Dakota Restaurant

4.9
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737 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DudleyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Definitely will be back!

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vipLouisiana
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Noisiest restaurant I have ever been in. Food was good but very slow. Server did his best, I suspect the trouble was with the kitchen. Noise level was a downer.

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Franny
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! A bit pricey, but wonderful food!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would recommend for anyone seeking a more upscale dinning experience.

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ThomasR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our anniversary on Saturday. I am in the business and still have to say it was really nice. Manager presence was very good, staff was absolutely welcoming and friendly (even through masks), and the food was really some of the best I’ve had in a while. If you like wine, they have a much bigger wine list than I’d expect for the northshore and some really fun selections. Lastly the chef delivered our food and was very noticeable on the floor, which is a great touch. Will definitely be back. Oh and the make a great old fashioned!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!

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vipJohnW
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue I had was the Whiskey Sour was more sour than whiskey.

The Oysters Mosca were perfect and the Seafood Beignets my wife had were out of this world. I had the Redfish Pontchartrain and my wife had the Soft Shell Crab. Both were excellent. The Crème Brulee was great as well.

To top it all off, out server, John, was very attenuative to our needs. He helped make our wedding anniversary very memorable indeed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my partners birthday ..the service was TOP NOTCH for sure !!..the food was great , can’t wait to try something different next time .

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JimB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess was very welcoming, server helpful describing food choices and food was good. Only complaint would be very small bowl of soup for$11

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is phenomenal!
Food was so tasty.
Seasoned with perfection
Server(s) were Awesome

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vipmelissam
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service- as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal as always !

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jimp
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good food. We did the filet and it was very tasty

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Chester
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Dakota. The ambiance was perfect and the meal was delicious. Jim, our server, was excellent. I followed all his recommendations and was not disappointed. Loved the escargot stuffed mushrooms and the quail. We will definitely return.

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PaulD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Everything was delicious and our server was amazing.

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vipLaurienR
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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IikeToeatOUTaLOT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT customer service, good tasting food, knowledgeable staff!!!!!

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Jack
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and service was good too. Wine list could be a little more diverse.

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SamanthaN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites in Covington! Food is always amazing and drinks go down too easily!

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MandePride
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett our server was fantastic! Crab & Brie soup crazy good 😍.
Soft shell crab was amazing! Gulf fish special was fabulous 🍾

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.. and Delicious as always!

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CrunchySuperMom
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the service, the timing, and the food. The flavors were well balanced and memorable. We hope to return soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with my husband. Appreciate the spacing between tables and attentiveness of staff. Will be back soon!

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ARodriguezXVI
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the food to the service, everything about our meal was exceptional. When going to a fine dining restaurant, one expects the food to be good. What we were served exceeded every expectation which is always a pleasant surprise.

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CindyL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary dinner

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GaryS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the soft shelled crab. It was excellent.

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Brad
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Taste of St Tammany dinner!

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OrlandoP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’d like to see more wine options. And why not? Single malts

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CarolMNAbita
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and excellent service. A little higher priced for the area but well worth it!

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PhillipR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommended. Best Old Fashioned I ever had.

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MFerrell
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner experience was excellent.

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ScottM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food incredible !! Service amazing!!!!

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Sharon
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No special occasion . Always consistent and delicious meals.

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mommak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dining experience I have had at The Dakota has been excellent. This most recent one was no exception. We ordered 2 dinners that were Tammany Taste of Summer specials and one off the menu. All the selections were delicious! And the specials were a great deal 4 courses for $45! The staff was attentive as usual without hovering and masks were in place. For a top notch dining experience, The Dakota is lovely.

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vipDavidB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy Dakota. For 25 years, the food has always been top notch and service usually is too. The last two visits, we had a longer than usual wait for our server to come to the table - this time 16 minutes. I hope this was due to larger than normal crowds.

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PatriciaD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to The Dakota. Service, food, ambience was all excellent. We will certainly return to this restaurant.

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Fabulous
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience! Dakota always offers delicious food and a variety of courses for all. I enjoy taking advantage of the Tammany Tastes of Summer dining deals. Hard to beat 4 courses for $45! Our server, Brett, was personable & professional. All the staff were attentive yet allowed not intrusive. Can't wait to return again!

FAQs

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

Dakota Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 737 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.