Catch - San Francisco

4.5
2491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner(winter hours)Sunday -Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 431-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremias Guerra
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Private party facilities
We have a large table in the dining room which can seat up to 16 people. Either the patio room or the inside dining room is available for large groups of 20-40 guests.
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Private party contact
Sanjay Gujral: (415) 431-5000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Castro & 16th Sts.
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Public transit
Muni: K,L,M,22,24,15,37
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Special events & promotions
Join us for dinner every Tuesday night and enjoy any of our bottled wines at 50% off. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

What 2491 People Are Saying
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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Wonderful seafood, perfectly prepared.

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

Excellent dinner. Entrees came out hot and tasty! Generous portions and attentive service. Treated to live music by pianist up in the balcony!

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SA
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catch is one of my top SF restaurants. The fresh and tasty food, affordable wine, service, atmosphere, live pianist, and display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt sustain my enthusiasm and patronage.

The Staff and management are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

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NY
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Catch. Their food is delicious and the service is great. I feel so welcome there that I even went by myself to eat there this time.

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The aesthetics, service, and open air seating were all exceptional. For the price point I expected more from the food.

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NY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great tasting food and nice service. Wine selection is limited so consider bringing your own

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P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My girlfriend and I shared a light dinner consisting of a glass of wine, salad and pork chop, all of which were delicious. We were very happy with the meal and will go back.

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b
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good, table location was poor - one person at the table was constantly bumped by staff and other customers coming and going. Would have asked for another table, but all were full. They really should use it as a three top not a four top due to the awkward position.

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KN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We meet my niece and her husband there for a nice meal while we caught up on family news. It worked out perfectly, great food, perfect service and quiet enough that a table of six could hear each other.

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JM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff and good value. Wonderful to sit in the patio area on a beautiful day. Fun spot in the Castro.

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PG
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have had dinner at Catch many, many times, but this was not the best. The wine and cocktails were perfect, of course. The fried green tomatoes were not even warm and were obviously prepared in advance. They had very little flavor. The mussels on the other hand were fantastic! The sauce they were served in was absolutely wonderful. We were there for a birthday celebration, but this time we did not get a birthday dessert with a lit candle. That was odd. The pudding dessert was delicious anyway. Hoping for better the next time we visit.

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k
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

After years of using OpenTable, my first comment... firstly, the food was great, borderline awesome, and the waiter was very friendly and engaging. But our wine glasses were removed as soon as we sat down, and then our wine order was forgotten, and then after our mains arrived (still no wine) we reminded about the wine and it finally arrived - but no wine glasses. Not relaxing at all as we then had about half of a main course to enjoy our wine with. Just odd, that’s all.

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JT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dinner with friends(they were new to Catch/LOVED IT!).... greeted well, waiter exceptional... no rush, no hurry, service 90% spot on. Food excellently prepared and generous portions, wonderful flavors. Always a 'favorite' to invite new guests/friends to experience. Always WAY above 'average'... Keep up the great work... we'll be back.

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m
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Hamachi crudo on Saturday night....and the crusty warm bread to put it on it was delicious.
Catch still has the best Risotto in town, and the halibut, prawns and scallops were out of this world.
Sanjay, Alberto, Kathleen, and the entire staff always make us feel like family!
WE LOVE CATCH!

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Yummy food with semi-outdoor seating by the fireplace! Ciopinno was delicious and this is one of the few places in the city where you can get fried green tomatoes paired with Dungeness crab and avocado crema and you have a winner! Seafood chowder and grilled artichokes are also worth the trip.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre and expensive - two qualities that really don't belong together. The chicken in particular was undercooked and smothered in some kind of tabasco sauce? I couldn't tell. And it cost $25. Will stay away from this place for a while.

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DG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In San Fran for three nights. Catch was recommended by our hotel. We went there on our first night. Great food! Great service! Nice decor!
We went back the second night. Tried different dishes than we had the night before and - same result - great food! Great service! And, well, the decor didn’t change overnight. So it was still great.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Sound like the waitreess was in a hurry she was serving me fast

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l
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been here many times and this place usually does not disappoint. Everything was really good. I was just a little disappointed in the wine choices. I like white wine versus red and there weren't that many white wine choices by the glass. I shouldn't have to buy a whole bottle just to enjoy a glass of the reisling.

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TG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for dinner. The piano player was fantastic unfortunately a little too loud. There seemed to be one waiter with personality unfortunately we didn’t have him as our server. Our server seemed to only be interested in taking our order and nothing more. But the food was amazing! I highly recommend the muscles!

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MF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Catch every few months and this time is was my birthday dinner. We love the atmosphere as it is suitable for a romantic dinner or a business luncheon. My hubby started with the Caesar salad and then the Cioppino entree. I had potato mushroom soup to start and for the entree had scallops wrapped in sole on a bed of risotto. Our dinner were created to perfection! Best risotto I had in years! The quality, food portions and service were outstanding. We were quite full by the end of the meal though managed to share a deliciously rich warm chocolate brownie topped with creamy vanilla gelato! Perfect ending! Our wait person, Cathrine, provided incredible service and anticipated our every need. We keep coming back and always appreciate the consistent quality, service and friendly atmosphere.

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a little trouble with the timing of our reservation. Open table had us booked for 10 pm but Catch usually stops serving at 10 pm. We were still able to dine with out a issue.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Love sitting at the bar for dinner. Not many around that night.

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MM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service. We enjoyed our meal very much!

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AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe this is my third review for Catch but it's fine because the experience was fantastic. My best friend and I haven't been out to dinner since I moved here 4 months ago and this was the perfect restaurant to have dinner. We are looking forward to the next one but much sooner then our previous "date"

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were traveling for our honeymoon. Found Catch via reviews on OpenTable. Took an Uber from Embarcadero to discover this, what we believe, neighborhood gem!

Fantastic coconut milk mussels, two fabulous risottos. One with my sole encrusted scallop and the other with halibut.

Do yourself a favor and stop by for a fabulous dinner.

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PG
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a wonderful dinner at Catch! The crab bisque was very warming, the Caesar salad was cold and crisp, and the mussels were out of sight! Could not get enough of the broth from the mussels, so we took it home! Cathleen is a GREAT server!

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s
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice neighborhood place in the Castro District.
Full bar, creative seafood cuisine and affable waiter.
Definitely liked the 1000 pt open table too!

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G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent black cod and risotto and...................................good service

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BR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good as always

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C
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Soups (french onion and clam chowder) were excellent. Entrees (scallops with sole and ciopino) were excellent. Sitting next to the fire in the outside section was great. Service was attentive. We went mid-week and the restaurant was not busy and noise level was low.

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F
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a delicious meal. Tonight Cathleen was our super server. We always get great food and super service. I had 2 appetizers, the crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. Yummmmm. The crab cakes had cherry tomatoes in marinade that I had to have more of.

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DJ
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good place to have Dinner in Castro. Good food, casual style.

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon with white corn risotto outstanding. Have ordered it multiple times and never disappointed.

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always top notch, reliable, informative and friendly. The food is great and they will work with you to meet your special dietary needs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The young, charming host was amazing. He made made us feel welcomed and valued. Thanks!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the patio in candlelight. The host adjusted the heat lamps for us. Attentive service! Server provided tastes of a couple of wines when we had trouble making a decision. We started with ultra fresh creamy and delicious oysters. The crab cakes with fresh seasonal tomatoes we’re scrumptious. The cioppino was exceptional and the linguine in cream sauce with grilled scallops and prawns was skillfully prepared. Chocolate soufflé was delightful. Just about a perfect dining experience.

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M
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently great food, great service, great ambiance. Love CATCH! so glad it is open every day...and the seating is delightful.

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WM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catch is always a favorite. Nice atmosphere, friendly attentive service, delicious food and cocktails/wines. Been here many times and planning on many more visits.

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G
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 5

Waiter couldn't be bothered. Steak was overcooked. Scallops and chicken were awesome. Manager comped our dinner.

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