Rainbow Lodge

4.7
3837 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3837 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud room. Nice game oriented menu.

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Willard
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was beautiful, and we loved the music. There was even enough room for a little slow dancing between the appetizer and the entrees. The wine selection was fantastic, and I can't oversell the food. The next time I'm in Houston, this is where we'll have our special dinners.

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LeahN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this place, and I have already.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with my family.

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PeterS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyday brunch. Brittney (sp?) was our waiter and was excellent. Gave meaningful and honest food recommendations, was very attentive and brought food promptly. When asked for something extra, like fresh ground pepper, she hit it immediately. Food was excellent as always. I had mixed grill and my wife had the bison short rib Benedict. Both excellent. This is the go to place for game meat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent! Very attentive and courteous!

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CindyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience to have brunch at Rainbow Lodge. We had an outside table with a beautiful view and plenty of privacy.

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Laurie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dined outside on the beautiful deck overlooking a stream! Food is always fantastic, we had bison and trout, both prepared very nicely. Wine was superb, the list is pages long so many choices👍

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Wiseape
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a great meal in charming ambience give Rainbow Lodge a try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

My husband and I were excited to dine at The Rainbow Lodge from all the rave reviews. The atmosphere is really unique and so is the menu. We enjoyed our entrees. Unfortunately the service was lacking for us this evening. I expect when dining at a restaurant of this caliber for the service to be outstanding. I had to ask for a second glass of wine, and then the waiter never brought it. We asked for a dessert menu but the waiter took so long getting back to us for our selection we decided not to order it. We may give the restaurant another try but we were disappointed in the overall experience.

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Brea
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I had the duck, and the food was just average. I was expecting a lot more. Just wasn’t special enough.

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AmandaE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of this restaurant! The patio is gorgeous and it doesn’t feel like you are in a bustling big city! It is so calming and peaceful. The food is incredible! If you love game, this is the restaurant for you. You won’t find a better piece of meat anywhere else. We came in for their burger Friday special and it was delicious! Their homemade chips are so yummy. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration!

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Rainbow Lodge!! I love the fine dining without all the stuffiness. I love that the menu offers choices you can't or won't get at other restaurants. Lastly, I love the wine selection. Excellent!!!!

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JanF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Attentive staff and the food was outstanding!

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Whitney
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was okay. The food was really good but my plate came out room temperature, no heat at all so i was kind of disappointed. It also took 30 minutes to get our dessert. We went for our 1 year wedding anniversary and even though we had great service, I was overall disappointed with my experience.

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vipMelissaF
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner last night at Rainbow Lodge. I usually visit at lunch but this was a family birthday dinner and it was amazing! We had the best service. Our waiter was on top of everything and of course the food was perfect. We had the carpaccio and foie gras for appetizer and than we had tenderloins, lamb and fish. Everyone enjoyed the mains and we had orzo and grits as sides. Every bite was just lovely. And I asked for my tenderloin filet “seared rare”. This seems to be a big ask in most restaurants but not at RL. It was perfectly seared but rare inside (black and blue). Wow! I am hungry just thinking about that meal!

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JDJohnson
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is prob my 8th or 9th time to visit. I always try to bring new visitors with me and it’s always the same. “I’m coming back here again or I am recommending this place to another colleague”. Food was awesome. Service is spot on.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean, professional, and friendly. The food was absolutely fantastic.

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JaneT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my 40th bday dinner with my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing

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MinaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was very profesional with excelente manners. We felt very confortable.
Thank you.