Minerva's - Sioux Falls
Minerva's - Sioux Falls

Minerva's - Sioux Falls

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.minervas.net/
  • Phone: (605) 334-0386
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chad Howard
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Minervas private dining and meeting room is located in the lower level of Minervas Restaurant in historic downtown Sioux Falls. Our private meeting and dining room is perfect for all types of events.

    Think of Minervas when planning your events:

    ~ Weddings or Rehearsals ~ Corporate planning or award dinners ~ Financial presentation dinners ~ Holiday parties and events

    Lunch/Dinner Parties ~ minimum 20 guests, maximum 60 guests.

    Cocktail Parties ~ up to 70 guests.

    Menus Our staff can show you a variety of menu formats and ideas that have been successful four our guests. We can make suggestions and design a menu that best suits your event and budget. We will print a custom menu for your event.

    Room Charges We may request a room charge, based on the type of event, number of guests and services needed.
  • Private Party Contact: Jerry Bremmon 6053340386
  • Entertainment: Our Paramount Food & Cocktails, located within Minerva Restaurant offers live music every Friday and Saturday night 8:00PM - 11:00PM. Also offering a Happy Hour 3:00PM - 6:00PM Monday - Saturday and 8:00PM - 10:00PM Monday - Thursday. Offering discounted wine, tap beer and cocktails, also pizzas,appetizers, burgers, and desserts. Come relax by the fireplace or patio before or after dinner or have a seat at the bar and watch the game.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Street
  • Public Transit: Sioux Falls Area Transit(SAM) stop located just a half block east of Minervas Restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The parking options available to the public are street parking - free parking after 5:00 PM or two public parking ramps within walking distance to Minervas Restaurant.

    The closest ramp is located just a half block to the east of Minerva's on 11th Street. Entrance to ramp is in the far left lane of 11th street just pass Phillips Ave. The other available public parking is at 121 West 12th Street across from Washington Pavilion both ramps offer free parking after 6:00 PM and on weekends.
A word from Minerva's - Sioux Falls
Minervas Restaurant has been defining quality food and great service in Sioux Falls since 1977.

With a menu that offers everything from in-house aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood, Minerva's is definitely one to please every one's taste. Award-winning salad bar has been a business lunch and dinner addition favorite for many years. Enjoy the great taste and excellent service that has become a hallmark of the downtown Sioux Falls area.

Minervas also is pleased to be home to Paramount Cocktails & Food, an inviting lounge attached to Minervas, that offers a great happy hour plus live entertainment most weekends. Stop in for a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner dessert.

Minervas and Paramount also offer a spacious outdoor patio that showcases the heart of beautiful downtown Sioux Falls.

Join us at Minervas and Paramount today!
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Minerva's - Sioux Falls reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)romantic (49)good for groups (40)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (17)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Minerva's never disappoints.
    SFdiner
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Minerva's is a Sioux Falls original that never disappoints. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is soothing and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    DoubleCupVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Never been to a more overrated restaurant in my life. Only good part was the bartender Sid
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    dtsfdiner
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Love Minerva's ! Never disappointed ! The food was great and the service was wonderful as always.m
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike K
    MikeK
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Minerva's has always been a special place to dine. The most complete menu in the area. Service has always been top notch. We've always been pleased with all aspects of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    CoreyB
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our experience was very good. Server was very nice and helpful and made everyone feel comfortable. Bus help was good. Our only negative was that were seated at a table next to bussing station, but we needed a table for five so overall ok for the bar side. Never disappointed at Minerva's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always a great experience at Minerva's. None better that I know of.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter Brian
    foodlover53
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Brian was our waiter and was outstanding. He was fast, friendly and well spoken. He is a real asset to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Eh"
    DeeKay
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My house salad was room temperature rather than chilled. The bread we received with our meal was dried out. The butter was hard. The service we received on a Saturday evening was minimally attentive. The entrees were the same old thing served the same old way. At a neighboring table, a school-age boy was playing a video game with the sound on. The setting is beautiful, but overall we rated it as an "eh" experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sioux Falls Legend
    Shellz
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Visited on a Monday for family birthday donned- excellent service and ambiance! If you are looking for a classy restaurant in Sioux Falls this is the one of the best in the state!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Awesome place, and had an awesome time while I was there. I wish I could give 5 stars on everything, but this isn't a bad reflection. Only that I've had the opportunity to experience wonderful dining in other parts of the country. If you get a chance to visit Minerva's, take it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really super place
    GrumpyJoe
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Their menu offers such a list of "to die for" items, it's very hard to choose. My wife and I both had seafood and we both enjoyed our meals very much. My scallops came on cheese grits, some of the best I've ever had, and I'm originally from the south. The server was delightful as well. It was a great experience. One of the best places I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a wonderful time with friends we do not see often to the waiter was wonderful to not rush us and let us visit. It was our anniversary and he brought us a dessert and he was just very polite and gracious. I had the walley which was good but not like the normal food I get there. Overall the evening was great, thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome as always
    dtsfdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is one of our favorites. The food and service never disappoint. It is quiet with a relaxing ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mothercoffee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved our experience at Minerva's. Service was very attentive, even though the place was bustling on a Saturday night. I had the rib eye and my husband had the pork chop. Both were superb and presentation was flawless. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • afan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    we have been coming here for many years and have never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Minerva's offers an outstanding dining experience with exceptional food and excellent service. We will definitely go back when we are in Sioux Falls.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Love4food
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved your restaurant. Wonderful experience including the food, the service, the ambiance, everything!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steakhouse
    GMoneyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It is a steakhouse but plenty of other things. Salad bar is very good. My filet was cooked perfect and tender.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shorty
    Shorty
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We just enjoy coming here! It is great every time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pgpgpg
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    wonderful surprise great food and the recommended bordeaux wine was a great value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Kitchen coordination
    2jayhawkers
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great appearance but difficulty serving even warm food. Mushroom appetizer we sent back twice but still not more than Luke warm. Both of our meals were not close to hot. Potential of restaurant is great but serving temp of food is important. We would not return. We talked to the manager who was friendly but did not seem overly concerned.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining.
    GreatDiningguru
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our food was great and the atmosphere was excellent. Busy place. Don't pass on the salad bar. Something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passing through town and loved it!
    LisaR
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came across Minerva while driving into Sioux Falls after reading online reviews of the restaurant. It did not disappoint with the kids as well. The kids loved the salad bar! Our steaks were delicious. Would visit again if in Sioux Falls.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My Hamburger was not done, it needed to cook a little bit more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love Minerva's because the quality is alway guaranteed. Great atmosphere for a date yet laid back enough to go there with friends too! The service has always been wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Justaguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was not perfect, but very good. One of the best steaks I have ever eaten!
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  • Great Place
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We did not have the best waitress this time. Not attentive, did not bring exactly what we asked for. Had to flag her down to get a drink, drinks came slow. This is not our normal experience at Minerva's
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Loved the environment. Great place. Was my first time and definitely going there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal, Unfriendly Waitress
    JJMT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our family of four (2 adults, 2 teenagers) found you via Trip Advisor in a recent trip to Sioux Falls. The interior was nicely appointed and a better choice. We sat at the bar, got a drink and headed to the table. Our meal was outstanding, the food plentiful and the experience pleasant. Our steaks melted in our mouth, the cajun chicken pasta was amazing, and the seafood risotto was very good. Our only negative was our waitress (Deb) was very unfriendly, didn't greet us at the table initally and just didn't seem at all pleasant- perhaps she was just having a bad day, but even our kids were put off with her poor performance. Other than that however, we would recommend Minerva's to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 71 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 211 reviews are from the Minerva's - Sioux Falls reviews archive.
  • Our favorite go-to restaurant
    tmandfriends
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Minerva's is our very favorite restaurant and we celebrate most all of our special occasions there. When out-of-town company arrives, they also know that a meal at Minerva's will be on the menu during their stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serving size
    Fire4
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is great, but you don't get much for the price. A serving of asparagus is four small stems. The petite oscar is long on the petite, and short on the steak. The house merlot was average, at best. Eighty bucks for dinner (without desert), and we had to go home to get something else to eat. Nice for a special occasion, but you won't make a habit of eating here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING FOOD
    roadtrippers
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had read all the reviews and couldn't resist trying out Minerva's in Sioux Falls when we were passing through. What a great surprise to find some of the best steaks we've ever eaten! Excellent place to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    marino
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband ate here a few years ago and raved about it. On our vacation to Mount Rushmore we had the opportunity to eat there and it was everything I expected and hoped for. The lighting was perfect, not too dark, but very romantic. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable about the food and the various wines available. The prime rib was the best I've had. My husband loved his fish. Just as an after thought, I might add we were the youngest people in the restaurant and we are in our mid sixties. Not sure why this is unless it is an established place, almost like a neighborhood restaurant that has been around for a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    hectordflores
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything was delicious. Definitely the best place on Phillips St.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed34thaniv
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We arrived 10 mins. before 7:00 and were greeted and seated very quickly. Our server was prompt with the menus and came back at a proper amount of time. That is where everything went south. The kitchen staff must have screwed up my wifes order and tried to keep my order warm under lights. I had ordered the shrimp and scallop scampi and even I know you can't keep seafood warm under lights. The staff said they were sorry for the delay but that is no excuse for poor quality food. My scallops and shrimp were like rubber, my wife had the puget sound crepe and the shrimp on top were on the over done almost burnt side the sauce was almost like a thick gravy vs the light sauce it used to be. After 34 years this was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marvy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We moved away from Sioux Falls 24 years ago, before we moved we had eaten at Minerva's several times and really enjoyed the salad bar and outstanding food. We have now moved back and we're very pleased the salad bar and food are just the way we remembered. Minerva's is an excellent place to dine. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    CSchoen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I always have dinner at Minerva's when I visit Sioux Falls. It never disappoints - Minerva's is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The ambiance and service are excellent. I love the salad bar and the steaks and chops are always perfectly prepared. I particularly like the quartinos of wine - perfect for one person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long-time Running
    deadwoodbarbieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My husband and I have been eating here for decades; actually, our rehearsal dinner was here September 25, 1981! In the beginning, their specialty was crepes ... of course the menu has expanded a great deal. We still make sure to eat here every time we visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Madcougar
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food went for 5 year anniversary gave each other cards our waiter saw the cards and gave us each a free small slice of cake. Which was delicious lemon cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate