We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dakota

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Cajun & Creole, French, Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433 (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
985 892 3712
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 59 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Consistently Stellar!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
heartboss
,
Madisonville, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Madisonville, Louisiana
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Benton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, TX
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bernardsville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abita Springs, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mandeville, Louisiana
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Enjoyed an outstanding meal while celebrating a special night with my wife. Relaxed ambiance, great service. Lamb nachos, sesame seared ahi tuna for starters, the soft shell crab for entree' and a nice bottle of wine made for wonderful evening. Great place for a special evening or for just a great meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times, and each has been wonderful. Great selection on the menu, which varies during the year. Some of the best food, we've eaten. Great wine selection. Staff is professional, thorough and very courteous. The chef has some wonderful menu items, and the desserts are incredible. If in town, be sure to stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Covington, LA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a wonderful anniversary lunch. I was disappointed that they no longer have liver and onions on the menu, but the redfish was outstanding as was the service and ambiance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went to Dakota with 11 business contacts. It was a great environment for our team. The Lump crab meat and brie soup is a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had lunch here with friends. Food was very good. Not too crowded at lunch so service was over the top. Menu has variety of choices.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dakota also viewed

 

Been to Dakota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Cajun & Creole, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance
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?