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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (56)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (46)
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Romantic (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Business Meals (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fun (14)
Healthy (12)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service and atmosphere. Little pricey on the steak, but worth it. Salad bar is the best in town!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy dining here. Even on Valentine's day. I had the walleye dinner and it wasn't very good. It seemed pre prepared for the rush so I can forgive that. All in all a little off. Menu wasn't as interesting as the ad suggested. Underwhelmed is the best I can say. I will still come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 5 days ago

What happened to the white table clothes. Food doesn't seem to be as exceptional as in the past

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 5 days ago

Always outstanding. We feel special and deserving.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious. I had the seafood crepe which was just the perfect size for me. Noise level was really good. It was easy to carry a conversation without needing to raise the sound of your voice. Good ambiance too.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal. Started with the salad bar, then moved to the cioppino seafood dish that was part of the Mardi Gras special. Spicier than I expected, but very good. Polished it off with a local IPA. Nice.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined 6 days ago

Noise level was low so you could have a conversation without talking loudly. And of course the food was fantastic. Our waiter did a good job. Class act.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 6 days ago

My steak was tough which is unusual for Minerva's. We had excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our favorite place to celebrate! There are 11 ladies in our birthday lunch Club and we often go to Minervas. The food is excellent. Most of us just get the salad bar because it is everything you could ever want and the soups are amazing! Each one of us gets a special birthday dessert, not just the birthday girl. 😊 It is such a fun place to celebrate your birthday. The waitress was more than helpful in dividing our checks out and her accuracy was impeccable.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I love Minerva's! This was our 3rd date night here and we always get dressed up and have a "fancy" date night when we go. There is a good variety on the menu without offering everything under the sun - and what they make, they make well. Fantastic wine and alcohol selection. We have always had outstanding service. And dessert! Save room for the crème brule!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We commented when one of us had the seafood creap that we had first had it 40 years ago. Still great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was excellent and the atmosphere was generally very nice. There was a baby crying, so that was a bit distracting. The salad bar was as amazing as ever--we all remarked about how it is the best in the region. The seafood crepe used to be my favorite, but the recipe has changed in recent years (we don't get to Minerva's more than once a year) and it was a disappointment. The other meals met expectations. As it was a birthday celebration, we were given some complimentary cake & ice cream--a very nice finish to the meal.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Minerva’s has been consistent for service and food quality over the years. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My favorite restaurant!!

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding food and server was amazing, checked on us 3 or 4 times (we were there for 2 hours.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good as always - never disappoints!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a great experience at Minerva's. A great place to go in Sioux Falls.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food. I have never had a bad meal there.So many great choices on the menu. The service was also excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great place to celebrate. My only less than perfect score was noise level and that wasn't the restaurant's fault, just a loud patron!

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was fantastic and the "famous" salad bar lived up to its name. While the service wasn't poor, it was a little slower than we liked. We waited a while for our server, for our drinks, bread. We ordered a cocktail before we ordered, but our server never approached us about another. We'll dine here again and hope the slowness was a fluke.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were told we could change our reservation from 8:15 to 7:30 which was great but then we were asked if a private room would be ok when we arrived. I agreed but wished I had not. We were stuck in a tiny room with a round and square table put together. Just not what I had expected I guess for the ambience I wanted. Everything else was good. Waitress did a nice job and the food was good.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had our first date in months and it was a wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 24, 2018

For years we’ve been going to Minerva’s. It’s been our favorite place to dine. Since they had a special Mardi Gras menu, my husband decided to have the jambalaya. We have Louisiana friends, have had it at their home, and even have their recipe, and have eaten it in the South. This wasn’t anything like how it is made there. Very disappointing! I had Salmon, which was excellent, but the mashed potatoes served with it were cold and dry. We were treating the other couple, as it was a birthday. I don’t know how they felt about their food. But this was clearly not up to Minerva’s standards.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and service is always very good here. A little pricey, but always delicious.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My fiancé ended up sick after eating chicken a half hour after we left the restaurant! Ruined our whole weekend getaway!

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Phenomenal food, AMAZING service (Sydney was the epitome of great)

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This restaurant is so special because it was were my husband and I went on our second date. We have continued to return for special occasions and it never disappoints the food is amazing the staff extremely helpful and friendly and the ambiance is great

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I took my son there for his 13th birthday while I was on a business trip. The food was good. I heard a lot about the salad bar, but I wasn't all that impressed with it. There were a lot of "salads", cheese and soup, but a little light on the vegetables to make a salad. It was good, but not worth the extra money for the salad bar.
The service was very good and the meal was tasty. The ambiance was enjoyable and the tiramisu was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fantastic Food. I eat here every time I'm in Sioux Falls and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend. Great location too so one can walk around and visit the shops in the downtown area before dinner. Most shops are open until 7 or 8pm.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent good and excellent service.
Salad bar is best in town.
Always enjoy going there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable. A great meal in a great atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 12, 2018

we have gone to Minervas for years for special occasions, always good food and good service, quiet comfortable setting

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Minerva's never disappoints. The service is impeccable, and the food is the best in Sioux Falls. Even on a busy Friday night, our server made us feel special, and the restaurant stayed quiet enough for us to carry a conversation without yelling or straining to hear. Bottom line: If you want an unforgettable dining experience that you'll be raving about for days, Minerva's is your place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have traveled extensively, enjoying many fine restaurants. We have always felt that Minerva's ranked above 90% of other restaurants nationally, especially for the salad bar and moderate pricing. The ambiance and table staff were outstanding. We appreciated the quiet atmosphere. And upon arriving, the hosts/hostesses were well-appointed, knowledgeable, and unfailingly courteous and helpful. We are constantly amazed that such an outstanding restaurant's flagship is located in Sioux Falls, SD

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife ordered the sea food stuffed crepe. Nice presentation and wonderful flavor!
I had the lobster mac and cheese. Taste was great, but needs a better presentation and creamier texture.
Our waitress, Kelsey, was awesome!

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Minerva's is one of our favorite restaurants. Incredible food and service every time. They have a great, comfortable atmosphere that is inviting and warm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We drove to Sioux Fall from New Mexico. We moved to New Mexico 8 1/2 years ago. Before that we always went to Minerva's on New Years Eve with 3 other couples. We contacted them, and we all met again after 9 years. The staff was wonderful and we had an amazing meal and visit with our friends. It was wonderful. We even were seated at the same table we had 9 years ago. Amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Vegan
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic meal! Husband said he’d drive the 3 1/2 hours distance we live just to eat there again. Great ambiance, friendly staff, salad bar could be your meal. We were in the area for a conference and so glad we ate at Minerva’s.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We drive all the way from MN to Sioux Falls for the Rib Eye and NY Strip.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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