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wiltonken
11-10-2008, 05:25 PM
Just curious. Any reviews for the new T-REX Restaurant at Downtown Disney?

dzney2001
11-10-2008, 05:31 PM
It's like Rain Forest but with dinos. The food was not that great ( but everyones taste is different). For my family it was a one time thing to check it out.

Dean
11-10-2008, 06:02 PM
We ate there twice. There certainly are many similarities to rainforest but our experience was that the food was much better, esp the Tortellini. The Rotisserie Chicken was also quite good. All 3 of us agreed the food was much better.

KLEONARD
11-10-2008, 06:17 PM
My DW and I ate there 10-31-2008. We went for an early dinner and to see the son of a friend. The son works there on the wait staff. He recomended the crusted, parmesian shrimp. I found it very tastey. My wife enjoyed her pasta dish. The atmosphere was loud, the dinosaurs make noises. There is a simulated meteor shower every 15 or 20 minutes.
For those with little ones, they have a build-a-bear room that features little dinos instead of bears. This place will be a money maker.


http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g24/KLEONARD1955/trex2.jpg

kendzee94
11-10-2008, 08:05 PM
We went there the 3rd day it opened. Our service was crummy, at best. I took us almost 1.5 hours from being seated to finishing our food (appx 45 min for our burgers, we did not order appetizers!) Once was enough, great theming, but we ate in the glacier (blue) room and it was very loud!!!

Chuck S
11-10-2008, 08:14 PM
As this is not a DVC specific thread, I'm moving it to the Restaurants Board.

Luv2Roam
11-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Somehow I am just picturing a Chuckie Cheese, only dinosaur style. :scared1: :laughing:

madisonwi
11-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Would it be too scary for a 5 and 3 year old?

TDC Nala
11-10-2008, 09:27 PM
Would it be too scary for a 5 and 3 year old?

It's going to depend on the kids. We have had several reports from parents whose toddlers were frightened - the place was too dark and too loud.

Aimeedyan
11-10-2008, 09:33 PM
It's going to depend on the kids. We have had several reports from parents whose toddlers were frightened - the place was too dark and too loud.

That T Rex just in the entryway was pretty fierce, esp when he roared and moved around! We looked around but did not dine so I'm not sure what the dinos instead looked like.

marcyinPA
11-10-2008, 09:52 PM
Can you get ADR's here, or is it walk-in basis? My DS9 would LOVE this place and I'm thinking of adding it to the list.

TDC Nala
11-10-2008, 09:55 PM
Can you get ADR's here, or is it walk-in basis? My DS9 would LOVE this place and I'm thinking of adding it to the list.

No reservations until next year. And then you won't be able to make them through Disney but will need to call the restaurant directly.

marcyinPA
11-10-2008, 09:56 PM
No reservations until next year. And then you won't be able to make them through Disney but will need to call the restaurant directly.

Next year, as in June? That's when we're going. Thanks for the info!

TDC Nala
11-10-2008, 09:57 PM
Next year, as in June? That's when we're going. Thanks for the info!

No dates were given for when they'll start taking reservations. The best we've heard is "sometime in 2009"

hrt2hrtmomdeb
11-10-2008, 10:57 PM
We ate there this past friday Nov 7th. We thought the food was much better than Rainforest. The bruschetta was really good, my pasta i think it was called the triassic tortellini was great. My mom wasn't thrilled with her chicken it wasn't bad just so so. The dessert was fantastic!!! We got the chocolate extinction. Not only is it delicious but the way it comes out is great. It's huge though definitely waaaaaay too much for two people. We weren't aware of that before we ordered it. Our food was very fast we didn't wait at all but we were there around 3 pm. We were seated in the Sequoia Room. We didn't find it to be dark except when the meteor shower comes. The dinos are quite loud still. They could be toned down a bit.

Supersaurus sampler: Bruschetta on top, onion rings and chicken quesadillas in the middle, and spinach and pepper jack queso with chips on the bottom.
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/aaca28d4.jpg

Triassic tortellini
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/d98216ba.jpg

Wooly Mammoth chicken
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/11066d91.jpg

Chocolate extinction
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/d4a3d766.jpg

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/ac4ccfc3.jpg
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/e7dbc116.jpg

And I had to post the pics of the bathroom doors too cute!!
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/81fa4c79.jpg
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/hunneebear75/ab8db76b.jpg

TDC Nala
11-11-2008, 07:12 AM
Don't know if it's just what you all ordered - but I see way too many peas in the sauces.... just an observation. (I'm not crazy about peas)

rcraw45425
11-11-2008, 08:09 AM
We had lunch there yesterday and it was fun. Arrived around 10:45, no wait list, just get in line and they begin to seat at 11. We were seated in the ice room, in and out in about an hour and fifteen minutes. DH came down with a really nasty stomach bug, so he had the french onion soup, he said it wa good. Younger DD had the pasta with marinara, she enjoyed it. DD13 and I (along with DD11) shared the boneyard buffet, ribs and rotisserie chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and baked beans. A ton of food, half rack of ribs and half of a tasty rotisserie chicken. ALl three of us left food on the plate. The girls had the icees in the bone glass, sodas for DH and I, tab was $60 without the tip. THe food seemed tastier than RFC to us though, so we'll probably be back.

pixidust princess
11-11-2008, 06:14 PM
I don't have T Rex down as a place to eat on our Oct 2009 trip, but I would like to go in for an appetizer or desert for a snack so we could check the place out. My ds's really enjoyed Rainforest Cafe, so this place would probably be a hit!

ajsrph
11-11-2008, 06:32 PM
O.M.G. That chocolate dessert is ginormous! I'll be ordering that when we go in January, for sure! yum!

momjkm
11-11-2008, 07:38 PM
I am thinking of surprising ds by going here in January for his b day--- however, he is beyond picky- and one menu I saw, it didn't look like there were chicken tenders.... can anyone confirm this? or check if are going and PM me??
thanks SO SO much...
going there would work out really well-- mid afternoon lunch after a AM at DHS and then return to DHS for one of the 2 Fantasmic shows of the week (park closes at 7pm)
Jill

rcraw45425
11-11-2008, 08:09 PM
I am thinking of surprising ds by going here in January for his b day--- however, he is beyond picky- and one menu I saw, it didn't look like there were chicken tenders.... can anyone confirm this? or check if are going and PM me??
thanks SO SO much...
going there would work out really well-- mid afternoon lunch after a AM at DHS and then return to DHS for one of the 2 Fantasmic shows of the week (park closes at 7pm)
Jill

There are chicken nuggets on the kids menu, but other than that, no chicken tenders. ALso, for the kdis that like burgers, they only have one slkider (mini burger) on their kids burger plate.

As for that chocolate dessert, the lady next to us ordered it yesterday and it is huge! Also like $15, lol

hrt2hrtmomdeb
11-11-2008, 11:25 PM
Don't know if it's just what you all ordered - but I see way too many peas in the sauces.... just an observation. (I'm not crazy about peas)

:jumping1: No fear not everything comes with peas!!! :jumping1:

lborne
11-12-2008, 08:51 AM
I ate there with my 5 and 10 yr old boys on Sunday Nov 9. We drove to Downtown Disney and got there about 5:15 and all the lots said full, so I was expecting there to be quite a wait. Actually, the lots had plenty of parking and right in front of T-Rex. As we neared the restaurant, there were lots of people and activity so I was surprised we were able to get a table immediately. We were seated in the tropical section. The kids loved all the dinosaurs and the fact that they could touch them.

I'd avoid sitting in the coral section, which was pretty, but not much activity. The large aquarium in the middle of the room had no fish. The restaurant is loud. Service is slow, but I suspect this is due to its being new and should improve. Food is good, but that is so subjective. The kids chicken is nuggets rather than fingers.

Its a place I'd go back maybe 1x a year or less. Definitely something you've got to see and experience if your kids like dinosaurs.

Dean
11-12-2008, 06:11 PM
:jumping1: No fear not everything comes with peas!!! :jumping1:And all you have to say is "no peas please" really fast 3 times.

momjkm
11-12-2008, 07:31 PM
thanks for letting me know about the chicken nuggets-- it wasn't on the allear.net menu....
Jill

michellelovesthemous
11-12-2008, 08:03 PM
Does anybody recall if they have that salad ther then too??

lborne
11-13-2008, 10:50 AM
I should clarify that I don't think the kids menu has just plain chicken nuggets, but I ordered the popcorn shrimp and chicken tidbits which came with two sides.

rcraw45425
11-13-2008, 11:01 AM
I should clarify that I don't think the kids menu has just plain chicken nuggets, but I ordered the popcorn shrimp and chicken tidbits which came with two sides.

Yes, there is a menu item of just nuggets, although I believe that they are shaped.