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We love what we do, and we love talking about it. Read through the posts below to see reviews and press articles written about the Dakota, as well as updates about our community involvement, events, and restaurant menus.

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Coming Soon To A Room With A Vieux

Posted on January 17, 2015 in Featured Blog Post

The Dakota is excited to present our future A Room With A Vieux upcoming pop-up dates! If you’ve been looking for your chance to come and visit us before our spring time renovations, be sure to check out our next pop-up dates below. Keep an eye out on this space for future updates and added details.   A Room With A Vieux – Part Deux Tonight – January 17th – 9PM…

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“Foodie Nights” in January

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Featured Blog Post

“Foodie Night” at the Dakota has been a long standing tradition. We are always excited to bring in local talent and couple these special no cover evenings with a chef special drummed up by our renowned chef, Derik Moran. With two of these special evenings coming up for the rest of January we invite you two check them out! Travis Anderson Trio January 22, 2015 7pm Church of Cash January…

“A Room with a Vieux – Part Deux”

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Dakota is presenting another edition of “A Room with a Vieux” at the burgeoning new spot, Vieux Carré in Saint Paul. We had an amazing New Year’s Eve at Vieux Carré and look forward to putting on more events in the space. This time around we are hosting “A Room with a Vieux – Part Deux. Doors open at 9pm Our food offerings are house made Muffaletta sandwiches. The…


The Dakota Presents: “A Room with a Vieux” New Year’s Eve party

Posted on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A Room With A Vieux” NYE | December 31st 408 St. Peter Street – St. Paul, MN Doors: 9PM | Cost: $12 | 21+ The Dakota is presenting two major New Year’s Eve events this year! Our annual New Years celebration with Davina and the Vagabonds is sold out so we wanted to offer something on the other side of the river in downtown Saint Paul. An extra special “pop-up”…


Posted on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Billy Strings and Don Julin Monday, January 19 7 PM – $20 Hector Del Curto’s Tango With special guest Michael Hauser Thursday, January 29 7 PM – $35 Glen David Andrews Saturday, February 21 7 PM and 9 PM – $25 Scythian Wednesday, February 25 7 PM – $25 Jorma Kaukonen Saturday, April 11 7 PM – $42 9 PM – $35 Bettye LaVette Thursday, April 16 7 PM –…


Posted on December 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pippi Ardennia, Patty Lacy and Judi Gronseth Motown, Standards, and More! Sunday, Jan 4 7 PM – $25 A Solo Evening with Marshall Crenshaw Monday, Jan 12 7 PM – $25 Gospel Brunch Fundraiser featuring Robert Robinson Saturday, Jan 17 Doors at 11:30 Brunch served 12:15 $50 inclusive of show, meal, tax and tip The Steeles present a New Martin Luther King Day Concert Sunday, Jan 18 6 PM and…


Posted on December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

One more last big show announcement for 2014. We’re excited to have The New Standards back on stage for what they are calling a pair of “Preener’s Eve”. For what has become a holiday staple, The New Standards a perfect backdrop for winding up the year. The New Standards December 30 7 PM and 9 PM – $40 & $30 Kansas City style Blueswoman, Kelley Hunt promises to make a…

Longtime backup singer Lisa Fischer dazzles front and center

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s been a real treat to have met the wonderful singer, Lisa Fischer this year. We had her here for the first time back in September and it was like meeting a long lost friend that we never knew we had. She has found a home at the Dakota and so it’s a blessing she has been able to come back to soon for 3 nights this time around. Our…


Posted on December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Steve Cole January 31 7 & 9:30pm – $20 Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam February 10 & 11 7 pm – $60 & $50 Black Violin Feb 28 & Mar 1 7 pm – $40 Rene Marie – With Love to Eartha Kitt March 3 7 pm – $30 James Hunter April 6 & 7 7pm – $45 & $37 Emily West May 1 7pm – $25

Chef Derik Moran featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you are coming Downtown for Holiday shopping, make the Dakota “Foodie Night” a stop along the way!! He’s a dynamo in the kitchen and one of the Twin Cities most respected Chefs. We’re proud to have Derik Moran and it’s a real treat to see Minnesota Monthly highlight his work featuring his five essentials. Check out what Derik has in store at our  two Foodie Night events this week, Tuesday…