Published: June 19, 2010 at 10:02 PMThe first T-Rex opened right here in Kansas City (on the Kansas side - not Missouri) a few years back. While I have always loved the exquisite theming, the food is an overly expensive and uninteresting disappointment. I just don't understand why Landry's will invest so much into the dinos, and so little into the food. And I totally agree with you, Robert, about that "off, perfumey flavor", as it seems to permeate most of the entrees I have tasted.
Anyway, whenever we visit now it is just for dessert, which even the weakest of kitchens has a hard time screwing up completely!
Published: June 20, 2010 at 3:37 AMIt's interesting to note that (because he was in the neighborhood) Robert (whose prime objective was to see Potter) spent a day down the street at Disney.
It's safe to assume that will happen again and again -- people who travel to Florida to see Potter will no doubt eamark time for Disney as well.
"What's good for tourism and entertainment is goof for Central Florida."
Published: June 20, 2010 at 7:46 AMMy friend and I went to T-Rex last June. I thought the food was very good. That is the only time that I have been to T-Rex, although I have been to Rainforest Cafe many times. I have never had a problem with the food at Rainforest Cafe, always very good to me. When we were there last June, the balloon wasn't up and running.
Published: June 20, 2010 at 7:31 PMI tend to avoid dining establishments that have been poorly reviewed by every single travel book I've read. I never have, and never will, eat at a Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex.
Surprisingly, Downtown Disney and CityWalk have pretty mediocre restaurants with a few exceptions (e.g., Raglan Road, Emeril's). Meanwhile, excellent fare can be found at their resort hotels, but some people don't want to travel out of the way to get to a good restaurant. I really think both resorts' dining/shopping/partying districts could use a high-end dining experience.
Published: June 21, 2010 at 3:10 AMMe and my family ate at T-Rex in January, i opted for the colossal Nacho's from the appitizer menu for my meal it was nice but not as nice as any meal i'd had at the Rainforest, the colour of the nachos also put me off a little, as well as the usual colour they were red and black and my brain was telling me there was something sinister about eating nacho's of that colour lol, everyone elses meal was standard but nothing special, the cocktails on the other hand were amazing, as an adult i'd recommend checking out the bar but not the food!
Published: June 21, 2010 at 8:16 AMT-Rex was a nice environment and had pretty good food. I believe I had the Chicken Fried Steak which was phenomenal and I too had those nachos noted before me, which were very good as well. A very crowded place with kids running all around, still an enjoyable experience.
Published: June 21, 2010 at 1:00 PMT-rex is pretty much overpriced crap. If your going to spend the money, go to maggiano's on I-drive, or fulton's crab house, or wolfgang's. Take it from me, I've eaten everywhere.
WORD to your stomach!!!!!!!!
Published: June 21, 2010 at 1:04 PMMy wife and I dined at the T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney for our 5th wedding anniversary. We had never eaten there, but had been to the Rainforest Cafe on several occasions, and thought we'd give the T-Rex a shot. We were very happy with our seats, as we were right next to the Triceratops. The food was very good, and the price is not bad considering the theming and the location.
Overall, I would recommend T-Rex for anyone who likes dinosuars, and good food.
Published: June 22, 2010 at 12:26 PMAte at T-Rex last week. I found the food to be delicious although portions were small. Theming is Rainforest Cafeish with Dino's. Overall i liked it and would visit again.