Rainbow Lodge

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2851 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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RA
Houston
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great as usual. Service a bit slow.

KR
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Dawn, was wonderfully fantastic! Food was remarkable - will definitely be back.

a
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

RL is still a decent restaurant after all these years, a solid sure thing.

DD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal of elk for my husband and rainbow trout for me. Love the views of their backyard. It was a bit loud due to an engagement party in the next room. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and even brought us a free dessert with the words Happy Anniversary. Always a great way to celebrate a special occasion at rainbow lodge

GH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! The waiter and staff were very attentive! Can’t wait to come back and try more, yum!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!

RS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Beautiful interior. Wish we sat in the patio, it was gorgeous. Service was excellent and food was very good. There were a few small things with the food, but over all very good. Gumbo was very good and wife loves the shrimp appetizer. Wife has the antelope and thought it was a little tough but good flavor. My sone and I had the Taste of the Wild and loved that we got decent portions of several meats including elk, boar, venison and quail. All were very good. Over all great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, great service, and great food! Ask for Cyrus. He will treat you right with the right amount of attention and wonderful knowledge of the history of the house and grounds. Top notch in every way!

GG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. The ambience is wonderful. But pricey. Overall good experience.

D
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the Wine Tasting events. We went for the Texas Wine tasting this week and it was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way!

WA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to try this establishment. Very impressed.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rainbow lodge is a fantastic restaurant and the food never disappoints. My wife and I were married there 8 years ago and continue the tradition of returning in October for our anniversary.

l
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the chicken fried steak Sunday supper special. It was very good. I've been looking for a good chicken fried steak since Mama's closed, and this is it. Green beans were cooked perfectly. Great looking lodge type restaurant inside. My only negative is the only valet parking.

AE
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good was great. Server was good but could have been friendlier.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for mark anthony

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

Food was amazing! Everyone in our party loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great view and wonderful service. Cannot wait to go back.

VM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We've been here 2 years in a row to celebrate our anniversary. We love the ambiance of the log cabin and the food is a great selection far from ordinary.

NO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located in a beautiful historic building, on beautifully landscaped and maintained park-like grounds. The menu offers a good selection of interesting dishes. Everything we ordered was delicious, and homemade.

The only category I would improve is wine. The least expensive bottle was $42, and at that price level, there was not much selection. Most bottles were in the $75 - $100 range. There are plenty of good wines that are reasonably priced, and I wish more would of them be available on their list. I don't remember there being a house wine at all.

s
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! We had our wedding and dinner here last year and this year we went back on our anniversary date to celebrate. Great quality and taste of the food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommend Sunday brunch! Incredible food!

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally impressed! The food was excellent! Our waitress was terrific! The table for 2 was of a nice size, did not feel cramped. The decor was very nice, had a great feel to the place.

SC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning venue, excellent food, service and ambiance would definitely recommend.

C
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

one of our favorite places, cozy atmosphere with beautiful views of the garden

I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my experience dining at Rainbow Lodge. Aesthetically you'll find it to be relaxed and rustic.

Every course was tasty and memorable, and I'm eager to return to try more of the menu or maybe the Chef's Tasting Menu. My favorites include the super flavor-packed quail bites (try them as part of the Taste of the Wild for variety!), and a savory off-the-menu halibut. For dessert if you're a creme brulee fan definitely try the Creme Caramel which provides a chocolatey caramel take, and if you're after caffeine check out their signature drink The Nudge.

A full dinner is on the pricey side, but it's well worth the experience and prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable service.

OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great unique food

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique experience in the cabin. Service was great and the sommelier helping out with the tasting menu was very knowledgeable

EL
Dallas
9 reviews
Reviewed on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

It is always a pleasure to dine here. Lovely setting with excellent food and service.

LR
Houston
13 reviews
Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Never disappoints. Delicious and interesting dishes. Wish there was parking that wasn't VALET. Rip off. I can walk just fine!

H
Houston
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food service ambience

Lousey service and cold food. Dont bother. We waited 40 minutes after seated until our cold dinner was brought.

T
Houston
13 reviews
Reviewed on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Went there for brunch several times. The food is excellent. The ambiance is upscale country. Service is really good unless you have a big party (one time we had 24 people). Would recommend for groups and small parties.

M
Dallas
8 reviews
Reviewed on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Very nice restaurant. Great antelope and bread puding.

y
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

Nice ambiance but not as fancy considering the rating. Food was good but not up to the hype.

GP
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great ambiance. Great views. Great service. Great for celebrations.

BH
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great service, food, decor, and experience. This is a fun place to eat.

O
Houston
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

Decent food but great views. Nice place for groups and dates

LE
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Absolutely loved this place the buffalo steak was amazing.

LH
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Always a truly wonderful treat. Great menu and service.

KB
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Fun great food it's not a singles place but beautiful bar area. This is a place for some seriously good and different foods but you'll love it.

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