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Rainbow Lodge

#38 of 7,082 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
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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Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PRO'S: We came here to celebrate birthdays and realized we should be coming more often to visit. This is a carnivores delight. The hunting lodge interior design including fireplaces is a great setting. We all had grilled or smoked wild dishes. The assorted grilled game of quail, buffalo, venison and lamb proved to be excellent. My starter beet salad was... More 

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

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our 6 year anniversary and from the moment we walked in the decor was unique, we had reservations and had no problem being seated quickly. Our server JoJo was awesome with the recommendations she had I had he choice of the day which was bison at chefs temp and if was really good had a gray experience.

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Thank Jonathan A
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thank you for spending your special day with us we appreciatte your feedback and hope to see you back soon More 

Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rainbow Lodge never disappoints with tasty food combinations in a very unique atmosphere. From the location off Ella to the restaurant itself, you would never know you are actually still in the city once you get there! The food choices include a variety of flavor combinations that you will likely find nowhere else and the wild game selections make this... More 

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Thank nutrgirl
Management response:

So glad you enjoy your time here every time, thank you and hope to see you again soon More 

Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I very rarely write negative reviews and I know places can be hit or miss, but after the rave reviews I've heard about this place, I had to try it... We were a group of 6... After, seated we ordered a bottle champagne, which was flat and tasted very off... the wine guy came over practically offended and offered us... More 

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Thank todd e
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Your opinion and experience means a great deal to us we are so sorry to have upset you. May we contact you directly to make this up to you? More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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605 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Regardless of the reason you want to enjoy a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere with very friendly and attentive staff, Rainbow Lodge is the place to dine. It is located in a rather unusual place but worth the drive. I miss the old location on Memorial Drive but at least the food is still exceptional.

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Thank Dianne W
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Thank you we appreciate your feedback hope to seeing you again soon More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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
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Thank you for your feedback We are looking forward to your next visit More 

Houston
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?