Sea Catch
Sea Catch

Sea Catch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seacatchrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (202) 337-8855
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday from 11:30pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday from 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Saturday opens at 5:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For your next special occasion, enjoy the best in Washington DC Catering at the Sea Catch Restaurant. With our flexible venue speace and professional services, your unforgetable event is in thoughtful and experienced hands. Diverse and Flexible, the Sea Cath Restaurant is here to serve your individual needs.
  • Special Events: Private Dining from 10 - 300 guests

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M Street
  • Public Transit: The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn on the Blue Line. You then can take the Georgetown Connector for $1.00 to M Street and 31st.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 3 hours complimentary parking with validation in designated garage (Constitution Parking). Located right next door to us on 31st Street.
A word from Sea Catch
Experience Georgetown's hidden gem! Located in Canal Square (M St and 31st St), set gently back off of the hustle and bustle of the main road, along the C&O canal, the Sea Catch is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Georgetown. Request a cozy table near one of our two stone fireplaces or enjoy al fresco dining along the water. Sea Catch is proud to serve only the freshest seafood and has one of the largest Raw Bars in Washington DC, which serves an array of East and West Coast oysters. Dinner Specials change daily to take advantage of the freshest produce available. compliment your dinner with one of our wines featured by the bottle or glass. Enjoy $1 OYSTERS AND HALF PRICE DRINK SPECIALS DURING HAPPY HOUR, Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Celebrate Holidays and Special Occasions with a gift certificate from Sea Catch.*SEASONAL OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING!* (available on a first come, first serve basis)
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Sea Catch reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (64)great for outdoor dining (62)neighborhood gem (49)scenic view (46)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (27)notable wine list (21)great for lunch (17)late-night find (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • impressive
    badoysterVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The server and the host were very friendly. The server assistance, Jose, always remembers what I like. The manager was very generous to my family. The oysters were fresh and big. We had a great time; my family was very impressive! Great job everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    GWR1VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant for a meal before a Blues Alley performance. The food is always reliable, as is the service. There is always a great selection of fresh oysters and good wine pairings by the glass on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    LochNess
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Sea Catch surprised me in the best way. I walked in and was surprised by the unbelievably cool atmosphere. When I told the waiter that we had to eat quickly because of a time conflict, they made special arrangements for us in the kitchen. The food was delicious and I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Sea Catch was nothing short of extraordinary in terms of both service and food. Our waiter was fast, efficient, and incredibly welcoming. Thank you - we will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service & killer oysters
    BSharpieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The oyster ceviche appetizer was amazing. Three people in our group shared them and another sampler of raw oysters and they were excellent. The blackened rockfish and risotto was amazing and just the right portion size. Loved the cozy atmosphere and our very attentive waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    papajohn
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had Mahi Mahi and the chef cooked it to perfection. Our waiter johnie was excellent. Had all the answers and paid attention but did not smother.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sea Catch-up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is only our second time dining at Sea Catch but both times the service started out very slow. After being seated we did meet our waiter for at least 15 minutes when she stopped by to say she'd be right back. 10 minutes later she did return and offered to take a drink order. We ordered drinks and our meal out of concern that it would be awhile before she returned! Once everything came out, it was great. Seafood linguini, pan seared rockfish and Atlantic salmon were all declared delicious. But the prices are too high for IHOP type service. The host knew she was slammed and could have easily taken a drink order which would have made us relax and enjoy the wait.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The evening was lovely. The only negative is that I informed OpenTable of the event= 2nd year Anniversary but only 1 host said Happy Anniversary and it was late in the evening already. Wish there was some special that could have been done. I went to Ruths Chris, for my 1st anniversary and they did some special food items and decorative places for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    THIS RESTURANT WAS A GREAT CHOICE, THE SEAFOOD WAS GREAT AND SERVICE WAS BEYOND IMPECKABLE!!!!!! THE MANAGER CHECKED ON MY TABLE SEVERAL TIMES DURNING THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT TO MAKE SURE EVERY THING WAS GOING OKAY. MY GROUP REALLY ENJOYED THEIR BIRTHDAY CELABRATION. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTURANT AS A 5 STAR.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    Lightfoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had crab cakes and bronzini. The crab cakes were good, very salty. My fish was fine, nothing exceptional. We had really good service. We started with oysters and they were exceptional. The desserts were good, but not exceptional. This is a good restaurant with a nice layout and lighting. Good food, but not gourmet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great but abysmal service
    GtownEateries
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    On a Tuesday night no less. From start to finish we were ignored. Had to ask three times for the waiter. The manager offered us free after-dinner drinks but by then we were exhausted. This was a party of 3 and not the least bit crowded. This was the second time I've had this experience. And the last. FTR, the busboy was personable and as helpful as he could be. This is my first review. And I'm not particularly demanding: I don't expect to be coddled. Nor do I expect to beg somebody to stop by and take a food order.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time a charm
    Malcahshop
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent choice for dining! Lots of wonderful choices perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Saturday Lunch
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a charming atmosphere with stone walls, lit fireplaces, great bar and wine list. But most outstanding was the lunch menu on Satruday-- full of excellent fish dishes. I had lump crab salad which really was the best ever...citrus dressing. Yummm. Folks with me could not stop raving about the sauce on the mussels. Great looking out over the Georgetown canal with the fall leaves floating down. We will definitely be back-- with guests and without!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sea catch is slipping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Never had a bad meal at Sea catch. Til now. What were succulent, meaty crab cakes have become smaller and rather than juicy crab meat, it has some large portion of filler. The result was a chewy tasteless thing shaped like a hockey puck only smaller. The Cole slaw was equally disappointing and I am not sure how such a simple thing could be messed up. The manager took our criticism on the chin and offered to try the cakes again but we were not up to it. I have had too many great meals at the Catch and appreciate its setting and ambiance to give up after this experience but next time will crunch time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre
    ArtC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Don't believe the pictures on the webiste. This place is tired, the wine list is very limited, servers are inexperienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Georgetown Spot, Middling Food
    rrschrumjrVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The location of this spot is great, and during the day, I'd imagine the outdoor seating is wonderful. It's tough to find good seafood in DC, and Sea Catch validates that notion. I had the rockfish special with risotto, which was good but did not blow me away. The wine list by the glass is underwhelming. I enjoyed the potatoes au gratin side, but it wasn't the best I've ever had. My dining companions did enjoy their salmon and steak-frites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Team4VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were seated in the secondary dining room, which was full at the time we were seated and then they all got up and left at once. upon inquiry, we learned that it was the weekly tour group. Then it was only us in this large impersonal space & the staff who were cleaning tables, changing linens, and cleaning the room. Yes, watching people clean makes for a wonder dining experience - NOT! A terrible ambience & awful room & guest managementl that they seated us there knowing this large group would get up & leave at once. The service was inattentive as our waitress was too busy folding napkins & cleaning the room vs. waiting on us. The wine by the glass list was mediocre. Main room was nice space so experience could have been much better.
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  • Vet Good
    PeterP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Swordfish with the lemon butter was excellent, Seafood Pasta was good. Service was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Catch is worth trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went earlier with the family, it was nice and quiet, the fish was fresh, oysters were excellent and the chocolate mousse was worth going for a second time. Wouldn't recommend parking in the garage near the restaurant, took us about 30 minutes to get our car.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great dinner at Sea Catch. Was visiting Washington, DC on vacation and tried the restaurant based on feedback from Open Table. The service and food were great! Even the background music was good. Would certainly recommend Sea Catch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to get your hopes up about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I wasn't super impressed with this place. The scallops in my seafood linguine were pretty cold in the middle - not sure if they were cooked thoroughly. There prices are too high for them have average food. My boyfriend's swordfish came with rice pilaf - and it literally was just rice - no pilaf. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meh, but won't be coming back
    CourtneyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I came for our one year anniversary, and were slightly disappointed. Our server was not very friendly or welcoming. He took our orders, but rarely came back to see how we were doing or if our meals were good. The food itself was OK. I ordered the seafood linguine. The pasta sauce was a bit light (in terms of density).
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  • Great outdoor dining
    foodisgood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is awesome, our server Ashley was great. Sitting outside on a beautiful evening was perfect. I would recommend Sea Catch to anyone who loves Mahi-Mahi because theirs is first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood in dc
    Suzan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Sea catch is a long standing georgetown presence. Their seafood outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    Cecy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is one of my favorites in DC, with the best seafood happy hour in town! Can't beat the $1 oysters, half price wine and $9.99 grilled lobster tails -- YUM!!! Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4ukfoodies
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were hoping for a really good dinner experience, but it did not live up to expectation. Many of the dishes would have been better if served more simply. Chef trying too hard, portions too large for us. Mussels appetiser was good. The Tuna main course was not, although the fish itself was well cooked, the accompanying vegetables and sauce did not hit the mark at all. Would not return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening; nice atmosphere
    Rich
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great refuge in Georgetown amidst the hubbub of the quaint area. Food was excellent, as was the ambiance. Too bad service was understaffed with a rushed push to order twice, then couldn't get waiter back when ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Montagne
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Nice spot for business lunch, if you can sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dawn55
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had the best service ever! Ask for Dennis. He is the most amazing server. You will feel very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The setting, the service and the food were outstanding! It felt like we were at a cafe in Europe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ddlunch
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    i would never recommend this place. the shrimp cocktail had only 1 shrimp! the 3 pound lobster was little and few. we left after pay more than US 120,00 a couple, and eat at Dean and Deluca. restaurant too expensive and few meat
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  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Sea Catch was a great place to eat. Food was delicious and worth the cost. The restaurant was a beautiful place. Only down fall was looking out at the overgrown green creek.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best experience
    susie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been to Sea Catch many times through the years, usually for birthday celebrations. Our last visit was disappointing. The bar was out of several brands, on a Friday night! The wine offerings were disappointing and limited. The food, as always, was excellent, but our server kept disappearing and we had to call her over. This is, sadly, the lowest score I've ever given Sea Catch.
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  • vivalavidaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant was just too noisy and too pricey for the very average and salty quality of the of the food they served. It lacked the exquisite cuisine that I expected for an expensive menu. The quality at Silver Diner is even better than this. We din't even bother with dessert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved Sea Catch!
    Anne
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We sat outside overlooking the canal on a beautiful evening, and enjoyed tasty delicious diet-friendly seafood appetizers and entrees. They were very accomodating to our special requests. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Want a good experience?
    181160VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Sea Catch is a wonderful experience for seafood lovers. I take business contacts and family there. And i've never had a bad experience so far. A place to return to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    pparker3
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation at 3PM at Sea Catch in Georgetown. The food and service was very good and the atmosphere was excellent. They were out of the bottle of wine we ordered but let us taste another that was comparable. I was really enjoying myself and was a little bothered when we were told we needed to go because it was approaching dinner time. I was enjoying my wine and the atmosphere and wasn't wanting to leave yet. I have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and would never ask a table to leave. My husband didn't like that either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Winner!
    RCfromDCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had a Saturday Restaurant Week lunch at Sea Catch, which is hidden on 31st St. below M in Georgetown. There is a courtyard for outdoor dining in addition to tables by the canal. We opted to eat indoors. The server was solicitous but had tables both in and outdoors, thus getting his attention was not easy. The other staff who served our food were very good. She had manhattan clam chowder and salmon, i had a large salad and the trout, all very good. We both had sorbet, a modest serving which was the right size to compliment our main meal. We are never disappointed by Sea Catch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Horribly slow service. We came for lunch and sat there for almost 4 hours because food came out every 1 hour. It was incredibly frustrating since our waiter was hard to track down and it wasn't even busy!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    JDSmith
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is absolutely wonderful. Love it each I come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet