The Cheesecake Factory has opened its fourth Long Island location at Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore. (The other three are at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington, The Mall at The Source in Westbury and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.)
The national chain is known not only for its eponymous cheesecakes, but for an eclectic, crowd-pleasing menu of generally high-caliber dishes that include Vietnamese summer rolls, Santa Fe salad and Thai chicken pizza. The decor is a winning blend of Egyptian tomb, Rockefeller Center and Tuscan farmhouse.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The Cheesecake Factory is at Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 631-969-5780.