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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Map & Directions 1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • American, Burgers, Contemporary, Wine Bar
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Recommended
  • Garage, Meters


City Pages' Description

The standard line on the Dakota is that it has the best food of any jazz club in the country. That's got to be true, but doesn't really cover it. When there is no music playing at all, the Dakota is a very classy lunch or dinner spot. At lunch in the dining room you'll find the best salads in downtown, along with unexpected sandwiches. During dinner, the spacious, contemporary dining room's well-spaced tables are graced with a rotating list of all-American originals. When there is live music, in the two-level bar and concert area, the Dakota offers all kinds of edible treats to enhance your jazz-going experience--or quiet your teenager into appreciating the beauty before him: fun, forthright desserts, skinny fries, and killer burgers.

Member Reviews

  • char28
    on 02/17/12

    Have been multiple times to The Dakota, and have seen both national and local artists. Service is always excellent and the food top notch. This is one of the Twin Cities' pre-eminent venues. A night out here is always a special occasion for my wife and me.

  • on 09/14/11

    The atmosphere was the only thing decent until the band started. Our waitress was the worst part she was so slow. We saw other waiters and waitresses pass by us several times, however our waitress only did one sweep once every hour. It was an hour after she took her drink orders before we got them. To give a little back story, the restaurant was not even half full. When we gave... More >>

  • on 08/10/10

    Can't wait for Sophia Shorai's (and Tommy Barbarella) CD release on Thursday, August 19th! by far the best singer in town! check out two songs from the new CD here, www.myspace.com/sophia.shorai

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles E. on 01/14/12

    Lots of alcohol. If that's not what you're after, keep going. Great steak though!

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/14/11

    Try the Jalapeno Poppers. These trashy-wonderful bar menu poppers are stuffed with fontina cheese, wrapped in speck ham, and lolling in chipotle cream.

  • studioL on 08/12/10

    Excellent place for fab food and great music.

  • City Pages on 02/22/11

    Voted as Best Late Night Dining by City Pages in 2010. Get in before midnight and you can have a nice little feast for less than you’d get for that old Miles Davis album.

  • City Pages on 07/19/11

    Voted Best Jazz Club by City Pages in 2011! The club is regarded as one of the premier jazz clubs in the world, and the sound is always first rate.

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