Tacoma has a new favorite restaurant. With its upbeat European décor, The Cheesecake Factory is known for its extensive and innovative menu, generous portions, distinctive upscale décor and legendary desserts. The first Pierce County location opened its doors this past December, with an immediate following.
Upon entering, guests are greeted with enthusiasm and the hospitality that the restaurant chain is known for. “We want people to feel at home and welcome, to leave happier than when they arrived,” says manager Lezlie Siegel.
The seemingly endless menu provides something for everyone. Start by sharing one of the many small plates, snacks or appetizers. Our publisher’s favorite is the Thai lettuce wraps—the perfect fresh appetizer with a choice of three wonderfully spicy Thai sauces.
The main menu is well-appointed with “super” foods (nutrient-rich special recipes), salads and pastas, “Glamburgers” and sandwiches, steaks and chops, and more. We recommend the Chicken Bellagio: crispy coated chicken breast over basil pasta and parmesan cream sauce topped with prosciutto and arugula salad. Its richness is delicious with just the right balance of fresh taste and savory pesto flavor. Portion sizes are such that you have ample leftovers for lunch the next day.
Let us not forget what this restaurant was founded on: cheesecake! There are 33 varieties, plus a range of other specialty desserts for a total of 50 choices in all. The question becomes how to choose your favorite.
The Cheesecake Factory is quickly becoming a go-to spot in Tacoma for celebrations. For a delicious meal that is also an experience, try this new upscale restaurant, conveniently located at the Tacoma Mall.
The Cheesecake Factory
4502 South Steele St, Tacoma
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