S.F. Bay Area No. California
San Francisco Restaurants
Cheesecake Factory ***
8th Floor Macy's Union Square
(take the elevator to the
Description & Atmosphere
It's exciting to have a Cheesecake Factory here in San Francisco
— we've enjoyed many a fine meal at their other locations
Alto, Los Angeles,
Las Vegas, Florida and New York.
The popular restaurant/bar is located on the 8th floor of Macy's,
overlooking Union Square, the Bay Area's premier shopping destination convenient
for you to eat lunch, shop, enjoy afternoon coffee and dessert,
shop again, relax over
dinner...you get the idea.
Ask for a table on the outdoor Sky Terrace
Patio for an incredible view of Union Square and downtown San Francisco —and
fun people-watching too!
An extensive menu — including a new "Small Plates and
Snacks" menu — offers
something for everyone. Enjoy
wonderful salads, pastas, fresh fish and seafood, steaks and
chops, sandwiches, hamburgers and delicious house specialties.
Chinese Chicken Salad is one
of our favorites... and big enough to split.
Ditto the Shepherd's Pie. Seafood Pastas and Seafood entrees are
always good here.
We could make a meal of the appetizers alone — our favorites
include the Guacamole & Chips, Fire-Roasted Fresh Artichoke, Thai
Lettuce Wraps, FireCracker
Salmon, Hot Spinach & Cheese Dip and Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes.
have a sweet
tooth, you'll be happy to know that the restaurant offers more
than 50 yummy desserts, including their specialty 30+ types
of Cheesecakes. Order a piece and ask for extra forks to share
Note: FYI... if you're "counting calories" you
might want to check out the little book that comes with your
menu. It lists
the calorie count of everything featured on the menu. Then
want to see
"Jewels on the Square"
(April thru' October_
During Spring, Summer and Fall, enjoy "Jewels
on the Square" — live music, dance, outdoor movies and other
entertainment at Union Square. Free admission.
Wed at 12:30pm and 6pm,
Sun at 2pm. Additional show times may be added during Summer months.
During one of our visits to the Cheesecake Factory
on a warm sunny day, we sat outside on the Sky Terrace and enjoyed
listening to the band's music drifting up from below.
Sky Terrace Patio
Dine al fresco on the Sky Terrace Patio, overlooking Union
Square and the city skyline — the views are terrific!
Drinks & Appetizers
The outdoor patio is a FUN place for drinks and appetizers, especially
during warm, sunny weather. Heaters are provided for warmth
days and nights.
Private Party Rooms
Private Patio Dining
The outdoor Sky Terrace Patio is available for
Private Groups of 40-50 people.
There are no private rooms inside the main restaurant,
but an area near the bar can be used for a semi-private event
of 60-70 people.
The restaurant doesn't accept reservations, but they do provide
vibrating pagers to let you know when your table is ready. Be
prepared to wait during peak times, weekends and the busy tourist
There are several parking garages nearby, including one directly
opposite Macy's and another at Stockton and Sutter streets.
Union Square & Westfield Center
Before... or after lunch or dinner, enjoy
walking around the popular Union Square area — it's the
Bay Area's premier shopping destination featuring high-end
fashion boutiques, major retail stores, specialty shops, fine
jewelry stores, gourmet restaurants, top hotels, theaters and
Be sure to visit the nearby Westfield
San Francisco Center — located just a few blocks from
Union Square. The
multi-level atrium mall features over 170 stores, a Gourmet Food
restaurants, a food emporium,
the largest Day
in the city, a 9-screen Century Theaters multiplex... and more!
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