Running a little behind with your Valentines plans? Here is a list of some of the great restaurants around the Black Hills to help you set hit the right note with your sweetie. I can’t promise you’ll be able to get reservations at any of the restaurants by Thursday, but maybe this will give you a few tips for your next hot date.
Candle-Lit Dining: Think Outside the Chains
- Enigma, Rapid City: They have a mouth-watering Chateaubriand for two, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try the Mystery Dinner – a chef prepared special created just for you.
- Alpine Inn, Hill City: For dinner, you can order one of two menu items: Steak, or Big Steak. The salad comes in a wedge and the potatoes only come baked, but I’d be willing to give the Alpine Inn the award for being the steak authorities of the Hills.
- Jakes, Deadwood: Located at the top of the Midnight Star, Jakes has tons of ambiance and the waiters wear towels over their arms. Live piano music and an impressive wine list round out a wholly elegant (and delicious) dining experience.
- Latchstring, Spearfish Canyon: Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the Hills, the Latchstring is also one of the oldest restaurants in the area.
I could actually go on and on. We have an amazing variety of wonderful restaurants around here, covering most of the major ethnic options (Chinese, Italian, Mexican, French, Steakhouse) – (what? Stakehouse is ethnic… American. :)) and a few more obscure options, such as Indian (American and Asian) and Thai. We have great burger joints and sandwich shops and even a really good soup joint or two. Stay tuned for more suggestions!