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Vertex Sky Bar

4.5
4.5
125 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The art deco style of the Hotel Alex Johnson is carried through in the custom-designed bar and wine cabinet that house a premium selection of whiskeys, beers, and wines at the perfect temperature. Our bartenders are schooled on all the classics, but if you want something with a bold twist, shake it up with one of our custom cocktails. We are a private bar open to Hotel guests and Vertex Members. If you are neither a Hotel guest or Member, you may make dinner reservations and pay a $20 cover charge. Outside seating is first come first serve. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday-Thursday: 4:00 pm-12:00 am

    Friday-Saturday: 4:00 pm-2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (605) 342-1210

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Menu

Starters

  • Vertex Flat Bread*$13.00

    artichokes, garlic, caramelized grapes, fresh spinach, candied red onions, goat cheese, mozzarella and drizzled with sriracha honey glaze

    • Antipasto Trio$17.00

      grilled ciabatta served with tomato basil bruschetta, olive tapanade and burrata cheese

      • Moroccan Drummies$15.00

        spicy harissa sauced chicken drummies

        • Veal Meatballs$14.00

          House made veal meatballs and bolognese sauce over Italian polenta. Recommended Pairing Tenuta di Arceno Chianti

          • Walleye Fingers$17.00

            panko breaded & deep fried walleye with cocktail sauce and sriracha tartar sauce

            • Everchanging Charcuterie Board**$20.00

              rotating selection of cured meats, cheeses and accoutrements

              • Drunken Clams*$16.00

                baby clams cooked with white wine, butter, shallots, garlic, lemon, crushed red pepper and ciabatta bread

                Salads

                • Kale & Arugula Caesar**$13.00

                  kale, arugula, pickled fennel, fried artichoke petals, parmesan, Caesar dressing and poached quail egg

                  • House$7.00

                    field greens, pickled red onions, marinated tomatoes, radishes, crushed smoked almonds, chopped dates, lemon dijon vinaigrette

                    • Cucumber Ring Salad$12.00

                      Arugula, spinach, marinated tomatoes, pickled fennel, rainbow carrots, micro onions with chili oil and balsamic drizzle. Recommended Pairing Fiori Moscato

                      Salad Add Ons

                      Add to Any Salad

                      • Chicken$6.00

                        • Salmon$12.00

                          Entrees

                          • 12 Oz. Ribeye with Wild Mushroom Compound Butter*$49.00

                            farm to table beef from North Dakota; three cheese scalloped potatoes with asiago, smoked gouda & gruyere cheeses, and served with fresh seasonal vegetable

                            • 8 Oz. Beef Tenderloin with Compound Butter$43.00

                              Farm to table beef from North Dakota; three cheese scalloped potatoes with asiago, smoked gouda & gruyere cheeses, and served with fresh seasonal vegetable. Recommended Pairing Silver Ghost Cabernet

                              • White Balsamic Pomegranate Glazed Salmon*$31.00

                                Torched wild salmon from Dakota Seafood topped with a pomegranate white balsamic glaze and served with angel hair pasta with brown butter, basil, marcona almonds and pomegranate arils. Recommended Pairing Taken Chardonnay

                                • Mediterranean Chicken Roulade$23.00

                                  chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, feta cheese, arugula and kalamata olives served with marinated tomato gnocchi and seasonal vegetable

                                  • Quinoa Harvest Bowl$16.00

                                    Quinoa, micro vegetable medley, hummus, fried brussel sprout leaves with a lemongrass vinaigrette. Recommended Pairing Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

                                    • Sky Bar Burger*$15.00

                                      seasoned c.a.b. with gruyere, bacon jam, french caramelized onions, arugula on an everything bagel bun with rosemary fries and roasted bell pepper ketchup

                                      Desserts

                                      • Chef's Choice Pots de Crème*$8.00

                                        a rich, creamy delicious french custard

                                        • Red Velvet Bistro Cake$7.00

                                          a rich crimson colored cocoa flavored cake with cream cheese mousse and whipped cream

                                          White

                                          • Sauvignon Blanc / Makara / New Zealand$10.00

                                            • Sauvignon Blanc / Kim Crawford / New Zealand$12.00

                                              • Pinot Grigio / Abruzzo / Zaccagnini / Italy$11.00

                                                • Rosé / Cote des Roses / France$10.00

                                                  • Chardonnay / Sean Minor / Napa$9.00

                                                    • Chardonnay / Stags' Leap / North Coast$12.00

                                                      • Chardonnay / Rombauer Carneros / Napa$16.00

                                                        • Spatlese / Gustav Adolf Schmitt / Germany$10.00

                                                          • Prosecco / La Marca / Italy$10.00

                                                            • Moscato / Fiori / Italy$9.00

                                                              • Brut / Freixenet / Italy$10.00

                                                                Red

                                                                • Pinot Noir / Maverick / Paso Robles$11.00

                                                                  • Pinot Noir / Willakenzie / Oregon$15.00

                                                                    • Pinot Meunier / St. Gregory / Mendocino$13.00

                                                                      • Cabernet Sauvignon / Treana / Paso Robles$11.00

                                                                        • Cabernet Sauvignon / Daou / Paso Robles$13.00

                                                                          • Cabernet Sauvignon / Silver Ghost / Napa$15.00

                                                                            • Red Blend / Old Soul / Lodi$9.00

                                                                              • Red Blend / Conundrum / California$12.00

                                                                                • Merlot / Emmolo / Napa$14.00

                                                                                  • Zinfandel / Gen 5 / Lodi$10.00

                                                                                    • Cuvee / Kokomo / Russian River / Sonoma$14.00

                                                                                      • Garnacha / Centenaria / Campo de Borja$11.00

                                                                                        • Malbec / Don Miguel Gascón / Argentina$10.00

                                                                                          • Tempranillo / Campo Viejo / Logrono$10.00

                                                                                            • Sangiovese / Tenuta Arceno Chianti Classico / Italy$13.00

                                                                                              Dessert

                                                                                              • Port / Noval Black / Portugal$11.00

                                                                                                White

                                                                                                • Sauvignon Blanc / Crossroads / Napa$55.00

                                                                                                  • Sauvignon Blanc / Illumination / North Coast / California***$65.00

                                                                                                    • Pinot Gris / Chehalem / Williamette Valley / Oregon$40.00

                                                                                                      • Chardonnay / Kokomo / Russian River / Sonoma$48.00

                                                                                                        • Chardonnay / Baldacci Sorelle Carnero / Napa***$65.00

                                                                                                          • Cava / Segura Viudas / Sant Sadurni$65.00

                                                                                                            Champagne

                                                                                                            • Brut / Veuve Clicquot / France$140.00

                                                                                                              • Brut / Dom Pérignon / France$235.00

                                                                                                                • Cuvée / Roederer Cristal$330.00

                                                                                                                  Red

                                                                                                                  • Pinot Noir / Flowers / Russian River / Sonoma***$100.00

                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir / Orin Swift Slander$75.00

                                                                                                                      • Cabernet Sauvignon / Austin Hope / Paso Robles***$60.00

                                                                                                                        • Cabernet Sauvignon / Freemark Abbey / Napa***$90.00

                                                                                                                          • Cabernet Sauvignon / Chappellet / North Coast$105.00

                                                                                                                            • Cabernet Sauvignon / Opus One / Napa$330.00

                                                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon / Silver Oak / Alexander Valley$115.00

                                                                                                                                • Cabernet Sauvignon / Orin Swift 2017$80.00

                                                                                                                                  • Red Blend / Prisoner / Napa***$70.00

                                                                                                                                    • Red Blend / Orin Swift Abstract$60.00

                                                                                                                                      • Merlot / Duckhorn 3 Palms / Napa$150.00

                                                                                                                                        • Garnacha / Fagus / Campo de Borja / Spain$48.00

                                                                                                                                          • Zinfandel / Kokomo / Russian River / Sonoma$48.00

                                                                                                                                            • Malbec / Altocedro Gran Reserva / Argentina$75.00

                                                                                                                                              • Malbec / Teho / Argentina***$70.00

                                                                                                                                                • Barolo / Monchiero / Castiglione Falletto / Italy$65.00

                                                                                                                                                  Specialty Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                  • Blackberry Hills Smash$12.00

                                                                                                                                                    Bulleit Rye Bourbon, sugar, blackberries, mint, lemon

                                                                                                                                                    • Cherry Poppin' Fizz$12.00

                                                                                                                                                      Effen Black Cherry Vodka, sugar, pomegranate, raspberries, Prosecco, lemon

                                                                                                                                                      • No Worries$11.00

                                                                                                                                                        Dubliner Irish Honey Whiskey, mint, lime, agave

                                                                                                                                                        • Anti-Oxidant Mojito$12.00

                                                                                                                                                          Blue Ox Silver Rum, sugar, lime, pomegranate, raspberries, mint

                                                                                                                                                          • Badlands 105$13.00

                                                                                                                                                            Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, St. Elder Elderflower liqueur, agave, muddled jalapeño, lime

                                                                                                                                                            • Pineapple Upside Down$11.00

                                                                                                                                                              Rumhaven Coconut Rum, Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, pineapple juice, Bordeaux cherry juice

                                                                                                                                                              • Summer in a Glass$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                Effen Cucumber Vodka, ginger liqueur, sugar, lime

                                                                                                                                                                • Paloma de Fuego$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Casamigos Mexcal, grapefruit juice, lime, agave, chili & salt rim, bitters, candied lime

                                                                                                                                                                  • Heather Hendrick's$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Hendrick's Gin, St. Elder Elderflower liqueur, pomegranate, Prosecco, lemon

                                                                                                                                                                    • Ye Olde Manhattan$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Knob Creek Bourbon, blood orange liqueur, sweet vermouth, bitters, cinnamon sugar, cherry

                                                                                                                                                                      Bourbon

                                                                                                                                                                      • 1792 Full Proof

                                                                                                                                                                        • 1792 Small Batch

                                                                                                                                                                          • Buffalo Trace

                                                                                                                                                                            • Woodford Reserve

                                                                                                                                                                              • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

                                                                                                                                                                                • Basil Hayden

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maker's Mark

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jim Beam

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Knob Creek

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bulleit

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Duke

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Duke Grand Cru Reserve

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Longbranch

                                                                                                                                                                                                Rye

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Basil Hayden Dark

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leopold Bro's Maryland

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Templeton

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tin Cup

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bulleit

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Whistlepig 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Duke Grand Cru Reserve

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jack Daniel's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Crown Royal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Crown Apple

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Crown XO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jameson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leopold Bro's Small Batch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pendleton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stranahan's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Whistler Oloroso Sherry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Scotch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Macallan 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Macallan 18 Sherry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Glenlivet 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Glenlivet 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Glenfidich 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Glenfidich 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Balvenie 12 Double Wood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Balvenie 21 Double Wood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laphroig 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lagavoulin 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dalmore 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dalmore Portwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dalmore Cigar Malt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What 125 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LynnH

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations online easy. Reception staff great. Brandy and Helen at bar were excellent. Waiter Great. Food was very good! Happy New Year!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did not like to be seated in bar ! The food was much better last time we ate there. The service was outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We had a wonderful evening with another couple at the Vertex sky bar. The restaurant was fairly busy for a Tuesday night in Rapid City. The service was excellent and the ambiance was next level. That a restaurant like this exists in South Dakota is amazing. I ordered the 8oz filet medium rare and it was delicious and cooked just right. Perfect evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. JW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JohnW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We’ve just renewed our membership for the fifth year and talked several friends into doing it for the first time. Ryan has done a fantastic job since becoming manager and the crew I’d always so friendly and wonderful. Love the drinks, food, and ambiance!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. LD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LynneD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Very nice evening. Ryan was a great server

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Walters

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The whole rooftop dining experience was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Girlfriend asked for medium rare steak it came out well done(when it was remade it had very little seasoning and no compound butter), my chicken was bland and dryer than a brick. Our server was wonderful and the drinks were good. About the only redeeming qualities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. MP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MaryP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great place for cocktails and dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. CD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CityDweller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The restaurant, and hotel it is in, has a great deal of charm. The wait staff pleasant enough. They were also very kind to provide a wonderful table that we are grateful. We went for the praised rooftop experience but the weather wasn't behaving so we had to eat inside. But the food... inedible. The amount they charged for a tenderloin dish and a salmon and crab cake dish did not come close to edible quality. Yet, the bill was similar to one we would pay in an upscale restaurant in Manhattan. Cocktail was nothing too memorable either. Go for a decent experience, but keep to a lite fare to avoid disappointment to your stomach and wallet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            philips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was outrageous that I had to pay $25 to get on the elevator to the restaurant. Total surprise and not worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            travelbug

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The rooftop setting is wonderful; food was excellent, as was the service. We enjoyed the experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on August 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1st table too small no view. No option given for outdoor dining when I made the reservation. Furnishings were dated. We did get another table with a view so it worked out. Overall a good meal and experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. MH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MartyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good food. Was a tad cold. They bring the food from downstairs. Waiter was very attentive. View is great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our waitress was great and the drink was good, we will be back to try the food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15. WH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WindyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Charleston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The views and ambiance of this restaurant are great! Our server was excellent and the food did not take long to be served. The hostess was a bit cold (maybe she thought we didn’t have reservations?) but our waiter made up for it. We enjoyed our dinner!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16. j

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            johnd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            50 cover fee , ??? Really???? Weak menu average to below average food. & expensive… zero value & no doubt why they were at aprox 20% capacity. Homeless camped out front , saw a police foot chase with a swarm of cruisers behind. Skip this place if you have any sense.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17. SK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SarahK

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The drinks were great, service was great, but the food was inedible. The food ranks at the top of the worst meals I’ve ever had in my entire life. Not only was the food awful, but some ingredients advertised were a work of fiction. For example, instead of prosciutto, they used some sort of thick sliced ham.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The food was great, the service was awesome! Our Server Ryan was attentive and nice and charming. Gave great recommendations for food abd drink!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19. FH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FredH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            115 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            115 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The restaurant is at the top of a European style hotel downtown. The food and the atmosphere is at best casual…not what we had expected.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Food was excellent and the customer service was top notch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21. AJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AJME

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The staff and food were great but the other customers were very loud, rude to staff and pretentious. I think the restaurant would be a great place if the customers were better, which I know Vertex can not do anything about. Helen was our server and she was great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          22. AP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AbigailP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The staff was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere was beautiful. I would highly recommend for a romantic date or special occasion. My husband loved his food, and mine was okay. They have great gluten free options for flatbread but their gluten free noodles aren’t amazing. My husband ordered gluten free noodles, and they gave him real noodles. They looked and tasted too good to him to be gluten free, so we double checked that they were gluten free. They told us they were, but I went ahead to triple check and they ended up not being gluten free. Thankfully he did not eat enough to get sick, and I’m thankful that we triple checked. The staff was amazing about correcting their mistake and took money off of our dinner. Overall, it was an amazing experience! If you are highly allergic to gluten — I would be careful, otherwise, amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My wife and I were very disappointed by our experience at Vertex Sky Bar. Our server seemed bored being there and repeatedly ignored us. It took us an hour from ordering to receive our food to the table and we only ordered two entrees without special requests. Our server didn't check on us for 50 minutes from ordering and that was only when we flagged him down. The food was alright, but not worth the amount charged. We had difficulty getting our check to the table. Again, we had to get the attention of our server. We were so disappointed that we left without dessert or after dinner drinks. We will not be returning and recommend you eat elsewhere in Rapid City, SD.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We both ordered the burger. I asked for mine to be Gluten-free. It must have created quite the problem as we didn’t receive our food for quite some time. This was ok with us as we were out to enjoy each other’s company anyway. However, when the food came , my burger bun looked like it had undergone some sort of process to perhaps get it out of a frozen state. It tasted fine though and I truly appreciate it even being offered. The worst part I guess was that I didn’t even receive all of the toppings that my partner had on his burger. I don’t know what happened there but usually a burger is a very safe choice. Everything else was great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25. JV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JodyV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We had reservations for six. Sat at the very top. It was beautiful. We got our seats very quickly. However, our food took over an hour to get after we ordered it. Our waitress completely forgot my Brussels and because she did that, she gave me a free flat bread, even after she was aware of my gluten allergy. When my Brussels came to me, we were ready to pay and the Brussels were under cooked. The salmon was very dry. Although the scenery was beautiful, the service and food were not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            South Dakota

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Would not return.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27. O

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Olive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not worth the price. My husband and I came here for our anniversary and have always wanted to try vertex sky bar out, but never committed due to the price tag. We finally made reservations and were very excited, the view was beautiful and the cocktails did not disappoint but unfortunately the food sucked. I paid $25 for a plate of bland mush, and the burger was also flavorless. Wouldn't recommend unless you're planning on not eating. Customer service was really great though!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          28. SN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            StaceyN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice place, great food. Beautiful views. I would go back for sure!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CyndieH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was there this time for downtown Restaurant Week. It was delicious, however, I didn't think the 2 courses went together at all and there wasn't a vegetable to be seen in either dish. I would have preferred a side veg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30. TM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TMB520

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Had our New Year's Eve dinner at Vertex. Everything was mostly fine, except for the fact that we had to ask for silverware and napkins and were told at first that they had run out. Really? How do you not plan for the number of guests you are serving on NYE? The server brought us forks and paper napkins. The same server later brought a full set of utensils and cloth napkins to an adjoining table so I made the request again, which was fulfilled this time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I made the reservation at the roof top bar to see the Christmas Star. It was amazing!!!!! I forgot my binoculars but was able to take some pictures with my cell phone. Thank you Vertex Sky Bar!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          32. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First time in, was not what we expected at all very noise ( Saturday night in Dec) and we reserved well in advance for a table next to the bathroom?!? Food was great & outside was fabulous. Note to self....next time eat outside😒...........

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          33. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SoDakJoe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It’s a beautiful place they just can’t seem to get the bill correct. It’s the THIRD time I was over charged so I won’t be eating there again. I’ll stick to drinks and happy hour where it will be easy to see any bill errors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34. V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Montana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Unfortunately we were there on a Saturday and the noise level was extremely high. It was very busy and the waiters were rushed off their feet. They did as well as they could. I had the filet which was excellent and my husband a pasta, which was way over the top with garlic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          35. c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            chrisl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful atmosphere, service, cocktails and food. Had a wonderful time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our server was attentive and fantastic, the food took a bit longer but things happen. But 2 tables near us were yelling and were so loud I literally could not hear my date. I talked to the server and he shrugged and said "well thats how it is" ummm, this place is a fine dining and expensive fine dining restaurant. These other customers were obviously drunk and were literally yelling back and fourth and just getting louder and louder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          37. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jeffreyC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We really enjoyed our 49th Anniversary Dinner at Vertex. They had a special table with privacy and great views set up for us. Beautiful scenery from top floor of hotel. Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed our dinner very much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food and ambiance. Had fun!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          39. d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            denny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We reserved for sunset time. The view was wonderful and got even better at dark.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40. BW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BrianW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great view of the city, with good service; however nothing special. Overall, the food was good, nothing special or over the top. We paid a $20 cover charge to enter the restaurant since we were not members. Only recommend to people who actually stay at the hotel, $20 for non-members or guests is ridiculous for the type of limited menu/food and cocktails that were just OK. If you want ambiance and view, go. Otherwise, save your money if food is a deal-breaker for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          523 6th St Rapid City, SD 57701

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday-Thursday: 4:00 pm-12:00 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday-Saturday: 4:00 pm-2:00 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            American, Mediterranean

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Casual Elegant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Smart Casual

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