Montlake Cut

4.8
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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!
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo bien excelente servicio y comida

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S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If seafood is what you're looking for, Montlake Cut has a diverse selection of seafood with some outstanding catches of the day.

KY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The only problem with this restaurant is that is way way TOO LOUD!!!! Can not hear the people at your table at all.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Great customer service and the food is amazing. Our server Jeri was excellent. We were attending an event after dinner so we were on a schedule and she made sure we were on task. Food was delivered hot and timely even though we had appetizers and beverages. She completed everything and we didn’t feel like we were being rushed. It was great to see all of the employees that we knew from another concept that was sadly closed. Nick’s restaurants are great!!

AH
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was very abrupt, made us feel rushed even though there were several empty tables.

RZ
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Montlake Cut NEVER disappoints. The ingredients are always top tier, service excellent and we can always find an excellent wine to pair with the food. This is one of the finest seafood experiences to be had in the DFW area.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar and food service was excellent. Food was delicious.

C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and atmosphere in such a small space. In which the small space is the only draw back. If you do not go early the space is full and it is hard to move around. Would love to see it tripled in size.

A
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at the bar here and it was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and we plan to return!

GB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was salty and nothing special. The wait staff did not control the extreme noise level of the adjacent table. We live in the neighborhood and this experience is exactly the same as the last time we dined here. Will not return.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Busy environment with tables too close but quality service and food

M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the energy the vibe and fries were off the chain!

SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place but you have to make a reservation so you don’t wait too long. Bar dining is fun too if there’s space

SO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Noisy and crowded but good food.

J
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food at Montlake is the big attraction. The bar service is excellent. Food variety very good and always prepared exactly right. We really like Montlake. Only downside is the tables are very close together so there's no shortage of bumping and noise. It's just what you put up with to enjoy the really nice seafood.

SA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, attentive but unobtrusive service, staff willing to go extra mile to make experience best possible, good for any occasion.

JS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood seafood spot. Flounder was the star of the show.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised by the wonderful meal we had at Montlake. The service was attentive and the our catch of the day specials were delicious. Strongly recommended.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small but the service is amazing so is the food.

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted fresh and delicious!

e
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and once we were seated the service was excellent. I was a little irked we had to wait 30 minutes for another party to clear the table after they had paid. It’s hard to manage this situation, but I would have appreciated the staff being more proactive in offering a drink or snack while we waited. We had to ask specifically for this after the second apology, which they were happy to do, so that’s a plus I just wish we didn’t have to come across as pushy by asking. Overall, Montlake Cut serves up excellent seafood in a quaint, warm environment. Our wait was likely a fluke given past experiences here, so my rating will remain high.

AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great atmosphere, food and service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is wonderful , fresh & well prepared, although we did have an issue with a side dish of potatoes au gratin as they were not as expected. We kindly let the waiter know we were not pleased with the dish & basically he did nothing. How easy would it have been for him to offer to switch it to something else? Also felt very rushed by waiter, like he was eager for us to move on so he could turn the table. The restaurant is very noisy & it was also hard to understand the waiter. Food great, experience less than stellar.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waited 25 minutes with a reservation. We both had babysitters and had wanted to go out for a drink afterwards which we didn’t get to do due to waiting a half hour to sit and just general
Slowness overall.

The food was good. It wasn’t outstanding. For the price - eh. Bread and butter would have been nice. When comparing to town hearth or NHS it doesn’t compete.

m
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time to go to Montlake Cut after hearing great reviews. The interior of the restaurant was not what I was expecting at all. From the outside it looks kind of boring but inside it is casual and energetic with all tables full and a waiting line. We got seated immediately with our reservation. The wine was very good and service also. The crab fried rice was super flavorful but very fishy smelling. The crab cake appetizer was not very good. Thumbs up for the Hamachi appetizer. We will definitely go back and order something different.

AF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Enjoyed the food, however the explanation of the various options of food was not sufficient.

LN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie is our most favorite server and we love Mindy up front too!
Halibut was spectacular!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After several business lunch’s we’ve concluded the food is overpriced. Especially, the crab cake sliders. I’m from Florida and it was $17 of pretzel bread and breaded crab cakes, but no crab could be identifiable. However, the Mac and cheese was delicious.

l
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food at Montlake Cut.
My husband had the fish and chips, perfect.
I had the noodles special - Nantucket Bay scallops with a tomato sauce. Simply extraordinary.

s
Dallas
147 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Shrimp cocktail was a hit with my friend. I enjoyed the sole Milanese. The asparagus & cauliflower were good. The Brussels sprouts were very goopy & sweet. All in all a very good meal.

JN
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything! The food, the drinks and the service!

MB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. The king crab fried rice is a must! Great food, great servers, great decor and great drinks.

OO
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service and ambiance always! Bartenders are great!

DG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server for the evening was a favorite server from the now closed NHS Preston Royal.

BR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montlake Cut was wonderful. The setting and decor of the place is eye catching. The food was AMAZING! It was probably the best seafood I have every had! We left out of there soooo full, which is never a bad thing. I cant wait to go back.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday celebration

Y
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food & service excellent with I exception...
The Red Fish main course was below your standards.
We enjoy your restaurant and hope you can address this in the future.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

If this was my first time at the restaurant, I wouldn’t go back. We had a dinner with our friends - that was their first time there and we had told them so many good things about the place, since it’s kind of a hidden gem and it’s actually in their neighborhood. My wife and I go there a lot for lunch, this was however our first dinner experience. We’ve never been so rushed by the staff like tonight, from the start to the end, the waitress just couldn’t wait to be done with us. The fish was severely overcooked and half the sides didn’t come out until we were almost done with our meal. Hopefully this was a fluke cause usually the service and food is on point.