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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

42950 Gallatin Road, PO Box 160336, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59716
406-995-4132
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Price range: $10 - $50
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 191
Transit: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
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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Bozeman, Montana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently came here on business with Eagle Mount Bozeman and brought a small group of women wounded warriors here to stay and eat. The breakfast was beautifully catered and tasty. Our last night we chose to eat at the Lodge as well, and it was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I would highly... More

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

About 25 of us stayed at Rainbow Ranch last month for a 3 day conference. The attendees were from all over the country, including major metropolitan areas. For them especially, staying at RR was an extraordinary relaxing experience. First of all the setting is beautiful and the conference room is right next to the river - not a typical setting... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My now-husband and I are still reeling from an incredible wedding weekend at Rainbow Ranch. We can't say enough amazing things about the food, the scenery, the staff — our wedding was truly the stuff dreams are made of. We listed a few must-haves when we began talking to vendors — amazing food, a gorgeous natural setting, the freedom to... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Big Sky. The view was beautiful. Wait staff and hostess attentive. Food Excellent! The portions were just right. Everything was perfection, from the amount of attention we received - not overbearing or too talkative, they were there just when we needed them for as long as we needed them. No salt necessary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner last Friday with our son at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. It was such a wonderful evening. The atmosphere was perfect with the sun setting casting a beautiful glow to the mountains, our son enjoyed skipping rocks in the river and we sat outside and took it all in during dinner. My husband had... More

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Big Sky, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our annual Strings Under the Big Sky July event at the Rainbow Ranch was a huge success! The excellent staff at the Rainbow made everything look so festive and beautiful, the guests were happy, the buffet was out of this world, and the chamber music was world-class. There were so many compliments going around. I think I can speak for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful setting - inside and out. The fanciest place we ate during our Big Sky vacation. Food was good. Our waiter, Chad, was excellent. We would go back on our next visit.

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Missoula, Montana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful when I called for a reservation, and also later when I called to confirm my reservation. They greeted us at the door and even opened our car door to assist us with coming into the restaurant. The staff was very attentive and professional. The food was served promptly and our water glasses kept... More

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rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your service at Rainbow Ranch! We pride ourselves on offering outstanding service & food. I would agree, the Pork Belly is one of my favorites as well! I am sorry to hear that all of the entrees... More

Cadillac, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had visited this restaurant with our family on a couple prior occasions over the last 5 years. Our most recent visit was last Saturday. We had made a reservation a couple days previous and were advised that the earliest we could be accommodated was 7:30. We arrived a few minutes early, but were asked to wait in a lounge... More

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rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm happy to hear that you have enjoyed coming to Rainbow Ranch for the past 5 years. Please accept my apologies for any expectations not being met regarding portion size & service last Saturday. I'm not sure what occurred with your service challenges on... More

new york
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

With so many positive reviews my expectations were high, but my party of six were all sadly disappointed in the portion sizing of all courses ordered. The taste of the dishes was on point as well as the service but for the money I think the sizing of the portions was far less then expected. We are all seasoned travelers... More

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rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for joining us in our dining room and for your review of our property. I am happy to hear that the food and service was "on point". Please accept my apologies for any expectations not being met regarding portion size. We are continually taking guests feedback & making improvements. Should you have further comments, please contact... More

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