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Dakota

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$$$$
French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433 (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
985 892 3712
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reservation required. Great food and service.

I have eaten here only 4 times in the last 5 years. I have never been disappointed with the food or service. The atmosphere is more formal than some places in town. This is my special occasion treat. I am sure family friendly- but you may not want to bring a very young tot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Mary M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here only 4 times in the last 5 years. I have never been disappointed with the food or service. The atmosphere is more formal than some places in town. This is my special occasion treat. I am sure family friendly- but you may not want to bring a very young tot.

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Tickfaw, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Not as good as I hoped it would be. Service was great. Potatoes had no taste,steak was very good. Best cornbread.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

i love this restaurant the food is excellent the staff are great its a must for me i dont get to eat here every trip but its worth the trip to eat here and if you have ig follow them you will drool over their photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While we were staying at a hotel in Covington, we asked the manager where he goes for a special occasion dinner. He told us "Dakota is the finest food and service in the area". We went with high hopes and were not disappointed! Preston, our waiter, patiently answered all our questions and was able to describe every item on the... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have lived here on the Mississippi Gulf coast for 25 years and have heard about the Dakota forever but it is 60 miles away so never went BAD IDEA Had a once in a lifetime exerience there last night. Bone Marrow *****, Brie and crab soup *****, Pork belly ***** Soft shell crab ***** Desert *** over all I... More 

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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

meals are always good, you have to try the Brie soup, the taste is wonderful and it's a compliment to any entree. Wine list is nice and there's a good selection.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food and wine and excellent service. We eat here twice a year and really look forward to our next visit! The shrimp Napoleon and crab meat and brie soup are world class. We don't recall ever having an appetizer here that we didn't enjoy. The red fish amandine, mixed seafood grill and center cut filet mignon were all excellent.... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a special occasion visit and with the prices that is all it can be for us. The service was awesome, food to die for but a bit overpriced I think,

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Excellent crab soup. Crab & brie sandwich was to die for! Service was excellent! Will be back soon! Prices are not "cheap" . I recommend this dining experience to everyone!!

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Dakota is our "special occasion" restaurant. The brie and crab soup is decadent and unforgettable, as are the lamb nachos with tomato chutney and blue cheese. It's been awhile since we've indulged, but the specials are always fresh and delicious. It's expensive but worth it! Finally, the presentation of the food by a swarm of waiters is always fun and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 985 892 3712

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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