Dakota Restaurant

4.8
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650 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.

Complimentary specials

Celebrating Phase 1 ...and counting

During Phase 1, bottles of Champagne are 40% off and other sparkling wines are 20% off. Come celebrate socially distanced freedom at Dakota.

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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner was fantastic

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KARENT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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Birthdaylady
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing negative to say. Food and service were excellent, in a quiet and elegant atmosphere. We had a wonderful night!

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vip2die4
New Orleans
93 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the first restaurant we patronized after some businesses were allowed to open. Dakota's was ranked by Tom Fitzmorris, in 2014, #46 out of 350 essential restaurants in NOLA area. It was certainly better than many ranked higher. The Alsatian duck confit crepe, crab and Brie soup, redfish and soft shell crab was really outstanding. Kim was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

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vipDavidB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, drinks and server were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was outstanding!!! Service, wine selection, as well as overall experience was amazing.

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BrittiuneM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for our anniversary and it was truly amazing and good food. The wait staff was above excellent in all expectations

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YeaUright
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great service and great food. The restaurant has terrible lighting and makes everyone look like zombies.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Whether for a special occasion, date night, or family time the staff always delivers. Consistently high quality food, service, and experience. I always order too much because everything on the menu is so delicious. I’ve been eating here for over 20 years and today it is as good, if not better, as it was the first time.

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vipPeterB
New Orleans
91 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A delightful dining experience. We were very pleased with our cocktails, choice of wine (Miner Viognier), appetizers and entrees (bronzed drum fillet with shrimp, green beans, Brabant potatoes, topped with a smoked tomato butter). Elise was our waitress, and we were happy with the service she provided. Overall, wonderful. See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch from start to finish. The smoked Old Fashioned was one of the best I’ve ever had. Food, service, and company was great. We will be back soon!

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Paige
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, exceeded my expectations for sure. My server wasn't the best but my experience was lovely nonetheless. I would say the environment is dark but I personally like that. They took my reservation 10 minutes early which I appreciated. Again, it was an experience and I would return.

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NeilR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Always a great choice.

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ChrisR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was great. I will definitely be going back!

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vipjimcin
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Valentines. They had their regular menu but a very nice Valentine special. The service and food was excellent as always.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is such that we feel very spoiled! Dakota is our Special Occasion Destination.

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MandePride
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious 🤤, but it’s the service that makes it so special. Meredith was not only gracious but extremely knowledgeable.

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NorthshoreFoodie
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience at Dakota, as always! The staff is super friendly and very attentive. We all enjoyed our meals, from the crab and brie soup (my favorite) to the filets and lamb shank, to the special birthday desserts. Dakota is one of our favorite restaurants on the Northshore and we'll keep coming back!

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Dinner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great meal with wonderful service.
Our waiter was personable and attentive. We all ordered the steak and were not disappointed in any way.
Look forward to a return trip

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lively atmosphere. Great food. The salmon with cauliflower was especially good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! The pork belly and Brussels sprout flatbread was amazing! Crab and Brie soup was wonderful! Scallops were perfect!

Service was perfectly wonderful!!!

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vipMichaelB
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I as surprised to see a limited menu, but, overall, the food was really good and I would recommend Dakota strongly. One suggestion is to pare back the service intensity. Although the waitstaff was extremely engaging and friendly, a fine line exists between great service and being overbearing.
In general good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. Never disappointed when I dine at Dakota.

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vipFScroggs
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

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MariaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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MEH55
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I so enjoyed my New Year's Eve at Dakota. The food was delicious and service was excellent. My only disappointment was my dessert. The main item in the description of my dessert was pears. There were very little pears and more berries and whipped cream. It was good but I wish the dessert had more pears or the description was different. If I knew what I know now about the dessert, I would have ordered something else.

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pama
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve is always at Dakota for us. We love our experience there every year. Happy New Year 🎆

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Bella
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful New Year’s eve set menu meal! Between the four of us we pretty much had one of everything that was on the menu and all of that was excellent! Our experience at this restaurant is always spot on and we would recommend it in a heartbeat - any menu item! The staff was excellent - professional and courteous and efficient - and we got such a surprise by having a young man that knew his wines and liquors very well working that evening - it occurs to us we need to go there more often;).

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, wonderful people, very nice dining experience. I highly recommend Dakota Restaurant!

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beebeck
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Meredith and Maurice always make sure we have a pleasurable experience.

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Nomads
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Thanksgiving Plate included turkey and pork loin. The small portions of turkey and dressing were delicious, but after a couple of bites, it was gone. The much larger portion of pork loin, which I did not eat, was dry. The number of reservations must have exceeded the capability of the kitchen. The wait time between each of the three courses was almost an hour. Several tables around us gave up waiting and requested to go boxes for desert. Three plus hours to sit waiting on food is too long! Skip this restaurant for the Holidays. Other than Holidays, this restaurant has good service and food.

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susant
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great thanksgiving experience in every way.

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FormerFOH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Initially we were turned off by a reservation snafu. However, between management and staff, they more than made up for it and we left happy and full. The service and food were excellent, and I will definitely be going again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband 50th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!! Loved the food and atmosphere!!!

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LauraR
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my father’s 80th birthday. Service was great and the food was delicious! Dakota never disappoints. One of my very favorite restaurants.

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MelissaP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual!!

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LauraW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable (as usual) and the food was wonderful as well... Try the smoky old fashioned. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing experience! The food, service, and atmosphere are always 5 star! It's our go-to for any occasion.

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 650 OpenTable diners.

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