Vieux Carré, (pronounced View- Kah’ray) earns its name from the French translation of "Old Quarter and a love for the spirit of New Orleans’ rich food and music scene. Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, in the lower level of the Historic Hamm Building, Vieux Carré offers a speakeasy atmosphere highlighting well crafted, quick cocktails, an affordable, imaginative wine and beer list, a delicious creole inspired menu, and music by Minnesota musicians.



In the wake of Hurricane Irma, co-owners Richard Erickson and Lowell Picket have organized a meal pack in order to contribute to the wider effort providing relief to those whose lives have been shaken by this natural disaster. On Thursday September 14th, The Dakota will be hosting a meal pack in partnership with Harvest Pack. We invite anyone who wants to join us to volunteer starting at noon at the Dakota at 1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, packing 15,000 meals to…

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In the wake of a natural disaster the size and scope of Hurricane Harvey, it’s easy to feel helpless. But Dakota and Vieux Carré want to push past that helplessness. In conjunction with our friends at Harvest Pack, co-owners Richard Erickson & Lowell Pickett have organized events in order to contribute to the enormous need brought on by this natural disaster. Join Vieux Carré and Harvest Pack as we put 15,000 meals together for the Houston Food Bank this Tuesday,…

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This Week’s Chef’s Feature

This week’s chef’s feature has been carefully composed with succulent shrimp, fresh local vegetables, and hearty andouille sausage.  These beautiful ingredients coalesce into an immaculate dish with our House-Made Linguine & Tomato Cream. CLICK HERE to make reservations and laissez bon temps rouler!

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Join Vieux Carré and Tin Whiskers Brewery Thursday, August 3 at 6pm for a very special 4-course dinner with paired Tin Whiskers beers! Executive Chef: Derik Moran Sous Chef: Luis Perez Music by: Lonesome Dan Kase $40 includes food, drink, & music (does not include tax or gratuity) Full Menu Below! Call 651-291-2715, or click here for reservations.

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Join Vieux Carré and Mpls/St. Paul Magazine for Summer Restaurant Week!  Enjoy a special three-course creole-inspired menu, handcrafted by head chef Derik Moran.  Great food, great prices, we hope you’ll join us July 17-22 for this special offering from our kitchen. Stop down and Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Click here for reservations or call 651-291-2715.  Full menu below:

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Sweet Folk & Rock n’ Roll THIS Tuesday!

Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of the city’s most entertaining live acts. The enthusiasm and raw energy that they bring to their performances is reflected in their widespread popularity – in addition to venues all over the Big Apple, the group has toured across Europe and main stage performances at the Atlanta, Rochester, and Columbus Jazz Festivals. Drawing from early jazz, New Orleans brass, Chicago blues, and good ol’ rock…

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Jazz Fest, Food & More!

“Jazz music is America’s past and its potential…It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.” — Wynton Marsalis The Twin Cities Jazz Festival was created in 1999 to celebrate jazz, making this quintessentially American music available free of charge to all attendees.The festival continues today, still free and still celebrating a music style that spans all ages, races and lifestyles. Held in Saint Paul since 2009, the Twin Cities…

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