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Enigma Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
South Dakota's top fine dining destination offering internationally inspired organic cuisine.
Enigma Restaurant located downtown, provides the perfect location, atmosphere & cuisine for your first meeting of the day over breakfast, your high powered lunch meeting, your night on the town or for that very special occasion. The Enigma Restaurant, a AAA three diamond restaurant, is located at The Rushmore Hotel Rapid City/ Mt. Rushmore. Enigma, is one of the finest of Rapid City restaurants featuring elegant dining, specialty drinks fine organic wines & stylish service. Guests can enjoy our signature "Mystery Dinner" and daily specials.
Enigma Restaurant serves: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Room Service is available for Hotel guests 6:30am-9pm.
Part of the Enigma Restaurant is our, 445 Lounge, a non-smoking, upscale lounge, offering delicious martinis with premium vodkas, fine wines, organic beers, great music and a fun relaxing atmosphere.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am -11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (605) 716-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Fearon

  • Catering

    Booked through catering office only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room seating up to 35 people. We invite you to book your special event or company party with us.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan McDonald: (605) 716-7236

  • Neighborhood

    Rapid City

  • Cross street

    Rushmore Road/ Main Street

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. r

    rivmapweiorjg

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of three ordered mahi mahi, elk tenderloin and bone in veal chop. All were AWESOME!!! Wine list is good. Waiter was VERY good. Would go back in a heart beat!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is not my first visit to Enigma and certainly won't be my last. I enjoy going for the exciting and always delicious Mystery Dinner! Wonderful drinks, amazing food, great service, and so much fun guessing what the next course will be.
  3. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Once weekly patrons we've backed our visits off to once a month. Since the management change last June, Enigma just hasn't returned to its former self. The new menu is out and the filet we had was great, as was the grilled Caesar salad. However, the crab cakes have gone from sublime to truck-stop quality. But worse was the service. How do you neglect a table when there are only two full in the entire restaurant? Our server found a way.
  4. l

    love4food

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2013

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We have been to here several times.I had better service as McDonalds. The food was ok, not outstanding like in the past.My hubby and I had the mystery dinner.To start we had to asked to order drinks. With having the mystery dinner, the waiter did not tell us what were eating I had to ask .My hubby has a gluten allergy which I told open table prior he had no idea so I told him when we got there. With the main course, he brought us an unknown side, I asked him again what were were eating he said couscous, gluten intolerant folks can not eat that, which was fine because it was flavorless.Waiter forgot our forks for the dessert so we sat there for several minutes looking at the dish,which was not that great any way. Very frustrating.
  5. LD

    LuvDining

    South Dakota

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2013

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    My husband and I ate here because we had a coupon and were EXTREMELY disappointed in the quality and flavor of the food. The waiters were alright, but seemed to be in their own world. I had always wanted to try eating at this restaurant, and am very upset that I did. A complete waste of money and time.
  6. A

    Average

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    When we walked in I had high hopes after viewing the menu the day before. Unfortunately the service left quite a bit to be desired. Once our server warmed up to us (about 15 min later) he was ok, but sadly never did meet the expectations I had with the price and quality of the menu. We ordered the Mystery Dinner for Two which was actually quite fun and adventurous, and delicious. Although I was hoping for better service, overall it was a good experience.
  7. FS

    FallsShort

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband here for his birthday. We had the four course mystery dinner and my husband said it was the best meal he'd ever eaten. The flavor combinations were surprising and delicious! The wait staff was fantastic, too.
  8. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enigma went through a management change at the beginning of the summer of 2013. Many of the familiar faces are gone and we, too, took a several month hiatus. We returned this week and were pleased to be greeted by a former host, Peggy, and enjoyed a great meal. We had the salmon creeps, Caesar salad, and beef fillet, all done perfectly. We now stay away from the crab cakes as, sadly, they no longer use fresh crab. Back in the day they were the best that could be found anywhere! It's gratifying Enigma is able to keep up with their food quality. Finding a new staff that will sustain their tradition of excellence will be the challenge.
  9. NY

    NYPD1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was good. Everything else was just okay
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2013

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The service was good, however the food was terrible. I know the food was organic but that does not mean it should not be tasty. I ordered a basic steak & potatoes. The steak was riddled with fat which made it inedible. They need a new chef!
  11. l

    loveagreatmeal

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Armando, our server, was spot on. Very pleasant, professional service, perfect timing, and knew the menu very well. Ate here as the last meal on a very special 3 week trip with my daughter. Although we had some very good meals along our journey, this was the only place the meal was excellent start to fininsh. Maryland crabcake appetizers were made correctly. My pork tenderloins on quinoa and her elk dish, and shared dessert custard and fresh fruit all excellent and presented beautifully. We moved our reservation to an earlier time slot with no problem. Quiet so we could talk over our adventures and unwind before our trip home. What a wonderful place to finish out our vacation!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maybe the best martinis I've ever had. An extensive list of them, too. Great crabcake appetizer. Scallops were out of this world, as was steak. And dessert was also awesome. The only complaint I had was salad -- the lettuce wasn't so good, but this was a minor detail. Also, they knew it was our anniversary and didn't do anyting for that. But otherwise a wonderful experience.
  13. e

    ekzooks

    San Francisco

    219 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2013

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our waiter, Joel was excellent, but we found out the restaurant is in between a new chef and new management. Meals are being prepared by the old line chefs until a revamp occurs. It was ordinary but potential is there for improvement.
  14. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even with the recent change in management the Enigma still delivers consistently good food. We would, however, suggest you stay away from the once wonderful crab cakes. They have become very inconsistent and the days of using big chunks of fresh crab seem to be over. The Elk Medallions are still one of the best things on the menu along with the grilled Ceasar Salad.
  15. WH

    WayneH

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    For us, the menu was just the right size: a lot of items that looked good and it didn't take 5 pages to present. Presentation was also a "thumbs-up". Items that were supposed to be hot were HOT. We split both the salad and the appetizer and the wait staff did the portioning table-side. Nice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Easter Brunch Buffet. Find This Restaurant Through An Online Search. I Would Recommend To Everyone Visting Rapid City
  17. B

    Billybites

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in every respect! Wondefully creative & inspired menu.
  18. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We return again and again to Enigma. We appreciate the friendly service, the emphasis on organic foods, and the overall quality and presentation of their food. They are definitely one of the best eateries in South Dakota.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my wife's and I second visit to Enigma...twice blown away with the service, food was out of this world on both visits...we are looking forward to the Mystery meal on our next visit!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and went for Valentines day, 2013. The ambiance was out of this world. They made very table into a two person table with rose petals on the table. The staff was friendly and just plain outstanding. We always go here for special occasions but this time they really outdid themselves. The food was amazing. The lamb osso busco was fall off the bone. I did not need a fork. My wife had the lobster tail and it was equally as good. They proved once again why this is our "special" place to go.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Disappointed, I have been to Enigma many times, always a good experience until the last one. The food was poorly cooked and it took forever to get our meals. I don't understand it. Maybe a new chef or new management, but definitely not up to par. If I go back another time I expect much better.
  22. D

    Disappointed

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was average at best. Service ws the same. Food appeared to be prevoojed and warned to order. Disappointing experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved making a reservation through this site for Enigma! The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The table that was reserved for us, was decorated very nicely and waiting for us! It was a very special night thanks to the decorations and wonderful Mystery dinner! Our waiter Josiah was great! He was very on top of our courses and took our plates away when we were finished with each course.
  24. c

    clivis

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    part of dish was so salty I couldn't eat it....and I am a big fan of salt
  25. RG

    RichardG

    Denver

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It started out great. The restaurant set up the table special for our anniversary. We ordered the mystery 4 course dinner for 2. Down hill from there. It took 1 hour and 5 minutes for the 1st course of three shrimp to come out. In between we had asked for bottled water and another glass of wine which neither was brought to us. After 1hr and 45 min the entree was served. I was very excited because as the menu put it I was going to challenge my senses, and a delight for my palette. I was served a hamburger patty with mashed potatoes and veggies. That's right a $96 dollar meal consists of salsberry steak. The manager came out and said she would bring us something else. It was a little better (fish and elk medallions) but both were overcooked.
  26. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2012

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enigma just rolled out their new menu and it has some fantastic dishes. We thought the crab cakes were to die for, even if you we're presented them in a Maryland eatery! They are some, if not the, best we've ever eaten. The grilled Caesar is definitely a step up and well worth ordering. The Chai Pork is absolutely delicious. We look forward to our next meal to see what culinary pleasures await us with the rest of the menu!
  27. AW

    AnneW

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second time to Enigma and my second mystery meal. Joel our server was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about all of the 5 courses served. Great pairings! Compliments to the chef.
  28. DM

    DebbyM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a disappointment that the trout was not locally sourced but, that said, it was extremely well prepared. However, the pork was a bit overcooked. Overall the prices were a bit high for the food quality but the excellent service made the dining experience quite enjoyable.
  29. M

    Maggie

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2012

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The mystery dinner for 2 was superb. It won't disappoint.Server was too busy with other tables and forgot our drink order, but after that was coorected, she was great.The atmosphere is very romantic, the menu is very different in a good way for a hotelrestauarant in such a small town.I'd recommend Enigma to anyone.
  30. JC

    JC91011

    South Dakota

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We called ahead to request the bar tender make the signature drink from our wedding since it was our anniversary. When we got there, the waiter hadn't been made aware of this, but he put the order in right away and didn't charge us for the drinks! The food was very high quality and had great presentation. Every staff member in the restaurant knew we were celebrating an anniversary and congratulated us. We were given a specially decorated table and complimentary desserts. We did have a bit of a wait for our food as there was only 1 waiter on a Friday night which seemed odd, but overall it was the perfect place to celebrate a special occassion & we will DEFINITELY go back!
  31. C

    Coolheat

    Denver

    131 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had the elk tenderloin. Very tender, could cut it with a fork. Sauce was a little boring. Zucchini side was uninspired. Dining companion had the rack of lamb that was tasty. Service was very good.
  32. N

    Nana

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I'll go back the next time I'm in Rapid City.
  33. j

    johnnyg

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent including a visit from the Chef.
  34. L

    L1234

    South Dakota

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service were great, nice location.
  35. BS

    BSharpie

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hostess greeted by name "You must be ...". Server Christian was excellent & conversational, not at all intrusive. We were on family vacation over our anniversary, so came here for a special dinner. Food was excellent, very fresh w/lots of local produce and meats. Very good wine options. We did mystery dinner although there were many tempting entree options on regular menu. First course grilled pita triangles with tomato, mushrooms and, yummy. Next very good fresh green salad with house made balsamic reduction dressing. Entree was seared scallops, Brussels sprouts w/lardon, even and who doesn't generally care for seafood said were delicious. Dessert was super-fun deconstructed S'more complete w/smoke trapped under martini glass!
  36. FT

    ForkedTongue

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Really dissapointing, especially for the amount of money they charge.
  37. R

    Rutman

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great find, wonderful food, great service. It keeps us coming back time after time.
  38. S

    Shorteater

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    excellent menu and wine list, our server joel is fantastic and very attentive
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife there and the experience was amazing, the staff was very knowledgeable about Celiac Disease (no Gluten), the food was out of this world. It is a very romantic place. When I made the reservation I let the staff know that it was a romantic night out for my wife I, they set our table up with candles and rose petals to add a special touch
  40. HG

    HalGee

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Since moving to the Black Hills, we were faced with what to do for Easter brunch. For the past 10+ years we had lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming Easter and Mother's Day have been spent at Little America and we hold all other holiday brunch venues to their standard. What to do? The first thing that did come to mind was to see if/and what Enigma was doing off of a previous excellent dinner experience. We weren't disappoint. The sun dried tomato pasta salad, the peel & eat shrimp, along with the crab claws, as well as the smoked salmon with cream cheese were all excellent. You can't go wrong with omelets made with your choice of ingredients. Oh yes...the cheese blintzes! The only suggestion I would have is more dessert choices. See you Mother's Day

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Enigma Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rushmore Road/ Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Rapid City

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am -11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Fearon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (605) 716-0600

  • Catering

    Booked through catering office only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room seating up to 35 people. We invite you to book your special event or company party with us.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan McDonald: (605) 716-7236

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