Minerva's - Rapid City

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Over the years, Minervas has led the way in the catering to the needs and desires of the region—from being one of the first to fly fresh fish to land-locked South Dakota to serving menu items reflective of the area, including native fish and wild game.

Minervas has been an icon for outstanding food and impeccable service. Guests rave about the diversely delicious menu, featuring everything from in-house aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood to classically authentic pasta.

Minervas’ highly regarded reputation continues to make the restaurant a favorite for celebrating special occasions. We've also served our share of famous visitors including presidents, movie stars, musicians, politicians and celebrities.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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2travelers
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top notch. They did a great job with social distancing the tables. Food was awesome and reasonably priced.

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Mitchell
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Table for 6 to celebrate a birthday. Typical atmosphere with less than pre-COVID crowd and servers. Took longer to get a drink than expected. Our meal was excellent after waiting quite a while for it.

Good restaurant dealing with current challenges.

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ClaireC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When I read that this restaurant was in a hotel, i had second thoughts but it was amazing! The food was delicious and service great. I would highly recommend it.

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vipPecosBill
Denver
69 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best "hotel" restaurants at which we've dined in our memory. Terrific menu and nice staff.

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ILovefood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great and the staff was very nice!
Ordered:
flatbread bruschetta. Lots of cheese with only a few tomatoes sprinkled on it.
Side salad was much smaller than I expected (even for a side salad). Had the shaved Parmesan chips which I like!
Penne pasta with vodka cream sauce, side of marinara. Asked for spicy and it was delicious!
Steak: very good!
Cocktails were okay.
Wine by glass limited so we order a bottle of the Silver Oak. Good!
In hindsight, we should’ve asked if we could bring our own and paid a corkage.
We were surprised to see the salad bar open during Covid 😱. They had a sign requiring people to wear gloves but nothing about masks. We didn’t partake.
It was our first visit, there to celebrate a special bday (which I noted on my res).
We were sat in the back by the stacks of high chairs and server ordering kiosk and maybe the bathrooms, which we didn’t like but they said was the only booth they had for us. Oh well.
The tables also have the little black plastic cups with sugar packets (like Denny’s) which I was also surprised about.
Overall, ambiance wasn’t exactly what we expected (pictured much nicer based on Open Table images).
However, the staff was great and our entrees were very good!

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JulieH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the parmesan/gorgonzola "encrusted" ribeye with mashed potatoes. Should have said "with melted parmesan/gorgonzola. Not crusty at all, but done well otherwise. Came with salad but no seasonal vegies as menu said. Our server said he'd been having issues with the chef/manager about taking shortcuts and brought us a side of asparagus. Mask was on 50% of the time but he said we didn't need to worry about him being healthy. "Tiramisu" had a very thick coating of whipped cream? on top but no cocoa powder. When we asked him, he said the chef said they didn't have any cocoa powder. The chef definitely needs a refresher on making quality, authentic tiramisu and providing a vegie side with the steak and potatoes. We did get salads which were good, but it's standard to get a salad AND vegie with your main dish. Used to be much better. Step it up!! Or you're going to lose more business unrelated to Covid. Server was very friendly and attentive and went out of his way to make our experience as enjoyable as possible.

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Rogero
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Needed gluten free, ordered from GF menu , still came with croutons!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Special was scallops on bed of risotto. Scallops were seared well and tasted very good. A little small for the price. Risotta was a tad undercooked, but had great flavor. Vodka salmon, Champagne chicken and seared salmon were all big hits with my party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Foods was all good, the steak was perfect.
But I'm writing because of the great hospitality and helpfulness. It was 10pm and we were having a hard time getting a ride back to the hotel
The manager gave us a ride, awesome!

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Bookfran
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely ambience. I enjoyed the salad bar, too.

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Bunny
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times before & always enjoyed it. We both had pasta dishes. Mine was the special, it was okay. My husband’s was really not good enough to bring home.
Service was excellent & helpful.

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Diane
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional--very friendly and efficient. The menu was limited due to COVID-19, however, everything on the menu looked fabulous. We were extremely pleased with our selections and would highly recommend Minervas.

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TerryG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would return there for special occasions anytime.

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JoeS
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One loud guest could be heard over 100’ away—friend of the staff—loudly bragged about his relationship with the chef.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Wife wanted a Filet for our 43rd ann. Did not have it on the menu but had steak tips, why?

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a get together with an out of town friend. The food was great, the service was exemplary, and I love the comfortable chairs and quiet place to visit! I always enjoy the Rapid City Minerva’s.

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ChuckF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive without being bothersome. Made recommendations and was very friendly.

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi gras

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope I come back soon! We really liked the presentation of the coconut shrimp and the steak was really good. Unfortunately I wasnt a fan of the parmesan wedge fries. Service was phenomenal and honestly the price wasnt to bad for a nice restaurant like Minervas!

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james
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I must say I was extremely disappointed. Made a Valentine's day reservation 2 weeks in advance. Arrive at 6:10 for a 6:15 reservation and am told there are 10 groups before us. They hadn't even sat the 5:45 reservations. Poor scheduling on there part. Couldn't even give us an idea of when we would be able to be seated. Waited 20 minutes then gave us. I will be hesitant to try again.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, service was on point as usual. Food and portion size was great.

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PatrickG
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and drink selection. Atmosphere is pleasant and staff is very good!

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ShelliV
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary celebration was perfect. Good friends, good food, great service and a very friendly staff. Minerva’s is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with wife. Food is amazing with great selection

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JohnB
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary dinner. My wife had the salmon and I had the champagne chicken. Both meals were absolutely FANTASTIC. Our waitress, Nicole, was wonderful.

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ShelliV
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent. Food was perfectly delicious.
The only negative was being seated near a large party. They were not obnoxious, but a bit loud at times, just due to sheer numbers.

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PatrickG
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Hunter did a nice job as our server. The staff wasn't pushy to get us out of there like some restaurants do. We could visit and eat at our pace for a good meal. Well worth taking it in.

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vipCarlaS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

To start with the positive, the service, including the hostess, the manager and the server were all very accommodating and attentive. Great job to them! The food was incredibly disappointing, with the exception of one dish out of four. The rueben was thin and dry...We would have been better off with a rueben from Arby’s. My daughter ordered the Mac and cheese. She’s not very picky but she couldn’t even eat it. I tried it and it tasted like noodles covered with a roux that wasn’t seasoned and didn’t have any cheese. Fortunately, one person ordered the champagne chicken and that was a hit. But, only one out of four dishes being decent doesn’t warrant a trip back.

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SheilaH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Furniture... specifically booths very warn, dirty looking. Waitress was excellent.

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Nanc
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Such a pleasure to have a well trained friendly wait staff as well!

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vipKarenlee53
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They didn’t have our reservation, apparently because their WiFi was down. Guess it happens; but on Open Table? No one is minding this store. Btw, not that good

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vipTimothyW
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We have been traveling all throughout the area and this was by far the best meal. Very unexpectedly gourmet, especially for a hotel restaurant.

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server who was friendly and prompt, he made recommendations on the menu and was very fast with anything we needed. The food was delicious and well prepared. The ambiance was relaxed and it was quiet and romantic. Overall fast, great service with great food and atmosphere.

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SandyB
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food, nice bread and good wine. Waiter was efficient, but not overly friendly. Only real downside for us was sitting outside the very noisy kitchen. Would definitely go back but ask for different seating.

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Jmwkkw06
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful dinner and amazing food. Service was excellent.

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SarahF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food! The salad bar is more than worth it, you can make a whole meal out of that alone, totally worth the extra to add it to your meal! Food took a while to come out but everything was very good and they were sweet and accommodating for my grandmothers birthday. Overall, fantastic place!

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SueK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was nothing exceptional. we had the walleye good but very greasy. We tried calling ahead for reservation but no one answered the three times i called. Walked in and no one at the front desk. One girl was eating behind a kitchen entrance and came out and was totally unprepared. We realized that new shift was coming on and it was early 4:30/5:00 dinner; but really if you advertise your open then be ready! very disappointed.

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Alanandjudy
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here 3 or 4 times. We have always enjoyed our meals here and the service is always friendly and fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Hotel Dining. Rude bartender. Very nice hostess. Dead. Done.

FAQs

Minerva's - Rapid City does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Minerva's - Rapid City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 394-9505.

Minerva's - Rapid City is rated 4.2 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.