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Dakota Restaurant

4.7
447 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm


Dinner:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(985) 892-3712
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kim Kringlie
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Catering
Off-site catering for both elegant and casual events in any location desired. Our event planning and catering branch, Grand Events and Dakota Catered, has designed and catered parties of 2 to 1200 in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and New York.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
One-quarter mile north of I-12
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Parking details
Restaurant parking lot located next to The Dakota.
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Special events & promotions
Wine Dinners featuring wines from around the world paired with our innovative Contemporary Louisiana Cuisine.
Craft Beer Dinners utilizing our local Breweries and fresh seasonal ingredients to create an experience showcasing the expertise of our Local Brewmasters and the abundant local product available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Had dinner with family. We all really enjoyed our meal from start to finish. We had tuna tartar appetizer, excellent. Also the charbroiled oysters with truffle oil and Parmesan. Excellent. I had seafood stuffed soft shell and the jets had the filet mignon. All dinners were very good. Thanks to all for the excellent dinner. We have already recommended your restaurant to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Outstanding service, my 17 yo dau tried to set up reservation on her own for party of 15 for her bday.. manager was rightfully concerned and let her know respectfully they would prefer to speak to adult...lol...I called and they were great! I was allowed to have them set up and I agreed to go in with my spouse and dine seperately to make sure the kids would be respectful and act like young adults. I knew it wouldnt be a problem but the management didnt. I appreciate their concerns and was so thankful. We werent required to do so but I didn't mind. Long story short, the party was great, my hubby and I enjoyed one of the best steaks ever...YUM, cost was worth every penny and reasonable for the magnificent food, service, atmosphere and kindness as well as professionalism of all staff. Thanks so much! First time there but not the last!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was amazing and the service perfect. Everyone was very pleasant and we wanted for nothing. Just a perfect place for a business dinner (or any other occasion) !

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and service were superb. Had a wide range of choice for entree, appetizers and dessert for a three course preset price.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

When it was realized the "children" and their families would be out of town for Easter, we 4 "elders" decided to get together for Easter Brunch at Dakota's. Great decision!!
Service was attentive, cordial, professional, and made our visit quite pleasant. The food was excellent! Each of us raved about our selection.
Would I suggest Dakota's to friends? Already have! And will continue to do so.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Celebrated a milestone anniversary at a first class location during an overnight date-weekend!
Amazingly attentive service from the staff; very romantic/mood (low-level golden)lighting; every bite was delicious; Gluten-free options were available, for 3 out of 4 courses wait staff made certain that we had no gluten. Thoughtful: Initially we ordered an appetizer that we thought was gluten-free but the waiter found out from the chef that it was not, so waiter substituted it for a different appetizer that we had shown interest in; waitstaff did, however, serve our salad with wonton strips on it which was careless mistake with gluten; our split entree of seafood mixed grill was amazing & decadent; Our dessert, the creme brulee banana split and after-dinner, Dakota coffee were phenomenal. My pomegranate martini was ok but tasted strongly of cran-pomegranate juice
Noise level was at moderate was due to a large party that was there prior to our arrival

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Made an appointment, was seated immediately on a Saturday evening. Food was perfect. Definite difference between a "cook" and a "chef" and this place is definitely using chefs. service was impeccable. Only thing that I can possible think of as a "con" is the noise level in the room we were in was a little much and made it hard to have a nice quiet conversation, even at our own table. That said, it wasn't the restaurant, it was the group that came in and created the noise so not even much of a "con"

All in all, perfect night for my wife and I's anniversary dinner. will definitely be back and will definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place is a wonderful place for any type of celebration. The food is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Have seen some reviews that say Dakota has slipped.
Don’t believe it.
From the pork belly appetizer, different from most with a grilled flavor, to the amazing banana split creme brûlée and the super dense and delicious coconut cake Dakota is a cut above and certainly one of the finest on the north shore.
Thanks for a great meal and wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I have always had good service and have never been disappointed with my meal.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Charred romaine salad was good but scallops were undercooked - 3 scallops were $35 and not very tasty. More the size of an appetizer. Service was good. Duck was ok - average.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Please do not take the 4 stars to mean that this restaurant is anything less than great. It’s just that I’ve been here a few times and our last visit wasn’t up to their “usual” that I’ve come to appreciate.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent and enjoyable, as always!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went here on Valentine's Day. It was quiet, the service was fantastic, and the food was delicious. There was a special menu for Valentine's Day. We started with the lobster blt appetizer. It was very yummy. The portion size was quite small (I prefer more share-able appetizers), but it was a nice tasting before our meal. My husband didn't love the fish but he is a very picky eater. His dish seemed to have a very small portion. I had a filet Mignon and it was phenomenal. Perfectly cooked and very flavorful with delicious gravy and mashed potatoes with leeks. It was a perfect amount of food that is filling but won't leave you needing to be carried out of the restaurant. I also had asparagus added to my meal and I wouldn't recommend it... it seemed canned and not fresh. It was the only part of my meal that wasn't perfect. Lastly, we had the white chocolate brownie for dessert. We ate EVERY BIT of this thing. It was soooo delicious and filled with rich dark chocolate. Overall we had a great night here and will likely return for another date night.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Dakota for Valentine's Day. They had a special menu but the number of choices and variety of food was more than adequate. We both had the crab and brie soup (a Dakota classic) and for an entrée, I had the lamb chops while my wife had the veal. Both were delicious. While Dakota is one of the more established fine dining restaurants on the North Shore, it is still one of the best.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and they really took great care of us!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The food is delicious. The service is excellent. Dakota is a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wow! Maurice and his staff took such great care of us. We went for a birthday dinner and asked for the chef's tasting menu with pairings. It was wonderful, extravagant, and worth every cent. We will go back again and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

7 people-1 birthday, 1 retirement

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I'd say that the food and the service had taken me by surprise. I'd never heard of this restaurant, but it was worth the visit. Great environment, amazing music, good food, just an amazing place to visit. Other places have the"name" but The Dakota is truly a dining experience that I'll revisit each time I'm in the area.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and service. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food- delectable
Service -Unsurpassed
Ambiance- quiet and relaxing

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Wait staff very attentive. We enjoyed the food very much. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service and food quality were up to Dakota's traditional standards. We always look forward to dining there.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

We enjoyed our evening. I liked how the server did not rush us and allowed us to enjoy our food.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Each meal here is more delicious than the last. Apps are fresh, delicious and creative, soups and salads fantastic, and I’ve really come to love whatever steaks they’re serving on their frequently-changing menu that smartly keeps the fantastic classics the restaurant is known for. Their by the glass wine list is also noticeably above average (even for restaurants at this level) and allows you to change up your wine choices to match your meal without sacrificing wine quality like you sometimes have to do when buying wine by the glass.

Keep up the great work Dakota!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Dinner was perfect. Steak was delicious. Crab and Brie soup is highly recommended. Only downfall was our server seemed uncomfortable. Never had this issue before.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was outstanding. The dining room service from the bar was too slow, but otherwise service was very good. I will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The Service was outstandingly perfect! Rebecca was the reason everything was perfect. The special she recommended was great.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Beverage service was very slow-they seemed to be able to serve only one beverage at a time with long gaps of time between.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Friends having lunch celebrating a birthday. Delicious food served elegantly. We stayed a very long time visiting and never were rushed. The food is always consistent as well as the service. I’ve eaten here many times.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was EXCELLENT!! We got a small dessert on the house for our anniversary which was a lovely surprise

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Everything was first-class!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

The service at Dakota is always exceptional. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive to your personal preferences and likes.
The Crab Brie soup never disappoints and should not be missed by a newcomer to Dakota’s! The filet has always been very good and the mixed grill was excellent!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We were not able to get there on Thanksgiving Day, but we went the evening after and it was fabulous! No turkey on the menu, however, the chefs were willing to create something for us with pulled turkey if we desired. We opted to go with the special and menu items, and everything we had was perfectly delicious! We chose Dakota's because we get great service of excellent food in an elegant relaxing atmosphere where we can share quiet conversation and listen to beautiful background music. Loved the whole experience!!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing and beautiful! Be Thanksgiving plate was delicious and beautiful.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and quiet place!

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