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About Rainbow Lodge

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.

2011 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday Thru Friday 11:30 am-10:00pm

***Wild Game Burger Friday starts at 11:30 ****

****HAPPY HOUR 4-7 pm TUE-FRI****

Saturday Dinner Starts at 5:30

Sunday Brunch 10:30-3 then Dinner 4-9pm

Cross Street:
East TC Jester

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 861-8666

Website:
http://www.rainbow-lodge.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music on Friday nights in the Tied Fly Bar and on the Wine deck outside.

Catering:
Exciting American cuisine at your own location. Featuring Seafood, Wild Game and Signature Entree Salads.. Executive Lunches Delivered.

Door Dash, Grub Hub, Amazon and Uber Eats all post our menus for home or office delivery within their zones.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking. Some self parking available. Private lot . Our valets work for and appreciate your tips.

Executive Chef:
Mark Schmidt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wild Game Burger Friday starts at 11:30. Award Winning - Best Burger , Houston Press

Patio Wine Series, every 2nd Wed. 5:30-7:30 PM $35 featuring 4 food and wine stations.

$15 Sunday Suppers start at 5PM, Half Price Wines

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Our full Lunch menu will be offered at lunch until 3.
Dinner:
4 course, $89 per person menu including a glass of champagne to start. Seatings are 5-10 pm on Wednesday the 14th

Private Dining

This Cozy Log Cabin is a stunning backdrop for your next event. Parties from 10-200. Happy Hours, Weddings, Corporate Dinners, Garden Parties. 5 different rooms and a gorgeous lawn and deck area.

Rainbow Lodge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (54)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Cozy (33)
Scenic View (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Business Meals (23)
Authentic (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. The meat was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Rainbow Lodge certainly lives up to its reputation, even in the new location. The ambiance is very rustic and reminds of a hunting lodge in the Colorado mountains. Food is exquisite and the menu features creative takes on non-traditional proteins. I went for the buffalo tenderloin special and we split the crab cake appetizer (to die for). Afterwords, we finished with croissant bread pudding - YUM! Highly recommend this place for a special night out with a loved one.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I'm sorry we were so late due to unforeseeable traffic and accidents on 3 major freeways. Our dinner was amazing and my husband LOVED his birthday dinner. Thank you for great food, service and atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We go to the Sunday brunch about 2 times per year and are never disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Recommend the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. Sommelier Marc Borel is outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We truly enjoyed our meal at the Rainbow Lodge. The food is amazing and very creative.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to Rainbow Lodge for the New Year's Eve dinner - a four course meal. For the price, it wasn't anything special. While the service was very good, I felt like we were eating on an assembly line. The restaurant seem to run as many customers through that evening as quickly as possible. Having spent over $250 for 2 people for dinner, I think I'd prefer something better. Will definitely consider another restaurant for New Year's Eve next year.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Having eaten at Rainbow Lodge on numerous occasions, I found this particular night(New Year's Eve) lacking the usual quality I have come to expect from the restaurant. I realize it was a large crowd and the kitchen was hopping, but the quality of the food was certainly below their normal standards. In our party of six, the diners who selected the salad all agreed it was not tasteful and elected not to finish it. Some of the entrees were cold. This experience does not affect my interest in visiting again, however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Rainbow Lodge is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants so we chose it to celebrate New Year's Eve. While the food was good, there was no celebratory atmosphere. We would have liked to have had the table decorated and more of a festive feel to the place. Our waiter was somewhat attentive, but was not watchful of our empty wine glasses. These are minor items, but for the $85/person charge, we expected a bit more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed New Year’s Eve menu! 4 courses, great portion size so you could still enjoy desert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We are so lucky to have this amazing restaurant within just a few miles of us. You can’t go wrong here if you love a good, solid menu and fantastic service. We have never been disappointed, not once (and we’ve been here a lot). It’s not trendy, but that’s one of the best things about it. Just good food in a beautiful spot. Don’t miss out on this place. If you’ve never been and are looking for a good time to try it, check out their Sunday Suppers every Sunday night. A different “comfort food” dinner entree along with the regular menu, and all wines are half price! We love Rainbow Lodge, and it’s very clear the owner, chefs, and staff do too. A must visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Took my family to celebrate the holidays and we had a wonderful time. They accommodated my request for a round table for seven. The food was fantastic. Had snapper, bison, halibut and quail. Each great. My two year old grandson enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service and very romantic setting, Brought my love to dinner here fro her 58th birthday and it was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always fantastic. Gorgeous setting.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, rainbow Lodge did not disappoint. The appetizers were great for sharing. Everyone's main course was cooked perfectly and was very enjoyable. Service was highly attentive. Dessert menu was OK, but not great....but that was easy to overlook after a great dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Rainbow Lodge is a wonderful place to dine and to have a quiet conversation, unlike many other fine restaurants where it can be noisy. Our server, Dawn was great. She was perfect in her attentiveness. The wine list by the glass is very affordable as were the martinis. The food was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great experience. First time there but will be back often. All around great experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Rainbow Lodge was perfect for our special celebration! The ambiance was festive yet unobtrusive and the food was outstanding! Service was timely. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The artichoke chicken entrée was delicious and saved the occasion for me, since the Caesar salad was one of the most mediocre I have ever had. Lots of lettuce with a few croutons and almost no dressing. Restaurant was nicely decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food, drink, service and ambience. Great place for any occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had the specials- bison and flounder and both were incredible. My husband said the best steak he ever had. Atmostphere was lovely. We liked that the wait staff was responsive but did not rush us at all. A perfect evening with our friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everyone was pleased with their meals. The service was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been here several times before for regular dining, but first time for a special occasion (anniversary). Made reservations a week in advance and got pretty good seating in the large open area in the corner, close to the back next to the windows. The holiday decorations and lighting were very nice. It was quiet when we arrived, but as it got busier, it got louder, but not loud enough to have to shout.

I rate the following of what we had on a general scale of 1 to 5, 5 being really good.

Wine: (bottle) Caymus sirah (5) — very fruit, dry, complex
Appetizer: A taste of wild game (3)
Entrée: Breast of pheasant (5)
Entrée: wild game grill (4)
Dessert: chocolate mouse terrine (5)
Dessert: Bread pudding: (5)

Total bill: $175

TL;DR I highly recommend this restaurant. Definitely save room for the bread pudding.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always love this place but our last visit was the best because Lonnie, our server was incredibly hilarious and excellent... We love him! :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food! Chef’s tasting menu is a special treat. From scallops to venison, to wild boar, the choices don’t need disappoint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was perfect from appetizer to dessert. Could not have asked for a better dining experience. Hats off to the chef. Recommend the wild game starter, seared duck entree, red fish entree, and chocolate mousse dessert. DELICIOUS!!! 😊

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Things seem to have gone downhill. Food was still good, but not great. The service was essentially non existent. Felt like they had installed more tables and the noise level is now unacceptable. Probably be a long time before we return

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The 4 of us had different items and they were all good. The service was excellent. I was disappointed that there were no mention of my wife's birthday even though I wrote it on the open table reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waiter was exceptional!!!! Food was delicious and hard to make a choice on what to order.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Holiday dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We came for my wife's birthday and although the service was a little choppy, we had a fantastic meal eating the tasting menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food is excellent with a variety of options. Quiet place to talk with service available but not intrusive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Was a perfect client/friend lunch. Portions were perfect and desserts were even better. Easy to talk and the views of grounds were beautiful, even on a rainy day. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was very pleasant to dine in the authentic log cabin setting. The gumbo soup was delicious as was the rainbow trout .

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing. So good my fiance and I were almost licking the plates. The decor is very log cabin and cozy feel to it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The place is prettier than the food is good.
The food was not hot. The food was lacking in flavor. The service was not great. Overall the food is just not up to the prices but the place is so beautiful that if they could find a way to match these two things up....the place would be fabulous!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant ambience was perfect. My wife and I had an enjoyable evening because of this. Although the food was good, there was not enough. In addition to this, Lonnie, our waiter, took forever to get to us and really took a long time between visits, to check on us, as well.

Thanks,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A wonderful place in all ways. The decorations were fabulous. The food was amazing. The service was spot on. I would highly recommend this place for anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

the oxtails were excellent. a must try. wine was great too.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

As usual - a great experience.

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