Montlake Cut

4.8
687 reviews
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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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T
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!!!

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JH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but excellent. I will return. Service was perfect and ambience was very Pleasant

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BL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had close to 30 minute wait for 7:30 reservations but food was delicious!

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OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent, but food left a lot to be desired and seemed far overpriced for the value/quality. My 6oz roasted cod was thin, oily and lifeless and was the only thing on the plate other than a (good) gribiche and handful of greens. It was a $26 piece of fish! The sides were okay - cauliflower and Brussels - but the sprouts were also very oily. We also ordered the mussels as an appetizer and although the broth was tasty, the mussels themselves were not great. Perhaps our fault for ordering them in an off season, but then again perhaps they shouldn’t be on the menu unless in peak season. Our first couple of times dining here we really enjoyed our meal. This last time was completely unremarkable, though, and bordered on bad and we won’t be clamoring to go back.

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GS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Table was great. Food was very good. I loved my salmon.

We will certainly be back, as we keep coming back.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took friends from PNW! It’s legit!

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OO
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I had a reservation for two, and the host and hostess tried to seat me at a small, 2-top table wedged between a wall and another table. I asked if there was anything else available. There were three different 4-top tables empty (it was 6:15 pm), but the host said they were reserved. My guest and I sat at the bar instead. Subsequently, the host and hostess sat a party of two at one of the 4-tops, and another 4-top remained vacant for the entire time I was there. The bartenders were great, but the treatment from the host and hostess will probably keep me from returning.

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DF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lunch at MLC was a very pleasant experience and it was fun to introduce some old friends to this restaurant in celebration of a birthday.

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C
Dallas
185 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time and love the service and food. But it is overpriced. The least expensive Red wine was $11 and not very good. I got one of the least expensive entrees, fish tacos and they were $19. I probably won’t return.

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CC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant always has the best atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was even better.

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N
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service + great food = wonderful evening out

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and perfect service - can’t wait to come back the next time I’m in Dallas!

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C
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new find for us!

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g
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have now been to Montlake Cut 3 or 4 times and will continue to come back - just be aware even if you have reservations its seems they never have a table ready for you at the time of your reservation. This is the 3rd time we had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. It there was enough room at the bar this might not have been that big of deal - but with the small space and just makes you feel in the way for waiters just trying to do their job.

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Dallas
120 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like it very much! We like to go early before it gets loud as all restaurants seem to be now. Nice to have it somewhat quiet while we were there.

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HF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful food and atmosphere. The seafood was incredibly fresh.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was too loud.

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M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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N
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. I would certainly visit again. Even my picky husband loved it. Loved the crab fried rice and mac and cheese.

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OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and good service, but too expensive for a business lunch. They need to create a business lunch menu with combined items (choice of appetizer, entrée and drink) for a set price. Two people for lunch with no alcohol and it was $100...that's too much.

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BL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. Wish there was a salmon entree on the menu.

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H
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top favorite restaurants in Dallas. Food, service and ambience are wonderful. Always LOVE having dinner here!

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i
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The oysters were briny and superb. And the accompanying dipping sauces were wonderful but unnecessary since the oysters were so flavorful. That was the high point of the meal. The green salad was good and chowder was hearty on a cold nite. The fish was good but overly breaded for the sole milanese and overly sauced for the roasted branzino which unfortunately covered up a lot of the flavor of the fish. The ambient music was too loud and made it difficult to hear our waiter describe the evening's fish offerings at the table. The goldfish chedder cheese crackers on the table were out of a bag and crass. Some good bread and butter would have been better. The rum cake dessert was good. Overall, I would say the food was good but not spectacular and the dining experience was merely average and not a great value at the price.

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Naples
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the cozy atmosphere and food always good. Not a lover of the goldfish....much prefer bread or even oyster crackers.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very mediocre.
Nothing special, nothing spectacular.
Prices expensive for what you got.

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m
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in Dallas

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BS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food and service always outstanding.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative was I told them it was my husbands 30th birthday (in the notes for the reservation) and no one ever acknowledged the birthday whatsoever. Otherwise the experience was enjoyable.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb seafood and on spot execution. Waitstaff is knowledgable, friendly, and not over bearing. Julia keeps things humming. Killer 2005 Tempranillo currently on the wine list. Had a Branzino which was as good a piece of fish as I have had in Dallas, or anywhere else for that matter.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food always excellent

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time and great food at Montlake!

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b
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montlake Cut always excels. The fish especially but all of the other dishes are prepared deliciously. My spouse and I have eaten there a few dozen times over the last few years and I can honestly say we have never had even a sub-par meal there. The smoked salmon is always a must. Expensive but always getting a highest quality dining experience make it all worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the best casual expensive seafood in town

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Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible seafood, staff, kitchen & wait staff! It doesn't get any better anywhere! Go there and stay as long as you can!!! Ran and Jan

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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of flavors and excellent service. The fish and scallops were cooked to perfection - fresh and light on the inside, lightly crispy on the outside. Best seafood I’ve had yet in Dallas. I will be back soon!

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J
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delightful and loved the decor. Really fresh seafood. We will be back.

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r
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Similar to Town Hearth but provides a more intimate setting. Highly recommend.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, no excellent, find. Great food, great service, and even a better atmosphere.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Beautiful place and great food.

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TS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is improving. Very good service. Good ambiance.

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