Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC

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239 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Rainbow Ranch Lodge is proud to offer world class Montana ranch-to-table cuisine, originating from the finest and freshest products available. We use the highest quality, fresh, locally grown and conscientiously raised products from regional producers, which help inspire us to create culinary and visual masterpieces.

Rainbow Ranch dining is modern, rustic, relaxed and refined, with unsurpassed views of the majestic Gallatin River. House made specialties such as duck prosciutto, smoked bacon and house cured salami's are enhanced by our award-winning wine list and hand-crafted, barrel-aged cocktails in an environment as inviting as its Big Sky Country backdrop.
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4.3
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dmagh2
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was delicious! Ambiance is perfect. A really really lovely spot!

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MonicaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our food. The Brussels sprouts and melon salad were AMAZING! The Elk Rack was delicious. Only thing we didn’t care for was the way to order (at hostess stand) and plastic cups and cutlery.

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BobbyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were fantastic, server (Cameron) was really personal and accommodating to our requests. Great 24 year anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We are staying at the lodge at the restaurant and made a reservation hoping to sit out on the patio. We arrived for our reservation and they told us there would be a wait and we would not be able to sit outside. So we asked if we could wait and they said no because there were others (walkins) that were waiting. We sat inside and it was extremely and uncomfortably warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in a beautiful lodge

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vipLaurenK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service staff was extremely friendly! The chef prepared an off-the-menu entree of Black Cod that melted in my mouth. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal or experience! We hope to be back again soon.

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Irisgardener
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food outside on deck with beautiful view. Server wore a mask at all times. Most other patrons had them. The daily special, scallops, had a truly wonderful sauce with apple bacon, tiny pieces of crisped kale, mushroom risotto, thick creamy sauce they said had jalapeño in it(but I didn’t taste any hot spice) . Bison tatare was excellent.

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LesaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of 10 had a great time! Food was delish and service very attentive.

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vipJohnS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family dinner out on the deck. Great service and new chef is great.

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CassandraT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner outside and the service was excellent. Thank you also for serving our Big Sky Collection wines. We so appreciate it!

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vipMarisaE
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and cooked to perfection! The cheeseboard offered a wide variety and was delicious! My fillet was cooked perfectly and my son loved his duck. Trout was awesome and our pineapple crème brûlée and chocolate molten cake were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give zero stars I would. This dining experience was over before it even started. No hostess was present when we entered. After 10 minutes waiting, we were shown to a table. We received no menus. For 20 minutes we waited for any one of 3 waiters to acknowledge us, which they did not. After a total of 30 minutes of sitting in a corner unattended, we got up and left. True to form, no one even saw us leave. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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vipDirk
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing, the food is creative and delicious and the ambiance is perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Terrible over priced food

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vipJbarry
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we always visit when we are in Big Sky. It is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waiter basically ignored us for half the meal. We tried ordering drinks and he left without taking half the tables orders. Our food took over an hour after we had ordered it and nobody at the table was happy with their meal. Might be important to add that we were the only group in there and it honestly felt like the staff was hanging out in the back and forgot that they had a table. Then we got our bill and it was VERY expensive, the most expensive of our 5 nights in the area. We ordered less food at this place than any other and spent more money than any other restaurant, and on top of that it was our least favorite meal. Would absolutely not go back.

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vipPjklM
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a wonderful meal at Rainbow Ranch. Everything was spot on from food, presentation and service

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vipmch110
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was outstanding.
Food was great I’ve but our meals were either overdone or cold. Maybe a bad night?
Flatbread was excellent and hot.
Great wine selection.

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vipdonnap
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ashley hostess/bartender/manager funny great personality. Cameron server personable attentive. Caesar and spinach salads and pork replace all good. Special elk bison beef chili mostly beans very little meat. Ashley asked re chili and we said all beans even tho asked Cameron who ensured no beans. Ashley comped the blackberry cabernet sorbet which was the best item we had.

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Marco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Left sitting for long time without service
Mixup in whose covering? But good service recovery by staff and management
No salt or pepper on tables? Wtf?
Horrible art. Sorry
Wine was awesome
Salads very forgettable
Entre’s excellent
No bread? Really?
Music really didn’t fit ambiance
Cool bar and lounge area

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The waiter seemed to have an attitude, lacked customer service skills. The bartender was great. Trout was dry

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rainbow Ranch is quiet and low-key. The menu is varied, cocktails are unique, and the service is very courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and our server was attentive and on point. We had a great time!

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vipTaylorO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Walk in: no host or hostess
Order drinks: out of the wine, Negroni has no Campari (1 of the 3 ingredients)
Appetizers: cheese comes with Ritz crackers
Dinner: steak is cooked one sided rare and the trout looks like salmon
The manager attempted to make it right but the meal was subpar and took two hours.

This meal was like going to see Hot Rod with Andy Samberg. The movie was so bad that it was actually super entertaining. By the end of the meal we all were just laughing at how poorly everything was going.

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vipReviewersReviewer
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal! The bison tenderloin was to die for. Every dish was wonderful, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was cooked terribly inconsistent. Some dishes were overdone while others were completely uncooked. The server was nice but everything else left a lot to be desired.

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bigyin
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food Cameron was fantastic

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LesiaZ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place! The variety of dishes offered was great! Delicious food and impressive wine selection! The drive from the Big Sky resort was short and easy! Wonderful staff and service! Wish we had more time to come back!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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RayP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We have been to R’Bow Rnch many times. This time the experience was average at best. Food was outstanding but...Lights to bright, Missing napkins, had to ask for pepper/salt, trash overflowing in bath room upstairs, no refill on water glasses, had to explain basic cocktail to waiter. Nothing terrible but not up to the standards of the past.

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vipLexislapp
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Stayed at the hotel and ate here three of our four nights that we stayed in Montana!

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JenniferW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with wonderful food and drinks made or New Year’s Eve special.
We look forward to returning on next visit to Big Sky. This is more than worth driving down from the resort property. After dinner we stopped off for drinks at The Standard bar and fireworks at midnight at Big Sky. However, the meal at Rainbow Ranch was key to a fun ending to 2019.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was poor at best, servings were very small and priced high. Service was mediocre at best. Very disappointed given it’s high ratings.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - first Xmas eve in Montana

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Bill
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for locals who want a good meal with quiet atmosphere, great wine selection and great service.

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SEJW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice ambience! Great decor and right in the river. The service was very good. Food was so-so. We were there for the thanksgiving buffet - selections were good, but the food was average.

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Pbghfoodie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy that the restaurant had an afternoon/evening meal.
It was a great Thanksgiving afternoon. So nice to be able to see the beautiful scenery.
Great bar, too!

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ElizabethH
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although expensive, the dinner was delicious and the service outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fantastic Service! Best of Big Sky!

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RonaldM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainbow Ranch has always been a special place. So happy they stayed open in the shoulder season this year! We hope they continue to do so.

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CathyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Could stand to increase a limited and ho hum food menu. A ridiculously lengthy wine list, of which my selection was not available. Strike 1. Bar service slow, had the appetizer before the mule and glass of wine arrived. Strike 2. Everything lack luster, strike 3.

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