Catch - San Francisco

4.5
2572 reviews
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Located firmly within San Francisco's Castro district, 2362 Market Street is steeped in city history. Here, Catch makes its mark in a storefront registered as an official city landmark that originally housed the burgeoning NAMES Project, which famously organized the creation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The history remains with the building, but Catch aims to create a new legacy while honoring the spirit of creativity and expression rooted in its surroundings.

To foster this spirit, the chefs rotate their menus regularly, accommodating seasonal produce and fresh catches of local, sustainably sourced seafood. Each dish showcases these ingredients while incorporating Mediterranean influences and minimalist Californian sensibilities toward composition and presentation.

Since opening in October 2002, Catch is the perfect place to gather for every occasion – handcrafted artisanal cocktails and appetizers at the bar, a cozy romantic dinner for two by the fireplace.

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Sun - Tue 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 10:45PM

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was delicious, but the wine was overpriced. Also, It was very loud with staff members running around chaotically bumping into my chair.

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PL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Went looking for a romantic seafood spot and reserved a space a month in advance anticipating a Valentine's day rush. We were put into a corner near the register. The pictures make the atmosphere look a lot more appealing than it is. Fish was kind of overcooked.

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OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great valentine dinner. God was great as always. The tuna was not spectacular as it usually is, but everything else was yummy.

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DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This place used to be much better. Food was expensive and everything was really greasy. My fish had a good flavor, but everything else tasted dull. Our server was attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Paid $38 for halibut it was horribly dry.


Lobster bisque was gross

What happened to this place ... use to be decent

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco! We are treated wonderfully and the food is superb!

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the first time for a Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant was unsurprisingly busy but the food was cooked to perfection and the service was very attentive. We had scallops on portobello mushrooms for starters and salmon and halibut for the entrée. The flavors of the fish and sides were balanced nicely. We were seated immediately (reservation) next to the fire which was very cosy and appreciated during the 2019 cold snap. The lemon drop cocktails were nice and strong and delicious and don't get me started on that French bread pudding!

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I went for early Valentines. We were greeted warmly as always and seated at our favorite table on the patio by the fireplace. Jose, the bartender, made me an excellent Martini. Alberto, the waiter, served us with attentiveness and care. The pan seared Halibut was delicious and beautifully presented. It was a celebration of love in the hallowed space where the AIDS Memorial Quilt was born and panels are still displayed on a rotating basis. It always helps us honor those who died and be grateful fie every minute we are given. Catch is a special place and full of love.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Entire menu is overpriced. Servers were attentive, but at times overly so (i.e. coming by too soon after our party requested more time to look at menu). Decor is a bit outdated and patio area was very drafty on the cold, rainy night we went.

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delish- very very good food- richness made up for smaller portions

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant. So close to Castro Theater. Excellent food and service. Really a top-notch dining experience.

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good. However, our waiter took one of my friends drink before he finished it and forgot one of the orders. Lastly, the hostess tended to one of the three folks in our party.

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CK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent black cod and salmon main dishes—-pleasant sit-down dining experience in an area full of fast food eateries, which are fine for what they are but this is nice when dinner is the main event.

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r
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to Catch in several years and thought we'd try it again. A very pleasant surprise: the same quality menu with lots of choices, but the quality of the items has improved significantly. Friendly, excellent service, a comfortable environment (didn't have to yell to be heard....what a treat!) and a fabulous meal. Could do with a few more wines by the glass, but a minor quibble. A super dinner!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals and drinks were prepared as expected. As far as quality, Catch stands in line with other restaurants with similar ratings. Fairly average.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and delicious entrees- black cod in miso , braised short ribs , skirt steak , scallops- everyone was happy. Seafood chowder and squash bisque were tasty but extremely rich with major cream component. Nice fresh lemon sorbet and ultra rich bread pudding for dessert. I was surprised the restaurant wasnt busier on a Thursday night.

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F
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, best service. We have to eat here at least once a month. Sanjay and Kathleen make it like a family dinner, only with better food.

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HN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Catch for SF Restaurant Week and the fixed menu had plenty of variety. The starters were very well done (I had the burrata salad) and the mains were incredible (I had the skirt steak). The service was efficient and personable, we felt right at home. Would recommend

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R
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

very expensive for the quality and quantity of the food

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F
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good, and the kitchen has a magical, delicate touch with fish. Salmon and corn risotto; can’t go wrong.

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JT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visit occasionally, this time with friends who are frequent visitors, all had a great time and 'spot on' dinners, had a great time visiting, although almost too loud for 'moderate' conversations, seems we had to often 'speak-up' or 'repeat request' to hear one another. (VERY MINOR but still occurred often...) Would not hesitate to return. EXCELLENT seafood and "delish" non-seafood options.

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v
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately non attentive service staff, Birthday occasion was ignored, entree’s were not quite up too anticipated statements.
I suggest the staff should not play favorites with their patrons.
Sincerely, Robert L.

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a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we had was on point. Happy to have delicious seafood at every turn.

Service was great, and we loved sitting in the courtyard by the fireplace.

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t
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cathleen was super. She went out of her way to make it a memorable birthday

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F
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A 4 rather than a 5 because we didn't get Kathleen, our usual waiter, because our regular table was already taken. Carol Burnett was appearing at The Castro, so there were a lot of "drop-ins and I was 10 minutes late. Still my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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JS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

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SH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All around solid neighborhood restaurant.

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G
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were here for a business lunch and had a very good experience. The lunch crowd was light, and the setting was good for having a conversation. The broiled salmon with polenta that we both had was excellent. We were a little surprised that there were not more seafood entree options given the restaurant's name, but were very happy with our entrees. The service was friendly.

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LC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Birthday tradition.

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NY
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just keep going back to Catch. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. I have introduced Catch to many of my friends and they agree that it's a great restaurant.

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D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal at Catch and have been going there for over 15 years. I love this restaurant, consistently good and wonderful service.

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy it.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and food. Just one blip in service, thus the one star.

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S
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Love this place.

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AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent and some of the dishes were really good as well. While others were somewhat average. Over all I think it was a positive experience.

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AH
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the food, our server was inexperienced, but we like the place, our SF favorite

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner prior to seeing the final SFGay Men’s chorus holiday show. Took me a ehile to discern where the live piano music was coming from. Food was fantastic. It might become a holiday tradition.

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S
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The worst restaurant of the year. Horrid overpriced food.
Since I arranged to use my open table points, I had limited
choices of where to go. I suspect we were given a “special”
menu, since we were using points. For $36. I had pasta with
2 small over grilled shrimp and 2 scallops. My husbands chicken
looked like road kill. Honestly not identifiable. Kind people work in this sad, over heated,
establishment , but not a good place to eat.

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B
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Catch. Great food-great experience

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