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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Recent News

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Jon Regen June 11 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen is a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook.…

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Spring Menu Feature: Pimento Cheese

We’ve all done it: cheese in a jar and a box of crackers. Perhaps the ultimate go-to in midwestern afternoon snacking, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular – and so addictive. Pimento cheese…

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House of Waters June 12 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets House of Waters is a trio that incorporates elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their…

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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.”