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Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

Theme Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
  • suzanne h.
    "Also the elephants are fantastic."(3 Tips)
    Moelicious M.
    "gorillas and elephants"(2 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "Great place to take the kids for the appetizer platter."(4 Tips)
    "Great staff!👏"(7 Tips)
52 Tips and reviews
  • elephants
  • gorilla
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • lively
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  • Jay L.
    Jay LBSeptember 18, 2012
    Food was ok. Atmosphere was great and Johnny our server was amazing. Great with my kids and knew exactly what we need b4 I even asked. will go back and have to have Johnny again.My kids just loved him
  • Kelli
    KelliMarch 2, 2012
    Wildberry sangria is delicious! Very sweet tasting. It is supposed to come in a souvineer cup for $11.99, but you can skip the cup and get it without for $6.99.
  • Toria L.
    Toria LAugust 26, 2014
    Great for kids! Came here because I miss the one that was in Vancouver. The portions were big & the mashed potatoes were so deliciously garlicy.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SudingJuly 21, 2012
    BBQ chicken wrap is great. Tomato Basil soup was even better. A really cool place for all ages but especially kids 10 and under..
  • Laura G.
    Laura GamboaDecember 24, 2014
    Our server Deandre was annoying and rude but the place, the drinks and the food is amazing and the store..!!
  • Missy L.
    Missy L.July 24, 2012
    Chip, our server, was awesome!! He seemed precognitive! Lol. I didn't ask for anything because as soon as I was about to ask, he'd show up with it.
  • Phillip G.
    Phillip GrovesSeptember 19, 2010
    Of all the rainforest cafes, this one has hands down has the best gorillas. They stink like bananas and shit. Very realistic. Or it was my server. Either way. Impressed.
  • David L.
    David LukacMarch 5, 2015
    Very original rain forest atmosphere, moving animals, tropical aquariums and gift shop.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanFebruary 15, 2016
    So it was supposed to be a Presidents' Day special treat with my wife and daughters and it ended up being a loooooong wait for a table and food. They were short workers on a busy day #SMH
  • Dave L.
    Dave LeiterSeptember 7, 2013
    I like this place. If you ate going to be spending this much money foot food in Chicago you might as well go someplace like this
  • Chris W.
    Chris WellmanJuly 11, 2016
    The staff was excellent. The balloon maker added some extra fun for my girls!
  • Alex A.
    Alex AndersonJanuary 19, 2014
    If you want a fancy commemorative glass, make sure to say so. Sometimes they assume you don't want one.
  • suzanne h.
    suzanne h.December 21, 2012
    Great service! Also the elephants are fantastic. A fun experience for all!
  • G🐞rkem
    G🐞rkemNovember 30, 2014
    Portions are too big 😊 Staff is so kind and cheerful.
  • Pradeep N.
    Pradeep NayarSeptember 18, 2011
    Share an entree cause the portions are large. Get a free appetizer once you join the safari club.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MurphyJanuary 9, 2014
    A great Disney-esque experience for youngsters. The food was surprisingly good
  • Kyle D.
    Kyle DeVriesJune 22, 2012
    Johnny was a very in attentive waiter. Otherwise very good in taste and atmosphere
  • Salimatou F.
    Salimatou FofanaOctober 17, 2011
    I love this place their appetizers are the bomb! This spot is so fasinating to me .
  • Tracey S.
    Tracey ScottJanuary 9, 2016
    Of course the Volcanos but not much else after that. The appetizer platter is like something of a dollar store box dinner.
  • Daman W.
    Daman WeathingtonApril 28, 2011
    Be careful where you sit with little ones. Some of the animals that move will freak them out.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AngelJanuary 2, 2012
    Great place to take the kids for the appetizer platter.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TaoJuly 9, 2012
    Surprisingly one of the best cheesesteak sandwiches I've had in Chicago
  • Becca W.
    Becca WOctober 4, 2011
    Sub par food but my 3 year ols loved it. Make sure to order water instead of their overpriced drinks....yikes!!!!
  • GREGG S.
    GREGG SANFORDOctober 10, 2012
    Don't sit by the elephants unless you like to be watched by them its crept
  • Daryl J.
    Daryl JarvinenNovember 11, 2012
    Saturday is one helluva busy day. Trying to get a table is ridiculous.
  • Moelicious M.
    Moelicious MammaFebruary 15, 2015
    The jungle theme, animated gorillas and elephants and the "thunder storm" were appreciated by my 6 year old. Service was sub par, food was average at best.
  • Dillon J.
    Dillon JaySeptember 4, 2010
    Thr fries are awesome. Also some drinks you get a free cup. Loveee itttt
  • Erika
    ErikaJune 5, 2015
    Great staff!👏
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BJune 14, 2013
    Get a volcano! They're awesome!'
  • Shea B.
    Shea BFebruary 17, 2013
    The Pork Chop Dinner is De Lu cious!
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FinleyApril 3, 2015
    It's always a fun place to visit!
  • Joe A.
    Joe AvellaMarch 28, 2014
    Once your kids are grown and move out you'll never have to come here again.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SpenceJuly 5, 2013
    One $ is totally misleading. It's easily $$$. $16 for a salad? Still, as far as tourist traps go, it's nota bad one.
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MagalhaesApril 8, 2017
    Great for kids!
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CemanDecember 26, 2012
    Watch your head! A smoky smelling waiter hit my mom in the head with a stack of dirty plates. Gross!
  • Alice B.
    Alice BandyJuly 4, 2011
    Rainforest cafe is my favorite
  • Derek Z.
    Derek ZanderJune 24, 2012
    Taisha is an amazing server!!!!
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CemanDecember 26, 2012
    Watch your head. A smoky smelling waiter hit
  • Randy F.
    Randy FitzgeraldMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rasta Pasta = OMG GOOD!!!!!
  • Jeanette N.
    Jeanette NuñezJune 27, 2013
    Nice :)) frogs
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy CayembergMarch 9, 2012
    Fajita's were over priced and not all that great.
  • Darryl R.
    Darryl RiccaMay 5, 2012
    Check out the fish tanks.
  • alexis z.
    alexis zuberJuly 24, 2011
    no wait! come on sundays(: yum!
  • Johnny T.
    Johnny TeaterOctober 2, 2011
    Don't come expecting good service or food. Atmosphere is cool, but all the rest is sub par at best.
  • Soundwave
    SoundwaveFebruary 13, 2011
    On a weekend, plan on a 30-1hr wait.
  • Damon T.
    Damon TaylorNovember 19, 2010
    Ask for the secret table behind the aquarium ...
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RochonMay 27, 2012
    Walked out. Took our picture to sell us but 15 minutes and no server approached us
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalburthNovember 25, 2009
    This place is nice and relaxing for you and you date Read more
  • Christoph T.
    Christoph TrappeAugust 28, 2010
    Enjoyed the rainforest burger.
  • Rachael T.
    Rachael TomaNovember 6, 2010
    Onion rings suck.
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