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The Dakota

629 N. US Hwy. 190 (Holiday Blvd.) Send to Phone
985-892-3712 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The Dakota is Covington's "go to" restaurant for fine dining.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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The Dakota Restaurant Review

: The Dakota is Covington's fine dining anchor. Owner-chef Kim Kringlie uses quality Louisiana ingredients as a starting point in his cooking, and improvises on old standards, often with creative interpretations. Among small plates is shrimp mirliton casserole. Lump crab meat and Brie soup is a Dakota classic, and is about as rich as a dish can get. Entrées are generously portioned and equally inventive. When in season, consider the fried soft-shell crab stuffed with shrimp and crawfish. Mediterranean grilled rack of lamb is a tempting indulgence. For the finale, the coconut cake, a signature dessert, or the Drambuie white chocolate brownie with vanilla bean ice cream should claim your attention. The extensive, 350-plus bottle wine list offers more than 25 choices in Champagnes and sparkling wines alone, all served in Riedel glassware. A range of wine-growing regions is represented, with many value-priced selections, but among reds, Burgundy (and Pinot Noir) rule. There’s a good array of half bottles; decent options by the glass; and a fine line-up of dessert wines. Big spenders should check the Reserve lists. The young service staff adds its energy and enthusiasm to the management's good sense of organization.

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Exceptional Northshore Gem
by spudly on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:54 am
Located on a busy thoroughfare right next to a Quality Inn-type motel once inside you are far removed from the traffic just outside. Serenely decorated in muted colors and a huge vase of flowers and orchids be prepared to be pampered by a waitstaff that puts most New Orleans restaurant to shame.

The food is well prepared and varied, with seasonal changes in the menu about 2-3 times a year. Their signature dishes that are appeitizers are the crab and brie soup and the lamb nachos with blue cheese and sweet potato chips. Both are knockouts.

They know how to cook seafood and the fried softshell never fails to please.

Portions tend toward small at times. The wine list is stellar but missing are reasonably priced everyday bottles in the $30-40 range.

The foie gras can be over cooked at times and bread (sometimes cornbread and flavored biscuits) are sometimes forgotten.

Desserts have always been strong with Coconut cake at the top of the list. A very decent cheese plate is offered.
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