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Dakota Restaurant

4.7
434 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
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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, Contemporary American, Continental
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 434 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

Excellent and enjoyable, as always!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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Highly recommend

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MorganH (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 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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Stumpy (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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CaseyH (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic service.

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BirthdayGirl (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

7 people-1 birthday, 1 retirement

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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vipTinydiny (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food- delectable
Service -Unsurpassed
Ambiance- quiet and relaxing

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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Macomalley (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined 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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Fantastic (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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MichelleM (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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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Macn (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 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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