Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-12am, Fri 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-2am, Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-12am
  • $$; $$$
  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
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.

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