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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
+1 406-995-4132
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary
PRICE
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42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rainbow Ranch in January for an outside wedding. The had to shovel the seating area where the wedding took place and the chairs were set. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate. The food was outstanding, the dining room set up beautifully....More

Thank axj23
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had dinner here the night we arrived to stay at the Rainbow Ranch. The food was very good. One of the other patrons talked us into trying the Smoked Trout Cheesecake. It was REALLY good!! Our entrees were good....3 out of 4 of them....More

Thank Becky C
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Becky, Thank you for your understanding and kind words. We had an instance during your stay in which our breakfast cook showed up late therefore, pushing our buffet back about an hour. Absolutely unacceptable! And your right, things do happen but I can honestly...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My family recently stayed at the hotel and had dinner there one night. It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I started off with a Moscow Mule and it was very good. Mixed perfectly! Then we had the...More

Thank Kathy L
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kathy, Thank you for your great review! That Moscow Mule is my favorite! I am glad you and your family had a nice experience with us and we hope so see you again soon! Ryan Kunz General Manager

Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a serious restaurant. We have visited many times in the winter, this is our first in the summer. The view is gorgeous. Food is excellent. Service was fine and attentive. The chefs have come and gone but the quality of the food remain...More

Thank tbidikov
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Hello There! Well, I appreciate your honest review and can't thank you enough for your kind words. We put a lot of thought, time and energy in how we run our restaurant. We want our guests to leave knowing that they just expedience the #1...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Late season skiing at Big Sky, heard there was a great happy hour at Rainbow Ranch. Beautiful property, great little half price app menu. While we were disappointed that they didn't have the pho due to the fact that they got the oxtail delivery late,...More

Thank Christopher E
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Chris! Thank you for the great review! I am glad you thought our food was as amazing as we do! I will let George know that you had a great experience with him. Don't be a stranger... Warm Regards,

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Ten of us met for Happy Hour at the Rainbow Lodge Restaurant's Bar and were not disappointed with the half-priced food and drinks. The waiter/bartender moved two tables together for our crowd and was very attentive and friendly the whole time we were there. I...More

Thank 70flame70
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi There! Thank you for the 5 stars! Our happy hour is Big Sky's best kept secret! I am glad you found us out and I hope to see you again here sometime soon. And remember, we have live music every Saturday night from 5-8pm....More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Beer pairing during our stay was very informative and introduced some interesting flavor mixes. Great opportunity to enjoy local produce with microbrewery producers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. A great experience.

Thank Doug D
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Doug, Thank you for the 5 stars! We love our local brews here. We take great pride in offering our local beers and train our staff to be knowledgeable in that area. I hope you have a great spring! Warm Regards,

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We used the Rainbow Ranch for a large group dinner and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the atmosphere because they even had live music. Also, we were impressed with the customer service provided by the...More

Thank skier992017
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Hello There! Thank you very much for your kind words and the 5 star review! We love hosting all types of parties and events and I am glad your group had such a wonderful time. Don't be a stranger and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

The espresso rubbed elk and bison short ribs were best ever! Beautiful, cozy spot on a snowy evening.

Thank kcady
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Hi There! Yes! That is one of my favorites. Thank you for the 5 stars and please come back and see us again, sometime soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were the only guests in the dining room. We asked three times to turn the volume of the music from the ceiling speakers. Why couldn't they have turned it off? The live music from the bar (a lady playing a guitar) was so loud...More

1  Thank snowalker
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello There, Thank you for your review! I apologize that you felt our music was too loud for your dining experience. I also apologize that we didn't rectify the situation for you. We will take this into consideration when we have live music for your...More

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LBurnett34
19 May 2016|
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Response from Ashton S | Reviewed this property |
Unless they're doing renovations, they should be open. We ate there a few months ago (March). Try calling them and see what's going on.
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Jane M
2 April 2016|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
It is about 14 miles according to Google maps.
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cindy662
14 October 2015|
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Response from rainbowranchlodge | Property representative |
Hi Cindy from Greenwich, Thanks for your question. Rainbow doesn't have a printed children's menu but we do have children's offerings: burgers and fries, chicken strips and fries and mac and cheese. In addition, if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
    (Highway 191)
  • Public Transportation: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gallatin Gateway
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-4132
  • E-mail
Description
In our cozy restaurant on the banks of the Gallatin River, the culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. Our Charcuterie Platter features house-made delicacies from duck prosciutto and wild boar sausage with huckleberries to bison kielbasa with Guinness infused whole grain mustard. With an impressive array of entrees like Mesquite grilled, Espresso Rubbed Bison Hanger Steak, Sweet Corn and Brioche Stuffed Roasted Quail, Herbs de Provence Marinated Alaskan King Salmon or Pan Seared Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, it can be difficult to decide. Before you dive into your Rainbow Ranch culinary experience, relax into a cozy couch in our lounge while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail and sampling delectable bites from our small plates menu.
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