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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

) #3 of 12 Restaurants in Gallatin Gateway $$$$, American, Contemporary
42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
+1 406-995-4132
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
21 Mar 2017
“Come for the happy hour, stay for the dinner!”
8 Mar 2017
“Happy Hour Good Food and Cheap Drinks”
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Late season skiing at Big Sky, heard there was a great happy hour at Rainbow Ranch. Beautiful property, great little half price app menu. While we were disappointed that they didn't have the pho due to the fact that they got the oxtail delivery late,...More

Thank Christopher E
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Chris! Thank you for the great review! I am glad you thought our food was as amazing as we do! I will let George know that you had a great experience with him. Don't be a stranger... Warm Regards,

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Ten of us met for Happy Hour at the Rainbow Lodge Restaurant's Bar and were not disappointed with the half-priced food and drinks. The waiter/bartender moved two tables together for our crowd and was very attentive and friendly the whole time we were there. I...More

Thank 70flame70
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for the 5 stars! Our happy hour is Big Sky's best kept secret! I am glad you found us out and I hope to see you again here sometime soon. And remember, we have live music every Saturday night from 5-8pm....More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Beer pairing during our stay was very informative and introduced some interesting flavor mixes. Great opportunity to enjoy local produce with microbrewery producers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. A great experience.

Thank Doug D
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you for the 5 stars! We love our local brews here. We take great pride in offering our local beers and train our staff to be knowledgeable in that area. I hope you have a great spring! Warm Regards,

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We used the Rainbow Ranch for a large group dinner and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the atmosphere because they even had live music. Also, we were impressed with the customer service provided by the...More

Thank skier992017
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello There! Thank you very much for your kind words and the 5 star review! We love hosting all types of parties and events and I am glad your group had such a wonderful time. Don't be a stranger and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

The espresso rubbed elk and bison short ribs were best ever! Beautiful, cozy spot on a snowy evening.

Thank kcady
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Yes! That is one of my favorites. Thank you for the 5 stars and please come back and see us again, sometime soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager

Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were the only guests in the dining room. We asked three times to turn the volume of the music from the ceiling speakers. Why couldn't they have turned it off? The live music from the bar (a lady playing a guitar) was so loud...More

1  Thank snowalker
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you for your review! I apologize that you felt our music was too loud for your dining experience. I also apologize that we didn't rectify the situation for you. We will take this into consideration when we have live music for your...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Rainbow Ranch restaurant is a favorite of ours and we visit almost every time we are in Big Sky. on this particular occasion we were very disappointed to have pretty substandard service. thankfully the food was excellent so it helped make up for it!More

Thank Gail S
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Well thank you first for the 4 star review. We want all of our guests to experience a high level of customer service and I am sorry we fell short in that area with you. I would love to invite you back and...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had just arrived at the Rainbow Ranch, and we were ready for dinner. This is a very quaint restaurant, with great views of the Gallatin River. We ended up eating from the Bar Menu. The Bar is located adjacent to the Restaurant. If you...More

Thank Chuck G
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Chuck! Again, Thank you for the great review! Our Burgers are to die for and enjoying them in our quaint lounge is picture perfect. I am glad you found us and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm Regards, Ryan...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

The service and food are great, but the price is too much. We eat at nice places but this place is ridiculous! Every part of the meal is a la carte and really adds up! One diner could easily pay $75 for their mealMore

Thank Montanalu
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Again, First off, Thank you for the amazing review!!!! We here at The Rainbow Ranch strive to source the best quality product for our guests as well as purchasing as much organic and local food as we can possibly get our hands on. As...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

The entrees were amazing. Service here is always excellent. Plan to come 30-45 minutes early and enjoy some of the custom cocktails in the bar. Their cellar is deep and thoughtfully stocked. Have dined here many times, and have never been disappointed.More

Thank Travis P
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Travis! Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Come back and see us again when we re-open for the winter season on December 15th! Shoot me an email if you are coming back this way as well. Again, thank you so much and...More

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LBurnett34
I saw something online saying the restaurant didn't open until June 7th? Just checking because we are staying here June 6th!!
18 May 2016|
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Response from Ash B | Reviewed this property |
Unless they're doing renovations, they should be open. We ate there a few months ago (March). Try calling them and see what's going on.
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Jane M
How far is it from the Summit hotel?
1 April 2016|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
It is about 14 miles according to Google maps.
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cindy662
Children's menu?
13 October 2015|
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Response from rainbowranchlodge | Property representative |
Hi Cindy from Greenwich, Thanks for your question. Rainbow doesn't have a printed children's menu but we do have children's offerings: burgers and fries, chicken strips and fries and mac and cheese. In addition, if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
    (Highway 191)
  • Public Transportation: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky  >  Gallatin Gateway
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-4132
Description
In our cozy restaurant on the banks of the Gallatin River, the culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. Our Charcuterie Platter features house-made delicacies from duck prosciutto and wild boar sausage with huckleberries to bison kielbasa with Guinness infused whole grain mustard. With an impressive array of entrees like Mesquite grilled, Espresso Rubbed Bison Hanger Steak, Sweet Corn and Brioche Stuffed Roasted Quail, Herbs de Provence Marinated Alaskan King Salmon or Pan Seared Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, it can be difficult to decide. Before you dive into your Rainbow Ranch culinary experience, relax into a cozy couch in our lounge while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail and sampling delectable bites from our small plates menu.