About Us


The Dakota is a rare gem in the Minneapolis entertainment scene. One of few establishments to serve a full, chef-driven menu paired with world-class music performances seven nights a week, the Dakota is more than a restaurant and more than a music club; it’s where love of great food and great music come together as a seamless duet.


We’ve been around the Twin Cities for over 25 years. We feel community involvement is important and we model this by really getting involved with community efforts, benefits and fundraisers.

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Established in 1985, the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant opened in St. Paul and has since moved to downtown Minneapolis. We are proud of our history as a part of the Twin Cities community.

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JONATHA BROOKE November 21 at 7pm – Click Here For Tickets “Charming and very funny. A seasoned musician with a beautiful voice, Brooke rocks it.” – New Yorker “Jonatha Brooke immerses us in her world…

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O’Connor Band Special Offer

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  Enter promotional code “MNO” for 20% discount   “Mark O’Connor remains one of the most restless and rewarding talents in American music, a violinist with roots in the deepest bluegrass traditions…

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Testimonials & Reviews

We believe in what we do, we love doing it. We are grateful for the praise and applause we’ve received from such a range of sources. We always appreciate the feedback. If you would like to say something, feel free to submit your own testimonial–we’d love to hear from you!

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“I can’t even express how impressed we were with our first (definitely not our last) visit to this venue.”