We were waited on by Alex
We were waited on by Alex H. She was great. A thunderstorm started just as we were leaving and she insisted on accompanying each of us to our car with an umbrella. The car wasn't far away but it was raining really hard. She must have been very wet by the time she got back to the restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice experience dining
A very nice experience dining at Catch. Love to dine at the bar when the engaging and delightful Heather is bartending.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's hard to describe this
It's hard to describe this restaurant. It specializes in Seafood with a Caribbean "Twist."
Of course they have your standards, like French Onion Soup -- which had a nice rich broth. Their Crab Cakes were nice -- maybe a little too much bread. The Chilean Sea Bass was wonderful. Perfectly cooked and with your choice of sauce. Even the sides have a "twist" to them. Service was friendly. We'll be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always outstanding.
Food is always outstanding. No surprises, it's always great!!!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food quality is always consistently
Food quality is always consistently great but service is slow. Beverages came after apps were served. Watched one busboy delivering food go to the wrong table each time he brought out food. Place would be excellent if they improved speed of drinks (get a service bartender) and wait staff worked in teams.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must go!!!
Love going to the restaurant. This visit we sat outside. There was a very big umbrella to keep the sun away. The food didn't disappoint us and was as great as usual. We go here often, probably at least 3 times a month. The menu has so many options that you don't have to keep repeating any item, although the mussels are so special, with the bacon and blue cheese. Who would have thought that combination up, but it is amazing!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Catch 23 is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. The noise level for this visit was unusually high, due to the bar being packed with folks watching the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but it cleared out pretty quickly once the race ended, and it was back to normal. The food and service is always excellent.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Spot
We stopped by for an early dinner on a Saturday evening. We were delighted to find that they have an early dinner special, so we gave that a try. The portion sizes were perfect since we were going out afterwards and couldn't take leftover with us. The service and food were very good. We will definitely return.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best of the best in Tampa!
This is our favorite restaurant...never disappoints! The best food in all of Tampa!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love Westchase's Catch 23!
We don't live in Westchase but we do enjoy one of their GEM of a restaurants - Catch 23 and Owner Rob! Since their opening more than 10 years ago we feel as if we are entering our own living room to dine.
They play around with food and do a GREAT job - not taking themselves TOO seriously but mixing it up enough to know YOU ARE NOT IN A CHAIN restaurant. What a treat!!!
Service is casual and friendly - efficient enough but not overbearing.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food ... Scallops were delicious as was the rib eye. The lobster bisque was a bit too spicy for my taste. The crab cakes were very tasty, but - as with most places - more crab meat would have been appreciated. Prices are reasonable. I will return ... often!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent as always. The food was fantastic and the specials are great.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighorhood dining
Have been wanting to go here for awhile, it was a birthday so we gave it a try. The service was very good, the food was good but pricey. I wouldn't call it outstanding but good.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right on the Budget -- Love It!
Dined in on Father's Day with a full-house family and it was right on the budget! Loved the food and view. Waitress was accommodating. It was a fun night!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
On Father's Day, we were looking for a moderately priced seafood restaurant that wasn't a chain. I came across Catch Twenty-Three and it was an amazing find! We will definitely be back! The food and service was amazing!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recent changes are welcome
Catch 23 recently remodeled, making it modern yet comfortable. The addition of a monthly dinner special - this month whole snapper - shows ingenuity and flexibility. Wait staff are very attentive and remember regulars. Recommend grilled fish - grouper - but I prefer garlic sauce or this month's special - curry or ginger - over the regular selection of sauces. Crab stuffed shrimp are very tasty and filling. Steak Diane is excellent. Great neighborhood joint!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father and Son Getaway
My son recently graduated from The Ohio University so I wanted to give him a nice graduation present. So we flew to Tampa for a vacation.
He chose Catch 23. Everything was excellent. He said it was probably one of the top meals he has ever had. I have to agree. Service was slow only because the place was packed. If you want fast service go to McDonald's.
We made a reservation and were seated immediately upon our arrival.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and wonderful energetic atmosphere. Glad I used OpenTable to find this gem.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
cant wait to go back
I passed by this place every week. I,m so happy I stopped with my family this weekend. Everything about this place was great
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our service was perfect. The
Our service was perfect. The Mussels with Coconut Curry was the best we've ever had. The lettuce in the Caesar was a little watery that took away the bite of the dressing. The Fire Roll was Perfect along with the seafood trio. We will be back!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the grouper, its awesome. You really cant go wrong with any of their seafood though. I haven't tried the steaks yet but will soin enough. The restaurant is very clean with an energetic feel. Outside seating is nice as well.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memorable first time!
Thoroughly enjoyed your restaurant. The calarmari was delicious - served piping hot! We had the two grouper dinners that were offered. Both were wonderful! The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere completely. Was very easy to get a reservation and our server, Justin, was timely and friendly. Will definitely return!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catch Twenty Three was recommended
Catch Twenty Three was recommended by my friend Blair Meyer, good food, great atmosphere, reasonable pricing. We will return with our friends, what a great find!!!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catch 23 Service
Our server, Justin, was outstanding. We have dined here many times and this was, by far, the best service we ever had. Justin was courteous, attentive and timely.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Tampa!
Catch 23 is consistently great! One of the best places to eat!!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm evening on the patio
We were house hunting in West Chase and had a very relaxed dinner one the patio with a very friendly Brook to serve us. Food was quite good and the atmosphere was friendly. Very good cocktails and some very helpful information on restaurant specials. A very positive experience. They called us the next day to see how we liked it. Impressive.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem!
We went here in the advice of a friend. We love fresh seafood and it was outstanding. We were surprised at how great the atmosphere was based on he location. Will definitely go back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was wonderful. The decor was great, food was outstanding, and the service was great. I love that they offered a coupon on their website. The seafood combined with a Cuban Caribbean flair was executed magnificently. The most impressive part is they make everything fresh daily. The hostess was able to get my boyfriend his favorite cake for his Birthday! It was a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this place to a Freind and I will be returning.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of Tampa!
I am never disappointed when I go to Catch 23. The food and service are always excellent! One of my all time favorites!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally decided to give this place a try! Food was fantastic, larger place than we thought it would be. Live music and outdoor seating too. Tried the Guava Salmon---basil stuffed, wrapped in bacon and glazed with a guava barbecue sauce---I loved it! Definitely worth trying.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back soon!
Was there for restaurant week, expected maybe smaller portions for the special pricing. Wrong! Excellent menu choices, large portions and very friendly and efficient service. The mussels and calamari apps were delish, as were the paella and scallops entrees. The house made chocolate mousse pie was melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious, and the banana bread pudding was served warm, and large enough for two. I made another reservation for next weekend!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went during Tampa Dining week.
Went during Tampa Dining week. Portions were enormous and delicious.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and the atmosphere
Food was great and the atmosphere was fun. Don't come if you expect a quick meal on a Friday night. You will really get a date night out of this and if you can get there for their Prix Fixe menu (we did for dine tampa bay), then this is an excellent place for the price.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the price we paid the
For the price we paid the food was good and our waitress was very pleasant and very efficient. We will be back. We like this restaurant and have been there a number of times. Always recommend too!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for restaurant week, and picked this due to the wide range of menu selections and very affordable price. Was impressed by the quality, and the portions were regular menu sized - not scaled back at all for the discount restaurant week promotion. Mussels, queso, paella and scallops were delish, as were desserts of housemade chocolare mousse pie and warm banana bread "pudding". I've been there before because it has a good reputation, but it's a bit of a drive since I live in central Tampa. With this meal, I'm sure I'll be back soon.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
overall good meal. service
overall good meal. service was great, food excellent.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Tampa Bay's finest!
We are never disappointed! The food and service are always the very best!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
staff was great and food was
staff was great and food was excellent. We had dinner after a drink at the bar - we were treated well by both the bar and wait staff.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always excellent food and service
We drive from Pasco county occasionally to this restaurant in a nice area. Wish it was closer so we could go more often.
Get the grouper.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner. Wide range in the menu. Four diners all seclecting different entrees and were all good. Mussels fresh and delicious. Adding to my private list of where to go. Must try.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and great value.
This wonderful restaurant has great food and is a wonderful value if you take advantage of their specials that are offered during the week. We go there usually at least 3-4 times a month. Even though it appears that this is a seafood restaurant, they make everything fabulous. The chef has recipes that are different, and the dishes come out unbelievable. For example, the mussels are served with blue cheese and bacon. UNREAL!!! You have to try this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time experience
Had a great meal!
Our server Lamont was outstanding .
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catch 23 never dissappoints!
This is the best restaurant in Tampa. The food is great, service outstanding, the atmosphere is terrific, and best of all, it is consistent! You are never disappointed in the quality of food or service!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
"I love the energy of this
"I love the energy of this place and the beautiful park setting on Montague Street. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The ceviche was amazing and the paella was full of so many seasonings and spices, very pleasing to the palate. The stuffed grouper was awesome and the blue cheese mussels were definitely a try again. The fish stew was a bit bland but that did not deter us from enjoying our meal. Service was well-timed and friendly. We will be back
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant
Catch 23 is a great local restaurant with great food and ambiance. We have eaten here many times and the food and service is always consistently excellent. I highly recommend Catch 23 for just about any occasion.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic at Catch 23
Great food and excellent service. Menu has nice selections to pick from. will definitely return if in the area again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an excellent experience!
We have eaten here numerous times and have never
been disappointed! Recently redecorated, opened
Up bar to the beautiful outdoors which enhanced
A local treasure!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place
Catch 23 never disappoints! It's one of Tampa's best!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual visit for some appetizers and martinis. We also had lobster escargot, beef tips and lobster tempura. Oysters were great according to my husband but he not care for the beef tips - too much garlic and not very tender. I had the lobster escargot and tempura. Escargot was great but the lobster tempura was a tad under done which made it more doughy than crispy. I didn't mind so much as it was still good. My husband had our waitress remove the beef tips and to our surprise, she took off the bill. Even without doing that, Aileen (sp) was one of the best servers we have had in a long time. So sweet and attentive, I will be sure to request her when we go back. All in all, great place and we keep going back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM