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July 18, 2010
From journal Niagara Region Summer 2010
September 14, 2006
From journal Long Weekend by the Falls
February 11, 2006
Niagara Falls is chock-full of the trendy restaurants you can find in nearly any major city in the United States or Canada. There's a Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Ruby Tuesdays. We opted for another one of these restaurants: Rainforest Cafe. We were particularly interested in seeing the sharks that made a cameo in all of their advertisements, so when we arrived, we requested a table near the sharks. This apparently created some kind of problem with the way things are supposed to work in the restaurant, and we had to obtain special permission to eat at the shark tables. I think the reason may be because they are the farthest tables from the kitchen. There are only three such tables, each meant for seating two people. Even though they were all empty when we arrived at about 5:30pm, they were full by the end of our meal. It was really nice to watch their gracefulness as we ate, along with the other smaller critters in the tank, and I would therefore recommend that anyone eating there also request those tables. Occasionally we had some small children come up behind our table to admire the sharks.
Besides the sharks, the restaurant also had its signature decor to make diners feel as if they were in the middle of the rain forest, complete with vines, snakes, and the occasional “lightning storm.” The centerpiece of the dining room was a fountain containing a golden statue lifting a neon sign reading “Rescue the Rainforest.”
The decor is really the best part of the restaurant. The service took about 45 minutes between ordering and arrival at our table. The menu was slightly different from other Rainforest Cafe locations, both in terms of selection and price. (The selection seemed more limited, while the cost was a bit more expensive than usual.) Entrees ranged in price from about C$12 to C$18. However, the offerings were generally the same as at other Rainforest Cafes: exotic blends with Asian and Caribbean influence. There was also an extensive cocktail menu, which we did not take advantage of. I ate fajitas, which were just about what I expected. There were warm chicken pieces and vegetables covered in a mildly spicy sauce and grilled in a tortilla. It fell apart while I was eating it, so I had to use my fork. No complaints, but nothing to write home about, either. My husband had a burger that had a few different types of cheese. He thought it was tasty, but it was not as large as he would have liked.
All in all, the Rainforest Cafe is a fun location for families and couples. And, of course, should you really need to commemorate the experience, there is always the gift store, through which you conveniently have to exit. You can purchase Cha Cha the Frog dolls, T-shirts, mugs, and other such paraphernalia.
From journal Two-Day Stay in Niagara Falls
saint john, New Brunswick
September 29, 2005
From journal Honeymoon in Niagara
August 11, 2005
The menu also follows a jungle theme. The items have rain-forest names, but the food is fairly normal. While the Rainforest Cafe is pricey, you get a nice portion for the cost and a fun environment to dine in.
From journal The Falls
by Virago Vagabond
Rochester, New York
June 19, 2005
The wait staff is friendly in that crazy tourist-trap way, and the food comes out late enough for you to stroll around wishing you had gotten a different table. If you want the water show, you'll have to make a reservation or wait a while. If you have kids, you might want to consider it -- they'll be there anyway.
We shared a dessert, and that was fine. We also bought souvenirs in the shop – it’s weird to wear a hat with a restaurant name on it, but I had to prove beyond my full stomach that I paid all that money for an experience.
From journal Flying a Kite at Niagara Falls
February 27, 2005
The food was also excellent. I got a chicken Caesar salad, and he got a cheeseburger. The salad plate was bigger than my head! We shared an Oreo milkshake for dessert. It was the best milkshake I ever had! This is a great restaurant for kids and adults alike!
From journal Spring Break at Niagara Falls