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 March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 An Evening With Robert Robinson Sunday April 16 | 7pm $30 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…


Posted on March 30, 2017 in Food & Drink

Join the Dakota and Twin Cities Hot Club for a very special Easter Brunch, April 16 from 10am – 2pm. Whether you’re 5 or 95, a memorable early afternoon of abundant food and lively music awaits you.  Chef Derik Moran bakes fresh pastries and breads and presents them along with an assortment of classic bistro fare options. We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, menu below (kids menu also available,…

Elite Song Stylists and Breathtaking Improvisers

Posted on March 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

FREDDY COLE An eminently satisfying entertainer. Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing, a certain nuance to his phrasing that can’t be taught. Hear why the New York Times calls him “the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation.”  BUY TICKETS HERE   STACEY KENT QUARTET feat. JIM TOMLINSOM A crystal clear voice that seems lighter than air. A saxophone sound that is gentle and intimate. Stacey Kent…


Posted on March 27, 2017 in Music

It is impossible to convey with words how compelling DakhaBrakha is in concert. The Ukrainian quartet’s performances, of which I am thrilled to have seen several, are a perfect storm of musicality and theater. As they bring their self-described “ethno-chaos” style of playing to audiences worldwide, they create quite an enthusiastic following that builds with every show. Their sets at this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, TX…


Posted on March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Michael Johnson April 12 | 7pm Click Here for Tickets In his 40-plus years in the music business, guitarist and songwriter Michael Johnson has quietly compiled an impressive catalog as performer and songwriter, establishing himself as a craftsman of gentle, virtuosic music, replete with thoughtful lyrics and unpretentiously dazzling guitar playing. Johnson spent nearly 20 years living in Minneapolis, and his annual Christmas shows at the Guthrie Theater became the…


Posted on March 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Denny Laine Plays Band on the Run May 6 | 7pm Click Here For Tickets Denny is an original member of the Moody Blues and he sang the band’s first major hit single “Go Now” in 1964. After a few years, he left the Moody Blues to pursue his solo career managed by the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Along with Paul & Linda McCartney, Laine is co founder of the…

The Feelin’ will give you the feeling’

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Music, Uncategorized

For a genuine gist of who my friend Nick aka Nicholas David is, look no further than his aptly earned nickname The Feelin’. Nick the Feelin’ is the warmest, most soulful human beacon of exquisite voice, musicianship & beaming presence on the vibrant Minneapolis Saint Paul music scene. And has been for well over a decade. I trust that I’m largely preaching to the choir here. Think of Nicholas as…