Do catch "Catch" for a very special
Wonderful setting for "Catch"- the Casa Del Mar is just a gorgeous venue- all class and nothing fake. Catch has a spiffy view of the ocean as it is right on the beach. Great service, fabulous food and with live music drifting in from th center of the building- more like a living room than a lobby- one can't help but be lured away for an apres-dinner experience. Gents- take your lady for a bit of dancing by the band and she'll never forget her time with you.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant, good service - the lobster was excellent and reasonably priced.
Wine was good - atmosphere good.
Can only recommend
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was heavenly. It was one of the only times my daughter actually ate everything on her plate! And the room opens up to the ocean. A wonderful day.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little pricey, but good
a little pricey, but good food, had the special soft crab which was exceptional
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a catch!
Fabulous Santa Monica dining above the beach! The cuisine is exceptional and the service is stellar! Really nice lobby bar at Casa del Mar to start, followed by Catch for dinner. A Santa Monica fave
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server recommended two specials, swordfish & crab. Both were excellent. Nice place, top of line service and seafood way above the norm for LA. Also, great mussels appetizer.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful room with surprisingly
Beautiful room with surprisingly good food. The grilled octopus is not to be missed. Fish done perfectly along with interesting and well executed cocktails. The chocolate espresso tart is your best bet for dessert, unless they have a seasonal special.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is amazing. Good food, great view from the restaurant, outstanding ambience and decent service level. It is a memorable experience to dine here. The only thing the restaurant can improve on is that the validation only partially covers the parking fee.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food & View
Make sure you make a reservation but this restaurant is worth the wait! Have a drink at the hotel lounge (with live music) and you could spot some celebrities! The food was marvelous and it was an open space with tall ceilings and windows overlooking the beach. I had the Ahi Tuna which was awesome and the rest of my party had the halibut, soft shell crab and cod (which was the best cod he's ever had). I would call this restaurant a must!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Slow service.
Food and ambiance wonderful. Had a great view. Service oddly unattentive given the number of staff wandering around. Beat salad was really good!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful afternoon experience
A spontaneous choice for a later afternoon lunch on a sunny afternoon. The view was spectacular and the menu perfect for our mood. The lox and bagels, chilled shellfish bowl, fresh strawberries and peach crisp were all delicious. A wonderful experience.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
we went for dineLA and had
we went for dineLA and had a lovely dinner in a beautiful setting. will definitely return.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome and underrated
The food was incredible and the service (Jeff) is the best of the best.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came her for dine la on a date. The food was great and the view of the beach was awesome. Nice to be able to go walk on the beach once you are finished with your meal. Overall great experience here and I can't wait to come back again
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oustanding Dining Experience
Service/Atmosphere, food and wine were commendable. The best overall restaurant experience we have had in a long time. The staff were professional, knowledgeable and welcoming from the first point of contact to the end with the the valet.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean Fresh at Catch
The Dine Out L.A. menu selection was incredible. Every selection was delicious. The specialty cocktails are inventive and tasty. The service staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list is excellent and provides value at every price point. Of course, the room is sleek and beautifu,l and the view is stunning. It is one of my favorite restaurants on the West side.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The ocean view alone makes
The ocean view alone makes the experience worth while.. The food was as always great but the noise from the remodeling of the restaurant was unpleasant and diminished the experience.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about this
I love everything about this place. The view was amazing. Our waitress was really sweet and friendly however, there was a little inconvenience when an older couple came and sat at the back corner table. The woman made a huge fuss over some crumbs on the table and demanded to be moved to a different table. When she was told that there wasn't another table available at the moment, she said she rather wait the 30 mins then sit there. AWKWARD! I didn't know people like that existed but I witnessed it first hand. Other than that, my boyfriend and I have a wonderful time and the food was amazing! Will definitely recommend it my families and friends and will definitely be coming back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took A Chance
We wanted to dine near the beach on Sunday evening, but needed a casual, but attractive atmosphere and good food. I took a chance on Catch and was pleasantly pleased. I had been to Casa del Mar hotel before for appetizers and loved the atmosphere. Catch offers diverse healty choices. We were seated at a window table with a beautiful beach front view. The food was amazing and the service was friendly and inviting. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel resturant. We will definitely be back!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the Pacific
Great view of the Pacific Ocean. Medium rare rib eye was overcooked. The scenic view justifies the high prices.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Choosing this restaurant was more about the ambience and location than the food .... we love Casa Del Mar, and ate there often before the restaurant was remodeled a few years ago. This is our first time dining at Catch - my husband loves seafood, but I normally never order fish when eating out ... I ended up ordering all seafood, and it was absolutely delicious! All around 5 stars! The bar / lounge is also fun and vibrant for a cocktail or two after dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely one of the best
Definitely one of the best meals I've had in a long time....food was awesome.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and atmosphere was great. Spanish style calamari was the best.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catch an outstanding night out
Celebrated our anniversary but I asked for a table at the window for the best view. They sat us in a booth instead; which although we could still see the ocean, we had to look over the people that were seated at the window. The food was really good, the drinks were great and the service was excellent; we really liked our waiter. We went to the lounge after dinner for drinks and it was also a really great experience, good vibe, great bar, not too crowded, live band. We decided that since it's in a hotel, it would be great to do a night out to dinner, hit the lounge and retire in our room. We really enjoyed this place and will definitely come back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern Elegance at the Ocean
We have only had great meals at Catch. The fish is simply the best and most fresh -- and the preparations are flavorful. The specialty drinks (love the Vesper martini) and the wine list are creative and well chosen. The room is among the most beautiful with stunning views of the beach, and the service staff are very well trained. Overall -- a most delightful experience.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service! Pleasant
Excellent service! Pleasant atmosphere, comfortable seating. The swordfish special is a must have when it is on the menu! I would definitely recommend it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lounge - Fun Foods
The food options were interesting - especially recommend the truffle mac and cheese. And the lounge was great to hang out at after dinner. Will definitely be going back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great spot for a special occasion lunch. The décor in the hotel/restaurant is gorgeous. The view of the beach and Pacific Ocean is great. The service was lovely, unhurried and professional. And the food was very good too! The dressing on the side salad was outstanding - never raved about salad dressing before. Try the s'more lollipops for dessert!
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
dine at the beach with style
the restaurant was beautiful and the food was great . The deserts were wonderful,a must.
Will go back soon.Beautiful view of the beach and ocean.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner since he's a seafood kinda guy. Was worried since I've never heard about this place. Turned out we were both in for a treat! The restaurant was beautiful and had such a wonderful view of the sunset and the ocean. We have an outstanding waiter who was quite attentive, and the food was just remarkable. The waiter even brought my boyfriend a complimentary slice of cake and a candle for his birthday! Overall a wonderful experience and would recommend this for any special occasion or just a very romantic dinner :)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance is Terrific
The view's the thing, and Catch has it in spades. Sitting in the lovely restaurant next to the bay window overlooking the sandy beach and ocean - what's not to like? Everything is comfortable with extra pillows to plump up behind your back - and a waiter unobtrusively nearby to refill your lemonade or wine or whatever. The food is lovely, but just not as special as the room itself. Although parking is frequently hard to find, leaving the valet in charge of your car, on my recent trip there was a plethora of empty parking meters - a rarity in this area. Catch is always an enjoyable experience.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would defintiely go back
I went to Catch for their Sunday Brunch. If you make a reservation you can get a table right next to the windows so you can see the ocean. Great view! My husband and I were there celebrating our wedding anniversary, and the noise level was low-moderate so we had no problem talking. The wait staff were very attentive and new the menu very well. As this was our fist time, they gave us some great suggestions on dishes to try. I had the crab Florentine and my husband had the crab club sandwich, both of which were really good.
The only thing that was disappointing, is that they had already run out of all of their pastries due to a previous event. I guess that means we will have to go back!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Indulgent, relaxing lunch
Lunch on a Sunday afternoon, with the ocean sparkling, beachgoers smiling, and bikers pedaling in the scenic foreground, was delightful. The service was excellent -- not fussy but there when you wanted something -- and the food was top drawer. Pricey, but worth it.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful evening spent with out of
Wonderful night. Atmosphere was perfect. You can't beat the view, Superb service from Regan and Jeff. Octopus was delightful. We will return, as always.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean View and Sunset.
I enjoyed the experiance of The Catch and was please with the ocean view and ambience of the place. The elegance of the hotel, Casa Del Mar, adds to enjoyment. Our food was good and the service was excellent.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casa Del Mar
Casa Del Mar has always been a great local Santa Monica hangout. food is speculator, service awesome, scenery if breath taking.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ordered the prime rib menu, my boyfriend ordered the lobster. His meal was much better than mine, which was a little classic comfort-food for my tastes. The dessert was only okay and the mussels were a bit heavy, but the corn soup, the lobster and the ginger mint cocktail were simply fabulous. The service was great if not a little too fast. I highly recommend arriving for dinner a bit earlier than usual as it was wonderful to watch the sunset over the ocean.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely for any adult event
Catch was simply terrific. Great view, food was fresh and good atmosphere. Great variety of choices on the menu. Good wine list. Live band - but far enough away from our table that we could talk. We were there to celebrate a 45th birthday and our group included a vegetarian, a devoted meat eater, a person with lots of dietary restrictions and a foodie. We all left happy!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Catch is always a treat, but this time was absolutely flawless. The waiter was attentive but respective of our desire to linger in conversation. The seasonal menu was perfectly designed and executed. The cocktails and wine pairings were exquisite. And the view of the beach, Santa Monica Pier and sunset over Malibu incomparable. An added bonus was the live jazz being played in the hotel lobby.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catch was Fantastic!
We had a table on the window in time for the sunset and it was beautiful. Everything was delish. Yellowtail crudo and Spanish octopus to start. Addictive grilled bread. Halibut, wild salmon and a clam pasta dish for entre. Two at the table had the $35 tasting menu with wine pairings and loved every bite. Deserts were beautiful, but not a highlight. There was a lemon flan and s' more lollipops (the toasted marshmallow part was excellent!). Wine list is one page, but has interesting choices. We had a good rose for $48. We love the elegant yet beachy vibe at Catch, their bar and hotel lobby. Bar scene is very busy and looks like the kind of place to stay for a while and relax. All ages of pretty people to watch. :)
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want the best view of the beach & ocean in Santa Monica, this is the place! We had an amazing lunch. Highly recommend their beet salad appetizer. They grill their bread and serve with delish olive oil. Great wine list. Would definitely go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a last minute decision to head into Santa Monica for dinner and so we found an opening at this restaurant and it far exceeded our expectations!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a friend for her birthday.
Took a friend for her birthday. She was thrilled with the décor of the hotel, the view and the great tasting food. We both had their lobster sandwich. I was happy to learn they pay for the birthday dessert. I was thrilled that it all went very well....a perfect birthday celebration.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wouldn't throw Catch back,
I wouldn't throw Catch back, but there are better and lesser priced options in Santa Monica. We all ordered the grilled octopus appetizer, which was more the size of an amuse bouche, for $14. The tuna tartare tasted as if it had salt added. And the overflow music from the lounge took over the ambience of the evening and not in the best way. If I went back I would try one of the entrees. It was good, not great, but does have a nice view of the beach, which you pay for.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the time that we stepped
From the time that we stepped into the hotel and the restaurant the ambiance was very nice. The server (Matt) was prompt to the table and had plenty of suggestions and knowledge about the cocktail list. We were able to order food as we went along which made the evening more relaxing. The fish was very fresh and the wine that ther serve suggested went very well. We were able to have time to speak with the server and others that were helping the table, which we like.
This is a place we will be back to for sure.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I arrived an hour early for our dinner reservation so we could sit in the comfy lounge and enjoy the sunset views of the beach/ocean. While the specialty cocktail was decent, we especially enjoyed the happy hour oysters and ambience! We then moved to the restaurant where we enjoyed some great appetizers (steamed mussels were THE BEST...and I'm not really a shellfish person!) and eventually some very good entrees (the ribeye and the two kinds of fish were awesome). The jazz/bossa nova band provided great background music and entertainment after dinner, and our waiter Matt was patient and took very good care of us.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reserved for girlfriends birthday,
Reserved for girlfriends birthday, had made some special requests for the occasions and everything I requested was provided. The ambiance was very nice and the food was very good, definitely a great place to go for dinner, brunch or just to hang out. They have live music especially on Saturday and a nice lounge area as well, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. I will be back...JT
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the perfect location for a nice dinner. I took a friend who had just returned to the United States from performing internationally as a jazz chanteuse.
The environment is beautiful....the food options wonderful....and the wine was delicious.....all made for great conversation and an opportunity to catch up among friends.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good cocktail menu and professional service. Enjoyed kale salad. Small plates were larger than expected. Very tasty black cod, mixed seafood grill was tasty too. Tuna was nicely seared. Dessert was good. View over ocean would have been nice if we'd gotten there before sunset.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Each visit to Catch seems
Each visit to Catch seems better than the one before. It is rapidly becoming our fave spot in all of greater LA. Normally a diner must choose between quality food and service or a great view. Catch provides all three. The menu is not overly elaborate, and each item is beautifully prepared and presented. Our server was very knowledgeable about Catch's wine list, and his suggestions were spot on. The lobby bar was full of happy guests enjoying a great jazz combo. We'll be back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM