We were excited about going to Dakota, but when we got there, the word I would use to describe the place--inside and out--cheesy. It has smoked '80s vintage glass dividers on the restaurant floor, breaking up the flow of the room, and when they sat us at a table near one, we immediately asked to be moved, as did the couple who was seated there right after we were. The service was good after the initial confusion about the wine we ordered. The server was not at all familiar with it. The duck amuse bouche was the tastiest morsel we had, so we were really looking forward to the rest of the meal, but it remained the tastiest morsel we had. The Steen's glazed duck was good, but a little tough and overly sweet. The redfish was also tasty, but again, in an '80s kind of way. The other restaurant we've dined at in Covington, Di Porto, is excellent and fresh in every way. I can't say the same about the decor nor the food at Dakota. We won't be going back any time soon.
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