Montlake Cut

4.7
1120 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 1120 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CindyK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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GeorgeM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
21 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.

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Lawrence
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Montlake is not what it was. The food was either too bland (or too salty), drinks were watered down and unfinished, and price -- WOW! Waaaaay over priced. Dinner for two over $300!

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ChrisW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Oysters were fantastic! One fish entre overcooked, cocktails only OK, desserts very mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch up dinner with great friends! Debbie took amazing care of us!

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vipMarcieB
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were kept waiting for our table even though we had a reservation. It was very warm in the restaurant and once we got seated our waiter was not attentive. He never offered to refill our waters, but was more interested in making sure we ordered more cocktails!

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StephenM
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

not their best night. we'll give them a break for a few months

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The food was very good and the price was what we expected to pay. We had a great experience.

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vipGeorgeM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mark continues to excel at delivering a fantastic seafood menu. Love the diversity of options and the quality is off the charts. Can't find a better staff of professional Servers in Dallas. Highly recommend when you are wanting some excellent seafood and service.

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vipDallasDiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish is delicious, fresh and perfectly prepared. My husband got his prepared Milanese and I had mine prepared with spice as tacos. Both were wonderful. We split a wedge salad and it was fresh, crisp and delicious, as well. Our server was polite and helpful without being intrusive. It’s always a treat to eat at Montlake Cut!

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RobertF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was impersonal except to add that our waitress comped some items given the terminal news of our guest. That was nice but u til the that, service seemed curt and nonchalant. For the price, most will not return. Too bad as we live close!

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KNoMo
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Montlake Cut. Only this time at the bar. Still stupendously awesome.

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LaurenS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service as always and the food is consistently delicious

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vipGeorgeM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. What a great meal!!! The team at Montlake Cut has redefined themselves and Chef Matt (I think!!) is brilliant! Special dish tonight was Octopus and chorizo and Wow. The progression we chose rivaled my memories of my incredible meal at La Toque.

4 years ago I liked Montlake Cut as a Fish Neighborhood Services clone (Which I love NHS) and now Montlake Cut is a true Seafood Restaurant and it’s head Chef is fantastic and the staff like Debbie and Anna are awesome and elevate the entire experience. Definitely with the visit!!

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RobertR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever!

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vipluv2dine
Dallas
213 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Montlake Cut continues to be excellent. Wonderful fish and seafood choices, but arguably the best hamburger in Dallas is always on the menu and usually one or two non seafood choices. Worth the Drive. Attentive Service. Lots of options = salads and appetizers. French Fries are the best in the city

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vipJvjv
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality meal. The steak is not as good as Neighborhood Services but still good.. The crab fried rice and fish entree were great

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SallyD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at the bar with great service would definitely recommend to everyone

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/ great service
Been many times - would recommend

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MLDiner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience. Recommend Montlake.

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VictoriaK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good, but pricey, as always. We enjoyed the experience, but the restaurant was hot, even though we were sitting directly under a ceiling fan. Management had an air mover going full speed on the Bar, but it couldn't contend with the hot temperature outside and the crowd. Not sure what the issue is but it is time to spend some money to fix the equipment or buy as new system so customers can dine in comfort. Might have stayed longer but we were happy to head home to some air conditioning.

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Mikey
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day with our 2 yo. Excellent service. Very patient staff. Food is always on point.

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vipDavidC
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, chef driven appetizers and entrees that arrived at the perfect temperature and were all absolutely delicious.

Having lived in Seattle for 15 years, the atmosphere reminds me of my older home.

Our family will be back.

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vipmaryfromdallas
Dallas
70 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The waitress did a great job!!! We loved sitting in the back room. I will definitely request that next time we're there!

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vipHighxpectations
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Debbie the server was wonderful! The restaurant was hot and they couldn't cool it off. The Alaskan salmon and Halibut were delicious. The sides are all good.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are so consistently good. Very busy! Always a full house.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. Debbie who served us was an absolute gem. The table is set with warmed goldfish crackers as you arrive which we thought was super charming. We got an order of blue point oysters, the caramelized scallops, surf & turf tataki, king crab fried rice, and the stir fried Brussels sprouts. Everything had its own unique twist with house made sauce and Asian inspired twists to classic seafood dishes. We will definitely be back to try more

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I used to go here monthly before Covid. The host knew my name and my drink and would order one from the bar for me while I waited on my table. He moved to Cafe Racer when it opened. While that level of service always felt like a treat, it seems the service has dropped a notch. Our oysters were removed while one still remained from the Nick’s dozen we ordered, nothing was offered for my girlfriend’s birthday when that wasn’t the case in the past, and apparently now we’re boxing our own leftovers? I used to think this was one of the best in Dallas. I’m not sure what happened.

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pcbm11
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers on a regular basis
Food quality is the primary reason

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Air conditioning was out so it was pretty uncomfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Very consistent. Fantastic service.

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David
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Very poor AC (or not working), it was unbearably hot!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Randy was fabulous! His service was 100% and the meal was excellent.

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LutherN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had reservation for 7:45 and had to wait in a very crowed area by the front door for 25 minutes. It’s an attractive, high energy place but we had a very hard time hearing each other due to ambient noise. Food was really good but a bit pricey.

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 1120 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.