On Mondays, we’re waiving cover fees so our menu can take center stage and fans of our food can revel in our menu. 

For more than 35 years Dakota has had a reputation for both its world-class music and cuisine. However, since reopening one year ago fans have only been able to experience our menu if they purchase a ticket to one of our stellar musical performances. Now Mondays will be set aside to shine the spotlight on our amazing menu and the talents of our extraordinary culinary team led by Executive Chef Remy Pettus. 

With Southern-inspired foods, flavors and influences, our menu pays homage to the birthplace of American music. It’s familiar – and revered – territory for Chef Pettus. His Southern heritage has roots dating back to the 1700s. As a result, Dakota’s menu is rich with dishes that are familiar yet modern, and casual, yet creative.  

Chef Pettus’s dishes riff on classic Southern foods like fried chicken, gumbo, shrimp & grits, pimento cheese and crawfish gumbo. He also sprinkles in a mix of freshly made pastas and other dishes that change with the seasons. The chef’s signature style is grounded in European technique while emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients. The culmination of all these influences is a menu unlike any other in the Twin Cities and one that is eminently explorable. 

Featuring Pick-a-Rib Three: The Music of Benny Goodman, served up hot and saucy! Hard-swinging clarinet music that gets your toes tapping and puts a smile on your face. Music begins at 7pm.

Bon appetit!

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Effective immediately, all concerts and events at the Dakota will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72-hours. Masks are requested to be worn indoors no matter your vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.

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Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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