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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent selection. Outstanding beef. Friendly staff.
The flavors were incredible - delicate unusual combinations that are absolutely delightful. Service is always great and the ambience can't be beat. Buffalo Dreamer is a gem that rivals the best restaurants in any big city.
Love this place!
As good as always.
Food was amazing and the waitress was absolutely stunning. 10/10
If you love flavor and I mean like nuance and savoring smells and clean spices, then this place is for you! I cannot tell you have much I enjoy every bite, every time! The seasonal dishes are fantastic and Chef Rebecca keeps it interesting!
Excellent Service and food. Full gluten free menu was much appreciated.
Nice place food was very good. Seating was terrible looking at blank wall and sliding bathroom door and side view was the kitchen. Waitress very good. Need better seating and more menu choices.
Well worth the visit, these people are truly masters of their craft.
The food is truly created by an artistic and skilled chef. I made reservations here for our anniversary. It’s difficult to “wow” my foodie husband. He was thoroughly impressed by the creations. Cardamom was added to chimchurri. The desserts were creative and delicious.
The mussels come in a delectable sauce that we poured over the rice at the end and scooping it into our mouths.
For me it’s important that GF options are available. The entire menu is GF.
My one complaint was that there were other tables and we were seated so close to another couple that we needed to pull the table back for me to get in behind the other woman. That made my husband’s seat practically in the door of the kitchen. If I were an average sized adult I would not be able to sit there because it was that tight. Adjacent to us was an empty 4 top with ample space all around. We should’ve been sat there.
Chef Rebeccas is outstanding. Every bite is multidimensional, well balanced and incredibly delicious. She is the best chef I have had the pleasure of dining with. I regularly eat in Denver and Buffalo Dreamer is right there or better than my favorite spots.
The good was exceptional. Both the presentation and the taste was better than anything I have had in South Dakota. We cannot wait to go back and to take our family.
We make sure to treat ourselves to the Buffalo dreamer every time we get a chance. We love everything about it. Thank you for being great hosts and a special thanks to the chef. Always making each meal show the love you put into it.
The small venue was perfect! Isabel was congenial and a wonder restaurant emissary Judy's steak and my braise were both well presented and delicious. We'll keep Buffalo Dreamer and Isabel in mind the next time that we're in Hot Springs.
Always such fantastic food and a serene dining experience!!!!
Great service from Isabel. Food was great and nice selection of wines.
Buffalo Dreamer is a “Neighborhood Gem” in Hot Springs and Rapid City. We had one of a kind experience from our host Ginny and Chef Rebecca creative cuisine.
What a delightful restaurant! Don't miss it when in Hot Springs.
I literally thought I was on the set of MasterChef or in the Hell's Kitchen dining room! Service, atmosphere was perfect! Chef was outstanding and very curious how many Michelin stars she should have! Outstanding is a massive understatement!
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!
Buffalo Dreamer is rated 4.9 stars by 194 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.