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Enigma Restaurant

445 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701-2754
+1 605-716-0600
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Ranked #24 of 200 restaurants in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rushmore Road/ Main Street
Description: South Dakota's top fine dining destination offering internationally inspired organic cuisine. Enigma Restaurant located downtown, provides the perfect location, atmosphere & cuisine for your first meeting of the day over breakfast, your high powered lunch meeting, your night on the town or for that very special occasion. The Enigma Restaurant, a AAA three diamond restaurant, is located at the New Adoba Eco Hotel Rapid City/ Mt. Rushmore. Enigma, is one of the finest of Rapid City restaurants featuring elegant dining, specialty drinks fine organic wines & stylish service. Guests can enjoy our signature "Mystery Dinner" and daily specials. Enigma Restaurant serves: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Room Service is available for Hotel guests 6:30am-9pm. Part of the Enigma Restaurant is our, 445 Lounge, a non-smoking, upscale lounge, offering delicious martinis with premium vodkas, fine wines, organic beers, great music and a fun relaxing atmosphere.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped at this place traveling through town. Seems to be the nicest restaurant in the area. The hotel lobby was filled with tourists, but once you safely arrived in the restaurant it was very nice. Food was very good, wine was too. Nice place - glad we stopped.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Breakfast came with the room, but not a typical complimentary breakfast. The Enigma served omelets made to order with plenty of sides including fruit, juice, bacon and sausages, cereal, breads, etc. I enjoyed it very much.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I tried enigma on our anniversary for the first time. We were both disappointed. The service and food were both just ok. We don't mind paying for quality but this experience was not worth the cost.

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Nemo, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Enigma has been a restaurant I have wanted to try for years. We spent Valentines Day in the Hotel, which was wonderful, and decided to try the special Valentines Dinner in the restaurant. We were given our "special" menu with no prices listed which should of been our first warning. There were several options in each category. I picked the... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Enigma has struggled over the past year to maintain their once excellent quality. Certainly our meal tonight was a definite uptick from previous meals. Our server was highly attentive and professional. We had the crab cakes, grilled Caesar salad, and the beef tenderloin, which was done to perfection. We also learned there will be a new chef taking over in... More

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Kadoka, South Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We got together here with some friends on New Years Eve 2013 and it was just a blast. The food, wine, etc was all wonderful. The service was ok, could have been a little better, but all in all went well. The dessert's were awesome too.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My beef tenderloin was very good although a tad over cooked for rare. My wife liked her lamb but said it wasn't great. Their elk tenderloin was an enormous disappointment, the serving size was 1/2 of what it has been in the past. I'm sure I could have eaten the elk serving in two bites. We complained and our wait... More

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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We dined at the Enigma Restaurant on our first evening of our stay. The meal was very good, but the waiter’s manner was distant and showed little interest in interacting with the diners. One wonders if this related to the fact that this meal was part of a contracted coach tour stay and that there would be no additional gratuities... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

After a long drive we decided to eat in the hotel. Menu selection was broad and taste was even better.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Top down trouble. Ordered the squash salad. Crushing amount of truffle oil prevented a second bite. Just set it aside. Waiter agreed and offered to comp. Crab cakes: runny. Who's cooking? Mahi mahi over rice that was either so old it was crunchy or had simply not been cooked. $55 dollars for really terrible food. Went back this morning since... More

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