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Rainbow Lodge, Houston, TX
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Rainbow Lodge

4.7
4.7
4454 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Well known and loved for gulf fish, wild game, steaks and chops, Rainbow Lodge 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 for three courses). Sophisticated but not stuffy! Menu hits include elk chops, grilled buffalo tenderloin, Lodge smoked duck gumbo. Veteran chefs prepare gulf fish, wild boar, duck, quail, elk and beef. With 3,000 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 861-8666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Mark Schmidt

  • Catering

    Exciting American cuisine at your own location. Featuring seafood, wild game and signature entree salads. Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats all post our menus for home or office delivery within their zones.

  • Private party facilities

    This cozy log cabin is a stunning backdrop for your next event, available for parties from 10-200. Happy hours, weddings, corporate dinners, garden parties. Five different rooms and a gorgeous lawn and deck area.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Neely or Donnette Hansen: (713) 861-8666

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    East TC Jester

  • Parking details

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 4,454 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

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  1. J

    John

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding, a gem inside the 610 loop. Great service, ambiance, and excellent food accented a wonderful evening.
  2. RR

    RhondaR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, waiter, and food. Sound was great so could talk and easily hear my lunch guest. Thanks!
  3. CG

    ClarenceG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food is overall very bland. But the service was horrendous. The waiters are disrespectful and mutter disparaging remarks under their breaths thinking no one can hear them. I would recommend not going to this establishment
  4. c

    cdub

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great get together for a leisurely brunch. Good food and drinks as well as excellent price point. Service was a little clunky but I expect that everywhere when doing a nice brunch.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful setting and spectacular food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Russel is the best server, ask for him, and don’t hesitate to try the gumbo, I got the antelope, I would give it a 4/5, my only complaint was that the portion size of the sides were a bit smaller than I expected. My girlfriend got the rainbow trout and that was a solid 5/5. Overall amazing place.
  7. SH

    SHarrison

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal and the food was delicious. I ordered the buffalo filet and really enjoyed it. The potato, brussels, and onion hash was also amazing. Really rustic and quiet atmosphere. We will be returning!
  8. I

    Idored

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Rainbow Lodge. I appreciate the consistency of great quality food selections. Marvelous, and unique selections that tantalize the taste buds. Atmosphere is wonderful and our service was top-notch. Nancy was very kind.
  9. DP

    DowntownPatti

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated two anniversaries. Exceptional food and service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Beef carpaccio had more sauce than actual meat & mediocre st best. The taste of the wild appetizer had very little game meat on it, quail was mostly breading. Caesar salad was just okay. Received food before our drinks. We decided to skip main & dessert to salvage meal else where.
  11. DJ

    DJC777

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bison steak was amazing! Also try the Taste of the wild appetizer, so good!
  12. AE

    AlyssaE

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place with great food! Had great service and tried a variety of things all were great
  13. D

    Deborah

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We came here after getting engaged. Although the atmosphere was beautiful and made us feel great, we did not really feel like it was made special. The waiter was great and visited us the normal amount of times but we waited for him to check on us a few times. We asked if we could get our picture taken and it was too busy for anyone to pull away to do that for us. Which it actually didn't seem that busy since it was a Tuesday night. The food was good. They handled the wild game with great care and it definitely showed. It was delicious. The champagne although over priced was good as well. We got the rose champagne. I probably wouldn't recommend my friends to have dinner here with the price being what it was. Maybe cocktails would be fine. Still a great dinner and experience though!
  14. BV

    BettyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to try something different rather than chicken or beef. Beautiful outdoor dining area.
  15. EO

    EricO

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service was great food came out somewhat cold, which was disappointing.
  16. GR

    GaryR

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating family successes with dishes that are hard to find. Everyone enjoyed their exotic meal. Can’t wait till next time!
  17. W

    Waffle1600

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place for a special occasion, delicious food and drinks and everyone was really polite
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great date night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite possibly the best steak I’ve had in years. The service was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the family in town
  21. G

    Ggomezh

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business lunch late-ish on Friday afternoon. Venue is always great, so was the food. A few other busy tables but generally quiet as place mostly for ourselves. Good all round.
  22. CB

    CindyB

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met some friends from out of town for lunch at Rainbow Lodge. The trophy room was a nice quiet setting with a cozy fire burning. The food was excellent. I think that all four of us were extremely happy with the meal.
  23. SH

    SheaH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The server and ambience was great, the food was just middle of the road. Not quite worth a $500 value for 4 people!
  24. CK

    CaseyK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service with a very nice atmosphere.
  25. M

    Mimi

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tried this for the first time for a business get together. Our waitress was amazing. The food was good but not great. Will not return nor recommend it to anyone.
  26. CD

    ChiffonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great Service was great A little over priced for portion size but besides that it was amazing
  27. JF

    JessicaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved, loved, loved Sunday Super! The chicken fried steak was unbelievable!
  28. MF

    MaryF

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, tasty with great service and ambiance. Can be expensive but Sunday Supper and Business lunch are exceptional deals and very reasonable. I love this place.
  29. J

    Jill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and 8 of my friends went on a Sunday for brunch, before attending a play at Hobby Center. I had been there before, but several of the others had not. They really enjoyed the atmosphere. Everything was wonderful! Great service and great food!
  30. a

    artgirlajb

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! Took care of us and knew his food.
  31. AF

    AvidFoodie

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal!
  32. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the staff was exceptional. Would highly recommend for a special occasion with your significant other.
  33. CL

    ChristineL

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! The service is impeccable, food is exceptional and the atmosphere is inviting and unique
  34. KB

    KenB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner with my wife. Great Cocktails Great Food and Great Wine!!! Beautiful restaurant and one of our favorites in Houston. Can't wait to go back!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice table near fireplace. Waiter excellent.
  36. FC

    ForCakesSake

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food, great drinks, but overpriced and the kitchen was slower than seemed reasonable.
  37. DB

    DBRENTW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited this restaurant on many occasions and hosted many special gatherings here. None of these historical events were ever any better than yesterday's New Year's Day/42nd Wedding Anniversary Brunch! We had a fantastic experience.
  38. MR

    MiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There was a raccoon outside on the patio while we were eating, they gave my husband a metal rod to scare it if it came back and it came back 3 or 4 times, other then that appetizer was great entree amazing, desert not so good but that’s not what we went for.
  39. j

    jerrzbear

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated New Year's dinner here, it was excellent. Food quality and portions were just right. Not too loud and the price was appropriate to the quality of the meal. Highly recommend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was great and professional, can’t wait to bring more friends!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rainbow Lodge using the Order Online button. Rainbow Lodge also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Rainbow Lodge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 861-8666.

Rainbow Lodge is rated 4.7 stars by 4454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East TC Jester

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Wild Game

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Mark Schmidt

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 861-8666

  • Catering

    Exciting American cuisine at your own location. Featuring seafood, wild game and signature entree salads. Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats all post our menus for home or office delivery within their zones.

  • Private party facilities

    This cozy log cabin is a stunning backdrop for your next event, available for parties from 10-200. Happy hours, weddings, corporate dinners, garden parties. Five different rooms and a gorgeous lawn and deck area.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Neely or Donnette Hansen: (713) 861-8666

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