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629 North Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433 (One-quarter mile north of I-12)
+1 985-892-3712
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Covington, Louisiana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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

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

Thank Allen B
New Orleans
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228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We went this past Saturday night, as we had not been in years. Excellent atmosphere (they added some snazzy modern art since I was last here). Great place for a special occassion or date nite. Food was very good but nothing so exceptional to put it back on our list to rush back soon. We did find the mirliton casserole... More 

Thank Raerone
Covington, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank SB3LL3
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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.

Thank Andrew S
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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!

Thank PATravellersforfun
Level Contributor
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!

Thank Lisa L
Hammond, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Gurley M M
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 

Thank Sal M

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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
US$31 - US$50
American, French, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?