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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.

Scratch-Made Buttermilk Pie

Posted on June 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie has become an American favorite. In the Southern states, especially, it has become a signature. Chef Derik’s version retains the dish’s simple, Southern traditionalism and elevates it with a delicate and thoroughly sophisticated touch. The result is a silky, creamy custard texture with rich and full flavor. Today, Chef Derik is sharing his recipe so that you can bring his made-from-scratch confection to life in the comfort of…

New Shows On Sale!

Posted on June 16, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Steeles July 3 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or click here for tickets The Steeles consist of five siblings; J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy Steele. They have been singing together since they were children growing up in Gary, Indiana where they began to develop their style and soul. Each came to Minnesota for different reasons; however, it is clear they were meant to be a part of the Minnesota…


Posted on June 12, 2017 in Music

You will never be the same after seeing Candy Dulfer in concert. Plain and simple. This Amsterdam born artist has rightfully gained respect from the numerous industry heavyweights she has collaborated with, including Prince, Pink Floyd, the Eurhythmics’ Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Alan Parsons, and so many other popular artists one could almost become exhausted naming them. She began her “career” as a drummer at age five, but…

Going with the flow and the astonishingly unique sound of HOUSE OF WATERS – Monday June 12

Posted on June 11, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Transcendent of being categorized into a single genre, House of Waters offer a refreshing musical experience, featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six string bass, and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums. This ensemble was described by one observer as “the most original band on the planet”. With this in mind, anticipation is high for the band’s two shows, Monday June 12th at the Dakota Jazz Club in…

Something a Little Glamorous & Something Made From Scratch….

Posted on June 9, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

“Yes, I’m going there.  We all miss Prince, and something about the Dakota makes us feel close to him.  The Dakota raspberry shrub with cava, our version of the champagne cocktail, features something a little glamorous and something made from scratch right here at our club.”  – Christa Robinson, Dakota Bar Manager and Mixologist    Shrub cocktails and mocktails have made their way onto every well-curated drink menu across the country,…

New Shows on Sale!

Posted on June 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Robert Robinson June 20 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here for Tickets Although he points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace…

“Confident, Soulful” Jon Regen: Live on Sunday Evening!

Posted on June 8, 2017 in Music

Dakota Jazz Club is pleased to play host to singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jon Regen this Sunday. A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to renowned jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. His 2015 release, Stop Time, continued to affirm that Regen is a more-than-capable frontman. Paste Magazine gave the album a glowing 8.0 rating, commenting that “Stop Time…