Montlake Cut

4.8
974 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 974 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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DavidW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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LateNightMike
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host to Debbie, service is always beyond excellent. The food is always the freshest fish and prepared in a creative favorable way. Hard not to get the fish tacos but the fresh halibut is hard to pass up as well. Any appetizer will impress. Great value.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and made some excellent suggestions. Will definitely return.,

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JPerson
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bunch of interesting items on the menu. We started with two awesome items: the sweet potato waffle fries and the side of brussels sprouts. Both gone in a flash. The fish special, fluke, was my spouse's dish and she loved it--and it was a good sized portion. The side was roasted asparagus, fat stalks prepared very well. One of my daughters had the chicken sandwich--piled high, with a big basket of fries. Hot and very crisp. My other daughter and I had the poke bowl, nicely seasoned. I started with the steak tartare, with a hot, toasty flatbread. All very nice, although the bread for the tartare was a bit greasy. I have never been disappointed here. The drinks are also great, and I enjoy the Anchor Steam on tap.

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vipWilliamM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Branzino is fantastic!

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RyanK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Montlake Cut are impeccable. Absolutely one of Dallas' best restaurants!

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charlie
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers and entrees. Disappointing dessert; one that in the past had been excellent. Maybe a bad batch?

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vipBrianC
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna gave excellent service and the food was divine! Highly recommend the king crab w/warm butter. The rum cake will rock your world!

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vipJimL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To many restrictions

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ElizabethC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than waiting a little past our reservation time, everything about our evening at Montlake Cutwas perfect!

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vipMike
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a very good experience. Only issue was we had a abnormally long wait for our table and initial round of drinks.

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SandraF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best raw oysters I can remember. Great seafood served by attentive wait staff.

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vipDK2020
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect late night outdoor dining. The swordfish, the halibut and the bronzino were all truly delectable. The restaurant also kindly gave us three 1/2 servings of salad - a unique split of sorts! Thank you for this fine dining neighborhood gem.

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vipDallasDiner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montlake Cut is our favorite & will be yours too!

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vipiChef1
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Covid-safe management. We were very appreciative.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was not as good as before. Crab fried rice was really salty

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our anniversary so special and sweet!

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vipAnneH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters amazing!! Our sever was pleasant and fun...perfect COVID distancing..thank you!

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vipLeslieDoesTea
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been twice and amazing food and service both times! They have added a few outdoor tables and do a great job with distance inside the restaurant. Neighborhood gem for sure!

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BreannaC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a very short wait for our reserved table so we sat at the bar. We were welcomed and ordered our first glass of wine. We started with shareables, enjoyed the King Crab fried rice and smoked salmon salad and ended with the chocolate mousse and rum cake. We had a wonderful time!

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vipRoslynD
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall really good!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome the staff were super friendly and always checked on us. We will definitely be back to visit , loved the atmosphere and the fried rice and and gulf shrimp are to die for lol and Anna was a very good and awesome spirit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
111 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably, exquisitely, SUPER FANTASTIC....BEST SEA FOOD ANYWHERE!!! AHOY, MATEY! RAN & JAN

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KarenZ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely dinner on Saturday. We sat outside and felt totally safe.
It's not optimal since cars are parked inches from us - but nothing is perfect these days.

We love all of the restaurants but this is our neighborhood one. Nothing will keep us
from supporting this unbelievably talented group. We are in awe of all of your creativeness.

See you soon.

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vipKentS
Jackson Hole
77 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a great waiter! Very attentive and pleasant and appreciative!

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vipFoodie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, fresh seafood. Really attentive service. We’ll be back.

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vipFishman
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe dining outdoors. "Nicks Picks" Oysters were a standout. King Crab was succulent.
Proper martini, classic style. Pricey but standard for top quality seafood.

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vipandrews
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy shrimp and clam chowder can't be beat. The service provided is always top notch and you truly feel like a special guest. Bar makes great specialty cocktails. So glad Nick has been able to make it through the pandemic shut-downs.

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vipSOCoppell
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Literally the best, freshest seafood anywhere. The halibut milanese was spectacular and the mahi mahi tacos were amazing. Same for the special salmon in a bbq spice and voodoo sauce setting with cheese grits. Service is impeccable and the sides are excellent too. hard to beat tiny fresh green beans with a little bacon thrown in. Finish it off with the incredible key lime parfait with a creme brulee-style topping and you've had the perfect meal. Montlake cut has become our go to spot when we want a taste of the coast.

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vipddsgreg5527
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening. This restaurant is doing a great job in the middle of a very difficult time.
Highly recommend!

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Potato
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a bright and airy setting. Wonderful service, will definitely be back again. Oysters were top notch.

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JenniferS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. COVID precautions are being taken.

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BradfordLGriffith
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood Restaurant in Dallas in my humble opinion. Table ready at time of reservation. Great staff, food, ambiance and location. Our Shrimp cocktail was perfect, the wine by the glass very good, and the service provided by Jerri top notch. Attentive but never over bearing. Jessica was managing last night, and she doesn't miss a detail. EVER. All good, per usual!

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Danny
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I ordered the Steak Frites...meat was a little on the tough side with fatty on the edges...I thought the pricing was high for the quality of food...With a $180.00 tab for two (we each ordered two drinks), I expected more value.

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vipLsand007
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Afraid no need to return. Food was just not special for the price paid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best!

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vipFoodie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, and they had great social distancing in place.

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vipAnnaK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent. The oysters are always really fresh and the rum cake is incredible.

FAQs

Montlake Cut does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Montlake Cut also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 739-8220.

Montlake Cut is rated 4.8 stars by 974 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 bookings at the moment.