Catch 35 - Chicago

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Catch 35 Seafood and Premium Steaks is just a short walk from Chicago’s exciting Theatre district. The restaurant the Chicago Sun-Times calls “one of the classiest and most innovative seafood restaurants around” is perfect for a pre- or post-show dinner. Also, when Theatre patrons dine at Catch 35, the cost of valet will be deducted from the guest check.

The menu offers variety, appeal and flavor with the city’s freshest seafood and steaks, such as Chilean sea bass, Szechwan scallops, seared Yellow Fin tuna, a bone-in rib eye and a chef’s cut New York strip. Whether you’re dining for business or pleasure, every experience is special at Catch 35.

Join us for live jazz Tuesday through Saturday with the Eric Hochberg Trio led by Eric Hochberg, one of Chicago’s most well-known and versatile jazz musicians.
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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Totaly over rated

AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredibly memorable meal! Food was outstanding as was the service.

LC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! You can see the fresh seafood behind the counter as you walk to your table. The live jazz music in the bar area is pleasant and doesn’t dominate the ambiance. The service, however, was unnecessarily slow. A three course pre fixe meal should not take over two hours. The waitress was just not around enough.

JS
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food. Table service was great... Bar service, not so much.

s
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an interesting menu and no matter what you order it is delicious and we’ll prepared

JK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We should come here more often because every time we do, we have an excellent meal!!

MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Meh, it’s alright. If you’re after seafood and you want something that will work out predictably and safely, go for it. Feels a bit soulless like the typical Morton’s or other steak house, but the decor is quite dated and makes it feel almost awkward. Either way, I’m not going to be running back, but I wouldn’t complain if someone wanted to go.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was not very flavorful. The horseradish crusted salmon should have had a bite to it (heat) but was bland and boring. The sauce on the fish was a "miss".

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was spotty
Food was very good

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were set in the very back of the restaurant, far away from the live entertainment and in a corner. That was not pleasant. Our waiter on the other fans was amazing, witty with great service. The shrimp appetizer was very tough, over cooked shrimp. The Thai noodles were good. The limp crab pasta dish was outstanding but again everyone’s meal was middle of the road. Mostly would not go back. Ocean Prime is so much better.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow. Waiter never asked me if I needed another drink. Staff was slow to refill water. Overall good time and good food.

S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Catch 35 and we were blown away with the excellent service. I had a special request and they handled it like it was never a problem. The whole night was spectacular...oh, I didn't mention the food...oh my!!! I mean, Oh My!! So good and cooked to perfection!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catch 35 is my go-to restaurant when I’m in Chicago to attend a concert or go to a show. The food never disappoints, the service is professional, and I love the live music in the bar. It all adds up to a prime dining experience.

CO
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. In fact, fabulous food. Branzino was delicious. Others loved their dishes. Lovely dinner.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Everything was excellent! The Calamari was the best I had ever tasted. Cooked just right and very tender. The crab bisque was delicious as well as my white fish. Dessert was a surprise. A sticky cake with caramel. I will be returning

HG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant & food. One of our long time favorite. Food & service excellent.

RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was looking for someplace that wasn't just meat and potatoes (yes even in Chicago) for a business dinner when choosing Catch 35. The menu has plenty of options for everyone's tastes and small plates and a decent wine list as well (grateful for all the global choices). Everyone was pleased with their meals and the service. The only downside to the evening was that even though we had a private room, the guests at the table right outside the room were so boisterous that it wasn't even like their was a wall there and made the conversations difficult at times.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always make it a point to come here when visiting Chicago. Great food, friendly staff, and conveniently located.

SF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Private room
Excellent service
Branzino was terrific
Room was cozy

LB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the camel burger, with camel hair pasta. Everything was delicious. Our waitress was excellent. And cute too.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinning experience. The food and the staff were amazing! Will definitely stop by again.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service was great and nice jazz music!!! Highly recommend

S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Catch 35 is one of our favorite places for dinner in downtown Chicago. If you go try the seabass...just great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

MH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was really bad, I even had to get up and finally get a waiter because my medium rare steak was well done.. We never did get refills again on our sodas. Food was OK, pretty small portions, but decent taste

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the server was engaging. I would return!

DS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Too many times I was not able to be fully engaged in my conversations, because I was looking for a refill on my soft drink. Staff was professional, friendly, and courteous, but could have been more attentive.

It was a little noisy for a business conversation, due to a large group that was cheering and clapping being placed next to us. We understand people desire to celebrate. We slightly moved our table away to help us in our conversation.

Overall, a date night would be great, but a business conversation that night was a little challenging.

LA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the live music and cuisine, very good experience overall

ES
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in the back and had a very romatic birthday dinner. The service, food, staff were outstanding. I would highly recomend this restaurant.

N
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic salads and poke bowl!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent..main course fish phenomenal...service slow and spotty...took almost 20 minutes for waitress to ask for drinks....wine requested not in stock..desert was average..need to bring back chocolate mousse

TT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service. Had plenty of time to eat before our theater performance at 7:30

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

JH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Tony was a good server, he made great recommendations on food choices.

B
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent menu and wine list. Nice decor. A little pricey, but food was excellent. Our server had zero personality. Other than that it was a good experience.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Swordfish was great. Biscuits were burnt. Service was slow. Ate during rush time so took a long time to get our food and when served it appeared to have sat out because it was not hot enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was great but the restaurant was very noisy. The live music made conversation with my companion and the server extremely difficult.

R
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was very good, wine list just OK, but our service was very slow and it was not that busy. We were served drinks quickly initially but it took over 30 minutes for our server to return to take our food order. Just not acceptable for this type of establishment. GT Fish and Oyster much better.

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Good -- but waiter ditched us midmeal. Empty wine glasses for the remainder of meal.

Catch 35 is great -- but service is always variable. Wait staff should watch tables closely -- not leave mid meal.

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