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“Good Food but very loud!”
Review of Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
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Ranked #557 of 9,766 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Years ago my wife and I enjoyed taking our 3 kids to Rainforest. It was a special treat! But after a number of years, my wife and I went back by ourselves. The menu was basically the same, the quality of the food was the same and very good. But the big difference, now that our kids are grown, the mechanical animals and thunderstorm that always seem to be amusing entertainment, now just seem too loud and annoying.

Thank Sam W
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My two girls 10 and 13 and their friend absolutely loved the atmosphere and food at Rainforest Cafe. I would recommend it to families. The food is ample, and often enough to share.

Thank Christine Mc M
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

When we checked into our hotel we picked up a city guide that had a coupon for a free appetizer of the day or kids meal. We had 2 kids and 2 adults so they doubled the coupon. We stopped in on a Friday late afternoon and the place was pretty empty. Portions were large and yummy. The kids loved the decorations.

We accidentally left our camera on the table and we successfully went back for it 30 minutes later.

The host staff was very friendly.

1  Thank Toomey2
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We have 3 small preschool grandsons that we often take to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch and it's become one of their favorite places to go now. The big attraction for them of course is the animated movement of the elephants, gorillas, etc which seem very real to kids that young.
Try to get a table near one of the gorgeous fish tanks so you can watch the colorful saltwater fish while you are eating too. it's a nice way to get kids to stay parked in their chairs during the meal!
The food was average, and not particularly inexpensive; but we go for the entertainment factor, and are never disappointed! We told the waitress that my husband's birthday was that day too, and the staff brought him a cupcake with a candle and sang him the Birthday Song. The kids thought it was great fun!

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had eaten here several years ago and while the service was good, the food was "so-so". This time however, the food and service was EXCELLENT. We were immediately seated next to a fish tank that the kids really enjoyed. The server was very polite, and offered us extra milk to take with us for the kids. The food and drinks were outstanding this time around, and we look forward to frequenting the Rainforest Cafe from now on.

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1  Thank DU1975
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