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Catch 35 - Chicago

4.6
6531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 346-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eddie Sweeney
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Private party facilities
Catch 35 can accommodate parties of 12 to 150 daily for lunch or dinner.
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Private party contact
Please contact a manager: (312) 346-3500
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dearborn St.
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Parking details
Valet is $12.00. Complimentary theater parking is available. Please call for details.
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Public transit
Red line CTA – Washington/Lake stop; Blue line CTA – Clark/Lake stop
Brown line CTA - State/Lake stop Orange line CTA - State/Lake stop
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Entertainment
Live jazz trio Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Three Course Value Menu. For only $37 receive soup or salad, a choice of five different entrees, and one of our delicious signature desserts. (not available during restaurant week)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6531 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great Experience!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food good service good
About what I expected
Arrived early dinner 5pm would have preferred nicer table in back area , candles in table better ambiance in back

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Only two small remarks -- 1. the light was weird -- I was seated looking to the north and the light was so poor I could not see my guest's face well at all; the brightness of the daylight -- which created the effect of darkness -- was not offset by task or table lighting at the table. 2. My yellowfin tuna niscoise salad was too huge to finish -- the menu had small plate versions of the entrees but there was nothing similar for the salads. A warning on the salad size would have been appreciated. That's it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice, centralized location. Beautiful interior, quiet. Good location for business. Excellent food at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It’s quiet so you can talk. Food excellent service exceptional. Love this place

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious!! Attentive servers.. restaurant not too loud.. enjoyed it very much!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The mussels appetizer was phenomenal. Fantastic flavor.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great Meal, Nice Ambiance, Live Music and Delightful waitress.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Second time to visit, and just as good as the first. Service was great- perhaps only drawback was that it was a little slow to move from course to course. The Prie Fixe menu was delicious! Great server.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Spectacular food. Well prepared and presented. The support staff kicked some serious but bussing, refills, and running. Server was slow and not personable, but serviceable. They did read special request and reacted well. Overall, experience took 2 hours with drinks, apps, entree and dessert.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

You can sit close to the live music or further away - if you sit further away the noise level is great for conversation - the closer you are it's all about the music - which is fine - depends on what you want. We did not ask to sit in a certain area and were showed to the back. Heard little to no music back there.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Took a good friend there for her birthday. We both love Catch 35

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent place for fresh seafood. The service was perfect.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is a competent seafood restaurant with the down-home feel of mashed potatoes and vegetables that come included with dinner. The service was unnecessarily solicitous, but I suppose that reflects the midwestern location. Seafood was good quality and well-prepared, I suppose that is the main point.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is our go-to place before the symphony. They offer a nice perk in that they deduct the price of valet from the dinner bill if you have tickets to an event in the loop. The fish is always fresh , well prepared and they have several offerings. My husband got the pre-fixe meal which was reasonable at $37.00 for soup or salad, main dish and desert (which is large enough for two to share).

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed this location for the first time in a number of trips to Chicago. It was absolutely excellent, the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was quiet and romantic.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and service!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tito was an outstanding server.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent meal, fresh fish. Back room was a little loud. Great spot for before/after theatre....can walk to most theaters in 5mins. Excellent service & they got you in & out very fast.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Catch 35 is a bustling spot and the food is always at least good, sometimes better. On my most recent visit (it is near theaters I attend) I had the prix fixe, which had limited choices in the first two courses, but allowed for any dessert on the menu. I had the New England clam chowder, which was pleasant and creamy, but perhaps not ideal when more food is to follow! My main course, a tuna poke bowl, was beautifully presented and ample in amounts of tuna, avocado, kale, radish, seaweed, all in a tahini dressing. The service, though well meaning, was amateurish. The waiter called us " guys" (we are an older mixed gender couple) and often had to be asked twice for items, such as the cocktail menu.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is the first time of many Open Table reservations that we had an unsatisfactory experience. We arrived at 5:45 with plenty of time to eat and make it to the theater with time to spare. Our waiter was told that we were going to the theater, so there were no surprises. We both ordered him and tonics before dinner....one with Hendricks and one with Tanqueray. Our waiter ordered Bombay Saphire instead. We ordered the Pre fixed menu so we would have no time issues. Food was adequate but not great. Following dinner we sat for 30 min waiting for our table to be cleared and for our waiter to reappear with a dessert menu. We had to flag him down and remind him that we were trying to get to the theater. Fifteen minutes later he brought our ticket and the dessert menu. The desserts came at 7:20 and our theater tickets were for 7:30.....not exactly the relaxing and pleasant dinner we had planned. Next time we’ll go someplace other than Catch 35. Our $125 dinner didn’t measure up.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went pre-theater for my father's birthday. He is a pretty picky eater but enjoys a beautifully cooked piece of fish, and that is what we got. The crab cake we a crabtastic experience and our entrees were tasty too. We never felt hurried or rushed but everything was perfectly timed and our server was great. And my father got a candle in his key lime pie, what a lovely night out!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Another great meal at Catch 35! The Chilean Sea Bass is outstanding! Chris was a top notch server. His recommendations were spot on. Chopped Kale salad was a delight. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service and good food equals a very positive experience. I will definitely be coming back again.
The server was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I come to Chicago a few times a year to enjoy theater and the Art Institute. Catch 35 staff took care to serve us mindful of time for us to attend an event prior to the performance at the Goodman near by. The food was excellent. Ambiance and presentation were both impressive. We enjoyed the live music. We will plan on a return visit.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time to this restaurant. We will come again. The food was excellent, offering great sea food for me as well as good alternatives for my wife who isn't a sea food fan. The service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very good choice of fresh fish with various creative sauces and sides. Prize fix menu offers tastes of 3 courses at a reasonable price. Very friendly and attentive wait staff, good knowledge of menu items. Very enjoyable pre theatre dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We've dined here before the theater in the past. The fish and chips preparation was inferior to the past-not traditional batter preparation. The fries were soggy. No one asked how we liked our dinner.

We'll not return for pre theater in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a lovely pre-theatre dinner at Crack 35. I had the mixed grill with lobster, shrimp and salmon and my husband had the fresh salmon. Both were delicious. For dessert my husband raved about his deep dish pecan pie, and I enjoyed the blood orange sorbet. They also had a jazz combo playing in the bar which added a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Lovely meal and great value kids choices. All food was exceptionally well presented and delicious.. service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had reservations but still had to wait - finally seated and still had to wait; 40 minutes after our reservation we still only had water and bread - the valet parked very far away so the wait was pretty long to get the car back. I will not be back

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Catch 35 was a decent experience. The food was quite good. My wife had a delicious haddock and I had a tuna poke. The coconut shrimp to start was delicious as well.

The service was uneven. From the person bringing the bread who knocked over an empty wine glass to our server who was unwilling to make a recommendation when presented with my two choices, I was a bit disappointed. However, we were not ignored. They were aware of the start of the show we were going to, and made sure we were out on time. That was helpful.

I was glad that the noise level was what it was; I like to be able to hold a conversation without yelling!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Perfect spot for entertaining out of town guests. Great food and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our server was Great! Love the Chilean seabass, Reisling was delish.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoyed dinner after the theater. Professional and congenial service. Accepted dietary restrictions. Nice wine list. Convenient location. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had the Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi as an appetizer then the Chilean Sea Bass and the Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon for dinner. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. Save room for the Sticky Toffee Cake for dessert. The cake was served warm. All were delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Five of us 60+ year olds traveled to Chicago from all over to celebrate the upcoming marriage of one of us. We dined at Catch 35 and had a wonderful meal. The specialty cocktails were lucious (try the grapefruit mojito) and the fish and beef and Asian flare options were intriguing and perfectly prepared. The Caesar salad and the beet salad were delicious. The desserts were large enough for very satisfying sharing. Catch 35 offers a prix fixe option as well. The contemporary decor was also warm and inviting. We highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food and great service. Menu had a great variety also. Went with a group of friends before theater and it was a perfect spot to go. Very near theaters.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Solid choice. All wild caught seafood. Super options and nice presentation. Bar area noisy so ask to be seated back unless it’s what you like.

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