Montlake Cut

4.8
1170 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 1170 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful. We sat outside and our server was so helpful and lovely. Will be back!

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pcbm11
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were out of oysters, that is very unusual, maybe a supply Chain issue but President Biden is taking care of that. Look forward to next time

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vipChicagoGal
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter was in town for the weekend and we both love seafood . We loved everything we tried.

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drscottadams
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The halibut was overcooked. Not just a little bit.

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vipwabbitbites
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service is fantastic. Noise level is loud but fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Restaurant was out of ceviche. I ordered the fish and chips and I literally got 2 tiny pieces of fish. Left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly when we arrived on time for our reservation. The staff was friendly and the food was very good. The highlight of my night was the off-menu drink that they are working on naming, which was a very well balanced cocktail made with house-infused tequila.

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GlennB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience from the drinks to the service to the food. Made for a wonderful date night. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server started out great but quickly appeared distracted with other needs inside and felt very rushed. Examples- poured first glasses of wine from bottle, but never addressed after- we had to get up and pour; walked away in the middle of dessert order- we got one of the 2-3 we intended to order as a result; brought check without clarifying if we were done.. a really good start overshadowed by a poor service experience. Of note, three outside tables appeared to have three separate servers- didn’t make much sense in having multiple folks coming out intermittently rather than someone dedicated to the tables and getting it right.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav neighborhood date night spot!

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vipJoeispicky
Birmingham
65 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! We will be back. Thanks everyone

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Texas1
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice, the only problem was they didn’t have the wine I ordered.

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glendak
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit tomorrow like cut us to celebrate my husband‘s birthday with our two daughters and their husbands… We arrived a little before our reservation time… And was told at the table ahead of us was taking A long time… We were offered a round of drinks… And we were seated approximately 45 minutes later… The manager was very apologetic and even sent over a couple of appetizers… Our meals were delicious as always and our celebration was wonderful… What could’ve been a not so fun evening was turned around by the manager and the staff… Montlake Cut never disappoints…Thanks so much

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food just so warm in the restaurant it is hard to enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but service was very good.

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vipKaminiP
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. Drinks and food were delicious. It is noisy so if you want a quiet romantic atmosphere this is not the right place for it. We had a group dinner so it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. What more to say?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

45 minutes late for reservation

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vipJonO
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
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 on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMrWonderful
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
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 on September 9, 2021
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
68 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
8 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!

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 4.8 stars by 1170 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.