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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403 (10th Street)
+1 612-332-1010
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Andover, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I make reservations for the Dakota when they have a jazz band we like. Fun place to be, great food, wine and staff. You just always want to come back. Our to go to place when we just want to relax and enjoy it all!

Thank lindalawrence2063
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dakota and Lowell Picket are legendary and known worldwide for pioneering, supporting and maintaining the Jazz scene in the Twin Cities

Thank Rob B
Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dakota Jazz Club is a fabulous place for music and ambiance. Both local and international level musicians are featured here in a detailed monthly program. The sound mix is exquisite and very nuanced, while the lighting is subtle creating a great vibe. The walls are adorned with black and while photos of jazz greats. The seating arrangement on both... More 

Thank Intouchable
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dakota Jazz Club is a really cool 2 level bar restaurant with constant music venues to enjoy. Their menu is unique with several Gourmet options on the menu. If you're not into Gourmet dining they also have really good burgers. You don't have to dress up to enjoy this place although many people do , it's pretty cool and... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

After spying this place last year, I was eager to try it this year when I came to Minneapolis for a conference. I was fortunate enough to get a seat at the bar to be able to listen to Rumer Willis. I thoroughly enjoyed my entire evening from Apps to Dessert. The bartenders were very good, serving delectable drinks, the... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was only at the club one time but loved it. They have truly excellent jazz artists that play in a very ambient atmosphere.

Thank Michael L
Lahaina, Hawaii
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We love all the talent that keeps entertaining the audiences. Jazz, Funk and many other categories are taking turns. The location has very good acoustics, the right size and offers very good food. Different options at different times. Bigger menu, smaller menu ... just perfect!

Thank ElisabethOnMaui
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Right on Nicollet Mall. Nice intimate club with good food. Only complaint is when you buy tickets make sure you don't buy the last row of the mezzanine. When buying them I clarified there would not be an obstructed view. When we arrived we could not see the front part of the stage, only the curtain. I complained and our... More 

Thank evertraveling
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The go to place for fantastic music nightly. Different bands show off their talents at this wonderful Minneapolis mainstay. We had a rather large group of about twelve people. A good friend from high school son was one of the guys in the band Café Accordion Orchestra. We were celebrating the new release of their CD,CAO 10. The lively gypsy... More 

Thank MarilynG61
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Dakota is a local landmark. This is the only place where countless top-notch jazz musicians have played in the Twin Cities. However, the prices to see those acts are generally the highest I have seen in the Twin Cities. By comparison, the same or similar quality music could be seen for free or a nominal charge in LA. As a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-1010
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?