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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
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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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  • 53
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Probably one of the best restaurants I have been at in years

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
bobtrav
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New Orleans
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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New Orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great food served by a young staff eager to please. One of the most amazing wine lists I have seen, ever. I would go back

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neworleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Everything in this establishment is made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Not many places can say that these days. The crab and brie soup is a perennial favorite. The service is "old school", elegant and extremely attentive.

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is absolutely delicious. Some of my favorites are the crab and brie soup, soft shell crab, duck entree and any steak entree (loved the ribeye steak but it has not been on the menu for a long time). But, what keeps us going back is the excellent wine selection! The best part is that the wine prices are... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went there with my daughter for Easter brunch. The service was great, as was the set three course meal. There were the usual high quality menu items to pick from and they were all good.

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Additional Information about Dakota

Address: 629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433
Phone Number: 985 892 3712
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?