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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.

629 N. Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole, Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm


Dinner:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
One-quarter mile north of I-12

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(985) 892-3712

Website:
http://www.thedakotarestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Restaurant parking lot located next to The Dakota.

Executive Chef:
Kim Kringlie

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Great food and quiet place!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was amazing! At our first steaks (filets) were over cooked but they quickly corrected it. It was a great place to catch up with an old friend. The wine list was huge, even a bit overwhelming. I will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Service was great, food delicious - perfect birthday lunch !
There was a large group of ladies that were very loud at times.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner. The service is top notch, the food is creative and original, and the restaurant is classy. Chef Brendon Hawsey is a young man with an incredible talent. Can’t wait to go back see what he has in store for the holidays!

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Parfait que ce soit l’accueil, le site et les plats commandés

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was good. Seafood was heavily salted and made it difficult to eat. Steaks were over cooked. Overall the experience was not the greatest especially for fine dining.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great spot. We've been here a bunch and it's fabulous every time. I think the best restaurant on the north shore.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Parker and his team were excellent and very attentive. Glen mixed the perfect cocktail. Kudos to the chef and the entire team for a lovely dining experience. O. Bruce Coffman

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were treated very special for our anniversary, but they always treat us well. Food was outstanding as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was great

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Seafood is good. Steak is bad. Service is good. Price is way too high for very small portions. Like WAY too expensive for the mediocre quality and such small portions.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bone in pork chop was excellent! It had mushrooms and sweet potatoes! Great combo!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food!!! Mixed grill & braised beef were well presented and flavorful!! Extra nice touch was the complementary creme brulee for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Unparalleled food and service. Hands down, the best overall dining in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Variety in the menu. Well prepared and presented food. Attentive and friendly service. Great wine list. Very pleasurable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very attentive service and a really good selection of food for lunch.The salad we had was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I had eaten at Dakota's several years ago and found the food, service not that good. But I decided to give it another chance and found it very good this time. The food and drinks were delicious and the waiter was excellent. I plan on returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Dakota is fantastic. We enjoyed grilled oysters, lamb nachos, the bisque, the ribeye and everything was exceptional. Worth the time, worth the money, worth the effort. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Refreshing and excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

great food, great service, great wine! the soft shell crab in season is the best in all of LA

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was creative and amazing. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend to all. A very Lovely night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

It was my first time dining at dakotas, everything was delicious and the service was amazing. The best steak I have ever had

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Best service & food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food. Great service. Enjoyed it. Can Wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My wife and son took me there for Father's Day. Great food. Large portions. My son could not finish his steak.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Overall it was excellent!

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Soup...crabmeat & Brie...lukewarm
& very little crabmeat. Entrée ...soft shell crab..lukewarm & dry! Not very tasty!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Absolutely exceptional, as always.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had great service. Food presentation was beautiful. But the food wasn't great just good. Ambiance was just ok.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 24, 2017

End of school year

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Veal chop with grits was amazing. The crab and brie chowder is also worth the calories. Hope to return next time I visit Corvington.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food, drinks and service are second to none. Great atmosphere
for a regular evening out or special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful Mothers Day brunch 2017! Service is outstanding, and the food is always exceptional. Certainly, a special dining experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 2, 2017

As always the Dakota impressed. Still the best food on the Northshore. Maurice is outstanding at making you feel welcome and appreciated. I can't say enough about this ever more impressive restaurant.

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