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Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall, Edison, NJ

Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall

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4.1
444 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the entire family, the Rainforest Cafe captures the magic of a real tropical rainforest with its cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animatronic wildlife, and simulated rainstorms.

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Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 452-0011

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Kid Friendly

  • Atlantic City

    Good for Groups

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  1. SE

    ShakeyaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food portion was great and taste is exquisite. I would eat there again and recommend to friends and family.

  2. KV

    KarenV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Certainly a great place for kids 3 and up. A bit scary for my 2 yr old grandson, but he tried to be a trooper. The booth seating was uncomfortable, and I guess we could have asked to move as another customer asked and then moved away from the animated area. Food was surprisingly good. When I asked for a b’day treat for him, I just didn’t expect a $3 ice cream sandwich.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    when we arrived the boy who was at the entrance said that the restaurant was closed without even asking if we had a reservation. we showed the reservation and then we were able to enter. We ordered the food and even though the restaurant was practically empty we waited for more than 30 minutes. when the food finally arrived the dishes were not pretty and the taste was ok but nothing surprising. I hope I don't have to go back.

  4. a

    amandap

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food is over priced. It did not taste well. Waitress did not make us feel welcomed. Environment overall was not welcoming

  5. AL

    ArianaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Service excellent and everything great

  6. K

    Krisp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Let me start by saying I’ve NEVER written a review, but this place was a complete let down. Honestly we were so excited to take our 3yr old here, but was highly disappointed. I don’t know what was slower, the service, or the food. Waiter came rare and few in between to ask us anything, how It was going, If we needed anything, etc. Once the food did come It was completely cold, from the ribs (almost still frozen), steak, even my sons kids pizza was cold. Couldn’t even find our waiter or someone to help, had to ask someone to help us find a manager. It seemed they almost forgot about us. Extremely overpriced. If It wasn’t for the decor It would have been a complete let down. We left paying $140 ($40 tip). They did remove the 1 adult rib and steak, and my sons meal but the other 2 adult meals were inedible as well. Couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Didn’t expect 5 start food, but at least for It to be hot, and come out timely. Would never recommend.

  7. CS

    ChristopherS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food and ambience was very good. Server could have been more attentive as we went a fair amount of time without new beverages.

  8. MC

    MartaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food is actually much better than it used to be. But really expensive. Service was great

  9. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Awesome. Great first time ! Would recommend to others

  10. ED

    ElizabethD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    It was terrible service. Food was overpriced and didn't taste good. We waited a full hour to be served and my daughter didn't even get her whole meal together. Then the check was wrong too. So much needs improvement here!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Myself & kids had a grand experience it’s a dope theme restaurant

  12. LG

    LujanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to take your kids great environment very good food great service.

  13. RE

    ReneeE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    If your going here it’s for the ambiance. Don’t expect awesome food or service.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great for kids

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The restaurant is gorgeous. It’s perfect for celebrations, and great photo opportunities. The restaurant mimics a Rainforest. There are light animal sounds, air sounds, moving animal displays, decorated tabletops, and every 15-20 the lights flicker and it thunderstorms (you don’t get wet, the thunder sound plays, and protected areas have rainfall). The food is good. The meals are priced around $35. The alcoholic beverages were watered down, as with most chain restaurants. The only complaint was the speed of service. When you order, you’re literally sitting for quite some time waiting for your food (we waited 40 minutes). They don’t give you any breadsticks or anything to get you started. You can order appetizers, but even those took awhile to come out, and the entree doesn’t flow immediately after. The only menu item that comes immediately is the drinks, alcoholic beverages included. Really cute for children, but outside of a child’s birthday celebration I don’t see myself returning here to eat.

  16. TS

    TupacShakur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The waitress was really fast and nice the food service itself was a little slow but the food was great.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the first time we visited this place and we totally fell inlove. Love the ambience and the scenery. My son also enjoys all the animal display. The food is delicious and great. Perfect place to dine with family and friends. Great service as well.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Very slow service. Had fish and chips and one them was coating, no fish

  19. s

    sportylodee

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    We went for lunch on a Tuesday- I hated that we were forced to buy an expensive souvenir glass with an alcoholic beverage. Food service was very slow even though there were very few patrons dining. Menu prices are high and food was ok. You’re paying for the ambiance; which is really fun. Go for a special occasion

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    My granddaughter loves the Rainforest Cafe, so we celebrated my birthday there with her.

  21. KF

    KimberlyF

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Thank goodness for Open Table, got right in for our reservation. Otherwise walk in wait 2.5hrs. Very chilly in Restaurant. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. Salad was watered down and not full of lettuce. My daughter liked her meal, so that’s all that matters. Will come back for the theme not the food so much.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A great family experience. Enjoyed by all. Great service and ambience.

  23. L

    Lydia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Alligator needs to work and have water. Overall everything else was amazing!

  24. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This place brings back many memories for my nephew and a I. I brought my 2 5 your old nieces for the first time. They were a little nervous at first and wanted to leave. They adjusted and want to go back. It was a little pricey for 2 salads and 2 kid meals. I guess it is about the experience.

  25. ED

    EndaishaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great place for the kids! Service was amazing I will def be back

  26. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have to say Management was all over keeping everything under control, love it!!!!!

  27. F

    Fishfilet

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    When we made our reservation via open Table, as we always do, we requested to be seated by the elephants - as we always do. We were seated in the general elephant area, but not up close as usual. We did ask upon our arrival to be seated closer, but we were declined. No one was seated up close to the elephants during our time there. Unfortunately, the elephants did not “perform” as previously. The manager came up to us, noted that he recognized us from previous visits, and claimed that the elephants were working. Not once during our visit did the elephants move or make a sound which greatly disappointed our three grandchildren. My husband and I began bringing our grandchildren at least 4 times per year to Menlo Park’s Rainforest Cafe since 2014. We are sad that this last time was below our expectations.

  28. I

    Ingrid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for family dinners

  29. RO

    ROOTIE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Need more animation because you cant see any or o e from some tables.

  30. R

    Rosa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Birthday dinner my little girl. Decor was dated. Even the items in their gift shop. I felt like I went back in time. Food was ok. Service was ok. Might be fun for very small kids like 5 and younger.

  31. D

    Dani

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Food was cold, over sauced, salty wilted salads! Over cooked beef

  32. VD

    VictoriaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    When we arrived they sat two adults and a one year old at a table for 6 and didn't offer a high chair. When I got up to ask they pointed at it and said there's some over there. I said I have to carry it? They have signs on tables with drinks and special cups for children and adults and they said we have no cups. The food came out wrong and the server asked me to pick up the wrong item and put it on a plate that she was holding. I had to pick it up with my hands. It was over priced. I do not think I would recommend this place. Dinner was 65. And I gave 12. Tip and spent 24. In gift shop for a cup and stuffed animal because they didn't have the advertised souvenir cup.

  33. k

    kjimenez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Aside from it seeming short staffed , the place was great . Food was delicious. Love the ambiance.

  34. AM

    AndreaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place great environment .. recommended :)

  35. p

    phyllism

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    The ambiance obviously is great for children.. but their food 🥘 is horrible.. I mean horrible.. down to the cupcake that we purchased for a birthday!! The food was over cooked, poor seasoning and apparently poor in preparation! They really need to revamp their menu and hire different cooks !

  36. M

    Michelle

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    No fish in the big fish tanks. They only had one choice of animal left in the kids cups. Chicken fried chicken was super thin and bland.

  37. OE

    OnyjieE

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    The service was extremely slow. I was sitting at the table 32 minutes before anyone even came to the table to address me. Then I waited 1 hour & 3 mins for my food and it was cold and unseasoned. The only thing nice about this restaurant is the atmosphere, other than that this restaurant sucks.

  38. M

    Matt

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    They ran out of pasta for macaroni and cheese and gave a poor substitute. Service was slow but I understand with covid. Bathrooms were disgusting. Atmosphere was nice but could be cleaner.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The host was not polite. The server was MIA for the hour we sat and waited for our food. The bathroom/floors/tables were extremely dirty. I ended up asking for our food to be packed up to go before we even got our meals because we waited so long.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My kids still love this place, super friendly staff. Food is not bad.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall using the Order Online button. Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 452-0011.

Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall is rated 4.1 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall

520 Menlo Park Edison, NJ 08837

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Takeout

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