The first time that I went to the Cheesecake Factory, I loved it, and couldn't wait to go back. The next time, I liked it, but not as much. After having gone quite a few times, I still like it, but not nearly as much as I did on my first visit. The portions are huge. Definitely too much food. The food quality is pretty good. But nothing really stands out as being 'wonderful'. Everything that I have ever had there has been good, but nothing has ever been 'to die for'. I also do not like that a salad is not included with the meal. I would much prefer to have a smaller sized entree that includes a salad than such a large portion with no salad. Their cheesecake is good, but again, the pieces are way too large to enjoy. Splitting is a good idea, but with so many kinds to choose from, it's often hard to get everyone to agree. Also, the best deal is to use their valet parking. It ends up either being cheaper or the same price as parking in a garage a few blocks away.