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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open on Christmas Eve serving Brunch 10:30 am - 2 PM and then Dinner 5:00 - 9:00
Enjoy our cozy log cabin setting beautifully decorated for the holidays.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We are open New Year's Eve with Seating Available 5:00- 10:00 PM
$85 per person- 4 courses and a glass of bubbles to start
Private Rooms with Fireplaces available, let us help you with all the details!

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

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Romantic (44)
Scenic View (38)
Cozy (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Worth the Drive (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Authentic (28)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Casual (11)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Waterfront (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Live Music (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Holiday dinner

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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always excellent. And quiet enough to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant for fine dining in Houston and it's in my neighborhood! I love this restaurant and will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were here for brunch, and they had quite a varied menu, based mostly around eggs. The approach was eclectic, with both Mexican, French, and Italian touches. The bread was terrific, and the desserts were varied and tasty. The bloody Mary's were tasty, but there was entirely too much ice, seemingly the main ingredient. You had to drink them quickly, otherwise the drink became too dilute because of the melting ice. If you order these, tell them to go easy on the ice. There is no wheelchair access, so choose another place if you are in a wheelchair. I really liked the stuffed game on display throughout the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Stopped in for a date night and was pleasantly surprised. The decor is very rustic/outdoorsy, which put me off a bit, but I have to say, the food and the service more than made up for the creepy animal heads staring down at me. The shrimp bruschetta was DELICIOUS, though I would have loved a somewhat larger serving. I can also highly recommend the crabcake, pear salad, and the dessert tasting for two. Everything was excellent, and our server couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. Definitely look forward to coming back here in the future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of the most gorgeous restaurants in the city of Houston. Given it was post-Thanksgiving, the restaurant was relatively empty, and although the service was fine, both my dishes were cold and seemed to have been sitting waiting for other's entrees to be ready to serve. I will definitely go back, as I love this place; I hope the hiccup in the food was due to the timing of our visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good food. A little disappointed at where we were seated. Made reservations early for thanksgiving for 2. But when we arrived we were seated in the hallway. Why is it that restaurants insist on seating a table of 2 in crowded unwanted areas. Very disappointed in our seating. Were not even allowed in the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The turkey and dressing were bland and tasteless, and the crust on the bread pudding was so hard you could not cut it. And all that for $58 each? We'll not be going back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The appetizers of wild game was fantastic as were the main courses. We couldn't have made a better choice. Everyone really enjoy the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday meal. Service, food, ambiance were A+. Have already made reservations for NewYears eve.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Shanghai)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Was there for Thanksgiving Day! Disappointed we could not order off dinner menu. All that was available was a pre-set menu choice. Table service was average, have had better there.
Ordered a large to go order; turkey, sides, dessert. Was missing 2 sides out of order so glad I checked. However, previous visits were good so I will keep on the list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Outstanding!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

A great place food was wonderful andservicewas great
Food was extremely tasty and well served

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was excellent. I chose the Nihali Antelope. It was delicious. Next time I am trying the Chef's Platter. The ambience was decent. Low key volume. And a beautifully sculpted bar that is worth eyeballing at least once.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

BD. Great surprise for BD desert

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It’s was our anniversary and the waiter was amazing and kind and acknowledged our occasion the food was just perfect the combinations of flavors literally made her cry . Beautiful place wonderful staff thank you for the free dessert to celebrate our day

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We especially enjoyed the ambiance at this Houston institution. It was a fine place to celebrate my mom's birthday. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Rainbow Lodge has the most beautiful back patio in all of Houston. The food is a diverse mix of wild game and haute cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great waiter and food

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My Wife and I Celebrated our one year anniversary at Rainbow Lodge and cant come up with enough words to say how great the experience was. From the food, staff, hand crafted cocktails and the overall feel of the place we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took my mom for her 74th birthday because she requested the crabmeat omelet she has had for previous birthday celebrations here. The Rainbow Lodge never disappoints. So glad to see you survived Harvey so well! We will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was great other than the portions. When you pay 50 dollars for a plate you expect more than three asparagus and should have decent sized sides. Otherwise, the food was very tasty and the server was fantastic. I would recommend, but I would do so being sure to let them know do not anticipate being full.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the rustic décor and attentive but not overly bothersome service from friendly wait staff.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice place. Not formal. Wild game. Good service from Mary!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a very nice lunch for my mother who recently turned 80. There was a wide range of food choices and everything we had was excellent - chicken fried venison cutlets, overnight red wine braised short ribs, grilled swordfish, and smoked chicken and gouda pretzel bun sliders. The restaurant was busy but not crowded, and it was still quiet enough for conversation. We all enjoyed the views of the grounds and the fishing lodge ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of my favorite places in Houston. Consistently great food, wonderful atmosphere,
excellent service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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