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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.

Anoushka Shankar Brings an International Flavor with an Important Message to the Dakota Jazz Club

Posted on July 6, 2018 in Featured Blog Post

Weeks ago, in conjunction with cities across the country, Minneapolis residents took to Marquette Avenue in a march known as “Families Belong Together,” protesting the federal immigration policies that have resulted in the separation of immigrant families crossing the United States’ border. In addition to the various other political movements that have occured over the past year and a half, this particular protest seems to underscore the purpose of Anoushka…

Traffic Notice: Downtown to Crosstown Minneapolis

Posted on June 19, 2018 in Featured Blog Post

The I-35/Lake Street entrance and exit ramps will be undergoing construction to improve transit, regional access, reconstruct bridges and pavement staring in summer 2017-fall 2021. There will be periodic lane and ramp closures. For up-to-the-minute information, please visit

IT’S BACK, BABY: The Dakota Patio

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

IT’S BACK, BABY: The Dakota Patio   The clouds have parted. The temperature has risen. And after two years of (seemingly endless) construction on Nicollet mall, it’s finally happened:   The Dakota patio is back.   The patio will open at 4pm for happy hour with a special patio menu and remain open throughout our dinner hour, allowing those dining after 5:30pm access to our full food and drink menu.…