Gold Bison Grill

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American
If you're looking for a great family restaurant in Rapid City, SD, our hotel's Gold Bison Grill offers casual American dining with regional flavors. Nestled amid our beautiful atrium, the Gold Bison Grill and Gold Bison Grill Lounge serves up breakfast (only available in the dining room), lunch and dinner.
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great selections too. The staff was a bit inattentive but quick to fix anything brought to their attention. The waitress never took our drink order but it wasn't a big deal. If we had really wanted something other than the coffee at the table, we would have been taken care of though. It's a good price for what you get and the menu changes weekly so there's always something new to try.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I made reservations at 6:00 on Open Table to eat a nice dinner here before the Bob Seger concert. It was a surprise for my sister for her birthday! Because I’ve had trouble with reservations at The Grille before, I even called the restaurant to confirm and they said, yes, we have you down for table of 4 at 6:00! When we got there at 5:55, we were not greeted and staff was acting like they were annoyed there was a crowd. When we finally were greeted, I said we had reservations at 6:00. The girl looked at the list for my name and after she found it, she told us it would be at least an hour wait! I asked how this worked when I had a reservation. She said that we shouldn’t have been able to get a reservation on a concert night and it was waitlist only. Either make reservations or don’t... it’s a little late to go eat somewhere else and get back for 7:30 concert. This is such a nice restaurant, with a great menu and ambiance. They need to greet people as if they want us there and also, reservations on a special event night would clear up confusion for patrons and staff on how busy it’s going to be.

AS
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its the best of what is available close by - very busy - wines not very good - but good food and friendly staff

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Chislic was shoe leather... wine by the glass was turned... salmon was alright but somewhat boring especially for the price... was in the lobby of the Holiday Inn with an indoor pool... overwhelming odor of Chlorine... server asked if everything was ok 7x in 15mins... made me question if maybe it should not have been... avoid unless you are staying there and don’t feel like driving

KP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

French Dip dish had crunchy, overcooked meat. Butterscotch pudding tasted like a vanilla pudding with the pudding smothered in whipped cream which constituted the majority of the dessert. There was only one other table of guests but it took forever for the waitress to visit our table to ask if all was okay, to fill water glasses, and to bring the check. The experience was a dud overall.

CY
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a grand way to celebrate Mother's Day! Every food item on the buffet was perfectly prepared and tasty. Pasta bar, a kids buffet complete with frost their own cookie station, omelets made fresh, desserts that must have been made in heaven, rolls of every kind, and muffins are just a few items. There was no ordinary foods everything was "over the top". Not just Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, they served Biscuits and Chorizo gravy! The perfect mimosa was made. Our server was the best- friendly, helpful, and an eye for details. I know where I'm going for Mother's Day 2020.

MM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12 people and everything was wonderful. Food was fantastic and the people were very friendly.

SV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very impressed with the level of organization and overall layout of the venue. Check in staff was friendly and we were even offered a mimosa while waiting in a small line! Our table staff was friendly; however we needed to ask for drink refills. Pet peeve of mine, especially when I noticed server seemed to be texting on the phone. Outside of that small inconvenience it was Brilliant!

o
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My # 1 place to take my family. Great food and excellent service. Thank you

o
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Very friendly and the food was great. Favorite place in rapid city

DD
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visited during restaurant week so value of the meal was great ($20 each). The walleye cake was very good, chicken with mango salsa was delicious and cooked perfect. A few issues, side item of broccoli was cold and well past its usage time - the core was turning brown (did point out to the waitress but requested no exchange) and the dessert was good, seemed like a pudding snack pack with melted sugar on top. My suggestion is to have your staff taste everything you serve - the only item she had tried was dessert.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and delicious food

k
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We were seated at the furthest back table. My ailing mother had to navigate a conference room full of tables. The ham was good, but the turkey and beef was tough and tasteless. The desserts were terrible and the coffee cups were the smallest I have ever seen.

LV
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was shuttled to the lounge due to a disparity in servers. OK with us. Food was great and it was HOTwhich seems rare for us lately!

JP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the prime rib which is lacking at other local brunches. Fabulous, long buffet, all delicious and fresh. Kind service. Only thing I'd change was that there were 8 of us and the table was pushed up again the wall making it hard for people to get in and out to go get more food. Otherwise, perfect.

Gold Bison Grill
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to serve you and your party. Thank you for the valuable feed back, we have made a note for future/current training of our staff to better arrange a table that fits the guest's needs while maintaining a comfortable setting. Hope to see you again!

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CL
St. Louis
171 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything but the hostess didn’t know how to check in an OpenTable patron, causing us to have to have four exchanges via email with OpenTable to get it resolved.

DT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service for a hotel establishment

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Friendly staff and good food. Nice atmosphere.

LL
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Roland and Linda did a great job taking care of our larger group! Steak was cooked perfectly.

CB
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing and a huge variety! Had everything you could think of and more for options. The food was fresh and warm. The service was cheerful, prompt and accommodating! Definitely will go there again!

ET
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at the Gold Bison Grill for date night before we had tickets to the theater. The server Bridget was so attentive and made great recommendations. My husband tried a great local brew they had on tap and I enjoyed a really great Malbec. We both ordered steaks cooked perfectly and with really unique and fun preparations. I had the Au Poivre made with Black pepper Cognac sauce and caramelized onions- holy moses that was good. My husband had Sweet and Spicy Bacon Sirloin with a Honey.cayenne pepper sauce. I liked the ambience and the noise from the waterfall. My only complaint is that we didn't have room to enjoy dessert!! We would go back in a heartbeat and especially since it seemed so kid-friendly too. Even the front desk people waved and wished us a great night on the way out!

L
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is inside the holiday inn. This is a hidden gem. The food is amazing. And most of the time there’s not enough people for the actual grill to be open. But they serve the same menu in the hotel lounge right next to the grill entrance. More people should come to this place. Food is awesome!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Be careful to check your bill's. They add 18% to the bill for buffet service. They promote free mimosas for Easter brunch included for $24 per plate. Then they charge $7.50 for all you get. They also paid the number of drinks. Actual per person cost was nearly $50. Way to high for buffet service.

L
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

When we arrived for our 5:30 reservation we were told that it was a 30 minute wait and they put our name on the bottom of the wait list. Apparently reservations aren't really reservations at the Bison Grille. We decided not to wait and left. A similar thing happened two months ago. When we arrived we were told that they only had two servers and as soon as a table left, we'd be seated. They apparently forgot about us because when a table left, they seated someone who'd arrived after us. We reminded them we were there and that we had a reservation. We then had to wait until another table left- overall about a 30 minute wait. Both of these nights were Saturdays when the Rush were playing. They were obviously very unprepared to handle a busy evening.

TG
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!!! I still cannot stop thinking about our meals they were delicious!!!! Probably the best steaks we’ve ever had. You must try the bacon wrapped shrimp! Great service!!!! We will definitely be back.

LL
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon BLT is the best I’ve ever had! Service was spectacular. The restaurant is located in the expansive atrium of the hotel with an 8 story waterfall. We dined in the bar and had great cocktails.

RJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible.
Food was marginal at best.
Restaurant had no soup spoons available.
Soup quality was terrible, loaded with pepper, thus unedible.
Waitress never asked how we wanted our meat cooked.
No dessert was offered by the waitress.
Check did not remove the unedible soup from the bill.
Do not go to this restaurant !!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my Moms 80th birthday at the Golden Bison. Good was great, service great, we all had a fabulous time.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went over and above all expectations they did everything to make me and my wife feel special on her anniversary. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is just looking for a great meal, quiet conversation, And the best food in town.

BU
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the build your own Grill Chicken Sandwich where you can pick from different toppings off the menu. My friend had the Bison Burger. I had fries with my which were hot and fresh. My friend had sweet potato tots which were also hot and delicious. The Cabernet was wonderful and atmosphere was quit and peaceful since you can hear the waterfall in the lobby. Our waitress Beth provided excellent service and was attentive and professional. This was an excellent dining experience.

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and quick service! And brunch was amazing. There was a large variety, so everyone was able to find something. Best prime rib in Rapid!!!

AV
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Gold Bison Grill for a family get together for Sunday brunch and we had a wonderful meal and service. The prime rib was outstanding and is the best in town! The bottomless mimosas were awesome and bloody Mary's were delicious! The buffet has a great selection with freshly cut fruit, an omelette and waffle station. The brunch is a great price and should not be missed!

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, drinks were great and the food was memorable. My wife and I will be returning!