Atlanta Trip: Cheesecake Factory – Revisited

I don’t know … there is something I really like about the Cheesecake Factory. It’s not the cheesecake. It’s something else. I like their huge portions — which is particularly important because I eat very little for lunch while traveling. By dinner time, I am simply famished. And it is by design. I so look forward to dinner after a long day at work.


I like their lavish decor … the high ceilings, marbled floors and the huge (fake I think) columns. It’s just simply classy.


Since Georgia is also known as the Peach State, I ordered the Georgia Peach for my drink. It’s vodka mixed with peach liqueur and peaches swirled with raspberries. I notice I am beginning to take a liking to these types of fruity drinks.


The bread came a bit warm. Quite OK but not great. I felt it was somehow squished flat.


I had already decided I was going to have steak for dinner — been thinking about it the whole day long! When I am traveling, I don’t eat much for lunch on most days and mostly just snacked. So, by dinner time, I am mostly famished.

What caught my eye on the menu was this item that says “… marinated for 36 hours …”. It was the $29 Grilled Rib-Eye Steak. It’s marinated in Cajun herbs and spices but is somewhat dry. The french fries and onions strings added to the dry look. The steak was not too bad. I actually expected better.


For desserts, I had the White Chocolate Caramel Latte Cheesecake. As expected, it was rich — overwhelmingly too rich for me. Suanne would have loved this, I bet.


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  1. Windy

    This resturant looks quite nice and the food looks yummy as well (esp the cheesecake)… Ben, would you mind me to ask what kind of job you are doing as you could travel to different places all the time?

  2. RobynT

    i swear i can feel my arteries clogging when i eat cheesecake factory cheesecake. i think the slices are way too big too.

    i did have a pasta there once that i really liked. but the next time i ordered several appetizers and was disappointed.

  3. Chubbypanda

    You know, marinating meat, particularly steak, for too long actually makes it tougher. Steak really shouldn’t be marinated for longer than a few hours. That’s probably why you has such a bad experience with your’s.

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