Consistently great food and atmosphere. Never disappointed.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sioux Falls premier dining.
Exceptional service, exceptional food; not just for special occasions. Exceptional salad bar.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Minerva's twice a month. The food is always excellent, the salad bar is wonderful and the service is superb.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Dining never wears thin.
Great Menu, very good wine list. Although a salad bar is unusual for this type of fine dining, it was one of the best, freshest, salad bars I have been to. Food was prepared just right, service outstanding.
I would definitly bring my spouse, family, for special occaisions. Great for business dinner. Noise level is perfect for conversation.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservations were easy to make. Host was gracious. Waitress friendly food was excellent
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
pleasant overall experience
The staff was professional and accommodating including the attendants in the reception area. We had excellent food and wine and great service.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was crazy that my sister
It was crazy that my sister in Mpls. found out we were there for a special event celebrating our son's graduation/passing boards/ and starting his new job! She called and paid for our dinner and we were all so confused and shocked by the gesture that it made for a memorable and especially fun evening. Thanks Minnerva's!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed being able to make
enjoyed being able to make reservation online... so convenient and the notes I made about our business group were taken into consideration and we were given a very private table. Truly appreciated. thank you!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the wine was awesome.
We had a fabulous time !
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's brings a different twist to traditional dishes and the flavors work well together. Try the crispy duck with lingonberry sauce it's delicious. If you are in the mood for a cocktail, the blackberry margarita was superb. Noise level is just enough to have a comfortable conversation without having to raise your voice. I will definitely return the next time I am in Sioux Falls.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sioux Falls Dining Gem
A must not miss stop in Sioux Falls. Great food, and service. Perfect all occasions. Don't pass on the salad bar, it is top of the line.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice place to eat
the dinning room was beautiful and the food was delicious.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal, Average Service
My girlfriend and I went out for our anniversary here and the food was outstanding. We both had steaks and they were extremely tender. We ordered our steaks the same temperature but came out quite a bit different. This doesn't bother me so I am not complaining. I just know, as a server at another restaurant, that other people would be appalled at this. We recognized our server from Red Lobster and we felt a little neglected with how often our server visited the table. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone willing to dress up a little bit for some excellent food! I believe our service was a rare occasion and Minerva's does have a staff of pristine servers.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall excellent with a few issues
Excellent service, food, and ambiance. My only complaint is that they do not turn away people that are not adequately dressed. I am not saying it should be a tie only place, but teenagers in ripped shorts and still wearing cocked baseball caps almost ruins the entire mood of the place. Also... This is not a kids friendly restaurant. There is no kids menu. Please do not bring your children, no matter how well behaved they are. I am not trying to be rude about it, just stating the truth. It is a romantic, adult restaurant. Treat it as such.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous weather, was seated immediately via Open Table Reservations. Our waitress surprised us with champagne, dinner, and dessert all pre-designed and paid by our son as an Anniv. gift. The waitress was happy to be a part of the surprise, attended our table cheerfully and responsibly, and courteous. We were impressed with Minerva's staff for following the instructions given by our son for such a lovely and enjoyable dinner experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
we ate at Minervas in Sioux Falls South Dakota after a special family occassion. There were 18 of us. Service was awesome. the food perfect. What an awesome salad/food bar for only 9 dollars per person. The atmosphere was lovely. So glad to have found such a gem in Sioux Falls
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent atmosphere and outstandin
Excellent atmosphere and outstanding service. Great food!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted lobster or grilled walleye. Didn't have either one
I ordered breaded walleye instead, but it was overcooked. Salad bar was outstanding. Service was excellent. Even rec'd free cake & ice cream for my birthday.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The model waitress
We are longtime fans of Minerva's but we had the best waitress I can ever remember having. She made our special occasion even more special with her perceptive service, friendly conversation and tips and advice. We were talking about someone we know who used to work at Minerva's, and she told us where he's working now, and it's at a new Minerva's-group restaurant. We can hardly wait to go there! She also told us when to expect the new Minerva's-group restaurant to open at the Western Mall, another place we're eager to try. Yes, we'll be back!
Our son said the mixologist working that nice was amazing, making drinks just the way they should be made.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meal at Minervas
The meals and service at Minerva's are always superb and this one was no exception.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband remembers first coming
Husband remembers first coming to your restaurant 40+ years ago. We stop in every time we are in Sioux Falls. Very much enjoyed our meal Wednesday night. Our server, Brian, was very efficient and friendly. Max was just as efficient and friendly filling water glasses and clearing tables. Great couple of Minerva employees!! We will be back! Very handy making our reservations on our way across the state.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fishy evening
One of the new features was a fish entree with a choice of halibut or mahi mahi. Both choices were delicious! It was obvious though that the halibut had been frozen, and we found that disappointing. We know halibut is currently out of season so it was probably not the better choice. Nevertheless, it was tasty. The lone beef eater had the hunters ribeye and was very satisfied with both the portion and the doneness.
We indulged in desserts: creme brulee and chocolate brownie something. Very decadent! And the coffee was the perfect finish. They brew a very smooth cup of coffee. We take ours black and it was quite wonderful.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Sioux Falls Gem!
My wife and I have spent many a Wedding Anniversary celebration at Minerva's in Sioux Falls. There is a reason that we return year after year. The ambiance is so perfect for a romantic dining experience. The food is wonderful and the service is always terrific. Thank you Minerva’s for another wonderful Anniversary celebration.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a super lunch with my son, his wife, their three year old, and my daughter-in-laws mother. The waitress was very accommodating and treated the three year old very well. The server went the extra mile to ensure the three year old was happy. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious. We especially enjoyed the desserts.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made a reservation here for my boyfriend and I's one year anniversary, and I couldn't be happier! The reservations were easy to do online, and the staff was great! I actually brought in balloons earlier in the day to be set out on the table when we arrived to the table, and they were on the table all ready to go. Our waitress was very nice, and the restaurant surprised us by giving us a free anniversary dessert, and lots of staff wished us a happy anniversary, it was great!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's is probably my favorite restaurant in Sioux Falls. The food is always excellent and the ambiance always feels so classy! My husband and I had 2 different salmon entrees and they were both excellent - tender, moist and tasty. We also always have to end our meal at Minerva's with their Creme Brulee and it never disappoints us! This restaurant is definitely a place to go to have a special night out!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really liked being able to be seated right away because of our reservation. The server was kind and thoughtful. We even got to chat with one of the servers we knew. Overall, a great experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's is a favorite restaurant of mine! The food is always amazing!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's is still one of my two favorite places to eat in Sioux Falls and has been for years. I have taken friends from out of town here and they have been impressed and pleased. Whenever I tell someone I live in Sioux Falls and they have been to town, Minerva's is always mentioned by them as a favorite, as well. I have never been disappointed.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were out with a group of friends for a meal. The food was not the quality that it has been in the past, but the service was excellent. It was not busy that night so we were able to sit and visit. Minerva"s is known for their salad bar and it is not quite the experience that it was. All in all, we enjoyed the evening.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, good food
Wife's dish was excellent, my fillets were not as good as past visits. We dined late on a Friday night, will try again earlier in the evening. Service was excellent. Great selection of drinks.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's is. as usual a wonderful dining experience. I was especially impressed that we were seated as privately as possible just as I requested and that we were congratulated on our anniversary several times. We take special note of the service in every place we dine and you always deliver.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Minervia's for our 4th ann. The mode was great, food was awesome, and service was outstanding. This was a Wednesday night so didn't know what to expect. Seems like it doesn't matter what night you go, everything was perfect. Booked a reservation on OpenTable.com. Immediate seating when we got there.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks were great. We
The steaks were great. We were very pleased with the food and service.. We will be back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minerva's has always been
Minerva's has always been top-notch, and this visit was no exception!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could use a little better
Could use a little better sound dampening throughout the resaurant
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food
Minerva's has a great menu and great service. The best salad bar in the city.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Minerva's for our 25th wedding anniversary, and it was great. Great food, fantastic service. Only very minor suggestions for improvement - we were sat right next to a group of eight businessmen out for a business dinner. Although they were not boistrous and were very professional, (and I'm sure spent a lot of money!) it would have been nice to have had a little more quiet, private table - there were many available. (And I could have asked for a different table, but I didn't.) Also - the online menu needs to be updated. I was ready for the mushroom stuffed filet from the late summer/early fall menu posted online (August through October), but at the restaurant, they have a different September/October menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived and we were seated right away. Ribeye and Minerva's salad bar was great with lots of choices. Good food and price was suitable for the environment.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
They are remembered fondly when celebrated at Minerva's. We have been dining at Minerva's since the 80's and never have we been disappointed.
We made reservations for seven using Open Table. It was a special evening requiring needed requests. Of our five guests, the oldest was 95, while the youngest guest was 85. We needed a round table with the uneven number, seven total, we needed extra room for canes and walkers, and we needed an understanding server. Our purpose was to celebrate my wife's birthday with these special friends. Our table was round, it was situated so no stairs were encountered. Our server was excellent. The food fantastic, and the experience for all very memorable. We highly recommend Open Table, and Minerva's.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Usual
By far Sioux Falls best restaurant...excellent food, served hot....friendly service. Great salad bar!
Would highly recommend to any newcomer to the area.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Lives Up
I have not visited Minerva's in a while (I got married and had a kid, no time for fancy dining), but this is really THE place to go in Sioux Falls for fine dining. We went for our anniversary and would recommend the steaks. It is always nice to go someplace where it actually makes a difference whether you order it medium-rare or medium-well.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our dinner so much
We loved our dinner so much we went back for lunch the next day!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxing atmosphere, great wine, food was excellent for all my friends, few issues with mine, but overall great experience
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. Salad bar was well worth the extra money.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I both added the full salad bar to our meals and it was great.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Minerva's always pleases
My husband and I enjoyed Minerva's again Friday night. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the duck with orange sauce. The lignonberry sauce has been too sweet in the past, but the orange sauce was just right. We opted for no appetizers, as the salad bar has plenty of tempting items and is an inexpensive way to begin a meal.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date night dream
My husband and I were visiting Sioux Falls and were referred to Minerva's for a romantic evening. We're so glad we took our friend's advice. Atmosphere was perfect, noise level was low, service was excellent, and the food was delicious! We highly recommend Minerva's!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had our anniversary dinner there. It is a restaurant that we spent time at 35 years ago, and it is still there, and much better than ever. We both highly recommend it for the food and the ambience! Drove there from the Twin Cities specifically for our anniversary dinner.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all had the salad bar and
We all had the salad bar and the 2 who feasted on salad bar only had plenty! Wonderful flavor and variety. Of course getting wonderfully cooked duck was a rare treat!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM