Catch 35 - Chicago

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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Just a short walk from Chicago’s exciting Theatre district, Catch 35, dubbed, “one of the classiest and most innovative seafood restaurants around” by the Chicago Sun-Times, is an elegant choice for dining. The warm and expansive eatery boasts a newly crafted menu offering a variety of seafood & fresh from the farm options that appeals to all types of eaters from Colorado volcano lamb shank to Hong Kong style salmon to charred Spanish octopus.
Fan favorites on the menu like pan roasted Chilean sea bass, Georges Bank scallop surf & turf, Alaskan king crab have been enhanced, furthermore, the seasonal specials such as Alaskan halibut, wild salmon, and Block Island swordfish highlight the menu monthly. Catch 35, entices the casual, business, special occasion, and theater going crowds. Live jazz music from 6-9pm, every Tuesday-Saturday illuminates the Chicago experience for tourists and regulars alike.
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vipMDFoodieinCHI
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic lent special of $19.95 All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Fridays thru Lent. The fried fish texture was super crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside and not too greasy. Very nice place for a double date. Will definitely come back.

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CaitlinD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation that worked out well. Service was great as was the meal!

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vipOakParkerL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointing evening. The noodles in the special of the day cioppino were mushy. They replaced my order with more mushy noodles, then gave me an extra helping of not as mushy ones. When the bill came after very slow service the entire evening, we were charged twice for my meal. I received a complementary dessert but the dinner was a fail. Too bad, since we’ve enjoyed eating there in the past.

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KathyS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a small crisis the moment I walked in. I forgot my wallet. I was able to get my credit card information by phone but the staff worked with me to ensure that my client hosted lunch was spectacular. My guests work in the building but had never visited Catch 35 and between the food and Hugo's spectacular service I am sure they will be back. It's a lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing. Thank you to the staff from the front desk to the manager to the chef to Hugo. Wonderful.

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vipgaylem
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave this popular place another chance after previous disappointment. They have pulled up there socks... food was cooked perfectly, service impeccable! Enjoyed the special seafood pasta. My friends enjoyed the crab cakes and the Asian style salmon. Creme brulee was a perfect end to the meal. Wine and full bar available.

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vipEdwardM
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. A must stop when in Chicago. Great seafood, great staff.

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BasarA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent ambiance. Good service. Nice wine selection.

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dgGoes211
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We need to return to Catch 35 more often! The bisque was next-level superb, and both of our entrees were top-notch. We even had room left for the dessert: the carrot cake bread pudding was excellent. Service was attentive. The prix-fixe menu was a good way to go, and the pretheatre valet deal was a draw.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, superb service, cozy comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had late reservations but service was not compromised. Great jobp

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SandyM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner withadult children

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

How is it possible for a fish restaurant to have a special Friday night fish fry & run out of tartar sauce early??? The waiter ended up bringing ranch dressing instead!!! Really?Ranch dressing??! All 4 of us felt: the fish fry was not a special value, the event was totally mismanaged, & additionally we had to wait quite a while to be seated even though we had a reservation. Not going back there—especially the guy in our party who left all of his fish on his plate uneaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday fish fry was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service was great, Disappointed in the bar service. Took too long to get a drink at the bar, I had to track down the bartender. First they said they could make any martini then next bartender said there is only 1 martini on the menu. Which is it ?

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vipJackC
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always nice, menu has changed as well as prices.

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vipSheldonCooper
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Catch 35 nearly every time I'm in Chicago. The food and service have always been excellent. This time I had the yellowfin tuna, which was a very nice piece of fish and prepared perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive and the live jazz music was a great background. Two thumbs up.

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John
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Ann, was excellent! Every one of her recommendations was good. The mussels with lemongrass broth was very good, as was the sea bass. The band in front was excellent and we especially enjoyed the singer.

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DannyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood options, the Blackend Salmon was great

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vipJackieB
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RobertC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mussels and spiced octopus french green salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was a little dry.

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HoneyBee
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I went for a date. We had the option of sitting in the bar area where the live music was playing. Our reservation was for 8:30 and the band was on a break and when they returned they only played until 9:00pm. They were good but I was hoping to hear the play a little longer. The other concern was that when I booked it there was an option for an abbreviated menu for less but the server didn’t know about it. He said that that was at a suburban location. I hadn’t been there in years but I definitely felt like the ambience was different. I don’t have to return any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before the opera. Service was prompt, food was great and they manage food allergies very well. Plenty of options for gluten allergy.

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SeanV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Lent and stumbled upon their Fish Friday special. Would come here again to try the other seafood menu items on the list

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vipPatrick
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic entertainment

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vipJRC1
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch restaurant in Chicago. Great food with excellent service!

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Brett
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food great location and food was awesome. Had the sole from Boston. Special for the day.
Waiter forgot our Arnold Palmer drinks. otherwise great meal

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timd
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

There was a bug in my food and the restaurant was not overly concerned about it!!!!!

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janicel
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Went for the Happy hour in the bar area. Appetizers were half price . We had 5 of them and they were all very good. Service on the other hand, wasn't very attentive.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I absolutely enjoyed myself! If you haven’t tried them please do I will definitely be back. Affordable fine dining!

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice. Never felt rushed but they were right at the table when you needed them.
Food was excellent and price seemed very reasonable.
I would highly recommend it

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vipKathy
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table had a few wonderful dishes. Mussels, Pad Ti, Gluten free bread, and scallops. It was all good!

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GregB
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. I was seated at a table in the bar and it was extremely loud. I was also next to a window with a blue flashing neon fish which was annoying. It’s a nice restaurant but the atmosphere made it less than an excellent experience.

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SonjaT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was Awesome Brussels was delicious two people had the three course meal it was good except not good dessert choices key lime pie was terrible . Service to start was slow took ten minutes tell a waiter came after that it got better

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NikRod
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a solid meal and time at Catch 35. The best seafood spot in Chicago!

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RandyG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Stylish fun restaurant. Love that they usually have live jazz in their bar.

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vipPattiS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A colleague and I went for lunch and we both had the Cobb Salad and it was outstanding. The seafood in it was amazing. I would definitely go back for it.

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GlendaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good not fabulous. Everyone was nice and friendly. The service was just ok. Our server knew we were trying to make a play and it took awhile to get the bill, he did not split it for 4 women so it took even longer once we asked for that to be done.

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vipHannahM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance before the theater!

FAQs

Catch 35 - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 346-3500.

Catch 35 - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 7985 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.

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