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

11/20 – Tower of Power
11/28 – Larry McDonough
12/01 – Earl Klugh
12/20 – The Bad Plus
12/27 – Rio Nido
01/27 – Eric Gales
01/28 – Amy Helm
02/09 – The Accidentals
02/23 – Sergio Mendez
02/28 – Donny McCaslin
03/02 – Sierra Hull
03/03 – Alan Doyle
03/08 – Charles Lloyd
03/17 – Tinsley Ellis
03/19 – Stephen Kellogg
03/21 – Graham Nash
04/02 – Karla Bonoff
04/03 – Storm Large
04/26 – Red Molly
05/24 – Judy Collins

Ongoing events

Through 11/19 - The Brubeck Brothers