Catch - San Francisco

4.6
3106 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required

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vipIncajingo
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant for a meal. Staff and owner are friendly and the food is fabulous. Salmon cooked just right, the flavor in the fish chowder and the crab croquettes was superb!! The dessert - chocolate cake and the tres leches cake were tres bonnes, as they say in French!! Thank you for a memorable meal!!

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RonR
Boise
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly & helpful staff. Excellent food! Get the halibut if it's available. Highly recommended. Excellent pianist (Dr. D?) on weekend nights.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab: Catch is our “go to” spot in SF: our culinary home for 20 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. From asking for vaccination proof with ID, to getting our drinks and water swiftly.

Food was tasty and they accommodated a swap I wanted to make; appreciated.

The fire pit is a nice touch, I’m glad I sat by the “window”. It set off the heat with a slight chill. If you want zero cold sit by the fire. It’ll keep you warm.

It was a great place to meet an old friend. Easy to get to via public transit or LYFT/ Uber.

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Antony
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Catch restaurant over and over again. I'm loving their new menu, the friendly staff, and their attentiveness.

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DWarbucks
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The special was Alaskan halibut with risotto and was excellent!

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vipxxiii
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fish stew was fantastic and huge! Salmon was dry and not that flavorful.

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SFDiner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in the Castro to grab a bite of seafood. We ordered Fish and Chips which was very good, batter was crispy. The side of Onion Rings was also very good!
The bartender mixed our drinks perfectly. Wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. Vaccination and ID required to dine in.

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DennisF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this neighborhood gem was excellent in every way, including our favorite waiter, who always double-checks to make sure our food is gluten free. We are lucky to live within walking distance.

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BryanD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal at the bar here last week. The Fritto misto was a delicious starter for two and the Salmon with English Pea Risotto was outstanding! Really nice bartender and terrific service.

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Danimal
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet dinner. Not as busy as in the past. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Of course the food was wonderful. Of course will be coming back.

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Almost
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and dined here this evening for our 39th anniversary. Every aspect was wonderful. A Turley Zin complimented our onion soup and fantastic mint Turmeric jalapeño meatballs. Next the diver scallops and fettuccine were very well balanced and delicious while my shrimp Marsala faro dish was marvelous. The special occasion ended with the waiters recommendation of the chocolate molten cake with ice cream and a “to die for” chocolate martini. We will be back with friends.

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GaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seafood mix appetizer very light batter, excellent
Caesar w/ blackened salmon very good
Filo sole... excellent
Mixed seafood in tomato base entree very good, but needed crab pieces
Pana cotta dessert, light and delicious
Waiter service was excellent all the way!!!

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John
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food was interesting and delicious, but the place is so noisy you have to shout across a two-top to be heard by your dinner companion. I had to edge my way past the loud and rowdy crowd standing at the bar to get in line for the restroom. No way could you fit a wheelchair through that narrow space. The noise and the drunks left a bigger impression than the food. I can't imagine what it must be like to work there. If you're looking for a place to enjoy an intimate, romantic dinner, Catch is definitely not it.

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vipChrisT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals in the Castro! Excellent service, like piano, support food (we practically licked the plate for that Halibut dish!) Really a perfect Saturday evening date spot!

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laddl
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Our first trip here and it was a great experience. All 4 of us were very happy with our food choices. It was a little expensive, but I felt it was worth it considering the precautions and excellent experience.

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vipGary
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. And we loved our table by the fire place

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DinahLittle
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu. A variety of appetizers, salads, soup, seafood dishes, beef, chicken and some vegetarian as well. Beautiful plating for the main course dishes. Have a nice wine selection and full bar with specialty drinks or traditional choices. The meal was nicely prepared and delicious. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. Had a great experience.

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vipNogaYogev16
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to receive the reception I got when I came to Catch. Before covid I used to eat there often. The food is delicious, the service excellent and the warmth from the owner as well as the staff is so welcoming.

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vipDJLSFO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time after time, never disappoints. Well managed, with great flavors professionally served. An excellent cocktail menu, wonderful from the first appetizer to the last desert.

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yogablu
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Catch is a vibrant restaurant in the heart of the Castro. The service was excellent and everyone was credibly nice. And the food was fabulous. We ate every last bit. You’re definitely going back.

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MariP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager is cool
Shrimp had great wood fire Flavor
Piano player fun
Perfect to celebrate birthday .
Catch never disappoints !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is outstanding. Fresh and perfectly prepared. Fabulous oysters. Great cocktails. Excellent wine list. Welcoming atmosphere. Efficient service.

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SanFranDan
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Very good service, well executed dishes, nice ambiance. Will definitely go back.

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EricLee
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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DevynK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and great service. The ambiance was perfect. We sat next to the fireplace on the front patio. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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mamalove
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

catch has been one of our favorite places to eat in San Francisco. The food is perfect all the time. The people are friendly and the cost is never outrageous

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good mix of seafood options, sides, wines and cocktails!

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RebeccaJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hadn't been to Catch in several years - it was one of our favorites when we lived in Noe Valley. Still good after all these years. Our server and the maitre d could not have been kinder. Just a little frenetic and noisy. Enjoyed the piano music!

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OpenTable Diner
Monaco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place. Great food. Romantic and wonderful, kind staff. Don’t miss it

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vipCatch
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience!
The staff was very friendly and on top of everything. They did not miss a beat!
Thank you for making our evening enjoyable. We will certainly be back!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Always fabulous food, but we were the last seating at brunch yesterday and for some reason the servers seemed already "checked out." Food was handed across the table and empty plates picked the same way. Made us feel uncomfortable, since there was plenty of room to walk around us and serve properly!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was superb!! Definitely will be going bk!!

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vipSFLove
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, welcoming staff, historic building beautifully redesigned serving delicious, innovative (but not pretentious ) seafood. The menu does offer vegetarian, chicken and beef options for those not interested in seafood. We LOVED the crab croquettes and seafood stew. Perfect for the chilly evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chowder and the Mixed Grill are always amazing. Ordered a very delicious French Onion Soup, but I still missed the chowder. Caesar salads are always good, the desserts, salads and entrees are as beautiful as they are delicious.

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vipMarc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch survived the Covid epidemic. Thank God.
The seafood was beautifully prepared and delicious.

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Lynn
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very good food and drinks. Will be visiting again very soon.

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LeoM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Dinner was outstanding but there were bread plates which were never filled.
Very strange !!

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OlgaN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I loved the watermelon margarita that was made with vodka. I've never had one like that but it was absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best seafood chowder that I have ever had. Beautiful and delicious food. Once I had a second crème brûlée because it was so delicious.

FAQs

Catch - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 3106 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.