Rainforest Cafe - Menlo Park Mall

4.1
345 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
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter has been begging to go here. I hadn’t been since probably 1999 around when it opened so I was worried it would seem dated but it wasn’t! We had a lot of fun, my daughter loved waking around to see the animals. The food was fine but that’s not really why you go. Everyone working that day was so nice, loved our server Jaclyn!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Themed restaurant, cute / fun atmosphere. Enjoyed my food.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a great restaurant for the family, has a awesome theme and food

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VincentR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. The only thing that was messed up was my order I received half of the sandwich I ordered and half of a different sandwich. It was not a big deal I was thinking of ordering the other one anyway.

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tammyk
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good. The servers were very nice. They were out of some things. The check in process was kind of crappy. I get that you are paying for the ambiance, but it was seriously overpriced for mediocre food and service.

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vipVickiC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not a good experience. The food was not good and came out cold. I realize there is a staff shortage but people around us who sat after got there food before us and two of our meals were salad? Very disappointed

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vipLaurenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My parents used to bring me here 15-20 years ago as a kid. I loved it. Decided to come back today really just for nostalgia. I knew the prices would be expensive and the food would be Applebee's level but I was excited to see it as an adult.

The place has gone downhill and I feel bad for the new generation of kids who will never know Rainforest Cafe in its prime.

The gift shop is bare bones and nearly empty. They used to sell Rainforest Cafe character stuffed animals but now they're just selling random, cheap stuffed animals not affiliated with the brand. Most of the items being sold here are not affiliated with the brand at all. The gift shop used to be an attraction but now it feels like an afterthought.

The entryway fish tank has had the real fish removed. The other fish tanks in the restaurant have been removed. There are no more live fish in the restaurant at all. They probably don't want to pay the maintenance and upkeep of these. Also the waterfall is turned off.

The restaurant was nearly empty on a holiday weekend which was drastically different from the 2 hour waits they used to have when I was a kid.

In an empty restaurant and during a pandemic, they still managed to seat a family directly next to us in a tight space. We were so close to them that our seats would touch when we would get up from the table. The rest of the restaurant was wide open and it was pretty annoying to be sitting so close to another group. Because there was 0 reason for this.

The appetizers took too long to come out but they were hot. The entrees came out 10 minutes after the appetizers so the timing was off there. Food wasn't anything special as I expected.

Sad to see this fun concept for children treated as an afterthought by the parent company (is it still Landry's?)

This place used to be fun for the whole family but now it's just an expensive disappointment. A casualty of Covid or just neglect? I don't know, but I don't need to come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give half a star I would. Entire experience was very unfortunate. The kids first time coming and it was definitely one to never forget. Cold food, items forgotten and missing with ridiculous wait time. Can all the way from (Maryland) to experience this restaurant

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people. Good food. Made my sons birthday special by singing to him and lighting a candle in an ice cream dessert. Thank you!!

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our waitress was great. However all of the food was over cooked. The little hamburgers my child got were rock hard. I remember this place being decent but now I probably won't go back because of the experience.

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GustavoP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It is a great experience, mainly for kids. The experiential side of the rainforest is good but unfortunately not well supported by food and service which is not as good and takes the whole value equation down. Worth visiting once if you haven’t been there before. You can then decide whether it is worth coming back.

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JaneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food unexpectedly good! Children enjoyed the experience

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LilyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I loved my meal the appetizers were great. The kids meals were bland. The kids pizza looked like a tortilla with sauce and cheese on it. For a restaurant mostly enjoyed by kids the food should be better for them. The restaurant was understaffed for a Saturday night. You can tell all staff was working hard but they were still understaffed making the wait long for everything, the food, more forks, the bill. Great ambiance. Entertaining for the kids. Clean bathroom.

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lord
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Waited over an hour for food and it was not busy at all.

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NadiaO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time. Great service. 2nd time here and still loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Ok but the food was cold and I can see there not doin as well as they use to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great for kids

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WilliamE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with 8 friends, most of who came to this Rain Forest Cafe for the first time. They all had a blast and a great memory to look back on.

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WilliamE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We come here as a family every year for my youngest son’s birthday. It has been a tradition for the last 12 years. He looks forward to it every year and is never disappointed.

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Er416
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love the Cafe! The food is always very good and my nephews LOVE the decor and all of the animations throughout dinner. Such a fun place to dine at!

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corinaa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

there were three of us and it took over an hour to get our food. the restaurant wasn’t even super busy..

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JoshR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

A fun meal each time we go. I would recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My boys and I had a great time. Our server was very friendly.

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family's dining in experience was PERFECT!!! We love everything about this restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was awful we was at same place before pandemic food was much much better. . Server was good

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ROBERTD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Great service but the place is run down. Most of the attraction don't move anymore. Bathrooms dirty and well as the first set of plates brought to the table. The waitress and management both tried hard to provide good service. Restaurant needs an overhaul. Been to other locations and had better time. No fish in the fish tanks. Food was just ok nothing great. No worth the money

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sulmab
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really good and fun place to go with the kid’s.

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ShaquannaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I use to love Rainfirest Cafe!! However, this was my first time visiting in years & it was horrible!! Some of my food was cold. My chicken was hot on the outside but not fully cooked inside. I will not be back.

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IngiN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Chips for spinach dip was not fresh and also French fries. Steak 🥩 not good at all but everything else was amazing coconut shrimp was delicious

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OsheliaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for kids just upset they didn’t have souvenirs cups and the chicken was not seasoned so great , everything else was okay

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was fine. No issues other than service was a little slow.

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AMIN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My son’s food came out quick but my food came out about 40 mins later and my steak was cold. Good taste, but cold.

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KeeshaY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was excellent and the service was great!

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MelN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some of the animal heads were sideways like they were falling off the wall. The Fountain had no water in it. Fish tanks had no fish just bubbles. Food was VERY slow to come out.

Best part of the night was the brownie volcano for dessert.

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IzikL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good location good food was good.
The restaurant was clean.

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dinereview
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and peaceful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
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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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 345 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.