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Catch 35 - Chicago
Catch 35 - Chicago

Catch 35 - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.catch35.com
  • Phone: (312) 346-3500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Sweeney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Catch 35 can accommodate parties of 12 to 150 daily for lunch or dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Please contact a manager (312) 346-3500
  • Entertainment: Live jazz trio Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Three Course Value Menu. For only $30 recieve soup or salad, a choice of five different entrees, and one of our delicious signature desserts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn St.
  • Public Transit: Red line CTA – Washington/Lake stop; Blue line CTA – Clark/Lake stop
    Brown line CTA - State/Lake stop Orange line CTA - State/Lake stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $12.00. Complimentary theater parking is available. Please call for details.
A word from Catch 35 - Chicago
Catch 35 Seafood and Premium Steaks is just a short walk from Chicago’s exciting Theatre district. The restaurant the Chicago Sun-Times calls “one of the classiest and most innovative seafood restaurants around” is perfect for a pre- or post-show dinner. Also, when Theatre patrons dine at Catch 35, the cost of valet will be deducted from the guest check.

The menu offers variety, appeal and flavor with the city’s freshest seafood and steaks, such as Chilean sea bass, Szechwan scallops, seared Yellow Fin tuna, a bone-in rib eye and a chef’s cut New York strip. Whether you’re dining for business or pleasure, every experience is special at Catch 35.

Join us for live jazz Tuesday through Saturday with the Eric Hochberg Trio led by Eric Hochberg, one of Chicago’s most well-known and versatile jazz musicians.

Catch 35 is now featuring a Special 3 Course Value Dinner, with soup or salad; a choice of 6 popular entrees and any house dessert for only $33.95
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall it's worth the cost. Great selection, excellent service, and strong cocktails.... My only hang up is with our last visit - we made a reservation weeks in advance for Labor Day weekend - We were required to leave a credit card to secure the reservation (really? Don't be snobby - you're not that great.) Then when time came to dine we were seated at, what I consider to be, the worst table in the restaurant. It was a five seat table in the middle of a thoroughfare that connects the bar and the kitchen to the rest of the dining room. This table shouldn't exist! Regardless, I immediately complained, and we were reseated properly. Our waiter was fantastic. A gentleman who carried himself with the presence and panache that you expect here."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Great menu choices for the entire family. Meal portions are generous and they have an excellent wine list."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Seabass was outstanding. They had a great selection of seafood complimented by steaks. My friend said his steak was very good. My waiter was not very attentive however."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We chose catch 35 because of their extensive menu and reviews with being knowledgeable about gluten free. They had a hug menu to choose from and two great desserts. They also had special gluten free bread that was delicious! I would highly recommend catch 35 to anyone but it was also one of the best for gluten free"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Brought an out-of-town guest who's a huge seafood fan, and he thought he'd died and gone to aquatic heaven. Between the dizzying wine list and the fabulous appetizer offerings (of which he considered making his whole meal), he decided on tempura soft shell crab and oysters Rockefeller -- I went with shrimp cocktail. From appetizers to entrees to dessert, we were delighted and impressed. The blueberry panna cotta was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were in Chicago and had heard and read various opinions on Catch35 so were slightly apprehensive but ended up very pleasantly surprised. It was a nicer restaurant than expected, excellent service that took great efforts to accommodate food sensitivities and every dish we ordered was good to very good even if only 1 would qualify as outstanding."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. I had the Chilean sea bass and he had the tuna. My dinner was phenomenal! For the first time in 16 years, I finished my plate before he did. ;) My husband said his dinner was good, but could have been more flavorful."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Even though the food wasn't spectacular, it was still very good. Combined with the ambience and the jazz trio that was playing, it made for a memorable evening with family. The prix fixe menu was very good value for money with good choice options for our taste."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Service was spotty. We waited a long time for even water to be brought to the table. Rapheal was our server and was fine until he copped an attitude about something I ordered. I asked for the tempura asparagus. It did not come with the dinner. Your waiter does not deliver your food. It comes from folks running out of the kitchen. When he came by to check on us I mentioned we had not gotten the asparagus. He said he would get it for me quickly, but I was already into my meal as was my wife. I told him to forget it. We would go with what we had. He showed disgust because I would not take him up on his offer. That is is not customer friendly. He made a vegetable a personal thing. It should never go that far. Food was ok."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "An excellent option for any sea related dish, service was very fast and attentive, drinks took a while though"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This is one of our very favorite restaurants. The food is exceptional and the service unusually good. The restaurant is divided into 3 (I believe) levels, giving a sense of being in an intimate dining area. The bar is very far from the eating area, allowing for a pleasantly quiet dining experience. Five stars all the way!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It goes without saying the food was great but the experience was unsurpassable. Sheila, our waitress, responded to our request for any guidance with "trust me and your meal would be great". She was more than correct. We ordered each course one at a time enjoying every mouthful. Never pushy but spot on after interpreting what we liked. A dining experience. Thanks again Sheila"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were seated close to the bar and the music was so loud we could barely talk.(good music, just way to loud) The service was very attentive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Never miss eating here when in Chicago. Fish is always fresh, staff friendly and never feel rushed."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I would stick to the seafood. The two who had steaks both thought the were bland and overcooked."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our service from start to finish was professional and made our dining experience. Our Oysters were top notch and our entrées were cooked nicely. All and all a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was incredible and the staff was very courteous and accommodating ! I would definitely return !"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Exellent choice from friends. Nice ambiance, food excellent, great Fixe Prix menu, if desired."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was my first time patronizing Catch 35. The ambience was nice, but the décor was a bit seasoned. My out-of-town guest, who accompanied me, immediately stated that this restaurant must have been here for years! I really enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu which allowed me to choose a three course meal for a set price of 33.95. The lobster bisque was tasty, along with the salmon dinner and the lime pie. Although I would not rule out dining at Catch 35 again, it was not one of those culinary experiences that made me want to come back the very next day."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant! We are from out of town and couldn't have been happier with the food and service! Our waitress was wonderful and the food and atmosphere was fantastic! You can taste the freshness in the food and the time put into each dish! Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "All four of us found the whitefish dinner to be excellent. We are not from Chicago and as visitors we chise a dish that was not easy to find in the West. We were all happy with our choice. Service was attentive, but not hovering. I recommend Catch 35."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We went for an early dinner after a Sunday matinee performance at the Goodman. Catch 35 has a great menu and the prices are great. We enjoyed the food and we will return."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us from Miami celebrated a friend's birthday with a fun weekend in Chicago and dinner at Catch 35 was a highlight."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Extremely poor service starting with the two grumpy hostesses. Didn't get the booth we requested, slow service, no refills on drinks for 2 of our party, underwhelmed with food and my order was wrong. The only person that did a good job was the busboy who kept our water glasses filled. We wanted dessert but since the service was so slow we decided against it. The two tables next to us were complaining also, one didn't like their food and the other table was disappointed with the bad service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Derrick (our servier) was outstanding! We were there for over 2 hours (by Choice) and at no time did we ever feel like we were being pushed out the door. Food was amazing and worth the price."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "If you want to impress a date, spouse, or business prospect - and they love seafood - this is a great choice. We had dinner early on a Saturday evening (arrived between 5 and 5:30) and my wife had an Alaskan sockeye salmon that she said was the best salmon she'd ever had. My filet mignon medallions were also cooked to the desired temperature and very tasty. The prix fixe option I used for the medallions was a good deal, too, since it included the entrée (and side items), soup or salad, & dessert. And the bass-saxophone-piano trio, which started performing at 6:00, made the evening even more special. The waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was outstanding. I can't afford to eat here all the time, but for a special occasion-yes!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Took my fiancé out for a romantic dinner. Catch 35 was a great decision to satisfy our seafood appetites. We chose the sampler oysters with three varieties and flavors as an appetizer. The main course was a sauté of scallops, shrimp and vegetables all well seasoned and done perfectly. Service was prompt and helpful."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been to Catch 35 one other time. The food and servers are excellent. We brought another couple with us this time and we all would definitely go again. The sea bass was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The server was very good and very personable. He suggested all types of items on the menu and it was almost hard to pick. We really enjoyed the food and we see that nothing has changed over the last 15 years. We came when it had just opened and will always come back. It was our 24th wedding anniversary and we truly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "On a good day, the walk to and from the Goodman is wonderful. Great seafood, enjoyable walk to an enjoyable play. Catch 35 also comps you on the valet through a credit on meal cost. Nice!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Make sure to get reservations. Locals eat here because it has good food at reasonable Chicago Downtown prices. This is a be back place. Enjoyed the dinner"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner at Catch 35 ! Seafood and service were great. Pace was good but not rushed. Very nice for pre-theater in the loop!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • " They have these booths on the second level that are perfect for two. I always try to reserve one of them if I am meeting a client for dinner. Your conversations are YOUR conversations."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Catch 35 (both locations) is the best seafood restaurant in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "WE arrived a few minutes early and the place was not busy, but filled up quickly even around 5:30 PM. Service was perfect. Prices are a bit up but sharing entry made the cost appropriate. The signature dish is the Bass which was perfect as was the calamari. Also, valet parking is available and the restaurant refunds the cost. Good option if going to the Goodman theatre which is a block away. Overall, a real winner"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food menu and extensive wine list are nirvana. I recommend the oysters. But, the ultimate dish are the scallops. Great for hosting Clients, or a nice dinner with your significant other."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Always a very good meal at very good prices. If you have theatre tickets, your valet parking is free...a real plus for me. Fixed price menu is a real deal. A bit noisy at the center row of tables. Next time I will ask for a booth against the wall"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to me by a Canadian friend of mine that was aware of my travelling to Chicago for the weekend. My friend recommended to me to visit Catch 35 and try their Sea Bass, I was told it would be the best Sea Bass ever eaten. In fact it was. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chicago, it is in a great location, they provide entertainment, courteous staff, top notch food, drinks and ambience to your dining experience. Priced to fit everyone's budget too."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I was there with a group of ladies for a bachelorette party. Our waitress was very knowledgeble and considerate of our time. She got us in and out within an hour and half. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful as well. Our waitress even told us about desserts so we could be thinking about what we wanted while we ate our entree. I cant wait to visit again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places to dine downtown. The service, food and drinks is always top notch! I have absolutley nothing bad to say about it. My only suggestion to the managment is to replace the burnt our light bulbs in the beautiful fixtures in the bar area. One of the main reasons we love this place is the live jazz entertainment. We always move to the bar after dinner and enjoy this superbly talented trio. I think next time we'll just eat in that area so we get more jazz time!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014