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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
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Easter Brunch

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Michael W
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Brie soup is just amazing. Very good service, wine selection and menu. We were there for a business meeting but definitely the right place also for a romantic dinner. A must try if you are in the area

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Jayess, ms
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Every attention to detail, excellent waitstaff, very high quality, first class in every way, expensive but that's what you would expect for this level of service.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Was lured in after seeing it served Crabmeat Brie soup (in my mind it seemed like a bisque - I'm not sure of the technical differances). Absolutely wonderful! My granddaughter has now had the Gumbo in 7 local restaurants, most up-scale, and this was rated the second best. I had the scallops over a bed of spaghetti squash smothered in... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a first class place with excellent food. Showing it age a bit but thats OK as it is a keeper.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I believe I have had more meals at Dakota than any other restaurant in the various cities I have either traveled to or lived in. This is my "Cheers" and it's because of their consistent excellent dishes, creative menu selections, outstanding staff, and comfortable environment. A trip to Dakota should be on everyone's list if they are ever in the... More 

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Benton, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was our first visit and will definitely not be out last. By far one of the best meals I've ever eaten and for the price I thought it was extremely reasonable. Atmosphere was awesome. Service was outstanding Blaine was our waiter and his attention to respect and customer service was over the top. You will not be disappointed!

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Houston, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've lived up the street from this place for the past 6 months and never noticed it until I was invited there for a business lunch in December. The food was excellent! Went back yesterday for another business lunch and I was absolutely blown away by the Pan Sauteed Amandine Fish.... OMG! This was the best prepared fish dish I... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a great introduction to fine Louisiana cuisine in this charming, upscale restaurant. The staff and service couldn't have been better. The food was out of this world. Don't miss it!!

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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Recent Christmas lunch with a group of 8 women. Our waiter Mark, could not have been more knowledgeable or patient in explaining dishes. Many of us had dined @ Dakota before and ordered the crab and brie soup, Fantastic ! The lunch menu offers many options from a full hot meal to excellent salads and a nice array of appetizers.... 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dakota staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?