Blog & PressNoteworthy Food & Music

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.


Posted on October 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

When it comes to the relationship between love and food, who can say where one ends and the other begins, or whether the two can be separated at all.  Indeed, when it comes to Italian cuisine, they are uncompromisingly intertwined; it isn’t Italian unless it’s made with love. And while this sense of care and tradition is palpable, traditions vary across Italy, making notions of what constitutes a “genuinely Italian” dish…


Posted on October 9, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

KBEM’s String Theory 20th Anniversary November 12 | 4pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets String Theory is a program celebrating the connectivity of spirit, passion and compelling artistry shared by all the world’s musics. Join Kevin Barnes every Saturday afternoon 1-3 p.m. and explore and experience this world of musical possibilities! Nachito Herrera Presents: Gershwin Meets Lecuona November 17 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets…


Posted on October 4, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Is there anything in the world so versatile as a French fry? An imported staple of American dining, the pomme frite is as naturally paired with a fine, date-night steak as it is with a midnight burger. There’s something comforting about the classic starch; its adaptability makes it the perfect receptacle for virtually any condiment, which makes the dining experience flexible, customizable, personal. It’s a welcome addition to any plate,…


Posted on September 29, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

A Night Of Classic Soul for Southdale YMCA feat. Jarrod Lawson, Jesse Larson and St Paul Peterson November 6 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Three renowned blue-eyed soul singers join musical forces to raise money for the Southdale YMCA. A fundraiser benefiting Youth Leadership at the Southdale YMCA.  The Y is a starting point for many youth to learn a culture of service, civic engagement and…


Posted on September 27, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Can you feel it? The air is getting a bit damp as it gets colder. Unable to hold on to their moorings, changing leaves can be found scattered in your path, ranging in color from bright crimson to a sodden, muddy sort of brown. Scarves appear. It’s inevitable. It’s Fall. Whether you’re a Fall fan or you’re bittern over summer’s end, the Dakota’s newly unveiled Fall menu will add an element…


Posted on September 22, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Badfinger’s Straight Up starring Joey Molland October 23 & 24 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets It’s the 45th anniversary of the greatest album by Badfinger, 1972’s Straight Up, and the band’s legendary guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Joey Molland –along with his dynamic band–brings the album to the stage in a bracing live show. Featuring 5 tracks written by Joey, Q magazine described Straight Up as…

First Taste of Our Fall Menu

Posted on September 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Well, it’s official: summer’s over. On Monday, September 25th, we at the Dakota are packing up our beach hats and short shorts and rolling out our Fall menu. We’re keeping the specifics of the Fall revisions under wraps for just a bit longer, but fear not: the majority of your favorites aren’t going anywhere. (HOWEVER, if you’re looking to have one last bite of our peach salad, gazpacho, salmon bacon…