Minerva's - Rapid City
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.
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
malibu batter, coconut breading, wasabi-laced teriyaki
The classic italian dessert! Café vanilla sauce, chocolate sauce
seared steak tips, tomato, cucumber, corn & black bean salsa, cheddar & monterey, sautéed bell pepper & onion, tortilla crisp, fajita ranch
Great service and great food!
The dishes were amazing! The prices were not bad, and the food was delicious! We had the Buffalo Sliders for an appetizer and they were awesome.
Just ok. Great waitstaff, though.
Customer service was excellent. I was told about the special of the night, which was Salmon Caper with Linguine. Was horrible. No taste what so ever and I wasn't even given a good portion of Salmon. I was given very thin crispy pieces of Salmon that tasted like these pieces were previously frozen and dipped into water to expand like a sponge. It was just nasty. Tomato bisque very good and chicken lettuce wrap was ok. Flavored Peach tea was awful as well. It pretty much tasted like water. Yes, in the end I was not charged for my awful entrée, but I think $45 for one pasta entrée, two beers, a peach tea, and an appetizer was a bit much. Won't go there again.
Nice service. Bland food
The service and food were both great. It is one of the most friendly places in Rapid to get a nice dinner.
Christina was a great server!
Food was somewhat bland. Blackened steak tips had little blackened seasoning. Lettuce in salad was old and wilted.
Food is always good. Service has been hit or miss last 3 times dining.
The good was just mediocre at best. Not worth the money.
Good food and service - Rebecca was very good. A welcome respite from all of the noise and activity of this week!
We were visiting Rapid City on vacation and were pleased with our experience at Minervas. The portions were large enough to share and we were well taken care of, the food was wonderful!
Vegetables on the plate were so minimal as to hardly notice they were there. Two bites worth. Meat was below average, noting that Minerva’s used to be so excellent!
We made our order on line and they gave us 2 minutes to
Hold the table. We were 10 minutes away. The table was available, but the service and food not so much. The waitress put in the wrong order and although the steak was correct, the side was chosen by her. It took two trips to get the correct food and it was cold. I would NOT recommend this establishment.
Excellent food, great spot. Try Sioux Falls too.
Traditional menu. Great salad bar. Salmon done perfectly
Dinner for two July 2021 during vacation in South Dakota. After 2 bad experiences at other restaurants we were happy to have a professionally served meal at Minervas. Although bison burger was tough, the salad and baked potato were perfect. Would return.
Great Experience. From the hostess, to our Server Jake, they did a great job. Keep up the good work!
Food was good as well as the service. Salad bar was good and well stocked.
We thought the food was bland. Nice atmosphere.
Great for families.
Very impressed by the setup, style of decor. Very inviting and felt higher class. Service was great, food was good and we would highly recommend it.
It is a nice atmosphere. Like a lot of places right now, they need more workers. Our waiter was very good.
It was 4th of July weekend and staffing was still an issue for them but the service was good. Food was okay and good sized portions. First time dining there
had a great lunch in the bar at this location, service was great
Very accommodating and friendly staff. Food menu has delicious choices although very limited kids menu. Would definitely recommend, especially because the kitchen allowed a special change for son to have pasta a specific way. Thanks for going out of your way!
wouldn't eat there again
We were a little disappointed in the quality of the food. The service was great though!
Great salad bar
Our server was fantastic. She did her best to take care of us. I had the steak tips and the whole dish was a little cold. My cocktail was really good. The restaurant was very dated, but we were tired from traveling all day, so it really didn't bother us much. Would I go back? probably not.
Fantastic meal. Fabulous service! Highly recommend.
Very nice place. This restaurant in Sioux Falls had been recommended by a friend so we thought we would try it in Rapid City. The food was just okay as well as the service.
This was an abomination. The food was absolutely horrid. I cannot believe that this is rated among the best Rapid City had to offer.
Fun place and food was delicious.
food was great, service sucked. waiter did not have a clue
Very busy as it was Mother's Day. Server definitely seemed overstretched. Steak was tough but done perfectly. Side vegetable "serving" was 2 small asparagus spears. Daughter ordered the salad with chicken and they brought a salmon salad. They "remade" it with chicken but forgot the dressing. She went to the salad bar to get some as wait times were unusually high.Just rather chaotic. Have had similar experiences the last 2 times we were there when it wasn't busy at all.
I made a reservation for 6 of us for Mother's Day, following the recommendation of my Mother-In-Law, who we were visiting from out of town. Our reservation was at 10 am. I received a phone call on Saturday about 24 hours prior to our reservation. The young woman on the phone was inquiring if we wanted the breakfast buffet or the dinner menu. First, I thought this was an odd question for a 10am reservation. I asked how much the buffet was and what was on it, since it was not advertised on their web site. She said it wasn't on the web site because they had just decided that day to do a buffet because they had too many breakfast reservations. After putting me on hold, she came back to tell me it was $12.95 and there would be an omelette station. That was all the information she had. Despite this, we wanted breakfast / brunch and not dinner at 10 am, so the buffet was confirmed and we hung up the phone.
What the young lady failed to mention to me while we were on the phone, was that the buffet ended at 10:30 am (strange for Mother's Day, huh?) and that they would essentially never refill the buffet. When we got to the buffet, the items they were out of included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles - you get the point. So, I decided to go place my omelette order at the omelette station. That is when I realized they were out of waffles because the person assigned as the waffle maker was cracking and scrambling eggs for the omelette cook. From time to time they would bring a small pan of an individual item to the buffet, but it was never fully replenished, ever. I essentially had sausage links as an "appetizer." This was only because I was seated where I could see the buffet, and had to sprint up there to be sure I could get some of the very small amount of food they brought back up. We let the server know she might want to let someone else know the buffet was completely wiped out, and she said they were aware and working on it...
Amazing as always
We had a party of 4 and had a reservation. Service and food was excellent.
Excellent food and service every time.
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Minerva's - Rapid City is rated 3.9 stars by 234 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.