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Posted on May 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Jon Regen June 11 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen is a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook. The Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced Regen “a supremely accomplished pop artist,” and JazzTimes deemed his music “as potent as anything crafted by Sting.” His new album, Stop Time, finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and…


Spring Menu Feature: Pimento Cheese

Posted on May 22, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

We’ve all done it: cheese in a jar and a box of crackers. Perhaps the ultimate go-to in midwestern afternoon snacking, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular – and so addictive. Pimento cheese has been around since the early 1900’s. Once regarded as a delicacy in the southern United States, it is now considered a household staple and can be found in endless variations below the Mason-Dixon line.…


Savor Southern Comforts with our Spring Menu

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

If  you dine regularly at the Dakota you already know that Executive Chef Derik Moran (pictured left, Executive Sous Chef Shawn O’Neal pictured right) makes the silkiest buerre blanc in town, is the master of aromatics, and would be aptly named the King of Creole.  His entrees are a study in harmony, complexity, and depth, and are executed with such clarity that from chef’s mind to diner’s palette, nothing is lost in translation.  …

Jazz In MAY

Jazz in May at The Dakota

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

  Keiko Matsui Thursday, May 11th at 7 & 9pm and May 14th at 6 & 8pm Call or Click Here for Tickets “one of the most creative and humanitarian artists around. Inspiration comes to her as easily as breathing.” – Matsui layers fluid, inventive piano playing into vivid soundscapes that have no equal in modern music. Her roots are in contemporary jazz, and her harmonies are decidedly modern,…


Mother’s Day at The Dakota

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Call mom, throw on a nice outfit, and get down to The Dakota for a special New Orleans styled Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14th from 10am-2pm! We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, including a menu just for the kids.  We’re joined by local favorites Southside Aces, who will serenade you with upbeat jazz straight from the French Quarter.  This is better than breakfast in bed. Trust us. Call…



Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Attention! Beginning this coming Wednesday 5/3 the 10th St and Nicollet Mall intersection will be under construction. The intersection will be closed COMPLETELY to through traffic over the following weekend, Saturday 5/6 and Sunday 5/7 and will reopen, with lane closures on Monday morning 5/8 but remain under construction for the next several months. We continue to recommend parking in the LaSalle parking structure on the corner of 10th St…



Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Steeles May 30 | 7pm CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The Steeles are a Soul & Gospel powerhouse. These five siblings have been heard on Broadway and have graced stages from Carnegie Hall to The Guthrie to First Ave. Join us for an evening of soul-drenched Gospel greatness!   Jevetta Steele, vocals J.D. Steele, vocals Jearlyn Steele, vocals Fred Steele, vocals Billy Steele, vocals Sarah Jarosz June 6 & 7…

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