353 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721436.205107 -86.693883
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 10:30am - 10pm;Sun. 10:30am - 8pm
Food was fine, and the service was great. The Manager even visited our table, and was friendly. BUT....DO NOT LET THE HOSTESS SEAT YOU OFF IN SOME CORNER! If you want to experience the sights and sounds of the rain forest, ask to be seated in the middle where the Tigers are, and where the ceiling is high. Especially do not let her take you to the back left corner. Unless of course you do not care about the scenery and effects, but then why go to a restaurant like this anyways? Again food was fine, service more than adequate. DO NOT LET THE HOSTESS PUT YOU IN THE BACK LEFT CORNER, especially when there are plenty of good tables open.
First Visit – My first visit to the Rainforest cafe was absolutely amazing. I came with a group and I was completely blown away. The staff was incredible, the atmosphere was soooo fun, the food was perfect. The most tender and best tasting roast beef I've ever had. I live 2 hours away but plan to come back with my 11 year old son who loves the Rainforest. The customer service was wonderful. The young lady who checked me out has excellent customer service. In a day and age where customer service just isn't a priority anymore it was such a delight to meet someone like "Jauneese". It was crazy hectic in the store, it is Christmas, so thats to be expected, but she kept her cool, kept smiling, was polite, and helpful. I look forward to coming back in a few weeks with my son. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
This cartoon jungle is a child's wonderland, with waterfalls, swinging monkeys and a canopy of faux flora and fauna. – In Short
While waiting for a table, hungry diners prowl the retail village, where cash-register ka-chings compete with chirping birds, roaring lions and chest-thumping gorillas. When the lights start to flicker, never fear--thunderstorms are part of the show. The menu is American comfort food--pastas, burgers, pizzas and salads--served with a tropical flair. There are plenty options that the kids will recognize, but enough novelty to keep the parents happy.
Okay – We took our 4 year old daughter to Rainforest Cafe for her birthday. It is your typical theme chain dining establishment. Overpriced and flashy and the food is average. Nothing special.
AWESOME!!! – The service was excellent and the atmosphere was AWESOME. My 5 year old son was captivated by the sights and sounds. The service was great and you must order a VOLCANO!!!!!!
Very bad customer mistreatment – I was badly treated at the Rainforest Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, next to Opryland, today. The waiter being mediocre at best was least of the problems. Even through the other advertised catch to getting five dollars off the Awesome Appetizer was to be a Safari Club member (which I am), they insisted I had to buy an entree to get it, and with that thing, I didn't need an entree. I settled for a pasta dish with Italian Sausage, a marinara that didn't taste that good then, and hours later, still tastes awful. Plus, there was a very bad brat sitting five feet behind me and to the right, who was constantly screaming, jumping on his chair, and getting in every patrons way by playing around the tables. I couldn't enjoy my food, as mediocre as it was. Granted, a Rainforest Cafe trip has noise to be considered into it, due to thunder crashes, and apes and elephants making their presence known. I told the brat twice to shut up, which the bad mother didn't appreciate. The second time, I had three twist get in front of my table, saying they didn't like that I dared to speak up about that brats bad behavior (there were adults in front of me who thought that brat was cute; obviously bad parents). Then came a manager, who decided that 3on 1 meant the one had to be wrong, so he refused to let me finish my meal, and forced me out. He did not care when those three goons spouted off at me, but if I chose to address them back, he wanted to stop me. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay, but I told that stupid manager I would inform his boss, and let what happened be known online. Which I have now done.
I would have paid for my meal, and as I needed to buy something for my Mother (who's birthday was soon), that manager cost his company $40, and potentially more, as now I don't want to go back there unless I get an apology. If he was intelligent (which he wasn't), he would have simply helped me move to the uncrowded bar, and separated the patrons who clashed with others:
After seeing this Rain Forest the thought of Global Warming sounds good. – OK....where do I start? My wife and I took the kids to the Rainforest Cafe because we heard about the atmosphere inside, and decided to give it a try.
The atmosphere of all the monkeys, birds, and a lightning storm is ok for a bit, but it gets old quick.
That was OK though because we were there for the food.
After a while the waiter came by and we ordered. It took forever to get our food, and when we did get it, I kinda wished we had not.
It was cold (except the Iced Tea) and the stuff did not even look good.
The Kids ate part of their food and decided they were done. took a few bites and knew I was done too.
Lets face it. If you have good food you do not need the fake birds and plastic plants. People may remember it, but not because of the surroundings, but because of the bad food.
If you want a step up in quality save big bucks and eat at McDonald's.
Terrible Terrible Terrible!!!!!!!11 – This was a less than mediocre experience to say the least. We were lied to about a free dessert for our children which ordered pizza -of which we could have gotten better quality from the frozen food section at the grocery store. My husband and I had a steak which was like a piece of leather along with being overpriced there was no bread with a steak (unbelievable) we asked for bread of course we were charged extra .We waited for our Free dessert for 27 minutes after they had cleared out dishes The waiter came back with the 3 little sundaes, our children were miserable and ready to leave he then delivered the check of which we were charged for our stale bread and our FREE desserts I brought this to his attention this took another 25 minutes for him to return with a manager who wanted to explain to us why the desserts were not free but he would do me a favor and not charge me I would not recommend fighting the crowd and paying high prices for crappy food
Decent food - excellent service – My only complaint: they announce the serving of a particular dessert, the volcano, by shouting "VOOOOLLLLLLCAAAAAAAAAAAANOOOOOOO!" at the top of their lungs all the way to the table. Every time it's ordered. Every. Single. Time. During the course of our meal there were exactly twenty nine volcanoes ordered somewhere in the restaurant. We were seated by the kitchen. I never want to hear that word again. We didn't have a very long wait at all for our table for two on a Friday evening. Only about 20 minutes, and we were told it would be close to an hour. The place has huge saltwater aquariums, lifelike (maybe a little too lifelike for some small children) gorillas, constellations on the ceiling. The food was expensive (as expected) but good - I had a decent steak. The server was excellent - in addition to "the spiel" he explained a lot of things on the menu, advised us on the portions, and did an overall great job. I'd say this is pretty much a perfect place for a fun date or a kids birthday. But please, I beg you, do not order the volcano. Ugh.
Great Experience! – We read the bad reviews but had been to both Rain Forest Cafe's in Orlando & decided to give it a try anyway. We had a great time, the food was delicious & the service was really good. We were seated ahead of schedule because they weren't busy at all. I can't wait to take my Grandkids back.
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