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Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

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Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Hi all, We are flying into SF next week from Australia for first time visit.....we are very excited to visit your beautiful city. We are travelling with 2 kids 12 & 8 and thought for some fun for them we'd take them to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner on Sunday Sept 1st.....Would prefer to make a booking but can't find restaurants email address anywhere. Didn't want to have to call them from Australia.

if anyone has it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Jo

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1. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Rainforest Café as in the nationwide chain, headquartered in Houston, often found in shopping malls? It can be kind of fun place to go (I've been in other locations a couple of times, though not for some time), though not great food. I can't imagine going to one of the world's best restaurant cities and going to the Rainforest Café, with the same food found nationwide. But, of course, it's your trip.

If you go, I don't think you need to make reservations way in advance. They probably don't accept reservations by e-mail. Their corporate Web site http://www.rainforestcafe.com/ contains no info on reservations in any form. You can phone when you get to town (though they may not take reservations at all). But do ask locals about eating there vs. somewhere else.

Edited: 22 August 2013, 12:20
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2. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Thanks for your reply......I know it's not the greatest of foods but it's really just for the kids for a bit of fun. Think I will wait till we get there and call them to make reservation as a few people have spoken of queues without a reservation.

thanks Jo

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3. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

While I generally steer people away from chains on the basis of, "why eat at a restaurant where the food will be the same as the one that is a few miles from where you live?" I don't think this is the case here (aren't any Rainforest Cafes in Oz are there?)

When a chain isn't available for a visitor because they don't exist in the visitor's home area, I can see the appeal to going to one and (generally) don't discourage it. More so as long as the visitor knows "what they're getting into" and realize that generally (in my opinion) they can get better food at better prices elsewhere. Heck, I can even see the appeal of doing a fast food chain if you don't have it at home.

As for having to wait, not sure if they take reservations or not, but you can probably avoid and/or minimize wait time (or at least the inconvenience of it) by timing things so you don't arrive at prime meal time. Even getting there 15-30 minutes "early" can often eliminate or minimize wait time. Lastly, you can get "signed up" and then let all but one of your party wander the nearby area with the plan to return quickly via a cell phone call.

Bottom Line: If you go in with open eyes, I'd say go for it.

That's my $.02,

hlo

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4. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

we went there with young visitors from abroad over a year ago and even though it was a large party, we could not make reservations. It was about a 30 or so minute wait if I recall.

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5. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Hi Jo, please email us at fmwgs@ldry.com this way we can go ahead and book your reservation. Thank you

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6. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

"Rainforest Cafe" s post is a first and only, it/he joined just today, and the email does not look official to me. I would use caution using it.

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7. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Landry is the parent company. They own a boatload of chain restaurants, including Rainforest Cafe, McCormick and Schmick's and Claim Jumper. Lots of fish restaurants.

Edited: 22 August 2013, 23:49
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8. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

ldry.com is clearly the official email for the Landry's Restaurants (just do a google search), so I think it is fine to use, just don't provide any more info than needed, just to be careful.

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9. Re: Rainforest Cafe SF email address for booking?

Kids really really do like it. Not all restaurants are this kid friendly. Teens like it too.

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