Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC

4.5
285 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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JanetD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way - attentive, kind and enthusiastic service. The grounds and ambiance need no superfluous words; situated perfectly along the river with a rustic yet refined aesthetic. The dinner was absolutely delicious with a wine pairing and bonus celebratory candled dessert.

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vipBusinessGuy
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Gotta shoot straight. Sea bass special was a tiny portion. Pork tomahawk wasn’t bad. Drinks were very good. I wouldn’t offer the grilled octopus or the grilled romaine salad. They just weren’t good. Overall not what I expected based on the rating.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We dined right at 5pm. The staff was not ready, waited to be approached even though we were the only table in there and the kitchen music was louder than the dining room music. Food was inconsistent. We had two dishes that were wonderful and two that were not good.

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Kris
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. The service was top notch. Will definitely dine there again.

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Victoria
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had high expectations based on the previous reviews but our experience was disappointing. There was live music and it was impossible to have a conversation while having dinner. We ordered salads to start and they were average at best. I ordered a halibut and I had to return it. I got the very end of the tail, the fish was overcooked, dry and the mushrooms sauce was extremely salty. The parsnip puree was barely smeared at the bottom of the plate, it was an overall disappointing dish. I will not be coming back.

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CurtisZ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible from start to finish.

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vipMarciW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful - ambiance, food, service, wine list & smoked Manhattans!

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SarahO
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy setting, delicious meal! Tables were spaced well and staff was masked and courteous. The sea bass was quite good, as was my beet salad. Good, but not overly big, portions. Highly recommend.

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TinaB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

FABULOUS dinner! The best in our week long vacation to Big Sky! My slow cooked pork belly appetizer was amazing, as was the pan seared sea bass. Others at our table raved about the filet and the winter squash risotto. We had a nice table by the window, near the fireplace. Everything was lovely. The only thing missing was ranch for the kids chicken nuggets. Couldn’t any chef whip that up?!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Went twice in a week. Best restaurant around by far.

KW
vipKWS53
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainbow Ranch has become our favorite restaurant, not only in the Big Sky area but of any we have been to! Brian, their new chef, is amazing and blends flavors and textures in ways I have seldom seen done before. Try the burrata - best I have ever had and likewise the octopus was out of this world. Darla, our bartender and sometime server, knows how to mix drinks and is always helpful - and Scott the new GM is I think driving Rainbow Ranch to new levels of service and hospitality despite all the Covid challenges. Though getting to Rainbow Ranch can be a bit of a pain from the mountain village, it is very much worth doing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a vey nice family Christmas Eve dinner. They gave us a private room, excellent service and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff. The bison tartare and the beet salad options are so amazing!!

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vipJeremy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Special ran out before we ordered at 6:30

We were told the same line as the night before when the table wasn’t ready that they just had a rush. No one ordered from when we sat down to being told the special is out.

Great dinner loved the food, asked for a napkin 3 times and didn’t get one.

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vipJeremy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best farm to table I’ve been to.

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vipdiningdoc
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom salad was amazing everything was excellent

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vipKenk
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a a short drive from the Big Sky ski area, but well worth the trip. The food was exquisite! Our waiter/server was excellent and all in all, they were on top of everything.

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vipLindaJ
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waitress was not very informative. She did not give us us the specials of the day and did not tell me there was meat in the split pea soup even though I told her I don’t eat meat.

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Julie
Montana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining here is always a great experience! The food is creative and thoughtfully prepared. The service is excellent. Also, the staff are diligent about wearing their masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Wonderful. Will definitely be back

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vipTSouth
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heidi was an amazing service. Food was excellent. Wine list is best in Big Sky.

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TiffanyN
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is amazing and i would highly reccomend stopping in for a bite to eat.

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vipGinna
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, fine service.

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EllynP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Filet we’ve ever had! Everything was delicious. As we were overnight guests, breakfast was included, they were outstanding as well!

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ChariG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although highly recommended, our meal was mediocre. The ceviche was fishy and suspect. The duck was good, and the bison tasty. The surroundings and views, however, are worth a meal, just moderate your expectations. I realize they are trying to adjust to challenging circumstances, so have cut the restaurant some slack.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant and lodge is first class. A real gem

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vipnick
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great view great service

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65th
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT place to celebrate my 68 birthday. Hostess was super, she sat us outside overlooking the river— super view. Our server, Cameron couldn’t have been better. He was inventive, well informed, and very personable. He recommended a wonderful wine that paired well with my trout. Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and timed to arrive just when we were ready.

Highly recommend this place. Just wish we would have found the Rainbow Ranch as a place to stay as well as dine.

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smalltownvisitor
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The lodge and grounds were beautiful. Sat outside and enjoyed the view. Food was good I had the filet that was delicious, my husband had the short rib special and it was ok a little tough.

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FritzH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Cold food oversalted , slow service,
Untrained staff

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JohnKaliHaas
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Brian Wood did a fantastic job. We loved the food and the service.

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LianneR
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Basic older restaurant trying to be upscale with very small portions our 45$ steak was honestly appetizer sized. Went there to book for a large group in the future. We decided against it and won’t be back.

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vipjollyjoe
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Fabulous. Epic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. Everything was delicious and our server was attentive, helpful and super friendly! Highly recommend.

MB
MelanieB
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Our table on the deck overlooked the beautiful Gallatin River on a perfect weather evening. The entrees we chose (halibut and a salmon special) were exquisitely prepared, and were literal unique flavor bursts! The grilled romaine salad was delicious too! A certain “must visit” for Big Sky Area travelers and locals!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the porch with the moon rising over the mountains... our meal was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything! Cameron our sweet server was amazing! Such a wonderful young man. Food superb! We love this place!!

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KeeF
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful setting. We arrived early and got drinks in the bar and wandered the property. The Roth Cabernet was very good. Grilled Romaine salad and awesome Spinach soup. The filets were excellent but not warm so they heated and replated them. Our server also provided a complimentary dessert and two drinks to make amends. It was an exceptional dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible ambiance, service, and food by the Gallatin River. Can’t beat this experience!

JR
JacquieR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, service was impeccable. Great menu! We will definitely return.

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Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.