Catch - San Francisco

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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.

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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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d
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Catch is amazing. Starting from starters to dessert....the service is amazing as well. If you want an amazing dinner for reasonable price I definitely recommend Catch!!!

TC
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive 88 miles round trip just to eat here it is so good.Great staff helpful and friendly. Great food to choose from and expertly prepared. Excellent wine list and bar selections. We love their Half off wine tuesdays and their sunday brunch. Highly recommended A+!

a
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience , will return absouluty!

MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

solid neighborhood go to for excellent fish. They also make a great Short rib dish and chicken dish. I especially like the Mussel and Chorizo starter. Will often have that and some fries as my meal.

LC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very willingly to customize our lunches. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space. Outstanding cioppino.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My last two visits here, the server got my order wrong. When I brought it to their attention, I was made to feel like I made the mistake. Food is mediocre here, especially for the price, and the staff has grown complacent and unfriendly the longer this place remains open. It will do I’m a pinch, but keep your expectations in check.

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The waiter was very nice. The crab appetizer wasn’t very generous. The 2nd bread request was forgotten, so had to remind. The initial seating was excellent, next to fireplace. The main dish was excellent. Overall, as usual, a fine experience!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Great food, but it was loud and we sat in a table squeezed in between others in the back of the restaurant. I asked if we could have a different table but the only one available to move to was right next to the current one.... This caused the occasion to feel uptight and stressful. I felt bad for the staff serving as each time they walked by the table it would get bumped and we would have to steady the glasses on the table.

It just put me in a bad mood.

TO
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my Go To for a quiet, delicious dinner in a conversation-friendly space. The chefs are magicians with fish; I don't know how they do it but it's perfect, every time. Salmon, trout, bass, whatever...always sweet and tender inside with the slightest hint of a glaze on the outside. Service is friendly, attentive and never interruptive or distracting.

I'm tellin' ya; you can't go wrong, here. (The short ribs are as noteworthy, too. There are no missteps on the menu.)

IR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe that I haven't been to this place before! The food was fantastic. The desserts are a work of art

t
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. Cathleen was absolutely fantastic and she took great care of us. Extremely attentive even though it was a busy night for her. The food is always always fabulous. Great flavors. Delightful balance between vegetables, protein and carb options. You get to choose what and how much. The wine list has a good variety for all budgets and tastes. Without being confusing or exhaustive. I have gone back several times each year and will continue to do so in the future.

FS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Catch, and our Sunday brunch with friends was delightful in every way.

SD
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are frequent guests at Catch and are always delighted with the food, service and ambiance. Catch is the premier restaurant in the Castro District of San Francisco. They always accommodate our requests and anticipate our needs while we are dining. Alberto, one of the excellent waitstaff is a gem, who is always smiling and positive when we arrive. The restaurant's owner is a wonderful host and keeps a sharp eye on his domain, always with a smile.

VM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and ambiance just fine.

r
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NICE

WE GO THERE EVERY MONTH

NICE WAITER

CHEAPER THAN DINNER MENU

JS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Cousin and his partners were visiting from Mexico. It was their first time to San Francisco.

WM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch is the most consistent, and most enjoyable restaurant in the city. I have been here so many times over the past 16 years and I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED! I always love the food, the service, the atmosphere, and I am almost always shocked at how affordable it is. Classy and courteous service! Hoping to see Catch celebrate their next 16 years. Give them a try! Highly, HIGHLY recommended!

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fun and met all our needs including needing to be out in under an hour to make a show. Fabulous Black Cod! And we all loved the garlic cheese fries with Champaign!

SF
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We entertained visitors at Catch after having cocktails in the Castro. We didn’t expect the food to be so fantastic. Everyone in my party of five was raving. My mushroom soup with scallop was extraordinary as was my halibut main. It is obvious that Catch is striving for excellence and their chef definitely deserves high praise. Wonderful!

PG
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the location and the ambiance! We went for dinner for my partner's birthday and he loved it! The bowl of mussels was outstanding. The beet salad was refreshing. The short ribs were fall-apart tender and very warming. They were kind enough to present a dish of creme brulee with a lit candle for the birthday boy!

JJ
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely patio dining in addition to main diningroom and bar. Fresh seafood served with simple flair. Great bar for cocktails along with reasonable wine list. Excellent service at this longtime Castro favorite.

RA
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants in San Francisco! Consistently great food! Relaxed, attractive ambiance. Fresh seafood. Always excellent, attractive service - Catherine is especially attentive!

S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Hearts of Palm salad was excellent as was my husband's Glazed Black Cod. I had the striped bass and it was over cooked and not very flavorful. The service was slower than expected. We both felt the ambience of the restaurant felt cold.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

LC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Tortilla was inedible

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ad usual!

M
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lovely evening on the patio. The food was quite good and the service excellent. I would definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Very welcoming host, great service and wonderful food.

N
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great! Food was delicious - had Rossetti with salmon.

WL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The way they cook the entree : black bass was stunning!

d
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. I felt the service was great and all 6 of us each loved their meal....

JO
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend to Catch for his birthday and requested a birthday cake as a surprise. I got a call from the owner who said they don't have 'birthday cake' but will substitute something to my liking. The surprise was a delicious chocolate moose (with a birthday candle, of course) dessert that was enough for all four of us. What a pleasant surprise. Much better than a traditional store-bought cake. Everything from the service, food, cocktails, and ambiance was outstanding. For a plain night out or a special occasion, I give Catch a double thumbs up.

DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service. Creative food. Lovely attention to detail.
A pleasure to have dined there.

F
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner that didn’t disappoint

DJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!