Dakota Restaurant

4.8
885 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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KelliS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line in service, food, and ambience!!!

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HannumJunior10
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the quiet atmosphere (only limited somewhat by gregarious talker at next table - but that happens sometimes). The menu items seem carefully chosen and we love a place like this where there are perhaps 8 or so excellent entree choices ranging from seafood to steak instead of 20 average items. We had the filets and they were tender and delicious. The crabmeat and brie soup was recommended and should definitely be tried for its richness without being overwhelming. The Dakota salad with an herb vinaigrette dressing and shaved parmesan was simple and delicious. Service is friendly, attentive, not hovering.

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StevenL
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and ambiance. The chef puts a lot into his plates. We will be back!

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CherylT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter out for her birthday and as usual Dakota Restaurant was amazing. the food was spectacular. I recommend the duck. Our server was just as amazing. Made sure we were never out of beverages. And knew his wines. Hope to get him again. Thanks Dakota.

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vipBella
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have found the food at Dakotas to be consistently good from the day they opened forever ago! The staff is always respectful efficient and kind.

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BretR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time when me and my fiancé visit here staff is very welcoming and food is excellent we will be back soon.

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vipLagrl75
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, and a very quiet lovely ding experience.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant . The food is wonderful. Menu is always new. Service amazing and the decor is beautiful. One of my favorite go to restaurants.
Thank you Dakota

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SamanthaE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! The drinks were expertly created. Especially the smoked old fashioned for my husbands birthday. And thank you so much for the thoughtful touch of a happy birthday dessert( that wasn’t even requested ! Super sweet). Service was very professional. Thank you for a wonderful expired ce. We will definitly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was very attentive and the food was extraordinarily good! Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler is great every time we dine here.

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Markkajohnson
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Excellent atmosphere - energized but relaxing. The lamb nachos are a MUST. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great we had the lamb nachos to start shared the duck and had a few beers. Our server was very attentive and sweet.

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BarryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic New Orleans style food and service. Fantastic wine list!! Redfish Ponchatrain an outstanding dish that is very wine friendly. Service fantastic too.

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Mikie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was terrific, but service of the entree' was slow. Quiet dining with nice atmosphere. Parking was an issue. There should be reserved spots in the shared parking lot with the hotel next door.

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DonnaC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!!!

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Sylvia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. We can't wait to return.

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HaroldM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota's staff is attentive and enthusiastic. The portions were more than adequate and the wine list is varied and complete. A very nice experience!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was awesome. Although the menu is limited there’s something for everyone! The only down side was a concurrent private event that bumped us to the bar seating area.

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vipMarcM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and Brett was a great waiter, very attentive

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ChristopherV
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Great food, great service, awesome food!

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vipMike
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Soft shell crab was great. Oysters Mosca delicious. Charged Romaine Salad Delicious. Just what everyone needed after Ida

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ScottM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, great service!!!!! Never disappoints!!!!

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JanetH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service were amazing. Noise level almost ruined the entire dinner. We couldn’t hear each other talk. So much shouting. It was very unpleasant.

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful experience. I highly recommend.

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vipBesteater
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Dakota’s is good but definitely needs to be remodeled. Carpet is dingy and not eye appealing. Dark walls need to be lightened. Otherwise, a very good restaurant.

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LISAK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great environment. Great service. Definitely worth going, and I will for sure be back!

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George
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food and a fantastic dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at The Dakota. It was such a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary that we drove in from Baton Rouge, an hour away, just to have dinner here. The food was exquisite, and perfectly prepared. The service was absolutely spot-on. We loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! 5 star service

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vipPeterB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious, drinks and wine. Service was attentive. Dining room was busy and made for an enjoyable evening.

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RandyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Our first time to visit and will definitely go back.

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GlennG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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LoveToEat
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOT IN DOWNTOWN COVINGTON BUT WORTH THE EXTRA TEN MINUTES.

This place has never disappointed us. The crab brie soup is to die for. That softshell crab with its legs facing the sky is amazing. Like I said, can't beat this place.

Anniversary, birthday, or just needing a great meal for a pick-me-upper. This is the place. And if you want to go a little more casual, there are tables in the bar area.

DEFINITELY TRY THIS ONE!

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ElizabethJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great and the food was outstanding.

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PatrickB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service at this terrific restaurant. Taste Of Tammany menu is a good value.

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BobbieI
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were attracted by the Taste of Tammany menu and our dinner did not disappoint! Lovely atmosphere, stellar service and outstanding cuisine. We loved it all: Crab & Brie soup, pork Belly, crisp salads, Quail stuffed with cornbread and Andouille and a Petite Fillet. For dessert it was Chocolate Sheba and Creme Brulee. Excellent experience!

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JenRen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very attentive and proficient. Knowledgeable about the menu and wines.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and service. Dessert (lemon pudding cake) was very good.

FAQs

Dakota Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 892-3712.

Dakota Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.