Montlake Cut

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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!
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JO
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I thought the Portion of soup in a bowl was low. I have eaten a number of times at RESTURANT and I remember when a bowl was a bowl. Appears they have changed service dish.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall very posotive

N
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montlake Cut is a restaurant you can count on day in and day out. The positives are:
Urban, energetic area, lots of shopping around it, large but cozy bar, really fresh seafood and salads, well trained and professional staff, nautical interior design, white tablecloths which you rarely see anymore. Open for lunch and dinner.
Negatives: parking can be an issue even with the garage nearby in Preston center. In summertime their AC system struggles to keep the place cool enough, restrooms only have one stall each.

WA
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood cooked to perfection. Disappointed that Crab Artichoke dip has been removed from menu. We have had it there several times previously and loved it.

m
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I got jipped on my fish n chips

FV
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's seems more like a neighborhood bar, but instead of the same old bar food it has great seafood and steak. It's great to have a place like this in our immediate area

MN
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All day menu, overpriced at lunch, bargain for dinner, but a great restaurant. I just close my eyes and sign the check!

c
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was good but it was so loud that you had to yell at the person next to you.

MS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Branzino was great. Desert was also very good. I would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Food and service were excellent. Only issue was we did not realize we were going to be seated at the chef’s counter, but it ended up being fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. Very professional
Amazing food

OT
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was fabulous the value was good but we always are receptive to lower prices, ambiance was good the service was extremely rushed which really turned my reservation sour. This was not a busy Saturday night with a packed bar of people waiting for a table. At least we would understand it thou not condone it. this was mid week with empty tables throughout the evening and the bar with many empty seats. We got a miserably small table for a party of two. It was a friend/colleague hadn't seen in 3 yrs and had hopes for a leisurely dinner with conversation you know a fine dining experience. Yes we know it is a seafood restaurant but the above was achievable but idwasnt. At one point we had to balance plates because the salads and apps came out together. We let our waitress know the plates were coming fast. We were slow in ordering because of conversation but she kept coming back to CHECK on us. Not the experience we were use to an Montlake and we did get a great experience on a busy Saturday night which was easy to at least easy to understand and accept,

VC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Client dinner in Dallas. Happy to see an excellent fish dinner can be had in the land of meat.
great Halibut, good sides, nice drinks. Pleasant to be able to hear my own table conversation, even though all tables filled. Bartender and wait staff very good.
I will be back when next in town.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Food and service was impeccable and we will be back!

b
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience, per usual. we were seated on time, and the food, wine and service were wonderful. one of my go to spots in Dallas!

OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely all around! We will be back!

OT
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The noise volume was very high and we loved it. It was like a great steakhouse. here is our observation people were out and they were talking. No one had their nose in their phone. Refreshing to see.

MW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food not as perfect as usual! Had to wait 30 minutes despite reservation.

r
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best seafood in town it is a small place and somewhat noisy but is worth the go

SS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

*Best seafood in Dallas! Period...

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JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ran into a local celebrity, def telling friends about our new seafood place!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered the scallops. The "charred tomato brown butter" was just plain weird. Side veggies were so so. My husband's fish & chips had soggy fries. Overall, not bad but not great, and not much value.

C
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish!!

DM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the oysters, a salad and the cauliflower side dish. Tried the cucumber lemonade and found it so tart we sent it back and stayed with water. Service was very good and the staff was extremely attentive to gluten free concerns.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment - service to notch - food was perfect.

A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is consistently good and the service is always warm and personal. We have always enjoyed our experiences at this restaurant. Dallas is not the easiest city to find great seafood and at Montlake Cut, they always deliver great food and a reasonable wine list.

t
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, Food, and service ,we celebrated a friends Birthday.
A bit disappointed they did not comp a little desert for the birthday girl. Most nice restaurants do and since the bill for 3 people at lunch was over $200.00 it would have been a nice jester..

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was our first time to dine @ Montlake Cut. They came highly recommended. I told waiter I do not eat tomatoes. I noticed scallops stated they were seared tomatoes. Waiter assured me tomatoes were not on dish, just cooked on grill together. When meal arrived, scallops were soaked in tomatoes and laying on a bed of cooked tomatoes. I had to move my scallops to a dry plate and try to enjoy my meal. This was a business dinner. Three of us at the table. Four glasses of wine and business dinner. After the meal, the waiter kept pushing for us to pay and leave. I felt uncomfortable with his lack of ethics. He didn’t refill my tea because he wanted us to leave. This is a fabulous restaurant and high end pricing. We should feel comfortable enjoying a meal and relaxing in conversation.
Scallops were very disappointing! Hope this helps you train your staff!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great choice and service was outstanding

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always! My favorite place for fish.

r
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

muzak is not necessary in such a small venue otherwise this is a great find will be back

FO
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came back to MC even though our food--for the first time ever, was not good last time. Milanese was dry and crab not fresh. this time it did not disappoint. We went at 630 on Friday and be the time we left we could not hear each other but the food and service were good.

a
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Temperature was extremely hot. Server was a little overbearing and hurried our meal.

NL
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The whole branzino is delicious

DG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. Awesome meal

B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary experience

IW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

All the dishes we ordered were excellent including the desserts.
The only problem was that it was very warm inside and the music was super loud. The acoustics is not very good and it was very hard to have a conversation there.

T
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was so hot in the restaurant.

PP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! The waiter was accommodating and attentive. Our reservation was early 5:30pm and reservations are highly recommend due to small intimate setting. Around 6:30 the place filled up with a small amount of guest waiting which made it very warm inside. We asked if they could adjust the thermostat. Other than that the evenings was perfect!