Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

For an elegant night on the town, you won’t do better than the venerable Dakota, where the music is world-class (it’s where Prince recently did six surprise gigs), the steaks are well marbled and the martinis are icy and big. This 20-year institution brings jazz from Havana, blues from New Orleans and vocal stylings from heaven. MECCA BOS

The Dakota's bar, restaurant and peerless live-music venue all work in well-rehearsed harmony. The food boasts the nuance, imagination and technical prowess of some of the city's top kitchens, but its tone is playfully approachable and full of surprises. At dnner, highlights include crostini with a glossy smoked trout rillette; fried oysters on a celery-root salad; curry-rubbed pork, roasted in an apple cider grilled lamb, and even plain-old roast chicken and wild rice. The wine list has a wide range of all-American choices.

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1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2pm; Happy Hour: Monday – Wedneday: 4pm – 6pm; Late Night Happy Hour: Friday – Saturday: 11:30pm – 1am; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm and Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 1pm

Upcoming events

10/29 – Martin Barre
11/01 – Booker T Jones
11/03 – Eric Johnson
11/06 – Suzanne Vega
11/12 – Willie Porter
11/16 – The Flatlanders
11/18 – Lloyd Cole
11/19 – CJ Chenier
11/24 – Robert Robinson
12/22 – The Bad Plus
01/29 – Tuck and Patti
02/18 – The Paris Combo
02/19 – Kaki King
03/05 – Run Boy Run
03/09 – Victor Wooten
04/28 – Richie Furay