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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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5/26 – NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Jon Regen June 11 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen is a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook. The Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced Regen “a supremely accomplished pop artist,” and JazzTimes deemed his music “as potent as anything crafted by Sting.” His new album, Stop Time, finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and…

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Spring Menu Feature: Pimento Cheese

Posted on May 22, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

We’ve all done it: cheese in a jar and a box of crackers. Perhaps the ultimate go-to in midwestern afternoon snacking, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular – and so addictive. Pimento cheese has been around since the early 1900’s. Once regarded as a delicacy in the southern United States, it is now considered a household staple and can be found in endless variations below the Mason-Dixon line.…

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5/19 – 8 NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

House of Waters June 12 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets House of Waters is a trio that incorporates elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound. Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. Featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and newly added percussionist Argentinian-born Ignacio…

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Savor Southern Comforts with our Spring Menu

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

If  you dine regularly at the Dakota you already know that Executive Chef Derik Moran (pictured left, Executive Sous Chef Shawn O’Neal pictured right) makes the silkiest buerre blanc in town, is the master of aromatics, and would be aptly named the King of Creole.  His entrees are a study in harmony, complexity, and depth, and are executed with such clarity that from chef’s mind to diner’s palette, nothing is lost in translation.  …

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5/12 New Shows on Sale!

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Commander Cody May 20 | 7 & 9:30pm – ADDED SHOW! Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here for tickets Ever since his early days as front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has been a truly unique and iconoclastic figure. His special blend of old-time rock ‘n’ roll, country, boogie-woogie, R&B and Western swing have virtually defined American roots music. The band’s straightforward energy was evident on their debut…

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5/5 New Shows On Sale

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Regina Marie Williams sings Nina Simone May 28 | 7pm CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS A phenomenal actor and world-class vocalist, Regina consistently wows critics and leaves audiences enthralled, staying in high demand. This lady of the stage leaves cataracts of applause in her wake at such nationally renowned venues as The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre and The Dakota. On May 28th, she takes on the catalog…

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Jazz in May at The Dakota

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

  Keiko Matsui Thursday, May 11th at 7 & 9pm and May 14th at 6 & 8pm Call or Click Here for Tickets “one of the most creative and humanitarian artists around. Inspiration comes to her as easily as breathing.” – Examiner.com Matsui layers fluid, inventive piano playing into vivid soundscapes that have no equal in modern music. Her roots are in contemporary jazz, and her harmonies are decidedly modern,…