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Dakota Restaurant - Covington, Covington, LA

Dakota Restaurant - Covington

4.7
4.7
931 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (985) 892-3712

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kim Kringlie

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple Dining Rooms for your Private Event- Create memories while hosting your Wedding Rehearsal, Birthday or Anniversary Celebration with family and friends. The Dining Rooms can be arranged to host your next Corporate Event, while providing space for your AV needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maurice Rouquette: (985) 892-3712

  • Neighborhood

    Covington

  • Cross street

    Park Place Drive, Covington

  • Parking details

    Restaurant parking lot located next to The Dakota.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 931 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BenitaB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dakota is amazing! The food is delicious, especially the crab and Brie soup. The service is always top-notch.
  2. MN

    MacNZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Great service. Highly recommended.
  3. K

    Kimm

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Soft shell crab and veal chop!!
  4. NO

    NOLATim

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We had a great evening and loved everything we ordered including the soft-shell crab, foi gras, mussels, ravioli and cheesecake. All spectacular. The service was also wonderful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    In general we found the food to be outstanding, with small exception being that lamb entree was to be served medium rare, but was medium to medium well. It was still very tasty. The service was also outstanding. However, the noise level during the first half of our visit was horrible. We couldn’t hear the waitress nor each other without multiple repeats, and significantly ruined that part of the experience, so much so that I got up and toured the restaurant looking for possible alternative tables. I noted some but knew our party would be embarrassed if I requested a move, so did not. (We were seated in the room to the left of the maitre’d station, in the middle of the room; perhaps 5 tables were empty.) About mid meal a few more tables left and the noise level was acceptable, with about 1/2 the room empty at that point. I would love to return to enjoy the excellent food, but would only do so if assured of a table in one of the smaller rooms. Thank you, Cynthia Polt
  6. SR

    SunRiseEagle

    New Orleans

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on time. The wait staff is attentive. There were plenty of choices on the menu for staters and mains. There flavors were all excellent. We didn't try any desserts.
  7. BP

    BrittP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extremely good food and I’m not easily impressed. Great service as well.
  8. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch menu. Professional service by our waiter, Zach. Food was excellent - especially the salmon. Pleasant surroundings—considering the location on 190. Would recommend for lunch.
  9. D

    Dhenry

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance in the bar and Kim, our server, was fantastic! A special shout out to the kitchen while food was outstanding we were there well past closing. A special thank you!
  10. AH

    AngelicH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soup du jour was cream of oyster and asparagus soup, it was like eating silk, it was fabulous! I would highly recommend this restaurant. And I will revisit it when I’m back in Covington. Our waiter was fabulous, she was very helpful & accommodating.
  11. B

    Bella

    New Orleans

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant has been around for about 100 years - ok, maybe 25+. And we have been coming here about that long. Our first observation is how in the heck do you find that many employees who work so well as a team and clearly like what they are doing and have been there a long time themselves - even the ones who are only may be 18😂. Our observation is that says a lot about the restaurant all by itself. Never ever had a bad meal here. It is not a cheap restaurant but you really don’t get this kind of treatment/meal from cheap restaurants and so it’s worth paying an extra buck if you can do it. When the restaurant side is completely booked it can get a little noisy but honestly it doesn’t seem to bother anybody! It’s a keeper on our list of go to!
  12. RA

    RonaldA

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, great food, great service for Easter dinner with family.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and dining experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! First time visit for our friends and they were impressed. Crab and Brie soup, bleu salad for all and we each had a different entree.. swordfish, redfish, salmon and lamb chops. Every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. Chocolate Sheba for desserts! ♥️ And Gavin did a great job! We spent a while talking and he was very attentive but not intrusive. We will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  17. G

    Gaylesyboo

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My crab and brie soup appetizer was superb. I ordered the salmon entree which was excellent and cooked precisely to my specified level of doneness. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect for what was a reunion with my sister after having COVID mess up our Christmas plans. The level of noise was just right - not deadly quiet but a pleasant but unobtrusive hum. We will be back.
  18. C

    Christine

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only drawback was the greeting from the male Maitre 'd. After gathering my husband's attire (dress shorts and collared shirt), he loudly attests to my husband's wardrobe and states that the main dining room would not be open to us, but we can sit in an offshoot room. Which is fine, but just seat us, the announcement did not need to be uttered. My husband was ready to exit the restaurant after this treatment. Fortunately, our waiter, Hudson, saved the evening - he was excellent!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our evening! Excellent dining experience.
  20. DB

    DorothyB

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents loved this place! My husband and I are from out of town and treated my parents to dinner. It’s quickly topped their list of favorite fine places in their area.
  21. JM

    JenniferM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience on the Northshore! The wait staff is amazing, and the food is delicious every time!
  22. CK

    CadeK

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Professional, good food, great service knows how to talk with customers helps you enjoy yourself
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in all ways as usual
  24. BS

    BobS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great dining experience/great food/great atmosphere
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time!
  26. SH

    StevenH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my wife and I favorite restaurant. The food and service are exceptional.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about Dakota’s from the service, the atmosphere, to the food! We will definitely be a returning patron!!! Would highly, highly recommend!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything things was good. BBQ shrimp had a an off taste. Entrees were great!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Disappointed only in the seating arrangement. I asked for a back corner table to have a nice somewhat quiet anniversary dinner. We were seated in a back corner table with outside view. Great location. However after 30 minutes of a nice quiet dining, in walks a crew of 8 that were extremely loud and I felt the manager should have calmed them down. After about 20 min of their cutting up I think a waiter said something because when we were waiting to get the bill, our waitress said those people picked up our bill since they were noisy. So I thanked them for doing this nice gesture but I think if a request is made for a quiet area the restaurant should seat large tables in another area or attend their table and recommend the noise lowered. This is a fine dining restaurant and should be controlled as such. Our waitress was wonderful and since I don’t have a bill I don’t remember her name. I will return again cause the food was very good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as usual and the service was impeccable.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy going to Dakotas. I was celebrating my birthday. They surprised me with a little chocolate dessert. The staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. I will definitely return
  32. S

    Sdean18

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous! It felt good to be in a restaurant where the staff was focused on the customer. Very professional staff...and the chef rocked our meals! Definitely going back soon.
  33. M

    Mnwell

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently elegant with great food and even better service!
  34. KK

    KurtK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal great service. Perfect for special occasion.
  35. SF

    SandyF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day dinner with husband. We had cocktails, nice conversation, and a delicious meal. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Our waiter was very respectful.
  36. RR

    RonnieR

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great meal with some of the best service on the Northshore.
  37. GK

    GregK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Excellent food and ambiance! Service staff was attentive to all details.
  38. VM

    ValerieM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful Valentines dinner! Food was really good! Will go back!
  39. J

    Jim1

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Food was good. Brie and crab soup always outstanding!
  40. L

    Luvtoeat

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and great food at Dakota! The crabmeat and Brie soup was fantastic.

FAQs

Dakota Restaurant - Covington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 892-3712.

Dakota Restaurant - Covington is rated 4.7 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Place Drive, Covington

  • Neighborhood

    Covington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Restaurant parking lot located next to The Dakota.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kim Kringlie

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (985) 892-3712

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple Dining Rooms for your Private Event- Create memories while hosting your Wedding Rehearsal, Birthday or Anniversary Celebration with family and friends. The Dining Rooms can be arranged to host your next Corporate Event, while providing space for your AV needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maurice Rouquette: (985) 892-3712

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