Montlake Cut

4.8
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881 reviews
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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
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food tasted fresh and delicious!

e
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 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 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great atmosphere, food and service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 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 31 January 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
54 reviews
Dined on 31 January 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 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

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

LN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 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 27 January 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
140 reviews
Dined on 27 January 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
17 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 January 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 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Birthday celebration

Y
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 January 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 17 January 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.

GG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding

F
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as usual, and our waitress was very knowledgeable on dietary restrictions!

H
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On of our favorite restaurants in Dallas now. My spouse always believed that she did not like seafood, but she loves the food at Montlake Cut!

J
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loud. Tables are small and crowded
Food service and drinks were great

PC
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Montlake Cut has very fresh seafood. While the menu items are a bit pricey, the quality makes the experience worth the cost. The restaurant is very small, so make sure that you have a reservation or don't mind eating at the bar.

RB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was just ok and overpriced for the quality.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being from seattle this restaurant always makes me feel like home! Love the seafood and all the decor

MS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Montlake Cut is one of our favorite places and never fails to deliver an outstanding meal. It’s a great atmosphere and never too loud.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Just a bit pricey. I get this is the way of the world of dining. Yet, it's a bit of a turn off to go other than so ething like New Year's Eve.

BM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great New Year's eve dinner with girlfriend who has special dietary needs. The server and kitchen took care of her allergies without issue. Wonderful experience and we will be back. It is a little pricey, but worth it.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous!! Ate at the bar and Alex took great care of us!! So did Sara!!!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Way too expensive. Service is/was excellent. Nice place. Crab fried rice is a hit. Clam chowder too thin. Branzino was terrific.

BI
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood. A nice addition to the neighborhood.

B
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What's not to like about Montlake Cut, especially a leisurely lunch over a fine glass of wine, some whole Branzino and the best mac and cheese in town? What a great restaurant!

SD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, although portions were small for the price. Atmosphere was perfect, waitress was delightful - overall a fun dining experience. We will go back!

M
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious & cute ambiance! Its very seaside seattle decor plus friendly service. The ceviche & sole were soooo good!!! Definitely would recommend checking it out

DH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just discovered this place and absolutely loved it! Andrea was an excellent and attentive server and the food was very good!

RH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh oysters. Both Branzino and Shrimp pasta specials were great!

VK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday meal with family