The Cheesecake Factory is the place for cheesecake, of course. But they have quite an extensive menu. It’s easier to get a seat upstairs. It’s a limited menu of their top sellers but you can normally get your butt in a seat even when there is a long line downstairs. I hate waiting when I could be eating. The restaurant is well lite and beautifully decorated. The ceiling in the upstairs is something to see. I was very impressed with the bathroom. Instead of simple stalls, they have individual little bathrooms with a center waiting area with large mirrors.
They automatically bring yummy bread and butter to the table. It’s complementary and great for the budget conscious. I suggest ordering a couple of appetizers to split for lunch. The nachos are great! The avocado egg rolls were horrible! Avoid those! The cheesecake was wonderful! I got Hersey’s Cheesecake.
Location: 875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Cost For a Family of 4: Bread and butter-Free,Nachos – $9.95, Pick another appetizer for around $10, Split 2 pieces of cheesecake for $7-$8 each (They are HUGE!), Drinks here are expensive ($3 for a soft drink!) so I suggest water. Total with tip is around $42 if you skip the drinks!