About Jennifer Klein & Her Venues

THE DAKOTA BAR is Jennifer Klein's new venue adorning the corner of West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue, the same street she is grateful to call home for 30 years.

In the food industry for over 20 years, Jennifer has long celebrated the Upper West Side's special magic, and was one of the first pioneers of small wine bars now flourishing throughout NYC. Jennifer was honored as "Restaurateur of the Year" by the West Side Spirit in 2007; in 2008 and 2009 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for operating "One of the nation's most wine-friendly restaurants" and from 2006 to 2010 received Wine Spectator Magazine Awards.

Jennifer created the concept for her new cocktail lounge naming it 'The Dakota Bar' in 2011 and opening with love on Valentines Day 2013. The Dakota Bar blends a whimsical, chic, and romantic decor with upbeat music and unpretentious Upper West Side spirit and cheer.  Jennifer's eclectic food menu will stir your every taste; and her extensive wine list, craft beer, and innovative seasonal cocktails will swirl your senses.

The Dakota Bar's fun loving family of knowledgeable and attentive staff promises to make every night an extra special occasion, for parties large and small, for you to enjoy and remember.

Jennifer is currently in the process of opening other venues in the New York City area and around the country.  To find out more about Jennifer's future plans please contact her at the email address below:

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For reservations and other inquiries  please go to thedakotabar.nyc

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