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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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic service.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

7 people-1 birthday, 1 retirement

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 (New Orleans)·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.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food- delectable
Service -Unsurpassed
Ambiance- quiet and relaxing

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Kansas City)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Denver)·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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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 (New Orleans)·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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Everything was first-class!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and quiet place!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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 23, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 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 September 30, 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 28, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 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 9, 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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