Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar
Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar

Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/catal
  • Phone: 7147744442x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Every Day
    Breakfast: 8–11AM
    Lunch: 11AM–3PM
    Dinner: 5–10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Steven Mary
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From our Rotunda room with a view to our semi-private outdoor terraces, Catal accommodates groups from 10 guests up to 330 seated or 500 reception style. Contact our special events and catering team at 714 776 4000 for more information and menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ball Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and the public lot are within the Downtown Disney area. Complimentary self parking for 5 hours with validation.
A word from Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar
Catal Restaurant is located in Downtown Disney, Anaheim. Catal, from the town of Catalonia in Spain, offers a complete menu of flavors inspired from the Mediterranean Rim. The menu features seafood, meats, pastas and salads with influence from France, Spain, Greece and Italy.
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Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (60)fit for foodies (42)scenic view (40)special occasion (38)romantic (30)good for groups (29)kid-friendly (26)notable wine list (18)hot spot (12)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Always a go-to when at Disney
    Hchaz
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Whenever we stay at Disney, this is a must eat as the food is typically very good, you get a great view of downtown disney below and there aren't many somewhat "healthy" options at Disney. Service is always decent to good, food always good to great, good drink selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When near Disneyland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Salmon and scallops were wonderful. Great atmosphere, especially if you sit outside, which overlooks the busy Uva bar area of Downtown Disney
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josie Taylor
    Josie1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always a favorite. Service and food is always good. Love to sit on balcony on these summer nights
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My daughter (23) and I enjoyed a great meal on Oct 2/14 at Catal. We sat upstairs on the deck, our server was fantastic. Everything she recommended was perfect. I had the prime rib, my daughter had the soup and a side of macaroni and cheese. I enjoyed the white berry Cosmo and we had some great sparkling wine, at the recommendation of our server. The view was great for people watching!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    discerningfoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I'm a foodie and am VERY critical when it comes to food. This place was top notch. Absolutely delicious. AND, the very best thing I've ever seen, a GLUTEN-FREE menu. A version of their menu that included all the gluten free options. How cool is that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner in Downtown Disney
    mauijanVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were very surprised to enjoy such a wonderful dinner in the tourist area of Downtown Disney. We had a lovely table overlooking the street and experienced very attentive and friendly service from our server, Leah. Our water glasses were kept full and Leah was very helpful at explaining the menu selections and specials of the evening. The prime rib was very tasty and prepared exactly to our preference and my husband enjoyed his risotto with chicken. We entertained an out-of-town family member and she loved both the food and the ambience. I'd recommend it for a nice dinner out or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atep Up at Downtown Disney
    Broadway
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We've been to Catal several times and have never been disappointed. It lives up to expectations as part of the Patina Group. The food is both creative and excellently prepared. The presentation is very good. The service is attentive without being overdone. It's definitely a step up from the usual fare at Downtown Disney.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Relaxing Dinner
    emcy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place is great when you are at disneyland and need to sit and relax. The food is great and the wine list is amazing. We eat here every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal!
    DiningduoVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and evening at Catal. Love sitting outside and looking over downtown Disney. Feels like we are on vacation. Tried the muscles, the stuffed peppers, and shared the barramundi special. All very good. Splurged on the strawberry rhubarb cobbler for dessert. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Peter was our waiter, and did an excellent job. We appreciated his recommendations. Our only disappointment was having to pay a large parking fee for having "lingered" over our wine. Downtown Disney is not generous on their parking validation! In spite of having shopped and dined, they still nail you on extra parking fees, we both felt it was greedy of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fireworks!
    Table42
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place to sit and enjoy good food and people watch! The only problem is getting into Downtown Disney and parking, especially if you have handicapped folks with you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent choice
    TJtoo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    A great meal, excellent service and tasty wine options. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect pre-race dinner
    RunnerMary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A group of 5 of us had dinner the night before the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. We were all doing the 10k the next morning, and were very appreciative that we could reserve a table and be seated on time. The food was tasty and high quality, and the presentation was excellent. There were also very healthy and clean options. The only downside was, since we were running early the next morning, we couldn't enjoy the bar menu, too! Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Disney's Best
    ragetsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a wonderful experience we had. Nice Atmosphere. The food (Prime Rib and Rack of Lamb) was excellent. Great Wine Choices. But I must say, one of the best servers I've encountered in a long time. Tyler C. was our server. We'll ask for him every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated and excellent!
    PerpetuallyHungery
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Reserved on line and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service and high level of customer attention. A real find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will definitely come again!
    luvbug
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fabulous setting and food, especially for a Disney establishment. Disney has really upped it's game, offering 4 star food in a classy and fun environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is always great.
    Josie1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We have been there many times. Fine dining at Disneyland.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time here, the service and food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had dinner here one night while at Disneyland. As with everything else at Disneyland, prices are not cheap - but that's not as much of an issue when the food is good and the service is better. We ate on the second floor terrace overlooking Downtown Disney and it was a busy summer night - so not exactly quiet and relaxing but the goes for every part of Disneyland when it's busy. Will definitely consider eating here again when next we make it to Disney.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit salty
    Food4ever
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While we were happy with our selections, we felt the food was very salt heavy. Even with out dietary restrictions in this regard, it would have been too salty. They were great in chomping our desert due to this. No problem with service or ambiance
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Happy Anniversary
    Maxpappy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What always impresses me time and time again are Catal's attention to detail. I didn't make any indication in my Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary, but when we arrived, Manager Valerie greeted us with open arms and best wishes for the celebration. However they knew, the fact that they opened with a glass of celebratory champagne was much appreciated. I had the New York Strip steak, my wife had the Paella. Both were delicious. We opened the meal with the generous Charcuterie plate, and the selections were fresh and delicious. It was amazing. We didn't order dessert, but it came anyway, in three different styles. As we waddled out, we knew we'd be back again soon. Thank you Valerie, and attentive server Taylor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Catal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Catal is a great alternative to the food inside Disney. It feels both posh and kid-friendly, with a great view of downtown Disney. Nice cocktails and flavorful food that is not mass-produced. It is a real gem and always a joy to visit. (the cucumber-apple sorbet was a special delight this time - the flavors change daily).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • catalog restaurant great staff
    2crazykids
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Tyler our server was awesome great with the kids. My oldest even got too spend a few minutes talking with Exc. Chef Steven that made his day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best spot for food and fireworks!
    Rammer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Catal is probably the best quality food in Downtown Disney and has a great patio for getting the outdoor seating feel, along with a decent view of the nightly fireworks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish I lived closer!
    lumpyaffect
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If I lived closer, I'd show up once a week or so...the food is excellent, the staff is great, and the Downtown Disney location is lots of fun...with a fireworks show every night at 9:25! Yippee!! Easily one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in a long time! I know I probably sound exuberant and cheerful and constantly complimentary, and possibly incapable of dishing out criticism when it is warranted..... not so. I would try to do descriptive justice to the meal we were served, but you really need to experience this for yourself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice balcony seating
    inconnueVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dining on the second story balcony makes for great people watching especially during dinner time. The goat cheese stuffed pepper appetizer was yummy. I had the pasta with lamb Bolognese which was quite good. My husband had the chicken paella which was quite disappointing. The chicken wasn't cooked with the paella, instead a piece of fried chicken was placed on top of a cast iron pan of spicy rice with sausage bits. The chicken risotto with asparagus was quite tasteless. The chicken was not cooked with the risotto and looked boiled with grill marks. I had a french white wine that was tasty. For how pricy the menu items were, we had expected better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place for Celebrations
    sbdorman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Celebrated my daughter's birthday at Catal. We had a perfect view for the firework show. Our server Tyler C. never disappoints, he was very attentive to all of our needs and is beyond exceptional. His recommendations were perfect and the executive chef Steve is amazing, he out did himself with all of our dishes, from the appetizers (bacon wrapped dates, stuffed chorizo filled squid, Spanish tortilla frites) to the entrees (lobster paella, spaghettini pasta, lamb shank, macaroni with truffles and BBQ ribs) not to mention the special desserts which was a sampling of everything. So incredibly tasty my family felt very special and my daughter enjoyed her birthday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail was amazing
    lynnVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband has a shellfish allergy (as indicated on the res) and not only did the hostess acknowledge it the chef came out to assure us he was aware! Great food also!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulas for special occasion!
    Purejoy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Catal Restaurant is an excellent restaurant to take someone out for a romantic dinner. It's great for any special occasion with it's scenic view, and great for outdoor dining for groups too! Especially in the evening with Disneyland beautiful fireworks and the music in Down Town Disney! Food is delicious! The beef melts in your mouth and the bread pudding to die for. I give it 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant in Downtown Disney
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had dinner at Catal and were generally pleased. The menu has some really great things, but the appetizer list is pretty exotic which can make it hard for less adventurous eaters to find an appetizer. We tried the manchego salad and the corn soup. The soup was a daily special and was quite good. The manchego salad was fine. For entrees we tried the baby back ribs and the prime rib. The baby back ribs were excellent. They were basted with a tasty peanut sauce. The prime rib was tasty but VERY fatty. More than one-third of the prime rib was fat -- both on the outside as you would expect, but also in the middle of the piece of meat. Other than that, the meal was good. The view of Downtown Disney from the restaurant is very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Firework view
    mysteryfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    It was a romantic evening with my boyfriend. Made reservations in the morning for 8pm. We were seated immediately and had a nice spot on the balcony. The service was nice but the real beauty was in the food and ambience. It's just romantic being on top of Downtown Disney. We ordered the stuffed calamari which was delicious with the chimichurri sauce. Almost dipped our bread in this sauce. We also ordered the lamb Bolognese and chicken paella. The lamb Bolognese was delicious and melted in your mouth. The chicken was cooked to perfection. All in all. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spendy - but tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Had a super yummy sea bass, good bottle of wine and tasty stuffed paquillo peppers. Kids menu also had healthy and tasty options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot to watch fireworks
    ZephyrsHumanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was good, service was OK. Best part was sitting on balcony watching the fireworks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Celebration Dinner!
    EngagementGroup
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My three friends and I had dinner at Catal to celebrate a birthday and an engagement at Disneyland just that morning!! First of all, our waiter was beyond amazing! We were seated inside, but requested a table outside & reseated just minutes later when a table was clear. The Mountain Door Malbec was delicious, and everyone agreed the Lamb Bolognese is life changing!! They view and atmosphere were better than we could have imagined. We had the best view of Disneyland's fireworks and completely enjoyed ourselves. Best dining experience ever!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was "okay"
    markVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First of all, the service was above expectations. Tyler C made the experience great. The drinks were very good, the appetizers were very good (bacon wrapped dates and papas bravas) - although the potatoes lacked salt. The salads were very good (wedge and Caesar). The entrees, well, they was only okay. The lobster paella was dry, the lobster was overcooked, and the rice was slightly undercooked. The seasoning was too lite. The hangar steak was "okay" - to much fat, and undercooked - we chose not to send it back. Everything needed salt. We had a great evening, but for the price, not the greatest value. Will we be back? That's a definite maybe.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 572 reviews are from the Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar reviews archive.
  • first visit
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    First visit, was a little confused as to which menu went to which restaurant, but we were pleased with the fine dining experience.We were seated on the upstairs patio/balcony and it was nice to be above the bustle of the Downtown Disney clientele. I had "market fish" which was halibut, and it was prepared well. Our party include a "'tween" who thought his hamburger was "the best ever" (hardly a connoisseur, but definitely a happy customer!). Our waiter, Peter, was exceptional. We shall try it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten-free Menu!
    bookgroupVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a great dinner here tonight. They also provided a gluten free menu for my daughter which made her feel very special. My son has a nut allergy and the manager personally brought his meal to the table to make sure that it was delivered properly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tiger2VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As is our usual practice, we started our trip to Disneyland with dinner on the evening of our arrival at Catal. The food was excellent and the service was courteous and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasions
    lotsofun
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We come to Catal for many special occasions. They are very accommodating, as my daughter is vegan and they make dishes that are not only fitting, they are beautiful and delicious. We always ask for Leah and she is friendly, professional, and takes great care of us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    NinerGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Waitress was very nice and helpful. Loved the potato sticks on steroids. The rest of the food was ok nothing really great. I will probably choose somewhere else to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet