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 Menu

Soup / Salads / Share

  • 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 Salad* A Half Lobster with Navel Orange Segments, Shaved Cucumber, Sesame, Honey & Mustard
    $22.00
  • Grilled Steak Salad* Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Cane Dressing
    $15.00
  • Caesar Salad Ciabatta Croutons
    $9.00

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
  • Pulled Braised Short Rib and Grilled Cheese Sandwich On Ciabatta Toast, 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

  • 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
  • Lobster and Black Truffe Risotto* Melted Leeks and Crispy Prosciutto
    $32.00
  • 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 Sage Brown Butter, Butternut Squash, French Feta, Smoked Mushrooms
    $22.00

Meat / Game / Steaks

  • Uptown "Hangtown Fry" Grilled Bufalo Hanger Steak, Creamed Spinach, Fried Oysters, Hollandaise
    $24.00
  • Overnight Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Smoky Cheddar Orzo and Broccoli
    $20.00
  • Fried 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 Saffron and Spinach Spätzle, Grilled Radicchio and Roasted Apple
    $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

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
  • Sweet Potato Curls
    $6.00
  • Garlic Kale
    $5.00
  • Smoked Cheddar Orzo
    $5.00

Dinner Menu

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 White Cheddar Organic Grits, Bourbon Bacon Gravy
    $14.00
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Bacon, Green Onion & Creole Mustard Butter
    $17.00
  • Smoked Wild Boar Ribs Apricot BBQ Sauce, Lodge Pickles
    $12.00
  • Duck Breast Ham Fingerling Potato Salad with Ale Mustard
    $11.00
  • The Lodge's Smoked Duck Gumbo Andouille Sausage and Wild Rice Pilaf
    $9.00
    $16.00

Salads

  • The Season's Leafy Lettuces** Golden Beets, Sheep's Milk Feta, Sultanas, Honey 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 and Black Truffle Risotto* Parmesan, Melted Leeks, Toasted Prosciutto
    $32.00
  • Rainbow Trout with Lump Crab and Pecan Brown Butter Crispy Sweet Potato Curls, Roasted Garlic Sautéed Kale
    $32.00
  • Decadent Lobster Thermidor* Whole Maine Lobster, Oyster Mushrooms, Cognac, Asparagus Finished Tableside with Dijon Mousseline
    $55.00
  • Parisian Style Gnocchi Sage Brown Butter, Butternut Squash, French Feta, Smoked Mushrooms
    $22.00
  • Honey Glazed Pheasant Breast** "Straw and Hay" Spätzle with Roasted Apple, Grilled Treviso and Braised Bacon
    $29.00
  • Overnight Braised Texas Lamb Shank* Big Butter Beans, Chard Leaves and Pickled Chard Stems
    $29.00
  • Grilled 16 oz. Cowboy Beef Ribeye* Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Tossed in a Warm Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette
    $46.00
  • Grilled 6 oz. Beef Tenderloin Filet Trufed Yukon Gold Potato Mash, Cheddar Creamed Leeks and Kale, Porcini Bordelaise
    $36.00
  • 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, Spaghetti Squash, 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
  • Pan Seared Gulf Red Snapper Andouille and Crawfish Studded Jambalaya, Spicy Buerre Blanc
    $29.00

Chef Added Extras / Sides

  • Buttered Lump Crab Meat
    $15.00
  • Half Lobster
    $25.00
  • Seared Foie Gras
    $19.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
    $6.00
  • Butter Beans and Chard
    $7.00
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Curls
    $6.00
  • Fried Gulf Oysters
    $8.00
  • Jalapeno & Bacon Cheddar Grits
    $6.00
  • Roasted Garlic Sautéed Kale
    $5.00

Sunday Brunch Menu

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

  • Rosti Potato Wedges and Toppings Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche; Shredded Braised Buffalo; Pulled Pork with Guajillo; Avocado Pico de Gallo
    $7.00

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
  • Thinly Sliced Duck Ham & Pimento Cheese Duck Fat Biscuits, Lodge Pickles
    $11.00

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
  • Uptown "Hangtown Fry" Grilled Bufalo Hanger Steak, Creamed Spinach, Fried Oysters, Hollandaise
    $24.00
  • 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
  • Red Flannel Buffalo Hash Shredded American Bison, Old School with Two Eggs
    $20.00
  • 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 Menu

Dessert

  • The Nudge Our Lodge Coffee Drink. Amaretto, Brandy and Coffee Liqueur Topped with Whipped Cream
    $12.00
  • Lemon Ice Box Pie Gluten Free Graham Crust
    $8.00
  • Chocolate & Ancho Ganache Torte Brandied Cherries and Chantilly Cream
    $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
  • Cheese Service Artisan Cheeses and Accompaniments
    $14.00

We Are Wild About Sundays!

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

Sunday Suppers

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

Bar Menu

Main

  • 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
    Per Qt. To-go $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

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