Catch 35 - Chicago

4.6
7822 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located in Chicago's theatre district, Catch 35 is an iconic Chicago seafood restaurant featuring critically acclaimed live jazz musicians and a newly crafted menu highlighting fresh seafood from the coastal waters of the U.S. Fan favorites include pan roasted Chilean sea bass, Georges Bank scallop surf & turf, Atlantic salmon, braised beef short rib, and Nashville hot chicken. Live music available Tuesday – Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 5:30pm-9:00pm, and Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm. (20% gratuity is added to all guest checks of parties of 8 or more)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7822 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

EF
ElFoodie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted a great restaurant close to the theater we were going to. And that’s what we received.

T
Travln2
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Victor was a fabulous server very attentive and understanding of our time constraint. The Chilean Sea Bass was very good.

S
vipSara
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Nice options for light appetite, including crab cakes and a nice tuna with a spicy Mediterranean sauce. Service was super and the atmosphere great for visiting.

RN
RayN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in comfortable surroundings. The five of us were seated at a round table which was perfect for our dinner discussions.

d
debbieb
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was good. Not very expensive for Chicago.

CJ
CathyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both excellent. Will definitely go back again.

GP
GeePattCoop
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fabulous nice and courteous. I would highly recommend Catch 35

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Very nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrate

f
foodlvr
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot we always go to when we have an event in the north loop and need to be south of the river. Right by Goodman and Chicago Theatre. They validate parking. Fresh seafood and delicious short ribs.

PT
PT810
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed attentive service and the Jazz ambiance with the Dee Alexander quartet!

S
Scott
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but our waitress was what made the experience really great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went to Catch 35 for the first time to celebrate my mom’s birthday and it was an overall pleasant experience. The servers were very accommodating and made the occasion even more enjoyable. I ordered the shrimp risotto and scallops and it was very tasty. Different from what I expected the risotto to be, given the way it was prepared but still very good. I would definitely go back and try something else on the menu, since there were so many great options to choose from.

s
vipskly
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier was awesome

CB
CarrieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner before the theater. Liked the crab cake siders.

RR
vipRRSSFF
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed our girl’s night dinner. The ambiance and cuisine were great. Our server was adequate but not very personable. But overall a very nice experience.

a
anonymous
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh seafood, and responsive service. A great place for pre-theatre dining or cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I informed them that it was my man’s birthday and no one wish him a happy birthday. one of the Service told me to tell him that they say happy birthday

KB
vipKevinB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

There are a lot better seafood restaurants in proximity for a comparable price. The food was mediocre at best. The decor felt dated and tired. The service was outstanding.

F
vipFillerup
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared sea bass and whitefish but most of all service from Aric was impeccable

C
Courtney
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!! Perfect choice for date night

MH
MrHdrama
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was good, a little tightly packed for my taste, but still easy to have a conversation in. There was live music at the front, but you couldn't hear it from where we were in the back. The drinks were delicious! We had a dragon-fruit martini and a blood-orange manhattan. The food was just ok. She had the combo platter, which did have a lot to choose from but felt basic with fried fish, butter shrimp, crab cake, and brussel sprouts. We even joked that they sell cheese biscuits - which completed the fancy Red Lobster-esq menu. I ordered the sword fish and found it bland. I stole her lemon to make the caper sauce sharper. The city is packed with options for food, so at 165 for 2 dinners and 2 drinks each (no dessert or starters) seems like a lot to ask for something I can eat in the burbs.

FD
FrancisD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

service was excellent , restaurant is beautiful , food was really good, portions were small , pretty expensive , parking is hard to find ,

NJ
vipNovaJak
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice night with good food and service. Room is a bit dated but not bad. Good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! I had the shrimp and scallop risotto and the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream! Excellent. The live music put the icing on top of the evening.

c
vipchefvchicago
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Catch 35 isn’t what I remembered it to be. The seafood was average and slightly over cooked. Not worth the price at all.

KF
KristenF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Catch 35 was fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I will be going back and will spread the word that this place was perfect for a night out in the city.

JW
JenniferW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My birthday with great friend.
Really great evening
Delicious food and best server.

G
vipGoldendoodle
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent waiter, Eric, who made great recommendations on the oysters (delish) and the wines. We were pre-show diners, and dinner came out incredibly fast. I wish we could have had more time between courses. Skirt steak was excellent and the shrimp and scallop stir fry was good but very saucy, and I think I would order differently next time to better enjoy the taste of the seafood. The only real disappointment was the creme brulee, clearly refrigerated for a long time and the sugar crust was old and cold with a moldy raspberry on top.

B
robertB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pad Thai and stir fry shrimp and scallops fantastic - Bread perfect - like good bread with a meal

r
rynemichelle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant was great. People were conversing, plates were clinking, and there was a jazz ensemble playing that was at the perfect volume to enjoy the music but also have a conversation with your company. The food was impeccable and I could have honestly ordered a second helping because it was so delicious. I loved the décor and the upscale but still somehow casual feeling of the place. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

AR
ARBro
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Catch 35 provided an excellent meal with outstanding service. The seafood that they specialize in was top rate, very fresh and perfectly prepared. I asked for a couple of extra very large shrimp in the cocktail appetizer, and they were happy to oblige for a reasonable additional cost. Place is expensive but not out of line with similar Chicago restaurants. I'll be sure to go back next time I'm in the city.

AH
ArliviaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff, food and atmosphere was excellent! Will definitely return on my next visit.

GF
vipGoodForbirthdayvisit
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the prices are a bit high the food is really tasty.
We though the seabass was excellent and the schewuan scallops were very good.
Lava cake also very good.
Half price on certain bottles of wine on Mondays is really nice.
Service was good but occasionally lags between courses.

EG
EuniceG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste of the food was great. I had the Chilean sea bass and the presentation was lovely and tasty.
I have been coming here for years and there were some things I miss from the old menus. For example there was a fish dish that came with a delicious
Pot sticker. And there more unusual salads with berries etc. The sides seemed more matched with the style of the food and rice wasn’t a side. It came with dishes where appropriate.
With all I said I want you to know that everything tasted good….The service was lovely and we will definitely be back.

L
vipLuvgoodfood
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We used to go to Catch 35 often and always counted on a wonderful menu and a delicious meal.
This is not the pre- Covid Catch 35 we remember. Limited menu, both fish dishes were dry without enough sauce. Even the Caesar salad was overloaded with dressing that made the lettuce limp.

Did not have anyone come around for a second glass of wine.

So disappointed.

SA
SheilaA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy reservation. Seated quickly. Took 10 minutes to get drinks but rest of service was good. Food prepared well and delicious. 2 of us had the swordfish which was prepared perfectly. One had the poke bowl and the 4th had the mussels which were excellent. Key lime pie and sticky toffee cake were shared and the perfect sweet finish. Would definitely return

H
vipHted
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant atmosphere with attentive wait staff and good food at a good price, what could be better?

3
3shtsfam
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. We had the seafood Cobb salads. Fantastic dill lemon dressing.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Catch 35 - Chicago using the Order Online button. Catch 35 - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 346-3500.

Catch 35 - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 7822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Catch 35 - Chicago