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About Montlake Cut
Nick Badovinus's love letter to his home town of Seattle. A definitive saltwater focus with a healthy dose of the Pacific Northwest influence!
Dallas, TX 75225
Seafood, American, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 10pm and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garage and street parking available.
Nick Badovinus and Linton Romero
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montlake Cut Ratings and Reviews
We totally enjoy Montlake----even when it is "over the top" noisy!! Food is always good and the service is just exactly right. The bartender is among the best in town and we love visiting with him when we are there. Keep up the good food and service ---- we love it!
Always good. This has become our "go to" location for both main entrees and small plates. This visit was small plates -- a good portion of delicious snapper ceviche with tostada chips; crab fried rice (great for 2 persons to split); and wedge salad with delicious bleu cheese salad dressing. Service was speedy and pretty good pours on the drinks.
Disappointing! This has been one of our solid favorites as has the NHS restaurants from the same group even though they are pricey. Something has happened recently in all which is most unfortunate. The menus have changed with less choices and few of the fresh daily special plates. For a newcomer, this may be sufficient. However for long time followers being accustomed to a more diversified and creative menu this is a disappointment and will lead to investigating the wide offerings from other restaurants since there are so many to choose from. Perhaps the owners will "get the message".
The restaurant is quite small & cozy, which I loved, but make sure you make a reservation because there is no place to wait. The entry is a really tight space. Our waiter was lovely. It was after the holidays & they were out of the beer my co-worker ordered, he was great about recommending something else. I had the wedge salad & we split the king crab fried rice. Both were very good. I'd definitely go back & try something on the seafood side. This is a nice place to go with a small group of friends. You can actually hear yourself talk!
Love all of the fish preparations here, even though it's winter and fresh fish from some regions just isn't available. Service was a little slow (particularly between the starters which came out quickly and the main entree), but not terrible. The rum bundt cake is fantastic!
The food is very good. But I thought this was supposed to be a Seattle style sea food restaurant. If that is the case, why a burger and fish tacos on the menu? Why virtually nothing from the Pacific NW on the menu? Why no geoduck? It's a North Dallas seafood restaurant and caters to the bland palate of the swells that live up there.
I call our experience the "Clobbered Birthday Celebration" - We arrived on Dec 9th at 6:30 pm for our appointed reservation. The Hostess would not seat us because two in our party were not present, and the hostess insisted that seating was 'simply' NOT possible until the full party arrived. There is no room to stand at the entrance. She proceeded to tell us again there was 'no seating' - 3 times - justifying her actions due to the fact that if seated 'we would mess up' the work flow of the kitchen! The hostess offered us seats at the bar - there were no seats to use! Yes our table was ready at 6:30 pm, but no seating! The hostess finally decided to seat us. The restaurant manager followed her- and proceeded to tell us 3 times after seating that no' partial party seating' was possible for it would lead to 9 or 10 other parties seating and ordering out of sequence, negatively affecting the chef's work. WHAT? The restaurant manager was focused on telling us her story, not asking for our viewpoint. I am a 'many time' repeat customer, my wife was distraught, it was a ruined birthday gathering. Oh, the food quality was marginal. I am searching for a reason, any reason to return to Montlake Cut! The greeting staff would be well served by participating in 'customer service - listening' training and development actions.
Service and food were great.
Only slight negative—lots of tables available, but we were directed to a table right across from a serving area.
Brittany, who I assume is the Manager, came over and introduced herself and was very welcoming.
I live in Dallas and in Port Townsend, Washington and was glad to see the Seattle Bainbridge Ferry schedule (which is the Ferry I take) and to see Mount Townsend Creamery cheese which is made right here in Port Townsend. I travel to Dallas for a week each month and plan to visit Montlake Cut when I’m in Dallas.
This was our first time and we really enjoyed our time and the food. The sable fish was amazing and Nick's picks oysters were some of the best we've ever had! Unfortunately, our waiter, although super sweet, was clueless as to wine etiquette. The first bottle of wine we selected with the recommendation from one of the other waiters. Our waiter, Bryan asked if we wanted it decanted, which we said sure and was impressed that he offered right off the bat! He never brought the unopened bottle to our table for us to approve, instead, left the table and opened and decanted the wine back in the back or somewhere, without even showing us the bottle! He just came to the table with the wine in the decanter and the empty bottle! I gently told him what he should have done first and he was very appreciative! The second bottle, he showed me the wine label , decanted it at the table, then he just started pouring it for everyone without letting me taste it first! Bryan was very eager to please and very receptive to our suggestions but come on - the restaurant should have taught the poor kid the basics of how to serve wine and not leave it up to the guests to educate their staff, especially when you're paying three figures for each bottle of wine! We will be back because other than the wine issues, everything else was spot-on!
Thank you Nic B for another fabulous local restaurant! Love the wonderful NW inspired food and great service! We celebrated 3 birthdays this weekend. Could not have chosen a better spot!
Another Seattle transplant fan enjoying DFW.
Loved everything about the restaurant, except the parking. Be sure to give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes to find a spot at lunch during the week.
Even with the parking being a challenge, I would highly recommend the restaurant. Food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding.
Just an amazing seafood restaurant. Coming from Portland OR. We have a very high standard for freshness. Well we walked away thinking...”why don’t we have anything like this in Portland?” We tried oysters from all over CA, MA, WA PEW, and they were all fresh and delicious!
Highly recommended this gem of a restaurant!!!
Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday here. The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the ambiance of the restaurant and it's decor is cozy and beautiful. We are big fans of Neighborhood Services and Montlake Cut did not disappoint - a wonderful time in a unique setting with great food and atmosphere.
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