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

Minerva's - Sioux Falls Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.minervas.net
  • Email: jbremmon@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: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (605) 334-0386
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been dining at Minerva's for 25 years, & overall, have been happy with it. The last two times, not so much. In December, the seafood risotto wasn't good, and was very much lacking in seafood. The walleye was tasteless & tough. We thought it just must have been an "off" night, so we waited a few months & went back Saturday evening. We both decided to try the walleye this time (either we are gluttons for punishment, or were unrealistically optimistic - not sure which.) My fillet was a good one that was cooked properly, but the outside was still tough & it was tasteless. My husband was served a skinny, overcooked, tasteless fillet. Disappointing! I must say, the salad bar has been consistently good! We'll get only that next time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant was among others close to my hotel on a recent trip to Sioux Falls. It was recommended by several people. Great variety of food choices, outstanding salad bar, full beer and wine selections, and a friendly server Suzie!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "You cannot get any better in Sioux Falls. The service and food are excellent. I would recommend that you have a reservation. It is well worth the visit."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Now granted we moved here from back east and have the finest of dining available at a moment's notice, however, this does not even come close to being just that. This restaurant was talked up by so many saying how amazing the food is, the atmosphere, the service, it's like no other in Sioux Falls. In reality, it's mediocre, over priced, and pretentious. For a Saturday Night you would think they'd have specials, not one! I am in my early 30s and the vast majority of the patrons were over 55 years old. The food is very bland and judging by the customer base, this is why. Not worth the $$$ we spent for a date night! Go to Carnival Brazilian instead!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I try to visit Minerva's everytime I'm in Sioux Falls. The menu is varied and has something for everyone - I always think I need to try something different, but almost always go back to the Puget Sound Crepe. It's amazingly good, and something I can't get anywhere else. Would not only highly recommend, but have taken lots of newbies here to introduce them - now they're hooked as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A very special dining experience every time we go! Great food (love the salad bar). Friendly staff. Exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I, along with two other couples, ate at Minerva's the other day and had a very nice time. Thank you for accommodating a special night. The restaurant was clean, the waitress was great, and the food was terrific."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Had to wait a 1/2 hour even with reservation. Host said due to big groups. Service slow and waitress had no personality or skill other than bringing our plate of food. Steak was good but baked potato was very small served and overcooked."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience. Salad bar is fantastic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "service was wonderful, food great-plus when we got our bill we were very satified with the price"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This well-established upscale restaurant continues to impress with a well-trained wait staff and a full-menu with food served on piping hot plates. I feel you get every dollar spent back in quality, ambience and service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Not as good as usual. This is my favorite place to eat. This time the Server was not great, and I did not like the fish of the day."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have dined here for thirty + years. Many restaurants have come and gone, while Minerva's still delivers with great food and wonderful service. The salad bar is a must!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It is always awesome. We save it for special occasions and always dress up, although it is not necessary. The servers are knowledgeable and very professional. We have traveled some, but always come home ,and say " ah Minerva's it's the best " ."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 7 for a birthday celebration. All the guests were fans of Minerva's so it wasn't difficult to pick a place to go. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and efficient. Our food, including the one of a kind salad bar, was delicious as always, and everyone's meals were done right. This is why we will always go back to Minerva's. There is a great menu with something for everyone, and you can't go wrong with your choice. Other restaurants should try to model themselves after Minerva's."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We always go to Minerva's for special occasions and this was one. We went on Valentine's day (I made reservations), and they did a wonderful job like always!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We took of for the weekend for the first time with no kids in two years. We heard Minerva's was the place to go and I have to agree. It was the best meal we have ever had. Fantastic steaks, wonderful salad bar, and fantastic service. Highly recommended! We are customers for life. We loved our experience so much we bought a gift card for or friends who where watching or kids so they could take a weekend off and spoil them selfless to a gourmet experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Really expensive but worth the cash for a couple hours out of the house. My Girlfriend and I had a two course meal with appetizer and a two drinks for $80.00, If it is a special occasion, go. If you are looking for a fun night, just stick to Outback, the price is half what it is here and the food isn't THAT much better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been going to Minerva's for over 30 years and it never disappoints. Food is alway delicious and the serve is perfect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the beautiful cherry wood-work, low lighting, candles - definitely a place to relax and enjoy your company & meal."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Minerva's is a time tested Sioux Falls favorite but I hadn't eaten there in a couple of years. My wife and I started with the calamari appetizer which was flavorful and a decent portion for just two people. I was a little put off that they had already run out of the special (prime rib) at 645pm on a Friday, but I decided to try a steak. I have had less than great steaks recently so my hopes weren't too high when I ordered the Hunters ribeye as my main course. It ended up awesome! Cooked and seasoned appropriately but it was also the most tender steak I have had in years! The entire steak was tender from first bite to last. We will be going back, hopefully soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I brought my daughter on a date to Minerva's and we had a great time. The Minerva's team helped me make my daughter feel special with staff that were attentive to her and a great kids' menu. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Everyone told me when I moved here that I had to go to Minerva's! It was everything I was told it would be. Great place for a date or get-together. I made it a special night for my brother and his fiance before they flew out to Florida for their wedding. I will be back!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Constantly had to repeat ourselves to the server even though we were speaking at a normal volume and he repeatedly forgot our requests requiring us to remind him (one of which was never filled). I had a buffalo burger which was slightly underdone, but not enough to say anything. That said, the rest of the meal was excellent and the bus boys and water boys were on top of their duties. Had some tomato zucchini soup from the salad bar and the dessert special was blueberry rhubarb crisp with cinnamon ice cream, both of which were superb."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Great experience and great food. All the staff is very friendly and polite."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Thanks for above and beyond service at the bar as you moved us to a table to continue eating as 2 friends joined us at the bar. After an hour you moved us to the table and we were exceptionally pleased with the service at the bar and with this move as you were exceptionally busy. Thanks, Gary Paulson"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Sure wish we would not have been seated in the middle of the traffic flow - it pretty much ruined the evening."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "By far my favorite restaurant in Sioux Falls. It is always good. Your classic upscale/classy restaurant. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We joined another couple for dinner prior to a show at the Washington Pavilion. The service was so great we were done a little early and had time to sit and visit. Super experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I stop by Minerva's every time I am in town. Great steaks and salad bar. Best place in town and not overly expensive."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "After reading all the reviews on Minerva's we expected the food would be awesome. I would rate it as average at best. The ribeye's are cut somewhat thin and not much flavor. I can cook a much better one at home or even purchase a better tasting one at the local pub. The hyped $2.50 salad bar was also somewhat lacking for selections. My drink got mixed up with the table next to me and they also forgot to bring the bread with the meal. Our checks came out at $45/person. I could have stayed in my home town and had better food for 1/2 that price. I have no idea what all those other people see as being special here. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "MY WIFE AND I CELEBRATED OUR ANNIVERSARY AND WE ENJOYED THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE FROM SALAD TO DESSERT, SERVICE WAS THE BEST WE COULD EVER REMEMBER."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Service and food was emmaculate. Cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Exceptional food and service. Great location.. Stupendeous salad bar!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Whenever am in Sioux Falls, I also arrange to have dinner at Minerva's. The ambiance is both elegant and friendly, food is great and I love the quartinos of wine in the wine list. A quartino is perfect for one person."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Decided to take my wife here for our 15th wedding anniversary. It was New Year's Eve, Snowy and frigid outside. We had a 2:30 PM reservation. We got slightly lost and by the time we found parking, it was 10-15 minutes after our reservation. When we got inside, the gentleman at the front desk informed us that 2:30 was the final "seating" for lunch, and so if we wanted to eat there, we could either have the cold salad bar or the "Bar Menu". No lunch menu, no dinner menu, the kitchen was closed to us. The wife did not want a bar menu, so we left. It would have been REALLY helpful to know this ahead of time. Who does things like that? You only get one 15th anniversary. Thanks, Minerva's, for ruining ours."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We made our reservations through Open Table months ago and when we were arrived (4 of us) we were put in a booth, which was very crowded. There were several tables around us with only 2 people at each table. I would think 4 people would rate a table before 2. Also service was a little sketchy. I realize it was New Year's Eve, but would presume that they would hire extra servers. We had to ask many times for more bread and butter. The walleye was over done, otherwise, the rest of the food was excellent. It was a good evening, which could very easily been an excellent evening with a couple changes."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We save Minerva's for special occasions, and are never disappointed! Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Our go to place to take our family and friends!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Minerva's always does things well. I'm a big fan of yours and according to my father, no Twin Cities restaurant comes close to you esp. in terms of value. My family, however, went there the Monday between Christmas and New Years [30-December]. Restaurant management didn't have any where near the waitress/waiter staffing that they should have for this time of year. It took far longer for our meals to arrive than the norm for Minerva's. Think we asked 3x for bread. Our waitress seemed wiped. Restaurant management: my finger is pointed at you for this as opposed to our waitress. Thank you."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had a family group. It was a fantastic lunch. The staff was magnificent and the food is the best in Sioux Falls. We were all delighted with the experience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013