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Dakota

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American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433 (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
+1 985-892-3712
Today
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef Paul was fantastic! I drove all the way from galveston Texas just to eat at the dakota restaurant because of my last experience. And it was without a doubt worth the drive. I am very picky and demand great service. Chef paul made me an unbelievable foie gras. The vegetarian dish that he prepared for me was out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling from Montreal to Covington and stop for dinner to Dakota restaurant .Oysters with truffle parmesan, crabmeat on surprising brie soup, shank of lamb and cafe au lait duck : everything was really tasty and savory. Large selection of wine . Thanks enough for the delicate attention at the end of our experience .

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Thank Anne D
Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've frequented this place many many times since it opened several years ago....I believe in the late 1980's early 1990's. Every visit has been superb!!! Professional knowledgeable wait staff and the food is fabulous. Lunch always has tasty specials however, my favorite is the crabmeat havarty dill sandwich..... it is loaded with crabmeat and a must to try if you... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The service here and food were stellar. I've waited years to eat here and was not disappointed. The homemade chips and bread brought to the table were amazing. The candied cornbread I could have eaten a whole loaf... We had business lunch menu... shrimp remoulade and chicken piccata were very good. We also had the crab grilled cheese which was... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It had been many years since I'd eaten here. I had an appetizer with a combination of mussels and shrimp in a N.O. BBQ shrimp sauce that was incredible and a beet salad. Coconut cake for desert was also very special.

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Thank wernolabound
Covington, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This place needs a good cleaning. Ladies room was run down, locks don't work, dust on top of stall walls. Halfway through dinner we were greeted by two cockroaches crawling across the dining room. Food was okay but many better options on the Northshore. Not worth the hype or the price.

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Maurice R, General Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Thank you letting us know about what needs to be fixed in our Ladies Room, we appreciate your input and will address it promptly. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to impress you. More 

Covington, Louisiana
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We returned to Dakota to meet some friends driving in from Texas. Not only were we all pleased, Dakota exceeded our expectations. The service was absolutely outstanding. The wait staff is not only well-trained, enthusiastic and friendly; they deliver the delicious food with a flair for the spectacular. For example, when they delivered their Signature soup (Lump Crabmeat & Brie),... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I went for dinner and had a WONDERFUL meal from start to finish! The foods, drinks and service were all top notch and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had the mussles in a coconut curry sauce as an appetizer, my husband had the hanger steak and I had the seared tuna salad as our entrees. For drinks... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

best martinis by far on north shore! better fine dining. excellent seafoods and steaks. nice ambience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A special place for anniversaries or special days. Everything here is wonderful. The atmosphere, the staff, and of course THAT FOOD!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433
    (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-892-3712

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?