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About Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC
Rainbow Ranch Lodge is proud to offer world class Montana ranch-to-table cuisine, originating from the finest and freshest products available. We use the highest quality, fresh, locally grown and conscientiously raised products from regional producers, which help inspire us to create culinary and visual masterpieces.
Rainbow Ranch dining is at once, relaxed and refined, with unsurpassed views of the majestic Gallatin River. House made specialties such as duck prosciutto, smoked bacon and house cured salami's are enhanced by our award-winning wine list and hand-crafted, barrel-aged cocktails in an environment as inviting as its Big Sky Country backdrop.
Big Sky, MT 59716
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 4:30-6:00
Lounge: Monday-Sunday 4:00-10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Rainbow Ranch Lodge is pleased to offer our fantastic menu served by a uniformed chef in your private home. Please contact us for additional details: (800) 937-4132.
The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
Private Party Facilities:
The Rainbow Ranch Lodge features multiple venues for private dining. Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairings in the intimate setting of The Bacchus Room, located in our award-winning wine cellar. Or throw a party and dance the night away at the historic riverside Wedding Barn.
Private Party Contact:
Ryan Kunz: (406) 995-4132
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rainbow Ranch Lodge LLC Ratings and Reviews
We were very excited to have dinner here as many of the reviews were good. We unfortunately did not have a great experience. I will say the view is great with the Gallatin River rushing by and the small pond and grass area leading to the river. The wine list is good but heavily marked up expect to pay 1/3 again the normal restaurant price for a bottle. Not sure why but the piped in music was very loud and not appropriate to such a great setting. Service started very well with both the host and waiter being very friendly and attentive. The salads were very good a mixed green and the beet salad was excellent. Now for the not so good. We found the food to be very overpriced and extremely pretentious. Rock shrimp appetizers were small bread "cups" filled with cream cheese and maybe one very small chunk of shrimp in each one. After asking the waiter if the rib steak was good and assured it was I ordered a rib steak medium rare. What was served was a 1/4 inch thick untrimmed steak cooked past well done. The mushroom sauce was good but very few actual mushrooms and the sauce and steak where put on top of fries so they were soggy and not appetizing at all. My wife ordered the walleye topped with crab. This would have been good but it also was terribly overcooked and dry. Desert was OK, but nothing spectacular. After informing the waiter the steak was brutally overcooked he then was very unfriendly the rest of the meal. They did offer desert free, but an uneaten $42 steak is not the same as a $6 desert. If you are looking for a good, but expensive glass of wine and a terrific view this is the place. If you are looking for great food not so much. There are better options in the Big Sky area.
Great dinner . Pricy for sure. We had a steak and elk chops. The grass fed quality of the meat was extremely good. The wines were equally good. With dessert, we got to over 100 pp, so be prepared. The service was excellent, if a tad effete and formal. Less sincere than we like. Overall, it deserves the great reviews it gets.
For the third season in a row, this remains the best restaurant in the Big Sky area (down in the canyon). The pappardelle is one of the best entrees I've had anywhere. The chicken simple, but very good. The shrimp & grits appetizer is outstanding, scant on the grits, but with an exceptionally flavorful broth. Spacious, nice ambiance, with views of the grounds. Friendly staff.
One of the best dinners we have had!
I could have just had my appetizer, wild mushroom bruschetta, my salad, a warm kale, and my cocktail, a huckleberry vodka martini, and been happy, but then I would have missed out on the very fresh and scrumptious seafood.
Our servers were excellent had lots of information about the surrounding area.
As I've said before, The Rainbow Ranch keeps it real. While there have been a number of 'less than stellar' chefs over the years at this fine dining spot, the current Head of the Kitchen has my rapt attention!! The Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and the Berkshire Pork Belly Confit were stunning, and the Bison Ribeye was absolute perfection. Well done, RR!
We were looking forward to dinner at RR. We'd eaten there years ago and loved the ambiance and food. Unfortunately we were terribly disappointed this time. Our reservations were for 7:30, we arrived at 7:15. We sat at the bar; cocktails were good, bartender friendly. One bartender serving the bar and restaurant. We, and the couple at the bar next to us waited for at least 20 minutes for him to get the dining patrons served. We weren't too bothered because it was fun, but we got hungry! Found the hostess and were seated at 8:15. Ordered a beverage, salad and fish for each of us. Our drinks and salads arrived promptly. We continued to wait for our entree; assured it was on it's way (fish takes about 4 - 7 minutes to prepare). We continued to wait until after 9:00 when we saw the Chef chatting up a table in the restaurant; for at least 5 minutes. We left, hungry and disappointed. Other fantastic options in Big Sky. Farewell Rainbow Ranch.
Food, service and setting were very good. Portion was good for one but count on getting your own as it wasn't enough to share a plate. Would definitely recommend and return. We were very lucky to be there in the winter on a slow evening. While we were eating, a moose walked right along side the window which was an added bonus. If possible plan to stay here. Our experience was fabulous.
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