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The Cheesecake Factory

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(33 Reviews)

401 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue, WA 98004

(425) 450-6000

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Today: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tomorrow: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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General Info
The Cheesecake Factory operates a chain of casual dining restaurants and offers more than 200 menu selections. Apart from a wide range of cheesecakes, the company offers a variety of appetizers, pizzas, pasta, seafood, steaks, salads and sandwiches. Its menu also features specialty dishes like chicken madeira, miso salmon, cajun jambalaya pasta and the factory burger. Founded in 1972, The Cheesecake Factory serves over 50 cheesecakes and desserts, such as white chocolate raspberry truffle, Godiva chocolate, tres leches, fresh strawberry, fresh banana cream and kahlua cocoa coffee varieties. The company s facilities feature French limestone floors and decorative columns, hand-painted fabrics, contemporary lighting and cherry wood d cor. Its restaurants provide lunch, dinner, late-night dining and Sunday brunch services and each feature a full bar. The Cheesecake Factory also offers its entire menu for take-out. It operates a restaurant in Bellvue, Wash.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax Number: (425) 450-6010

Fax: (425) 450-6010

Payment method
master card, visa, amex, discover, travelers checks
Price Range
$$
Location
Bellevue Square
Neighborhoods
Downtown Bellevue, West Bellevue, Bellevue Square
Categories
Restaurants, American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Dessert Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Take Out, Dessert

Alcohol: Full Bar

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes

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Bruce B.

03/14/2015

Overall

Greek Salad, Meatloaf ( lunch portion), & Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Coffee. Still ended up taking almost 1/2 of my Lunch home ( that I'll have for Dinner). Overall, still very Pricey to eat here.

$79 with tip for 2! Price will never go down till they move out of that high price real estate that they are located at!

Glad, I had a $50 Gift card to use!

Overall
YIKES!!!!!!

The chicken in my salad was RAW!!!!!!!!! I had anxiety for the next thirty six hours wondering if I had contacted salmonella poisoning! I had eaten 2/3 of it before I realized. Be careful and check for this!

butterscotchsundae

05/08/2010

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Overall
Huge, bland portions and unreliable service

I don't expect much from chain restaurants, and I'm usually not disappointed. Cheesecake Factory is no exception.

It's a decent place for groups because they have large tables available and a very wide variety. Expect long wait times and bland food.

The decor is an odd muddle of cultural references and icons all jammed together, much like their food.

The menu is huge and takes time to navigate. It also has a very wide variety of choices, from sandwiches, burgers and chili to seafood and pastas. Most dishes are extremely bland, despite their exciting descriptions.

The service varies quite a lot. Sometimes the waiters are nice and happy to customize an order, other times they are bored and unattentive. The prices are okay but not a great value.

Now for dessert. Personally, I find the cheesecake lacking in flavor. It's mediocre and not very good but lots of people seem to like it.

Tiredofbadservice

05/31/2009

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Overall
Used to be gooo

CKF used to be a good standby for good food and good service no matter what city you were in, it was always consistent. Except Bellevue. Re-served bread (I know it was), BROWN lettuce, asking for water and the check 3x, and a general lack of care from the staff. No wonder this place was empty on a Sunday afternoon. I doubt I'll go back :(

chattypatty3

01/19/2009

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Overall
Very satisfied, great menu!

I have had the opportunity to dine at many restaurants and NO other restaurant can compare to The Cheesecake Factory. The food and service were excellent. Anytime you walk into a restaurant and see lines of people waiting for a table, that's a great sign of things to come. The Chicken Madeira is fantastic, sauteed chicken with mozzerella and fontina cheeses, hot mashed potatoes, all served in a rich Madeira wine sauce... YUM! Oh did I mention the bathrooms? How often can you say you ate at a restaurant with bathrooms that look like a five star hotel lobby. I can't imagine being as busy as they are and still able to deliver the great food and service we had. It was husband's first time there and he has been taking all his clients there since...they all love it! I can't even talk about their desserts without wanting to jump in my car and drive there right now, 40 plus desserts are every sugar-lovers dream come true. Try the Godiva, WOW! Sure you can spend your $20 elsewhere, but this place is busy, hip, decorative, has great food and service, what more can you ask for?

TN81

05/22/2008

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Overall
Best upscale casual restaurant

The Cheesecake Factory is probably the best option I have when I dont want to overspend but want to still have declicious food with great customer service. My personal favorite is Cajun Jambalaya pasta and the Steak Diane... desserts are also very yummy! The original strawberry cheesecake is classic and very declicous, my new favorite is the white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake... and when i am trying to lay off the calories, a goblet of fresh perfectly sweet strawberries and whipped cream satisfies my sweet tooth. I recommend this restaurant to anyone. Just ONE thing though.... weekend nights have long wait lines, but you can always chill at the bar while waiting, it usually doesnt take more than 30 mins. :) ENJOY!

timaku

04/07/2008

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Overall
Red Robin meets Hotel Sheraton: Upscale casual dining

I enjoyed my first visit to The Cheesecake Factory. I did not wait long like other people have mentioned, mainly because I ate on a Sunday afternoon. A very energetic waiter escorted my sister and me. Our waiter actually surprised us twice, by sneaking up on us while we were reading our menus to take our orders. Still, he was very courteous, and allowed me to take his picture and even ask his age (20). He took our order for drinks and brought us the standard complimentary (and refilling) bread baskets. My sister ordered the lunch portion of Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon ($13) while I ordered the garlic spaghetti pasta with chicken ($16). I unashamedly took advantage of the bread as the wait for the food was rather long (about 15 minutes). The garlic sauce was a little too greasy and did not have enough of a garlic flavor for my tastes. However, I enjoyed the lemony breaded chicken in the pasta, which provided an interesting tangy taste in contrast to the slightly salty sauce. The sauce seemed comprised of mostly oil tomatoes, mushrooms, and asparagus. The tomato chunks added a semi-sweet escape in the pasta, while the asparagus pieces were fun to crunch on and the mushrooms were satisfyingly chewy. Overall, my pasta was very filling and I found myself satisfied after finishing my pasta, and I am someone who can down 4-5 slices of pizza when hungry. It was noisy, but not overwhelmingly so, kind of like sitting in a full movie theater chatting with your friends before the previews start. The flowery marble/granite designs helped give an up-scale feeling, like the lobby of The Sheraton. I recommend it if you are looking to spend a fair amount of money, $50-60 for two people.

bunniboo

03/17/2008

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Overall
Not impressed with expensive food!

This place used to be good. My jambalaya, which I have had here before, was dry. No liquid at all. My son had the dry orange chicken. What happened to this place. So expensive yet so bad.

aslynne

01/05/2008

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Overall
Kids Menus

Personally, I love the Cheesecake factory. I went there in December and had great service. As a waitress, I understand that a restaurant with a 2 hour wait can be stressful for the waitstaff and many people are seated and already irritated because they just waited 2 hours. However, I've always gotten great service at every Cheesecake Factory I've been to. Also, about the kids menu- they don't have a kids menu persay, but I've gone with my neices, and there is tons of stuff for kids. Not on the menu, they have chicken strips and fries (a small portion), they have sides of macaroni, they have mini burgers that you can get with fries, quesadillas, taquitos etc. And they're all under $8. So, I think it would be unfortunate for you and your family not to go to the cheesecake factory because they don't have crayons, when they clearly have tons of things for kids to enjoy, even on a budget.

italianmomma

11/30/2007

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Overall
Warning: Not Kid Friendly

The Chessecake Factory has no kids menu! I was totally shocked when I took my three year old for lunch and found out I would have to order, and pay for, an adult sized portion for him. For anyone who has been to a Chessecake Factory, you know the portions are generous. And for a child, that's just an absurd amount of food. Even if leftovers are taken home, there is a tremendous amount of waste, of both food and money. On the Chessecake Factory website, their motto is ""Something for Everybody"". That is absolutely not the case. I encourage all parents who appreciate a kid-friendly atmosphere to stop frequenting all Chessecake Factories until they get the message that they are basically ripping off families with this type of business practice.

On a side note, the service seems to be slipping at the Bellevue location.

usuyami

10/30/2007

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Overall
Horrible Service

I've been to Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue three times. The first two experiences were alright - the portions of food were big and the service was mediocre. Compared to the Cheesecake Factory in Downtown Seattle, the wait isn't as long, plus there's free parking. However, this restaurant isn't good for a romantic evening; you can hardly hear anything. The last time I went prompted me to write this review. I decided to go there for my birthday and I was sadly disappointed. The service was terrible. Even though the wait may not be that long, it still was fairly long. We were told to stand aside for another 5-10 minutes after our turn had arrived to be seated. Our server forgot to order our appetizer and apparently it was the end of his shift because we got switched over to another server. The food itself was mediocre; I ordered a dish with chicken, and I found it burnt on the ends. My brother ordered a Sprite, and our new server failed to give him the right drink. This only irritated us more. The manager came over to apologize, but by then the night was already ruined. To say the least, it was probably one of the worst experiences I've had at a restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant, unless you want to experience bad service.

usuyami

10/30/2007

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Overall
Horrible Service

I've been to Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue three times. The first two experiences were alright - the portions of food were big and the service was mediocre. Compared to the Cheesecake Factory in Downtown Seattle, the wait isn't as long, plus there's free parking. However, this restaurant isn't good for a romantic evening; you can hardly hear anything. The last time I went prompted me to write this review. I decided to go there for my birthday and I was sadly disappointed. The service was terrible. Even though the wait may not be that long, it still was fairly long. We were told to stand aside for another 5-10 minutes after our turn had arrived to be seated. Our server forgot to order our appetizer and apparently it was the end of his shift because we got switched over to another server. The food itself was mediocre; I ordered a dish with chicken, and I found it burnt on the ends. My brother ordered a Sprite, and our new server failed to give him the right drink. This only irritated us more. The manager came over to apologize, but by then the night was already ruined. To say the least, it was probably one of the worst experiences I've had at a restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant, unless you want to experience bad service.

1stfoodba

08/15/2007

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Overall
best appitizers and lemon drop in town!

One night my sister and I went in search of the perfect lemon drop. We found it!! Along with terrific food and wonderful service. The appitizers are great too. Well worth the wait on a Saturday night. I am not keen on Cheesecake but the menu is huge and soooo good.

rturn

04/01/2007

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Overall
Deceptive Seating Process, too long a wait. Stay

Don't disappoint your party or group. Their seating process was deceptive and did not account for failed pagers, thus causing confusion for both the patrons and hostess. We waited for 30 minutes, then heard our name being called-out, but when we approached the hostess desk, we were told that if our pager didn't light-up or buzz, then you were not the one called. We waited another 45 minutes without a concern from the hostess and when asked why we were not called for the past hour and 15 minutes, they told us to stand in front of the bakers bar...without any apology or explanation of what happened. We waited another 15 minutes in front of the baker bar and we were too upset with the establishment to enjoy the evening. The waitress was friendly, but the food and their ""cheesecake"" was mediocre, which was not worth the wait and time. Big disappointment.

ashwhit

01/08/2007

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Overall
Best chicken and shrimp combo

I love this restaurant and I HATE cheesecake! I have eaten here for both lunch and dinner and each time have left completely satisfied. Dinner usually requires a rather annoying wait for a table, but the food and atmosphere is well worth the wait. The ""B.B. Chicken and Shrimp"" is my favorite dish on the menu, with a peanut, spicy thai sauce engulfing the moist chicken pieces and shrimp with a mountain of sticky white rice. I always leave with leftovers and it tastes just as good the second time. The soft but eclectic color tones and beautiful architecture make it a great restuarant to take a date or simply enjoy a night out with friends. I would highly recommend this venue.

girliegrl742

11/05/2005

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Overall
alright food, alright service

I went with a group of 9 people for a Bachelorette Party. We were told that the wait would be 20-55 minutes. Which was quite a difference in time. We ended up waiting over an hour. And then when our pager went off, we had to wait another 7 minutes. The hostess didnt seem like she knew what she was doing. There was a lot of variety on the menu of things to eat. I ordered the Baja Chicken Taco. It sounded really good, but was very plain, and really not good. The chicken tasted like it was missing something. The beans and rice that came with it was good. They are very expensive to, for just myself my total came to 26.99. And their cheesecake was just average, and expensive also. I will try them again with just my husband to see if they are any better next time.

jenbennyc

10/18/2005

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Overall
Cheesecake as Good as NYC Cheesecake

I recently went for lunch with my friend while visiting. I had a great time, the waitstaff was friendly and the food was very good and arrived hot. I liked the variety of foods on the menu. The Sliders reminded me of ""White Castle Hamburgers"" from a Brooklyn Chain. I loved the look and feel of the place and of course its close proximity to shoppng!!My cheesecake was very good too!-JenNYC

sudzee3

09/03/2005

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Overall
resturant that makes you wait...and wait...

Sept 1, the length of the wait is inexcusable! 15 - 20 minutes wait. Since it was such a nice day out, we requested to be seated outside. Approximately 20 minutes, our pager went off. We went up to the counter, where they proceeded to take our pager, THEN ask us to WAIT AGAIN over in the bakery?? This is very irritating. I don't mind waiting...but having my pager go off, thinking that we will be seated, then having to wait another 5 minutes is NOT acceptable! They came and called out our name and proceeded to take us outside for our seat. Much to our surprise, there was NO seat!!She offered to seat us inside or, we could WAIT AGAIN!! We had patiently waited and waited....then they wanted us to wait again?? At that point, we had decided the Cheesecake Factory, was not worth the wait!

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