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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

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1010 Nicollett Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (10th Street)
(612) 332-1010
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Entering its third decade, the Dakota has long been a favorite of jazz...
Entering its third decade, the Dakota has long been a favorite of jazz legends as well as patrons who savor the best of both art forms, the virtuosity of kitchen and bandstand. You can eat in the dining room and enjoy music second-hand from the adjacent club room; but you can also enjoy the music in the intimate club while making selections from either the bar or dining room menu—the best of both worlds. Patrons must note that online reservations through OpenTable apply to the dining room only. For show information and club reservations please call.
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great acoustics!

Cool club, great sound, few seats without obstruction. We didn't eat but the food looked good. Way overpriced wine, so we just had one glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Susan B
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Cool club, great sound, few seats without obstruction. We didn't eat but the food looked good. Way overpriced wine, so we just had one glass.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just liked the overall atmosphere. Good show, great food and a great selection of drinks. We had a person with an allergy and the waiter was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We came to see Booker T with friends. Had a great time. Nice and friendly server. We had just drinks and dessert this time, although we have eaten dinner here, Food is always good, with small portions. Just enough. Not too much. The Shows are always great. Excellent destination all during the week, always something going on. Shows at 7PM... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Stopped by for a drink at the outside sidewalk lounge. A jazz quintet was playing, Had a drink, did not order food. Nice atmosphere to people watch and listen to good music.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had a female relative and her friend visiting from out of town. I received a PERSONAL phone call to confirm the reservation at 3:00 p.m. I told the woman that I had out-of-town guests and asked for a good table. When I got there, we had the best booth in the house! The wait staff was excellent, the wine... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We saw a wonderful Brazilian guitarist playing the Tom Jobim song book. The meal that preceded his performance was very tasty: mussels and Duroc pork chop in sweet grape and veg mix; reasonably priced wines too. The ambiance of the room is first class. I rate this better than Yoshi's in Oakland because you eat in the same room as... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Dakota offer warm ambience and acoustics in an intimate setting where every table is close to the stage so you are immersed in the music. They book the finest names in jazz as well as some occasional rock and soul acts. Before the show enjoy an amazing dinner - Dakota has a top-notch chef and interesting menu.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food and music in the heart of Minneapolis. A little in the upper pricing, but worth to go at least ones.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My wife & I went to the Dakota to see Keri Noble recently at the Dakota. As a club, it is tremendous. Great sight lines and good acoustics. The service and the food were lacking a bit. It took forever for someone to come & take our order and when they did, it took even longer for the food to... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Two of my favorite things - jazz & brunch! Excellent menu choices (mostly Creole-style dishes), the service was great, and the food was yummy!

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Additional Information about Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Address: 1010 Nicollett Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: (612) 332-1010
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 Nicollett Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (612) 332-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Entering its third decade, the Dakota has long been a favorite of jazz legends as well as patrons who savor the best of both art forms, the virtuosity of kitchen and bandstand. You can eat in the dining room and enjoy music second-hand from the adjacent club room; but you can also enjoy the music in the intimate club while making selections from either the bar or dining room menu—the best of both worlds. Patrons must note that online reservations through OpenTable apply to the dining room only. For show information and club reservations please call.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?