Enigma Restaurant
Enigma Restaurant

Enigma Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.enigmarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6057160600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am -11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Fearon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Booked through catering office only
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seating up to 35 people. We invite you to book your special event or company party with us.
  • Private Party Contact: Jordan McDonald 6057167236x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rushmore Road/ Main Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Enigma Restaurant
South Dakota's top fine dining destination offering internationally inspired organic cuisine.
Enigma Restaurant located downtown, provides the perfect location, atmosphere & cuisine for your first meeting of the day over breakfast, your high powered lunch meeting, your night on the town or for that very special occasion. The Enigma Restaurant, a AAA three diamond restaurant, is located at the New Adoba Eco Hotel Rapid City/ Mt. Rushmore. Enigma, is one of the finest of Rapid City restaurants featuring elegant dining, specialty drinks fine organic wines & stylish service. Guests can enjoy our signature "Mystery Dinner" and daily specials.
Enigma Restaurant serves: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Room Service is available for Hotel guests 6:30am-9pm.
Part of the Enigma Restaurant is our, 445 Lounge, a non-smoking, upscale lounge, offering delicious martinis with premium vodkas, fine wines, organic beers, great music and a fun relaxing atmosphere.
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Enigma Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)romantic (5)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Married Couple Date Nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had the mystery dinner with the wine pairing. It was a four course meal. Each of the courses were amazing, and they were things that I would not likely have ordered. Excellently prepared, absolutely delicious, and beautifully plated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was expensive
    tonjota
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went there and spent a lot of money and the portions were small. The food was okay but over priced for the amount we received. Will think about going back in the future.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the money!
    hateoverpricedfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We thought this was going to be a nice higher end restaurant based on prices of food. It was far from it. The food was good but I could have went to a nice food chain such as Texas road house and had just as good if not better steak and chicken for less than half of the cost. Very limited menu was surprised not to have more options for being a "nice" restaurant. Atmosphere was pretty descent until a bus tour group of 40 plus came in and stood all through out restaurant. It got very loud in such a small place. I could hardly hear my wife across the table with out her almost yelling. Very disappointed was suppose to be a special night. Will never go back and will definitely never tell any friends or family to go.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Fun 13th Anniversary Date
    vintageclub
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went all in and tried the 4-Course Mystery Dinner for 2. My wife and I enjoyed it thoroughly; each dish was very unique in its taste and presentation. The dessert was too rich for my wife to finish, but other than that we had fun letting the chef decide on a unique and unconventional series of entrees and appetizers for us. The atmosphere was very quiet and it felt somewhat uncomfortable really opening up in conversation together. Even our waiter barely spoke loud enough to be heard. It was very different than our usual spots but we're glad we tried it out and look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rapid city find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We found enigma on line when we arrived in rapid city, SD. At the hotel, people had heard of it as good, but had not been there. The food was excellent and the restaurant was quiet and relaxing. I can also say that the service was efficient and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitly worth finding this place!
    RandJ
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    After conference mtgs, bus trips, hundreds of people, area attractions, this place was a real find! Excellent and fresh food, prepared and presented well, attentive and friendly service, quiet respectable relaxing atmosphere. Treated like Queens and Kings. Off the beaten Main St. path, but totally worth finding! Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    RBJeanneVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    As a traveler I used Open Table to find a fine dining location. I was very disappointed. The menu on line was not what was offered. The waiter did not understand or know if they offered sparkling water. (They did.) The buffalo oso boco was tough. The chicken dish was described as having spinach in it but none was found. We were both disappointed with our meals. When traveling it would be nice to be able to believe the reviews.
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  • Missing Meal
    FamilyGuy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    While, ultimately, everyone in my party seemed to enjoy their food one of us waited for his meal while the others awkwardly started theirs. He waited and waited. - More than five minutes. This is an unpardonable breach of service. I would not give this place a second chance
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    special occasion
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  • Try the Mystery Dinner
    DocMan444
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My wife and I were visting the Dakotas and happened to stay at the Adoba Eco hotel where the restaurant is located. We glanced at the dinner menu and, based on what we saw, decided to try it out. We chose the four-course Mystery menu with wine pairings. The food was presented in a gorgeous manner and was delicious. And we tried things we would never have ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Enigma Restaurant reviews archive.
  • A quiet place for dinner
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Enigma. It's perfect for our 'date night'. On this visit we found the Asparagus Soup to be over salted. We tried the Eggplant Moussaka and felt it really should be listed as a "Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan." The vegetables where whole and near raw, which was a new experience in eating eggplant. While the accompanying sauces were very good, it's not something we will order again. The bone-in veal was done very well and we enjoyed the balsamic reduction that accompanied it.
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  • Lovely
    JsGirl
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We dined here on a frigid Saturday night, so the restaurant was really quiet. We had a very romantic date and the scallops were AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal and service
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Enigma has struggled over the past year to maintain their once excellent quality. Certainly our meal tonight was a definite uptick from previous meals. Our server was highly attentive and professional. We had the crab cakes, grilled Caesar salad, and the beef tenderloin, which was done to perfection. We also learned there will be a new chef taking over in a few weeks, so we are hopeful the Enigma is on the rebound!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Brownie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We enjoyed the dinner the food was great! It is on the spendy side but we don't eat like that all the time so was a nice treat for the 6 of us. The only complaint was the waitress, she was wonderful just did't get our drinks, dressings, etc very fast, she would forget. But, it was fine, we weren't in a hurry. The other main complaint was that we were sat at a table on the north side believe under a vent, and we were terrible cold, not just a little cold, a lot cold. And we mentioned that to the waitress and she said she told whoever about it. There are two vents on the ceiling and when they kick in it is very cold...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good-pleasant surprise
    rivmapweiorjg
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our party of three ordered mahi mahi, elk tenderloin and bone in veal chop. All were AWESOME!!! Wine list is good. Waiter was VERY good. Would go back in a heart beat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This is not my first visit to Enigma and certainly won't be my last. I enjoy going for the exciting and always delicious Mystery Dinner! Wonderful drinks, amazing food, great service, and so much fun guessing what the next course will be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slowly Sliping
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Once weekly patrons we've backed our visits off to once a month. Since the management change last June, Enigma just hasn't returned to its former self. The new menu is out and the filet we had was great, as was the grilled Caesar salad. However, the crab cakes have gone from sublime to truck-stop quality. But worse was the service. How do you neglect a table when there are only two full in the entire restaurant? Our server found a way.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Went there on an anniversary date and it was very romantic. I believe we were the only other ones eating there at 8 pm on a Sunday night. They had just gotten a new menu and we had the elk and a seafood pasta. The elk was super tender, but the sauce wasn't very good on top. The seafood pasta was pretty good it had shrimp and scallops. Definitely don't think any of the food was up to par with the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love4Food
    love4food
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We have been to here several times.I had better service as McDonalds. The food was ok, not outstanding like in the past.My hubby and I had the mystery dinner.To start we had to asked to order drinks. With having the mystery dinner, the waiter did not tell us what were eating I had to ask .My hubby has a gluten allergy which I told open table prior he had no idea so I told him when we got there. With the main course, he brought us an unknown side, I asked him again what were were eating he said couscous, gluten intolerant folks can not eat that, which was fine because it was flavorless.Waiter forgot our forks for the dessert so we sat there for several minutes looking at the dish,which was not that great any way. Very frustrating.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    LuvDining
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My husband and I ate here because we had a coupon and were EXTREMELY disappointed in the quality and flavor of the food. The waiters were alright, but seemed to be in their own world. I had always wanted to try eating at this restaurant, and am very upset that I did. A complete waste of money and time.
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  • When we walked in I had high
    Average
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    When we walked in I had high hopes after viewing the menu the day before. Unfortunately the service left quite a bit to be desired. Once our server warmed up to us (about 15 min later) he was ok, but sadly never did meet the expectations I had with the price and quality of the menu. We ordered the Mystery Dinner for Two which was actually quite fun and adventurous, and delicious. Although I was hoping for better service, overall it was a good experience.
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  • Best Meal Ever
    Happycouple
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Took my husband here for his birthday. We had the four course mystery dinner and my husband said it was the best meal he'd ever eaten. The flavor combinations were surprising and delicious! The wait staff was fantastic, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hanging In There
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Enigma went through a management change at the beginning of the summer of 2013. Many of the familiar faces are gone and we, too, took a several month hiatus. We returned this week and were pleased to be greeted by a former host, Peggy, and enjoyed a great meal. We had the salmon creeps, Caesar salad, and beef fillet, all done perfectly. We now stay away from the crab cakes as, sadly, they no longer use fresh crab. Back in the day they were the best that could be found anywhere! It's gratifying Enigma is able to keep up with their food quality. Finding a new staff that will sustain their tradition of excellence will be the challenge.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpleasant Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The service was good, however the food was terrible. I know the food was organic but that does not mean it should not be tasty. I ordered a basic steak & potatoes. The steak was riddled with fat which made it inedible. They need a new chef!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent start to finish
    loveagreatmeal
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Armando, our server, was spot on. Very pleasant, professional service, perfect timing, and knew the menu very well. Ate here as the last meal on a very special 3 week trip with my daughter. Although we had some very good meals along our journey, this was the only place the meal was excellent start to fininsh. Maryland crabcake appetizers were made correctly. My pork tenderloins on quinoa and her elk dish, and shared dessert custard and fresh fruit all excellent and presented beautifully. We moved our reservation to an earlier time slot with no problem. Quiet so we could talk over our adventures and unwind before our trip home. What a wonderful place to finish out our vacation!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Amazing, amazing find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Maybe the best martinis I've ever had. An extensive list of them, too. Great crabcake appetizer. Scallops were out of this world, as was steak. And dessert was also awesome. The only complaint I had was salad -- the lettuce wasn't so good, but this was a minor detail. Also, they knew it was our anniversary and didn't do anyting for that. But otherwise a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In Transition, stay tuned
    ekzooksVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Our waiter, Joel was excellent, but we found out the restaurant is in between a new chef and new management. Meals are being prepared by the old line chefs until a revamp occurs. It was ordinary but potential is there for improvement.
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  • Great Choice for Special Occasion!
    SpecialOccasion
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Always have a great experience when we dine at this restaurant. Wonderful service, outstanding food and very accommodating. Especially great when there are special occasions and reasonable prices for amount of food/options you receive on the brunches!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Even with the recent change in management the Enigma still delivers consistently good food. We would, however, suggest you stay away from the once wonderful crab cakes. They have become very inconsistent and the days of using big chunks of fresh crab seem to be over. The Elk Medallions are still one of the best things on the menu along with the grilled Ceasar Salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For us, the menu was just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    For us, the menu was just the right size: a lot of items that looked good and it didn't take 5 pages to present. Presentation was also a "thumbs-up". Items that were supposed to be hot were HOT. We split both the salad and the appetizer and the wait staff did the portioning table-side. Nice.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Easter Brunch Buffet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Amazing Easter Brunch Buffet. Find This Restaurant Through An Online Search. I Would Recommend To Everyone Visting Rapid City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous in every respect!
    Billybites
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Fabulous in every respect! Wondefully creative & inspired menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Mystery dinner was terrific,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Mystery dinner was terrific, the entire group had a wonderful time and the food was outstanding! We will definitely be returning to this restaurant in the future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Consistently One Of The Best
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We return again and again to Enigma. We appreciate the friendly service, the emphasis on organic foods, and the overall quality and presentation of their food. They are definitely one of the best eateries in South Dakota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was my wife's and I second
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was my wife's and I second visit to Enigma...twice blown away with the service, food was out of this world on both visits...we are looking forward to the Mystery meal on our next visit!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife and went for Valentines day, 2013. The ambiance was out of this world. They made very table into a two person table with rose petals on the table. The staff was friendly and just plain outstanding. We always go here for special occasions but this time they really outdid themselves. The food was amazing. The lamb osso busco was fall off the bone. I did not need a fork. My wife had the lobster tail and it was equally as good. They proved once again why this is our "special" place to go.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We absolutely loved it. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We absolutely loved it. We had been there once before and came back on our way through town. Our server was one of the best I have ever had. The only complaint was that we got cold in the restaurant. It was a fabulous evening and we loved the food. We plan on coming back and bringing some family and friends.
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  • Disappointed, I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Disappointed, I have been to Enigma many times, always a good experience until the last one. The food was poorly cooked and it took forever to get our meals. I don't understand it. Maybe a new chef or new management, but definitely not up to par. If I go back another time I expect much better.
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  • Food was average at best.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Food was average at best. Service ws the same. Food appeared to be prevoojed and warned to order. Disappointing experience.
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  • Very romantic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We had a very good time and will return again when we are back in the area. Our waitress was top-notched in helping us celebrate our anniversary with the decorating of our table to her advice on the food choices, which was excellent. If your looking for a romantic place to go to the Enigma is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Absolutely loved making a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Absolutely loved making a reservation through this site for Enigma! The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The table that was reserved for us, was decorated very nicely and waiting for us! It was a very special night thanks to the decorations and wonderful Mystery dinner! Our waiter Josiah was great! He was very on top of our courses and took our plates away when we were finished with each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet