Sunday 23 March 2014

Rainforest Cafe, Niagara Falls, ON

I had supper this evening at the Rainforest Cafe ... I'd never been to one so thought I'd check it out.


You have to go through the store to get to the restaurant.

I walked around the restaurant.  There were lots of fake animals and birds (some were animated).

Real fish in a tank

I was told there was a ten minute wait if I wanted to sit in the restaurant or I could sit at a table in the bar right away ... I chose the bar.

There was a steady "rain"

As I was walking around the restaurant, I'd noticed the restaurant was about a third-full.  When I questioned Allison, my server (who was the bartender), why the wait if there were lots of seats, she said it was a staffing issue ... there were only three servers on the floor and they had a waiting time so the servers could keep up.  I asked why they just don't have more staff and she said it's hard to gauge how busy they'll be in a day. Fair enough but if you tell people there is a wait, they may go elsewhere (there is no shortage of restaurants in the area).

I ordered Chicken Fried Chicken, minus the veggies (so they gave me extra potatoes).

It wasn't great.  The chicken was overdone and dry, the potatoes were a bit cold and the gravy was warm with a film on top.  It definitely wasn't worth $22.99!

Allison took good care of me.

I'm glad I tried the Rainforest Cafe but I won't be back.

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1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

I've eaten at that one (and a few others).