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
105 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)special occasion (39)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (32)good for groups (24)hot spot (19)romantic (18)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 28 and counting
    Dinersnoteaters
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I went to Catch for our 28th anniversary and it was fantastic. Service was excellent, food was way beyond good. All in all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • four2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Another very pleasant dining experience though food very slow to arrive at table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catch is a Catch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Catfish was on special and it was amazing! Please make this a regular menu item!! Peel and eat shrimp, and salad and the artic char were all excellent as well. Service was excellent, and the place was a fun atmosphere with lots of energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed, friendly and enjoyable
    Jeanc
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It was our first time for lunch to entertain friends from out of town. The menu is simple but offer many tastes and all the entrees had vegetables adapted to the fish. I enjoyed the trout with leeks and root vegetables and my partner's salad with large shrimps was outstanding. The service was fast and the wine list quite suitable at a decent price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice evening
    SheppieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service and food was very good. The scallops and pumpkin gnocchi was amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fudd
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been customers of Catch Upstairs for years, and have occasionally visited the Oyster Bar. We chose to eat off the appetizer Menu. Other than the peel and eat shrimp the balance was no better than second rate bar food! Bottom line, it will be a long time before we will even think to return.
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  • A bit disappointing
    Willis
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my second time at Catch. The first time the food was very good. This time, I ordered the same dish because I liked it a lot the first time, and was dissapointed that the mussels and clams were not properly cleaned and full of sand/grit. The server was very apologetic and understanding and ended up giving us a free drink. Overall we were happy with our evening there, the second order was better, but it was a bit of a let down after looking forward to it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L8T2show
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was fair and the selection for a seafood restaurant was very limited. We indicated that we had theatre tickets when we arrived and the waitress was still very slow with our order. The food arrived very late so we had time only for a few bites before having to pack it all up to make our show. She was pleasant but had no sense of urgency at all. This restaurant used to be better. Now it's not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very average
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had lunch here with friends. Crab cakes too salty to enjoy. Sent half back with comment. Charged anyways. Chowder was average. Wines pricey for small (5 oz) pours. So many great spots downtown to try out. Nothing special at Catch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Find!
    TexasToddVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My coworker and I both liked their wine selection and their oysters. I'll definitely be back for more oysters1
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most enjoyable
    Gr8t
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Everything was great. From friendly service. Prompt arrival of food and of course tasty and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Catch has consistently good food and service. It was quite a busy Saturday evening, but everything was good. We eat at Catch regularly and are never disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Tower but hostess hostile
    zbest10
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Special occasion at catch oyster bar this saturday and seafood tower was among most amazing food ever. However, young hostess had worst customer service skills ever. She gave us an unfriendly frown at check-in then took us to the back of the restaurant despite open unreserved tables closer to the action. We we asked about moving up she said -no, all the booths booked. We asked just for a plain table closer to the front. She rolled her eyes and sighed. We asked if this was too much trouble to move us - she thought about it and said no it was not & then proceeded to take us to another table, dumped the menus with frown and then made a point of not making eye contact again. Food and waitress made up for it and it was still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Piphi118VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Catch is the best restaurant in Calgary! I'm so lucky I get to dine there frequently. Great menus and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best seafood restaurant in Calgary
    Sabrina
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Never fails to delight me. They know how to cook fish. Today I had the trout and it was delicious, moist, nicely spiced, and perfectly cooked.Yummy. Also, great oyster selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chris
    Bayman
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seafood tower was well cooked but a few items were seasoned with mustard seeds which masked the flavour of the seafood ... Kind of defeats the purpose in my opinion. I ordered a second glass of wine which never arrived (and did not show up on bill). Hot towels for clean-up, after this hands on selection, would be a suggestion. I will go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    PerogyPrince
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The steamer mussel/clam combo was outstanding. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableuserVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Oyster Bar is always fantastic. They have a great fresh oyster selection and really know how to cook fish. Loved the trout! Our server also told us about their new program BuyCatch where you can purchase quality fresh fish and take it home to cook. We brought home some of their Clam Chowder (which was delish!) and will be ordering salmon for this weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oysters Rockefeller - Oh My!
    AstroHiker
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I'm not a big fish or seafood eater but am trying to step outside my comfort zone, so decided to give Catch a try. The Oysters Rockefeller were recommended by a friend. I had never had them before and was truly amazed. They are sooooo good. We actually did two orders - O.R. and one Raw - sharing the two orders between us. They were both great. For dinner we had the arctic char which came with a wonderful assortment of root vegetables. In fact, we commented to the server that there was no starch in the dish, for which she apologized. We let her know that we meant it as a complement. We are not big starch eaters and will take veges over carbs any time. Also, a great server made sure we made it to our show on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    They were super busy but very attentive and apologetic for a delay in our main course which totally made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never quite a "5"
    dclint
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another very good meal at the Catch...not amazing. Service was good, pleasant; few time-gaps understandable given full house. Mussels were spectacular, oysters good, especially given our distance from the water! Crab legs were over-cooked and stringy, but other mains were all good. The bar could be better. Bellinis were poorly presented, especially for the price - They looked like any old glass of juice - Plain glass, ice cubes, no garnish. Bar could also be better stocked. Just two kinds of rum, both basics (Captain Morgan Spiced - Ugh). I don't expect an huge selection of premium liquors, but given style/price of the place, I'd expect a broadly stocked bar with several choices including perhaps one high-end option in each category.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 760 reviews are from the Catch Oyster Bar reviews archive.
  • 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.