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Dakota

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American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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629 N Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433-8961 (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
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best martinis by far on north shore! better fine dining. excellent seafoods and steaks. nice ambience.

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Thank pecan376
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A special place for anniversaries or special days. Everything here is wonderful. The atmosphere, the staff, and of course THAT FOOD!

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Thank LiveToEatInNewOrlean
New Orleans, LA
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

For business lunches, girlfriend cocktails, or a romantic dinner, Dakotas has it all. A long time NorthShore tradition. Kenny and Kim keep things fresh to keep you coming back. The recent addition of small plates and a Friday Happy Hour helps introduce new foodies to The Dakota. The service can't be touched, the staff is first rate, the great management... More 

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Thank LA Realtor
Mandeville, Louisiana
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Love the Bree soup, grilled oysters and steaks. All the food is good, just a bit pricey. Bar is great! They could easily draw a bar crowd if they wanted the business. The bar area is spacious and beautiful.

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Thank kmfj110
New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Dakota is beautiful restaurant that features fine dining. Great wine list. Great bar. Menu changes regularly. They have great seafood and steaks. We always enjoy dining here.

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Thank togo77
Sacramento CA Area
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168 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We felt the menu was limited for such a prime foodie area, and thought the portions were a bit small for the price ratio, and we thought the tastes were different but not particularly special. the Charred Caesar, Crab-Brie soup, the Lamb Nachos, the Mirliton Casserole, Bleu Salad and Dessert were good but not something really special.

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Thank bw13802
Maurice R, General Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to our Restaurant and your opinion. We do pride ourselves on providing our guest with the best Dining experience possible. Based on your review it sounds as if our waitstaff did not properly explain the dishes you ordered were Small Plates or Appetizers and that would explain the portion size, but does not excuse... More 

Abita Springs, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Dakota's is a little pricey but the food and service are very good. I ordered my filet mignon medium rare but it came back medium well. I would have sent it back but it was still delicious and tender. I believe Dakota's would have taken it back in a second and cooked another to my specifications if I have brought... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I was taken there last night. Started out with a crab soup, followed with a grilled red snapper and finished with a cocoanut cake. Louisiana cooking at it best. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. It just melted iin your mouth.

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1 Thank RurikH
Covington, Louisiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

They dont like kids. Not friendly. Food is good but if they dont like families with kids , say so. You get a feeling that they dont want you next time. So bye bye. Word is out

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Thank Mohammed Asif S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Two weeks ago, for an early Valentine’s Day dinner, I took my girlfriend to Dakota Restaurant. Our server, Blaine, recommended a couple of very good white wines and also the Shrimp Napoleon for our appetizer. WOW!!! The Shrimp Napoleon was absolutely stupendous. For entrées, we had the Mixed Grill (Seafood), Crab-Brie Soup, and Mirliton Casserole. The Mixed Grill and Crab-Brie... More 

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Thank Allen B

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 N Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433-8961
    (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: 985 892 3712

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?