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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
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Covington, Louisiana
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs a good cleaning. Ladies room was run down, locks don't work, dust on top of stall walls. Halfway through dinner we were greeted by two cockroaches crawling across the dining room. Food was okay but many better options on the Northshore. Not worth the hype or the price.

Thank cajunsx2
Maurice R, General Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Thank you letting us know about what needs to be fixed in our Ladies Room, we appreciate your input and will address it promptly. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to impress you. More 

Covington, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We returned to Dakota to meet some friends driving in from Texas. Not only were we all pleased, Dakota exceeded our expectations. The service was absolutely outstanding. The wait staff is not only well-trained, enthusiastic and friendly; they deliver the delicious food with a flair for the spectacular. For example, when they delivered their Signature soup (Lump Crabmeat & Brie),... More 

Thank CajunSam1
Covington, Louisiana
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75 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My husband and I went for dinner and had a WONDERFUL meal from start to finish! The foods, drinks and service were all top notch and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had the mussles in a coconut curry sauce as an appetizer, my husband had the hanger steak and I had the seared tuna salad as our entrees. For drinks... More 

Thank L D
Mandeville, Louisiana
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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

Thank pecan376
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank LiveToEatInNewOrlean
New Orleans, LA
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank LA Realtor
Mandeville, Louisiana
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank kmfj110
New Orleans, Louisiana
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank togo77
Sacramento CA Area
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?