My mom and I went to the Inner Harbor (she lives in Essex & I was visiting her) on Saturday 9-26-09. The restaraunt is located in the Pavillion, which is like a miniature shopping mall with different unique & local stores. We went in & the restaraunt was so loud that the seating hostess & my mom had to yell at each other to be heard. They don't have benches or a waiting area. It was worth the wait though :). At the Cheesecake Factory, you can sit inside, outside, or outside in a tent-like area. There were no tables inside, so we sat in the tent-like area. We split the Shepherd's Pie (which was around $13). It was MASSIVE! The two of us couldn't finish it (although admitantly, we were saving room for dessert). It was the best shepherd's pie I've ever had. I couldn't figure out the seasoning blend, but it was a knock out. For dessert, my mom ordered Oreo cheesecake & I ordered the White Raspberry Truffle cheesecake-- both were amazing (and big)! The only complaint I have that took away the 5th star was the pigeons. Oh my gosh... They were everywhere. When we were first seated, I didn't see any. Then I saw some gray & black thing move down by the edge of the table-- I thought it was a rat & when I stood up, I noticed about 7 pigeons trutting around. To make matters worse, the morons at the other tables kept throwing pieces of bread to them. Ugh. They were everywhere & that's just unsanitary. When the waiter came out to take our dessert order, no lie, a pigeon flew just over my mom's head & its feet touched her hair. I know it touched her hair because there was a handful of hair that was messed up & pulled out of place afterwards. The look on her face was priceless as this nasty bird came charging at her head LOL.Well, the waiter immediately interjected with, "It didn't touch you! I saw it! It didn't touch you!" Was he afraid we'd complain to the manager or something? We weren't going to, but it DID fly into her hair & he quickly lied about that.
I have been to this place once and I will definitely be back!! The food is amazing!! Get the tempura shrimp...it is to die for and so are the pesto meat balls! The restaurant also has the best atmosphere and the nicest staff. Chef Trevor is amazing and will make everything to your specifications!! Try it...you will love it!
OMG the best Roast Beef Cheesesteak Sub I ever had. I knew the food was good, but I had the Roast Beef Cheesesteak Sub today and it was OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Going back Monday for more. Check this place out, you will not be disappointed.