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Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC

4.6
144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Lounge
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(406) 995-4132
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Curtis Waltman
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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.
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Private party contact
Ryan Kunz: (406) 995-4132
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 191
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Public transit
The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
Additional
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

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What 144 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We found Rainbow on Trip advisor and decided to make the drive from Moonlight for our last dinner before heading back to Michigan after 4 great days of skiing. It was the best dinner we had in Big Sky. The venue, the service was very very good and the food was exceptional. Try the trout cheese cake. All five of us were debating whose dinner was better the pheasant? Duck? Gnocchi, or the elk. We will have to go back next visit to decide. The service was very attentive yet as if they were not there.

If you go out to one fine dinning meal in Big Sky make Rainbow Ranch!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wedding planning for upcoming party at Rainbow Ranch.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very nice. Excellent staff.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Nice art work inside & nice view outside. Food was delicious. Not many people were there so we were unhappy with feeling rushed. Waiter was. nice but seemed to say the same things to every diner. Our entree came immediately after starters to the point that I was too full to eat it & had it boxed to go! Otherwise we enjoyed the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We always try to go to the Rainbow Ranch for dinner when we ski at Big Sky.
We're glad we did!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We LOVED our meal here. Our family of 4 with two kiddos (age 6 and 4) all enjoyed our food and the staff was great to our kids. The food was outstanding! The Rock Shrimp Bruchetta was delicious. Tomato bisque soup was fresh and flavorful. Our stuffed pheasant and wild game dishes were very tasty and well- prepared. We finished with the deconstructed s'more (all made in-house) for dessert and it was so good. This was a great getaway from Big Sky. Very scenic setting and beautiful building. A+! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Big Sky. Wonderful food in a beautiful place.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fabulous food served perfectly!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We sent the elk entree back 3 times for being cold and way undercooked (rare). Each time it returned to the table, the chops had more sauce and remained undercooked. After having been fired up a few times, the outside of the chops were hard to cut, chewy, and dry. Very disappointing, overpriced, and mediocre food.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food & service was amazing!!! Loved all of our waiters recommendations!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Absolutely amazing!! Do not miss this opportunity.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Everything was top notch. Service, food, ambiance couldn't ask for any nicer. Wagyu wellington was delicious. Great recommendation regarding wine

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We were a party of four and had a wonderful experience with interesting and delicious dishes. RRL is right up there with the top restaurants in Big Sky. We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food not great. Asked for substitution and waiter was rude. He was not up to par with how wonderful rainbow ranch is

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Have been many times and the food has always been delicious, beautiful and innovative. The service was outstanding. Love to come early and have a cocktail in the cozy bar in front of the fireplace. It’s a bit pricy but worth it for a special night.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This place is effing awesome. Love it. Want to live there permanently.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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 !!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent service and food but a bit overpriced for value.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was superb and unique. Foodies would enjoy

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We recently had dinner and spent the night at the Rainbow Ranch with some friends. The food was incredible, the service was amazing and the accommodations were incredible. We will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is good but the food is very busy. There is just too much going on with each item. Service waa good but rather slow. Mushroom bruchetta was excellent. This place is Very, very pricey. Probably would not go back.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a phenomenal date. The ambiance of Rainbow Ranch is 2nd to none.

Our server, Jeff, was an excellent host and provided great food recommendations. The manager Dale provided us with an excellent Barolo wine suggestion to accompany our meals.

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1.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious restaurant excellent for special occasions

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Romantic and perfect for our anniversary celebration. Only wish we would have spent the night too.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

We had an amazing food experience at Rainbow Ranch! The creative combinations for all courses were so delicious and interesting. A true taste explosion!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

We went for our third anniversary dinner while in Big Sky, but we weren't staying on property. The patio was ideal for views and ambiances and loved the opportunity to enjoy ingredients from local producers.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Wonderful place to share a special night iut!

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

We're looking for a nice sitdown meal in this did not disappoint. An absolute must visit restaurant if you are in the big sky area. Fit for any foodie: Fois Gras, Elk, wild game. Just Fantastic! This is worth a special trip.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great Food! Great Service! Brianna is Awesome! Menu is excellent. Great Bar!
Friendly courteous staff! Beautiful property!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful, the food was delicious, and the water views are gorgeous!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent experience with spectacular river views. Server very friendly!

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Mediocre expensive meal.
Service average.
Beautiful view of river & landscape.
Go to Lone Mountain Ranch for excellent meal at same price.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2017

We loved everything about this place! Although more affordable options on the menu would be nice.

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