Montlake Cut

4.7
726 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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Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. One of our favs.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal great service.

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KP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montlake Cut never fails to amaze me! From the cocktails, wine and appetizers to the main courses and side dishes, everything is fresh, flavorful and beautifully served. The only complaint I have was the music level. Our server was soft spoken, and it was difficult hearing him over the music. We will definitely be back!

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood prepared beautifully. Had the Branzino wonderful dish. The oysters as a start I highly recommend. Also the sides are really good.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Had the red snapper and it was very dry and did not taste fresh.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff made us feel super special as we were there to celebrate our 5th anniversary. We will definitely be back.

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Dallas
122 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed in the seafood selection.
Hillstone salmon is much better!

Will take it off our list for a while!

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M
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this small neighborhood place. My favorite it the fish tacos. They are a bit different each night. On Saturday we shared ceviche yum. We each had different fish, all perfectly prepared, you literally can’t go wrong. If you’re not in a fish mood both their NY strip & burger are amazing. Throw in a well curated wine list and yummy cocktails ... I could eat here every week.

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PF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montlake is always a great place to have dinner. Food options are varied but they are known for their salmon appetizer, fresh wedge salad and fish tacos. It is a small intimate rest. with a nice bar in the middle.

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VL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh fish. Great service and ambiance. We will be back

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GL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, as was the service. We had a reservation on a Saturday night, it was busy, but we felt a bit rushed though our meal.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a nice little restaurant with a great ambiance and perfect for a nice date night. The food was excellent, I had the striped bass with asparagus and sweet potatoes as my two side dishes. My girlfriend had the scallops and loved them. All the food was prepared well and delicious. We had the rum cake for desert and there was none left after two minutes lol. I will definitely be going back in the future.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall very good. Service erratic , portions somewhat small

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, and the service was attentive. However, the place was so loud and the waiter so soft spoken that it was impossible to hear the specials. No big deal. I ordered from the menu. I’ll blame it on my hearing aids.

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o
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waiter. Good basic seafood

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RT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live out of town in Paris Tx but spend a lot of time in Dallas. We eat at a lot of really good restaurants and it is one of our favorites. We take our Dallas friends there that have not been to Montlake Cut. It is a 5 star!!!!

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g
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s pretty bright in there for dinner setting

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BP
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

You have to have a reservation to get in, but they don't have to honor it. Expect to wait a half hour or more at peak times in a cramped area not conducive for waiting. And don't be surprised if the wait person tries to rush you once you've been seated.

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DA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food, drinks, ambience, and bar. Best ceviche this side of Spain😎

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a
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous on all accounts - will definitely be returning ASAP!!

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HG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The four of us had dinner at Montlake Cut on a Saturday night. We had reservations for 7.30 pm but it took almost an hour to be seated. It took a long time for the food to be served by the waitress who seemed to be under a lot of pressure.
Montlake’s food is always of good quality but the crowded, noisy, restaurant made our experience less than pleasurable.
We will be back, but never during a weekend.

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CN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the seafood is excellent and the chef is fabulous. The service and atmosphere are great too. Every time we go, we wonder why we ever go anywhere else.

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K
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Drinks were less than generous, food delicious, ( Baja Flounder great!) chairs not very comfortable !

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Fabulous dinner, really wonderful service - could not have been a better night! Five stars!!!

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Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently the best fresh fish in Dallas. Highly recommend the Bronzino

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j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We will definitely be back. Wish they had a few more dessert options.

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JL
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great special occasion at Montlake Cut and the service, atmosphere, and food couldn't have been better. They never rushed us and gave great recommendations on the appetizers, wine, and entrees.

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SS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spinach, Brussel sprouts
Loved the BBQ red snapper and slaw too! The 4 of us had never dined there before and we were all satisfied with the meal.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had our reservation at 8:30 and we waited 45 minutes to get seated

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. One of my favorites in town. I will certainly return.

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W
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully prepared dishes! Try the wedge salad and branzino - excellent

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CJ
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Definitely not a date restaurant. This is an evening with friends this is a loud boisterous kind a place it’s bright and energetic. The food is well done and the service is attentive.

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SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Perhaps best enjoyed on a week day evening. Bar area, host area and wait area are all the same space. Creates everlasting confusion between hosts and managers telling individuals that the bar is open seating with first come first serve while the bartenders are trying to micromanage couples and time seating for their space. Watched this happen again and again for a two hour time period. So many people in the bar that the tables by the window literally have couples hovering over and around them while they are trying to eat. A newbie situation for sure, in the novelty of the space and the level of management. Allowing everyone in isn’t necessarily the best strategy for making money. If you sign your check be ready to leave because the couple who has been promised your seat at the bar will ask you to get up!

The food was tasty and delivered promptly and with skill. Too bad we didn’t really have the space to enjoy it or even be able to hear each other speak.

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t
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food and good service. A pleasant surprise after some not good Dallas dining experiences. Seemed to care about the customers !

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome! Went over the A/Q and took the time to read down the two dishes we were interested in. Small space but still solid. It's more causal than NHS but the food - you wouldn't notice. It's thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Mos def going to be back.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Dallas, however service was lacking this time around. We had a 9:00 reservation and were seated at 9:45 without apology or explanation. We are accustomed to waiting 30 minutes or so after our reservation time, and have always been comped with a surprise appetizer and acknowledgement. This time we were simply rushed through the meal, as the dining room was already emptying. The food was great, but I would definitely recommend an earlier reservation.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! I would go back and recommend this restaurant to my friends!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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T
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!!!

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JH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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