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About Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC
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 at once, 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.
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
Private Party Facilities:
The Rainbow Ranch Lodge features multiple venues for private dining. Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairings in the intimate setting of the Bacchus room, located in our award-winning wine cellar. Or throw a party and dance the night away at the historic riverside Wedding Barn.
Private Party Contact:
Ryan Kunz: (406) 995-4132
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC Ratings and Reviews
This was our 3rd visit to Big Sky and each time we make it a point to dine at Rainbow Ranch. However, this time the service was fair, at best . We were very disappointed and probably will not visit again which is a shame because it is such a spectalur setting.
Rainbow Ranch has a lovely atmosphere with outstanding food, wine list and service. My gluten allergy was accommodated with care, although limiting on GF desserts. I would highly restaurant to all. It was the best meal in Big Sky area we have had so go and enjoy !!
Many New Year's Eve dinners are lackluster and decidedly unspecial -- see my review of Jean-Georges' Inn at Pound Ridge a few years back. This was not so for the Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Montana! We had a late 10pm reservation and they gave us a really excellent meal. I had the pheasant with risotto, and it melted in my mouth (and was washed down with a good Chenin Blanc). Dessert was a sweet and tart, strawberry and rhubarb cobbler, followed by coffee for the drive back to Big Sky. Oh, I forgot to mention the fireworks at midnight, but the bottom line was the food was really good.
They claimed they didn’t receive our reservation from opentable . They didn’t give us a table till we pretty much pick one and sat down. The manager was rude and condescending, not apologetic for mistake. Blaming it on open table not them
Also, don’t order the trout
We were on our first trip to Big Sky over Christmas. I was looking for a nice meal for my family on Christmas Eve. The reviews for Rainbow Ranch were good so i reserved for dinner. Extremely impressed with ALL aspects of the experience from the time you walk in the door. Very friendly and prompt service. Of the 5 of us, we tried most of the entree items which focuses on wild animal from Elk, Bison, Beef and Wild Boar. There were other items but these were awesome. As noted above, the service and food were phenomenal. I highly recommend when in the area.
I took my girlfriend to the Rainbow Ranch for her birthday. We are both local residents of Big Sky. The service was outstanding, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was outstanding. We both had the Bison Tenderloin, hers cooked rare, mine medium. Absolutely perfect. Wild mushrooms for an appetizer, and Creame Brule for desert. By far the absolute best place for a romantic dinner in Big Sky. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. We both had an enjoyable evening, one we will not forget.
The food descriptions did not match what was delivered. I was also disappointed that the table behind us was having very loud inappropriate conversations with no regard to others around them and the servers didn't seem to think it was a problem.
The mushroom appetizer was amazing but the rest of dinner kind of fell flat. We did not get dessert since it looked very similar to Buck's T4 and we wanted to try something we had never had before. I would definitely try it again but maybe ask more questions about the menu before placing my order.
We went to the rainbow ranch twice during our five day trip. The food was absolutely wonderful. We ate out twice daily for each day during our conference and tried as many highly rated restaurants during our trip and the food here was just incredible. The trout pate, elk, wild boar, and pheasant was all a delight to my palate. Thank you for the wonderful meals.
We were very excited to have dinner here as many of the reviews were good. We unfortunately did not have a great experience. I will say the view is great with the Gallatin River rushing by and the small pond and grass area leading to the river. The wine list is good but heavily marked up expect to pay 1/3 again the normal restaurant price for a bottle. Not sure why but the piped in music was very loud and not appropriate to such a great setting. Service started very well with both the host and waiter being very friendly and attentive. The salads were very good a mixed green and the beet salad was excellent. Now for the not so good. We found the food to be very overpriced and extremely pretentious. Rock shrimp appetizers were small bread "cups" filled with cream cheese and maybe one very small chunk of shrimp in each one. After asking the waiter if the rib steak was good and assured it was I ordered a rib steak medium rare. What was served was a 1/4 inch thick untrimmed steak cooked past well done. The mushroom sauce was good but very few actual mushrooms and the sauce and steak where put on top of fries so they were soggy and not appetizing at all. My wife ordered the walleye topped with crab. This would have been good but it also was terribly overcooked and dry. Desert was OK, but nothing spectacular. After informing the waiter the steak was brutally overcooked he then was very unfriendly the rest of the meal. They did offer desert free, but an uneaten $42 steak is not the same as a $6 desert. If you are looking for a good, but expensive glass of wine and a terrific view this is the place. If you are looking for great food not so much. There are better options in the Big Sky area.
Great dinner . Pricy for sure. We had a steak and elk chops. The grass fed quality of the meat was extremely good. The wines were equally good. With dessert, we got to over 100 pp, so be prepared. The service was excellent, if a tad effete and formal. Less sincere than we like. Overall, it deserves the great reviews it gets.
For the third season in a row, this remains the best restaurant in the Big Sky area (down in the canyon). The pappardelle is one of the best entrees I've had anywhere. The chicken simple, but very good. The shrimp & grits appetizer is outstanding, scant on the grits, but with an exceptionally flavorful broth. Spacious, nice ambiance, with views of the grounds. Friendly staff.
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