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Wine Cellar Restaurant
Wine Cellar Restaurant

Wine Cellar Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.winecellarrestaurant.com
  • Email: wine@winecellarrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (605) 718-2675
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday:3:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    closed Sunday and Monday
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Pamela Light
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: During summer season the City runs a Trolley, the stop is half a block away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample free street parking downtown as well as free parking in the evenings at a corner street lot or the city ramp, each only a short 1/2 block away.
A word from Wine Cellar Restaurant
Wine Cellar Restaurant, established in 2001, features European and Californian Cuisine. We are located in a 100 year old building in the heart of Historic Downtown Rapid City 1/2 block from the City Centre "Main Street Square" .

Relax in our intimate restaurant at our wine bar, in the main dining room, the cozy indoor back alley or seasonal sidewalk patio. Our talented Chefs will prepare your food to order using the freshest seasonal ingredients including fresh wild-caught seafood. All deserts are house made such as our signature "bittersweet chocolate flourless cake". The wine list changes regularly so that we may offer new wines to our guests as we discover them! About 50 of our wines are available by the glass and taste and we have an exceptional reserve/library/vertical list as well. The beer menu has a variety of the best domestics and imports including seasonal favorites

Relax and enjoy your evening at Wine Cellar Restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent dinner with my three adult daughters. Reasonably priced- with wine averaged $30/person. Did ask for the music to be turned down. It was a bit loud for the atmosphere I thought."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "one of our favorite dining spots food is always good/fresh many choices for entrée's, great service"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Wine cellar is a consistently great reataurant with unique creative food offerings and excellent and changing wine lists. The service is excellent 98% of the time."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, great wine and great food. A must try for those in Rapid City"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Overall, it is an amazing restaurant. The large plate was a very small portion of food and was about $40 for the plate. The food tasted great, and it was a great experience"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is the cutest restaurant I have been to in Rapid. There's tables and a bar in the front that's perfect for a dinner out, or even just wine and dessert. But there's also a more intimate dining area in the back, where all the tables are separated by cloth, so you have the perfect amount of privacy for date night or an anniversary, without being cut off from the rest of the restaurant. The food was absolutely incredible. I went for Valentine's Day, and they created a special menu for the that weekend. It was so good, that we wished we could order one of everything just to take home with us. I can't to go back and try their regular menu. If it's even half as good as that night, then it's still the best menu in town."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've once again enjoyed a wonderful meal the Wine Cellar Restaurant. We were greeted promptly and warmly, with fine service throughout, and had great food that was quite delectable. The chef seems to have a creative touch with his/her cookery, and of the dozen or more times we've dined here, we've never been disappointed. The wine list is extensive, as one might expect of a dining establishment with this name. We had a superb Valentine's Day dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a little too expensive for our tastes. It would be nice if the prices were on line"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. I appreciated the informed servers and chef regarding Gluten free food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "what a great evening (again)…the staff is knowledgeable and attentive, the food is outstanding from the small plates (personal favorite tonight was the house-made butternut squash ravioli) to the entrees…tonight I had the salmon and it was perfect, with a cherry almond sauce that made me want seconds! We shared a bottle of exceptional wine with our dinner and finished w/2 individual size bottles of champagne (how fun!) while we shared a house recommended bittersweet chocolate flourless cake, oh wow!!…need I say more? This place needs to be visited many times a month! I can't wait to go back :)"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This restaurant is always excellent. The service is top notch, the food is creative and high quality. The ambience is very nice, overall one of the best restaurants in town."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The restaurant provided a quaint atmosphere. The food provided unique flavors and was delicious. The staff were very friendly ans helpful in selecting a wine that would work for a table full of different tastes. They provide complimentary soup shots and their soup was excellent. The plates averaged in the mid 20 range. Very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Right here in Rapid City, SD…real food! We eat here often! They prepare our food when we order so it is as fresh as making it at home (but you're not!) whether we feel like a light dinner of small plates or their (delicious) european pizzas with a beer or a perfect full dinner and a good bottle of wine (nice wist!!) we can get it here! And the desserts…well, they are out of this world…so don't skip that part!! If you live in Rapid City…this is the place to become a regular! If you're passing through….EAT here!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Coming from Denver, we are a little spoiled with dining options and had just average expectations for this little restaurant. They really exceeded those, both with the food quality and the service! We highly recommend this little gem to anyone who wants a delicious meal and an attentive staff."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We surprised ourselves with The Wine Cellar Restaurant. The food and service were impeccable! We had the small and large plate seasonal specials and they were made to perfection. This wine list was primarily west coast wines, with many good choices. Their service was stellar! Their 'back alley' is a charming and intimate spot, however the one table at the end of the 'alley' has become too noisy from a new neighbor's refrigerant compressor. It could be workable for some, but not for us. The server graciously apologized and moved us to another table. The best part of their service is their 'slow-food' serving pace. We never felt rushed. We will return!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great service, beautiful presentation, delicious food! Our favorite restaurant in Rapid City for all occasions. Thankful they are here to serve us!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We were promtly greeted at the door by Jme, the manager, and provided menus quickly, but from that point the service went downhill. It was 15 mins before our wine order was taken; 10 mins later to have it served. Once the dinner order was placed it took 50 mins for the first appetizers to make an appearence. Not sure what was occuring in the kitchen but this is totally unacceptable nor was an explanation provided. The food was semi well prepared, the scallops were cooked beautifully, the salmon to be prepared medium rare yet when served was over cooked but not sent back due to fear it would take forever to get it redone, and the buffalo skweers were overcooked. Hope this was an service/cooking aberation because this place has potential"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "After reading other reviews I had found elsewhere I was really expecting a much better experience. What we found when we got there was more employees than customers. There were 5 workers standing around the bar area. I understand that there are slow times, but if you are taking a break you should do so in the break area. The wine list was very good although our server seemed to lack some knowledge as far as wines were concerned. The food menu was fairly good with enough options. After ordering we received crackers that were very bland. The salad was quite good. Overall the presentation of the food was done quite well. The food quality was good, but for the price we were expecting either much better taste or larger portions."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I loved the menu. Remember most items are small plates, though. I would have loved to try the pumpkin special but it was too expensive at $11. Overall the food was delicious."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "If you are looking for dinner suited to celebrate a special occasion, this restaurant will not disappoint. We really love the chefs specialties for each night. To top off your evening, a must have is the flour- less chocolate cake with caramel sauce and sea salt!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Second time there. My wife and I enjoy it because it really does exemplify a place where you go for the quality of the food and the experience as opposed just the quantity. We did sit outside this time. It was a busy evening with a concert a block away. Still we enjoyed being outdoors, but you need to have a good tolerance for passers by."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The reservation was great! I asked for a table away from the mainstream and they provided that. Courses were served in perfect timing. We were able to visit and sit without being hassled to move out for more customers (we were there for just over 2 hours). The food was very good. The portions were right (we aren't big eaters so the portion might be small if you are expecting a very large meal). Prices are steep and I would not recommend bringing children. There are only a few tables, so I would recommend making a reservation. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Just in Rapid city for a short time but loved this gem of a restaurant. The food was fresh & cooked to perfection (in fact our entire group ordered a second serve of the scallops entre as they were Devine!). Wine was good, a little dark inside so we opted for the sidewalk table which was great to soak up the ambiance of the old town. Highly recommend to travelers or locals to check the place out. S"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "This is such an amazing place! Great food wonderful staff who are very knowledgable in food and wine. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 8/9/2013