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About Minerva's - Sioux Falls

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.

Minervas also is pleased to be home to Paramount Cocktails & Food, an inviting lounge attached to Minervas, that offers a great happy hour plus live entertainment most weekends. Stop in for a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner dessert.

Minervas and Paramount also offer a spacious outdoor patio that showcases the heart of beautiful downtown Sioux Falls.

Join us at Minervas and Paramount today!

301 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
11th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(605) 334-0386

Website:
http://www.minervas.net/

Entertainment:
Our Paramount Food & Cocktails, located within Minerva Restaurant offers live music every Friday and Saturday night 8:00PM - 11:00PM. Also offering a Happy Hour 3:00PM - 6:00PM Monday - Saturday and 8:00PM - 10:00PM Monday - Thursday. Offering discounted wine, tap beer and cocktails, also pizzas,appetizers, burgers, and desserts. Come relax by the fireplace or patio before or after dinner or have a seat at the bar and watch the game.

Parking Details:
The parking options available to the public are street parking - free parking after 5:00 PM or two public parking ramps within walking distance to Minervas Restaurant.

The closest ramp is located just a half block to the east of Minerva's on 11th Street. Entrance to ramp is in the far left lane of 11th street just pass Phillips Ave. The other available public parking is at 121 West 12th Street across from Washington Pavilion both ramps offer free parking after 6:00 PM and on weekends.

Public Transit:
Sioux Falls Area Transit(SAM) stop located just a half block east of Minervas Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chad Howard

Private Party Facilities:
Minervas private dining and meeting room is located in the lower level of Minervas Restaurant in historic downtown Sioux Falls. Our private meeting and dining room is perfect for all types of events.

Think of Minervas when planning your events:

~ Weddings or Rehearsals ~ Corporate planning or award dinners ~ Financial presentation dinners ~ Holiday parties and events

Lunch/Dinner Parties ~ minimum 20 guests, maximum 60 guests.

Cocktail Parties ~ up to 70 guests.

Menus Our staff can show you a variety of menu formats and ideas that have been successful four our guests. We can make suggestions and design a menu that best suits your event and budget. We will print a custom menu for your event.

Room Charges We may request a room charge, based on the type of event, number of guests and services needed.

Private Party Contact:
Jerry Bremmon: (605) 334-0386

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Minerva's - Sioux Falls Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Romantic (40)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Business Meals (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Cozy (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very solid food. Steaks were tasty and tender. I love the bacon wrap! Shrimp cocktail was not the most tasty, but everything else was great. The service was outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been enjoying Minerva’s for over 30 years. Great restaurant! We would eat there every night if we could. They have a real chef that makes real food very enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Traditional decor but excellent food and nice service. We will be back to try other things!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A special guest came to visit from Texas for the first time in our city and state. We could not let her leave without the Minerva's experience. She enjoyed it very much as we all did!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always look forward to eating here when flying in to Sioux Falls for pheasant season. It's a tradition. Great food and service.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was wonderful, our favorite restaurant in Sioux Falls.
It was our 50th anniversary and we had a great meal and evening.
Thank u Minervas!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We considered this a treat for a date night during a weekend getaway, and presumably it was in our minds one of the most expensive restaurants in the Sioux Falls area. We were pleasantly surprised by the competitive pricing and the friendly atmosphere. It will certainly be a viable option for us in the future!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our reservation was "changed" I was confirmed for 6:15 but the hostess said we were in for 7:15. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. Salad bar was great. Food was pretty good. I ordered the New York strip, it was cooked correctly but the beef was a bit grainy. This happens when it sits in blood in a bag.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an excellent 37th Anniversary dinner. We will return again. The halibut was outstanding.... closest to Alaska we have had. I also recommend the prime rib.... delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made reservations on line- mentioned celebrating mom's 92 nd Birthday. Great service and food. Waitress Made it special for mom! Thank you!

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Healthy, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Love Minerva's every time I got Sioux Falls!! Awesome place!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My prime rib looked dry and old and my mashed potatoes were cold. Was not worth the money at all. Overall disappointed with our first time experience. I will say our server was outgoing and funny. She was the highlight of our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Marvelous as always. Great food in nice atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Minerva's is always a treat. Outstanding meals with great service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding. I recommend the Steak Michael!!!!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing! Stacy was the best server, great food and perfect ambiance.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My guy will be forever loved for introducing me to this place. We make a point to go here especially for the key lime pie. The low lighting makes it sexy and beautiful. Staff is just awesome and professional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went to the restaurant for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were so looking forward to our experience at Minerva's after being away from Sioux Falls for 11 years. The salad bar is not the same, the menu has changed somewhat (which they all do) and the Burnt Cream Custard has been replaced with Crème Brulee. While the food was good, it was not as great or as fantastic as we remembered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always great food, service and ambiance. Been coming here for over 30 years and always a great meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The best feature is the salad bar. Best in Sioux Falls.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always excellent. Go to this restaurant every time we visit Sioux Falls from our home in Central Illinois. One of our favorite places. Great atmosphere, service and food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Pleased every time we go there because food is very good and servers are very friendly!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My mom and I loved everything we ate here. Salad and bread was fantastic. I got the top sirloin and it was delicious. My mom loved her seafood rissoto. Service was on point and we did it want for anything.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Friendly staff throughout the restaurant. Adding the Salad bar to your meal is a must do, fresh, homemade, options and different soups to try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waitress was great and even went beyond our expectations by bringing us some wonderful lemon cake with ice cream

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great staff, excellent food. Favorite place in Sioux Falls

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Minerva's is always special and always delivers. I think it is great value for money, although I question if it wouldn't be a good business move to have a special now and again that is a slightly less-than-gourmet selection that elders on a fixed income can appreciate. In any case, Minerva's Downtown never disappoints and can always be relied upon to present an experience well at the top of what a city the size of Sioux Falls could be expected to provide. Thank you all for many enjoyable evenings!

PS: The salad bar is always a winner!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food and amazing service! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at Minerva's. Plus, our reservation was exactly on time. You're going to love it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I was less than impressed with the food. For the price and the reputation I was expecting an outstanding meal. Although good, it was not great and not worth the price. I've had much better filets for much less elsewhere.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

As always, friendly staff, great food, wonderful atmosphere. One of our favorite dining spots!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was our first visit and was suggested by the pilot on our flight.
I ordered a vodka martini that was very cold, good, and just right - and full pour. I enjoyed it.
My steak (filet) was very tender and flavorful, prepared as requested, loaded baked potato is a must. We had a great time and our table was ready when we arrived. Can't go wrong with this restaurant. We flew in to see the Garth Brooks Trisha Yearwood concert at the Denny Sanford arena - great show!

The staff was friendly and very attentive. Prices were very reasonable - considering we are from Portland and it's expensive compared to Sioux Falls.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good, salad was great, good atmosphere, staff was friendly. Would definitely be a place I would eat at if I am in town again. It would certainly be a place I would eat weekly if I lived in Sioux Falls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ordered the special which was Halibut and the fish literally had almost no seasoning so not sure what they were thinking on that but the risotto side saved the day as it was really good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was disappointed in my meal - the walleye wasn't hot - the plate was.
Our server started off strong and then pretty much forgot about us.

It's been awhile since I was to Minerva's. It probably will be again.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The menu prices have increased while the qualit of the meals have decreased. The hollandaise on the Oscar tasted old and didn't taste like hollandaise. One of our Maytag salads didn't have blue chesse. Both salads lettuce was brownish and not fresh.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Met friends for a quiet dinner. Food was fantastic, as always, and the service second to none. We did so much visiting that we decided to continue the next day at noon. We all grazed on the salad bar. The tomato zucchini soup is my favorite and it did not disappoint. Everything I ate, I wanted to eat more. Nothing was just mediocre. My all time favorite city-wide. We will be back. Thank you for such enjoyable visits.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

We asked for and received a table. The table, however, was located in what seemed to be a foot traffic crossroad. The cushions on my chair were SHOT. The food was as usual, excellent, as it should be for $32 a meal. Always good waiters, we never have to ask for refills, etc.
It is too bad Minerva's doesn't have their own parking ramp, but they say a walk before and after dinner is good for a person.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

I have eaten at Minerva's many times (for business and personal occasions) over the past 25 years and it, consistently, has the best food for any restaurant in Sioux Falls and throughout the Midwest. The salad bar is the best that I have had anywhere in the U.S. It is reasonably priced and gives great value overall (food, atmosphere, great service, etc...). Other people (from different parts of the country) that have been my guests at Minerva's have raved about it as well and said that it is as good as any restaurant that they have in home city.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My husband and I have celebrated every anniversary here for 35 years in a row. We love the ambiance and the food is exceptional! You know you are in a special place the minute you enter the restaurant. The staff is wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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