I just returned from the Woodfield Rainforest. It has been a year since I have been there. We arrived about 1:45 and found they had about 125 people dining (it seats 450). Last year the place was packed. The mall traffic was also sparse.
Our server told us around noon they come close to filling the place and I guess the weekends are busy. They have cut their staff somewhat and they are promoting gift certificates for the holiday season. They have a contest among the servers. The person that sells the most certificates wins a trip to Brazil.
Also, if you purchase a $20 gift certificate or higher you get a coupon for a free appetizer. The coupon expires 3/31/99.
Most of the retail items were on sale but they still were not what I consider to be bargains.
The only thing that I can add is that the food was very good, the service was great and the dining experience was very pleasant. Our reciept number is 22994; the tab was $41.71 for three plus $21 bill in the retail area.