Time for good takeout
I'm totally obsessed with The Cheesecake Factory. We don't go to the Kenwood location as much as I'd like to, mostly because as much as I love the place, I don't love waiting more than an hour for a table. One way around that is to get takeout -- they do an awesome job and pack everything really well (the hot stays hot, cold stays cold, McDLT style!). And if you get a salad, it'll feed you for 3 days.
My other trick is to buy whole cheesecakes for special occasions. They are crowd-pleasers for sure, if you don't mind spending some cash (a 10-inch cake is about $40). A warning: buy cakes ahead because they are generally sold frozen and need to thaw.