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Catch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/restaurant-santa-monica
  • Phone: (310) 581-7714
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:30am – 3:00pm;
    Dinner: 5:30pm – 10:00pm;
    Sat & Sun Brunch: 10:30 - 3:00pm served in Catch and The Veranda.
  • 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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
    Sunday DJ during the Brunch
  • Special Events & Promotions: SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30am - 3pm with DJ Raul Campos

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Pre-fixed menu was perfection, service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Menu is too complicated and way overpriced. A luxury hotel like the Casa del Mar deserves a better restaurant."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Catch has rapidly become one of our favorite restaurants in LA. We decided to bring our friend, a famous writer from Malibu who had never been here. He and his date loved it - the seafood was fresh, the service was very attentive. we'll be back - again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at Catch. The menu is impressive, the wine choices stellar, and the food was delightful. Service was personal. We were seated at the window overlooking sunset on the Santa Monica beach -- beautiful evening!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Though parking can be a hassle on the weekend, the setting, ambience and food make up for any inconvenience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were disappointed with the view from our table and the staff arranged for us to move to a table with an beach/ocean view."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was so bad . Foods over cooked . Oyster was spoiled . Smell stink Price are over priced. Small portions for the price . Right After we left your restaurant we had to go to another restaurant to eat again . It's bad experience for my Birthday dinner ."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I hosted a special birthday dinner at Catch (one of my favorite restaurants). Every aspect of the evening was perfect. The room is beautiful, the staff is very competent and friendly, the food was delicious, and the wine list is great and fairly priced. The Vesper martini was a great hit. We we seated at a window table, and the evening was a great success."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was looking forward to sitting on the Veranda but the tables next to the windows was good. Veranda was under construction no date posted as to availability?..."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "have had breakfast before here but wed made this for the lobby brunch. we'd called to reconfirm & then advised lobby was under a remodel but could go to Catch to eat which we did anyway, but disappointed we'd not been advised ahead. Also wed called ahead advising it was a birthday resevation,could have a window table as wed be there early. We were told no problem. On arrival was some new hostess, our reservation and requests were not located,the special table request ignored. The hostess walked us to a side table we turned down. locations cant guarantee table but didnt appear they were aware of it. disappointed also we'd not been called about the no brunch in lobby, not nice since its a pricey."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We are not used to having to find a waiter to refill our coffee cups which we had to do here. They did not come around until after we searched for service. We had to wait 20 minutes for our car on leaving the restaurant. When I did get in the car the seat was way down and the temp was turned way down to COLD. Not happy about that."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "All I have to say about their Morro Bay black cod is WOOOOOOW! It was the best fish I've ever had...cooked to the millisecond of perfection. Service was what you would expect from a classy hotel restaurant (aka exceptional and attentive). View of the ferris wheel was great. And the added bonus to the entire night was the fantastic band playing, with a beautiful lead singer that plays a mean trombone. What a night and what a great place to eat and enjoy wonderful music. Can't wait to go back! My ONLY suggestion would be making a tiny bit more room between the tables."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I wasn't too sure about eating at a hotel restaurant but Catch is a really nice find. The hotel is situated right on the ocean and Catch overlooks the beach in Santa Monica, which is a big plus. The only thing I didn't love was that the restaurant is so open to the lobby and bar area. Would have been nicer to feel like you were more in a restaurant. The service was good, if not amazing. Same with the food. Cannot complain about anything... I can however rave about the s'more dessert which I loved. Pretty presentation and YUMMY! Would I go again? Probably not but that's because LA has so many better options to choose from."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Perhaps in the day light - you could really have a view. From our vantage at night we saw the parking lot of the beach. We were not impressed for the food - though we paid dearly. The staff were very amenable and used our names."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Beautiful setting & delicious food. On the pricy side but worth it for a special occasion"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The hotel and the restaurant sit on a perfect site with great views of the ocean and beach. Make sure to ask for a window table. Lunch on the day we were there was very good but the site was quiet, I thinkpartly due to the weather. I would definitely return perhaps for dinner as the food was well prepared and the service was excelllant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014