Montlake Cut

4.8
1014 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1014 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGregg
Dallas
284 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When I mention service was poor I’m not talking about our table server as she was great. I’m talking about your hostess who was rude and your front of house is our first impression. Food was good.

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HollyK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought out of town friends for dinner and they absolutely raved about the food! The oysters on a half shell with dipping sauces were especially wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always simple but delicious high quality menu in great NW ocean vibe setting. Never disappointed. Great wine choices by the glass as well. Not inexpensive but I feel there is value in consistent excellent service and food. And seafood / fish isn’t the easiest to find in Dallas done right!

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kazA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food to mark our anniversary.

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MattB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, especially the food and Jorge, our server. We are going back this weekend to do it all over again..

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vipBinky2112
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late reservation, bartender was great. Manager did turn the lights up all of the way while we were mid entree. Bartender had said we were OK. Make sure you leave by 9.
We will be back to see the bartender, just early, even on a Thursday.

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vipFerhanZ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Michael
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, fantastic service, great setting for a night out.

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Leonidas
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and ambiance was stellar. The restaurant failed to accommodate some simple special occasion request.

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James
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an important event at Montlake Cut. The staff was friendly and welcoming.

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MartinC
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The specials all sound so great it is hard to choose. Service was lively and efficient. We’ve only had good experiences here — highly recommend

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vipMike
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation and loved sitting in the front... no crowds yet. They are careful with social distancing. We appreciate that they did fried oysters for us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Nick B. Restaurant. Great staff, customer service, ambience with amazing food and drinks. If you love seafood this one of the best.

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SSZ1
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite spots. They are consistently excellent.

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vipnk17
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters I have ever had! Noise level was a bit loud for me but otherwise a perfect evening!

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vipKentS
Jackson Hole
86 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montlake Cut is an excellent dining experience. The only area for improvement might be having to wait a little while on your table.
The variety of menu offerings is very good and the food itself is excellent. Drink offerings is also very good. Service is excellent and if your server is Debbie you are in for outstanding service!

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FernandoD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was bomb..the whole roasted fish was fantastic, the clam chowder was really good the smoked salmon was great.

Very good service.

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BK190
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know how this place has been in Dallas since 2014 and we had never heard of it. It has been put into our rotation. The Milanese was delish. The wedge salad was cold, crisp & fresh. And the key lime parfait was like the cherry on too!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montlake Cut never disappoints.

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vipKmoi
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Felt like we are on a clock to eat and leave our table. Not a relaxing dining experience.

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ReidW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Montlake Cut. The staff (host, wait, kitchen, bar) all went out of their way to accommodate us and ensure a fun experience. Appetizers: crudo fish, crispy shrimp, and chicken nugs were all good; I'd rank them in that order. Spicy fish tacos + fish/chips + asparagus came out nicely. The cocktail serving seemed larger than most restaurants. Everything was on point. Mostly, though, we appreciate the good people who work at MC.

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MichelleS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Jorge was terrific and very personable. The food was so flavorful. My only complaint would be the it was quite loud once the distanced tables were full. It was hard to hear across the table at times. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and will go again.

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TexasTransplant
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Montlake Cut. We will definitely go back. Food was delicious, cocktails great, service (Debbie) was terrific.

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vipTomN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner. They worked really hard with the 50% occupancy restrictions and were able to get us in. Ate at chefs counter which wasn’t ideal but Andrea was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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vipIlsymba
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best oysters in Dallas. Great overall seafood. Professional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and came out quick and hot. Everything was so fresh we ordered the Hamachi, wedge salad, fish tacos and Mac and cheese. Debbie was our waitress and she was very pleasant!

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vipFoodie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great, we went back again the next night!

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vipKinneK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

allways great!

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MargoW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, and definitely will be back. Service and food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening!

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vipCandS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. The food and service were amazing. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. The food and service are fantastic and we love the bar.

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vipKStar
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Always Outstanding! Julia, Andrew and Sarah are perfection and the food is spectacular!!!!

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vipSOCoppell
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and most fresh seafood in Dallas. Their Milanese preparation is fantastic. Excellent wine list and cocktails as well. Always a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie is the best server in Dallas!

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vipMelissaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, and quiet ambiance. Always a great place for a date night!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie was outstanding and we had a memorable meal at MC. Thank you! Happy thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just the best! Every time it doesn't disappoint! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas! Oysters, all the fishes, ceviche and the crab fried rice with is a MUST everytime! Can't wait to go back again!!!

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vipDavidW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food but felt extremely rushed. Heard this same comment from other friends.

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 1014 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.