Sunday, October 23, 2016

#REVIEW The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant - Queens Center Mall

We finally have a Cheesecake Factory in New York City.  I am happy to say it is in my neck of the woods.  The new Cheesecake Factory restaurant is located at the Queens Center Mall.

My family and I attended a complimentary new restaurant opening practice session. I received this invitation in exchange for a post, all opinions expressed herein are of my own.  This training helps the staff with food preparation, making drinks and customer service.  

I was dazzled with the design of the restaurant.  I walked by the display of many varieties of cheesecakes and the bar.

My family and I were greeted by the staff and were then taken to our table.  

We were seated near the kitchen.  We could view the food preparation through the glass windows.  We were greeted by Pedro Cazares our server.  He gave us an overview of the specials for the day as well as the kids menu.

We started off by getting drinks. I had a margarita on the rocks. My children had apple juice and soda. My hubby wanted water.  

We then had an appetizer of a chicken caesar salad.  The main dishes are below. 

I had the pasta. It was not tender enough.  It needed a little more time to boil to soften. My husband said it was fine but I like my pasta to be softer.  

My husband and I tried each other's dishes. I loved the mash potatoes as I could taste the butter and the seasoning. 

The kids wanted pizza. We ordered one with cheese and the other with pepperoni. 

For dessert, we had the S'mores Caramel Cheesecake and the Oreo Cheesecake.  

The service was on point as Pedro (our server) would come back and ask how everything was.  

I asked Pedro if we could get a candle on the Cheesecake for my son as it was his birthday. Pedro said it would not be a problem.  He asked me my son's name and how old he was. I gave it to him including a candle just in case. Pedro said it was not necessary as they would put one on it. 

My son, Aidan, is shy and was surprised when Pedro came over with the other staff and sang Happy Birthday. You can see him hiding in the picture. 

Overall Experience

My dinner at the new Cheesecake Factory was awesome.   The food was good (except for my pasta needing a little more time to cook) and the staff was on point. They made my family feel at home. 

Also, Pedro went out of his way to make my son's birthday memorable. Take your family to this new location. The Grand Opening is on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. I want to come back again next month to celebrate my birthday.   



  1. I agree with you about the pasta. I hope to pass by and check it out. Thank you for the information.

  2. I love The Cheesecake Factory. I wish one of these would open up near us! It's great that the service was so good. The birthday cheesecake was really cute.

  3. There has been a Cheesecake Factory not too far from where I live. I love love love their cheesecake!!!!

  4. Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorite places to go...for obvious reasons!! It's always a nice treat

  5. It sounds like your family had fun. The chicken looks divine!

  6. The Cheesecake factory is one of my favorite restaurants. Their food is always delicious! Plus who wouldn't want to try all those cheesecakes!

  7. Yay for a Cheesecake Factory in Queens. We have to go to North Carolina to get Cheesecake Factory. I list one anytime I'm in a city that has one. I learned that the menu varies by state. The one in DC has a jerk chicken with black beans and mango salsa that is so delicious. I haven't seen it on the menu in any other state yet. I'm glad you guys had a great time.

  8. I went to St-Louis in 2014 and we were THISCLOSE to eating at the Cheesecake Factory. Sadly it was jammed packed and we were on a tight schedule.

  9. The food looks delicious and the atmosphere fancy. I'm not sure if we'e a Cheesecake Factory here. Looks like everyone in your family is having a great time there.

  10. I have never been to Cheesecake Factory!! We are getting one in our town in December I can't wait to go, everything looks amazing.