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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!

8220 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 10pm and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Luther Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 739-8220

Website:
http://www.mlcdallas.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Nick Badovinus and Linton Romero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Montlake Cut Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (17)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect as always! A very welcome addition to crowded Preston Center restaurant scene.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always a fabulous experience.
Amazing service, food and atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in Big D.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our waiter was nice and didn’t make us feel rushed so he could turn the table. It was delicious and the wine was excellent

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I went here for a romantic dinner for my birthday and I loved it. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. I tried all the recommended dishes and they were all divine. Will go back for more soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great everything but was a little pricey. Still I will be back.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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".

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Every part of our meal was delicious!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Enjoyed the food. Everything came out in good timing. Server was a little busy and slow on getting us some drinks. Other than that, no complaints whatsoever.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Hard to beat this stalwart of great food and service. The simple and well executed menu and succinct wine list make for outstanding experiences every time. Thanks Nick for continuing to bring Preston hollow a top notch dining option

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Great Beer, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

From the wait staff to the food it was outstanding. Wish we had tried it sooner! We'll be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our meal was great!! Service was appropriate in that they were attentive but not overly "present". We never felt rushed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent waiter.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is usually good but clam chowder was below par and the chopped salad dressing was extremely vinegary. Wouldn’t order either again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food. My friend’s first saw the great review of the burger 🍔. Love it,

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great as always! The service and food were outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently fantastic and we’ve enjoyed with friends, family nights and business occasions.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food great place!!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They were running unusually behind schedule last night. But the food was delicious as usual!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always delicious! The fish is always prepared simply. The cold smoked salmon is a delicious starter! Service is always spot on.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Better seafood options available. Not many choices.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good....just not getting the Pepperidge farm goldfish instead of bread!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always excellent, but on the pricey side, especially for lunch with pretty small portions. Great business meeting place.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Small, cozy restaurant. Food was great. Service, including the hostess was wonderful and very friendly. We particularly enjoyed the snapper ceviche—some of the best ceviche I’ve Ever had. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

another great restaurant by Nick Badovinus!
each one of his restaurants has a unique feel and decor.
Love the food and ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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!!!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had not tried them before. Was a little anxious as I had family visiting and wanted them to leave Dallas with a great experience. We were not disappointed. The food, drinks, service, and ambiance were fantastic.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had halibut very nice enjoyed
Portions are good sized
Nice wine list
Service was good
Christy shrimp excellent
Deserts were large two could share
We will return

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Incredible night, food was amazing, service was top notch as always, and we saw a bunch of people we knew...great Monday night out for a birthday!

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