Balancing flavor in food is always a journey and a work of art. To create food alchemy is to get in touch with the ingredients, feel the little creative nudges, follow your instincts, take risks, have courage and just allow.
At Buffalo Dreamer, Chef Rebecca Christensen is a relentless perfectionist, pursuing harmony in American cuisine as she brings together food flavors and recipes from absolutely everywhere.
Located at Moccasin Springs, an ancient mineral spring with newly renovated soaking pools, Buffalo Dreamer offers the transformative experience of food prepared with love and deep intention. Come dine with us and rest awhile. You just might feel the spirits of the majestic buffalo that once bathed, wallowed and fed in this historic and sacred site.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wonderful food and staff. Great experience that I would highly recommend
Hands down the best place we have dined at in SD! We both had the filet and it had so many different flavors it was amazing. Our waiter was awesome too! Cute small restaurant definitely recommend making reservations!
We Love Buffalo Dreamer. Our FAVORITE place in the Black Hills to dine. Every bite is an explosion of flavor.
Same room for dessert and yummy coffee. We appreciate slow dining, sitting and being present with the experience.
I really loved my light dinner at Buffalo Dreamer after my day at Moccasins Hot Springs! My salad was so fresh and delightful with local treats and the chicken kabob with rice very delicious. The service was super friendly and I look forward to eating there again!
A!!!MAZ!!!ING!!! Incredible food. Fabulous service. This place is out of this world good.
Five star restaurant in this small town. Make time to include it on your visit you will not be disappointed! We live in Indiana and go to many downtown restaurants in Indianapolis. This rates right up at the top to where we have eaten.
Delivering more than food, Buffalo Dreamer offers an experience beyond any culinary establishment I've ever been. To even call it simply culinary is an understatement. There is a magical intention and connection here. This will continue to be a location for our most meaningful and intimate celebrations. It's the kind of experience that brings gratitude for your existence to the forefront of your consciousness.
Really unique and delicious! Great service and very personal. Love it!
Great restaurant with fantastic food. Fresh. Lively flavors. Beautiful.
Combination of flavors were unique and delicious!! The prices were quite high, but our overall dining experience was excellent. Do to the price I would say this is an excellent place to celebrate a special occasion!!!
We were very pleased with the outstanding service we received. They were very accommodating to getting my daughter And I in after I had mistakenly messed up on the reservations online. It was a very neat experience for my daughter and I to get to enjoy together. Thank you for the incredible meal and service! We will definitely recommend buffalo dreamer to our friends and family. Thank you again for being so accommodating for my daughter on her golden birthday! It was an experience we will never forget!
excellent food, unusual menu, great service in quiet setting
Beautifully prepared plates made from healthy, locally-sourced ingredients. Excellent and fun service. Thanks for treating us well, Buffalo Dreamer!!!
The food was absolutely delicious...
the steak was overwhelming the rice went well w/it
Easily one of the top 4 restaurants in the Black Hills. We are locals of the area and love searching out new and amazing food experiences.
Food is outstanding! Service is personal and attentive.
One of the best restaurants in the country. The food is delicious, beautiful and made with such care!
This place is absolutely amazing. The device was outstanding and personable and the meal was THE BEST we have ever eaten.
Extraordinary flavors and an exclusive dining experience combine to form a memorable culinary adventure.
If you like to surprise your taste buds, this is the place!
What a great meal, and so much food! We all had the Steak of the Day. We were not disappointed! The chimichurri was by far the best I’ve ever tasted. So much flavor, and just the right amount of heat. I’m now on a mission to duplicate it if I can since we currently live in Colorado. We’ll be making reservations when we come back in the summer! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
The food was delicious and the service was amazing!
For that special night out, this is the place. One of our finest meals we've enjoyed in a very long time.
Really nice experience again at Buffalo Dreamer! The flavors Chef Rebecca melds together are amazing ... herbs and spices working in tandem to create what she calls culinary alchemy. Very impressive, and highly recommended.
Lovely greeting , an invite to come in and take our seats, among soft conversation, amazing aromas, senses and sights settling in for a cozy and relaxing moment. Then the food starts arriving OH Yes, take it slow, savor everything, the sounds , smells , Tastes, all of this moment ready's you to accept the nourishment for mind, body, and soul, then dessert arrives so beautiful and delicious ! That lovely cup of coffee was the wrap-up, that said 'Thanks for coming in, and have a safe drive home!!! Gratitude to the Beautiful Chef and her Lovely Co-Conspiritors!!!!
The food is AMAZING at Buffalo Dreamer and it has quickly become my favorite restaurant to dine at in the Black Hills. The service is top notch and the dining experience is perfect. I recommend it to everyone!
We love Buffalo Dreamer. It is so nice to have such quality in Hot Springs.
Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend this hidden gem!
The food is fabulous. Jenny was fun. I just hope the building owner can work out the cold air blowing in.
Outstanding food! Quaint and lovely. Only one party per each of the 7 tables is served each evening. Carve out three hours for your experience. :D Beautiful time!
Literally the best in the Hills, creative dishes executed perfectly. Top notch service.
Food is unique. It is also very special to find a restaurant that has so many things for those individuals that can't eat many foods due to allergies. If your one of those people, this place is a real treat.
Sword fish was excellent as were the scallops. Food was unique, innovative and delicious as well as healthy
I've spent the day at the spa then had the pleasure of eating Rebecca's food several times. The cuisine has flavor that pops, is bright and aromatic, and tastes amazing! It is my favorite restaurant to go to in the Black Hills. It truly is an indulgence to spend the day soaking in the springs and finish the night by eating excellent fare!
An absolute loving and healing experience from start to finish. The service and food were outstanding and the energy was light and memorable. Rebecca the Chef has got it goin on! My wonderful server (didn’t catch her name) was bubbly, kind and thoughtful.
Thank you for the enlightening meal and hot tea. I will be back and have shared my experience with others already.
Second time eating here in the last week! Everything was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!
The silver ware was actual silver from the Chef's family in Scotland. Absolutely stunning. The server brought her crystal stemware for our fancy Kombucha. What a treat. The flavors are always so bright and unique!
Anniversary. Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food.
I have already made my next reservation and I live an hour away. So excited about finding this restaurant. The food was wonderful. The wait staff was excellent. And it’s such a cute restaurant.I would say that it’s the best restaurant in the Black Hills!
Buffalo Dreamer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 745-6100.
Buffalo Dreamer is rated 4.9 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.