The Cheesecake Factory in Boise, Idaho

Located in the heart of Boise, Idaho at the Boise Towne Square mall on 330 North Milwaukee Street lies The Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Although this eatery is one of America's largest franchise restaurants, what makes this place unique is the variety of cheesecake provided. With over 250 dishes, the menu is quite extension and provides a little something for everyone. I decided to dine here yesterday for dinner, as I had to buy some last minute Christmas presents. 

After sitting down for about a half an hour, the waitress finally arrived to take our order. She was polite, but extremely out of breath to the level she couldn't speak. After finally catching her breath she asked to take my order. I proceeded to let her know that I was interested in the fresh basil, tomato and cheese flatbread pizza

The flatbread pizza was great. Out of everything, I felt like this particular dish/appetizer was the strongest in terms of taste and presentation. If I would have known this was going to be the best dish of all, I probably would have ordered two. 

To drink, I went with a S.Pellagrino mineral water/soda and Factory Peach Bellini. The drink was good, but it lacked the sweetness and richness of the traditional drink. I have tried this particular at the franchise in Pittsburgh and what better. Perhaps the bartender just didn't know how to truly make it or is use to making them a certain way. 

After sitting there for 30 minutes, I knew what I wanted to order, so I went with the Four Cheese Pasta. The dish came with a side. I decided to upgrade and order the goat cheese and beet salad. The pasta had great flavor, but it wasn't warm. I literally felt like I was eating leftover food and was left modestly unsatisfied. The salad; however, was fantastic. 

For dessert, I decided to go with the Original Cheesecake. It has been a while since I had it and I just felt ultimately in the mood for a slice. I was extremely disappointed, as it just tasted okay. I have tried this particular cheesecake at other franchises and they had better flavor. I felt as if I was eating cheesecake that sat out all day.  

Overall, my experience at the Cheesecake Factory was just okay. With the strengths, quite a few weaknesses followed. I was just left with disappointment and dissatisfaction. 

With that said, would I recommend The Cheesecake Factory in Boise, Idaho? Probably not because the food was good, but lacked the quality it should have exuded. Would I eat here again? To be honest, I don't think I would based on this experience simply because I don't like waiting for food. 

If I am hungry, I want food within a few minutes. I don't want to wait 30 minutes for a meal in a place that wasn't extremely busy. And I have tried other Cheesecake Factory establishments around the country and never had to wait so long for food.