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“Great new menu options!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory
11778 Fair Oaks Shopping Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033
703-273-6600
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Ranked #37 of 358 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Chaska, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great new menu options!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I'm from Minnesota and we have a Cheesecake Factor near where we live, but I haven't been there in ages, mostly because a lot of their food is not the healthiest. I was here on a business trip and decided to go. I was completely surprised by the new "skinny" menu options. There are many choices of meals under 590 calories, which is fantastic! This location in particular is pretty big. It is connected to the mall and easy to find. The interior, like other locations is wonderfully decorated and a great environment for having dinner with coworkers, family or friends.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Centreville, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“a favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

this place does an amazing business. The menu is extensive...look at it while you wait, you will almost always have a wait time.

Visited January 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Negligent Waitress and Fake Meat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We decided to finally write this review now because these past few days we've been looking for a nice place to celebrate a special event and as we were looking through Yelp's reviews for nearby restaurants, we came across the Cheesecake Factory. It surprised us greatly that the reviews for this place were so high! So, we decided to write exactly what this place is about.
We visited this restaurant several months ago, more specifically the first week of September 2012. It was not our lucky day. Overall, the food and service was horrible. At the beginning, we ordered sodas and a strawberry lemonade. The young waitress completly forgot about the lemonade. We reminded her in 25 minutes and she finally served it.
We then ordered the most expensive dish--filet minion. The wait time was very long. When we were served the food, it was just the meat-- no side dishes and we were told that it will be a bit longer. Nobody served us the side dish, however, until we reminded them after 20 minutes of waiting.
The filet minion we got was horrible: it was very thick and it looks like it was a cheap piece of meat just tenderized like a meat chop and there were a lot of chewy pieces that could hardly be chewed so we couldn't eat it at all. We were very disapointed and left this restaurant hungry and feeling neglected by our waitress. We decided never to come back to this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great for a Business Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The endless menu and great staff makes having a meeting at Cheesecake an enjoyable pleasure. They are not like other establishments, always trying to push you out the door.

Visited February 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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86 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“YES!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

You simply cannot go wrong ordering anything at this franchise--the variety is matchless and the quality will always be there--from the appitizers to the main courses. Naturally, the desserts are also a 4 star. I recommend for business or personal, lunch or dinner.

Visited September 2012
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