you are in town, or happen to pass a Cheesecake Factory, I suggest taking a moment and stopping in for a delicious and affordable meal, or a creative scrumptious treat. It is well worth the stop.