The Restaurant at Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Big Sky, MT

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Cuisine Description

We offer indigenous ingredients and local agriculture of the Northern Rockies. We seek to pair the flavors of our dishes with balanced and structured wines.

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Wine List Description
We aim to represent the best of the world’s well-known viticultural areas with special emphasis on the West Coast of the United States.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"Pan-seared Rocky Mountain Elk Company Farm-raised elk chop, roasted, local sunchokes, wilted baby kale, crispy shallots and red-wine demi glace."

Perfect Pairing
Start with Pol Roger Brut Champagne and Kumamoto oysters, proceed to the elk chop with Damilano’s Barolo Cannubi, and finish with Château Roumi’s Sauternes and dessert.

Wine Events
We offer private wine paired dinners in our Bacchus Room adjacent to our glass- and river-rock-encased 2,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine room.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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2013 Restaurant Features

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.