Rainforest Cafe

7 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
71% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
Mall Of America
Bloomington, MN 55425

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Celiac

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I’ve read reviews of others saying that a chef came out to talk with them about precautions. I personally did not have this happen, rather my waiter went back and relayed information. Fryer was not dedicated, so instead of fries I opted for a veggie.. I was a bit disappointed at a large plate of raw unseasoned broccoli that seemed like it was left under a warmer (but clearly not cooked). I had a veggie burger on a GF bun otherwise which was ok. There are no dessert options. Honestly few options in general…

The food experience was underwhelming (and overpriced for the quality) to say the least, but the kids enjoyed the ambience.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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One thing is for sure, they truly care about safely accommodating allergies. The manager takes the order and the allergy conscious meals are brought to the table separately. We had the gluten free penne, corn, orange slices and coke icee. This plate tested celiac safe. The other plate was a hamburger on a gf bun with fries (yes they have a gf only fryer!). We noticed the seasoning and decided to Nima test them and the burger. Test showed gluten found. Kitchen, actually the manager, remade the meal and we asked for kosher salt to be the only seasoning. We took it to go, as by this time we had already been at the restaurant for 2 hours. Tested both at hotel and they tested gluten free! Highlight, we eventually all ate safely at the Mall of America which had been difficult for us, but noting that we waited a very long time for the food and the service from our waiter was subpar. That being said, the manager truly cared and was curious to know the results of the test so he could talk with corporate.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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Not celiac

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My teenage daughter insisted on eating here as a throw back to memories of Disney trips. Waitress was fantastic at explaining options and the manager double checked with me before delivering my food. The service was slow because they were understaffed but they still communicated with me very well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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When I told my server that I have food allergies, he went and got the chef, who came out and went over my allergies and my options with me. I had an extra helping of bbq pulled pork with raw red onions and cole slaw on a gluten free bun and a side of French fries which were fried in a dedicated fryer. They only had two types of cider to choose from but I had one to drink and it was great as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a wonderful experience here. We inquired about what items are safe for my celiac husband and the waitress said she would send the chef to come talk to us because they take food safety very seriously. The chef told us the fries are made in a dedicated fryer, any hamburger can be made on a gf bun and all but one of the pastas can be made with a gf quinoa pasta which is made separate in its own pots from the gluten containing pasta. The food was delicious and my husband did not get sick. We have eaten here twice now with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff & manager tried really hard, which is why I'm giving them a 3 instead of 1. But all it takes is one chef who doesn't care. I got a burger with a Udi's bun, but I am fairly certain that the fries were not in a dedicated fryer. Again the manager and server tried super hard and I honestly don't blame them.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter wasn’t so knowledgeable and made me worry, but the chef came out and discussed his procedures with us. Ended up doing well and having no issues. Docked a Star because the waiter was completely unhelpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress told us the chips are not GF because they're not in a dedicated fryer. Then the chef came out & said they are GF but he didn't seem to understand cross contamination. We paid for our drinks & left.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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staff was friendly and ensured my meal would be gluten free though there was no specific gluten free menu. Excellent service and meal.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I came here after reading all of the reviews about how well they handled celiac customers. A manager did come to my table to talk to me about how food was prepared and to help me order safely. He also said they had a dedicated fryer for French fries. My meal came out on a GF bun and it was delicious. However, my Nima sensor found gluten when I tested the French fries. Such a disappointment! Good thing I didn't eat them before the test result popped up. The manager apologized and our server even came over to ask if I was feeling ok. That was a first! Anyway, eat here, but with caution.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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It says on the menu to make server aware of any food allergies before ordering. The manager then came out, and was actually excited to go through the menu and options there were with me! They have a dedicated fryer for fries. She gave me some time to decide and then came back and said she had to be the one to take my order, so she did on special pink paper and delivered it to the kitchen, then delivered the food to me and kept checking on me. All the while the restaurant was really busy! Great experience, didn't feel like a burden at all. Good fries and bunless burger.

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chef comes out to talk to u and go over what options they have. They have a separate fryer for fries as well for gluten free

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Celiac

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GLUTEN FREE PASTA!! That's right, as of this week (according to the manager), Rainforest Cafe offers quinoa and corn pasta. I had the anaconda pasta with quinoa spaghetti noodles and it was absolutely delicious. Impeccable services, the manager repeatedly came to our table to make sure all of our dishes were gluten free and promptly answered any questions. Overall, I am unbelievably impressed. The restaurant itself has an amazing, fun, family friendly atmosphere. We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The chef came to our table and had several great options and suggestions for us. The Chicken fajitas were great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great place but no gf options. They tried to accommodate but if you don't eat meat your out of luck :(

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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No GF menu but the chef came to our table and talked about options. Very knowledgable and the food was delicious!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Wonderful service! Waitress immediately had chef come to table and discuss options. Felt genuine concern to take care of my allergy. Also they have added gluten free desserts!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They made me something that was gluten free

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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while they don't have a dedicated gluten free menu, the staff it's very knowledgeable and willing to cook up something special for you if you ask

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Nothing is marked gluten free/friendly on the menu. Asked my server and she indicated I could have chicken (not beef) nachos, a hamburger with a gf bun, or pasta. I opted for the chicken nachos and the portion was very large and they were pretty good. The waitress advised that the nachos wouldn’t be served with the beans and she confirmed that the nacho chips were okay because sometimes they change the chips they use. A Manager came to the table to confirm the gluten free order wasn’t just a preference and to advise that precautions would be taken. Overall, pretty satisfied with the experience. It has been 24 hours and I do not have any symptoms of consuming gluten.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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Everything from the atmosphere to the plate staff being knowledgeable the chef coming to our table to tell us what he could prepare us was exceptional. I had the tacos they were wonderful daughter had the burger on the gluten-free bun with french fries and they were also very good

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Awesome experience. A separate manager came out to take our order and helped our daughters find something they enjoyed. They typically have a dedicated fryer for the fries but it was down. Great service and effort on their part.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safe. My celiac kiddo got a $10 kids meal with rice pasta spaghetti, French fries, fruit and a icee to drink. The chef handled her order all the way to the table. Staff had great knowledge of celiac & GF contaminant issue. They had a dedicated fryer for the fries and a GF pot for the rice pasta. Really fun place to eat out and we felt very comfortable eating there. Did not get sick. I would 100% recommend for both GF kids & adults.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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Chef came and told me what was GF on the menu. I had the chicken sandwich with fries, and they were very good. Fries are cooked in dedicated fryer and they have GF buns for burgers.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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