Restaurant Reviews

A Little Celebration at the Cheesecake Factory!

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My love for cheesecake is eternal! It is a bond that can never be broken. I like to believe that a slice of this heavenly dessert can fix anythingΒ πŸ€—Β So to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary,Β ‘The Cheesecake Factory’ seemed like a perfectly good idea!

I have noticed that this place is almost always packed (even on weekdays) and no wonder we got a wait time for about 20 minutes.Β For appetizers, we ordered their ‘Roadside sliders’ which had 4 sliders with pickles on the side and ‘Dynamite ShrimpΒ Tempura’. The sliders were just as expected… soft and juicy while the shrimps were fresh and crispy with a delectable, spicy sauce!

sliders and shrimp tempura

ForΒ entrΓ©es, ‘Chicken Madeira’ – is listed as their most popular dish on the menu and I can see why…!! The unbelievably tender chicken was topped with melted mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and asparagus. It came with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and their Madeira sauce was exquisitely flavorsome. I highly, highly recommend this dish.

Chicken Madiera - Cheesecake Factory

The hubby choseΒ Steak Diane which had medallions of Angus Beef Steak covered with mushroom wine sauce and hadΒ a side of mashed potatoes as well. Out of the two, the chicken was wayyy tastier in my opinion.

Steak - Cheesecake Factory

Now I should have kept in mind that their entrees are humongous! We should have either ordered oneΒ entrΓ©eΒ or skipped the appetizers completely. So although everything was delicious, we decided to take half of it as a to-go… why you may ask? See because my brain works in mysterious ways, I wanted to save some room for dessertΒ πŸ˜‡

So as you all must obviously know, they have a tremendously wide assortment of cheesecakes. Sometimes I feel I should just devour all of them instead of having food.

Cheesecakes at the Cheesecake Factory

 

In spite of all the choices, I always gravitate towards the original, classic cheesecake.Β In Rachel Green’s words Β – There is nothing better than a cheesecake with ‘a buttery, crumbly graham cracker crust and a very rich yet light cream cheese filling’ (whaddup ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ reference!?) Every bite of it makes me beg for more.

But then I sawΒ ‘Tiramisu’ flavor in the menu – andΒ my eyes became wide… who can avoid such a lovely combination? So Tiramisu Cheesecake it was! And I am Not. Complaining. At all. It was PERFECT!Β 

tiramisu cheesecake

I was pleased with the restaurant’s prompt service which doesn’t happen often in places with bustling activity. The food portions are great and well worth it but if you are just here for the cheesecake, you can avoid waiting in line and get a slice of it as a to-go.

My hunt for the perfect cheesecake is an ongoing journey. I have tried them at many places and for now, I’m satisfied with the one served here. I would love to hear from you guys about any other places that serve top-notch cheesecakes. I’ll make sure toΒ hunt that place and make it mine!Β πŸ˜‹

cheesecake meme

 

 

As always, have a wonderful day and keep on smiling!

XOXO

 

Smiling Notes

 

 

 

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54 Comments

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    maynotbesoanonymous

    January 4, 2016

    Oh my!! Those look heavenly! I want to try them all!

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    susieshy45

    January 4, 2016

    Great descriptions. Happy anniversary. You have great memories created of your third year together. May you have many more !
    And may you find your perfect cheesecake or may you always chase cheesecakes, so you have cheesecakes all your life.
    Susie

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      Thank you so much for wishes and your sweet comment Susie! Haha and I’ll love to chase cheesecakes all my life 😘😜

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    koolaidmoms

    January 4, 2016

    I love Cheesecake Factory! Although we only go about once or twice a year, because it is 90 miles away, my children always want to go there when we head for Chicago.

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      I love it too and just like you.. Even we go there once or twice a year 😊😘

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    vanbytheriver

    January 4, 2016

    The photos are tantalizing ! And I would also pack up the entrée to leave room for dessert. ☺

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      Haha can I say great minds think alike?! 😜😘

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    anroworld

    January 4, 2016

    Yammi, I also like cheescakes! Pictures are so delicious that I can hardly control not to bite the screen…what do you do with us, Shamira! You found a great place! I also like tiramisu, it’s such gentle dessert!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      Hehehe you are really sweet Ann!! Glad you liked my post 😘

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    January 4, 2016

    Happy Third Anniversary! We don’t have a Cheesecake Factory in my neck of the woods, but the food and desserts look delicious!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      Thanks a lot for your wishes.. And yes everything was indeed delicious. 😘

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    panhirsch

    January 4, 2016

    Yummy stuff ☺

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      It indeed was.. 😊 Thanks for visiting my blog.

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        panhirsch

        January 4, 2016

        Nah, thanks for making it interesting!

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    Lifestylebites3

    January 4, 2016

    That looks so yummy.

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    Mommy_Lopez

    January 4, 2016

    Omg cheesecake heaven!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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    Steve

    January 4, 2016

    Wow. That place looks awesome. Love cheesecake!

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    youthfoodblog

    January 4, 2016

    Love Cheesecake Factory!

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    January 4, 2016

    Happy anniversary !! God bless you guys πŸ™‚ I love Cheesecake factory, the food and the cheesecakes of course are just amazing πŸ˜€ Lovely post!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 4, 2016

      Thanks a lot Freda for your lovely wishes 😘😘 Cheesecake Factory is indeed lovely 😊

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    Globalinfo4all

    January 4, 2016

    Delicious Food!!! Perfect Punch in the end!!!

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    lynne hoareau

    January 5, 2016

    Happy 3rd Anniversary. I wish you love and happiness together forever. What a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary πŸ™‚ The food sounded divine, and of course those desserts….yum !!!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 5, 2016

      Thanks a lot Lynne for your sweet, sweet wishes! Ahh I wish I could have more of those desserts 😘

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        lynne hoareau

        January 5, 2016

        You are so welcome πŸ™‚ I don’t blame you wanting more desserts…desserts are the BEST πŸ™‚ x

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    debyonce

    January 5, 2016

    Delicious food so many types of cheesecake is quite a tempting paradise

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    Sadie's Nest

    January 5, 2016

    Love the Cheesecake Factory! Their Cashew Chicken is the best!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 5, 2016

      Ooh.. thanks a lot for the recommendation.. will definitely try it out next time πŸ˜‰

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    danetigress

    January 5, 2016

    ohh I love this place! great post
    thanks for liking my blog http://www.danetigress.wordpress.com I’m following you!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 5, 2016

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.. you have a wonderful blog! πŸ™‚

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    danetigress

    January 5, 2016

    thanks for the follow, I’ve followed all your social media!

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    January 5, 2016

    Happy Anniversary! What a yummy looking bunch of food! Love the pictures now I am hungry! HELP!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 5, 2016

      Thanks a lot for your wishes Lynn! Hahaa and I get a similar hunger attack whenever I see your recipes πŸ˜œπŸ˜†

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    Lynna

    January 5, 2016

    The Cheesecake Factory is always a good place for celebrations! One of my favorite places! πŸ™‚

    xo, Lynna / howlynnaful

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      Smiling Notes

      January 6, 2016

      Yes you are absolutely right! Thanks for checking out my blog 😊

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    OldCountryGirl

    January 6, 2016

    I don`t know what it is, but despite being a “fast casual chain” I love this place. It is so much fun to go once in a while … hey, and I am not even embarrassed πŸ˜‰

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      Smiling Notes

      January 6, 2016

      haha yes some people really hate since it is casual fast food type of place.. but yeah, I love it too! Hey nothing wrong in liking it right? πŸ˜‰

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    Sue Slaght

    January 8, 2016

    Thankfully I’ve just eaten break=fast or I might have to gnaw at my own arm that cheesecake looked so delicious. Forget the main course I think a few helpings in the cheesecake cooler sounds perfect. πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      January 11, 2016

      Hahaa I feel exactly the same way Sue… just give me some cheesecake and I’m one happy soul πŸ˜€

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    milliethom

    January 10, 2016

    You described your anniversary meal beautifully, and I enjoyed taking every bite with you. The Cheesecake Factory looks like a fabulous place for that special meal. πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      January 11, 2016

      Glad you liked my post dearie.. Your comments are always so sweet.. they always make me happy! πŸ™‚

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    TheTravelingUrbanite

    January 31, 2016

    I love celebrating at the Cheesecake Factory too! It’s kind of a guilty pleasure for me since we don’t have the Cheescake Factory in Canada. Congratulations on your 3rd wedding anniversary!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 1, 2016

      Thank you so much.. I’m so happy you stopped by 😊

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    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    February 24, 2016

    This was fun to read because my hubby actually manages a Cheesecake Factory here in Florida! I agree with you on the Chicken Madeira…it’s yummy! I almost always get the seared tuna salad…it’s awesome too! Loving your blog xoxo

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      Smiling Notes

      February 24, 2016

      Wow Lisa that is so cool that your hubby manages a Cheesecake Factory! I guess I should give that seared tuna salad a try next time πŸ˜‰ thank you so much for your kind words. Have a wonderful day!!

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