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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Davell Crawford

“I don’t know that I’ve ever been brought to tears by a piano piece. Davell Crawford has changed that. … his performance of “Southern Nights/Many Rivers To Cross,” the marriage of an Allen Toussaint song…

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“Living Colour is magic”

“Living Colour is magic. When you wonder how in the heck a veteran band keeps on keepin’ on, in the face of changing times and tastes, the answer is easy: kick people in the face.…

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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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The standard line on the Dakota is that it has the best food of any jazz club in the country. That’s got to be true, but doesn’t really cover it. When there is no music playing at all, the Dakota…

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