Rainbow Lodge

4.7
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2898 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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended Rainbow Lodge by a friends for my wife’s 30th birthday and it did not disappoint!

KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas party time so the noise level was higher than expected but not a deal breaker. They tried to put us as far away from the party area as possible and gave us a view to boot. Food was excellent but a little pricey and portions could be bigger. This is Texas with Texas appetites but the flavor and overall taste was excellent. Been a few times usually for occasions and will go again.

WU
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving menu, quality service and wonderful setting for a festive holiday gathering.

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving, price fix menu. My husband ask for all white meat and got dark meat also. The dark meat was chewy. Don’t know if they cut it wrong or was from the drumstick. I had the filet and it was great! Sat underneath the ac, I was freezing! The place was packed so couldn’t ask for another table. I requested a table by the window. Oh well, I survived.

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

SH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The meal, including dessert, was much bettter last year. Service was brusk..Will not return.

G
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving.

A
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving. It was a fixed menu with no room for substitutions or changes for diners with food allergies. Our waiter did his best. I

JS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambience of this restaurant was very nice, very rustic. This was our first dining experience there and we didn't quite know what to expect. We felt like we were in a northern lodge with the décor and atmosphere; the staff was very friendly and attentive. It would have been nice to sit in the garden area but I believe it was closed. The specials were a good selection and not out of the pricing range of the rest of the menu. The food was very good and oddly enough the star of the table were the brussel sprouts, and I am not even a big fan of them but they were the perfect side. I had the Taste of the Wild and the Game Special. My wife had the Seared Sea Scallops and Braised Venison. Every thing was cooked to perfection and our cocktails were on point. We will be back again.

TG
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Menu at Rainbow has become skewed to game entres- would have liked to have more choices of non-game items.

EB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Try their wonderful gumbo and the mixed grill.

T
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful corner table with beautiful view watching leaves fall😊

t
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a very unique, although pricey, special occasion, there's no place that compares. The history and decor can't be duplicated and the menu selection is like no other restaurant. Wild game, fresh seafood and beef are prepared to perfection.

EJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere.
The duck gumbo was outstanding.
The chicken fried venison, crab cake, fish and chips, fried oysters were all delicious.
We split the icebox lemon pie covered in blueberries in a port wine sauce. Unbelievably delicious!

EM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the houston restaurant scene.
A special place for special occasions

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. Super knowledgeable and super sweet! It was our first time to go to this place so we didn’t know what was good. We did the taste testing of everything, he recommended it, and it was to die for. Everything was so good!!!!!

DE
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place for special occasions. We were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The whiskey selection would make Ron Swanson proud.

f
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We are frequent diners here. The food is usually excellent but today's oysters were greasy and soggy. Shrimp and grits and artichoke chicken were up to the usual standards. The surprise was no more $2 champagne. Still $2 mimosas but champagne was $12 a glass!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch for the 2nd time. $2 mimosas! Excellent food. Great patio out back. Awesome place to take someone to impress

ML
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trout entree with lump crab was spectacular! I am not a margarita drinker but the Hibiscus Margarita has turned me into one. It’s so well balanced and refreshing. King crab was added to the small plate menu so will that next time. Rainbow Lodge is a go to date night restaurant. We love to try new places, but the Lodge is a keeper in date night rotation. Service is always excellent.

JH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is definitely for carnivores. Our lighter eaters were overwhelmed with the meat centric menu. Osso bucco was meh, but everything else was delicious. Especially the fried quail bites! Dessert was stupendous. Interested to try their brunch next.

LN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

RA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Daniel was both humorous at times but still very respectful and helped us out throughout our experience there. He also accommodated my request in my reservation the best he could in remembering my significant other's birthday in bringing her a lemon dessert with a peach meringue after our meal. There was a slight wait on our wild game mix appetizer but the food had an elegant look and an overall great taste. The environment around us was both high end and at the same time cozy and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place for couples as a first date or recurring anniversary outing.

EH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

L
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monthly wine event

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bison filet was amazing!

JF
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Long wait after seating, slow to serve us, I believe the server was over-committed to another area and was not expecting us. And the requested dining area for my birthday dinner was not available after we arrived. We were told it was not cold enough and the fireplace was not lit. We told him we would not mine we just wanted the atmosphere. He stated it was not open! This was our first time to dine with you. We will try again fingers crossed.

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

A garlic and mustard aioli overpowered any other flavor in our sandwiches. The room was very noisy.

GA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, he really went above and beyond! The food was delicious I tried the French Toast and crab cakes both were amazing!

P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except the noise level was a little higher than we wanted. Overall, still one of our favorite Houston restaurants.

AK
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

For this being a higher end restraunt all I can say is I was very unerwhelmed. I expect much better when spending the kind of money we did.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at the Rainbow Lodge!

k
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always impressed with Rainbow Lodge. They have great atmosphere, a wonderful menu and awesome service. My group ordered a variety of dishes including bison tenderloin, Elk, Rainnow trout and beef ribeye. Not one had a morsel of good left on their plates. Our waiter was awesome as well, even taking pictures for us by the fireplace. Would definitely go back.

FD
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent drinks and interesting menu options

RF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the ambiance to the service was remarkable. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive, and completely professional. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable about the items on the menu and the specials. When ordering appetizers (for 7), he mentioned the quantity of the item provided in a single order, then asked if he could increase the order so everyone seated could enjoy. I've been to this establishment before, each time I return, I am more impressed.

S
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always.

JA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , price and ambiance were perfect , enjoyed a wonderful brunch with my husband. But I did not care for my coffee (latte) at all, the coffee did not taste fresh.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One year anniversary

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