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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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11:30 am - 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Live music, food in an intimate setting

Ramsey Lewis, Doctor John, Liz Wright, Madeline Peyroux, Bobby Lyle, Hugh Masakela, Pat Metheny, just to name a few artists we have seen. All within steps of the stage. And there's a balcony too. Great fun evening...later shows are better for relaxing afterwards. Plan to spend some money although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
JMGORES
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Hinsdale, Montana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Buffalo, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a perfect date night/couples gathering place. We absolutely loved the menu and waitstaff. Music was excellent, Food was excellent, Service was excellent. Two thumbs up!!

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Hinsdale, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ramsey Lewis, Doctor John, Liz Wright, Madeline Peyroux, Bobby Lyle, Hugh Masakela, Pat Metheny, just to name a few artists we have seen. All within steps of the stage. And there's a balcony too. Great fun evening...later shows are better for relaxing afterwards. Plan to spend some money although they do have small plates. Not out of this world expensive...... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The club is in the heart of downtown and the staff were very friendly. It'd be helpful if they turned the lights down more during performances. They had overhead lighting I assume for the servers' benefit but it took away from the ambiance of the club.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took a three-day getaway to the cities and had never heard of the Dakota or the band but will definitely be back to the Dakota and will keep an eye out for the next time the Brian Sutton Band is in the area. Great venue. Great food. Great music.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Perfect evening of great food and superb music! Recommend you reserve a table to at least have appetizers so you have the table for the entertainment and the evening. Ask for the main floor in front of the stage.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went on Friday night to see Romantica. We ate dinner first. Between us we had Mussels and a scallop dish which was the special. Scallops were served on a mixture of cos cos, with Salmon pieces, chopped vegetables. Spectacular presentation and flavor. Desserts are good as well as beer and wine choices. A very special evening. Dishes range from... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?