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About Dakota Restaurant
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.
Covington, LA 70433
Creole, Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
One-quarter mile north of I-12
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Restaurant parking lot located next to The Dakota.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Dakota Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The Dakota is a very worthwhile experience. We were visitors from about 2 hours away and had seen very good reviews. Decided to go for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. The brie and crab soup is the best I have ever tasted. The salads (the "Bleu" and the "Beet and Squash") were outstanding. The entrees (gulf fish with crabmeat and the stuffed soft shell crab) were first rate. My only disappointment was that I did not have room for more.
We are foodies. Arrived as they opened. Service throughout was excellent. Lamb nacho appetizer was soggy and over-seasoned. The seared ahi tuna salad was covered in an overly-sweet dressing that ruined the preparation. Seafood mixed grille entree was excellent. Coconut cake was very dense and not pleasant. Flourless chocolate dessert was likewise overly dense and firm, although it had a good taste. Upon reviewing and approving charges, an extra $71 was inexplicably charged to my credit card, but they did correct it , upon my catching it! What was one of our favorite New Orleans area restaurants is now one to which we will not return. Sad.
The reservation was easy to make given that it was only one day before the occasion. My family and I had not eaten there since my son and daughter were much younger. We were very pleased with every aspect of the dining experience and will be returning to celebrate our next special occasion.
I used to love it but unfortunately, feel the place is not like it used to be. The service was prompt and courteous. The crab and brie was as good as always. I had a hanger steak that was not up to standards. My wife had a soft shell crab which she said left a lot to be desired. Overall, too expensive for the quality of the food.
The menu selection was very good, with an emphasis on seafood on the day we visited. All of our dishes were prepared thoughtfully without too many extra items added. The quality of the soft shell crabs, fish and lobster were all above average. The service was timely and efficient, without being overbearing. The wine selection is extensive, perhaps more so than other restaurants in the area. I have visited this place at least eight times and have never been disappointed. In terms of quality, would place this restaurant in the top three of establishments on the Northshore.
We absolutely enjoyed the 2hrs casual dinning. Pairing wine with fresh drum meal was excellent. If you enjoy coffee after a fabulous meal, you need to order the French press 2min coffee carafe. Thank you for my "pre" Mother's Day meal with the special man in my life.
My husband and I enjoy the bar area and they always accomodate a table complete with linens upon request in the bar. Service is attentive and we can choose from the small plate bar menu or the extended dinner menu. Food is excellent either way. Wine list extensive and reasonable. We always enjoy food, service, and ambiance. Our recent Saturday date night was no exception. The soft shell crab is on the menu as a staple now and is a must have!!!
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