About Us

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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.

Community

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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History

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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July Foodie Nights

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights. Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing…

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Dakota Patio

Dakota Patio Open 7 Days a Week Happy Hour  4-6 Late Night Happy Hour Fri & Sat 10-1, Food Until Midnight $5 Prairie Vodka Cocktails & Rail Drinks $3 Select Tap Beer & House Wine…

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June Foodie Night

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights. Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing…

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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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Thanks again for the tickets, it was an awesome show and a great start to the vacation I just returned from!

Davina B.