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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Restaurant
Downtown West, Minneapolis
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  • Jiabei C.
    "Catch the late show, sit in a romantic booth and order from the..."(2 Tips)
    Gary H.
    "Check out late night groups like Viva Brazil."(2 Tips)
    Minnesota Living
    "Even the knee wall next to the bar is a pretty good spot to sit."(2 Tips)
    Hi M.
    "Live music is great, just get the set menu option, sit..."(4 Tips)
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  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted Best Jazz Club by City Pages in 2012. Whatever your music tastes may be, you are bound to come across either an old or a new favorite playing at the Dakota on any given night of the week.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SchlawinAugust 13, 2013
    I've never had oysters as phenomenal. And if you are with a group not as fond of oysters as you, the bread that comes with it dipped in the sauce is heavenly.
  • October
    OctoberJune 9, 2013
    Great atmosphere! Great "date" spot. We could actually talk and the music was great. Only Downfall no ranch dressing 😳! The food was great - Salmon Sandwich yummy!
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 22, 2011
    Voted as Best Late Night Dining by City Pages in 2010. Get in before midnight and you can have a nice little feast for less than you’d get for that old Miles Davis album.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 19, 2011
    Voted Best Jazz Club by City Pages in 2011! The club is regarded as one of the premier jazz clubs in the world, and the sound is always first rate.
  • Sonia B.
    Get the assortment of smoked fish & the cheese plate!! To die for!!! (cheese plate may not be on the menu but they'll make u one) happy nibbling!!
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 14, 2011
    Try the Jalapeno Poppers. These trashy-wonderful bar menu poppers are stuffed with fontina cheese, wrapped in speck ham, and lolling in chipotle cream.
  • Jiabei C.
    Jiabei ChenSeptember 4, 2013
    Catch the late show, sit in a romantic booth and order from the late night happy hour menu for the perfect (inexpensive) date
  • Paul B.
    Paul BarberJuly 6, 2013
    If you are there for the music, before they seat you, ask if your seats have an unobstructed view of the stage. Many don't and are sold at same price without warning.
  • Wesley S.
    Wesley StoryJanuary 1, 2011
    Don't sit on the upper level against the wall directly in front of the stage. Seems counter intuitive but upper level seats on the sides of the stage have better views of the stage.
  • Albert M.
    Albert MDecember 17, 2014
    Great place to catch some really good music and nice bite to eat. Romantic, eclectic, a good classic!
  • Soul Train
    Soul TrainMay 5, 2011
    Cover for the shows are waived w/ a $20 per person purchase on Foodie Nights. Live music from folks like Les Nubians, Judy Collins and Bobby Lyle.
  • Claudia H.
    Claudia HoltFebruary 18, 2012
    Their pisco sour is one of my favorite cocktails in town. Bitter blood orange juice and honey peppercorn syrup. Amazing.
  • Myung
    MyungDecember 11, 2013
    My FAV place to hangout when I'm in the Cities. Great music and food. Love their Belvedere gimlet cocktails:)
  • AMI
    AMINovember 28, 2011
    Minneapolis! R&B vocalist José James plays the Dakota 12/14/11 at 7 & 9:30pm!! You won't want to miss this one! Give us a shout (@AMIagency) when you check in!
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    The standard line on the Dakota is that it has the best food of any jazz club in the country. Read more
  • Solange G.
    Solange GuillaumeAugust 20, 2011
    Best late-night music in town - for $5 Friday and Saturday come see great local musician - some jazz, some not.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerDecember 30, 2013
    Along with Yoshi's in San Francisco, this is one of the two nicest jazz clubs I've ever been to.
  • Melinda H.
    Melinda HaneyOctober 9, 2013
    Went here for my cousin's rehearsal dinner. The food was delicious, but the music was incredible! What an amazing evening.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 12, 2015
    The perfect mix of music and great food. The food enhances listening experience, and the music enhances the food. It's the perfect dance! Read more
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoOctober 24, 2010
    Be sure to hit the Dakota next time Nellie McKay comes through town. You won't be disappointed.
  • David S.
    David SimmerApril 23, 2011
    Nachito Herrera playing? Don't sleep. Less $$ than the big names that come through, but consistently amazing on the keys.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HartJuly 31, 2011
    An intimate place for incredible music, food, and drink. Check out late night groups like Viva Brazil.
  • Hi M.
    Hi MeAugust 17, 2014
    Live music is great, just get the set menu option, sit back and relax
  • Kenna C.
    Kenna CottmanMarch 10, 2014
    Flatbread and spreads are great for a classy app while enjoying jazz and cocktails.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrimmOctober 20, 2012
    Order the scallops! So good. The fries with bernaise are also great.
  • Andrew Thomas Evans
    Andrew Thomas EvansNovember 19, 2010
    one of the best sounding rooms for a show, bar seats are awesome!
  • Gaby S.
    Gaby SanchezJuly 15, 2014
    The potato leek and arugula soup is just the best!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BarberJuly 6, 2013
    Don't tip on the admission fee that is added onto your food and drink bill.
  • NMarie
    NMarieJanuary 11, 2015
    Expensive, not entirely sure it's worth the price but great concert venue!
  • Eric Hempler Keller Williams Classic Realty NW
    Favorite spot to hear jazz in Minneapolis. The knee wall isn't too bad of a spot to sit.
  • Shalani J.
    Shalani JainSeptember 30, 2012
    Make sure to catch Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets/Alison Scott!
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 2, 2014
    Voted Best Jazz Club by City Pages Best of 2014!
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DoringDecember 26, 2010
    Burger with white cheddar was the best burger we have ever had... Top notch
  • Erik L.
    Erik LundinDecember 18, 2015
    Check out the free jazz nights to hear some great jazz, for free.
  • Leonora A.
    Leonora AllumAugust 2, 2013
    Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WyattSeptember 3, 2011
    Two words, Viva Brazil! The local music here is 1st rate must hear!
  • Minnesota Living
    Minnesota LivingOctober 29, 2011
    Even the knee wall next to the bar is a pretty good spot to sit.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwainAugust 21, 2010
    The BLT with bacon is an amazing sandwhich
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerDecember 17, 2013
    One of the JNG's favorite places to play!
  • Lynhurst
    LynhurstMarch 4, 2011
    The band Lynhurst has a show here Saturday, May 7 at 11 pm! Read more
  • Sterling Cross Group
    Sterling Cross GroupAugust 3, 2011
    Mango Gaspacho is a great cooling treat on a hot day!
  • studioL
    studioLAugust 12, 2010
    Excellent place for fab food and great music.
  • Jack B.
    Jack BushSeptember 9, 2013
    Great food. Fabulous venue.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WhelanMarch 5, 2011
    So the bathrooms are really clean. I say that's a plus.
  • Scott N.
    Scott NelsonDecember 30, 2012
    Stop by for the late shows - (Midnight ish)....see legit up and comers....
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 14, 2012
    Lots of alcohol. If that's not what you're after, keep going. Great steak though!
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerDecember 17, 2013
    Adam Meckler and co. do'in it right
  • Victor D.
    Victor DragonoDecember 14, 2013
    Awesome Jazz life music
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJune 16, 2014
    Order drinks as soon as possible.
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