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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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Happy Hour Named One of Five Best in Downtown Minneapolis, MSP Magazine

Posted on February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

” The $5 pork paté I recently had at the Dakota nearly had my head spinning off my shoulders with surprise and joy: A perfect little puck of spicy meat frosted with sweet fat, paired with house pickles and a buttery English muffin. It was the finest of fine dining—for the price of a Big Mac. I had it with a $5 Prairie organic cucumber lemonade: Refreshing! And it made…

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Artist Wine Lunch with vocalist Janis Siegel and Dusted Valley

Posted on February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Join us Tuesday, March 4th at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with honored friends, Janis Siegel, vocalist and Chad Johnson, winemaker, Dusted Valley Vintners. Once again for our March wine lunch, Chef Derik Moran and Pastry Chef Katie Elsing have created a unique menu inspired by the artist and the winery. $39 (gratuity + tax incl.) will bring guests a three course menu paired by our Sommelier and GM Martina Priadka…

Big Gigs at The Dakota! Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

Posted on November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

We’d like to give a BIG thanks to the Star Tribune: Big Gig’s this week. Check out all of the great acts featured, and then get in touch with our Box Office at 612-332-5299 or www.dakotacooks.com to get your tickets! Tex Pistols Big Ass Band TONIGHT! – NOVEMBER 29: For their third annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza, rockin’ urban country combo the Tex Pistols have corraled Kenni Holmen, Steve Strand and Michael…

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Why you should be seeing Patricia Barber tonight.

Posted on November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

  We have the enigmatic and wonderfully talented Patricia Barber tonight for two sets, one at 7p.m. and one at 9p.m. Patricia is a rare gem, as the first songwriter to ever be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and with one of the longest running residencies in the country, these shows aren’t going to be something you want to pass up. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at…

Cowboy Junkies and Lou Reed

Posted on October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Cowboy Junkies’ Mike Timmins posted memories of Lou Reed on the day of Lou’s passing.  Cowboy Junkies’ recording of “Sweet Jane” was their way to thank Uncle Lou for his pervasive presence in American music.  A record exec passed a cut of “Sweet Jane” to Lou who gave it a “thumbs up, ” and Cowboy Junkies could have ended their music career happy.   Read the entire October 27th  post from the Cowboy…

Everyone’s talking about Jack Jones

Posted on October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Jack Jones is featured this week in the Star Tribune Big Gigs as posted by the Jon Bream. “Jack Jones’ name and songs belong to the 1960s when he was a regular on Ed Sullivan, Dick Cafvett and “Hullabaloo.” In the era of Beatles, Motown and Beach Boys, he had a slew of easy-listening pop hits, including “Wives and Lovers” and “The Impossible Dream.” And what baby boomer can forget…

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Restaurant Week Fall 2013

Posted on October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Once again this year, the Dakota participates in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week, as we have since the event started in 2007.  October 20-25th, Restaurant Week allows guests to experience the Dakota’s acclaimed food in an affordable set menu for $20 or $30.  This year the Dakota will once again offer both the lunch and dinner Restaurant Week options featuring a delightful Bull’s Blood heirloom beet appetizer, a hearty…

Just Added Wine Dinner with Penfolds Jamie Sach!

Posted on October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, October 22nd join us for a Penfolds wine dinner starting with passed canapés at 5:30 and seated courses at 6 pm.  For just $65 (tax and gratuity not included), enjoy five unique courses from our chefs Kristin Tyborski, Derik Moran and pastry chef Katie Elsing to pair with four Penfolds wines as presented by Global Wine Ambassador Jamie Sach.  Call 612-332-1010 soon for reservations.