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Dakota

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433 (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
+1 985-892-3712
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Today
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Covington, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

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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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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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Mandeville, Louisiana, Usa
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121 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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Thank Glenn19532014
Covington, Louisiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This is a place you want to go to impress out of town guests, business associates, a wonderful family celebration, or a romantic dinner with your special someone. The restaurant is quiet, the decour is lovely, and the waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpfull. The menu is a bit pricey, but the selection is amazing and delicious. You can't go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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: +1 985-892-3712

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?