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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great for quiet, special fine dining

We went this past Saturday night, as we had not been in years. Excellent atmosphere (they added some snazzy modern art since I was last here). Great place for a special occassion or date nite. Food was very good but nothing so exceptional to put it back on our list to rush back soon. We did find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Raerone
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New Orleans
via mobile
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New Orleans
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204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went this past Saturday night, as we had not been in years. Excellent atmosphere (they added some snazzy modern art since I was last here). Great place for a special occassion or date nite. Food was very good but nothing so exceptional to put it back on our list to rush back soon. We did find the mirliton casserole... More 

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Thank Raerone
Covington, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly, attentive staff and excellent food. We came to eat but stayed longer than we would have, talking to the staff and enjoying their suggestions on specials, knowledge about wine, and attention to detail. Our meal was perfect. A very special meal indeed.

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Thank SB3LL3
Los Angeles, California
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143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and the service was very friendly, but felt like they were rushing us out of there. The courses came out way too fast. We didn't have time to really enjoy the experience. Standout: Brie soup was a unique find on the menu. Definitely give that a try.

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Thank Andrew S
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

In a larger market, this would struggle. Solid, but not overwhelming. The Wellington was developed with a good concept, but execution was flawed. Undercooked pastry that was way too thick hurt the excellent cuts of mest inside.

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Thank wineguytx
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had the 25 year anniversary tasting menu. Wow, was that a great choice! The seafood beignets were outstanding. The oysters and spring roll very good. The trout and veal course were excellent. The matched wines were great. We're usually in the Covington area a couple of times a year, and we always plan for a meal at Dakota!

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Thank PATravellersforfun
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I always enjoy our dining experience here; the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the food is fine dining at its best! You must try the Brie soup appetizer!

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Thank Lisa L
Hammond, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Most of the food was good. The only let down was the turkey/pork loin meal on Thanksgiving Day. When served, it looked like someone had dumped the leftovers together on a plate. Everything ran together and over everything else. Were the potatoes "instant"? The shrimp and mirliton Napoleon was great! Very spicy, but great. The duck gumbo was also very... More 

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Thank Gurley M M
Mandeville, Louisiana, Usa
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

everything is wonderful, but high cost, and worth it. from the brie soup to the lamb nachos you can get sick eating everything that you see and want when it is being carried out of the kitchen to tables. steaks and seafood and everything inbetween. Been in same place for over 20 years. owner has cooked on the food channel... More 

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Thank Sal M
Fredericksburg, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We have been stopping here for about 15 years and have never been disappointed. Our meal last night was terrific, as usual, served with grace, charm, and warmth. Just what we needed after 7 hours of Interstate traffic. Preston, our server, was attentive and well informed about the menu, gave his recommendations with convincing conviction, articulately, and in just enough... More 

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Thank Joel F
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food quality is still very good especially the Brie Soup. Prices seem high based on the portions which seemed quite small. Atmosphere and facility is very nice but service was not good this particular night and our previous visit. It was not what we remembered from earlier occasions. .

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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
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?