About Minerva's - Sioux Falls

301 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Minervas Restaurant has been defining quality food and great service in Sioux Falls since 1977.

With a menu that offers everything from in-house aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood, Minerva's is definitely one to please every one's taste. Award-winning salad bar has been a business lunch and dinner addition favorite for many years. Enjoy the great taste and excellent service that has become a hallmark of the downtown Sioux Falls area.

Minervas also is pleased to be home to Paramount Cocktails & Food, an inviting lounge attached to Minervas, that offers a great happy hour plus live entertainment most weekends. Stop in for a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner dessert.

Minervas and Paramount also offer a spacious outdoor patio that showcases the heart of beautiful downtown Sioux Falls.

Join us at Minervas and Paramount today!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
11th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(605) 334-0386

Website:
http://www.minervas.net/

Entertainment:
Our Paramount Food & Cocktails, located within Minerva Restaurant offers live music every Friday and Saturday night 8:00PM - 11:00PM. Also offering a Happy Hour 3:00PM - 6:00PM Monday - Saturday and 8:00PM - 10:00PM Monday - Thursday. Offering discounted wine, tap beer and cocktails, also pizzas,appetizers, burgers, and desserts. Come relax by the fireplace or patio before or after dinner or have a seat at the bar and watch the game.

Parking Details:
The parking options available to the public are street parking - free parking after 5:00 PM or two public parking ramps within walking distance to Minervas Restaurant.

The closest ramp is located just a half block to the east of Minerva's on 11th Street. Entrance to ramp is in the far left lane of 11th street just pass Phillips Ave. The other available public parking is at 121 West 12th Street across from Washington Pavilion both ramps offer free parking after 6:00 PM and on weekends.

Public Transit:
Sioux Falls Area Transit(SAM) stop located just a half block east of Minervas Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chad Howard

Private Party Facilities:
Minervas private dining and meeting room is located in the lower level of Minervas Restaurant in historic downtown Sioux Falls. Our private meeting and dining room is perfect for all types of events.

Think of Minervas when planning your events:

~ Weddings or Rehearsals ~ Corporate planning or award dinners ~ Financial presentation dinners ~ Holiday parties and events

Lunch/Dinner Parties ~ minimum 20 guests, maximum 60 guests.

Cocktail Parties ~ up to 70 guests.

Menus Our staff can show you a variety of menu formats and ideas that have been successful four our guests. We can make suggestions and design a menu that best suits your event and budget. We will print a custom menu for your event.

Room Charges We may request a room charge, based on the type of event, number of guests and services needed.

Private Party Contact:
Jerry Bremmon: 6053340386

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Minerva's - Sioux Falls Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Great salad bar!! And pretty much every ...

Dined 3 days ago

Great salad bar!! And pretty much everything else!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!!!!

Dined 4 days ago

get a reservation before you go. Then get the steak you won't be disappointed. My wife gets the salmon almost every time we go there. Big salad bar for a small price...it's a must if you do salad bars.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Wonderful Evening

Dined 6 days ago

The service and food were outstanding. There were seven in our party including two children. The children's menu is a great value. I had the roasted chicken and risotto. I ate every bite and would order it again next time I am in town. The salad bar was impressive.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food as always! Service is alw ...

Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food as always! Service is always top notch!

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Mostly a good experience

Dined on April 23, 2016

The service was outstanding. Our server was a model waiter. The salad bar: still #1 in SF in my book: fresh, appealing, tasty. My wife's ribeye was tender and just the right amount of marbling. But my shrimp and scallop scampi was "skimpy". Two scallops, OK, but only two small shrimp: no way, not worth the price. And then no side, because the pasta was considered to be the side. Overall, we will go back, but I will get steak next time.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a find!

Dined on April 23, 2016

Great menu, reasonable prices, and phenomenal service. This place is great, you must go!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding restaurant

Dined on April 22, 2016

Were referred here by our local business partners and they were spot on. everything was excellent from the service to the food.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We drove 500 miles just to eat here

Dined on April 19, 2016

My wife and I found Minerva's by happenstance shortly after becoming engaged and wanting a fancy place to eat while traveling through Sioux Falls . We enjoyed it so much that a year later while traveling from Wichita, KS to Rapid City, SD that we drove out of our way just to eat here again. And, again, it was an amazing experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4
value4

Hey, it's Sioux Falls

Dined on April 16, 2016

Minerva's is the old stand by in town. Food is good, but not great. Menu has something for everyone, probably too big. A good staff and an attentive management keep everything running smoothly. The roast duck was very good, my scampi left me feeling like the scallops were squishy on the inside as if water plumped, and the shrimp were tough as if over cooked. The linguine with it was perfect and the sauce was nice, but probably too strong for scallops. They were overpowered. So as they say a mixed review and a caution about seafood in the midwest.

food5
ambience5
service5

Very good food and excellent salad bar!!

Dined on April 15, 2016

Very good food and excellent salad bar!!

food5
ambience5
service5

Have went to Minerva's 10 or so times ov ...

Dined on April 13, 2016

Have went to Minerva's 10 or so times over the last 25 years. It sets the standard in our great state for consistent quality, service and value. The last few times I have went with a large group. Even so they are able to accommodate us with timely service and superior food. Hoping new owners continue this for years to come.

food5
ambience5
service5

The weekly special was absolutely delici ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

The weekly special was absolutely delicious and our waitress was extremely nice, while still being quick and thorough. We will definitely be going back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Wonderful dining experience.

Dined on April 9, 2016

We go to Minerva's every year for our wedding anniversary with friends who also share the same wedding date. We enjoy the experience so much. This year when they found out it was our anniversary we received a complimentary dessert. Very thoughtful.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service5
value3

What has happened to Minerva's?

Dined on April 6, 2016

Minerva's is such a Sioux Falls institution - a place that one can depend on for great food. It does have the quintessential salad bar. I was disappointed with the beef stroganoff - too many mushrooms, much more stroganoff than necessary and no presentation. But what I found most annoying was the choice of background music - an unthoughtful choice of Sirius radio that ended up being random noise rather than something soothing that encourages one to sit back and enjoy dessert and a cup of coffee. According to the local news, it is being sold - I hope the new owners will think through all aspects of this usually great restaurant.

food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Waitress was helpful , polite and enjoya ...

Dined on April 3, 2016

Waitress was helpful , polite and enjoyable; food was good, not much area to wait

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday dinner

Dined on April 3, 2016

Our waitress was outstanding, our steaks were all cooked perfectly, and our dessert was the perfect portions of cake and ice cream, including a candle on my piece of cake :-)

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

The food and the service were excellent ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The food and the service were excellent while being reasonably priced. Our server was attentive without over doing it. We will definitely dine here again when we return to Sioux Falls.

food3
ambience5
service5

Food was ok. Service was great.

Dined on March 25, 2016

Food was ok. Service was great.

food5
ambience4
service5

Food was excellent. I had the petite fil ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Food was excellent. I had the petite filet with crab and hollandaise. There's a reason we keep coming back to one of the finest dining spots in Sioux Falls.

food5
ambience5
service5

We had a party of 10 and the food servic ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

We had a party of 10 and the food service and ambiance were great. Highly recommend,

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Classy

Dined on March 9, 2016

As always the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was comfortable and classy and we had a wonderful time eating, drinking and catching up with friends. We will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I have been a fan of Minerva's since the ...

Dined on March 3, 2016

I have been a fan of Minerva's since the day it opened, and always will be! This restaurant has it all, and more! The food is exceptional, atmosphere and service is the best. This restaurant is my first pick when friends or family are in town...and they all love it, too! What more can I say?

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Service is always top notch.

Dined on March 3, 2016

Service is always top notch.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Special Dinner

Dined on February 28, 2016

Food was very good, very nice waitress, service was very good.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Convenient to the performing arts center ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Convenient to the performing arts center. We were served promptly and efficiently. I would have preferred more vegetables with the entree rather than the salad bar. The salmon cakes were good and I had the fish special, which was delicious. If we are in Sioux Falls again, I would definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent, as usual

Dined on February 27, 2016

Minerva's provided an elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere for our family dinner on Friday evening. I had asked for a booth in my Open Table reservation, and we were seated in a comfortable booth toward the back of the restaurant - perfect! The server was friendly and engaging, the food was excellent, and the prices were acceptable. Minerva's is our families go-to restaurant for fine dining, and we're always satisfied with our dining experience. Thank you!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Minerva's Sioux Falls

Dined on February 25, 2016

I had a group in for training and had Minerva's recommended. It was absolutly great . will definitly will go again

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Pretty Consistent

Dined on February 21, 2016

We brought friends from out of town and got seated within a couple of minutes of arriving. Server took a while to make it back first 2 times to get orders, but they extremely busy. The salad bar was wonderful as usual. Three of the four of us had great meals and the fourth person thought his steak was good in flavor but more chewy than he expected for a better cut. My feature wine was not very good and I am not a complainer. In general though, I feel like I am nitpicking on this visit, but it was quite good - I even tried the wild boar strip and would get it again.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing place!!

Dined on February 21, 2016

We have been going to Minerva's for years! Love it every time ! Our waiter Brian was amazing!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Love the salad bar - especially the toma ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Love the salad bar - especially the tomato zucchini soup!

food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Food was outstanding.

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food was outstanding and salad bar was amazing. Our service was slow and we often did not see our server. We had to wait for quite a while to place a 2nd drink order to go with our entre.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Not as good as expected

Dined on February 15, 2016

I had a good experience at Minerva's, but the food was not as good as I expected. Our waitress was great, even though it was extremely busy, and the atmosphere was very romantic. However, if you are not a big seafood fan (which I am not), there aren't very many menu choices for you. The dish I ordered tasted good, but the salad bar was just average. If you want to go for the steak or seafood, though, it is probably a great choice!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always amazing!

Dined on February 15, 2016

Minervas really knows how to please. Steaks were prepared perfectly! I ordered mine medium rare and my husband likes his medium well. Both were great. Service is always impeccable as well! Thanks for always making it a special date night!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and great atmosphere as alway ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Great food and great atmosphere as always. We love to bring the kids as it is always so kid friendly. Minerva's is their favorite spot for a cheeseburger!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Minerva's continues to be the top restau ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Minerva's continues to be the top restaurant in Sioux Falls. I take people there who I want to have an experience demonstrating my respect and affection for them.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

First impressions matter

Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a late 8:15pm reservation on a Friday night, but still waited for a while for a table. Reservations are to avoid wait times. Meanwhile, numerous people were seated ahead of us, some that I am positive were walk-ins. The salads were meh, a nice wedge salad would be nice. We ordered calamari, it wasn't good, at all. First, it was served with spicy peppers, which not everyone likes; second, it was rubbery, which means it was overcooked. Johnny Carino's still has the best calamari in town! Our entrees were ok, we both ordered the risotto and it was cooked properly with good flavor, and the shrimp was cooked perfectly, but overall my homemade risotto is definitely better. The best part of the meal was the tiramisu, it was EXCELLENT! The service was just ok, nothing impressive, we waited a long time for refills. The booths need redone, they are HORRIBLY uncomfortable. There are no hooks for purses or suit coats either, though there is a coat check for winter coats (manned by a child?). We didn't feel it was worth the money in the end, we should have stuck with Carnaval. I'm not sure if we'll go back for a sit down meal again, but I may order dessert to go.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Lovely Evening

Dined on February 13, 2016

Would have been fun to have the restaurant note to us recognition of our 46th wedding anniversary. But we had a very nice dinner being part of the crowd. Just isn't quite like it used to be. The food was delicious and ample. We will certainly go back.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Consistently on the money with Fillet Mi ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Consistently on the money with Fillet Mignon and salad bar. Ive been everywhere in SF. You can't beat the food, service, and atmosphere. Classy and great food. I proposed to the wife there, that's good for something. If you have a complaint you must be an only child or caught them on a bad day, ha.

food4
ambience4
service5

Fantastic server...great food and a pink ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Fantastic server...great food and a pink squirrel to die for brah...

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Expected more for the price. Food was average

Dined on February 12, 2016

Just didn't have that wow factor with more of a Denny's taste for a higher price. For $100 one would expect more than just normal

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list

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