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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Where

1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-1010
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
http://www.dakotacooks.com

Upcoming events

09/21 – Reckless Kelly
09/24 – GoGo Penguin
09/27 – Suzy Boggus
09/29 – Martin Sexton
10/02 – Jonatha Brooke
10/06 – Patty Peterson
10/08 – Booker T Jones
10/13 – Over the Rhine
10/16 – Erin Bode
10/20 – Mindi Abair
10/26 – Ramsey Lewis
10/28 – David Sanborn
10/30 – Jeff Daniels
11/02 – Kenny Lattimore
11/04 – The HIllBenders
11/05 – Lizz Wright
11/09 – Tom Rush
11/10 – Steve Cole
11/11 – Holly Bowling
11/13 – Peter Himmelman
11/14 – Jack Broadbent
11/15 – Kandace Springs
11/20 – Tower of Power
12/01 – Earl Klugh
12/20 – The Bad Plus

Ongoing events

Through 09/20 - Maria Muldaur