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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollett Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown)
(612) 332-1010
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Ranked #61 of 1,595 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th Street
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.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We wanted to have dinner and a show for my husband's birthday. We saw Lisa Fischer for $55 per ticket but unknown to us we were seated with another couple at our table for four. We were not told this before the show. We had ordered dinner already. After the show was over ,we were basically told to get out... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a second opportunity to dine at the Dakota Jazz Club. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was nice. We arrived early due to a concert the evening we were dining. Fortunately, the duo were finalizing a sound check and we were able to hear a few songs. They sounded great and the concert was going to be... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First time visiting here for dinner and a concert, I was initially a little confused as to the will-call ticketing process. We learned that we had to check in at a little table set up inside the Target building lobby, rather than at the street entrance to the club, and then wait in that crowded lobby until the early show... More 

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Wannaska, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Sassy cocktails, excellent dishes, charming servers, and headliner music? Yes PLEASE! Bring a date, go home hand in hand. If you're not there to see the show, dine upstairs and you'll hear it without intruding on your dinner conversation. Fine if you're taking kids, too. The non-alcoholic beverages are as tasty as everything else they create.

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South Dakota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great entertainment, great venue, and great food greeted us for a Friday night on the Nicollet mall .

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Dakota is an upscale restaurant and music venue featuring jazz as well as other types of music. I thought the menu and wine list were both excellent.The price is very reasonable for the quality of food and service received. A must visit for any music lovers visiting Minneapolis.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great (and smooth) jazz, leisurely dinning, and wonderful food. Soup was inspired. Scallops the best I've had inland. Desserts impressed the gourmet cook in our group. Definitely recommend!

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Kissimmee, Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great atmosphere...great music... I ate dinner twice . Saturday night and Monday night . The oysters were amazing, the drinks were great and the bar scene and bartenders were superb. On my second visit I ordered the oysters again only to be told after I ordered them that they were out. Huge disappointment. I opted for the dip platter which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Have had many nice experiences at Dakota; this was even better than others. Prompt, courteous and unobtrusive service (whoever waited on us at table 238 on Sept 11 should get some praise), with some subtle wine recommendations. The rainbow trout was the best I've had in decades; with some light smoky overtones. Really like the idea of being able to... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had tickets to see a 'headliner' so we decided to go early for dinner. Wow - totally underwhelmed. The $28 pork tenderloin main course had two small medallions of pork, lentils, carrots and a bit of sweet potato puree - really? $28?? Almost sent it back to ask if it was a starter. Mussels - $14 for a bowl... More 

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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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