— Originally posted on Yelp on 7/2/10 —

I can’t believe when  I was younger I actually thought the Cheesecake Factory was considered fine-dining. Thankfully my tastes have evolved over the years. They still have decent dishes, as far as national chain restaurants go. But, quality is something I don’t associate with this place anymore. Since when is tuna gray? That was the case with the tuna tartare that arrived at my table. It was mainly a stack of avocado with a few chunks of gray tuna on top. Other dishes that I’ve had recently have been ok — the  avocado eggrolls were perfectly crispy and not too oily and the chicken samosas were decent. Then, of course there’s the cheesecake. It’s the main reason why I liked this place growing up. On our last visit we tried the tiramisu cheesecake and the chocolate mouse cheesecake. Neither had the rich, creamy, indulgent taste that I remember. Unfortunately, The Cheesecake Factory just doesn’t live up to the expectations I once built up. Although I’m not totally ruling out a return visit when my cheesecake craving returns.

2 Stars

750 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 951-3800