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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.

Spring is Here! Don’t Miss Our New Spring Menu and April and May Foodie Nights

Posted on March 10, 2014 in Food & Drink

The thaw has come and we’re hope you’re enjoying the new found warmth as much as we are! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the warm up, come in and try one of the fabulous menu items featured on our new spring menu. Critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has called Chef Derik Moran a genuis at farm-to-table, and praised his “Seemingly effortless, sensual, molecular, locavore gastronomy.” The Roasted Beet Soup is…

Happy Hour Named One of Five Best in Downtown Minneapolis, MSP Magazine

Posted on February 19, 2014 in News

” The $5 pork paté I recently had at the Dakota nearly had my head spinning off my shoulders with surprise and joy: A perfect little puck of spicy meat frosted with sweet fat, paired with house pickles and a buttery English muffin. It was the finest of fine dining—for the price of a Big Mac. I had it with a $5 Prairie organic cucumber lemonade: Refreshing! And it made…

Artist Wine Lunch with vocalist Janis Siegel and Dusted Valley

Posted on February 18, 2014 in Food & Drink

Join us Tuesday, March 4th at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with honored friends, Janis Siegel, vocalist and Chad Johnson, winemaker, Dusted Valley Vintners. Once again for our March wine lunch, Chef Derik Moran and Pastry Chef Katie Elsing have created a unique menu inspired by the artist and the winery. $39 (gratuity + tax incl.) will bring guests a three course menu paired by our Sommelier and GM Martina Priadka…

Big Gigs at The Dakota! Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

Posted on November 29, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

We’d like to give a BIG thanks to the Star Tribune: Big Gig’s this week. Check out all of the great acts featured, and then get in touch with our Box Office at 612-332-5299 or to get your tickets! Tex Pistols Big Ass Band TONIGHT! – NOVEMBER 29: For their third annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza, rockin’ urban country combo the Tex Pistols have corraled Kenni Holmen, Steve Strand and Michael…

Why you should be seeing Patricia Barber tonight.

Posted on November 7, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

  We have the enigmatic and wonderfully talented Patricia Barber tonight for two sets, one at 7p.m. and one at 9p.m. Patricia is a rare gem, as the first songwriter to ever be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and with one of the longest running residencies in the country, these shows aren’t going to be something you want to pass up. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at…

Cowboy Junkies and Lou Reed

Posted on October 28, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

Cowboy Junkies’ Mike Timmins posted memories of Lou Reed on the day of Lou’s passing.  Cowboy Junkies’ recording of “Sweet Jane” was their way to thank Uncle Lou for his pervasive presence in American music.  A record exec passed a cut of “Sweet Jane” to Lou who gave it a “thumbs up, ” and Cowboy Junkies could have ended their music career happy.   Read the entire October 27th  post from the Cowboy…