A full service restaurant in Fashion Valley Mall, for all Shoppers, who want a great place to take a break and give your feet a rest.
There is also a food court in this mall offering, as I remember, Mexican, Chinese, Greek and surely American as well as other fast foods, but I like the Cheese Cake Factory much more. The Blue Line Trolley has a stop here too!
Though this is a good sized restaurant, sometimes there is a bit of a wait to be seated. This place is not only convenient for shoppers it also is pretty popular with the locals. Usually the wait isn't too long and the experience is worth it.
Favorite Dish: The menu is extensive and to be as brief as possible I'll list a few items I particularly like.
The Avacado Eggroll was a pleasant surprise for me. Normally, I don't care for "mixed" cultural cuisine, but this time my niece insisted I try. It was really good!
I also liked the Fresh Grilled Salmon, Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon, Cobb Salad
Fabulous Chocolate Mousse Cake and the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.
However, you'll not be limited to my prefrence, there are a couple of hundred--it seems--choices on this menu.
italian inspired interior, patio - if you don't mind the waiting, go there for any kind of food: pizza, salad, mexican and enjoy professional service. Go easy on appetizers as portions are large and you won't be able to enjoy the cheesecake.
Favorite Dish: pizza in the afternoon (before 5 pm at reduced price), cherry cheesecake
The Cheesecake Factory offers much more than cheesecake with more than 200 menu selections and 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts.
With so many choices it is difficult to choose. We had to ask the waitress twice for more time to study the menu.
Note: The food portions are LARGE...so if you are not careful you may not have room left for desert.
This is a place popular with the younger crowd. Located in Fashion Valley near the mall, you are always forced to wait for the minimum time of half an hour even for breakfast. Dinner wait times are worst and can well exceed 2 hours.
Food is great though.
And lots of eye candy :o)
Favorite Dish: Cajun chicken pasta
Distinctive architecture, stylish décor, superior service and an extensive, innovative menu of more than 200 items with generous portions at moderate prices combine to create an overall dining experience with unparalleled value. The service is first-rate, the prices are good, there's lots of food, but the wait can be long.
Favorite Dish: On the food side, I've tried the Fettucini with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, the Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwich and the Roadside Sliders (a.k.a. White Castle's Burgers).
But as the name implies, chessecake is their bread and butter. There are over 40 different cheesecakes to choose from. So far I've tasted the White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake, the Snickers Bar Chunks and Cheesecake, the Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cheesecake and the Oreo Cheesecake...and ready to try more...lol
This place was described once as being an "Asian Fusion" and Italian restaurant. The decoration of the place seems more asian, but very elaborate. This place, hence its name, is known for its cheesecake, but it has tons of other items to order.
Favorite Dish: We had the Miso Salmon on my last birthday. It was wonderful. They let me substitute broccoli instead of rice. You can choose other things as well. We also had the chocolate mousse cheesecake and it was very rich. They have every type of flavor cheesecake you can imagine.
The Cheesecake Factory serves much more than just cheesecake!
This is a unique restaurant offering over 200 menu items, from Avocado Eggrolls (Appetizer) to Tuscan Chicken Salad and Specialty Pizzas to great Steaks & Fresh Fish, Pastas, Omelettes, Sandwiches and Classic Burgers.
If you are interested in eating in Fashion Valley my favorites are the Cheesecake Factory, Pizzeria Uno and Crocodile Cafe. They are all located in the mall.
The Cheesecake factory often has a two hour wait, but they give you a pager that works throughout the mall so you can shop while you wait. If you have never been to a Cheesecake Factory it is worth the wait. Or you can always go for an early lunch and beat the crowds. Pizzeria Uno has happy hour from 4-7 and then again at 9:00.
Favorite Dish: At the Cheesecake Factory I love the BBQ Chicken salad, chicken avocado club, and any cheesecake. At Pizzeria Uno they have the best Chicago deep-dish pizza. At Crocodile cafe I enjoy the grilled portabello mushroom sandwich.