Catch Oyster Bar
Catch Oyster Bar

Catch Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catchrestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 4032060000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Catch Oyster Bar offers a tasty snack menu in the afternoon. Stop by for a glass of wine and some oysters!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Groves
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our White Wine Room can hold up to 40 guests. Let us personalized your dining experience! Birthdays, celebrations, corporate events, call us to book your party!
  • Private Party Contact: Ian Blaney 4032060000x
  • Entertainment: Join us at the bar and watch the talented culinary crew shuck oysters faster than anyone in the city! Sample our fine selection of the very best oysters, or bring a group of friends to help you enjoy a triple tower of power!!
  • Special Events: Our White Wine room is a perfect gathering space for a cocktail party, special dinner or a cozy spot for lunch. Visit our website for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre Street
  • Public Transit: 1 block from the C-Train (City Centre of 1st SW stops)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at Hyatt Regency Calgary hotel or the Telus Convention Centre and above ground parking is also available near by.
A word from Catch Oyster Bar
Catch Oyster Bar is a lively San Francisco style restaurant, serving fresh oysters, shell fish and jet fresh fish. Catch is proud to participate in Oceanwise, which is a program supporting sustainable seafood. By looking for the Ocean Wise symbol beside menu items, you can be assured that you are making the right choice for our oceans. The Chefs at Catch search out some of the best organic and sustainable suppliers to create local, seasonal dishes that will please everyone's palate.
Where Award winner of Ocean Wise stewardship 2009!
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Catch Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)special occasion (35)great for lunch (33)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (20)good for groups (19)romantic (18)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Im a fan!
    Tron
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Oysters have become a favourite of mine now, absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little too Eclectic for me
    Bkerea66
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my second time eating at The Catch....upstairs mind you...and always a bit confusing when making reservations. The menu is very limited and the entree's are just a little too exotic for me I guess. My co-workers really liked their food and mine was just okay. The corn accompaniment to the naked lobster was very good, the lobster was truly naked with not even any drawn butter provided. The pastry thing it came with was too sweet and did not compliment the rest of the entree at all. I will likely not return as there are so many other restaurants in Calgary to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server was amazing and had a great time can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor wine experience!!
    Wine101VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Catch for the first time in a long time. The tuna tartar was great, as were the oysters. The seared scallops were ok. The sorbet was disgusting, specifically the black cherry not a good consistency or flavour. The craziest part of the meal however was the wine. A lackluster list of overpriced options inappropriately served. Aside from breaking off the cork, we were served a wa Pinot Grigio. We asked to have it chilled but were told it was appropriate as is (not!!). Sure was not 48 degrees - I wouldn't drink reds at that temp! An ice bucket was finally added but the waiter swirled the bottle continually to "speed the chilling process". Rather than leaving it to chill he kept trying to serve large pours of warm wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    happy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was helpful and unobtrusive, and the food was great. It was nice as a group that it wasn't noisy, so we could chat easily. It was expensive though. It would have been nice to have a cheaper bottle price for wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Jeanc
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    That Thursday evening, the restaurant was relatively busy and perhaps we could say that the service was perhaps a little slow but that suited our French guests very well. Their 2 children were accommodated and enjoyed their Moule-frite. Certainly a place to coma back to for wonderful seafood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love seafood...
    JandR
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Catch is your place! We have been to Catch numerous times. The food is phenomenal. The service is top notch. And they have a great selection of wines. Freshest seafood in town. And the own ton prawns are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood I've had in calgary
    NeilM
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great date night with my wife. Best oysters and mussels I've had since moving to the city. Server new her oysters and had some great mussels. The fries were great. Server was super really friendly and new her stuff. Recommended oysters beers and wine that all worked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio lunch
    Grace
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great patio for people watching. The service and food were fantastic. It is a bit nosier with trucks and cars driving by, but that's part of the ambience. I had the salmon burger, it was moist and flavorful. My friends seemed to enjoy their meals too. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not such a good catch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Catch is good as seafood pub or roadhouse but it is not a restaurant destination. The music is too loud, the service is good and the servers are pleasant, the food is generally passable however the oysters were good. Overall it was OK and I would rate it a weak good and only give a qualified recommendation.
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  • mustgo2night
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Enjoyed the Oyster Bar on the patio. Pork Belly and scallops were outstanding as well as the Salmon cooked to perfection. Sever Lauren was outgoing and did an outstanding job upselling a bottle of Sancerre which was delicious as well as the Rhubard crumble for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great food and service. Prices are on the high side, particularly the oysters which are close to 4$ a piece!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite 5 stars...
    qtpie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Note, the clam chowder we ordered was too salty. Our server could have been a little more attentative. Request for some condiments came almost when all the food was consumed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • isemlica
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Oyster Bar lives up to its name with varieties fresh from both coasts. All were excellent - a real taste of the sea. We also had the mussels which were plentiful and well cooked. The sauce was not as flavourful as we would have liked but was more enjoyable with chunks of fresh bread dipped into it. The clam chowder had just the right creaminess but needed more clams and vegetables and it was missing a certain depth of clam flavour that we expected to find. We also split an order of fish & chips. Tasty, but not outstanding. We were at this restaurant for our 20th anniversary dinner looking for an exceptional seafood experience. While the overall experience was good, for the price of the food we would not rush back except for the oysters.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableuserVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I love going to the Oyster Bar, it is my go to restaurant. The seafood is amazingly fresh for being landlocked in Alberta and the staff are fantastic. Patio time during the summer makes the Oyster Bar even better, Stephen Avenue is always entertaining while enjoying a glass of bubbles and Oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Jaucoin
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food is amazing. Best seafood!!the first time we went we ate upstairs which has a more intimate vibe. Great for dates. Downstairs has more of a easy going feel. Great to take friends to enjoy some drinks and great good:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great seafood, large variety of oysters and seafood options ranging from shell fish to freshly caught fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was delicious though portions were somewhat on small side. Wine list was pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delecious!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The best seafood my family has ever had and the service matched that as well! Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our food was amazing, our service was as well. We went for my birthday and we will be back!! So pleased that we decided on this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    robbieref
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and service was very good, we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Catch lunch at the Catch!
    LoveFreshSeaFood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Enjoyed showing off our fair city to a special visitor. Lunch at the Catch was an obvious choice...and didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good
    MCanadaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I ordered fish and chips, but was not too impressed. They were average. Would have expected them tastier coming from this restaurant. Oysters are awesome. My husband enjoyed his walleye fish. Overall good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and location
    Marty
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is always a favorite of mine. Never get tired of this place. I love watching the chefs prepare our meals. Friendly staff. Great location, espcially in the summer when the patio is open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    DdddinerVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Usually Catch is a treat so I booked a casual birthday gathering but we were quite dissapointed. The waiter was very nice and certainly game but clearly had no experience as we had room tempature prosecco and a few dropped plates. The food was not up to the normal standard, the fish and chips had a very heavy batter and the halibut was over cooked, mussels were good but were not served with anything to sop up the sauce. I'm not sure if we did not have our normal Catch experience because it was a Monday but I sure hope they can get their mojo back!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Exceptional service, food was excellent, especially the oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu is awesome
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    If you haven't been lately, check it out! The menu on their website is the old one for some reason
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paco
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Went for the tempura prawn special. They were cooked some time prior and were not fresh. Also ordered a caesar salad that was warm and wilted. Disappointing.
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  • Would not recommend!
    PitaVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The Catch has gone down hill - too much is 'deep fried'. My husband's portion of halibut was SO small yet pricey? He told the waitress & said he would try it - She 'never' came back to ask? My Salmon was good but appeared to have seen some deep frying? We had a nice booth but it was under the speaker & the music was too loud & asked to be moved to the 'empty' booth in front or behind us -- but told 'oh, we will just turn down the music' -- which lasted but 20 min and the volume was pushed back up? very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 749 reviews are from the Catch Oyster Bar reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Catch has the best seafood in Calgary. Whenever I am in the mood for seafood this is where I come and I am never disappointed. They also have an impressive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • used to be a better place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Average food and not worth the money. Catch of the day artic char served with lentils super dry and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent seafood
    Foodlover3
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The oysters, clams and mussels were excellent and fresh. I had the mixed Provencale cocotte which was very good. The thing that brings the food rating down a bit is the ceasar salad; it was only ordinary and the dressing lacked in taste. The service was great and I look forward to returning to Catch--when I can afford it as it is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableuserVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love fresh Oysters! It's nice to see that they bring in fresh seafood daily i'm originally from the coast and miss the abundance of seafood. Dining in the Oyster Bar is like being at home again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Thanks so much for the lovely evening! Our dinner was delayed due to a large group and it wasn't a problem, but the staff came over with an apology for the wait and crab cakes on the house! Nice touch! Our only complaint would have been that the veggie selection of mostly lentils could have been improved. Just some steamed fresh veggies with our fish would have been better. See you again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in 7 years in Calgary!
    DrBulletski
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Booked here on a whim before going to a concert. Thought we'd booked upstairs but actually so glad we were downstairs. Much nicer atmosphere and the food was absolutely superb. Best food we've had in Calgary...and we've tried most of the supposedly "fine dining" venues. In particular, my starter (Scallops) and my wfe's main (Swordfish) were exquisite. In fact, the swordfish was the best either of us had ever tasted (and that's coming from two marine biologists!). Our server was exceptional...perfect mix of attentiveness without imposing. We had a small selection of oysters too, which were also excellent. We will certainly be back...so may items that we'd still like to try and the "special" nights look like great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The Catch Oyster Bar has very consistent great food and service. I always sample some oysters for the appetizer. Patio is nice on a good weather day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Grace
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I can always count on Catch for consistently good food! It's one of my favourite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Piphi118
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The oysters were amazing. I wish I could have them everyday! Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Robin
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing, the restaurant has a nice lay out, and the service was great. It is a louder place, not great an intimate date.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    MikeDelta
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very friendly and helpfull staff. Food was ok. I ordered the shrimp starter but didnt know they would come cold on ice! Takes away a lot of the flavour. A lot of the mussels were still closed when the pot came. In my country that means they are not fully coocked or should not be eaten.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.