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Vertex Sky Bar

4.2
4.2
141 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • 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

What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Dakota

    Hot Spot

  • South Dakota

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Rapid City

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    rich

    South Dakota

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Travis was attentive and fun to visit with. Enjoyed the meal atmosphere
  2. J

    Jeremy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ordered the Bison, it was not good at all, flavorless, tough to cut, and tough to chew, waiter was nice and checked on us a lot (that was great) but when asked how the Bison was, told him, "it was not very good" by looking at my plate you could tell I did not eat very much of it, he didn't even ask what was wrong with it or anything, just took the plate and brought the bill shortly after, This is the second time in a row that the food hasn't even been good, it's unfortunate especially for a fine dining restaurant, next time I'll stick to the burger and appetizers,
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The promise of panoramic view was broken as we were sat in the downstairs lounge despite request of upstairs seating. We were told no seats available which turned out to be false. Food delivery was extremely slow although waitress was friendly. Food was poor, the menu advertised a high priced strip steak but it was anything but a strip steak. The Osso bucco was tough. Long time open table user first time need for a review.
  4. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food and drinks were delicious. I had the osso buco and the fish was quite salty abs the meat tough. I’ve had plenty of osso buco in Czech and I was shocked on how tough the meat was. Overall, very satisfied just caught off guard by the meat.
  5. b

    blpski

    Little Rock

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place that will not disappoint!!
  6. D

    Dyoung

    Miami

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very mediocre food. The views were beautiful and the service was good.
  7. RC

    RyanC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I do not normally leave reviews, but I must mention the food quality was not there. Drinks were great...service was great. But for some reason my wife and my meal was not on par.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere! Best views of Rapid City
  9. J

    Jeremy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Place is great, music was wonderful, service was great, but the food.... not sure because it was tiny.... ordered the duck breat and thought it was a side salad, for the price I was expecting a bit more of something/anything, it was okay not fantastic or great unfortunately, I will come back for sure because I love the place and usually the food....
  10. KF

    KimberlyF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Way way way overpriced for tiny portions. Not many choices and when we went they were out of things. Charged $72 for a New York Strip and $32 for an overcooked 2x2 inch square of duck on top of frisee lettuce. Very disappointed. Our waiter was nice and the view is pretty...but just go have a glass of wine, look around, and eat somewhere else.
  11. S

    lisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good, but the serving of duck was extremely small and on huge bed of greens. The bison was excellent.
  12. k

    karent

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Gorgeous. A little pricey but I understand why. It's just super nice.
  13. R

    Redhead

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    When you look at this business your first thought is that you're going to get a great view of rapid city. The name of the restaurant the pictures everything about this says you're going to get an awesome view. We actually did not have a view at all we could not see anything. I specifically booked at sunset so we could watch the sunset we didn't get to see any of the sunset. Our view was the front door and people's backside while they were waiting to be seated.
  14. TB

    TonyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Became a member last August and I go once a month and it is truly a delight every visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 70th birthday. Awesome experience. Enjoyed out side time after dinner on the 11th floor patio.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with superb service. Delicious food and drinks.
  17. LH

    LynnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    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.
  20. JW

    JohnW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    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!
  21. LD

    LynneD

    South Dakota

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Ryan was a great server
  22. W

    Walters

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole rooftop dining experience was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  24. MP

    MaryP

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for cocktails and dinner.
  25. CD

    CityDweller

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    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.
  26. p

    philips

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    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.
  27. t

    travelbug

    Oklahoma City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rooftop setting is wonderful; food was excellent, as was the service. We enjoyed the experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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
  29. MH

    MartyH

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress was great and the drink was good, we will be back to try the food.
  31. WH

    WindyH

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    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!
  32. j

    johnd

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    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.
  33. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  35. FH

    FredH

    Washington DC

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the customer service was top notch.
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Vertex Sky Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Vertex Sky Bar

523 6th St Rapid City, SD 57701

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rapid City

  • 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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

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