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Catch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bytheblueseasantamonica.com/restaurants-catch.html
  • Phone: (310) 581-7714
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Sven Mede
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Private Dining Room at Catch is an ideal venue for a shower, birthday, or elegant dinner party. Offering ocean views, a full bar, and seating for 16, this beautifully appointed room is perfect for your next intimate event.
  • Entertainment: Live Music every night Mon - Saturday in the Lobby Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pico Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $7 after validation
A word from Catch
With a beautiful coastal setting and impeccable attention to service, Catch serves the freshest local fare from land and sea. Panoramic ocean views, sophisticated beach inspired decor, and a wine list honored with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence will give you a brand new perspective on dining out. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place. Excellent seafood and a great oyster selection. Friendly and courteous staff. We will definitely go back again and again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nothing wrong with this oceanfront eatery - make a reservation and try!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Catch is a restaurant with a south side view of the Santa Monica pier and the bike path in a beautiful hotel with a very friendly and spot on wait staff serving good food. What more could a hungry guy need? Well, I guess there is the money...but it's worth it. We went early enough to get a window table and had a lovely evening."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • " We celebrated a birthday at Catch. Everyone was happy with their meal. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The location is fabulous."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was great. Our server was knowledgable and friendly."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Used to be a good place to have seafood and wine with a fantastic view. What happened to Catch? Food was terrible. I wonder who is the executive chef at Catch now. What a loss."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday at Catch and ate from the DineLA menu. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Will go here again soon!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Traffic in the area can be horrendous. Valet only as street parking is all taken in summer even at night. Good dine LA menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We chose Catch for my niece's 30th birthday party. She loves it, and we have never had a bad meal there. Of course, the beach setting and the ocean views from the beautiful dining room are a draw. But it's the fresh catch that keeps us coming back. The sushi selections are inventive and delicious (you must try the hamachi crudo). We have been introduced to fish here that we have never tried (or heard of) before. The vegetable side dishes are always perfectly cooked. This is one of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Ask for a table by the window, this is a wonderful place for special occasions. Service is outstanding, leisurely, cordial, and friendly. Even a person eating alone will have a great time. Sadly, the food was not the highlight, somewhat bland and uninspired fish course."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner here to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and generously (but not overly) portioned and very nicely presented. We enjoyed the LA Dine 3-course meal very much, especially the seafood platter appetizer and the fish & chips main course. The only downside was that our server did not know or forgot about the birthday event. The restaurant called in advance that day to confirm and offered a special dessert presentation. I also confirmed with the hostess when we arrived. However, dessert came without the candle and I had to draw the server aside to inquire. He then brought out a nice scoop of ice cream with a candle -- but it would have been nicer if I didn't have to work behind the scenes to make it happen."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Catch is simply a lovely place to dine. But the food is uneven. My wife scored with Catch's celebrated crispy, olive dusted artichokes, followed by a grilled bream to die for, with superb Italian white. I went with a special, seasonal soft-shell crab with sushi roll, and it simply made no sense. It tasted like a gimmick: crunchy and attractive but without much flavor. My clam and sausage linguine was dead on arrival--way too much sausage in relation to the two or three clams lost in the sauce, with no shells. I think too much advance preparation for a robust clientele more impressed by ambiance than food has compromised the quality, which is inconsistent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter Jeff was terrific- friendly & knowledgeable - EXCELLENT evening!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went for the DineLA menu which, at $45, is cheaper than a comparable meal at the usual prices at that restaurant. Some of the dishes, such as the octopus appetizer, were very good, but the vegetables and salads accompanying the main dishes were quite uninteresting. It's quite an expensive restaurant and it's questionable whether it's worth the money."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a great evening in this restaurant in the nice lobby hotel. Food was very good and service excellent. Perfect place if you like to eat and watching the ocean in the same time Great pleasure !"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Granted, hotel food is usually overpriced and only fair-to-good... and unfortunately Catch, while a beautiful place to sit, bongs all those gongs. The Black Cod was mushy and wet, portion small. My wife's fish and chips were fine, but so what? How hard is it to make fish and chips at 20 bucks per? Wine was good if not pricey. Chilled seafood looked good but was too expensive to try. The eatery is trying to be all things too all people -- a fish restaurant, but with other items... but not it's in no way special. What can I say? Neither sushi bar nor lobster center nor fowl. What is it? It's called Catch, which indicates a seafood restaurant but at best it's a beige concept. Nice views but food is meh."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were new to this area and found Catch via an online search for a scenic restaurant. Catch did not disappoint. The menu was varied enough for the group we were with. Excellent wines, good desserts. Server was pleasure. Over all a great experience and i would definitely rerun the next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The premises makes everything To make u feel happy and satisfy. The way they look after u is amazing.👍👍👍"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Was here for a romantic birthday dinner. The service, food, and view was outstanding in every way. The hostess really stood out - when she found out we were celebrating, she went out of out way to make the night special. Look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were seated immediately in the newly redecorated space. It was late enough to enjoy dinner but early enough on a summer night to see the ocean and the sunset. The service was spot on. Not too often but just enough hovering. The food came in a manner that gave us time to talk and catch up and then enjoy. The baked cod was exceptional. Soft and with the right amount of taste to it. Side dishes were well prepared and tasty. Dessert was all that the server said it would be topped off with a perfectly hot latte. I would return often and sit in the bar/lounge to enjoy the live music."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Catch sat us right away even though we were early, it was a birthday dinner, and they brought out a great slice of birthday cake. Service was attentive and Warm."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'm glad I ignored the naysayers. The view, the food, and especially the friendly service. Plus excellent live music in the spacious, comfortable lobby."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The staircases at the entrance are quite grand. I like the comfortable lounge area. It's open yet intimate at the same time. The floor to ceiling views of the ocean can't be beat. The food was good, not outstanding."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Catch! Everything we ordered was delicious and the chocolate mousse torte was amazing! We were served with the very best of care and the view was fantastic! We are very happy our daughter suggested it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I use this restaurant for special occasions, but I would eat there more often if I could. The restaurant has a beautiful space with great views of the ocean. The renovated bar area in the lobby is now most inviting and often has live music. But, of course, the real attraction is the incredibly fresh seafood. The sashimi appetizers are delicious. I tried the sea bream special, and it was light and buttery. The desserts are too good to resist. I like the wine list because it is not overwhelming, but has a wide selection and a fair range of prices for every budget. The service has always been very professional and friendly. My family visiting from Hawaii were most impressed."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was notable amongst a scenic backdrop of sweeping ocean views. Great selection of small plates and raw bar items. Unfortunately staff was extremely lacking on being able to describe the various dishes and wines including the daily selection of fresh oysters. Entrees included non-seafood but the stars were all still fish-related. It's expensive but competitive for hotel upscale dining."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have been coming to Casa Del Mar quite some time. They seem to be changing things up a bit in the hotel with their decor. Personally I liked the restaurant setting a little better before their remodel. It's now a little bit more casual, but the food and service still excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We came here post college graduation dinner and had a beautiful view of the beach from two sides. We had the oyster platter. The cod and steaks were hits at our table. There was a special swordfish dish that was good."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "1 year ago we gathered here for a fabulous dinner. Then 4 months ago because of the first visit. Catch didn't bother to mention was the place being renovated and the menu was reduced. Saturday was another special occasion - I called to confirm the reno was done. "oh yes!". But the beautiful, quiet bar area with beach / ocean views was destroyed. All tile floor, hard surfaces, LOTS of noise. We asked to be seated in Catch early to hear each other. Service was "ok". Menu is smaller. Food was good but not the same "fabulous" category of our first visit. All in all, an "ok" very expensive experience. (and we are happy to pay for quality) We went across the street to Shutters for a cappuccino, much less noise and some great live jazz. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "All around wonderful. There for Mothers Day. Service, food and setting spectacular. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The staff is so nice and accommodating, the food fresh and light and you can't beat the clear view from the second story to the ocean. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We went to The Catch for a special ocasion. The food was excelent, the service was really nice, but unfortunately that night, there was a class party in a room near the restaurant and it was really noise. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Average food in a beautiful setting, large windows overlooking Santa Monica beach. Unfortunately the noise level due to adjoining bar/lounge made it difficult to hold a conversation. If you're looking for a romantic dinner I would look elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good place for brunch and lunch on the weekend. Nice staff and good atmosphere. It's much better when the Veranda part is open and not under construction. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Thanks so much for great dining experience again.. we come with out of towners and have had the same wonderful waiter (Tall guy with grey hair and glasses!!--he is the best!! Love the food view and ambience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I saw the construction going on from outside where I walk my dog and decided to try it out after not having been to Casa del Mar for a long time. My wife and I arrived to the bar where there was a live jazz band playing. We had a drink and watched the sunset while listening to the band. It is a beautiful view. We then went to the restaurant and ordered oysters, lobster crudo, crab crostini, short rib. Everything was amazing and also great service. We will surely repeat again soon. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My husband and I were impressed. The food and service made our dining experience a true hit. We didn't think it could get much better... just then, wonderful live music from the bar lounge carried into the dinner room, and serenaded us while we enjoyed our exquisite dessert! The night was a complete success!! Thank you"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great seafood, beautiful location. Went back just to sit at the bar which is equally beautiful with great music and lots of space. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner this past Sat. evening, arriving around 6 PM in order to view the beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Our party of three shared 3 terrific appetizers: eel and avocado roll, shrimp and tempurea roll, and grilled Spanish octopus. For our entrees we had the short ribs, rib steak, and lobster with pasta. As were the appetizers, these entrees were beautifully presented and very tasty. The cappacino after dinner was the largest one I have ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "To celebrate Friday we went to Catch - which has rapidly become our favorite restaurant. We got there early, had a nice cocktail at the lobby bar (David is an excellent mixologist!) then had dinner - I tried their Sea Bream special (light and delicious) my wife had the Swordfish and shared the macaroni and truffle side dish (off the charts good). our waitress was very nice and you can't beat the beach view. We love this place!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014