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Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC

130 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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Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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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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 for schedules.
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
What 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined on February 11, 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.

5.0  Dined on February 10, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Lulu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 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 !!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent service and food but a bit overpriced for value.

Jimbo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was superb and unique. Foodies would enjoy

Rachel (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipNYer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

Jamer (Austin)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipMikeP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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

LPfromTN (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 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.

CMGReno (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious restaurant excellent for special occasions

TheBestSkierInBigSky (Montana)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Wonderful place to share a special night iut!

moobyavenger (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on July 30, 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.