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Rainbow Lodge

#30 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Greater Heights
American, Contemporary
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2011 Ella Blvd, at East TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008-2701 (East TC Jester)
+1 713-861-8666
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything thing you have read or heard about this place is spot on. Great menu, service, food and setting. Lovely grounds too!

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Thank Patricia T
Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I doubt I can say any more about Rainbow Lodge than has already been said. Gorgeous inside and out, warm and inviting decor. The duck and sausage gumbo is a favorite. Highly recommend the patio when the weather is nice. It's a great place for date nights, brunch or any special occasion.

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Thank Elyssa H
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback We are looking forward to your next visit More 

Houston
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a friend treat me to dinner at the Rainbow Lodge and I was amazed at the experience. I am frankly tired of the high end chain steak houses with their equally high end pricing for each and every part of a meal. The Rainbow Lodge was not inexpensive but the unique experience was well worth the cost. The... More 

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Thank hcarnaby
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Thanks for dining with us we appreciate your feedback hope to seeing you again soon More 

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view on the back patio is one of the best in Houston. The food is on the same level. It's great to get to eat wild game and they are very accommodating to food allergies and explain all the menu items very well. They have a really nice wine and cocktail list. Great place for a date night or... More 

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Thank chrisberrytex
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Thanks for dining with us we appreciate your feedback hope to seeing you again soon More 

Seabrook, Texas
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the small bites chef's choice with wine pairings. This is six courses with accompanying wine selections selected by the sommelier. Each plate was relatively small, but with six we finished feeling satisfied and full. Our courses on the evening we were there were roasted eggplant, sautéed red snapper, roasted pepper and duck risotto, bison with mushrooms, venison ,and... More 

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Thank jac2580
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Thank you for your feedback We are looking forward to your next visit More 

Houston, Texas
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267 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for any kind of meal. From business,special event,brunch or just a fine meal. Staff is awesome and our waiter Stoney was over the top this visit.

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We are so happy that you joined us and looking forward to your next visit More 

Dublin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have never had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant. I probably wouldn't have eaten there but a friend invited me to go. I was very happy I did. Wild game is on the menu and it was very well presented. The flavor was outstanding. I had Quail, Boer, Venison and Buffalo all of which were very flavorful and... More 

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Thank fritz_jw
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We are so happy that you joined us and looking forward to your next visit More 

Lower Plenty, Australia
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very much the hunting lodge feel. Pleasant staff with efficient service over a business lunch. The gumbo starter was tasty as was the pork so pretty good from my seat. My colleague had the wild combo. Pretty handy place with atmosphere

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Thank Rayzor57
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Thanks for joining us! More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this log cabin with cozy rooms serving fresh game and fish! Elegant salads and amazing service. This white table cloth dining is for special events prom night or the surprise wedding proposal I saw! Our labor day dinner was so beautifully prepared and delicious. So pheasant, I mean pleasant! A real treasure hidden in Houston near Memorial Park.Thanks... More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

So the salad was amazing! One of the best things I've ever eaten. My husband had the elk, pheasant combo and it was very good. The desserts are exceptional. I had the chocolate torte with ganache and tried my husband's bread pudding. I would come back just for the desserts alone (and the spinach salad) We are 2 + hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$120
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Ella Blvd, at East TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008-2701
    (East TC Jester)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 713-861-8666

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?