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Sat, 4/21
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Rainbow Lodge

4.6
2420 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
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
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

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 2420 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful outdoor setting

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was wonderful, as always. I had lobster, which was delicious and the cauliflower and eggplant with creamed corn was very good. The salad and dessert were also excellent. Wouldn’t mind slightly larger servings of the main dish. 4 ounces is not a lot. But everything together was delicious and a healthy amount. Thanks for a pleasant evening!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

If you visit in mid-afternoon, it is hard to get seated as no one is staffing the reception desk. You have to walk and yell all over the restaurant to find someone to seat you.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere!! The Service was equally as good along with the drinks. Great for a date night and a patio table is a must if there is good weather! I ordered the Migas and was super satisfied and my husband got the Wild Game taster (can't remember the name exactly) and it was super dry with not much flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food is awesome! Everything is a little bit different and out there, which just adds to the flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We absolutely love this place!! Gorgeous scenary, excelent service, and delicious food! Everything was perfect! We will come back for sure!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Every bite, from appetizers through dessert, was outstanding. Quail bite appetizers are great. We had bison and antelope for main courses and they were great. The restaurant décor is very rustic. Personally I would like a louder, more robust restaurant; it was very quiet.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took out of town guests here and they were amazed by this little jewel in the middle of everything. Great service and accommodation of one guest with special food requests. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wasn't crazy about my meal. Had rainbow trout with crab meat, had no flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

From the valet parking to the dinning this place is memorable. The atmosphere, the food the way the staff went completely out of their way to make our occasion memorable was priceless.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I've been wanting to go to this place for a few years now but not willing to make the drive. I'm glad I didn't make a special effort to go there, happened to be in the area. It was average, the buffalo and venison were good, the rib eye - average at best and not cooked properly. I asked for med-rare to medium and got RARE.
The interior outdated, wish it would have been warmer to sit on the patio. The jalapeno bacon grits just tasted like grits, nothing special, roasted brussell sprouts to much vinegar.
I can check it off the list of places I want to go.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 23-year wedding anniversary this past Friday and we loved this restaurant. The food was perfectly cooked and the atmosphere was great. Our only complaint was we felt that the cold poached lobster, for the money, should have had a larger tail. Other than that, we loved everything, we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Wild Boar was the most delicious piece of meat I have EVER consumed. I have very severe food allergies, and our waiter was adamant to make sure that my meal was prepared accordingly. Definitely a great date night place, but be prepared to spend some money. I ordered the mixed grill for dinner and I would have liked more Elk and Antelope, but overall, A+!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their patio oversees a little ravine that provides all the water for their lush green setting. Food Features were great and they have awesome wine selections.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I made reservations for my husbands 40th bday. We sat outside and it was lovely. The gardens and lighting are beautiful. We shared the pork belly appetizer. My husband ordered the ribeye steak and I ordered pheasant. The food was delicious. Lots of great flavor and juicy. The waiter brought out a lovely birthday dessert for my husband, what a nice surprise.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

There was hair in our food

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed the Rainbow Lodge. Although they had a wedding in the main room, we still had a fine evening.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The ambiance is gorgeous. The food is good. It’s a bit overpriced. Service was just ok

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing at how one element can make or break an experience.
Food was incredible as always. The waiter however I feel only lacked a cattle prod to move us along. Cane to take our order and we gave him our drink order and then he just stood there and said he needed the rest of it. Appetizer arrived and was delicious but little did I realize that I was saying goodbye to my knife for the remainder of the meal. Went through the entree without a knife. Dessert was delivered and before he could order coffee to have with our dessert...poof he was gone. Finally got him back and told him we wanted cappuccino but before I could add “ and I would like a shot of baileys” in it he was gone. As we are our dessert with our coffee spoon we had to ask for another spoon for our coffee. Why would a restaurant if this caliber not set a dessert fork?? Just disappointing experience for this beautiful Easter weekend.
Just shows one person can make a huge difference.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It is a beautiful restaurant and the food is better than average. We did not make a request for a specific area and were only a party of two. We were seated on the runway to the restroom which is where there smaller tables are located. It was Easter Sunday but we could not understand why the courses timed so far apart. This is a restaurant which has been in business for a number of years and had a fixed menu, so I could not really understand the delay between the courses. Maybe if we were seated somewhere else, we might have enjoyed it more.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I feel guilty. On numerous occasions, we had intended to return to Rainbow Lodge after lunch there a while back. We know Chef Mark Schmidt's food well and have always enjoyed it. But, we hadn't "gotten around to it" ... until today. Amazing Easter Brunch. Ambiance was perfect, service was excellent and food ... as expected ... unique and perfect. I'm confident that our entire family will return both as a group and as couples.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A friend treated me to dinner a few days ago for my birthday. We ordered a dessert coffee (delicious) which we had just started to enjoy when the waiter appeared with a small brownie and Happy Birthday written in chocolate at the side. It was a wonderful dining experience I would recommend to anyone, despite the rather high prices. But then I guess you get what you pay for. Treat a friend; it's well worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of the best dining experiences in all of Houston.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The place is great for a first date

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and food

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We celebrated our 43rd anniversary at Rainbow Lodge and were treated as if we were the only patrons there. Service was great and food was exquisite. Thanks for an enjoyable celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

They provided birthday dessert for my husband. A wonderful surprise!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server Sydney did an outstanding job sharing the menu selections with us. After our meal my guest and I were going on a home tour so we asked if we could have some ice to keep our leftovers cool. This request was acknowledged happily and Sydney brought them with a box of ice which did keep the food cool for several hours. We certainly appreciated his help with this.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Rainbow lodge was a very beautiful place, i took my wife there to eat the other day for our anniversary, the food was very good, the atmosphere was very beautiful, the only problem i had was that the waiter did not make me feel welcome, as if i wasn't fit for the restaurant. Financially wise. Do not judge a book on its cover, i make over 6 figures a year but stay very humble about it. I told my wife i would give the place another try, because of the food and environment.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Amazing food and service. The Bison was one of the best steaks I've ever had and the whole lobster . . . well, one of the best things I've ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very unique place. Food and service were on par.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food, as usual !!! Service also very good.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time visitor. My wife and I went for Sunday Brunch for our 1 year anniversary (she had been there before). Sat outside on their beautiful patio and enjoyed their $2 mimosas. Food was amazing (you have to try the Braised Buffalo Short Rib Benedict). Server was a bit off but she did a decent job. Would highly recommend this place....especially for Brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed our most recent visit to Rainbow Lodge immensely. As always the food was delicious and our service was impeccable. Thank you to Cyrus, and everyone else at Rainbow Lodge for a great meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Prompt and friendly service with great food at a reasonable price. What more could one want. Quail and grits appetizer was superb with the quail perfectly breaded and tender and moist. Main courses of duck breast and tenderloin were perfectly done and accompanied with veggies and greens that could stand alone. Chocolate mousses with candied kumquats topped it all off.
Yes, I highly recommend Rainbow!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch on the patio. Service was great. Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Awesome as always. I took a new employee to lunch there today and she was blown away by the food the waitstaff and just the general ambiance — thank you rainbow Lodge

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent service and food; I can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Date night with my wife. The evening started off poorly when the manager(?) and hostess acted if we were intruding on them and were rude and surly. I almost walked out at that time but my wife is much more understanding than I am.
I'm glad we stayed because the wait staff was excellent. They were attentive and made good recommendations. The appetizer, Taste of the Wild, was good, even if it was very small. I added an order of fried oysters and they were some of the best I've ever had, cooked perfectly.
The Buffalo tenderloin and the lobster risotto were excellent.
Overall, it was a good evening. I did stop and tell the hostess (the manager had gone into hiding) that she almost ruined our evening. She did not seem overly concerned.

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