Montlake Cut

4.7
1154 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

For bar reservations, please call the restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1154 people are saying
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. What more to say?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

45 minutes late for reservation

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vipJonO
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best seafood meal I've had outside of Contramar and Pujol in Mexico City. Baked Chilean Seabass was fresh and incredibly tasty with browned butter and stewed tomato. Anchor steam mussels were also noteworthy. Even my wife's burger exceeded expectations and was cooked perfectly. We ate a lot, including drinks and dessert, and got better value out of our selections than a comparable meal at Perla's or Clark's in Austin. Hostess and server took great care of us. Best restaurant I've ever eaten at in Dallas. Highly recommend.

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Bobby
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, delicious food, inviting-atmosphere with good vibes.

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vipMrWonderful
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with a soul, great energy, gracious service, and wonderful food and drink. Enough said.

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MarkS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent here. It had been awhile since we ate at Montlake Cut due to the pandemic. We were very happy to see this restaurant hasn't skipped a beat and understand why it is a regular go-to spot for the locals. It continues to provide some of the best seafood in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service went above and beyond to recognize our anniversary and make it special!

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vipHunterje
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Menu was a little tricky to figure out. Food prepared really well

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and service - the heat in back area near kitchen was too hot. Asked to turn AC lower and was brought a free app. I would have preferred lower temperature. I will not sit in back again.
One of my favorite spots but the lack of quality comfortable seating will cause me to rethink $100+ per guest dinning experience until Fall.

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vipnk17
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat and ate dinner at the bar. Service was exceptional! They know how to make a perfect martini. Icy cold with a layer of ice on top. Yum! The oysters were fresh and fabulous. I love this place!
My only critique is that they had a fan running at the bar counter. The noise level was high from it.

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SusanR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will 100% be back to this gem of a restaurant! it was amazing

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KenR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of our fish entrees were outstanding. Depth of flavor in each sauce was remarkable.

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vipMrWonderful
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner and service was great. A minor bit of feedback: I love the Pablo crusted fish but for the first time ever the crust was missing almost in its entirety. Thought you’d like to know.

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vipFoodie4Life
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had one of the specials of the night; cod with panko crust and Japanese BBQ flavored halibut. Delicious! Also had the halibut appetizer and smoked salmon. Recommend eating here. Fresh seafood and excellent service!

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vipGeorgeM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut cheeks as an appetizer and as a main course were delicious. Chef Mark and his team are the model of consistency and they are making the best seafood in Dallas. The staff is phenomenal no better in Dallas. Montlake Cut continues to exceed my expectations.

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vipMarkW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out in the patio. It was terrific.

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christy
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super fresh seafood, GREAT service and a relaxed atmosphere -

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vipBradfordLGriffith
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience per usual. Halibut outstanding as was the steak tartare!

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vipRyanH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ceviche

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vipRSM2008
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The restaurant is small and was very crowded on a Saturday night. Last minute reservation was successful and we got a spot at the kitchen bar. It was very noisy but the server was excellent.
Appetizer was the halibut ceviche which was fresh but bland. For main we had the Branzino and creamed corn. Branzino was too soupy for my taste.
Creamed corn was good. Dessert selection was limited so we tried chocolate pudding that was overloaded with whipped cram. Definitely a few more sophisticated desserts would be a nice touch.

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JoshB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

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viplisa
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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vipGeorgeM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar continues to stay high! The staff and food are top notch!! Best seafood restaurant in Dallas!

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eileenR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! We had a very early reservation so the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived. But it was completely full by the time we left. The entrees and sides are expensive, but enough to share. Drinks (we had martinis) were very well priced. Service was outstanding!! We will ba back soon!

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KathyB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!

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MaureenF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back - great food, service and ambiance…our send off dinner for our son attending SMU was perfect.

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Bigdaddy0442
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood in a small intimate setting. The service has always been outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner. Wish I didn’t live in Fort Worth, would certainly come more often!
I used to live on a Floating home in Seattle and enjoy the references the restaurant brings to me!
Really enjoyed my halibut ceviche and grilled halibut entree.
Delicious!

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NNWTX
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We made a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes after we arrived. I am not sure why we made a reservation only to wait for a table. There were at least 3 other groups in the same predicament.
The restaurant was hot and the restaurant was loud. We couldn’t even hear our waitress.

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vipTammyM
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just never disappoints... and that crab fried rice? gets me every time!

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vipLeslie
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The sole was excellent. The halibut was overcooked. The ceviche was okay but not outstanding.
It was better the last time we visited.

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Katelyn
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood you'll find when you're not close to the coast.

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JamesK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dinner. The octopus and Spanish chorizo special was especially tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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CindyK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. Nice ambiance. We will be back.

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vipGeorgeM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg I cannot rave enough about the specials. Chef Mark and his staff continue to raise the bar. Stuffed crab was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh oysters and great coho salmon. Our server, Debbie, was outstanding. We go there whenever we’re in town.

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vipCarol
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Will not seat you until entire party is seated. Even with a reservation and having them call to confirm the reservation snd several empty tables when we arrived.

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vipPeachcake
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat here and it was fantastic! Everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Montlake Cut does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Montlake Cut also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 739-8220.

Montlake Cut is rated 4.7 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.