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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 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.  …

EASTER BRUNCH

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Food & Drink

Join the Dakota and Twin Cities Hot Club for a very special Easter Brunch, April 16 from 10am – 2pm. Whether you’re 5 or 95, a memorable early afternoon of abundant food and lively music awaits you.  Chef Derik Moran bakes fresh pastries and breads and presents them along with an assortment of classic bistro fare options. We’re very excited to share these dishes with you, menu below (kids menu also available,…

Special Wine Lunch w/ Caterina Dei

Posted on February 24, 2016 in Food & Drink

We are proud to host a very special wine lunch with singer and winery proprietor, Caterina Dei! Caterina joins us from Italy to host the event and has chosen the Dakota because of her deep love for the musical arts. We will also be joined by Minnesota Opera artist, Bergen Baker. She will be performing and speaking about her love for the Minnesota Opera. Lunch arrival is from 11:30 –…

Vieux Carré now open in Downtown Saint Paul!

Posted on July 14, 2015 in Food & Drink

There has been much buzz and hard work over the last year about our new venture in Saint Paul, Vieux Carré. We’ve had a handful of pop-up events including regular performances, fundraisers, jam sessions and just this past week a huge Bastille Day festival on the plaza outside the Hamm Building where Vieux Carré resides in the lower level of the Hamm Building. We are thrilled to now have a…

Dakota Unplugged Patio and Burger Garden now open for lunch!

Posted on June 1, 2015 in Food & Drink, Uncategorized

Yearning for the speed and simplicity of a food truck but don’t want to give up the comfort of a sunny seat and service? Hide away in one of our booths or watch the streets run wild while you lounge on our patio. The Dakota’s lunch is made for the non-fussy, yet powerful bunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a sunlit room or on our sun-soaked patio.…

“Foodie Nights” in January

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Food & Drink

“Foodie Night” at the Dakota has been a long standing tradition. We are always excited to bring in local talent and couple these special no cover evenings with a chef special drummed up by our renowned chef, Derik Moran. With two of these special evenings coming up for the rest of January we invite you two check them out! Travis Anderson Trio January 22, 2015 7pm Church of Cash January…

Chef Derik Moran featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Food & Drink, News

If you are coming Downtown for Holiday shopping, make the Dakota “Foodie Night” a stop along the way!! He’s a dynamo in the kitchen and one of the Twin Cities most respected Chefs. We’re proud to have Derik Moran and it’s a real treat to see Minnesota Monthly highlight his work featuring his five essentials. Check out what Derik has in store at our  two Foodie Night events this week, Tuesday…