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Enigma Restaurant

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445 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701-2754 (Rushmore Road/ Main Street)
+1 605-716-0600
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: South Dakota's top fine dining destination offering internationally...
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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere. Slow service. Servers were not well versed in the menu

The buffalo ribeye and the lambchops were excellent. We were seated at 7:25 and ordered by 7:35 yet our food wasn't served until 8:20! All meat was served medium rare so it shouldn't have taken that long. Also, we had a few questions about the menu and each time the waitress didn't actually know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jamie C
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Summerset, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not dined at this restaurant for a few years. The last time we dined here our food was ok. This time it was nasty. Our event started off with a hostess who acted as if we were bothering her by stopping in. She said nothing as she sat us. The waiter was equally unremarkable. The food was mediocre... More 

Helpful?
Thank BroncosFan_12
Enigma_Restaurant, Manager at Enigma Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BroncosFan_12, First off, I would like to apologize for your bad experience in our restaurant. Without feedback such as yours we would not be able to identify and fix these issues. I have spoken with the front of house staff as well as the Chef on steps we can take to ensure this does not happen again! The Chef... More 

Summerset, South Dakota
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The buffalo ribeye and the lambchops were excellent. We were seated at 7:25 and ordered by 7:35 yet our food wasn't served until 8:20! All meat was served medium rare so it shouldn't have taken that long. Also, we had a few questions about the menu and each time the waitress didn't actually know the answer and had to go... More 

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Thank Jamie C
Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We love your schnitzel and the fresh salad that comes with it. It's fresh and the portion is a great size. Also you bread with the herb butter is wonderful.

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Thank JoleenZoller
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I can't believe this place gets good reviews . The food was decent, but the atmosphere here was horrendous.

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2 Thank Amanguru
Hermosa, South Dakota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our very first time to this restaurant. We received a four course mystery dinner. The salad was the only part we didn't like. But the appetizer, dinner and dessert more than made up for it. We couldn't have the wine due to our various medical conditions. The staff were friendly. The price point is an issue, but I... More 

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Thank CRW123
Stockton, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We buy a lot of wine pairing dinners...on cruise ships, in cities where we travel. Enigma Restaurant calls theirs the "Mystery Dinner". The chef prepares dishes inspired by what he has on hand, that can be featured, and carefully pairs up a glass of wine with each course. Our dinner consisted of seared jumbo scallops, paired with La Crema chardonnay.... More 

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1 Thank Dancer062
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is wonderful! The food is great, Chef Arliss prepares delicious Italian dishes every Thursday between 11am and 2pm and food the rest of the time is great too. Service is friendly and fast, prices are reasonable.

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Thank Angee B
South Paris
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Arriving late at night we were delighted to find Enigma offering an array of delicious dishes. The waitress was helpful in helping us choose. My gluten free requests were granted and tasted so good. Diner was excellent. Dessert and coffee were a perfect finish...loved the classical music, comfy booths and nostalgic décor.

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Thank DeborahJF
Boston
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We wondered why anyone would called a restaurant "Enigma." We visited for breakfast and dinner and found out. Breakfast was included with our hotel stay at the Adoba. It was a buffet and it was awful - everything was cold and poorly cooked. We decided right away that we would not use our coupons for the second day's breakfast. We... More 

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1 Thank D053004
Sugar Land
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice restaurant with new style of contemporary entrees. They had a few vegetarian options. It is open till 10 pm which is a very good thing in South Dakota as most other places close by 9 pm. It is expensive and most entrees are in the range of $15 to $20.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701-2754
    (Rushmore Road/ Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-716-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?