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Rainbow Lodge

4.6
2371 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Wild Game
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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
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Phone number
(713) 861-8666
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Schmidt
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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.
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Cross street
East TC Jester
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking. Some self parking available. Private lot . Our valets work for and appreciate your tips.
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Entertainment
Live Music on Friday nights in the Tied Fly Bar and on the Wine deck outside.
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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
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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

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.

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What 2371 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance and amazing food. We loved the decor inside and can’t wait to experience the patron when it warms up.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had a group of folks from work in from out of town, and took them to Sunday Brunch. They were not disappointed. Service and food were excellent, as usual. Plenty of food options for all types of preferences (wild game, vegetarian, "traditional" brunch). Beverage options (all types) were also fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great and amazing service. The food is good with a lodge feel and game meat.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The ambience at Rainbow Lodge is great, the service better than average. My dinner was amazing with regards to flavor, but the meat was served cold. I should have sent it back and will do so in the future if that happens again. My wife had the vegetarian entree and it wa Sheryl heavily seasoned, much more than necessary. Still, we will be back and would recommend Rainbow Lodge.

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CraigD (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service! Great food! Great atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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LauC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant, it was worth every review on trip advisor. Best service I ever had at a restaurant. Went for Valentine day and the champagne met us while being seated. It was a four course meal and they brought our plates out quickly. Soon as we were done with one meal they promptly removed our dirty plates with a new meal. Worth every penny. Nice and quiet with romantic scene in the lodge.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We are usually big fans of Rainbow Lodge and often go there for special occasions and the occasional lunch. We love to sit in the back rooms with glass windows and views of the ravine (which we requested but weren't given even though no one was there). We were disappointed this time, the night before V-Day. The duck gumbo, my favorite, seemed to lack, it's usual robust favor and the lobster tail was drenched in butter. I actually spooned some off. The brussel sprouts were overcooked. Fortunately the bison steak, another favorite was as delicious and tender as we remembered. I ordered a glass of the Rose that was listed with the sparkling wines for $12 (I think). When the waiter asked me about the Rose, he asked if it was the bubbly I responded, "Yes the one by the glass." When we got the bill we saw that my rose was $22. Perhaps I should have asked if there were more than one, but I didn't see a $22 rose on the menu and to top it off it wasn't anything special--definitely not $22 worth. Because this has long been a favorite spot we will give it another try but our early V-Day dinner was not so special and left us with a bad taste.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Beth and I love this place the food is delicious and the ambiance is just the right amount of intimate.

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EED777 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, wines and service! I will return often!

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vipGary (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent in all categories. Unusual menu with wildlife dishes

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TabAnn (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went out as 4 couples for our annual Valentines dinner. Great time. Great company. Outstanding moscato.

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Adams (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Rainbow Lodge has wonderful ambiance. One of the lovliest restaurants in Houston and perfect for a special occasion or romantic date.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday with friends and had a fantastic time. The food was amazing especially the pheasant. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant's wine list is extensive and illustrious. Great food, great wine and great conversation who could ask for a better birthday celebration. I look forward to returning soon to the restaurant.

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vipRENAM (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service was suburb. Definitely worth the drive into town.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and service are always impeccable- however- this time , I was less than impress with the service. The wait staff never refilled our water or came back to check on us. To get a second drink - we had to catch his eye across the room. We will continue to go to Rainbow Lodge and we will just chalk this up to a bad day.

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SamC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The Lodge is a great place to meet old friends and make acquaintances into new friends. Warmth of wood and log and stucco walls , soft lighting and unobtrusive background music, rather than the obnoxious rock noise of too many restaurants in Houston. Excellent wine list. The Tied Fly Bar is a work of fine art; sculptured trout and swell booze choices (except for the lack of a few top Texas wines). Fine art and magnificent animal mounts throughout the building. Did I mention superb food? Whomever decided to always have the best bread in Houston was a genius.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The quail appetizer was excellent. And the main courses were excellent too. But what stoke the show was the desserts, the bread pudding and the chocolate mousse. Worth the drive.
We got an inside room but we requested if we cd sit in the main room. The lady adjusted us, it was a great evening. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food but appetizers were a bit cold. Quite expensive. A wedding was taking place when we were there and the valet service was quite overloaded when we left, so it took about 20 minutes to get may car back. Overall nice though.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent restaurant with incredible wild game menu options.

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vipDJfromTexas (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The atmosphere was great and the food did not disappoint.

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Bella (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great Sunday brunch. Perfect service, excellent food, unique ambience. We somehow got a table with a view on their beautiful landscape. My friend was there for the first time and called her experience ‘amazing’.

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JimBob (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The visit was wonderful, ribeye was tasty and melt in your mouth tender. The server was knowledgeable and pleasant just like that new rye whiskey Whistle Pig they had.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Our wild game meatloaf at Rainbow Lodge was amazing and service was friendly and professional. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. The area we were seated at was quite noisy, but when we walked through all areas after dining we found there were several smaller quieter rooms. So for next time I would want to request that. We combined smaller plates with dessert which was the perfect amount together.

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Rica (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It was alright. The place is very beautiful but the food and service was not worth the money. The caesar salad was dissapointing with stale croutons, the lobster was difficult to chew, but the ribeye was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

So if they don’t have a tasting menu you might be disappointed. We had a nice dinner but the tasting menu is much better than the regular items b/c of how things are paired. The waiter was very good as well.

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Carnivore (Singapore)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We focused mostly on the game selections (quail, bison, elk, venison, added 1/2 lobster). All the game was quite good. The big disappointment was the lobster. The first 1/2 serving was way over cooked, basically a lobster mush. We sent it back, the replacement was only half mush (I.e., still over cooked). No comment from the manager, etc., so I guess that is the way they roll.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great exotic game expertly cooked with amazing service

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