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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in South Dakota

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in South Dakota? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Harvester Kitchen by Bryan restaurant
4.9
4.9 (691)
$50 and over
American
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
Innovative American Cooking with Welcoming Hospitality. Multi-course dining offering two menu experiences: Chefs and Plant-Based. For our latest Discovery Dinner experiences see dates, details, and reservations at https://www.harvesterkitchensf.com/events/

Harvester Kitchen is a contemporary restaurant with a focus on the time-honored belief of warm, welcoming hospitality. Chef-owned, operated, and focused on innovative American cooking based on classic old-world techniques. Harvester Kitchen by Bryan is located in downtown Sioux Falls (DTSF) on 6th Street, near Phillips Avenue, with sunset views of the iconic Old Courthouse clock tower. The windowed loft-style space is in the historic Harvester Building. The restaurant is a scenic 1/2-mile walk from the impressive Falls Park and the waterfalls of the Big Sioux River. And is a few steps away from the Arc of Dreams, the centerpiece landmark sculpture of the DTSF sculpture walk, spanning the Big Sioux River.
Top review
BobbyChowe
Dined 7 days ago
I've been following Chef Bryan for about a decade but the stars never aligned for me to be able to try his food. Me and my wife decided we where done waiting for the stars to align and scheduled a trip. We drove the 1200 miles to Sioux Falls to the beautiful historic harvest building that chef and his family spent painstaking time turning into an absolutely stunning interior space both warm and inviting with all the charm of a project given so much love and attention. We decided to share every course on the menus (all three, 20 Courses) every dish that came out was as outstanding and exciting and beautiful as the last we finally realized why the stars never aligned for us because Bryan has all the stars there with him at The Harvester's Kitchen By Bryan. Every member of the staff was warm and inviting the where as attentive to our needs as I have ever seen once more when there sommelier heard we where there on a special trip she found out what my wife and I favorite wines where and then bought us each a glass of exactly what she new we would love. Chef brought our last course to the table himself where we had an amazing conversation for 10 minutes or so it was such a personal touch that made us feel so important and cared for that after we left my wife and I actually found ourselves crying about the experience in happiness to anyone wondering if this restaurant and this team of beautiful people is worth the visit I promise you from the bottom of my soul you will not regret your decision Chef Bryan and his team will provide you with a 3 star michelin quality experience without the pretentious atmosphere you fined at most restaurants of this quality thank you from the bottom of our hearts Team Harvester's Kitchen we had one of the best meals of our lives.
A photo of Morrie's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1755)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
Timeless Taste

Morrie's Steakhouse strives for dining excellence. Think back to a time when legends lived. Old Hollywood. Jazz classics. Sophistication with an air of unpredictability. Back then, dining was a complete experience. Outstanding cuts of meat. Crafted cocktails. Unforgettable interactions. At Morrie's, we recapture that timeless taste.
Top review
scottsvip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent all around. Food was exceptional, service was very good and waitress new menu and ingredients and cooking methods! Atmosphere is very nice and the place is spotless.
A photo of Parker's Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (983)
$31 to $50
American
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
Parker's Bistro is a quaint restaurant located in downtown Sioux Falls. Opened in September of '09, Parker's has enjoyed being an important addition to the downtown experience. Our mission is to provide excellent food quality paired with exceptional drink and service. Parker's strives to utilize local organic ingredients with fresh fish flown in twice a week for the very popular weekly fish special. In addition, Parker's has an extensive wine and beer list as well as a full bar.

Here at Parker's, we believe in the total experience and each detail that goes into the experience. Please understand that the typical time to dine a full meal with us is around two hours and sometimes longer. When making a dinner reservation, please consider that timing if you have to enjoy another obligation afterwards.
Top review
Bill
Dined on May 28, 2024
I had seared scallops, and they were fantastic. Our waitress was outstanding: very good and very thorough, she was very pleasant!!
A photo of Maribella restaurant
4.9
4.9 (675)
$31 to $50
Italian
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
Riccardo and Marybeth welcome you to their 3rd property, Maribella Ristorante. Opening R Wine Bar & Kitchen in 2018, and Vespa Catering and Brix Wine Bar in 2022, they have created a culture of hospitality for guests who feel like family. Riccardo was born in Florence, Italy and moved to Boston when he was 5-years-old. He stayed in the Boston area for college and attended Tufts University. Marybeth, born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, moved to Boston to be a nanny and went to Somerville School of Nursing. The two met in Medford, MA, dated and became engaged in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard in 1996. Relocating to Sioux Falls, SD in 1999, Riccardo and Marybeth have developed a reputation for making people feel welcome with their three boys, Dante, Berent, and Jaxon. Together with their hand-picked team, Riccardo and Marybeth bring the best parts of hospitality to life in their restaurants, for both their staff and guests. Executive Chef: Adam Schumacher, FOH Manager: Garrison Haatvedt
Top review
JohnM
Dined 7 days ago
Huge wine selection with wine tasting on occasion.
A photo of Jake's Fine Dining restaurant
4.6
4.6 (184)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Deadwood
About the restaurant
Jake's atop the Midnight Star is set in an elegant fine dining atmosphere complete with a skylight and stunning views of Deadwood. Offering seasonal menus that feature hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, and wild game. Start the night with an appetizer such as Escargot or one of Jake's specialty handcrafted cocktails. Pair your entree with a glass or bottle of wine from our ever-evolving wine list. Finish the evening with a house made Chef inspired dessert or after dinner drink. Whatever you choose will be fabulous as we only use the highest quality ingredients and create everything in house! Exceptional service will complete the ultimate dining experience in Deadwood.

** Please Note that our Elevator is out of service at this time. Access To Jake's is STAIRS ONLY. **

(Jake's Fine Dining does not offer a children's menu.)
Top review
PhyllisD
Dined 7 days ago
Another great experience at Jake’s. Had the pork chops! Delicious! Wait staff great! Michelle was awesome!
A photo of R Wine Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (557)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
Riccardo was born in Florence, Italy and grew up in Boston, MA. Marybeth, a Sioux Falls native, ventured to the east coast as a nanny and then nursing school in Somerville, MA. The two met, fell in love, and became engaged on Martha’s Vineyard island. Moving back to Sioux Falls in 1999 and working at several area restaurants, they opened R Wine Bar in 2018. As owners of R Wine Bar, Riccardo and Marybeth are passionate about one thing: people. They believe that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. With a curated wine list, local craft beer on tap, and beautifully executed menu, Riccardo and Marybeth are thrilled to bring R Wine Bar & Kitchen to the East Bank of Downtown Sioux Falls along with their General Manager, Jane Allen, Assistant Manager Bailey Bernal, Sous Chef Caleb Carr, Sous Chef Esteban Gonzalez, and Culinary Director Adam Schumacher.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and great service. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Legends Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (66)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Deadwood
About the restaurant
Located in beautiful downtown Deadwood in the Historic Franklin Hotel is Legends Steakhouse. Legends provides an excellent dining atmosphere. Serving only the best quality food, featuring all hand cut Certified Angus Beef steaks that have been aged for 28 days. Legends also serves a variety of seafood. The shrimp crepes are a must try. You can enjoy great unique appetizers and mouth watering desserts. Legends has a full bar and an outstanding wine list with over 80 wines to choose from. The service at Legends is top notch, all of our servers are friendly and very educated on all of our menu items. Come to dine at Legends and you will not be disappointed. Legends has been rated #1 on Tripadvisor for over 8 years.
WE WELCOME WALK-INS!!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
One of the best steak dinners I’ve had. From making a rez to getting updates prior, Legends nailed it. They offered a wide selections of steaks and seafood along with the best Caesar salad I’ve ever had. Filet and NY strips were cooked to perfection and the Au Grauton potatoes were a great side option. Prices were way below a typical steak house making dinner at Legends an experience to remember. Service was outstanding!!
A photo of Nonnas Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (155)
$30 and under
Italian
Lead / Spearfish
About the restaurant
Nonna's Kitchen
With an environment that blends architectural and familial history with modern Tuscany styles, the warmth and welcome is as tangible as the delicious scents floating from the kitchen. Nonna's Kitchen is locally owned and operated by Nancy and Darren Manzari. Nancy takes on the role of Nonna, meaning grandmother in Italian, both in the eyes of her grandchildren and of the public she loves to feed. Preparing her family recipes and sharing that food with anyone who comes to her table has been a passion her whole life. This is what Nonna's Kitchen is really about - when you dine with us, you are dining with family and friends!
Top review
denhirl
Dined 5 days ago
A must stop in a visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota!
A photo of Minerva's - Sioux Falls restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1985)
$30 and under
American
Sioux Falls
About the restaurant
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.

Join us at Minerva's!
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SherriP
Dined 2 days ago
Pasta wasn’t hot enough for me. Waitress was efficient but not exceptionally friendly. Otherwise a great experience.
A photo of Dakotah Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1721)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Rapid City
About the restaurant
We’ve always believed that dining should be a social occasion, a time when friends, family, and coworkers can enjoy great conversation over a great meal.

We believe in supporting our local artisans and staying connected to our Black Hills community. At a time when the area is growing and expanding, we are striving to keep the flavor of the region alive.

Inspired by the history of this area, both the aesthetics of the building and the diversity of the menu are true to our local roots, something no nation-wide franchise can duplicate. Certainly, there are other steakhouses out there, but none like ours.

From the first design to the actual construction, we have focused on creating a balance between upscale dining and a casual atmosphere-crafting a chic steakhouse where the kids are welcome too.

The rest is easy-buy the very best meat possible and prepare it correctly.

Named "Best Restaurant in South Dakota" 2015 by Business Insider
Top review
Joannevip
Dined 1 day ago
Dinner at Dakotah Steakhouse is a must!!! Having been to many New York City Steakhouses. I have to say I was extremely impressed!!!!! The decor of the restaurant was warm and cozy and very clean!!! The ladies at the host stand were delightful!!! Very friendly and great at what they do!!! The food was absolutely delicious!!!!! Our steaks were perfectly cooked and out of this world!!!! Shrimp cocktail was awesome!!!! The shrimp were big and chilled to perfection served with an amazing twist on a traditional cocktail sauce. The tap beer was ice cold and fresh as could be. Our server Kat was fantastic!!! Her recommendations were spot on!!!! She treated us like we were VIPs!!!!! Lastly came our check and We could not believe how unbelievably reasonable it was!!!! An excellent dining experience from start to finish!!!!!!
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