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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.

Loudon Wainwright III and “Spider” John Koerner

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Community

Such a treat to have the great Loudon Wainwright III play the Dakota this week. We took the opportunity of the two nights he’d be with us to have local legend, “Spider” John Koerner start things off each night as we felt it was the perfect primer for the evening. Koerner is well known in Minnesota and around the world as one of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries starting out in the…

Hiromi – The Trio Project leaves the Dakota in complete amazement!

Posted on November 7, 2014 in Community

We are just catching our breath from another great series of concerts from Hiromi and The Trio Project. This time around Hiromi had long time collaborator Anthony Jackson playing contra-bass and drummer Steve Smith. Though Steve Smith may be most famously known as a former drummer of 70’s rockers, Journey, his jazz chops of which he has honed through the years with Vital Information among other gigs truly showed through…

A civilized lunch – the countdown is on!

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Food & Drink

A hot Reuben of house-corned brisket loaded with swiss cheese and finished with Russian dressing. The smoked chicken pasta with carmelized onions dressed with house-made parsley cream. Caesar salad paired with celery root soup and micro greens. A black bean burger with chipotle and pickled vegetable. Just as we admire the beauty of autumn but know it inevitably leads to the season of warm weather fasting, we must say a…

Soter Vineyards Wine – Featured wines through November 18th

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Food & Drink

The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s most recognized appellation for cool climate varietal wines and is famous for producing exceptional examples of the classic Burgundian varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In the Northern part of this region, referred to as the North Valley, are sub appellations including Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. This area is rich in diversity of terroir over the rolling hillsides of vineyards. Wine gowers James Cahill…

Fine Dining Meets Handmade Tableware

Posted on October 2, 2014 in Food & Drink

Acclaimed Chef Derik Moran and the Dakota will present a collaboration of fine cuisine on handmade tableware made by American maker | designers. On October 9th, twenty people will have the opportunity to experience five courses of locally sourced food served on artisan ceramic, glass and metal. This dinner experience will be a novel way to exemplify the discourse surrounding the sustainability of local food and craftspeople. Handmade tableware elevates…