Minerva's - Sioux Falls

4.5
1420 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Join us at Minerva's!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1420 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffL
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, the food and ambiance at Minerva's were both outstanding.
However, we had informed the staff that we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with them and nobody said a word to us about that. Disappointing.
Also, we weren't even close to being finished with our salads when our hot entrees arrived at our table. That is REALLY a pet peeve of mine. Especially at a first rate, classy place like Minerva's. So we saved out salads until after we had finished our entrees. Better than nothing, but still, not good.
But the biggest letdown was not being appreciated for choosing to celebrate our 40th anniversary with Minerva's. It's a pretty big milestone for us and we felt like we were shrugged off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

People raved about the salad bar but the pasta salads were mediocre. The meats, cheese and dressings were good. The chicken Oscar was a disappointment, chicken was rubbery. Presentation was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Meal and service were terrible. I had one of the specialties which should be the best they can do. I think my potato was actually cooked last week some time and the lobster poked inside it was un tastable. There were so many more options you could have done to make that a great dish. Even the carrots were very woody. Also my wife food was cold and looked like it had sat in the window for ever. The water girl was the best part of the whole experience.

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vipMichluvs2dine
Chicago
229 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super delicious

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LisaS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server, Louis was fabulous, atmosphere a little dark to try to read the menu. The Wedge salad and soup we shared and they even split the salad for us at no extra charge. The "Salmon Oscar" was fabulous, my husband had the "Bison Ribeye Steak" it was prepared the way that he asked it to be prepared however it was very grizzly and tough. We will definitely be back, however, my husband would choose something else.

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vipDEW0518
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Minerva's was a great spot downtown Sioux Falls and the food was great, good selection and well prepared. Easy walk from our hotel and the staff was attentive and loved my bison ribeye and the mashed potatoes. The wedge salad was large and had plenty of bacon and tomato.

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CarlZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there. Loved the atmosphere,food & the salad bar was elegant!

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MargoLouiso
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The fried beef tips were well seasoned, tender, and not greasy, so yum. The bisque was creamy and had an awesome flavor, but with 2 little scraps of a shrimp-what? It's Copper River salmon season and they had an awesome special. The salmon baked with cranberries, red onions, ... delicious! If you are not a fish eater, this is the best salmon in the world-not fishy- just try it. The Bison ribeye was the star of our dinner. Perfectly cooked medium rare, with mild seasoning -juicy and tender. Our drinks were extremely sweet and very expensive. $17_ for a shot of Bourbon-if price matters, be sure to ask what things cost.

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vipMaybeNextTime
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I read a review from a woman who said the food was served cold. Didn't sound right to me, and so many of the other reviews were positive. We were in town on business and decided to give it a try. Interior is very nice, kind of old world, gas light charm. The server was sweet and attentive. I had a salad, ribeye steak, with a side of cognac mushrooms and the cheddar mashed potatoes. The salad was okay, nothing great. The steak was served lukewarm, not hot, and both the mushrooms and potatoes were between cold and lukewarm. We were hungry and tired and I didn't want to make a fuss so we ate our dinner and left, but we will not be coming back. Also, I ordered a martini. The pours are puny. So if you want a whole martini order two. My wife wanted her salmon poached. They said no can do. She had it grilled. It was okay but not great.

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shhh
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We were very pleased with the ambiance and it suggested a fine dining experience. Our server did a good job and provided us with a complimentary birthday treat, since we were celebrating that night. The food just didn't measure up to expectations. It was good quality, bu t lacking in flavor.

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vipMoreles
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian was so helpful. I had to call because we were running a little late. He has excellent telephone and customer service skills. I was impressed!!

The food was exquisite. It was tasty with plentiful portions. Our waiter Mike was excellent. The service was timely and friendly.

Our experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend Minerva's to all!! It couldn't have been better. A fine dining experience!!

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AriC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service Great Food Everyone was friendly service was prompt food tasted great dessert was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food was alright, however, when paying 20$ and often more it needs to be a little more than alright.

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DeanP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining at its best. Will be back and recommend it to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib and Oscar chicken were delicious. Waitress was excellent. It was nice to be out again.

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Romesco
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the SCALLOPS & ROMESCO . It arrived lukewarm on the top and it was warmer beneath. The sauce seemed to lack the smoked paprika flavor. The scallops and mushrooms were done to perfection but the baby bok choy was tough.

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PaulaJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Kind and thoughtful staff and the best food!

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MichelleW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we knew we were in for a treat. The food was delicious and service was wonderful. Minerva's definitely lived up to the reviews.

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vipCWill
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since prior to the pandemic. Great service and enjoyed using the salad bar again. My meal (scallops with romesco) was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, amazing food.

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JohnP
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Minerva's has always been our choice for special occasions and the go-to place for a special lunch on Saturdays. I ordered the prime rib and it was cut to perfection (medium rare) along with a loaded baked potato and a wedge salad. In previous reviews, it was written that the salad bar pricing has increased (as an adder) which it has. It wasn't a deal breaker for us as I tend to over consume the ancillary goods anyway. My wife did add the salad bar to her dinner and said it was exceptional as usual. Minerva's has been consistent through-out the years and continues to be our favorite place to dine in Sioux Falls. My recommendation is to park in the ramp about a block east on 11th (free) and walk the downtown area after dinner.

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JoeV
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bar service was outstanding, great guy!! Salad bar was a hit.

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DonH
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even after four decades of dining at Minerva’s, I still look forward to every experience I have there.

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Lynne
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I remembered Minerva's as being excellent. When I returned 25 years later, it was outstanding! Pricey, but definitely worth the price!

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Impressed
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling, therefore didn’t know the area. Found Minerva, in the downtown area pleasant. The Devore upscale, service on “point” attentive and knowledgeable. Food was very good. I’ll be back.

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HOWBRO
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We haven't been to Minerva's for quite awhile. I thought the food was very good. The two bowls of soup could of been hotter. The crackers that came with the soup were stale. An I thought the salad bar was very good but over priced.

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RobinB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday dinner. We fully enjoyed it and will return.

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BuddyF
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't have the dessert I wanted on the menu, so the server took time to ask behind counter if it still possible to have and it was...👍

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GregW
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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LynnP
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good. Salad bar to expensive both as a salad bar only and as an add on to your meal.

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jeffh
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Raising the price of the Salad Bar (Market Bar)--with an average tasting cheese ( the old block was much better)---was not a good idea.

We also had to wait for a long time to be waited on--get drinks---and get more drinks.

This is NOT the Minervas I once knew----(raising prices on everything...)---as my Dad use to say (and he went back as far as Palace of Sweets)---"I do not mind paying for good food and service"---that is not your specialty at this point Minervas!

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JordanB
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Always look forward to going there for dinner.

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vipNancyR
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barb was an attentive server.

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vipAntjeP
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panna Cotta with strawberry caviar is delicious

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BernardS
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have gone to Minerva’s for years. We love the atmosphere. The service is top notch. This time the sirloin steak was tough and was not as hot as it could have been. The rest of the food was great.

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HotFoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took wife for her birthday. Her strip was fabulous. The prime rib was prepared wonderfully. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Her wine recommendation was spot on.

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MarkO
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations, as always. Great food, excellent service.

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JannaB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steak house in downtown Sioux Falls. Service with a smile

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MeganL
South Dakota
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early in the evening, and it wasn’t busy at all, which was nice we all enjoyed our food, especially the desserts.

FAQs

Minerva's - Sioux Falls offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 334-0386.

Minerva's - Sioux Falls is rated 4.5 stars by 1420 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.