Dakota Restaurant

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604 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Open since October of 1990, The Dakota has been a pioneer in the culinary industry on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Their cuisine is influenced by the flavorful Creole cuisine, with Contemporary Louisiana. Other influences include the Southwest, California, and Asia using fresh local and seasonal ingredients. The carefully selected wines pay tribute to the well crafted wines of California and Oregon while offering a few of the traditional styles of Europe and Australia. Rich mahogany millwork and earth tone colors set the stage for a comfortably elegant dining experience. The Dakota continues to set the mark for what people look for when they dine – well crafted food, detail-oriented service, plush surroundings, and genuine hospitality.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

noise level got reasonable after near by party left
excellent food (S. La. classic) and great wine list
will return

M
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our daughter in from out of town for her birthday. Her flight was late and they were so gracious held our specil table in the bar and made the evening as special as always. The food was exceptional, the service was superior and the atmosphere casual but cozy and upscale for sitting in the bar as opposed to the dining room. They were happy to customize the menu to my dietary needs while keeping the flavors in the dishes prepared. The wine list is excellent and my daughter enjoyed the cocktails as well. It was as usual a lovely evening. Again the portions are large so remember that when ordering.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only comment to make is that it took longer than expected to get our first round of drinks and the soup was served almost immediately after that, so we didn't have time to enjoy our drinks. Other than that it was spectacular, would highly recommend.

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, service was excellent! Taste of St. Tammany is always wonderful!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal-will definitely return!

PA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but the serving size was very small , not worth the money

RS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were there for the taste of Tammany meal and in the beginning the ambience & the service were great as were the salad & appetizer. The fish entree was very small. Between the entree & dessert our server forgot we were there. We sat for an extended time waiting for dessert. We will not return.

F
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coolinary-type menu offered at Dakota Restaurant is spectacular! The 4 courses, including the choice of that Crab Brie soup, are unbelievable for the price. The lump crab meat in the soup - size certainly the best I've ever had () Salads, entrees & dessert did not disappoint. Staff is expertly trained to be attentive & serve without being intrusive. I highly recommend Dakota for any dining occasion but especially during August for the Tastes of St Tammany specials!

GG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the charts amazing. We love Dakota!

AT
Baton Rouge
35 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a few years since I last dined at Dakotas. We are from Baton Rouge. We always thought that the food here was very good. This trip did not change our mind.
Started with a French 75 and a margarita that was designed in house. Wife said it was very unusual but very good.
Next was the Brie/ crab soup. Some of the best that we have tasted. Very creamy and full of crab. Next course for me was Foie Gras, prepared three ways , all with a cream brûlée’s topping. All were tasty, but not my favorite by any means.
We both got the wagyu shoulder tender for an entree. Beef tenderloin, seasoned with South American seasoning with chimichurri sauce. Both had excellent flavor and enjoyed. We were stuffed , so we decided to take the wonderful coconut cake home to be enjoyed later.
The whole staff was wonderful when it came to service. Everyone helped everyone else. So efficient. Food timing was perfect. On time, but never rushed.
Thank you Dakota for an outstanding meal.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Founder was excellent

PB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about the restaurant is outstanding. Service, food and value are all excellent.

p
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were outstanding. It’s our favorite special occasion place.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service makes a meal. The Brie soup is heavenly and the cocktails are refreshing. A restaurant that can withstand 28 years in the southern Louisiana economy is obviously doing it right.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection! Phenomenal service, delicious and creative menu, and perfectly made drinks. Always a wonderful experience!

BP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time

BC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, as always, and the service was most attentive, courteous and capable. I will be back.

C
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Highly recommend.

TD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! I hadn’t been to the restaurant in years and all I can say is that it is and always has been amazing. With so many new places popping up you seem to sometimes forget about the wonderful classics. I can promise you that we won’t be forgetting about Dakota again!

S
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was excellent. She even explained about buying the signature soup by the quart. It was excellent and so appreciated.

RR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Update online menu. My decision to go to Dakota was based on online menu. I did not expect to get French fries with my wagyu shoulder tender, which was not very tender. Very disappointed

KH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was most accommodating and personable, would recommend this to anyone. They worked us in from out of town, on very short notice. we could not have been more pleased.

AM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Best I’ve had on the northshore by far!

JM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine list are outstanding!!!


and the staff is very knowledgeable, attentive and polite.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Amaaaazing drinks from Trey! Great serive! Definitely will be returning!

IR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dakotas has always been one of the best restaurants on the North Shore. The food is always exceptional as is the service and wine list.

HH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food! Impeccable service. Attention to detail. Phenomenal experience. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service.

j
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Loved the amuse bouche, great touch! The staff was very pleasant and welcoming. They made every attempt to make our experience exceptional.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch great service definitely returning

GD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Dakota for our anniversary dinner and it was absolutely wonderful. What really made the experience so great was the impeccable and attentive service!

O
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing cuisine! The crab and brie soup is a must. Highly recommend.

DK
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab and Brie soup is incredible, the flank steak salad wedge cooked perfectly

S
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service and outstanding food. Best meal, perhaps ever, in Louisiana.

L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The staff was attentive. We would definitely go there again.

d
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed at the level of service and the quality of the food. My wife and I went on the Saturday before Mother’s to celebrate and miss the crazy day on a Sunday . We usually don’t get appetizers, salad and entree but it all looked so great we did. The food was fantastic and we enjoyed every bite. The only problem is that we were so full I didn’t get to order my favorite item , desert. Well there is alway next time , maybe we will order dessert first.

BS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place and outstanding quality and presentation of food. But high pricing on appetizers and wine/drinks and desserts does not make you want to endulge nor linger nor return very soon.

FS
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes served by extremely attentive staff.

A
Milwaukee
58 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food only surpassed by the service. Beginning with the craft cocktails, the perfectly cooked filet, crispy Brussel Sprouts, and ending the night with chocolate torte , cheesecake, and a perfect cappachino.

JB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldnt be more impressed. Great service and atmosphere, food was fantastic. Our new go to for a fancy date night

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