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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.

In The Kitchen

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Food & Drink

Caramel Apple Éclair Warm, spiced apples. Tender, flaky crust. A scoop of cool, creamy vanilla ice cream. A slice of apple pie is a sure sign that fall is arriving. Here at Dakota, Pastry Chef Katie Elsing is turning a fall tradition on its head by re-imagining that slice of apple pie as a composed Caramel Apple Éclair. Made from pâte à choux, a versatile pastry staple, éclairs are a…

In The Bar

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Food & Drink

The Down Under Gossip New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by the Glass Exciting changes are afoot and none of them have to do with the weather. Well, that isn’t exactly true… The menu change happening this Saturday is prompted by newly available seasonal product, and we are gaining a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in all the excitement! Early to win the hearts of wine drinkers around the world, New Zealand Sauv…

August Foodie Nights

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Food & Drink

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights.  Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing, $10 select bottles of wine and no cover for music. The month of August features Foodie Nights with Tommy and the Libermen on August 4th, the Benny Weinbeck Trio featuring Gordy Johnson & Phil Hey…

July Foodie Nights

Posted on July 1, 2014 in Food & Drink

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights. Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing and no cover for music. The month of July features Foodie Nights with Sophia Shorai on the 16th and Charmin & Shapira and Friends on the 23rd.  Come to the Dakota on a Foodie Night…

June Artist Wine Lunch with Peter Asher, The Webb Sisters and Pali Wine Company

Posted on May 14, 2014 in Food & Drink

Join us Wednesday, June 4th at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with honored guests, music industry mogul Peter Asher and The Webb Sisters, Charley and Hattie, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.  For our June wine lunch, Chef Derik Moran and Pastry Chef Katie Elsing have created a unique menu inspired by the artist and local seasonal produce and product to pair with the featured wines. $39 will bring guests a…

Jazz Noir Returns on Jazz88 KBEM with an Original Radio Drama Live Broadcast from The Dakota 4/27/14

Posted on March 26, 2014 in Upcoming Shows

Jazz radio station Jazz88 KBEM 88.5 FM will host its original radio drama series Jazz Noir in front of a live audience from the beautiful Dakota in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27, with dinner seatings at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The late performance will be broadcast live on Jazz 88.5 FM.   For those who long for “the grand old days” of radio, Jazz88 KBEM has once again answered the call. Jazz Noir is…