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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.

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…

Ticket Alert! Upcoming shows On Sale Today, 11/28/14

Posted on November 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band with Special Guest Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire January 7 & 8 7 PM – $45, $65 & $70 9 PM – $35, $55 & $60 Morgan James Jan 14 7 PM – $30
 9 PM – $22 Dianne Reeves Jan 27 & 28 7 PM – $45, $50 & $60 9 PM – $35, $40 & $50 Willie Nile & Willie Porter Feb…

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The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

$25 Special offer from orchestra hall! JAZZ IN THE TARGET ATRIUM SERIES KICK-OFF The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members* Opening remarks by Wynton Marsalis Tuesday Dec 2 9:30PM Limited time 50% off tickets! $25 (regularly priced $50) · Jeremy (Boot) Walker, piano and bandleader · Ted Nash, saxophone* / Marcus Printup, trumpet* / Vincent Gardner, trombone* / Anthony Cox, bass / JT Bates, drums Join Wynton Marsalis as…

Pop-Up Bakery by Dakota Pastry Chef Katie Elsing

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pop-Up Bakery by Dakota Pastry Chef Katie Elsing Tues 11/25. 11am until Sold Out. It all started with Dakota pastry chef Katie Elsing and a trip to New York for the 2014 chefs congress. Inspired by meetings with pastry guru Dominique Ansel and others, Elsing’s long time dream became something she couldn’t put off any longer and the TKC Bakery was born. Hosted at the Dakota, Elsing’s very first pop-up…

Loudon Wainwright III and “Spider” John Koerner

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

Such a treat to have the great Loudon Wainwright III play the Dakota this week. We took the opportunity of the two nights he’d be with us to have local legend, “Spider” John Koerner start things off each night as we felt it was the perfect primer for the evening. Koerner is well known in Minnesota and around the world as one of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries starting out in the…

Hiromi – The Trio Project leaves the Dakota in complete amazement!

Posted on November 7, 2014 in Community

We are just catching our breath from another great series of concerts from Hiromi and The Trio Project. This time around Hiromi had long time collaborator Anthony Jackson playing contra-bass and drummer Steve Smith. Though Steve Smith may be most famously known as a former drummer of 70’s rockers, Journey, his jazz chops of which he has honed through the years with Vital Information among other gigs truly showed through…

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A civilized lunch – the countdown is on!

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

A hot Reuben of house-corned brisket loaded with swiss cheese and finished with Russian dressing. The smoked chicken pasta with carmelized onions dressed with house-made parsley cream. Caesar salad paired with celery root soup and micro greens. A black bean burger with chipotle and pickled vegetable. Just as we admire the beauty of autumn but know it inevitably leads to the season of warm weather fasting, we must say a…

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Soter Vineyards Wine – Featured wines through November 18th

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s most recognized appellation for cool climate varietal wines and is famous for producing exceptional examples of the classic Burgundian varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In the Northern part of this region, referred to as the North Valley, are sub appellations including Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. This area is rich in diversity of terroir over the rolling hillsides of vineyards. Wine gowers James Cahill…