Rainbow Lodge

Meat-Centric American

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Overview

Housed in a storied log cabin on a creek bank on a wooded acre is the unique Rainbow Lodge, serving wild game- and seafood-centric American cuisine like rainbow trout with lump crab, duck gumbo or wild game mixed grill (elk, venison, quail, boar). Drink pairings include local beers on tap, classic cocktails and a well-rounded global wine list.

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Accolades

  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Rainbow Lodge

Lunch

Gumbo / Share / Salads

  • Smoked Duck Gumbo with Andouille Sausage and Wild Rice Pilaf
    $9.00
  • Taste of the Wild A Lodge Classic Featuring a Tasting of Wild Game, Smaller Portion
    $14.00
  • The Season's Leafy Lettuces Roasted Golden Beets and Raisins, Honey Black Pepper Granola
    $9.00
  • Fried Chicken Salad with Cheddar and Bacon. Lemon, Caper and Boiled Egg Dressing
    $13.00
  • Lobster and Avocado Salad* Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Creamy tarragona nd Lemon Dressing
    $24.00
  • Grilled Steak Salad* Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Cane Dressing
    $15.00
  • Caesar Salad Ciabatta Croutons
    $9.00
  • The Season's Tomato Salad Honey Compressed Golden Melon, Whipped Ricotta, Lime and Chile Salt
    $10.00

Sandwiches / Tacos

  • Lobster Roll Classic Lobster Salad, Toasted Roll with Lodge Made Potato Chips
    $24.00
  • Smoked Chicken and Gouda Pretzel Bun Sliders with French Fries
    $14.00
  • Braised Short Rib and Texas Redneck Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Ciabatta with Chips
    $11.00
  • Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders with Carolina Slaw and Mustard Dressing, Chips
    $10.00
  • Fried Shrimp and Oysters on Toasted Roll Creole Mustard Remoulade, Chips
    $12.00
  • Braised Wild Boar Tacos Shaved Radish Slaw, Guajillo Pepper Sauce
    $12.00

Seafood / Chicken / Pasta / Vegetarian

  • Light Lunch* Filet of Fish with The Season's Vegetables
    $16.00
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Crispy Bacon, Green Onion & Creole Mustard Butter. Garden Leaves
    $19.00
  • Gulf "Fish and Chips" Battered & Fried Flounder, Gulf Coast Tartar Sauce
    $16.00
  • Rainbow Trout Filet with Lump Crab and Pecan Brown Butter Crispy Sweet Potato Curls, Garlic Kale
    $23.00
  • Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes, Mushrooms, Tomato and Capers
    $16.00
  • Artichoke Chicken* with Capers, Mushrooms, Lemon Butter, Mashed Potatoes
    $18.00
  • Parisian Style Gnocchi Grilled White Corn, Summer Squash, Goat Cheese, Basil
    $15.00

Meat / Game / Steaks

  • Overnight Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Smoky Cheddar Orzo and Broccoli
    $20.00
  • Crispy Texas Quail Bites White Cheddar Grits, Bourbon Bacon Gravy
    $14.00
  • Chicken Fried Venison Cutlets Black Pepper Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas
    $19.00
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin Creamy Farro, Garden Squash and Blossoms Saute
    $18.00
  • Steak and Egg* Grilled Lunch Ribeye with Fried Egg, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
    $25.00
  • Mixed Grill* Game Sausage, Venison and Texas Quail with Potatoes and Green Beans
    $35.00

Business Lunch Special

  • Soup or Salad
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin or Daily Fish
  • Petite Sweet

We are Wild About Sundays

  • Mimosas until 3:00
    $2.00
  • Half Price Wines Start at 5:00

Burger Fridays

  • Wild Game Burgers
    $13.00
  • Champion / Winner! Houston Press Burger Bracket

Chef Added Extras / Sides

  • Buttered Lump Crabmeat
    $15.00
  • Half Lobster
    $25.00
  • Seared Foie Gras
    $19.00
  • Fried Gulf Oysters
    $8.00
  • Smoked Venison Sausage
    $7.00
  • Broccoli
    $5.00
  • French Fries
    $5.00
  • Garlic Kale
    $5.00
  • Smoked Cheddar Orzo
    $5.00

Dinner

Chef's Tasting Menu

  • Six Petite Courses of Seasonal Features and Lodge Favorites
    $79.00

Small Plates

  • Taste of the Wild A Rainbow Lodge Classic featuring a Tasting of Wild Game
    $16.00
  • Seared Sea Scallops* Morcilla Piquillo Risotto, Parsley, Parmesan
    $15.00
  • Pesto Grilled Gulf Shrimp Bruschetta Lemon Basil Caper Butter
    $12.00
  • Southern Fried Texas Quail Bites Texas Redneck Cheddar Organic Grits, Bourbon Bacon Gravy
    $14.00
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Bacon, Green Onion and Creole Mustard Butter
    $17.00
  • Pan Seared Sweetbreads and Wild Mushrooms Garlic Chives, Wine and Butter Finish on Toasted Brioche
    $11.00

Gumbo / Salads

  • The Lodge's Smoked Duck Gumbo Andouille Sausage and Wild Rice Pilaf
    $9.00
    $16.00
  • Lobster and Avocado Salad Easter Egg Radish, The Season's Cherry Tomatoes, Creamy Tarragon & Lemon Dressing
    $24.00
  • Summer Tomato Salad Honey Compressed Golden Melon, Whipped Ricotta, Chili Lime Salt
    $10.00
  • The Season's Leafy Lettuces Pickled Strawberries, Glazed Figs, Goat Cheese, Black Pepper Granola
    $9.00
  • Young Spinach Salad* Duck Confit, Toasted Mushrooms, Fried Quail Egg, Pecans, Gorgonzola
    $13.00
  • Caesar Salad
    $9.00

Lodge Features

  • Lobster Risotto* English Peas, Fava Beans, Local Wild Onions, Parmesan
    $29.00
  • Rainbow Trout with Lump Crab and Pecan Brown Butter Crispy Sweet Potato Curls, Roasted Garlic Sautéed Kale
    $32.00
  • Pan Seared Gulf Red Snapper Andouille and Crawfish Studded Jambalaya, Spicy Buerre Blanc
    $29.00
  • Pan Seared Duck Breast and Foie Gras Sweet Potato Puree, Dandelion Greens, Figs and Pecans
    $28.00
  • Parisian Style Gnocchi Sage Brown Butter, Butternut Squash, French Feta, Smoked Mushrooms
    $22.00
  • Grilled 6 oz. Beef Tenderloin Filet Potato, Green Onion, Purple Hull Pea and Bean Hash, Spiced Tomato Relish
    $36.00
  • Grilled 16 oz. Cowboy Beef Ribeye* Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Tossed in a Warm Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette
    $46.00
  • South Texas Nilgai Antelope Loin* Smoked Whole Grain Mustard Glacè Jalapeno and Bacon Studded Organic Cheddar Grits, Brussels Sprouts
    $45.00
  • Grilled North American Elk Chop Rolled Root Vegetable Enchiladas, Charred Tomato Ancho Mole, Garden Squash & Blossoms, Queso Fresco
    $49.00
  • Wild Game Mixed Grill* Elk Loin, Venison Medallion, Lockhart Quail and Wild Boar Chop Pan Roasted Potatoes, French Beans and Wild Mushrooms
    $41.00

Extras / Sides

  • Buttered Lump Crab Meat
    $15.00
  • Half Lobster
    $25.00
  • Seared Foie Gras
    $19.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
    $6.00
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Curls
    $6.00
  • Fried Gulf Oysters
    $8.00
  • Jalapeno and Bacon Cheddar Grits
    $6.00
  • Roasted Garlic Sautéed Kale
    $5.00

Sunday Brunch

Specialty Brunch Cocktails

  • Texas Bloody Mary Dripping Springs Vodka, Jalapeno Olives, Salt and Pepper Rim
    $10.00
  • Champagne Cocktail JP Chenet Brut, Bitters, La Perruche Sugar
    $7.00
  • Border Paloma Cuervo Traditional, Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice and Grapefruit Soda
    $10.00
  • The Streamer a low alcohol cocktail including Warre's White Port, Mint, Lemon
    $8.00
  • Hibiscus Margarita Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, Organic Hibiscus Liqueur, Cointreau, Lemon, Lime
    $10.00
  • Classic White Peach Bellini White Peach Puree, Sparkling Wine
    $8.00
  • Pineapple-Thyme Caddis Pineapple-Thyme Syrup, Ginger Ale, Lime (Alcohol Free)
    $5.00
  • Hare's Ear Lemon Spritz Lemon Cordial, Lemon Juice, Ginger Ale (Alcohol Free)
    $5.00
  • Traditional Mimosas until 3pm
    $2.00

Eggs / Toast / Tacos

  • The Season's Frittata* with Garden Vegetables and Local Feta, Salsa Verde
    $15.00
  • Chicken Habanero Sausage & Egg Scramble* with White Cheddar, Lodge Rösti Potatoes and Avocado Pico de Gallo
    $16.00
  • Crabmeat Omelette with Spinach, Mushrooms and Fontina, Fried Green Tomato and Peppered Bacon Side
    $22.00
  • Steak and Eggs* Grilled Chimichurri Rubbed Breakfast Ribeye, Lodge Rösti Potatoes, Two Eggs
    $25.00
  • Brioche French Toast Caramelized Bananas, Walnuts, Warm Maple Syrup, Peppered Bacon
    $14.00
  • Braised Bufalo Short Rib "Benedict" Poached Eggs, Texas Toast, Jalapeño Hollandaise
    $23.00
  • Wild Boar Carnitas Flour Tacos Shaved Radish Slaw, Guajillo Pepper Sauce, Two Eggs
    $14.00
  • Beef Tenderloin Carne Asada and Two Eggs* Black Beans, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Pico de Gallo
    $24.00
  • Mixed Grill* of Game Sausage, Venison & Texas Quail, Two Eggs, Blistered Jalapeños, Lodge Rösti Potatoes
    $27.00

Sausages / RÖsti Potatoes

Sausage - Ham - Bacon

  • Chicken and Habanero Sausage Link
    $7.00
  • Smoked Venison Sausage Link
    $7.00
  • Wild Boar Sausage Link
    $7.00
  • Duck and Jalapeno Sausage Link
    $9.00
  • Peppered Bacon 3 Slices
    $7.00

Signature Lodge Rosti Potato Wedges and Toppings

  • Smoked Salmon
  • Crème Fraîche
  • Shredded Braised Bufalo
  • Pulled Pork with Guajillo
  • Avocado Pico de Gallo

Gumbo / Salads / Share

  • Slow Smoked Duck Gumbo Andouille Sausage, Wild Rice Pilaf
    $9.00
  • Fried Chicken Salad White Cheddar and Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg, Lemon Caper Dressing
    $13.00
  • Lobster Salad* with Navel Orange Segments, Shaved Cucumber, Sesame, Honey & Mustard Dressing
    $22.00
  • The Season's Leafy Lettuces* Roasted Golden Beets and Raisins, Honey Black Pepper Granola
    $9.00
  • Caesar Salad Ciabatta Croutons
    $9.00

Sandwiches

  • Lobster Roll Classic Lobster Salad on Toasted Roll with Sweet Potato Curls
    $24.00
  • Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders Carolina Slaw, Mustard Dressing and Potato Chips
    $10.00
  • Grilled Cheese and Braised Short Rib Sandwich with Chips
    $11.00
  • Smoked Chicken and Gouda Sliders on Pretzel Bun with French Fries
    $13.00
  • Fried Shrimp and Oysters on Toasted Roll Creole Mustard Remoulade, Garden Leaves, Chips
    $12.00

South Texas Inspired Entrees

  • Chicken Fried Venison Cutlets Black Pepper Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas
    $19.00
  • Shrimp & Grits* Louisiana Flavors, Andouille Sausage, White Cheddar Organic Grits
    $22.00
  • Fried Texas Quail and White Cheddar Grits Bourbon Bacon Gravy, The Season's Berries
    $21.00
  • Gulf "Fish and Chips" Battered & Fried Flounder, French Fries, Gulf Coast Tartar Sauce
    $16.00
  • Rainbow Trout with Lump Crab and Pecan Brown Butter Crispy Sweet Potato Curls, Wilted Kale
    $23.00
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Crispy Bacon, Green Onion and Creole Mustard Butter, Garden Leaves
    $21.00

Chef Added Extras - Sides

  • Buttered Lump Crab
    $15.00
  • Half Lobster
    $25.00
  • Fried Oysters
    $8.00
  • White Cheddar Organic Grits
    $5.00
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Curls
    $6.00
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    $6.00

Dessert

Dessert

  • The Nudge Our Lodge Coffee Drink. Amaretto, Brandy and Coffee Liqueur Topped with Whipped Cream
    $12.00
  • RBL Lemon Ice Box Pie Graham Cracker Crust, Caramelized Bananas
    $8.00
  • Chocolate Mousse Terrine Peaches with Basil, Sugared Kumquats and Nuts
    $8.00
  • Warm Croissant Bread Pudding Whiskey Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
    $8.00
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
    $8.00
  • Tasting of Sorbets & Ice Creams
    $8.00
  • Mignardise for Two Share this Petite Dessert Tasting. Not available for banquets
    $10.00
  • Cheese Service Artisan Cheeses and Accompaniments
    $14.00

We Are Wild About Sundays!

  • Mimosas 10:30 am until 3:00 pm
    $2.00

Sunday Suppers

  • Half Price Wines
  • Comfort Food Entree Casual - Families Welcome
    $15.00

Select After Dinner Drinks

  • The "Nudge" A Rainbow Lodge Tradition! Coffee Drink with Kahlua, Brandy and Amaretto, Whipped Cream Topper
    $12.00
  • White Chocolate Espresso Martini Vanilla Vodka, White Chocolate Liqueur, Espresso
    $12.00
  • Italian Safari Amarula, Frangelico, Coffee, Espresso, Orange
    $12.00

Cognac, Armagnac and Brandy

  • Pierre Ferrand Reserve
    $18.00
  • Pierre Ferrand Selection des Agnes
    $40.00
  • Courvoisier XO
    $38.00
  • Hennessey VSOP Privilège
    $17.00
  • Rémy Martin VSOP
    $14.50
  • Courvoisier VSOP
    $12.50
  • Daron Fine (Calvados)
    $12.00
  • Cerbois VSOP (Armagnac)
    $16.25

Port and Dessert Wine

  • Fonseca, Bin 27, Finest Reserve
    $8.00
  • Warre's, Otima 20 Year Tawny
    $10.00
  • Graham's, 30 Year Tawny
    $20.00
  • Porto Rocha 1966 Colheita
    $38.00
  • Far Niente, Dolce
    $28.00
  • Royal Tokaji, Five Puttonyos
    $16.00
  • Inniskillin, Riesling Icewine
    $25.00
  • Joseph Phelps, Eisrebe
    $16.00
  • Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes
    $10.00
  • Blandy's, 10 Year Malmsey Madeira
    $12.00
  • Tio Pepe Fino Sherry
    $8.00

Bar

Main

  • Thinly Sliced Duck Ham & Pimento Cheese Duck Fat Biscuits, Lodge Pickles
    $11.00
  • Marcona Almonds and Roasted Olives
    $6.00
  • Griddled Gulf Shrimp Pesto Caper Butter
    $12.00
  • Wild Boar Carnitas Tacos (2) Guajillo Sauce, Shaved Radish
    $12.00
  • Grilled Hanger Steak Chimichurri
    $10.00
  • Fried Quail Bites White Cheddar Organic Grits, Bourbon Bacon Gravy
    $14.00
  • Artisanal Cheese Plate
    $14.00
  • Smoked Duck Gumbo
    $9.00
    $16.00
  • Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich House Made Chips
    $12.00
  • Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders (3) Carolina Slaw, Mustard Dressing
    $12.00
  • Fish and Chips Cajun Tartar Sauce
    $16.00

Happy Hour

Featured Wines

Sparkling Wine

  • Faire la Fete, Brut
    $6.00
  • JP Chenet, Sparkling Rose
    $6.00

White Wine

  • Vina Cartin, Albarino
    $6.00
  • Domaine Dupeuble, Chardonnay
    $8.00

Rose Wine

  • Domaine Souviou, Bandol
    $6.00

Red Wine

  • Scarpetta, Barbera
    $8.00
  • Angulo Innocenti, Nonni, Cabernet
    $8.00
  • Eugene LeBlanc, Chateauneuf du Pape
    $10.00

Domestic Beer

  • Shiner Bock - Shiner, Texas
  • Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn New York
  • Bud Light / Miller Lite

Draft Beer

  • Buffalo Bayou, 1836, Amber Ale - Houston
  • No Label, Nightmare on 1st St., Pumpkin Ale - Katy
  • Eureka Heights, Space Train, IPA - Houston Heights

House Martinis

  • Classic Gin
  • Vodka
  • Vesper
  • Gimlet
  • Martinez
  • Cosmopolitan

Happy Hour Bar Snacks

  • Pulled Pork Slider
    $3.00
  • Cup of Smoked Duck Gumbo
    $4.00
  • Marcona Almonds and Roasted Olives
    $6.00
  • Two Pesto Grilled Shrimp, Caper Butter
    $5.00
  • Two Fried Texas Quail Bites on Cheddar Grits
    $6.00

2011 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Classic/Old School, Romantic, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 861-8666
  • Private Dining Room: Yes