Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall

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307 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 307 people are saying
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dinereview
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My daughter was very excited to have her firework volcano for her birthday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. What more could you ask for.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Rainforest Cafe is unique and a place you have to visit at least once. The food is good but a little pricey so I suggest to go online to see the menu prior to visit. No bread or chips prior to meal so if you are hungry you may want to consider a pricey appetizer.

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LuzmilaM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food is ok but the atmosphere makes it an experience, especially for kids. Our service was great also!

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MichaelR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at the Rainforest Cafe! It’s a really fun environment! Elephants, Monkeys, Thunderstorms, etc. Excellent food and service too!

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DeirdreW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The restaurant was nice for kids. The setup was beautiful, however three people at my table never received there food. We only received our drinks. The waitress never came back to see if we needed a refill needed extra napkins or anything else.

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TaylorP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Came for my daughters birthday all the employees where really respectful, professional and made sure we where taken care of.

The service is a little slow but I understand short staff due to COVID and etc : was not a big deal as we where all enjoying each others company .

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ChantelleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my daughters first day of school with my family. The host and waitresses were very friendly and accommodating. I asked for a more lit area because I have a little one and they helped us out with my request.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a 16th birthday and they went out of their way to make it special

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eriniy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere just wish the menu was limited from the previous menu.

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MarthaV
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food take to long time, more than 35 minutes, and actually it's no a great food to wait yo long

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ImaaniS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I used to come to Rainforest Cafe as a child with my family and it was great! I hadn't been in years, so when my husband and I realized we needed a dinner plan for our 6 year old's birthday we were so excited that we remembered it. It was super nostalgic and the kids loved it! The ambience, lighting, mock thunderstorms, and "animals" were so perfect and they really enjoyed the atmosphere. We were super surprised by how much the menu had grown and the food was really good. I almost couldn't believe it. Our waitress was kind and patient, but everything took a really long time. One dish came out room temperature and a little dry like it had sat under the kitchen warmer for too long, but otherwise we were happy. I am a huge rose wine fan, and what I tasted was not it. Definitely stick with non-alcoholic beverages for the parents or a regular old cocktail. The volcano birthday treat looked exactly like the picture and the birthday song was just what my little one needed to end his extra special night. It was a perfect spot for a little ones birthday dinner, and as long as the grown ups keep that in mind you'll have a great time celebrating!

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JonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

So many things were not working or were out of stock. Some of the food did not show up and the appetizer was not fresh or a reasonable portion for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner ! Fun easy and affordable

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son's birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

It Was My Daughters Birthday. It Was Five Of Us In Total. I Myself Ordered The Steak Well Done “No Pink” and Halfway Threw Eating It, To My Surprise. The Steak Was Pink & Bloody. I Sent It Back To The Kitchen, Which They Tried To recook The Same Steak. I Refused & By The Time Dinner Was Done Her Comes My Steak. The Manager Tried To Make Me Pay For The New Steak, & Also For Two Small Cups Of Salsa That Was Supposed To Come With My Chips. Horrible & Never Again.

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CoCo
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great. Patient and was always available.

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TiffanyL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!! Food wears great and we will definitely be back!

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DanD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ordering took a long time & food coming out was a really long time especially with 2,4,& 5 year olds. Our food was at varying degrees of temperature, food was poor. The atmosphere is great though & our server nice.

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KimberlyF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

It’s sad to see a great restaurant understaffed. Our waiter was so stressed trying to help everyone I felt bad for him. I’m turn our service was so slow. Took over an hour to get our meal. My steak was undercooked & I didn’t have time to complain. & wait for a new one. Our waiter did the best he could. Such a shame because we drove an hour to go there

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Gratitude
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I felt the food was disgusting the order wasn’t correct. I requested a special meal due to diet and the kitchen had it wrong. The only good thing was the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the Rainforest Cafe. It is noisy but the food was delicious and a fun atmosphere! Longer wait time for food but that was okay because we could enjoy the animals and rain storms

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time & service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the beginning to the end the waitress the manager so helpful and food taste amazing everything was clean ! I was in love with the place it was for my sister’s birthday what an experience first time will definitely go back especially . Omg super excited because they gave us brand new drinking cups . Everyone wearing a mask food was fast the service incredible

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,food and nice friendly attention

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server wasn’t very attentive and kept forgetting our drinks. I think he might have been overwhelmed with too many tables. He was friendly and everyone got the correct orders. My food wasn’t hot, but everyone else’s at the table was. The kids absolutely love the atmosphere of the animals and rain storms during dinner. I appreciate that the menu has a range of items so you can order on a budget or higher end meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kids loved the experience. The servers and hosts where very nice and accommodated us. The food came out pretty fast considering they where short staffed. So I do recommend making reservations ahead. Overall lovely experience

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DavidE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food preparedness was the main concern. A medium cooked Hamburger is never burnt or so overcooked. Meals with sides didn't have their sides. It wouldn't have been such an issue without being overcharged so much.

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Peggy1
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Grandchildren ages 3 & 5 loved it !!! It wasn't crowded when we were there, so we were able to walk around many times to see the animals !!!

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birthdaygirl
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and my daughter had a great time celebrating her birthday!

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Service slow even though not busy not terribly friendly appetizers came out cold.

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Glenny
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Beautiful environment, you really have the feeling that you are inside the jungle. Definitely recommend it for kids, my only negative thing to say is that the food was not so good, but other than that I will definitely take my kids again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was basic and overpriced. But we came here for the attraction, I guess. Kids meal also way overpriced for 50cent box Mac and cheese, and canned corn.

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KimberlyF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We loved the theme of the restaurant, it was pretty cool. The food was good. The waiter did his best because it looks like he was short handed so I get why it took him a while to come to our table. I felt bad because he was constantly moving and all over the place. The only bad thing about the visit, a small fly/bug was in my daughter's water. Which was pretty disgusting. I get it happens. The waiter told the manager & she comped my daughter's kids meal. Also loved they take AAA bring your card & ask. We drove an hour to go to this restaurant. I would go back again because we enjoyed the atmosphere. My cheeseburger was really good along with the onion straws on the side. Maybe make sure the ice and water area is a little bit more clean. That kinda deterred us from eating anymore.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was so nice. Manager was very attentive. My family had a really nice time

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is good, but on a pricey side. The place looked understaffed as we had a hard time getting the server's attention, but I guess that is the new norm now unfortunately. They were very friendly though.

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TaeTae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very energetic. The food was fast and on point. No wait and they practiced covid guidelines. I didn’t feel overwhelmed.

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Skarriem
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful! My children truly enjoyed everything.
The only reason I can not give a 5 star rating all the way around is because of service. Our waiter was excellent but they were extremely short staffed and our food took forever to come(and hour) we understand the strain Covid has put on businesses, but the prices did not reflect the service or food! At least not at this time. We hope everything gets better over time. My family will still return, it’s a great experience for children. Thank you

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was average, the experience was cute for kids but very overrated.

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LeslieR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to go to dinner. Even better to take the kids . They loved the ambiance .

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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 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.