Catch
Catch

Catch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.catchsf.com/
  • Phone: 4154315000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jeremias Guerra
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a large table in the dining room which can seat up to 16 people. Either the patio room or the inside dining room is available for large groups of 20-40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Sanjay Gujral 4154315000x
  • Special Events: Join us for dinner every Tuesday night and enjoy any of our bottled wines at 50% off. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Castro & 16th Sts.
  • Public Transit: Muni: K,L,M,22,24,15,37
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Catch
Located firmly within San Francisco's Castro district, 2362 Market Street is steeped in city history. Here, Catch makes its mark in a storefront registered as an official city landmark that originally housed the burgeoning NAMES Project, which famously organized the creation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The history remains with the building, but Catch aims to create a new legacy while honoring the spirit of creativity and expression rooted in its surroundings.

To foster this spirit, the chefs rotate their menus regularly, accommodating seasonal produce and fresh catches of local, sustainably sourced seafood. Each dish showcases these ingredients while incorporating Mediterranean influences and minimalist Californian sensibilities toward composition and presentation.

Since opening in October 2002, Catch is the perfect place to gather for every occasion – handcrafted artisanal cocktails and appetizers at the bar, a cozy romantic dinner for two by the fireplace.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Catch reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (38)good for groups (33)great for outdoor dining (26)great for lunch (25)romantic (25)great for brunch (21)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (14)late-night find (8)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Seafood made hip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The dishes are all unique. the dishes start off basic and then they add a modern element to them. We had the seafood grill. Three different broiled fishes, served over white beans in a tomato base sauce. Very good. it allowed the fish to be the star of the dish. A little bit of something for everyone. They had a piano player, which was a nice surprise. The place is a bit load so do not expect to go there on a romantic date. Parking is a bit of problem, take public transportation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware the Trout..!
    DavidtheDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I took 3 friends for dinner, this is a place that has outdoor dining, and we were seated with our backs to everything, and a good view of which ever of the 2 couples that dined at the table inside the window we faced looking into the Restaurant. I was seated where the servers had to pass between my chair and the person behind me constantly. We also had a great view of the servers station. Fortunately we had not been together in over a year so we were busy talking. They had already been seated when I arrived so I didn't try to move tables wish I had. I had the pan fried Rainbow Trout, I was up at 4:20am with the Aztec 2-Step. Beware the pan fried Trout...it might give you the trots.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once In Awhile its great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had rizotto thing - it was a tad too creamy for my taste but portion was big enough and well presented. The wine was excellent at a pretty standard price point for the area per glass. Service was just perfect from the maitre d' hotel to the table service team - great. We had a birthday and they presented a fine creme brule as a treat. Thanks for that touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner before theater
    PalmGuy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We are big fans of Catch, so this was not our first visit. We had a reservation at 6 p.m., before heading downtown to the theater, and this was not a problem at all. The table in the front room was as pleasant as ever and the service was excellent. We split a Caesar salad and loved it. I am hooked on the short ribs, so I had that for my entree and thoroughly enjoyed again. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Alvin
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I usually have dinner at Cath on my birthday and one other occasion during the year for special occasions, and usually have a great time. However, it was disappointing on 9/26/2014. Although I made reservations onlnie, we were seated at a small table right between where the space separates the main dining room from were the food is picked up and many people, including the Catch staff had to turn sideways from bumping into our table while walking to and from the area. Very distracting. Also, I always order the seafood stew. This time, the fish was cut into little bitsy pieces, and the shrimp was tiny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch....meh
    CJS94114
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It had been quite a while since we'd been to Catch and hadn't been there for brunch. Despite the restaurant being mostly empty, the service was slow and wait staff was pretty un-attentive. As for the food, my frittata would have been completely bland had it not been for the oil they used to cook it. All 3 in our party felt they need to step up their game as far as the quality of the brunch food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Dabakey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was excellent server was propt and described items had special of the day entree. Food arrived hot was very nicely presented. Good location easy public transit access. Good variety. If noise level is an issue ask to be seated in front of restaurant away from bar area. Reservation are recomended as place fills quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another lovely meal
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love antonio, our server / excellent fish and chips and soft Viognier . Perfect day to sit at open space , have a relaxing lunch and watch the world go by. Catch most certainly a neigh pod gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psw123VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    the three things (starters or main menu) i tasted were all excellent- the salad with grilled shrimp added, the salmon and the fried calamari. the dessert i tasted, chocolate pudding with coconut cookie- was fair at best- so eat there, and go out for an ice cream!
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  • So much unrecognized potential.
    twistee2uVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have eaten several times at Catch. While the ambiance is inviting, the food is mediocre and the service is downright poor. On this last occasion, our server didn't approach our table until we had been seated for 10 minutes. After bringing us waters, it was another 10 minutes before he came to take our order. Our food arrived before our drinks and we had to ask another server to bring us bread because our waiter never checked on us. My drink was overly sweet and I had to catch the eye of the maitre'd to remedy the drink situation. Besides bad service, the food here is really only mediocre. Unfortunately for them, they are in San Francisco - a real foodie town - where they suffer from too much good restaurant competition.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a catch at Catch
    exopchef
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    What a nice little discovery was Catch. Went by online reviews and was not disappointed. Delicious fish in a quirky little spot in The Castro. We had a great time with our waiter, Tylor. What a hoot. Wonderful spot and reasonably priced. A real catch.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Castro Buzz
    numnumnumLondon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A really busy, atmospheric restaurant and bar. Situated in the Castro this restaurant happily accommodates a diverse clientele; there is nothing intimidating here for the "straight" community or for those dining with children. The cocktails are exciting and delicious, the mixed fish grill was very good and the aha tuna starter outstanding. There was a choice of 4 oysters and the waiter was enthusiastic in his description of the differences. There are plenty of other options on the menu if fish is not your thing so don't let the name put you off if you are a confirmed carnivore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Poor service, average food quality and very expensive. Bad experience in all and will not return.
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  • Forest
    Forest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 36th Anniversary, and found this restaurant thru Groupon; and it was excellent for Seafood and other entrée. Good Starters and Appetizers; good choices for entrees. Wine choice to be limited and dessert not notable. We will go back again with friends for the seafood and bring our own wines. Aloha
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    CherieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service great but food just so so. Seafood stew bland but sushi roll really good. Wine list very limited. Server was excellent. There are far better places for seafood in San Francisco.
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  • New Menu-Still great!
    mssfVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our old standby the 'sushi roll' still the most delicious appetizer! And with a generous Grey Goose Martini...YUM! A new fish entree, Yellow tail, cooked (like all of Catch's fish entrees) to perfection. And dont be shy, ask for their amazing risotto on any entree dish...they will substitute...it's the best. We love Catch....we are greeted like family there..the staff has been on board for years, and years...how many restaurants can say that! Catch, continues to deliver, month after month, year after year!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a catch
    Fineanddine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I am current in San Francisco for school and when my parents come to visit we like to go somewhere nice. I have never actually spent time in the Castro but I've only good things. Nothing disappointed especially the food. The whole experience was enjoyable and the fish was excellent. Great price for great food, and believe me, I am picky about my food! Highly recommended and will be forsure attending catch again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood
    tddinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I consider Catch to be my neighborhood joint, so I never have high expectations when I arrive. Boy I better change my attitude. Meals here are always exceptional. My dinner there this week was the day's special--Hawaiian butterfish sautéed and drizzled with a lemon caper sauce. It had a rich and buttery texture and a little pepper bite. Perfect. I also recommend the Red and Golden Beet Salad and a wonderful Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brûlée. Mmm good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place to see and be seen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    For the SF Foodie. The dishes were beautiful & the ingredients were fresh. But the price & service I experienced didn't stack up to my expectations. The service was slow & our waiter was a face I didn't remember - he was so rarely involved in our experience. Other waiters came by to ask about our dishes & to apologize for the wait, but consideration can only allow for so much. We waited at least 15min for each dish to arrive. A request for extra toast for our mussels took 10min. When we wanted more cocktails, we couldn't flag anyone down. The uni pasta was not memorable apart from being overly salted. Looking for a great dining experience at $75 per head? Look elsewhere. If you're curious though, you'll only need to go once to understand.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Good Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a wonderful meal and great service, as usual. This is always my top choice for seafood in San Francisco.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brenda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was wonderful & our waiter was great. Highly recommend it for the best seafood!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Sushifan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is always consistent here at this restaurant. This time it was very good indeed and my guest really liked it too. There's always seem to have space for reservations at last minute which is quotd convenient specially on wedkends
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fish and seafood
    Danish
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The stew was fantastic. A really nice place in a great neighbour hood. We were there to celebrate my sons 18th birthday. It was perfect for both young and older. We all had a really hoed evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My co-workers and I went to Catch for dinner while working in San Francisco. The food was good and picture perfect!! I would recommend it as a good place to eat whether you live or are visiting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could Not Be Happier!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything about our experience was outstanding: the gracious host. The congenial, attentive and conscious waiter (Tyler) knew we had a performance to make and kept the food courses flowing. The food was artistically displayed. Every bite was savored and delicious. We raved to family of the wonderful experience. We will be dining with you again, and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find!
    Bartow33830
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Visiting from out of town and was looking for a local, neighborhood, fresh seafood restaurant. This place definitely did not disappoint. I had the tuna and my partner had salmon. Both were excellent. Nice appetizers and a bottle of wine topped it off. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catching "Catch"
    goodfoodfan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place in the Castro is wonderful. Not a big restaurant...not fancy [but, yes, there are real cloth napkins...let's say not pretentious instand of not fancy!]...but superb food and service, especially if you lean toward seafood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catch
    Chris145
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very nice setting, decor; and food was very good; waitress was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nutsackVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Catch has been a great place in the Castro for many years. The food and service remains excellent, but the décor is dated. It needs a complete remodel to bring it up to date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious!!!
    AspiringFoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything was delicious! I ordered the salmon medium rare, which was perfectly cooked and the presentation looked like an art piece. My favorite dish though was our mussel appetizer. The mussels were in a coconut meat sauce, which had the perfect amount of spices. The host recommended that we sit in the patio area right next to the fire pit, since it was our firt time there. It made the experience that much more enjoyable.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cioppino my grandmother would loved
    wanderlustandallergies
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Hearty fare with elegant accents perfect for a true foodie.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, ambience great, service meh
    Customer88
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is always great. Location and ambiance are wonderful. Service is efficient but completely impersonal. Host, waiter, bartender give the impression of just checking the boxes, engaging with customers as little as is necessary. Definitely an us/them, staff vs. customer mentality.
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  • Love Catch
    SFtraveler
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Four of us went to Catch for dinner. We were promptly seated at the window. Our server was pleasant and prompt. Everyone loved their appetizers and main courses. I just had the fish & chips which was perfectly cooked. The French fries were crisp and tasty - as good as I've had anyway. Everyone liked their cocktails or wine and I liked the lemonade - just the right combination of tartness and sweetness. Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert. We will continue to come back.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny day
    kshinesaysVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great to sit outside on a sunny day for pride and people watch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ya gotta love Catch!
    mssfVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    THE place to go in The Castro or in most of SF for amazing fresh fish, world class risotto, great martinis and a wonderful domestic wine list. Staff are like old friends, beautiful asthetic........piano player...BANANA SPLITS....always love CATCH!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 89 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1514 reviews are from the Catch reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Everything was delicious, and I felt like I could have eaten many of the dishes-great choices. Service was great, ambiance was lovely. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably excellent
    TimFoodySFVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A regular stop for us because the food is consistently excellent, with great seafood/fish choices and salads. Menu is quite diverse though so there's something for everyone. Staff always friendly, welcoming, and they generally remember you've been there before (a good sign), and service is always good. On a busy film festival Friday they found a way to get us in, seated us early, and service was attentive, prompt, efficient despite the crowded dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolutely horrible
    sfvisitor
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    non existent service. A staff that, for the most part, is big on attitude and small on service food is average took 20 minutes to get a glass of water, 40 minutes to be able to place an order with a snarky attitude laden waiter
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  • the best on castro to dine
    rik94115
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    excellent service, friendly and a superb menu, great wine list and very nice atmosphere. Plus the meals were excellent and right of the grill, hot and tasty. I enjoy dining there and take out my out of town visitor there. A true gem in the Castro
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    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Stellar!
    BonnieD
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It's hard to find the best words to describe how amazing our experience was at Catch. The ambiance was terrific, the service was perfect, and the food was absolutely stellar! The waitor was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. For an appetizer at Catch, you must order the Napoleon! My husband and I wanted to order more it was soo good!! You must visit this place for great seafood in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.