Catch 35 - Chicago
Great food and ambience!!We used to live in Milwaukee area and now reside in The Villages, Florida. We had been to your restaurant 3 times while living in Milwaukee. On this trip to Milwaukee we decided to come to Chicago and have dinner at our favorite restaurant - Catch 35. We sure were not disappointed. Our server Paul was outstanding. What we love about your place is that there is no rushing. We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxed dinner and of course the food was excellent. We will be married 45 years this year and what a way to start our 45th year of marriage than at your restaurant. Our son does business in Chicago and we have recommended your restaurant to him to take clients. Thanks again for a wonderful meal and you will see us there again!!!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDepending on where you sitDepending on where you sit it can be noisy - hostess was very accomodating when we requested a change of table. Wait staff attentive but not hovering - food was excellent as always.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Time CustomerService is great. The food is very good and is in line with the price. Valet parking makes a tough location easy to attend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery solidCan't really say anything bad about this place. Great food, great service. Maybe only small thing (and this is just being picky) was the atmosphere. The back half of the restaurant seemed to have a complete different feel than the front half. But I'll still be going back5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surpriseI have eaten at Chicago restaurants of all kinds and this one is really excellent. Great for friends in town and out and you won't be disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy ExpectationIt had been several years since I lasted frequent Catch 35 so I was a little apprehensive about dining there. Howeve, to my surprise it was better than I anticipated. The visit exceeded my expectations by far! The food was delicious & the drinks were on "point!" I will definitely be back very soon. Thank you5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Visiting from Indiana and this is our 2nd trip here. We really should have tried another restaurant since we don't get here very much but our last meal was so good we wanted to share it with friends this time! We all had another great meal from beginning to end!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease Your PalateI've been to Catch 35 on numerous occasions, and this visit was no exception: it just plain tastes great. A friend and I both ordered the scallops; they were succulent, tender and scrumptious. The service was timely but not pushy. The waiter we had on this visit had a sense of humor and a great smile. We didn't hang around, but they also have a very cool jazz trio in the lounge area that would be a lot of fun to sit and listen to before, during or after dining. I eat out a lot, and Catch 35 is definitely my go-to restaurant when I want to celebrate something special and be sure to get great food and service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular SeafoodThe waiter noticed my husband and I were well dressed and asked if we had an event-we replied yes, a 7:30 pm curtain at the Cadillac Theater. The waiter said - we will have you out of here by 7 pm, which we did. The 1/2 dozen oysters were great, my husband and I shared a swordfish and shrimp dish, excellent creamed spinach and great sourdough bread.
Would go back in a heartbeat.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was superbI had a group of eight for private dining and they were completely satisfied with every aspect of their dining experience. I and the other coordinator of the group had our diner out in the restaurant and our meal was fantastic.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest mussels ever!We enjoyed the finest quality mussels ever! ... and we order mussels often!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service-Especially appreciated the friendly, knowledgeable and patient wait staff. Always a pleasant experience to lunch at Catch-35.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFab & Fine!Fabulous food, perfect service! We had a great experience, very glad we chose Catch 35 to celebrate my wife's birthday!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service and foodThe appetizer and dessert courses were the best part of the meal. The entree was very good, but didn't hold a candle to the others. We had the Hawaiian sea bass, which was explained to be the signature dish of the restaurant for the past 23 years. The carrot cake bread pudding out-shined everything else on the menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood with an Asian fair----absolSeafood with an Asian fair----absolutely fresh, clean, delicious!! Wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. Live music in the bar. Decor was attractive; lighting was perfect. Shrimp and scallops were perfectly prepared. The tomato and mozzarella salad was one of the best I have ever had! Key lime pie was light and pleasantly tart---not sweet like some. A real plus!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Theater GoersWe were 45 minutes late for our reservation. I had made a 5:30 reservation because we had tickets at the Oriental which is nearby. We really liked that the valet parking would keep our car for both the dinner and the theater for the bargain of $10. Our waitress knew we had theater tickets so she gave us the best service we have had in a long time, recommending the dinner items that would be prepared for us to enjoy in the hour of time that we had. She was incredible. We will go back. By the way, our dinners (Sea Bass and the Halibut) were incredible as well.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentEnjoyed our dinner at Catch 35 immensely. We were seated right away and bread/water on our table within minutes. Our waitress appeared moments later. They are used to people coming in with theatre reservations so atmosphere is a bit rushed, but for a good reason.l We had 6:00 reservations at the Goodman and finished in plenty of time. I had the bisque and my companion had the caesar salad. We both had the whitefish, which was delicious. For dessert we tried the carrot cake bread pudding and the key lime pie. Yummy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning on future trips to Chicago.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, slow serviceCedar plank salmon is incredible! Food was nothing short of awesome. The service was slow... I often felt like they forgot about us. We sat for >20 before they even took our order.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-theater SpotI've been to Catch 35 many times over the years, and it has always been consistently good. A wide selection of quality seafood appetizers are offered, and the selections of wines by the glass is better than most restaurants. I passed up my favorite, their signature dish of Chilean sea bass, and chose lump crab cakes as my entree. They were excellent, and were served with a nice bernaise sauce. We chose the restaurant's featured wine, a Vouvray, a good pairing for our entrees (my friend chose the sea bass). We shared a Caesar salad at the start, which was very fresh, and ended our meal by sharing the blood orange cheesecake, also delicious, and cappuccino. On the way out, the piano bar was crowded because the entertainment had started.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and attentionGreat service and attention to time constraints. We were on our way to a play the server insured we completed our dinner in time to get to the theater in time, all without rushing us! Their 3-course meals are delicious and reasonably priced. If you valet park, they deduct the $10 valet charge from your bill and you can pick up your car after the theater. This is the best deal downtown for anyone looking to enjoy dinner and a show.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMa relaxing evening for twoGood selection - interesting preparations of fish, but not limited to fish. Quite reasonably priced, especially given the location. Our waiter was very informed and attentive. He said that he had been there for 23 years. My Lake Superior Whitefish may have been the best I have ever had, and the mashed potatoes and spinach were perfect with it. Although the bar area was noisy, there are many quiet tables. We'll be back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like fish this is goodHad the tuna sashimi, thinly sliced and nicely covered in sesame seeds. I asked for plain rice not fried and it came cooked to perfection. The grilled vegetables were amazing too. So I left feeling I had eaten very healthily - nice and light for lunch when the temperature was 84 outside. My colleague had the fish tacos and said they were delicious too.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant at decent price !We were a party of 14(my birthday) and it was definitely a good choice(food, service, and price of course - they have a 3 course menu)4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely dining experience.A lovely dining experience. I have been to this Catch 35 twice and both times the food and service were outstanding. I know you are supposed to go for the seafood but they also have one of the best filets I have ever had. My waiter was very attentive, there was a jazz trio playing and the food was perfect.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place especially beforeGreat place especially before show at CHicago Theater4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood with greatExcellent seafood with great live jazz trio in the Lounge on Tuesdays through Saturdays.Nice atmosphere and attentive service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. GoThe food was excellent. Go for the 3 course dinner special. The restaurant was also very friendly to theater-goers. Our waiter asked if we were going to see a show after dinner (we were) and what time we needed to be out the door. He did a great job keeping to our timeline!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWE HAD THE UNEXPECTED PLEASUREWE HAD THE UNEXPECTED PLEASURE OF DINING AT CATCH 35 AFTER GOING TO BIG FISH THE MUSICAL (AWESOME) THIS WEEK! WE DECIDED TO TRY SOMEWHERE WE HADN'T BEEN BEFORE! FIRST WE HAD DRINKS IN THE WAY COOL BAR AREA! OUR SERVER WAS JUST A HONEY AND SHE WAS SO VERY HELPFUL! WISH WE HAD MORE TIME BECAUSE GREAT LIVE MUSIC STARTED AS WE GOT SEATED FOR DINNER! WE WERE HARDLY SITTING AND OUR SERVER WAS RIGHT THERE TO GET US DRINKS ALONG WITH FABULOUS BREAD! SHE ALSO WAS SO VERY HELPFUL AS TO WHAT TO ORDER!EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC! AS WELL AS THE INCREDIBLE SERVICE BY ALL! OUR WATER GLASSES WERE FILLED AT ALL TIMES! OUR PLATES WERE SERVED FAST BUT NOT TO FAST! LOVED THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE DINING ROOM!CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMour server was fantastic -our server was fantastic - great wine and food recommendations, very friendly and attentive without being overly so. Would definitely return4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved it ! The food wasI loved it ! The food was excellent & so was the service!!!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous & theThe food was fabulous & the service was even better. We told our waiter we had tickets to the theater & he got us in and out in 1 hour, without compromising the quality of our dinner. I only wish we had time to stay for dessert, but that was our fault. I can't wait to go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMrecommendedWe have been there many times and will continue to go back. Consistently good food and service. Not an extensive wine list, but always a good selection to choose from.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience! The waiterGreat Experience! The waiter recommended a great new wine and the food was outstanding! I will definitely go back to Catch 35.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific prix fixe menuWonderful pre-theater dinner. Raphael provided excellent service and got us out on time without rushing. Food was hot and tasty. Ambiance was old school Chicago without feeling dated. Great experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMcosmo was amazing. Whitefishcosmo was amazing. Whitefish delicious. Best caesar salad ever4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit andThis was our first visit and we really loved it. The service was fantastic, starting with the host who was very friendly, the waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and made a great recommendation. The food was outstanding and we look forward to our next visit.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCan see why this has great ratings!Made reservations but they still tried to stick us near the kitchen doors. Had to wait 30 minutes for another table to become available. That was the worst part of the evening but overall it was a wonderful dining experience. The food was exceptional. The seafood was so fresh. The service was attentive but not overbearing. WIll come back again--and soon!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, fresh seafood inWonderful, fresh seafood in the North Loop. Great restaurant!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinner.We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. Lively bar scene with singer and pianist. We will be back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't go wrong with Catch 35Amazing food and exceptional service. I will be returning to Catch 35 when I'm back in the area.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat start to a perfect eveningThe halibut was outstanding. Totally would recommend it. Catch 35 is a great restaurant to have dinner right before a play. It's convienent and tell the waiter you are going to a play, and they make sure you are done in time for your play. I give this restaurant 5 stars:)4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit also went when we last in Chicago, food was excellent, waiter was delightful and we would go back again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAm a frequent guest to downtownAm a frequent guest to downtown and Naperville locations - as always, food was wonderful. Halibut was outstanding and service was perfect.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fish dishes. SidesExcellent fish dishes. Sides were okay but not excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, romantic settingFabulous selection of seafood, especially the bisque. The only downside was waiting too long for service, especially the drinks.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMour food was very good, weour food was very good, we had plenty of time to get to our play and we would recomend it and we have come back many times.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered what is probablyI ordered what is probably a staple for them - Grilled Salmon. It was excellent, tasty and moist throughout. Waiter was attentive and explained things well yet let my guest and I have our conversation.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crab cakes and the SeaThe crab cakes and the Sea Bass were the best we have ever had!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite spot in downtownOur favorite spot in downtown Chicago. Great food and wonderful service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMANother great Catch 35 meal.Great pre-theater dinner. We were promptly seated. Our server was informative, attentive and efficient. While the restaurant and bar were packed, our booth was very cozy -- we could hear each other without shouting. Our food was fresh and perfectly prepared. This restaurant is a timeless classic.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM