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“Too many options!”

The Cheesecake Factory
Ranked #7 of 247 Restaurants in Sterling
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reston, Virginia
1 review
“Too many options!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I've eaten at TCF numerous occasions and multiple locations. While the cheesecake is in fact 'all that' most of the dishes are average, a few are quite good and some, mediocre - so it really comes down to knowing what to order (i.e. the chicken chili) and/or just going for dessert. TCF is always clean, and the service consistently good. Having worked for years in food and beverage in my 20's, on one hand I applaud TCF for attempting to create such a diverse menu but know that this is a challenge behind the scenes. I think TCF might be able to deliver a better product overall if the menu selections were halved - and still...little would be lost in the variety and number of selections to choose from.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Desserts”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The restaurant was awesome. The food was delicious.
The staff was prompt and efficient.
The manager came by the table to make sure everything was on the up and up and were we pleased.

Visited September 2012
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Hershey, PA
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great place! Service was outstanding. You cannot go wrong with their eclectic menu. There is something for everyone.

Visited September 2012
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Doire
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“First experience”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

I had heard of this chain but had never had the chance to try it. Coming from Ireland the whole razamtaz was different. My suspicions raised as I feared all show and no substance. Service was good if a little disjointed (sort of felt we were sitting in the table that the girl who booked sick usually covered as every order/request seemed to provoke a discussion) but the service remained excellent and flawless.
Food was definitly American- large portions and well prepared. So many options of sauces etc. were new and a little overwhelming but we struggled through and whilst the staff may have thought we were quite mad we had a great time.

I do believe that if we had ordered deep fried Unicorn the staff would have tried.

For those of you who have this franchise it may be a regular feature but for us who where on holiday we loved it... second time will never be as good.

Actual date of visit was 2010 but the memory is still fresh as it was so good.

Visited October 2011
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VIRGINIA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good attention”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I've been there for a birthday and an anniversary celebration. They have always given special attention.

Visited August 2012
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