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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.

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.” – 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,…

Mother’s Day at The Dakota

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Call mom, throw on a nice outfit, and get down to The Dakota for a special New Orleans styled Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14th from 10am-2pm! We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, including a menu just for the kids.  We’re joined by local favorites Southside Aces, who will serenade you with upbeat jazz straight from the French Quarter.  This is better than breakfast in bed. Trust us. Call…


Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Attention! Beginning this coming Wednesday 5/3 the 10th St and Nicollet Mall intersection will be under construction. The intersection will be closed COMPLETELY to through traffic over the following weekend, Saturday 5/6 and Sunday 5/7 and will reopen, with lane closures on Monday morning 5/8 but remain under construction for the next several months. We continue to recommend parking in the LaSalle parking structure on the corner of 10th St…


Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Steeles May 30 | 7pm CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The Steeles are a Soul & Gospel powerhouse. These five siblings have been heard on Broadway and have graced stages from Carnegie Hall to The Guthrie to First Ave. Join us for an evening of soul-drenched Gospel greatness!   Jevetta Steele, vocals J.D. Steele, vocals Jearlyn Steele, vocals Fred Steele, vocals Billy Steele, vocals Sarah Jarosz June 6 & 7…

The music of Miles Davis at the Dakota

Posted on April 22, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

  The SFJAZZ Collective are an octet, who come together each year to honor a single iconic musician, by performing new arrangements of their established works. They also sponsor a wide array of classes, and workshops, in addition to playing family friendly concerts in the San Francisco Bay area. Community outreach is a huge part of what SFJAZZ Collective is all about. SFJAZZ Collective have an immense respect for music,…


Posted on April 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Each year, the SFJAZZ Collective creates and performs eight new works and eight new arrangements of tunes by an honored artist. Past honorees include Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder, and Chick Corea. For their 2016-17 season, the Collective will perform new arrangements of the music of jazz innovator Miles Davis and new compositions.   Tickets can be purchased by…

A conversation with the Kirk Joseph from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Catch them at the dakota live Sunday April 23

Posted on April 18, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with New Orleans’ own Kirk Joseph, who is the sousaphone extraordinaire of Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The world renowned festive groundbreaking band has an amazing story, historic legacy and a truly lasting influence. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, DDBB continues to thrive today and into the future. Kirk & I have been friends for over 20 years. We take great pleasure in deeply talking about music, our adventures and various…