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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Minneapolis (Downtown) | 612-332-1010

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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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  • Cuisine(s): American, Burgers, Contemporary, Wine Bar
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-12am, Fri 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-2am, Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-12am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Garage, Meters
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible

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    The latest unprecedented, left-field project by locally originated jazz provocateurs the Bad Plus is a spectacular interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's iconic classical composition The Rite...
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    Although Alexander O'Neal was born and raised in Mississippi, his musical hometown will always be Minneapolis, where in the 1980s he helped forge the Minneapolis Sound as the initial lead...
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    Seriously soulful, furiously funky, and tighter than Scrooge McDuck at a misers' convention, the blazing horns of Tower of Power have been setting a standard for wickedly incendiary,...
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    C.J. Chenier inherited the Louisiana Red Hot Band from the King of Zydeco, his father, Clifton Chenier, along with the high expectations that often burden the offspring of legends. But C.J....
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    Although she now lives and records in the California desert, Shelby Lynne's soul and her extraordinary, soulful music are inextricably tied to the Deep South of her childhood and the...
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    Singer and producer Jacey Falk has put together a stellar group to celebrate the late jazz icon Lionel Hampton, a pioneer and master of jazz vibraphone and renowned band leader. Doing the...
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    An all-star-caliber collaborative band, James Farm features four outstanding members of jazz's younger generation, each leaders in their own right: saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron...
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    As a composer often mentioned in the same breath as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins has been an icon of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) since the early 1970s, when Elis Regina had a...
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    This surprise collaboration between two of the classiest guys around should make for an extraordinary night at the Dakota. It's only a slight exaggeration to say Sidran (pictured) has done...
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    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony Orchestra, a student of Buena Vista Social Club...
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    West Bank Music Festival various West Bank venues on Saturday 8.20 Now in its second year, the West Bank Business Association's addition to the summer block-party circuit will spill out...
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    Dan Penn August 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Rock and soul singer/songwriter Dan Penn may not exactly be a household name, but his songs and talents from the past 50 years now are...
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    The Bombay Sweets Turf Club on Saturday 8.13 Bombay Sweets frontman Nathan Grumdahl has arranged some of the finest rockers in the city to celebrate their new 12-inch record. The Blind...
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    Dolly Parton Mystic Lake Casino on Wednesday 7.27 Would you believe, one of the albums of the year from Dolly Parton? Her sharp, down-home presence was ill-served by movies, yet working on...
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    "See a Little Light" is a song Bob Mould poured out in 1988, during a burst of creative isolation at his home in Pine City, Minnesota, following the breakup of that now-legendary keystone in...
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    Bob Mould Dakota Jazz Club on Wednesday 6.15 Bob Mould grew up in a working-class family in upstate New York, where, as he writes in his new autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of...
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    String Theory Music Festival Various locations on Thursday 4.14-Sunday 4.17 Here's where the strings come in, indeed. With eight concerts spread over six different venues, the expansive...
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    The queen of heartache, who not many years ago bemoaned living in a "world of loneliness and wickedness and bitterness," now contends with a plague of worries that happiness may not become...
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    WED. 12.15 Tower of Power Dakota Jazz Club "What Is Hip?" is among the most enduring hits of Tower of Power, the muscular, horn-driven funk, R&B, and soul outfit that began in Oakland in...
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    WEDNESDAY 6.2 Dave Holland Quintet Dakota Jazz Club Among the upper echelon of definitive bass players in contemporary jazz, Dave Holland has also distinguished himself as a composer with...
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    Firefly, the debut album from local singer Ashleigh Still, is a work of subtle charms and private revelations. Its nine songs clock in at barely a half-hour, adding up to a collection of...
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    WEDNESDAY 4.21 Céu Dakota Jazz Club As charming as sultry Brazilian chanteuse Céu was on her eponymous debut, last summer's follow-up, Vagarosa, proved even more enchanting....
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    Hiromi's performative abilities demand hyperbole. Since breaking out into the jazz community with her debut record in 2003, Hiromi (born Hiromi Uehara) has brought her mesmerizing,...
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    It may not seem that jazz, politics, and standup comedy would make likely bedfellows, but singer Nellie McKay has mastered the art of weaving them together perfectly. As a forward-thinking...
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    If you think a burger's just a ground-beef patty slapped between bun halves, you probably don't live in Minnesota. Here we take our burgers as seriously as Easterners do their pastrami and...
  • Restaurants: Reviewed
    What kind of year did we have in the Twin Cities, in our restaurants? A very good year, mostly. It was a diverse year, a surprising year, a big money year—big, big, big money year. How...
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    Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant 1010 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.332.1010 www.dakotacooks.com If six months ago you had told me that the one thing that downtown Minneapolis most...

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