The upscale Rainbow Lodge restaurant, open since 1977, served local Gulf Coast seafood and wild game before being a “locavore” was hip. They moved from their original locale near Bayou Bend off Memorial in 2006 to a historic 100-year old log cabin, which provides the perfect backdrop for the restaurant’s characteristic taxidermy, hunting and fishing collectibles. Despite the name, the restaurant does not have any accommodation, but the business casual establishment sits on an acre overlooking White Oak Bayou. Have a cold one at the Tied-Fly Bar, with a view of the rock-lined, terraced bayou, and when Houston weather is less than 90 degrees and 90% humidity, dining on the outside patio is lovely. On Sundays, the Lodge offers 99-cent mimosas and champagne for their weekly brunch making it one of the best Houston restaurants for a lazy afternoon.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Saturday from 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday from 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
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