You may have heard of them. They are also a national chain (or are they now international). The thing that sucks about the Cheesecake Factory is that they don't take reservations and they are almost always busy. On a Friday or Saturday night you can expect to wait at least 2 hours.
The have a few must try items other than the cheesecake.. (1) the Avocado Eggrolls. They might sound strange but I promise you'll like them. Make sure you put the sauce on them. (2) The buffalo fingers. Same as Buffalo wings but without the bones.
OC:From the 405 take MacArthur south about 4 or 5 miles to Fashion Island. If you make it to Pacific Coast Highway you've gone one light to far. (From there you can turn right and then right at the second light.) They are in Fashion Island on the south side (facing the ocean)
LA:There's one in Beverly Hills. Call or click One in Brentwood. Take the 405 to Wilshire West (near UCLA), turn right at San Vicente. It's on the right before the next light. Note: There are two San Vicente's in LA. Don't get this one confused with the one that goes through West Hollywood. Another is in Marina Del Rey. Call or click