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Rainbow Lodge

#38 of 7,143 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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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

our experience at Rainbow Lodge was very positive. I made a reservation for a Sunday Brunch over the phone. We were a party of 11, 5 kids ages from 3 thru 9 and 6 adults. When we arrived at the restaurant the table was settled up already. The menu is rich and have options for all ages and taste. Our... More 

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Thank Renata C
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We are happy you joint us, thank you for your feedback it help us improve More 

houston
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583 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were six of us there for brunch and everyone loved their meal. I had the rainbow trout topped with crabmeat and the others had braised buffalo short ribs benedict, chicken fried venison cutlets and the mixed grill. The mimosas were delicious too. We were seated in a lovely dining room with a view out towards the wooded area. All... More 

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Thank houstontravelingfool
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We are glad everyone had a great time, see you again soon More 

Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Houston. Everything is always perfect, and the food is always magnificent! Their specialty is wild game meats and seafood, but the steak is top notch as well! I have always had amazing service here, and actually, my wife and I got married here! Perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a Sunday Funday at... More 

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Thank dkjones89
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Thank you we really appreciate your feedback, see you again soon More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Ambiance very nice, with log cabin features. Go and see the hand carved cypress bar. Food cannot be beat.

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

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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant experience was fantastic. The atmosphere was very interesting, engaging and fun. The food was even better. The exotic food choices offered at this restaurant is absolutely worth trying. I had the wild game sampler and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend the rainbow Lodge.

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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

My dad and I went to dinner on the way back home and I thought it would be better but the food was pretty nasty and didnt have enough season.

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Thank bawandavaughn
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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 

Houston, Texas
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 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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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 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
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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
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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 December 30, 2016 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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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 

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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
$41 - $120
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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?