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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
+1 612-332-1010
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2403
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tables are very close together so you can get to know your neighbors. The menu is eclectic with Duck , Sunfish, Mussels,Deviled Eggs, crab cake sandwich and steaks to name a few choices.. We chose steaks and they were very good. They have a...More

Thank Dan h
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We saw a really entertaining fun show here (Davina and the Vagabonds) that I don't know that I'd call jazz (maybe some was New Orleans style stuff). Would recommend her and her band. Fantastic intimate place to see a performance with good sound mix. Also...More

Thank DaveonI80
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very tight, music was mixed perfectly, perfect jazz. Cocktail menu was interesting, creative drinks, but lots of top shelf to order from. Didn’t eat, but food looked good.

Thank walrathjrj
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We have been to the Dakota several times over the years. We have heard great international and national performers as well as many of our favorite local bands who (I believe) should be national acts! This is a close settings with communal tables for seating...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This place is very tiny and not great for live performances in my opinion. Drinks and food are extremely over priced and servers are rude. Only went once but that was enough for me.

1  Thank taydiggy
Reviewed 15 September 2017

we had the wings and gumbo.The craft beer was really good.The atmosphere was nice and its right by the hotel we stayed at.

Thank hammerbudice
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The music and food are great here. This is one of the best live music venues in the Twin Cities. The menu and drinks are great too. And the waiters and waitresses are competent and friendly. But the box office and front-of-the-house folks are consistently...More

Thank TCTraveler1983
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Walked by the Dakota club in the morning to point out its significance as a well known jazz and music venue to husband. he saw Rodney Crowell singing that evening. Visiting the city for 1 day; we made a note of the time to get...More

Thank Jclouie2014
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a special event there and could not have imagined a better venue. The staff was awesome, the location was walking distance from several major hotels, the interior of the club is so comfortable. We did not have food but we did have the...More

Thank mountaintech
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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
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Shadow A
3 December 2017|
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Response from Dan h | Reviewed this property |
Many of the acts have a cover charge some may not. Tickets usually are for an assigned seat.
Aimee P
21 January 2017|
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Response from slsmitty25 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sorry for the delayed response.
21 July 2016|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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