Good food outside seatingGood food outside seating was very pleasant. Service started slow but recovered after a bit and ended good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerMy husband & I took "Mum" to a 6PM dinner on Mother's Day (she was craving lobster). We were initially seated near a large family group with a continuously crying baby & multiple children but were moved to a smaller & quieter room (still with a good view) when we requested to be moved. We had this room to ourselves for most of the meal (which was absolutely fabulous - highly recomend the Chef's choice!) but a couple with a small well-behaved child were seated in the same area later.
We've also come the Rainbow Lodge for Sunday Brunch & for non-special occasion dinners in the past - its always a great experience with great food & service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantI love taking my mom here for mother's day. Great patio in nice weather!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentEverything that was ordered within our party was excellent. I had the mix grill which was top shelf. I will definitely return5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMProm SpecialA Party of 8 of us went for Prom Night. It was a great experience. We were treated with respect and made to feel special. The food was very good and the service was excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a boring business lunchThis is a beautiful restaurant with an elegant hunting lodge decor. The menu fits the theme with wild game specialties. This time I had the lunch crab cakes which were the perfect portion served with a bright fresh mixed green salad. It is so unique to the Houston restaurant roster, it makes a clean break from a boring business lunch at the usual noisy, harried local chains. We will go back soon for dinner.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous BrunchWhat a lovely surprise!
The food was delicious, interesting and with new flavors.
And even though they do not have a kids menu they were able to cater to their very particular tastes.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTop five restaurant in HoustonIn short it was fantastic. We got the 7 course tasting menu. The chef came out and explained each course to us. Unlike most gourmet restaurants even the tasting Menu came with generous portions. Our waiter was fantastic. He managed to be interested and attentive without becoming overbearing. I definitely recommend going early to sit at the carved wood bar. The bartender is excellent and they make all their mixes in house. Absolutely everything is fresh.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMpot of goldRainbow Lodge is truly the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. Atmosphere, Food, Service and Value!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCatch up with a friendOver all very nice as I had remembered it. Left alone to talk as requested time to talk. Food was very good, fish special was good had the fresh taste, the phesant had a good taste but a little dry being pre-cooked and refigrated needed more sauce or steam heated but managed to keep its flavour. Wine was good, has a nice selection and not over priced. Desert was good, but supprised that it didn't include a varity of seasonal fresh fruit.
Highly recommended for a couple / small group of friends that want a relaxed time, conversation, good food, warm friendly atmosphere.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRainbow Lodge "a wee pot O' gold"My wife and I are traveling Nurses working in various cities and states since 2005 and this restaurant was every thing we look for when dining out. It has a rustic "hunting Lodge" atmosphere with great courteous service. The ample wine list includes some nice varietals and after dinner treats. The food was rich and filling. The wild game sampler was the reason we went to the Rainbow Lodge and we were not disappointed in the least. We were very happy to find this little gem and I am sure we will be making our way back again and again.
I understand they have a great lunch service as well.... I wonder what we are doing for lunch today....5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about the eveningEverything about the evening was wonderful - food, ambience, service.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food & ServiceI highly recommend this restaurant the whole experience was excellent!!! From the appetizers to the dessert!!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWished we had tried this recommendeWished we had tried this recommended by a friend restaurant sooner! What a gem. Our Sunday Brunch chef, Mario Valdez, did an outstanding job with his mixed meat appetizer platter and the Chile Relleno special, stuffed with shrimp, crab and other goodies was another to die for hit. It was a pleasure meeting Chef Valdez and would recommend this fine establishment to anyone that asks. We will definitely be back for more.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for meat lovers. TheGreat for meat lovers. The venison was really good.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRainbow Lodge is a great spotRainbow Lodge is a great spot for food and drink. The food is very flavorful and protions are spot on. While not much to look at from the outside the inside and back patio areas are amazing with quiet dining, good drinks from the bar, live music on Friday nights and a spectacular back patio with views of the manicured lawn.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of us visited RL forThree of us visited RL for dinner. The first course was served and as usual was delicious. The wine my son chose was not available but the server was able to make a suggestion that proved perfect. Two of our entrees were wonderful, however the pheasant entree was dry and stringy. The sauce was delicious but the pheasant was not up to the standards that we have come to expect from Rainbow Lodge.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJust What We Wanted!With little kids, we don't get as many date nights as we used to, so when we find a baby sitter, we don't want to mess around with new, trendy places. We head straight for guaranteed awesomeness, and Rainbow Lodge is a consistently great place.
We picked a nice wine off their "fun list" and started with their scallops and taste of game. Loved them. We followed up with salads. Both were deliciously fresh and perfectly sized. (I don't understand giant buckets of salad!) We both got the snapper. It was just right. While we were too full for dessert, we order the chocolate cream torte and lemon pie in jar anyway. Mmm.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!This is a Houston treasure. Unique setting in the midst of an otherwise lackluster area. Quality food and preparation.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence DefinedWe drive almost an hour to go to Rainbow Lodge when Bob Chadwick and Harry Sheppard are performing in the lounge. An added treat is excellent service provided by Rose, great food, and a beautiful view outside the large windows. This is a nice spot. I have never dined in the dining room since I only make the drive when these great musicians are there, but the menu is great.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRainbow Lodge is a hiddenRainbow Lodge is a hidden gem. Food and service always excellent. Bison medallions are really good :)4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. We went on Easter Sunday so the restaurant was incredibly busy. The time between courses was very long. The food and atmosphere made up for the slow service. The wait staff was excellent considering how many customers they were servicing. We will go back soon, however we might not be so willing to go on a holiday for a while.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMRainbow Lodge NEVER disappoints.Rainbow Lodge NEVER disappoints. Service is always polite, informative andseemingly effortless. The problem with the food is there are too many delicious tempting choices. Our server was very helpful in guiding us to a perfect meal. Portions were more generous. The restaurant was packed and yet our water glasses were quickly refreshed and our meal was presented at a pace that was neither rushed nor lethargic. We have been patrons of Rainbow Lodge since we moved to Houston over 30 years ago. It remains a favorite dining destination be it a casual lunch or a festive holiday dinner.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous. Our serverFood was fabulous. Our server was wonderful. Dined at Easter Brunch, so it was crowded and, although our reservation was for 1:00pm, we weren't seated until 1:30. Other than that, this is a great restaurant with ambience and wonderful food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view is spectacular -The view is spectacular - they have a wonderful and romantic backyard. And the lodge feel of the restaurant is really wonderful. Unique menu which has some of the best crab cakes I've ever had.
Really enjoyed it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit. TookThis was my first visit. Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. Exceptional food and top notch service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLeaning table!Our table was in very poor condition. The glasses of wine and water were actually leaning ready to spill on one side of our round table! Our waiter was. Very accommodating and allowed us to move to another. They need to get rid of this table. I can't imagine people actually sitting there and that Rainbow Lodge continues to keep that table!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went forMy husband and I went for a special night out and had a wonderful time. He chose the special of a bison ribeye, rare and I chose the whole lobster. His steak was phenomenal my lobster was ok. A little tough but it may be due to not season. It still was flavored nicely and I did enjoy it. I would choose something else next time for sure. We had a n app of scallops which I Would get a second order of next time, one order was just not enough. I could have. Made a meal of the scallops. And the table side bread was warm and fresh. A wonderful night out.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic!Absolutely wonderful for a date night with the hubby! They catered to my vegetarian needs! Vegetable risotto and jalapeno bread pudding is amazing! LOVED the hibiscus margarita!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSit by the window!The prices are high, but the food and service match that level of quality.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent experienceWe had an excellent experience at the Rainbow Lodge. Our server was very helpful and attentive. He was able to answer all questions we had about the menu and helped us to make selections. Each of the different types of wild game (bison, duck, venison, quail, lamb and boar) we ordered were perfectly cooked. One of our favorites of the night was the duck that was part of the taste of the wild appetizer, which was cured like bacon. Delicious. Overall the dining experience was great with an interesting and extensive menu along with a table with a great view of the property. Will definitely be back to dine there again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRainbow Lodge is a pleasantRainbow Lodge is a pleasant surprise! It doesn't look like much from the outside, but what they've done with the location is stunning. The menu is exotic, but accessible, featuring wild game as well as more conventional, yet contemporary, cuisine. They do a great job of preparing food you don't see everyday (like wild boar, venison, elk, etc.) in ways that won't scare even the most squeamish eaters. If you're looking for something out-of-the-ordinary for a special occasion, or just a new place for a business lunch or dinner, I recommend giving the Rainbow Lodge a try.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved my lunch here, serverI loved my lunch here, server was a little slow but everything else was just perfect! Highly reccomend!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always, thisExcellent as always, this place is a gem. Brunch was spectacular, service was great, atmosphere fantastic.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, and sinceFood was very good, and since most of it was of types you do not get in most places, it was a fun experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend was visitingMy girlfriend was visiting from out of town. I wanted to take her to a romantic spot. Rainbow Lodge listed as one of the most romantic restaurants in Houston and I will confirm it's great ambience. The entire staff was extremely professional and customer focused. The crab cakes were to die for!!! If you want to have a romantic evening with somenone special I would highly reocommend the Rainbow Lodge!!!!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a last minute birthdayThis was a last minute birthday celebration for my daughter. We drove into town, headed to the spa then a fabulous dinner w/her best friend. It ended up being one of her best birthdays ever thanks to Rainbow Lodge. It was relaxing. No days of planning. Hard to believe that something planned that morning would be such a hit.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceReally enjoyed our dining experience to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday! Cam, the server was fantastic!!! The food was spectacular, as I hoped and the table was the perfect little off-set space we needed! Thank You, Rainbow Lodge....can't wait to come back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had tasting menu. The chefWe had tasting menu. The chef came to the table for each dish and explained everything. the waiter chose wine for us and they were all great.The food and service were impeccable! I'd totally recommend this place.I was very pleased and impressed.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere.Great food and atmosphere. Very willing to accommodate special dietary needs3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for my girlfriend'sWent here for my girlfriend's mother's birthday. We had the tasting menu and it was terrific. The ambiance was great and the chef came out and explained each course to us. The food was incredible. I will definitely be going back.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a businessGood place for a business lunch. Very good food, nice atmosphere, able to have a good conversation with no distraction.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Rainbow Lodge is a true gem!My wife & I picked Rainbow Lodge for our 11th wedding anniversary & we were not disappointed at all. My wife selected slow roasted duck on jasmine rice, while I chose an evening special of scallops in white wine sauce. Both dishes were exceptionally prepared & presented. Service from the parking lot, to the door, to the table, and back again, were all exceptional. Next time we visit Rainbow Room I'd like to go for brunch.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all around. We had theGreat all around. We had the 5 course chef's sampler. Each dish was brought out and introduced by the chef. All very good.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM