About Rain Uptown
Renowned chef Pierre Gabelli, brings high end Northern Italian cuisine to the South West. Menu items include, but not limited to, exquisite dry-aged steaks from Kobe beef to French-cut bone-in ribeyes, flown-in never frozen seafood from scallops to Maine lobster, as well as seasonal entrees as well. We cater to those with high standards in food, and those that refuse to compromise. We also are proud to offer the only exclusive martini bar in town, and wine selection that tops all in the city. The pastas we offer are not only made daily, but they are made with an imported customized machine shipped from Italy. This allows us to offer our guests a wide array of pastas ranging from gnocchi, fettuccine, angel hair, bow tie, ravioli, spaghetti, rigatoni,tortelli, fettuccine green and much more. This is truly the closest you can get to Italy without a passport or leaving town. We like to invite you to taste what has all of Lubbock buzzing over the hottest place to eat in town.
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every weekend as well as select weekdays, we offer our lounge guests live music ranging from local artists all across West Texas, to local magicians that bedazzle our guests until the real show -- that is your food, arrives at your table.
When it comes to catering, very little restaurants can offer a two-time IRON CHEF winner to cater your event in however way you please other than Rain Uptown. Our Catering services are extremely flexible to include all kinds of parties and sizes, from weddings to board meetings; we do it all. We can cook on location, as well as a food presentation if needed. Let us come wine and dine you where you are if you can’t come to us!
Open parking in front of building (handicapped accessible)
Private Party Facilities:
We have a secluded Venetian room that can accommodate up to 60 guests away from the main dining area to offer your party the privacy you wish for. The room is equipped with custom lighting as well as a retractable projection screen if you so choose to use it. All services are extended to the party room as well as exclusive menus.
Private Party Contact:
Clinton Shipman: 8067985900x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Rain Uptown Ratings and Reviews
We were staying overnight on the way fro ...
We were staying overnight on the way from Breckenridge to Houston - and found this great dinner place via Open Table.
Their spinach pasta with the curry chicken was not only unusual but delightful.
Their wine list too was not a run of the mill winelist with some hard to find wines on their.
Kudo's to their sommelier. From a Houston pricing perspective the place is very moderate in price. We all loved our food!
The restaurant is located in a strip center but the owners have done a very nice job. There were even Palazzo style floors.
Our 9 year old wanted just plain pasta with meat sauce which while not being on the menu - our server graciously brought out. The service was timely and attentive.
We were there on a Tuesday night so it was not too crowded. If you live in Lubbock or go to Tech you should all go to this place for a great experience:)
Perfect for Mother's Day or just a nice dinner
I suspect they are always busy on Sunday's as their brunch menu is very enticing. Be sure and try a Bloody Mary! (go spicy) Although very busy, they honored our reservation and seated us almost immediately. Our server had worked here previously and was returning after a long absence. He was not to have been assigned a section that day, but was. I do not want to base my impression on their service based on this day. He forgot my salad, but our entries arrived within a reasonable time and was hot and delicious. (Chicken Parm..we were not in the mood for brunch on this occasion. We have had dinner here before with excellent service and again, our meal was very good.
I went to Rain last Saturday for brunch ...
I went to Rain last Saturday for brunch with some girls before a bridal shower. We were SO excited for Rain's brunch and flavored mimosas, but the bartender was not available (or hungover because it was 9am on a Saturday morning) and no one else in the entire place was "allowed" to make drinks. Not even the manager! We even offered to get behind the bar and make em ourself a! The bartender showed up right as we were finishing our meal and finally got us some drinks. Luckily our waitress didn't make us pay for them, but still! BRUNCH IS NOT BRUNCH WITHOUT MIMOSAS!!
Good Italian Fare
The food at Rain Uptown is really good, as well it should be for the asking price of most of the entrees. Service was attentive, but not generally knowledgable about the menu as a whole. Good, but not outstanding, which is what we expected based on the recommendations we received.
Try the Escargot. It may be the best that I have ever had.
The dining area is a separate room from the bar and is quiet and elegant without being too much. There are food items available here not offered elsewhere in town. The Fettuccine di Roberto (spinach noodles) is excellent. There have a very nice cheese tray as well. The wine selection is good but a little pricey.
Best Italian in town
I took my wife to a romantic dinner, and she loved it. The food was delicious, it was better than the food we ate back in our trip to Italy. The waitress was so helpful, and she took good care of all our needs. This place is quite expensive, but it is totally worth it if you are celebrating romantic or professional situations.
I was taking a chance to go back since previous time, food was cold, service below par.
Happily surprised, food was good, service was very attentive and the whole experience was very pleasant. Probably will get a table rather than a booth.
Euro feel .....
All pasta made fresh in house. Chef Pierre is the real thing! I had the lamb with risotto which was delicious. Veal Marsala was another winner. And the hot fresh euro bread is so good! I know I'm gushing but the food is just so good, as is the service and the martini. Love the escargot.
35$ for macaronis
I tried the lobster tail with macaroni and cheese. The latter was good, but the lobster tail was a joke, more of a shrimp tail, really disappointing especially for 35$...
Plus 1 hour after the opening the sea bass was out as well as fruit purée for cocktail... Really bad.
I tried contacting them on their CB page but they never answered...
Enjoy the Rain
We have been to Rain Uptown many times and have enjoyed every meal, but to varying degrees.
Try to sit in the main room, the service there has always been prompt and correct. The bar area is a fun atmosphere but the service is very slow and you find yourself flagging down people for drinks and checks.
Nice dinner with associates from out of town
We had a group of 8 that we took to dinner that was visiting from CA and AZ. They loved the food and wine, everyone raved about the pasta. Our server was attentive and friendly. Only complaint was our table was very close to the kitchen door so at times it was a bit noisy, but nothing unbearable.
Overall, the atmosphere, service, & food were good. However, I suspect my entree sat waiting for a while when my husband's entree was a bit delayed. Consequently, the sauce on my pasta all but disappeared & made the pasta stick together. Despite this issue & also not being warm enough, I did like the components of the dish. Perhaps, next time, our entrees will be prepared at the same time.
They just can't seem to get it together
Rain Uptown has the promise of being the best restaurant in Lubbock, if only they could put it all together. They have trouble taking reservations or keeping the reservations in their book, they run out of (or don't even have) food, and their waitstaff is extremely variable in quality. Having eaten there several times recently I could take the best of each of the evenings and give them a perfect score, or I could take the worst and give them a perfect zero score. Sigh! I have given up trying to communicate with them about problems, as they don't respond to emails or to messages left through their website or even to their staff. If someone could communicate to the owner/chef/manager that customer relations is essential for a restaurant...
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