Catch - San Francisco

4.6
2684 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
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always feel welcomed, well fed and we'll served at Catch.

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

Had the “short rib” in mash potatoes and spinach. I had beef chuck not short rib, which was tough and flavorless. Mashed potatoes were drowned out by gravy and spinach.

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Seafood restaurant with no local seafood. Everything flown in from the east coast. Sad. So ordered the mushroom risotto. Bland and came to the table in five minutes. Cooked at noon? And then wine. Had to look hard to find something half decent from California. Ended up with totally disappointing Pinot Grigio.

And had to ask for water.

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner that didn’t disappoint

DJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I blame the very delicious Liz Taylor martini for my inability to thank our waiter by name! We dazzled in catch’s amazing skill in flavor and presentation of our dishes, sipping that sweetcool martini next to the central fireplace, just takin in the moment. Thank you for creating that space in the midst of it all!

B
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every aspect party of 3 light night for a Saturday

JT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here many times, always excellent. Brought two first time friends and both loved it and want to return.

GV
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering friends and family for dinner. Staff was extremely cordial and professional. Server was very friendly and provided excellent information of menu selections.Food was excellent for every meal and well prepared and seasoned. We will return.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Restauant was fine. Food was fine. Nice place but maybe change up the menu a litt.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience, had a great waiter!

m
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at Catch a couple of nights ago....fresh swordfish with a risotto cake was out of this world. Our ahi tartare appetizer was excellent, as was the mixed seafood grill with asparagus risotto! (Catch's risotto is always 5-star!) We love it here. Kathleen was amazing as always and Sanjay treats us like family! What more could you ask for? Excellent wine list too!

M
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were going to the Castro Theatre for a movie and had very little time. Catch accommodated us with the seating and the service,. They were so thoughtful and the food was delicious

SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly delicious and innovative dishes in a fun atmosphere. The owner and staff are warm, wonderful hosts, and there is tremendous care taken in everything from reservations to dessert!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual! I will start Colin here once s month

PG
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the broiled salmon over risotto was outstanding! Look forward to our next visit!

B
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THis is a great restaurant. I have dined here many times and with eavh visit I am more impressed with the kitchen and staff. Everything wonderful.

j
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Hadn’t been back in years and won’t be back again. While the staff are very nice, the food is really quite fair. There were very few diners. I really wanted it to be good again.

F
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and great service too. A reliable neighborhood gem.

RD
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed with the food at Catch and find the restaurant to be comfortable and quiet for dining and conversation. The bar meets or exceeds expectations and far exceeds quality of other places in the neighborhood. Good place to meet for happy hour. Nice bar snack menu also.

N
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, welcoming neighborhood gem. Excellent food, service, ambiance, and one can have a conversation here. Two visits in the last few months confirm that this is my "go to" dinner spot in the Castro. The cioppino (both visits) was top notch (fresh, properly prepared shrimp, clams, mussels, and white fish and salmon in a delicious, piquant, flavorful tomato broth. My companion had the grilled salmon one visit and the braised short rib (boneless) and said they were excellent. I saw some yummy-looking French onion soup gratinee and pasta alfredo going by to other diners. Courteous, prompt service. We'll return.

RA
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of entrees with and without seafood. Friendly and efficient service.

m
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love sitting by the fireplace and eating the wonderful food and excellent service

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent service! Great Manhattan cocktail, not sure what they add but I had a second! Food tasty and well presented. The owner even took time to greet us and have a pleasant chat.

Good job Catch!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner went perfect.

GB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was honestly looking forward to eating here because we had a Groupon and was looking forward to an enjoyable night. I made reservations so we didn't have to wait. They were kinda slow to serve us, maybe because we were young. They never brought us out bread until we asked. The food was only decent, our Seafood Cioppino was very salty but they were nice enough to make us a new, less salty one. THe Lobster fettuccine had nice bits of lobster. At the end of the meal they refused our Groupon despite us following all the stipulations (dinner, not on certain holidays). The only time I'd go back it to try and reuse our Groupon but other than that I would not go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good wait staff. One of my favorite Castro go to places for food.

B
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was OK. Nothing spectacular or good enough to warrant a visit back to the restaurant. We sat near a open window that was covered by plastic. Unfortunately every time a diesel vehicle went by the fumes came in through the window.
Our server was excellent!

JH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Catch and it was lovely. Service was outstanding, fish perfectly cooked, interesting choices accompanying the meat/fish. We'll definitely go back there. Plus half a block from Castro, quite near the theater.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers, seafood, steak, veggies and desserts. The service is always friendly and attentive. We’ve never had a bad meal here. Our favorite place to take guests from out-of-town.

E
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good time. Delicious food and attentive service.

d
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all thought the food was amazing! The server was very good as well. Well highly recommend Catch to friends.

LL
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As good as it was when it first opened. Both the Restaurant and the Chef have kept up with the changing times in regard to food trends and have kept it "Fresh".
Very pretty and soothing ambiance. I believe we avoided any rush by dining @ 6:00 on a Sunday.
Seated and greeted promptly, water poured, hot french bread and butter delivered and enough for a table of 5 with a refresh after the 1st basked was devoured.
Price - Pricey... certainly for some items, which I will reference below.
Sides & Appetizers: Very nice selection again not overwhelming and could be made a meal of.
Presentation: Very attractive
Temperature: All food hot (which is often not the case for me)
Portion: Plentiful
Menu: Varied choices to cover all food desires but not overwhelming.
Favorites: Calamari Starter ($15) the menu says with green beans but geez, if they were there, there were only 5 stalks. Breaded and cooked perfectly.
Roasted Red and Golden Beet Salad was gorgeous, refreshing and wonderful combination of flavors ($13)
Glazed Black Cod ($29), 3 diners had this and it was wonderful, truly melted in your mouth. On a gorgeous bed of wonderful, squash, green beans, spinach, almonds, capers.
Wild Salmon ($28) cooked beautifully
Lobster Fettuccine ($28) just what you would expect from a Fettuccine, but honestly not worth $28 compared to the fresh fish dishes @ $28.
There was a "special roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup" I was dying to try but a BOWL (no cup) was $16.00. THIS WAS THE OVER THE TOP PRICED ITEM I REFERRED TO EARLIER. COME ON, IT'S SOUP!

We had 3 lovely dessert but honestly I can only remember one, a Bourbon Bread pudding and the others were all very delicious.

I would return to this local gem, but only for a very special occasion. I just can't afford placed like this anymore and unfortunately this has now become "the norm", just not normal for me.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Catch has a great menu and I go there for special occasions like birthdays and introducing a new friend to people. Service and fruit based desserts are outstanding.

PG
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the Castro!. Service is always excellent and the food is delicious! We love the mussels every time. My salmon over risotto was perfection!

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at the table enjoyed their food and the service was outstanding!

p
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated by the fire pit which was perfect. Had a martini and ordered the lobster tacos to start. They were wonderful. I ordered the scallop appetizer and a side of grilled asparagus for my main. The 2 scallops were seared and each placed on top of portobello caps that were baked with an herb mozzarella. They were delicious! My partner ordered the salmon with risotto and that was also cooked perfectly. We would definitely order all the same items again. The service was great. We did not feel rushed and would return again.

PR
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seafood dishes served in inviting seating choices -- friendly service too!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food. Brought 2 newbies who loved it. Great service. Good wine list, always a wonderful dinner at Catch.

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