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Cheesecake Factory O'Farrell

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170 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-2202
415 391 4444
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 18
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  • 6
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great location above Macy's, beautiful room, seats outside overlooking Union Square and very attentive service. But please go prepared for a sugar rush of immense proportions and it is probably best if you've not eaten previously or plan to eat again for a while after. The cheesecakes are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Andy Wilson
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London, England
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Admittedly I went here because of the Big Bang Theory show. But I would recommend this place to everyone. The food was fantastic and yes the cheesecake was out of the world, all flavours even ones you wouldn't think of.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great family restaurant with plenty of options to suit all family members. Cheesecake selection is amazing. Can be a bit of a wait but is on top of Macy's so you can fit in a little shop while you wait. Family of 5 - we were all satisfied with our meals and service.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Right at the top of Macy's on Union square, it has great views if seated out on the terrace. For a speedy meal we chose to seat indoors and were served quickly with menus. The food that followed was superb and as new to the factory we had heard various reports. I can say our meal and the company around... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Waited 35 minutes to be seated - left waiting for water and bread. After a further 35 minutes the server Lynn approached us to state she had not given our ticket in for our order!.. Beyond amazed, absolutely so hungry and had our child with us. Offered free cheesecake as if you want that when you have not eaten dinner........ More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great location above Macy's, beautiful room, seats outside overlooking Union Square and very attentive service. But please go prepared for a sugar rush of immense proportions and it is probably best if you've not eaten previously or plan to eat again for a while after. The cheesecakes are incredible but the portions are large. Add a dollop of (sweetened) cream... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unfortunately if you really want to eat at the Cheesecake Factory, then that's what you want, usually expect a long wait, but if you like it. My friends had to eat there with all to choose from.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

awesome outdoor patio on top of the Macys buidling over looking Union Square. To get to the restaurant you need to go on a dedicated elevator for the restaurant.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view is very nice if you are sitting outside. It was packed of people so I waited 45 minutes. The food was very good. Portions were large and food was tasty. The service was ok . The giant burrito was really good!!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food huge portions and such a variety of cheesecakes to choose from. The staff are very attentive and if you fancy a piece of cheesecake for later the carryout service is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We always treat ourselves to a trip to Cheesecake Factory when we're in San Fran. Portions are of course enormous. The food is good but the star attraction is of course the cheesecake. All of the ones I've tried have been delicious. Not a place for anyone watching their waist, and there are often queues for tables.... But it's great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-2202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415 391 4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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