The food was great - I love
The food was great - I love Catch's selection of seafood. Had their fish and chips and the fish and chips were spot on. They are always changing up the presentation of the dish. The fries were a little soggy but the fish was great. A good crunch!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live the Sawmill Oysters and the Buffalo Oysters. Definitely a place for foodies who love oysters in all forms.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like oysters you've come to the right place. In a half shell very good, in the buffalo sauce
AMAZING!!! Highly recommend the experience to any seafood lovers.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, good service, only downside was after we were seated and ordered a loud group came in and ended up beside us, but that happens
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu etc
The new menu is great. The Mahi Mahi is fantastic.
Jessica is always outstanding as a server.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an incredible experience to dine at The Catch. A great atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Loved the tuna and the creme brulee. The Catch is what fine dining is all about.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it !
I've always enjoy the fresh seafood and friendly service; that's why I always recommend my VIP guests there on a daily basis. I was sad to see my favorite entree (clam linguine) removed from the menu though...
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh seafood on the prairies
Fresh seafood on the prairies is hard to do well - the Oyster Bar does an excellent job of bringing in fresh product consistently. Love the selection of oysters.
6/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never a dissapointment
My step-mom spent many years living on the coast and really appreciates fresh, quality seafood. In my opinion Catch is the ONLY place in Calgary for fresh, 100% Ocean Wise seafood. Our server was exceptionally patient as we took over 30min to even look at the menu.
We started with their famous Tempura Prawns which are perfectly coated in a light, yet flavourful, tempura batter and served with togarashi mayo. This dish is a must! As per our servers recommendation we had the Seared Peruvian Scallops. Ahhh mazing - lovely presentation and the ingredients were the fuzed perfectly. The snow crab and ricotta raviolis were light enough to be paired with the scallops and so fresh I can only assume that they were hand stuffed that morning.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made a reservation on-line and ended up in the oyster bar instead of the restraunt. Luckily for us the staff was able to quickly make room for us upstairs.
Both meals were very good and would recommend this place to those looking for a good sea-food experience
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to come back, service
Can't wait to come back, service was great and food was exceptional!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
watch for auto refill of drinks
nice when the waitress automatically refilled sodas for our group of 6.....but a surprised when it was counted on our bill. I receive similar service at other restaurants like Rush, but never billed. Paid out of politeness....
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
love the fresh oyster selection,
love the fresh oyster selection, can't wait to go back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, we had good service - it was friendly and quick. We were in and out within an 1.5 hrs, which is QUICK - considering it was a Saturday night. The vibe was good for a Stampede Week. Catch is definitely a favorite of ours - great seafood.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back, had
Can't wait to go back, had a great lunch! Loved the fish and chips.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bubbles and Oysters - my fav
Bubbles and Oysters - my fav combination. Loved that the Oysters were so fresh!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the halibut, was done
Had the halibut, was done to perfection. We shared a chefs choice of a dozen oysters as well, was very nice and fresh. Great spot for lunch!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great land locked seafood place
One of the best places for seafood on the prairies, freshest seafood I've had this side of the mountains.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Oyster Bar Patio
Love the Oyster Bar Patio - it's on a very busy corner on Stephen Avenue. It’s my favorite place to go to after work for Oysters and Bubbles - plus the entertainment of people watching on Stephen Avenue.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
fish always cooked just right
I love fish and am always concerned that restaurants will overcook their fish. Not at Catch, they know what they are doing. I highly recommend it for this reason and of course because of the large selection of fresh oysters. nom, nom, nom.
The reason for the "good" rating on food, was because this time the salmon was a blond salmon, and the flavour was not as good as most other wild pacific salmon such as sockey.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always I had a wonderful
As always I had a wonderful dinner at Catch Monday evening. I find the staff are all very knowledgeable & friendly each time I visit and this time was no exception. From the moment I walk in I feel at home. We started with the Tempura Prawns and as usual they were fabulous! For our mains we had the Gnocchi and the Fish & Chips (that was the special of the day) and they were amazing! Their take on the classic comfort dish of Fish & Chips really hit the spot and the fish portion is very generous. I find the food is always so fresh here which is one of the reasons I dine frequently. I enjoy their open kitchen. It's interesting to watch the culinary team at work particularly because the Chef on duty when we dined was quite attractive.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good To Be Back!
My wife and I discovered Catch Oyster Bar several years ago and always make a point of returning whenever we are in Calgary. The food is excellent and the service always above standard. We often opt for the chowder and tempura prawns and you couldn't ask for a better combination. The wine that we chose this evening was an extremely good Malbec and we have since added a few bottles to our personal wine cellar.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are few restaurants that hit all the high notes all the time, but Catch does. The service is quietly excellent, the food is carefully prepared and executed, and I never feel rushed or hurried. Perfection lives at Catch.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't seem to get enough
I can't seem to get enough of the tempura prawns, they are fantastic.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Came to celebrate a birthday.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love having lunch in the Oyster
Love having lunch in the Oyster Bar - it is simply fantastic. Also great to see that their entire seafood menu supports Oceanwise.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I both had
My girlfriend and I both had the Cast Iron Steam Cocotte with Mussels and Clams - it was perfect and so yummy. Love coming to the Oyster Bar, can't wait to return.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went there to celebrate and event. Probably the best seafood in Calgary. Six people ordered a bunch of stuff and everyone was very happy. Service was excellent!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service. A great new desert menu as well
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The halibut was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Most restaurants over cook fish. This piece was grilled just right so that it was moist and tender. Wonderful flavour.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed very much will definitely be coming back..
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a toss up!
Would we go back because of the Food
Would we go back because the Service
Luckily it doesn't matter. We will be back.
Shared 5 appys and a dessert was a great experience.
The wine my wife ordered wasn't chilled, they brought her a glass of bubbly to enjoy while they chilled the bottle on ice.
Our server wiped the table between courses.
The little things that make the biggest difference.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have had dinner so many times there. Have recommended to lots of my friends. Have to say the oyster is super amazing.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you really want great seafood you need to go to Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island.
For the Prairies this is a pretty close second, My wife's Halibut was excellent (with above caveat)
My seared Tuna was superb - no caveat. My Mussels and clams were excellent ( same caveat)
If you like seafood this is about as good as it gets in Alberta. Of course you can always hop on a plane and go to Ray's in Seattle :-)
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. Great energy
Food was amazing. Great energy all around. Excellent evening out
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a great place to go if you like fresh seafood. We had the shellfish tower, it was great. The wine list is very abundant, with great variety. Definitely recommend.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best seafood restaurants in the city! I'm from Newfoundland and this is where I go to get my seafood fix.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Catch Oyster Bar for our anniversary. As soon as we were seated we were given complimentary champagne. The food was fantastic, our waiter was great, the entire night was fantastic. We love Catch Oyster Bar.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a hiatus when we felt the food and service had slipped we gave Catch another try - delighted to find that both have improved considerably, at least on Thursday night! The green salad, a mix of delicate baby lettuce, grilled asparagus and shaved, spiral beets that felt slightly marinated or perhaps just dressed with a light but tangy vinaigrette-perfect light first course.
the striped bass was perfectly done with a crispy skin over an array of al dente (not raw as this is often interpreted) vegetables.
Martini was prepared as ordered. The service is a bit casual for the price but attentive, adequate. It seems hard to find professional service in Calgary. . I wonder sometimes if they've ever taste the food That aside, we'll return.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood was prepared perfectly,
Seafood was prepared perfectly, and the timing between appies and main course was perfect. i.e. evening was not rushed. I really enjoyed the whole dinning experience
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The main course was under
The main course was under cooked but they corrected it and didn't charge for it. The rest of the mean was excellent.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family were visiting from Saskatchewan and we wanted a nice evening out at a lovely restaurant that specializes in seafood. Catch came to my mind and I'm so glad it did. We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. The oysters were the best!!! Thanks so much for helping me entertain my family. I'm sure they will be back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant, went there for the first time. Oyster Bar and Catch customers come through same entrance so it's pretty noisy if you're sitting at the Oyster Bar. If you're looking for big portions, this is not the place. The food was good and price was decent.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh! But expensive.
We were celebrating my wife's birthday. This was our first time here. Other reviews suggested getting a booth. So that's what we. Requested and they were very accommodating. Our server was friendly and knowledgable. The oysters were fresh and delicious as was the trout pâté and clams and mussels hot pot. Just don't expect any real bang for your buck. While the seafood was good we would not run back to dine again. However, we stopped at Charcut for wine and an appy after Catch as we were still hungry. Now that's a place we will definitely go back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing experience here! Food was FANTASTIC and to make it even better, an even more fantastic waitress named Melissa was helping me, mother and aunt. Loved it. Will always come back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at the Oyster Bar numerous times, and I always love it when they have new menu items to choose from! My clients had never dined at the Oyster Bar and they were thoroughly impressed as well. Our server (Stephanie) was friendly but unobtrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend the Oyster Bar to friends and business associates. Will have to bring my hubby in for some oysters one day soon!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Albeit at the upper end of
Albeit at the upper end of the price experiance for a casual lunch, it is a very enjoyable spot with good service, good food and a good atmosphere. A tad too noisy to discuss business at peak time but enjoyable. You can take people there without any issues.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Know what you eat
My recent visit to the Oyster Bar was for a business meeting. We went after the lunch rush which allowed for a quieter setting. Our server Jess was amazing! She made recommendations that we couldn't say no to and she educated us about our choices and why how they make an environmental impact! She explained that traditional calamari is not an Ocean Wise fish becuase the traps used also catch endangered turtles. Catch only uses humboldt squid which had a really nice meaty texture. I would eat this over traditional calamari any day.
My guest had the tuna salad and raved about the dressing. A lot can be said about knowing where your food comes from and I appreciate that Catch sources the best product for its diners and environment!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous oysters paired with a refreshing, cold glass of Prosecco. Perfect! Was a great place for a few snacks to share before heading to the Theatre. Great atmosphere, not too loud but perfectly cozy on a snowy night. And love the server's t-shirts! Can't wait to return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great lunch here. Have the clam chowder on those cold winter days
I wish you can get the curried scallops from upstairs in the Oyster bar however. They are divine.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM