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Catch 15

4.1
447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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About

Catch 15 is a casually elegant and comfortable Italian Kitchen + oyster bar in the heart of downtown DC, offering an Italian menu, featuring purest ingredients and age-old techniques to create sophisticated Italian small plates and entrees.

Dishes include house-made antipasti, great salads, hand-rolled pastas, grilled meats & seafood, just to name a few. We will continue to offer you the freshest seafood, including our locally sourced oysters, available daily at our signature raw bar.

The restaurant features a first-rate bar with hand-crafted cocktails and a notable beer and wine list, as well as a live oyster bar, outdoor patio, and indoor lounge seating.

Catch 15 is the perfect atmosphere to host great conversation among DC's business community and visitors for lunch, dinner, and happy hour.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 11am - 9pm
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Phone number
(202) 969-2858
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincent Torres
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Private party facilities
CATCH 15 offers semi-private dining space and full restaurant buyouts for groups of 4 to 225 guests. We invite you to reserve our Venezia Room, one of our social couch areas, our communal table, or the entire restaurant for your next happy hour, group dinner, lunch or big celebration.
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Private party contact
Karen Wilkinson: (866) 758-1246
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Catering
We offer off-site catering for sites within 2 blocks of Catch 15, both for lunch and dinner.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th Street
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Parking details
There is street parking in front of the restaurant, and garages are located on 15th Street, L Street, and K Street.
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Public transit
McPherson Square Metro Blue and Orange Lines (15th Street exit), Farragut North Metro Stop
Metro bus on K Street | 15th Street | 16th Street
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Very intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The service was outstanding. Food was mouthwatering. I've added this restaurant to my favorites list.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Seafood pasta tasted like it was a week old. Service marginal at best. Left 3/4 of the food and server said nothing. Great location, awful otherwise.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Good experience

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Food was bland and forgetful. Perhaps some of the least inspired cooking I have witnessed in quite some time. Waiter was very friendly and professional, so it wasn't his fault. I would not recommend this tired spot.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Waiter was hopelessly unfamiliar with the menu and wine selections. After salad, entree was served with no utensils- I had to ask three different people for a fork and knife. Waiter insisted on filling wine glasses to an obscene level like he was trying to get us to finish the bottle. There are way too many really good restaurants in DC to waste time on this one.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was pretty good, though nothing was particularly memorable. We ordered a full-sized pasta entree and a few small plates; the small plates were generous (almost as big as the entree). Service was pleasant and efficient, but more attention was given to larger parties, and the waiter counted his tip in front of us (we were using a Groupon).

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

I couldn't stop eating the small plates!! Everything tasted great, but I must give a special shout out to the oysters Rockefeller and oysters imperial. The mussels, the lamb chops, the octopus...I could go on. The service was great and the house wine was very good. Just writing this makes me want to go back for more.
This place is not large and the tables are a bit close together, but the food totally makes up for it. Please go!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

I took my friend out for her birthday at lunch. The food was outstanding. We ordered off of the 3 course meal menu and it was a nice selection. I got the cod and my friend go the chicken. Both meals were amazing. We will definitely be revisiting.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2017

The food was all very delicious, we had fresh oysters, osso buco, and a salad. Unfortunately it was like pulling teeth to receive any service here. From start (seated) to finish the entire meal took a few hours. Generally not a bad thing if your waiter is helpful however we were only served, along with food, two to three cocktails of which I wanted more.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

I made reservations there for a friend's Birthday. It was everyone's first time and we were very impressed with the customer service and the food. I would recommend the restaurant to others!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Catch 15's fixed prix menu cannot be beat. Three courses for $20, with a solid number of appetizer/salad and entrée choices and very good quality. The service also is impeccable. I will return.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Just had a delicious birthday lunch. Ordered the business lunch menu-had the salad and the fettuccine with salmon. All tasty and fresh. My co-worker ordered the polenta and mussel appetizer and it looked so good! We finished our lunch with tiramisu to go. Always a treat to go to Catch 15

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Catch 15 is a must try. I visited the establishment for a birthday brunch. Everything was top notch from the service (Angel was our server), the atmosphere and the food was just delicious. I would definitely recommend Catch 15 for any occasion but especially for a romantic dinner or Sunday Brunch. I can't wait to return to my new favorite DC restaurant. The bartender or manager that worked Sunday, 2/26/17 was excellent as well, very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Love the ambience and the servers are so nice.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2017

We opted for the regular menu on a Sunday afternoon though they have a popular brunch. The corn crab soup was wonderful. We split several dishes and we were sorry we didn't order two. The scallop appetizer is tasty but very small-- three piece of scallop that only add up to one and a half scallops. On the other hand the braised lamb "small plate" was as large as the entreeNd very good. The rockfish was excellent -- a little crispy but also very moist with excellent spinach on the side. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Could not find a thing negative to say. The Sunday brunch had a wide variety of sumptious offerings in a cozy, well appointed atmosphere with prompt and caring service. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

It was great we enjoyed the food and dining experience very much, our waiter Enzo was great and very knowledgeable of the menu, gave us great choices and he even spoke Italian!!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Oysters were great, menu imaginative, food was good. We were a little overlooked at first, but overall waiter was attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

It was EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!! We ate here three nights in a row because it was so good.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Catch 15 was decent but very loud. It's way more of a bar scene than a restaurant. I would not plan to come here with family or people you want to have a conversation with.

The food was ok but needed more seasoning and the waiter missed an order.

Bottom line, there are better places to go for italian and seafood.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2017

After a day of walking, we sat down to a very quiet dining room. It was early and it slowly filled up with guests. We enjoyed raw oysters, appetizers and pasta dishes. Food was very good, service was good. Our family of 4 (2 teens) was very comfortable. There was a large party with young children. Good place for families or a date.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Catch 15 was a great value. Seafood was fresh and well prepared with an Italian flare at a reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Rockfish was tasty. Food was good but didn't blow me away. Service was nice. Overall good experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Food and service were terrific. Everything was well paced and the seafood was res fresh.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

The restaurant was super busy because of a weekend volleyball tournament (glad that we had a reservation) Food was delicious and the waitstaff was very quick. It was a tad noisy but I think that it had to do with the shear number of people coming and going because of the weekend event. Well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Warm atmosphere, great dishes, and first class service. What more could you want? My second visit; will return again and again.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Reasonably priced meals in the heart of D.C. with an intimate and modern feel. I'll definitely be back again and will continue referring people there. Thanks Catch 15!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

This place was amazing. The staff was superb!! Our waiter is the Sunday manager and hands down he was the absolute best!!! Exceptional service. The mid day Wednesday manager was very nice. Great food!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great quaint restaurant. Great Service. I would def return.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I chose Catch 15 for Valentines day with my girlfriend and unfortunately it did not live up to the money we paid or good things we heard about the restaurant. During the dinning experience, the restaurant kept playing the same song on repeat and the temperature in the dinning area was too hot to get comfortable.

As far as the fixed price menu is concerned, when I booked Catch 15, the reservation didn't really tell you it was a price fixed menu. Once we got past that issue, we chose to explore the menu and order the 3 courses.

My girlfriend ordered the shrimp as her first course, which left her dissatisfied as there were only 2 pieces for the whole plate. For her second course, she ordered the seafood noddles, which we ended up having to send back because they were cold and were flavorless.

I ordered the meatballs for my first course which were decent ravioli for my second course. I was really looking forward to steak as my third dish, however I had to send it back as simultaneously tasted burnt and it was under-cooked.

All the while, our waiter rarely came over to our table to refill our waters or get us more glasses of wine. I did finally get the manager's attention and he helped near the end of the meal, but it was too late. We spent two hours, waiting on wait staff, sending our food back and unfortunately exploring the menu through painful trial and error with bad service.

I would not recommend this restaurant to friends looking to have a romantic experience on valentines day, as this experience was the opposite.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a quiet date at Catch15. The host remembered us from a year ago. It was a special Valentine's Day fixed price menu, and each dish was better than the one before. It is a traditional white tablecloth location with curtains available to be pulled between tables for privacy. The room is small and the ambiance very romantic. The service was fantastic -- we never had to wait on service. The food was served promptly. A perfect date.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Second time to eat at Resturant. The food is fabulous- chose small plates and shared.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Great deal on the pre fixe menu. Enjoyed every bite, unfortunately walked out without the dessert. But I'll gladly go back no matter.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing. And the service was beyond my expectations. I was celebrating a very special evening and the manager and waiter were very open to a little gift I wanted to give my spouse as the dessert menu. I was early for my reservation. But my spouses car was caught behind an accident, and arrived late. I was able to occupy my table and be served my wine while waiting. The staff was very friendly, observant, and completely in tune with what was happening around us. My dish, the seafood lasagna was absolutely DELICIOUS! Kisses to the chef!

Thank you for an amazing night out for dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

The food is inventive and comforting at the same time. We went with a group of twelve one night and returned with a group of four the following night, it was so good. Service was a bit better with the big group. Great happy hour prices, too. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Great find in D.C. Food was prepared perfectly. It was a flawless dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2017

It was my best friends Birthday and they put us at a great table, brought out a birthday dessert with candle, sang and gave us comp champagne to toast. Thanks for special treatment and a wonderful experience! We had a great time!!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2017

I waited a very long time before even being addressed for a drink. The manager apologized for the inconvenience and made certain that my drink and meal arrived promptly. The seafood alfredo was delicious...and the manager Fessaha was very accommodating. I would dine again as long as I am addressed in better time after being seated

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2017

The service and the personalization was amazing! Thank you for an incredible experience with four friends!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Our dinner was perfectly prepared - very attentive service. Warm, friendly atmosphere.

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