Rainbow Lodge

4.7
2787 reviews
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Well known and loved for gulf fish, wild game, steaks and chops, RBL features Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch. Owner Donnette Hansen's attention to detail is reflected in everything from the comfortable Log Cabin setting & landscaped grounds to the seasonally changing menus. Insider's Tip: Go for the business lunch ($15-3 courses) Sophisticated but not stuffy! Menu hits include Elk Chops, Grilled Buffalo Tenderloin, Whole Roasted Lobster, Lodge Smoked Duck Gumbo. Veteran Chefs prepare Gulf Fish, Wild Boar, Duck, Quail, Elk and Beef With 3000 square feet of kitchen gardens, The Lodge grows vegetables and herbs to complete special dishes. Brunch enthusiasts enjoy casual patio dining with $2 mimosas.Sunday Suppers feature half price wines by the glass. Live Music Fridays in the bar.
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JH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, and service was impeccable. Also the setting is what you would see in an alpine lodge. Not what you would expect for the middle of Houston.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Great food. Wonderful drinks. By far our favorite place to dine

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is outstanding @ Rainbow Lodge!! Love it!

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T
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating valentines as well as a birthday. Hoped for recognition of birthday but was not.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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s
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, beautiful setting. Consistently a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I came here for an early Valentine's dinner. Everything was wonderful! Our server was prompt and knowledgeable. The food and drinks were delicious and well presented. And the ambiance was beautiful! We cannot wait to go back soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of four close friends and weee noisy, so very glad we had the whole room for us. Marc Anthony was superb, attentive and gracious at all times! Thanks for a great experience

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RP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Can't go wrong with Sunday night $15 dinner special and half price wine by the glass. Bit of a drive from Pearland and 59northbound closure didn't make it easy but really enjoyed our evening and the chicken fried steak.

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it - it was pretty noisy but not bad. A little slow for waiter to arrive at our table. Overall great time!!

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s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The rainbow lounge is always a favorite from the ambience to the food to the service. I love it at night and this was my first Sunday brunch.

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I
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That bread basket is heaven on earth. Also highly recommend the duck gumbo

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JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Brunch is usually wonderful here, but our server had trouble understanding how to correct our bill. We had a few substitutions but were charged full price for all items instead of an upcharge. If it was too difficult to edit the bill, we suggested we be given the food we were charged for, but he just left for 5 minutes, came back empty handed and made zero edits to the bill. A far cry from the normal standard of service at Rainbow. I'd hoped my companions (new to the area) would become regulars after trying it, but that was a little off putting.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I celebrated our 37 anniversary and we couldn't have pick a better place. The food was awesome & so was the service. It was great to see & hear another people was celebrating their Anniversary, first date and saw a couple get engaged. We loved the warmth of the place and behind every corner was something different. Thank you Very Much!!!

Pam & Bill Myers

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JH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond outstanding, though the food and drinks were all a bit too pricey. Nevertheless, the style of the lodge itself, the beauty of the outdoor area, the attentive service, and delicious food made it a very memorable experience, and I would certainly recommend this place if you are looking to impress a date or in-laws, for instance.

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E
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service attentive but not intrusive. We were seated next to a large party but our party of four could still hear each other. Looking forward to a return visit!

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c
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is great. The service is great. You should just stop thinking about it, and go.

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K
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I sat at the bar awaiting my guest. Service was excellent and friendly. We were seated quickly and sat in an area that was off the main dining area. I usually find that Rainbow Lodge can be very loud and difficult to have conversation. Despite the fact there was a large party there, we were able to enjoy our dinner and converse comfortably. My guest had the Lobster Risotto and loved how spicy it was. I had the wild game trio which never disappoints. The serving portions were perfect, The best thing was our server. He was excellent-checking in on us but understanding that we were catching up with each other after a long time. We thoroughly enjoyed our interaction with him.

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NV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waiter told us everything was delicious but didn't describe the dishes - simply said "it's delicious... it's delicious". The food was heavily spiced and both a friend and I had stomach problems. Ambiance is nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was a beautiful setting and the most delicious food.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, last time we were here it was fabulous. Don't know why, just ok

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend (now fiancée) here for her birthday. It’s such a nice place and the people there are absolutely wonderful. The place is so nice outside, the service is great and the food is really good. For what is worth, I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to have a romantic dinner.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday brunch. The food is amazing!!! One of the best in town!!

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are known for the Rainbow Trout Dinner... I can confirm that is for good reason! Also, I was impressed by the cocktails and wine selection. Prices reflect quality, $200 for two people with a small plate appetizer, two entrees, drinks, and 20% tip

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The room we were in was a bit too warm and the lights were flickering which was a bit distracting. Otherwise, the food and service was incredible. I’d definitely recommend going.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the whole experience. Parking was easy with complimentary valet. Getting seated was fast since I had used Open Table to reserve a seat. The ambience of the table was pleasant. It didn’t feel stuffed; even though there was 2 more groups of people, the noise level wasn’t loud and we enjoyed an intimate dinner.
The waiting staff is amazing! He was attentive, but not too overwhelming (great balance!). We shared a delicious Duck Gumbo. My date enjoyed her Pan Roasted Pheasant Breast while he the South Texas Nilgai Antelope Loin. Neither of us had enjoyed game meats before and we were very happy with our choices! The desert was a banana bread pudding and it was so delicious.
I’d highly recommend this establishment.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a place to take my wife out for dinner when I ran across this gem. Being outdoors people my wife and I found the food to be excellent. Never having eaten kale before I found that to be something I could carry over into everyday life. The wait staff was great and the drinks were on point. Would like to try a night when the weather is warmer and dry to be able to sit outside.

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DC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rainbow Lodge is a great fine dining spot. I'll definitely be back.

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ES
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cute rustic atmosphere and a unique menu. I wish the server would have spent more time explaining the menu and restaurant concept. Good place for a special occasion or date night.

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RE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue tastefully decorated. Our waiter, Jordan, added to the pleasure, he was very polite and knowledgeable. The venison was the best I have ever tasted.

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RD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my first visit to Rainbow Lodge Saturday, 1/26/19. The service was absolutely perfect - had answers to all of the questions about wine and the menu, and was very friendly. Water refills were immediate by a very friendly server as well. The food - SIMPLY AMAZING! There were 2 of us and we split everything - veal bread and shrimp for appetizer, duck and red snapper for entrees, cream brulet and bread pudding for dessert. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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TK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rainbow Lodge never fails to make a great impression on newcomers. Great bar and menu with unique items like game and more expected items like seafood and beef. Excellent choice.

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RM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50 th wedding anniversary. Waitress was wonderful as was the food.

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M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, & place

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EH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the ambience were great. The server was very knowledgeable. The restaurant was also very quiet. My only complaint is that the food was a little pricy, but, to make up, the quality of the food is higher. Overall, a great experience.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambiance. Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to go there for a birthday, anniversary or a date night.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it - great food in a beautiful setting

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r
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent on all levels, as usual. exceptional wines, exceptional value.

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I
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. Enjoyed our evening.

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