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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
+1 612-332-1010
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come here we say it's the best meal we've had since the last time we were here. This time I had the tenderloin and sautéed Brussels sprouts. Both excellent! The staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Linder2
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a show last night. We loved that we could catch an early show – this one started at 7 PM. We thought it was a good deal for $15 a person. We had good seats, good servers, and...More

Thank JudyAC
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited last minute with colleagues after a local dinner. Staff was welcoming, pleasant and accommodating as they had to find a table big enough for all of us. Music was fantastic, this is a must see in Minneapolis!

Thank smcollum
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Enjoyed a yummy meal, drinks with great service and live jazz. A favorite of family in the Minneapolis area; always a welcome venue and nightspot. If you are a local or have the opportunity when visiting, savor in their foodie nights, too.

Thank BanyanRanchStudios
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The food was mixed - the lobster and pureed potatos were good, but the fries were bland and tasteless, the brussel sprouts were burnt and bitter. I guess it depends upon what you order. What bothered us more was the service. We accidentally spilled a...More

Thank CoquiHI
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Had a dinner date here. Cover charge was $20 per person which is not advertised but added to your bill. The food is expensive. The portions are good size. Be careful on ordering sides. The sides are to share so only need to order 1...More

Thank Hickoryview
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There simply is not a better intimate place to see musical acts in the Twin Cities. The acoustics and sight lines are excellent. The wine list is good, and the food is similar to other restaurants of its type, though the emphasis is on adding...More

Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I surprised my wife with tickets to see Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota...what a great evening! We attended the late show, so only had drinks (unless you count the fabulous cheesecake we had for late dessert!). Our waiter, Chuck, was very attentive, and...More

Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

First, I want to specify that this is NOT a review of the entertainment we paid to see. The entertainment was spectacular. We ordered the special which I believe was a beef brisket sandwich on a French roll with dry slaw and included a small...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Came here for the Shelby J album party. Such a lovely venue, great staff, lovely cocktails and wonderful food. Wish we could come another night. Will definitely be a regular haunt if we come back to MPLS.

Thank rach2010186402
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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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