Montlake Cut

4.8
634 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Nick Badovinus's love letter to his home town of Seattle. A definitive saltwater focus with a healthy dose of the Pacific Northwest influence!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11am - 10pm and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 739-8220
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Badovinus and Linton Romero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Luther Lane
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Parking details
Parking garage and street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 634 People Are Saying
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Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The sole Milanese was mushy not flaky. All else was good.

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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my partner for her birthday. The staff made sure to wish her a happy birthday on arrival and as we were leaving. They also sat us by the fish tank which I believe is to be their best table. We shared mussels and clam chowder as appetizers. They were reasonably good but nothing special. I had crab and freshly made pasta. It was superb. My partner had the steak and frites. The steak was perfectly cooked and the frites were delicious. I do not necessarily think it was an overly great piece of meat but the quality of cooking and seasoning was fantastic. I would return and recommend this restaurant to others.

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Dallas
80 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly FANTASTIC delicious seafood, and the wait staff, to a one, is five star. Go there. Ran and Jan.

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DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. Atmosphere is well done in tradition of Seattle seafood restaurants....upscale casual.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal in great ambiance

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service is alw

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Montlake Cut is a true gem in Preston Center. It is upscale and super high quality seafood dining, but in a slightly casual atmosphere. They take great pride in the quality of their seafood, and it shows in their market menu where the dishes (fish, pasta, etc.) change based on what is fresh. Montlake Cut is on my top 3 list, and everyone should try it.

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montlake Cut is my wife and I's favorite restaurant in Dallas. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The drunken Dutch mussels were awesome.

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l
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Montlake since it opened and dine there fairly regularly. It is one of our go-to spots in Dallas. Not only is the food uniformly excellent, but the staff is well-informed and spot-on in their service. Good service paired with good food? It's a no brainer. Eat here.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently terrific!

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MN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, waiter was only B+. I liked the ambience. The restaurant was empty at lunch, probably due to high prices, but I thought it was fairly priced. A definite place to revisit. In fact, I have made a dinner reservation for tonight to see what the experience is.

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LA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service. always bring guests from out of town for great dining.

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in town. Excellent seafoood and service.

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p
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly, cozy place. Seafood is spectacular! Great for a special date.

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SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "Farewell Dallas" dinner. After 5 years in the Dallas area, relocating to Great Lakes. Going to miss Montlake Cut!

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TJ
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The oysters are delicious. The wedge salad with Thousand Island dressing is very tasty. The fish specials are always fresh and spot on. I also like the low key ambiance with the Seattle knick knacks scattered throughout.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

We were kept waiting almost 45 minutes for our reservation. Hostess kept telling us table we were waiting on had paid and would be leaving soon. Not the case. Would have appreciated more transparency so that we had the option to leave and go elsewhere. Manager did get us each a glass of wine but did not reappear for the rest of the evening.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Highly recommend for seafood lovers. The oysters were a bit over priced but everything was top notch!

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CK
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Solidly good restaurant; a tad bit expensive for an everyday meal- $35-42 an entree only for daily specials; delicious food and great service

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We’ve dined here for years because of the food, vibe and overall quality of service. Our most recent visit was disturbingly mediocre. Hackneyed food preparation coupled with amateurish service made for a lackluster $600 dollar birthday dinner. I can no longer recommend Montlake Cut without reservations.

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JH
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great time loved it!! The sole was over the top!

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VM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and great service.

We were not rushed and the waiter was very knowledgeable.

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FO
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

How many times can I review this great place? It is always fabulous and fun.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, an excellent experience

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JN
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fun night! We enjoyed our experience!

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OT
Dallas
81 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood experience this side of Seattle! Go there and enjoy! Ran and Jan.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food and service. We always have a great time. Love the option for. Mallee portions at lunch.

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CL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & attentive service. A little loud at times, but not overwhelmingly so.

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OT
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall. The Branzino was absolutely the best I have eaten in Dallas - delicious. The Halibut (fish and chips) was dry according the two dining party members who ordered it. The Lemon Sole was very good. Service was affable, unobtrusive and very informative.

Loved the bar, especially the bar stools, which made the entire experience feel very welcoming.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My fish and chips were terrible. Over cooked and tasteless.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing! The salmon spaghetti is something I would never think to order and it was incredible. Soft shell crab entree was also stellar. Waiter was excellent. However, our reservation was for 8:30 pm and we waited 1 hr 15 min to be seated at our table! We were eating dinner at 10:30 pm. We were then the last people in the restaurant and it felt awkward and rushed.

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E
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious - interesting and very fresh. Our waiter, Mervin, was the best! He took great care of us and made sure everything was perfect. He was one of the reasons I gave the restaurant 5 stars.

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BG
Dallas
89 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great - the ambiance is excellent and food is fresh. Small restaurant and I would not go there without a reservation!

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GS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised. At first, walking in, I was expecting it to be a bit larger but it’s more quaint. Went there as a girls night during the week and we appreciated that we were able to have good conversation without having to scream to one another. The food was exquisite. We order a few starters, entree, and dessert., none of which disappointed. Definitely will be returning in near future.

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, feels like you have been transported to the Pacific Northwest with very fitting decor! Joe was a great and attentive server to my wife and I. Oysters, wedge salad, branzino and crab fried rice were excellent. Would definitely go back again.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal, friendly and informative wait staff. Paired our entrees with perfect wines.

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A
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, small restaurant. Green salad with the herb buttermilk dressing is fresh and delectable. Fav is the branzino. Outstanding as always. Nice affordable wine list. Staff remembers you on your return visit. Oh and their French 75 is excellent.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I was so sad with the experience we had tonight...especially b/c we were celebrating a birthday AND b/c we had had a really nice experience during our last visit. Basically we didn’t receive our entree’s until ~ 1.25 hours after we sat down. It was ironic that as soon as we called attention to the slowness was our meal deliver d immediately. Just not a great birthday experience at all!!

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