Recently, my wife and I decided to "splurge" and have a nice dinner. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. I ordered the New York Strip and was almost unable to chew it!! My wife's salmon was just barely edible. We thought maybe desert would end on a better note, but it was almost worse. All in all, the atmosphere is great and service is adequate, maybe the should serve there bar food up there, it is quite good.
I enjoyed the whole experience. The service was great, the food was even better. We didn't need for a thing. It was well worth it and we will for sure go back next time we visit Deadwood. I wouldn't miss it...
We arrived for our office christmas party in early December and it was not decorated for the holiday. To add to the dissappointment, the service was slow, wait times between entraeselections was lengthy. When the main selection arrived it was cold, vegetables soggy, I have had better at a drive up "joint". Who ever is the manager of this place should be dismissed, as they are not doing their job. The host/hostess staff is not professional. IF Kevin Costner went here himself, he would be appauled! There is better elsewhere.
We arrived five minutes before our "window" seating reservations and were told by the hostess that everything was on schedule and that we would be seated in just a few minutes. We could plainly see from the waiting area that not one but two window tables were cleared, set and available, but we were not seated by the hostess for a full twenty minutes past the assigned reservation time. Service was pitiful. We had to signal the wait staff to have our water glasses refilled while we awaited appetizers for another twenty minutes. The wine list was not that extensive as other online reviewers had indicated. After appetizer and salad were served, we were told that what we had ordered for our entree was no longer available that evening from the kitchen, and we must select something else. When the food finally arrived, the vegetables (steamed carrots) were cold and the wild rice side dish was not even cooked but was still crunchy and cold. The sauces applied to the meats overpowered their own savory flavor. Sorry, but Triple A needs to rethink this Diamond Star rating. This restaurant does not measure up to those standards. We do not recommend this experience to anyone.
Absolutely the finest dining experience we had while touring the Mt. Rushmore area. Service was superb, the menu was marvelous and food was outstanding. We were on a tour and can assure you that none of the other meals served on this tour approached the quality of yours. You can be certain we will advise any of our friends headed your way to make reservations and plan on a beautiful evening.
Oh yes . . . . my thanks to the manager and to your pianist for allowing me to "sit in" for a few numbers.
J. M. Wilkinson
Went there for Christmas'eve. We had alligator, artichoke, and escargot for appetizers. These were great. The main dishes though were not worth the price. The lamb tested more like sheep than lamb (three of us had it), my 12 year-old daughter thought her filet mignon was not as tender as it should have been, the veal was greasy, but the chicken tenders from the kids'menu was good(real chicken breasts). The waitress was very nice if a little tense at the beginning -- our party had 5 kids aged 6 to 12, and 6 adults. Overall, the meal wasn't as good as expected. Ndona Hansen
The restaurant was lovely, and it really wasn't very expensive - salad comes with the dinner and there were lots of reasonably priced wines to choose from. We waited way too long between salad and main course, and the food was nothing to write home about. The Caesar salad was soggy and the greens in the mixed green salad were far from fresh. My marlin was chewy and tasteless, and my mother's walleye, I thought, was boring.
The food is great and the ambiance is amazing. There is live piano music and the decor is beautiful. You must get reservations well in advance. It is very busy and will take about 2 hours to eat. Sometimes the service is a little slow. Overall it is worth it.