You know you’re in Beverly Hills when even a chain restaurant like Cheesecake Factory offers valet parking and a heated sidewalk patio so visitors can dine al fresco during the fall and winter months.
Despite that we tend to review ‘unique’ dining venues, Cheesecake Factory in Beverly Hills bears mentioning given that it is distinct to the chain. For starters, this 90210 location was the very first of the conglomerate, which has since grown to 194 restaurants that span the United States and a few international sites including Canada and Dubai. Secondly, it’s known for its frequent celebrity clientele who are often photographed by the paparazzi as they are coming and going. And last but not least, it encompasses unmistakable architecture given that the restaurant is built on an incline on North Beverly Drive and reflects the slope of the street inside the restaurant with random dips and pitches in the flooring… even in the bathrooms.
The interior, which is decorated with much in the way of dark wood, gold accents, and dim lighting, suggests a more upscale environment than most other Cheesecake Factory locations. And, certainly, the line-up at the door is not only indicative of the restaurant’s extreme popularity but also that it ranks among the most prominent eateries in the Beverly Hills area.
The menu is standard to every Cheesecake Factory featuring interesting appetizers, a vast array of uncommon yet mouthwatering salads and sandwiches, ‘Glamburgers’, and a variety of pasta dishes. there is also a health-conscious selection found in the Skinnylicious section of the menu, and, of course, cheesecakes in 20 different flavors. Not only are they available on the menu, but also at the bakery counter for take-out purposes.
If you have yet to eat at a Cheesecake Factory, you might be familiar with their tasty treats considering they are served in many Barnes & Noble cafes.
Yet, despite the many decadent desserts and lunch-like options (of which the chicken parm on a French roll and chicken salad sandwich on Brioche bread remain among our very favorites), Cheesecake Factory also creates an unforgettable dinner of steaks and chops. As a matter of fact, the filet mignon at this Beverly Hills locale was one of THE most tender and juicy filets we’ve ever tasted.
As a diner, you can expect:
- to wait on average of 15 – 30 minutes for a table depending on the night you choose to go, though you might be seated quicker if you opt for the sidewalk patio virtually any time of year, where you can see and be seen.
- to be offered a selection of water options to start your meal. After all, it is LA. 🙂
- to consume a lot of calories unless you opt for the Skinnylicious menu which features a variety of appetizers, salads, and lower-cal dishes such as lemon-garlic shrimp and grilled salmon.
- to receive ridiculously large portions, the kind that will leave you feeling overly full or requesting a take-home carton.
- to receive fast and outstanding service from a truly friendly wait staff
- and finally, to pay the same as you would at any other Cheesecake Factory, which is approximately $7-$10 per appetizer, $12-$15 per sandwich, $13 per pizza, $11-$14 per Glamburger, $14-$19 for pasta dishes, $20-$30 for steaks, and $8 per slice of cheesecake.
The Cheesecake Factory hours are Mon-Thu: 11:00am- 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sun: 10:00am -11:00pm. The Cheesecake Factory Sunday Brunch is served between 10:00am – 2:00pm.
If you’re in Beverly Hills or plan to be, be sure to stop in. It’s a must! You never know who you might see!