The Cheesecake Factory

★★★★☆
  • 2 W Colorado Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91105

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  • 626-584-6000

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This place has really good food! Lots of different items on the menu. I love their pasta's. Always taste good. My only problem was deciding what to eat. The staff is really nice and friendly.

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★★★★★

This place has really good food! Lots of different items on the menu. I love their pasta's. Always taste good. My only problem was deciding what to eat. The staff is really nice and friendly.

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I can't eat cheesecake no matter how much I like it. Bah lactose intolerance! I just like to eat here for the burgers, avocado rolls, and mint green tea. Parking at this location can be a pain, but lots of things in walking distance once

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★★★★★

I can't eat cheesecake no matter how much I like it. Bah lactose intolerance! I just like to eat here for the burgers, avocado rolls, and mint green tea. Parking at this location can be a pain, but lots of things in walking distance once

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I've been to quite a few places throughout the last few years and I have to say, I think I like this place the best. The staff is friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I love the blond waitress named Penny. She has an extra cute

3
★★★★★

I've been to quite a few places throughout the last few years and I have to say, I think I like this place the best. The staff is friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I love the blond waitress named Penny. She has an extra cute

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I have yet to find a Cheesecake Factory that disappoints. Their service is always super fast and professional. The menu has a huge selection and everything is good. My personal favorite is the crab cake sandwich finished off with a cookie dough cheesecake slice.

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★★★★★

I have yet to find a Cheesecake Factory that disappoints. Their service is always super fast and professional. The menu has a huge selection and everything is good. My personal favorite is the crab cake sandwich finished off with a cookie dough cheesecake slice.

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My wife and I came here for lunch, yesterday we had errands to run. I must say that the food was GREAT!!! The lunch specials were enough to get a full stomach and take the rest home. My wife LOVES the Oreo-cheesecake, by the way. If she is happy than I am HAPPY.

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★★★★★

My wife and I came here for lunch, yesterday we had errands to run. I must say that the food was GREAT!!! The lunch specials were enough to get a full stomach and take the rest home. My wife LOVES the Oreo-cheesecake, by the way. If she is happy than I am HAPPY.

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I love the location. It's in the center of Colorado Blvd's shopping and dining neighborhood. However, I dislike the amount of people hoarding the restaurant for a table. It's pretty ridiculous how many people want to eat here. I mean its good, but its not THAT good. I would imagine the wait is over an hour for most people. Luckily for me, I tend to eat there when there's less foot traffic. Food excellent but the wait is not!

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★★★★☆

I love the location. It's in the center of Colorado Blvd's shopping and dining neighborhood. However, I dislike the amount of people hoarding the restaurant for a table. It's pretty ridiculous how many people want to eat here. I mean its good, but its not THAT good. I would imagine the wait is over an hour for most people. Luckily for me, I tend to eat there when there's less foot traffic. Food excellent but the wait is not!

Pros: smack in the middle of Colorado Blvd.

Cons: way too many people trying to get a table

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Not much of a family atmosphere. Took the family for the first time and hated every plate we got. The portions are huge but the good is bad. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich and received a sliced pork sandwich smothered with BBQ sauce. I am not going back again.

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★★☆☆☆

Not much of a family atmosphere. Took the family for the first time and hated every plate we got. The portions are huge but the good is bad. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich and received a sliced pork sandwich smothered with BBQ sauce. I am not going back again.

Pros: Desserts are great.

Cons: Food is not that good.

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I went to the Cheesecake Factory because it is well known in my hometown for having good food and great cheesecake. This time around in Pasadena, it wasn't great at all.

First off, I called to make a reservation since it was a Saturday night and I figured it was busy. I was told they don't take reservations or call ahead but that the wait for 2 people would be 10-15 min. By the time we got there, they quoted us 10-20 min wait time, which was understandable. 45 min later...we were finally seated. And only after returning to the hostess to ASK to be seated. I mentioned to the man seating us that she shouldn't be quoting 10-20 min wait time if it ended up being more than double that. He said there was a party of 20 that came right before us, which is fine but then why didn't the hostess call us back and let us know that?

After we were seated, a temporary waitress brought us drinks and bread. When our regular waiter came back, he didn't bother to introduce himself, just asked what we wanted.

I ordered Chicken Madeira, their signature dish, and in the center of my mashed potatoes was one large half of a potato with rotted black stuff in the center of it. Ew!

I politely asked for the waiter to do something about this, and the waiter didn't even take my plate away. He just said okay, walked away and came back with a new side dish of mashed potatoes. A manager came and she removed my plate and offered to remake my dinner. I told her just go ahead and make it "to go" since I had already lost my appetite. My guest and I had some yummy cheesecake to make up for this disaster of a meal.

The manager comped me my 1st and 2nd entrees which I thought was nice, although it still was a bumpy ride eating there.

The next day, I opened the "new" entree she sent me home with and what did I find? 4 black beans (how did those get in there?), two more rotted chunks of potato and a chicken bone in the mashed potatoes. Ew! Ew! Needless to say, I didn't eat this entree either!

Seriously, I am considering calling the Health Dept over this. Some disgruntled cook is back there dumping trash and droppings into the mashed potatoes! Gross!!

I appreciated the manager trying to help, but she should have checked the to-go order to make sure it was perfect. I will not be eating at this establishment again. I'll get better food from a dumpster dive!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Cheesecake Factory because it is well known in my hometown for having good food and great cheesecake. This time around in Pasadena, it wasn't great at all.

First off, I called to make a reservation since it was a Saturday night and I figured it was busy. I was told they don't take reservations or call ahead but that the wait for 2 people would be 10-15 min. By the time we got there, they quoted us 10-20 min wait time, which was understandable. 45 min later...we were finally seated. And only after returning to the hostess to ASK to be seated. I mentioned to the man seating us that she shouldn't be quoting 10-20 min wait time if it ended up being more than double that. He said there was a party of 20 that came right before us, which is fine but then why didn't the hostess call us back and let us know that?

After we were seated, a temporary waitress brought us drinks and bread. When our regular waiter came back, he didn't bother to introduce himself, just asked what we wanted.

I ordered Chicken Madeira, their signature dish, and in the center of my mashed potatoes was one large half of a potato with rotted black stuff in the center of it. Ew!

I politely asked for the waiter to do something about this, and the waiter didn't even take my plate away. He just said okay, walked away and came back with a new side dish of mashed potatoes. A manager came and she removed my plate and offered to remake my dinner. I told her just go ahead and make it "to go" since I had already lost my appetite. My guest and I had some yummy cheesecake to make up for this disaster of a meal.

The manager comped me my 1st and 2nd entrees which I thought was nice, although it still was a bumpy ride eating there.

The next day, I opened the "new" entree she sent me home with and what did I find? 4 black beans (how did those get in there?), two more rotted chunks of potato and a chicken bone in the mashed potatoes. Ew! Ew! Needless to say, I didn't eat this entree either!

Seriously, I am considering calling the Health Dept over this. Some disgruntled cook is back there dumping trash and droppings into the mashed potatoes! Gross!!

I appreciated the manager trying to help, but she should have checked the to-go order to make sure it was perfect. I will not be eating at this establishment again. I'll get better food from a dumpster dive!

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I am a big crazy cheesecake fan.. we used to live in the neighbourhood and that used to be my fave. hot spot.. the best cheesecakes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. try it to see for yourself.. hmm.. the rest of the food is good..

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★★★★★

I am a big crazy cheesecake fan.. we used to live in the neighbourhood and that used to be my fave. hot spot.. the best cheesecakes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. try it to see for yourself.. hmm.. the rest of the food is good..

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I've been to Cheesecake Factory in many different locations and the Pasadena location is by far the worst. I am NOT a picky eater at all, but the food at this location is just horrible. Everything I've tried at this location (almost all of the pastas and 50% of other menu) were TASTELESS and DRY. I always had to ask for extra extra extra sauce to somehow create any kind of taste. I still go sometimes because I live really close to it, but ONLY for the cheesecake! There are PLENTY of other good restaurants in the area, so go there!

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to Cheesecake Factory in many different locations and the Pasadena location is by far the worst. I am NOT a picky eater at all, but the food at this location is just horrible. Everything I've tried at this location (almost all of the pastas and 50% of other menu) were TASTELESS and DRY. I always had to ask for extra extra extra sauce to somehow create any kind of taste. I still go sometimes because I live really close to it, but ONLY for the cheesecake! There are PLENTY of other good restaurants in the area, so go there!

Pros: cheesecake. ambience.

Cons: FOOD QUALITY.

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I really like coming to this location. The food is always done tight. The only downside is the wait. I had the corn cake tamales~ omg!! are they the bomb!!! try them.

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★★★★☆

I really like coming to this location. The food is always done tight. The only downside is the wait. I had the corn cake tamales~ omg!! are they the bomb!!! try them.

Pros: yummy :)

Cons: wait :(

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I love the FOODS there.. but especially services makes 10 times better... I have not try everything from the menu yet.. but that's my goal!! .. haha .. perfect place for a date...

5
★★★★★

I love the FOODS there.. but especially services makes 10 times better... I have not try everything from the menu yet.. but that's my goal!! .. haha .. perfect place for a date...

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I'm not recommending to visit the place because of our experience here.. bad customer server...they dont know how to take care of there customer...

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not recommending to visit the place because of our experience here.. bad customer server...they dont know how to take care of there customer...

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I really enjoy dining here. I love the fact that they have such a different variety of food on their menu. You can order anything from an appetizer like buffalo wings to soup, salad or pasta. Their cheesecake is also incredible. My favorite item here is the Santa Fe salad. The one draw back about it is the fact that there is usually a long wait to be seated. However once you are seated the service is really friendly.

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★★★★☆

I really enjoy dining here. I love the fact that they have such a different variety of food on their menu. You can order anything from an appetizer like buffalo wings to soup, salad or pasta. Their cheesecake is also incredible. My favorite item here is the Santa Fe salad. The one draw back about it is the fact that there is usually a long wait to be seated. However once you are seated the service is really friendly.

Cons: long wait to be seated

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Not great, but not bad. The service was good. The food was alright. There is always a crowd waiting to get into this restaurant, but when I ate there I didn't understand what was so great about it. It was OK.

3
★★★☆☆

Not great, but not bad. The service was good. The food was alright. There is always a crowd waiting to get into this restaurant, but when I ate there I didn't understand what was so great about it. It was OK.

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My husband and i have been frequent patrons of this Cheesecake Factory over the last few years, and I have to say it's gone seriously downhill. The wait wasn't bad, but then again we showed up at 10:30 on a Saturday night. When we got seated our waitress was very sweet and accomodating, and we requested mojitos as our drinks. Come to find out that they had run out of mint....strike one. We ordered our food, steak diane for my husband and chicken madeira for me, and when it came it was less than what we had come to expect from this restaurant. My husband's steak was undercooked, and my chicken was severely lacking in flavor....strike two. We ate it anyways as we had somewhere to be and had no time to send it back and wait another 30 minutes for more food. So before we left we used the restrooms....and yeah you guessed it!...strike three! As I was doing my business in the women's, I look down and there's a big r o a c h (did you know citysearch doesn't allow you to use that word in your review? haha) crawling towards my foot! Talk about freaking out....I screamed and smushed it, and then realized how close we were to the kitchen. EW. Being completely grossed out I told the waitress whose reply was "oh yeah we're a big restaurant so that happens, we do use bombs though." WTF?!?!?! My husband told her that the men's restroom smelled like Raid and she found that pretty funny....we didn't however. Apparently according to her the manager was on break and not available right then, and hasn't been available every time I've called back...he must also be SO busy that he can't return calls. Go figure. We won't be back here...that was just too much for me and I get nauseaus when I think about it. I could have forgiven the crappy drinks and food once, but b u g s (you can't use this one either?) crawling towards me? No way. Stay away from here, you might get more than you bargained for in your food one night.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and i have been frequent patrons of this Cheesecake Factory over the last few years, and I have to say it's gone seriously downhill. The wait wasn't bad, but then again we showed up at 10:30 on a Saturday night. When we got seated our waitress was very sweet and accomodating, and we requested mojitos as our drinks. Come to find out that they had run out of mint....strike one. We ordered our food, steak diane for my husband and chicken madeira for me, and when it came it was less than what we had come to expect from this restaurant. My husband's steak was undercooked, and my chicken was severely lacking in flavor....strike two. We ate it anyways as we had somewhere to be and had no time to send it back and wait another 30 minutes for more food. So before we left we used the restrooms....and yeah you guessed it!...strike three! As I was doing my business in the women's, I look down and there's a big r o a c h (did you know citysearch doesn't allow you to use that word in your review? haha) crawling towards my foot! Talk about freaking out....I screamed and smushed it, and then realized how close we were to the kitchen. EW. Being completely grossed out I told the waitress whose reply was "oh yeah we're a big restaurant so that happens, we do use bombs though." WTF?!?!?! My husband told her that the men's restroom smelled like Raid and she found that pretty funny....we didn't however. Apparently according to her the manager was on break and not available right then, and hasn't been available every time I've called back...he must also be SO busy that he can't return calls. Go figure. We won't be back here...that was just too much for me and I get nauseaus when I think about it. I could have forgiven the crappy drinks and food once, but b u g s (you can't use this one either?) crawling towards me? No way. Stay away from here, you might get more than you bargained for in your food one night.

Pros: none this time

Cons: r o a c h e s in the bathroom, ran out of items on the menu

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I have to agree with what the other reviewers are saying. Great design, Great staff and atmosphere. As you walk in to this place, you can't help to notice the detail and effort in building this place. Staff is great, however do NOT go during peak hours. Service great off peak hours, absolutely horrible during peak hours. You may end up waiting a lifetime for your food but you get good portions. The chocolate chip cookie dough cheese cake is awesome!!!

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★★★★★

I have to agree with what the other reviewers are saying. Great design, Great staff and atmosphere. As you walk in to this place, you can't help to notice the detail and effort in building this place. Staff is great, however do NOT go during peak hours. Service great off peak hours, absolutely horrible during peak hours. You may end up waiting a lifetime for your food but you get good portions. The chocolate chip cookie dough cheese cake is awesome!!!

Pros: Great service, great food, and big portions

Cons: long wait times

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Great design, Great staff and atmosphere. As you walk in to this place, you can't help to notice the detail and effort in building this place. Staff is great, however do NOT go during peak hours. Service great off peak hours, absolutely horrible during peak hours. I didn't get my food comped after waiting two hours of waiting. Server ignored it and didn't even notify manager. Food is decadent and great portions.

2
★★★★☆

Great design, Great staff and atmosphere. As you walk in to this place, you can't help to notice the detail and effort in building this place. Staff is great, however do NOT go during peak hours. Service great off peak hours, absolutely horrible during peak hours. I didn't get my food comped after waiting two hours of waiting. Server ignored it and didn't even notify manager. Food is decadent and great portions.

Pros: Great Atmoshere, Food and portions and Location

Cons: Service inconsistent, LONG lines

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I've been to 5 different Cheesecake Factory's in SoCal, by far, this is the worst! The wait is horrendous. If you go on a Weekend night, forget it, 1-2 hour wait. Service is consistently awful, hostesses have been rude. The food is average, but way below the quality of other Cheesecake Factory's. Parking is only in structures or valet, which is also slow. If you must have Cheesecake Factory, take a drive and go somewhere else. The original one in BevHills is usually good.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to 5 different Cheesecake Factory's in SoCal, by far, this is the worst! The wait is horrendous. If you go on a Weekend night, forget it, 1-2 hour wait. Service is consistently awful, hostesses have been rude. The food is average, but way below the quality of other Cheesecake Factory's. Parking is only in structures or valet, which is also slow. If you must have Cheesecake Factory, take a drive and go somewhere else. The original one in BevHills is usually good.

Pros: I don't think it has any...the drinks are okay

Cons: Service, the wait, food. parking

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great service, decent food, only bad thing is the wait, but when you do get in it is worth it!!!
all entrees are good quality food. Cannot go wrong,
cheesecake, thai noodles, chinese chicken salad are my favourite

PROS: good food
CONS: waitng in line

4
★★★★☆

great service, decent food, only bad thing is the wait, but when you do get in it is worth it!!!
all entrees are good quality food. Cannot go wrong,
cheesecake, thai noodles, chinese chicken salad are my favourite

PROS: good food
CONS: waitng in line

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Located at the old town pasadena, the Cheese Cake Factory, I have to say, is a really excellent restaurant. I was attracted when I first had supper there. Not only the cheesecakes with it famouses for are amazing, but even the bread before supper tastes very good. What is more, the waiters there are so sweet and always smile. I had a very good time there, and strongly recommended others to have a try.

5
★★★★★

Located at the old town pasadena, the Cheese Cake Factory, I have to say, is a really excellent restaurant. I was attracted when I first had supper there. Not only the cheesecakes with it famouses for are amazing, but even the bread before supper tastes very good. What is more, the waiters there are so sweet and always smile. I had a very good time there, and strongly recommended others to have a try.

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OK. This must be the place for the "masses." The food is GROSS. The clientele is GROSS. The interior is BEYOND GROSS. Like a Vegas restaurant. I don't get it. If you want a huge portion of BAD BAD BAD food, then waddle on in to the Cheesecake Factory. I mean, even the Cheesecake is DISGUSTING. SO SWEET AND INAUTHENTIC. This is not New York style cheesecake, this is cheesecake with Snicker-Bars in it. Just say NO to the Cheescake Factory!! You can do it!

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★★☆☆☆

OK. This must be the place for the "masses." The food is GROSS. The clientele is GROSS. The interior is BEYOND GROSS. Like a Vegas restaurant. I don't get it. If you want a huge portion of BAD BAD BAD food, then waddle on in to the Cheesecake Factory. I mean, even the Cheesecake is DISGUSTING. SO SWEET AND INAUTHENTIC. This is not New York style cheesecake, this is cheesecake with Snicker-Bars in it. Just say NO to the Cheescake Factory!! You can do it!

Pros: none

Cons: crowds, food, atmosphere

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The Cheesecake Factory, is, hands-down, one of the best places to dine. I happen to enjoy the Pasadena location, because it is close to my gym, and it is among Old Town's shops.

You've probably enjoyed your experience there as well. The menu is extensive, the decor, tasteful, and the prices, competitive. The only negative thing I'd have to say is that waiting can be a problem, on busy times, like weekends, and dinnertime on popular weeknights. All in all, 5 stars!

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★★★★★

The Cheesecake Factory, is, hands-down, one of the best places to dine. I happen to enjoy the Pasadena location, because it is close to my gym, and it is among Old Town's shops.

You've probably enjoyed your experience there as well. The menu is extensive, the decor, tasteful, and the prices, competitive. The only negative thing I'd have to say is that waiting can be a problem, on busy times, like weekends, and dinnertime on popular weeknights. All in all, 5 stars!

Pros: Food, Decor, Prices

Cons: Sometimes, the wait

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I have to admit, I hate that I love this place. The place is too crowded, the seating is terrible, and the wait times are tremendous. That said, it's reliable fare. I find the entrees and salads to be overpriced so I opt for appteizers; appetizers there are fantastic. Thai Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Artichoke. Yum. If only they could get the interior design and ergonomics of the seating under control. I have beeen to many Cheesecake Factory Locations and they all have this in common.

2
★★★★☆

I have to admit, I hate that I love this place. The place is too crowded, the seating is terrible, and the wait times are tremendous. That said, it's reliable fare. I find the entrees and salads to be overpriced so I opt for appteizers; appetizers there are fantastic. Thai Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Artichoke. Yum. If only they could get the interior design and ergonomics of the seating under control. I have beeen to many Cheesecake Factory Locations and they all have this in common.

Pros: vareity

Cons: crowded, ugly inside, pricey

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I absolutely love this Cheesecake Factory. The servers are always personable and friendly. As everyone knows, the menu is practically a book. I find it hard to decide what to eat for everything sounds so scrumptious. Every dish I have had there has been up to my expectations. The desserts are to die for! The only con I have is that they do not accept reservations, so the wait can be up to an hour during busy hours. It doesn't help that the front entrance is cramped and the restaurant is situation on a busy corner in Old Town Pasadena.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this Cheesecake Factory. The servers are always personable and friendly. As everyone knows, the menu is practically a book. I find it hard to decide what to eat for everything sounds so scrumptious. Every dish I have had there has been up to my expectations. The desserts are to die for! The only con I have is that they do not accept reservations, so the wait can be up to an hour during busy hours. It doesn't help that the front entrance is cramped and the restaurant is situation on a busy corner in Old Town Pasadena.

Pros: Variety of choices, Desserts, Service

Cons: Long wait

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This is a great place to go and enjoy a nice bite to eat! They have a huge variety of different foods that anyone can enjoy. Anything from salads to delicious cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory has it all.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to go and enjoy a nice bite to eat! They have a huge variety of different foods that anyone can enjoy. Anything from salads to delicious cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory has it all.

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The Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena is amazingly popular. It may take literally 2-3 hours to get a table, and they don't take reservations by phone. But the food is very good, and the portions are huge. It's expensive but not ridiculously expensive. Good desserts too, if you can save room.

4
★★★★☆

The Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena is amazingly popular. It may take literally 2-3 hours to get a table, and they don't take reservations by phone. But the food is very good, and the portions are huge. It's expensive but not ridiculously expensive. Good desserts too, if you can save room.

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I'm prejudiced against chain restaurants, I'll admit it. With all the great small restaurants in Pasadena, I felt like the person who goes to Paris and eats McDonalds when my husband insisted we go to the Cheesecake Factory. Oh my goodness. The food was so good - honestly some of the best salmon I've ever had. The tiramisu cheesecake is creamy and rich, but not sickly sweet. Only a ten minute wait for a party of 2 at 5pm on a Sunday. Very nice server.

5
★★★★★

I'm prejudiced against chain restaurants, I'll admit it. With all the great small restaurants in Pasadena, I felt like the person who goes to Paris and eats McDonalds when my husband insisted we go to the Cheesecake Factory. Oh my goodness. The food was so good - honestly some of the best salmon I've ever had. The tiramisu cheesecake is creamy and rich, but not sickly sweet. Only a ten minute wait for a party of 2 at 5pm on a Sunday. Very nice server.

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Dinner at the Cheesecake factory was OK. My meal was the salmon - very tasty! My husband's dinner, was a chicken brochette - not so good. But the LeLeche Carmel cheesecake was the best! Busy for a Monday night - but we were very pleased with the service. I would still recommend this restaurant as they have a huge variety to choose from. And of couse - who can say anything bad about their cheesecake.

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★★★☆☆

Dinner at the Cheesecake factory was OK. My meal was the salmon - very tasty! My husband's dinner, was a chicken brochette - not so good. But the LeLeche Carmel cheesecake was the best! Busy for a Monday night - but we were very pleased with the service. I would still recommend this restaurant as they have a huge variety to choose from. And of couse - who can say anything bad about their cheesecake.

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Be prepared to stand in one-mile line on Saturdays nights, but it is worth the wait. Good food at affordable prices. the only thing that I didn't like is that I noticed the Tiffany's style lamps on the wall had spiderwebs all over. Good drinks.

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★★★★☆

Be prepared to stand in one-mile line on Saturdays nights, but it is worth the wait. Good food at affordable prices. the only thing that I didn't like is that I noticed the Tiffany's style lamps on the wall had spiderwebs all over. Good drinks.

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Ok, people, WHAT is the big deal? It's a Cheesecake Factory - a chain restaurant!! But there is always a HUGE line to get into this place. I just don't understand this phenominon.

The food is pretty good, but it's pretty standard stuff. The portions are fairly large. Their cheesecake is excellent and they have a million varieties, so there is something for everyone.

I mean, I think this restaurant is ok, but I just don't understand why it's one of the most popular restaurants in Pasadena.

PROS: decent food, great cheesecake
CONS: HUGE LINE

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★★★☆☆

Ok, people, WHAT is the big deal? It's a Cheesecake Factory - a chain restaurant!! But there is always a HUGE line to get into this place. I just don't understand this phenominon.

The food is pretty good, but it's pretty standard stuff. The portions are fairly large. Their cheesecake is excellent and they have a million varieties, so there is something for everyone.

I mean, I think this restaurant is ok, but I just don't understand why it's one of the most popular restaurants in Pasadena.

PROS: decent food, great cheesecake
CONS: HUGE LINE

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The Cheesecake Factory is in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. The food is really good but there is almost always a wait. The service is pretty good but when they get busy, it's hard to track your waiter down. Of course the cheesecake is great and I see people in there that come all the way from downtown! Lots of my friends are always wanting to go there. Prices can be high if you're a cheapskate, but sometimes the food and the variety are worth it. Just be prepared to wait awhile to get it!

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The Cheesecake Factory is in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. The food is really good but there is almost always a wait. The service is pretty good but when they get busy, it's hard to track your waiter down. Of course the cheesecake is great and I see people in there that come all the way from downtown! Lots of my friends are always wanting to go there. Prices can be high if you're a cheapskate, but sometimes the food and the variety are worth it. Just be prepared to wait awhile to get it!

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Yum! My absolute favorite restaurant! Great atmosphere, the food is awesome! And my oh my, I can't get enough of that cheesecake!!! Go, right now.

If you can sit in the front at one of the little two people tables and look out onto Colorado, it definitely adds to the charm of the environment. My friends tend to rave over the chocolate martinis.

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CONS: Always a long wait

5
★★★★★

Yum! My absolute favorite restaurant! Great atmosphere, the food is awesome! And my oh my, I can't get enough of that cheesecake!!! Go, right now.

If you can sit in the front at one of the little two people tables and look out onto Colorado, it definitely adds to the charm of the environment. My friends tend to rave over the chocolate martinis.

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CONS: Always a long wait

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Although this is a restaurant I usually take friends to that are visiting from Europe, I never go there with locals. The service is really bad, they don't try to accommodate even when they make mistakes. Once my friend had a large piece of paper in her salad when she complaint she had to wait another 20 minutes for a new salad and in the end she had to pay for it! Not even a free drink to make up for the disgusting incident! Well, Europeans seem fascinated...

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★★☆☆☆

Although this is a restaurant I usually take friends to that are visiting from Europe, I never go there with locals. The service is really bad, they don't try to accommodate even when they make mistakes. Once my friend had a large piece of paper in her salad when she complaint she had to wait another 20 minutes for a new salad and in the end she had to pay for it! Not even a free drink to make up for the disgusting incident! Well, Europeans seem fascinated...

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I applaud the Cheesecake Factory for absorbing all the people who would have otherwise eaten at decent restaurants. Because of this, dining well in Pasadena isn't that tough. I never understood what the fascination is with CF. The line practically wraps around the building at almost all hours. The food is either too spicy, or not enough - never quite right. Portions are large but overpriced. Service is terrible.

PROS: The decor is fun.
CONS: The wait; the service.

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I applaud the Cheesecake Factory for absorbing all the people who would have otherwise eaten at decent restaurants. Because of this, dining well in Pasadena isn't that tough. I never understood what the fascination is with CF. The line practically wraps around the building at almost all hours. The food is either too spicy, or not enough - never quite right. Portions are large but overpriced. Service is terrible.

PROS: The decor is fun.
CONS: The wait; the service.

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This is the worst cheescake factory in America!!! Do not go here, you will hate it, especially the service, or lack of it! The wait is ridiculous and the food below average. Go to another city if you crave cheesecake factory, this place is venomous!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst cheescake factory in America!!! Do not go here, you will hate it, especially the service, or lack of it! The wait is ridiculous and the food below average. Go to another city if you crave cheesecake factory, this place is venomous!

Pros: NONE

Cons: , the service, the parking

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Although there is always a wait to be seated, the food is worth the wait. My biggest challenge is always deciding what to order because ther is so much to choose from. My favorite appetizer hands down, is the avocado egg rolls. The Goiva Chocolate cheesecake is the most decadent dessert I have ever had. Cheesecake Factory is always a top dining choice.

5
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Although there is always a wait to be seated, the food is worth the wait. My biggest challenge is always deciding what to order because ther is so much to choose from. My favorite appetizer hands down, is the avocado egg rolls. The Goiva Chocolate cheesecake is the most decadent dessert I have ever had. Cheesecake Factory is always a top dining choice.

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The large menu is perfect for the frequent visitor. Great variety, good service and friendly staff. This place is always the same and consistantly good.

5
★★★★★

The large menu is perfect for the frequent visitor. Great variety, good service and friendly staff. This place is always the same and consistantly good.

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Frequent patron here. The menu is exactly what we were looking for....everything from conservative, ethnic and from sweet to spices. When you go, you gotta order the spicy cajun "Jambaya Shrimp" pasta, it's the BEST!!!! Had the "Chicken Fettucini Alfredo" once before just to see how it stacks up to the Italians, I was impressed! It's worth the wait, I'm sure everybody that's been waiting in line will tell you the same.

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★★★★☆

Frequent patron here. The menu is exactly what we were looking for....everything from conservative, ethnic and from sweet to spices. When you go, you gotta order the spicy cajun "Jambaya Shrimp" pasta, it's the BEST!!!! Had the "Chicken Fettucini Alfredo" once before just to see how it stacks up to the Italians, I was impressed! It's worth the wait, I'm sure everybody that's been waiting in line will tell you the same.

Pros: Food, Variety

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Just simply excellent

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Just simply excellent

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THe only think I enjoy at cheesecake is the huge brownie dessert that they took off the menu in the Marina the last time I was there. All of their meals I can make at home. THe service is bad. THe loud obnoxious parties that are there and that stay after you leave are sometimes too much, especailly after they have too many drinks. Its not a place I enjoy for a relaxing brunch or dinner out.

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★★☆☆☆

THe only think I enjoy at cheesecake is the huge brownie dessert that they took off the menu in the Marina the last time I was there. All of their meals I can make at home. THe service is bad. THe loud obnoxious parties that are there and that stay after you leave are sometimes too much, especailly after they have too many drinks. Its not a place I enjoy for a relaxing brunch or dinner out.

Cons: , crowds, service

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...Going to The Cheesecake factory is a good bet! For a chain, they have done a great job of providing high quality food at every location I have been to.

The service was below par at one location but that is not usual; a bit noisy for me as well but the food has always been consistently good and delicious with excellent presentation.

If you are looking for a no-fail place to go for great food, nice atmosphere and great value then I invite you to check out The Cheesecake Factory-you can't go wrong.

Bon Appetit!

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★★★★★

...Going to The Cheesecake factory is a good bet! For a chain, they have done a great job of providing high quality food at every location I have been to.

The service was below par at one location but that is not usual; a bit noisy for me as well but the food has always been consistently good and delicious with excellent presentation.

If you are looking for a no-fail place to go for great food, nice atmosphere and great value then I invite you to check out The Cheesecake Factory-you can't go wrong.

Bon Appetit!

Pros: Great food, Great variety, Good quality

Cons: , Not enough locations

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Nice restaurant for sunday brunch ,but way overrated for their cakes and pastries.

2
★★★★☆

Nice restaurant for sunday brunch ,but way overrated for their cakes and pastries.

Pros: good parking

Cons: expensive, too crowded

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This is what people think is the best dessert in LA? Doesn't anyone go to a restaurant that's not a chain? Like with a real pastry chef?

Try The Little Door, Lucques, or Mani bakery. Cheesecake? For pete's sake! When I go out to eat I don't consider waiting for a table with a buzzer to be "dining". Waiters that interrupt your conversation so they can get you to order quickly and turn your table are just obnoxious. Sure they are fun and perky but is that why you spend money to eat food out? To talk to the waitstaff?
Oh Please

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This is what people think is the best dessert in LA? Doesn't anyone go to a restaurant that's not a chain? Like with a real pastry chef?

Try The Little Door, Lucques, or Mani bakery. Cheesecake? For pete's sake! When I go out to eat I don't consider waiting for a table with a buzzer to be "dining". Waiters that interrupt your conversation so they can get you to order quickly and turn your table are just obnoxious. Sure they are fun and perky but is that why you spend money to eat food out? To talk to the waitstaff?
Oh Please

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Cheesecake Factory is great for any occassion. I feel it is an all around good restaurant, especially for a nationwide chain. While the restaurant is named and famed for its many flavors of cheesecake, other desserts on their menu are equally delicious. Try their strawberry shortcake or apple dumplings. Both will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you guilt.

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★★★★☆

Cheesecake Factory is great for any occassion. I feel it is an all around good restaurant, especially for a nationwide chain. While the restaurant is named and famed for its many flavors of cheesecake, other desserts on their menu are equally delicious. Try their strawberry shortcake or apple dumplings. Both will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you guilt.

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The ultimate brownie sandwich alamode!! It can easily satisfy 4 people. Two heavenly brownies layered in vanilla ice cream and topped with choclate syrup. A dream for any brownie or cake lover :).

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The ultimate brownie sandwich alamode!! It can easily satisfy 4 people. Two heavenly brownies layered in vanilla ice cream and topped with choclate syrup. A dream for any brownie or cake lover :).

Pros: brownie alamode sand., loud

Cons: croweded, minimalchickeninsalad, expensive

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The Pasadena Cheesecake Factory may have spotty
service and food but the Cheesecake Factory in the
Warner Center on Canoga Ave. has never disappointed me and my guests. They are always
busy but try very hard to be accomodating and friendly. Staff is great. Food is great but not the
best money can buy but that is why your there!
Cheese Cake is Killer! Overall a great place unlike
the Pasadena location. Try it !

2
★★★★☆

The Pasadena Cheesecake Factory may have spotty
service and food but the Cheesecake Factory in the
Warner Center on Canoga Ave. has never disappointed me and my guests. They are always
busy but try very hard to be accomodating and friendly. Staff is great. Food is great but not the
best money can buy but that is why your there!
Cheese Cake is Killer! Overall a great place unlike
the Pasadena location. Try it !

Pros: Friendly, Food, Cheesecake

Cons: Busy

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The plain cheese cake is great, but the flavored cheesecakes are only so so. This wouldn't be my first choice for a desert place in Los Angeles.

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★★★☆☆

The plain cheese cake is great, but the flavored cheesecakes are only so so. This wouldn't be my first choice for a desert place in Los Angeles.

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Sure its a chain, but its yummy! If you can't find anything you want on this menu, you've got some problems. I love the crusted chicken romano! And maybe i'm the only wierdo who likes Linda's fudge cake more than the cheescake (which is also great). Great locales too--the best one is in Marina del Rey. Try to get a table outside on a warm night

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★★★★☆

Sure its a chain, but its yummy! If you can't find anything you want on this menu, you've got some problems. I love the crusted chicken romano! And maybe i'm the only wierdo who likes Linda's fudge cake more than the cheescake (which is also great). Great locales too--the best one is in Marina del Rey. Try to get a table outside on a warm night

Pros: dessert!

Cons: huge crowds

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I've been to many Cheesecake Factories and the one in Pasadena has the worst service for sure! I know it gets really busy every night but I guess the servers assume that the yummy cheesecake can make up for their unprofessional service. My advice is, don't go unless you absolutely have to because after waiting for 50 minutes the cheesecakes don't taste as good as they should.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to many Cheesecake Factories and the one in Pasadena has the worst service for sure! I know it gets really busy every night but I guess the servers assume that the yummy cheesecake can make up for their unprofessional service. My advice is, don't go unless you absolutely have to because after waiting for 50 minutes the cheesecakes don't taste as good as they should.

 

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