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Vertex Sky Bar

4.2
4.2
162 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

11:00 PM


Booked 2 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 162 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
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Dakota

    Innovative

  • South Dakota

    Great for fine wines

  • South Dakota

    Lively

  • Rapid City

    Most Booked

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  1. LG

    LincolnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Vertex was great and our server was awesome. All around fantastic experience.
  2. MD

    MistyD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating here, they are always on top of it and never disappoints.
  3. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Steak was underwhelming and overpriced. Salmon overcooked, dry and tough. Our third entree the flatbread was good but arrived at the table 15 minutes after the other two entrees arrived. Would not recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Leslie(?) was excellent; her recommendations and up-sells greatly enhanced the experience, especially as we are new to the area. Elk ravioli app before having the duck and my gf had the beef tenderloin. Both were prepared as ordered. Watched a red harvest moon rise from the rooftop window view we had, overall very pleased with the experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondeful!!!
  6. PS

    PhyllisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit expensive for my taste and budget so I probably would only come for a special occasion, as this was. Nice view and if it were warm enough to dine outside I would have appreciated the ambiance more. There was a vent right beside my seat so I was quite chilly much of the time so that was quite unpleasant. I like the idea and feel it does appeal to many folks but just ok for me. I would recommend to some friends but not others.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was very poor. One of the plates had to be sent back it was so bad.
  8. SD

    SuzieD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very friendly & professional. Made good recommendations re food choices.
  9. D

    Donaldo

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall experience was disappointing for a restaurant that requires $20 per person if you are not staying at the Alex Johnson. I had to ask the wait staff three times for a glass of water as she had already served water to my wife and daughter. Food was average and certainly not worth the price.
  10. KM

    KarrahM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Service was great but food was absolutely awful and the inside dinning got very crowded and loud.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Quality of food is poor, especially when you factor in the price of it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was not worth the price. Our waiter was nice, but the food took a long time and was disappointing. Food quality is more important to us than ambiance. I would only go back if I were going to have drinks on the patio for the nice view.
  13. LD

    LynneD

    South Dakota

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was wonderful! Great drinks and view
  14. k

    kenf

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful View
  15. RF

    RubyFoodie

    South Dakota

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elk ravioli, burgers, steaks and osso bucco were all delicious. Maybe a little slow on getting food, but coming to expect that with workforce challenges everywhere! Very attentive servers.
  16. a

    aces

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great service. A good menu of drinks and food. Views are astonishing. We will go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and were excited to try the restaurant that calls itself "the pinnacle of luxury". Good: elk ravioli appetizer, the $72 dry aged steak, and our waiter. Bad: everything else. They were out of the duck by 6 pm, bison osso buco so tough it was inedible, underseasoned steak, overcooked shrimp, 1/2 hour wait for dessert, liquid "panna cotta". At some point during our dinner, our waiter accidentally broke our wine bottle while clearing the table. It was a complete fluke, and the restaurant made it right by giving us half off our bottle price; I mention it only to highlight that the night seemed to be a comedy of errors, and we just had to laugh. I think my husband summed it up perfectly when he said that it seemed like it was the chef's night off. The check was $200 ($250 with tip), and for the money I just cannot recommend Vertex to anyone else. I think the worst part was the $20 cover fee for the "privilege" of enduring one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had. At least the company was fantastic. 
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating wife’s birthday and relocating to Rapid City. We had a perfect table with and great view, excellent service, good food/drinks and plenty of space and time to celebrate and reconnect. It was a all around great evening and experience. Excited to return again soon!
  19. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was very nice but orders and check were wrong. Food was terrible. Many other guests had the same problems we did. Manager apologized and reduced the bill but we would never eat here again.
  20. SB

    ShelbyB

    New Mexico

    420 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    420 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We ordered the bison Rosso bucco & it was inedible, tough, tough tough. Our server took it back & brought us steaks to replace it. She was wonderful Leslie.
  21. SI

    StephanieI

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great view and cocktails average food.
  22. r

    rich

    South Dakota

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Travis was attentive and fun to visit with. Enjoyed the meal atmosphere
  23. 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,
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 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.
  25. 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.
  26. b

    blpski

    Little Rock

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

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

    Dyoung

    Miami

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very mediocre food. The views were beautiful and the service was good.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere! Best views of Rapid City
  30. 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....
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with superb service. Delicious food and drinks.
  38. 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!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Vertex Sky Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 2 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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