Catch - San Francisco

4.7
3109 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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What 3109 people are saying
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RichardF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very pleasant meal with friends.

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vipJaimeinSF
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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vipDineinla
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good service

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LeeH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Catch since the early 2000s. It has gone through some changes, which never affected the quality of food or service. They remember your name along with your favorite drink.

Castro fine dining and overall restaurant scene have taken a hit. But Catch is still there and with the same great food and service.

Highly Recommended.

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Jady4
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous!!! Everything was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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RobD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining mate is a vegan. So it is difficult to find entrees that mirror dinners on the menus.
However Catch was able to deliver a pasta dish with pan roasted vegetables and a seasoned olive oil sauce that not only fit the bill but was tasty and filled with flavor.
I had the wild salmon, it was beautifully presented and fulfilled my expectations. The wait staff and waiter were incredibly attentive and helpful.
This places at the top of my list for food, service and value.

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eihlea
Vancouver
82 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner at Catch was wonderful! The host was very welcoming, our table was next to a warming heater, the waitstaff was attentive & helpful and the food was delicious!!
My husband had the seafood special an pronounced it excellent. I had the short rib dinner ~ equally excellent. We finished our meal with a shared tres leches dessert. Excruciatingly yummy!
Thank you to Catch for a very special evening.

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vipsalvatore1j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, but we had a hard time getting, bread, butter, and napkins. The wait for food was longer than normal. Not up to their regular standards.

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Happy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here. Our waiter Alberto was excellent. We had a diet restriction for one member in our group. Alberto took care of it with no problem. One of the best waiters here in my opinion. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks.

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BarbH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the crab croquettes, Persimmon Salad, Miso Glazed Sea Bass, Grilled Ahi Tuna and a Steak. Everybody loved their food! Nice experience!

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vipKerry
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and surroundings exceptional as always!

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vipMahana
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I had not been at Catch in quite sometime and was surprised to find that their food was better than I remembered! The grilled seafood combo with cauliflower and butternut squash risotto was fabulous. Also the crab croquettes were outstanding. It was nice to be seated indoors by their attentive staff!!

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Danimal
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to sit next to fireplace outlet. Beautiful piano music, great food and service. Couldn’t have been better!

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PaddyD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in the city , from starters to desert was delicious, cocktails hit the spot and had kids menu , first time here but will not be my last

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PardhuG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and warm service. We ended up ordering lot of drinks and food. Had good time with my buddy.

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vipDaveJ
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Catch. Awesome service. Great recommendations!

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vipdmeister
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Host was very gracious and helpful and sat us down at a great table. Service was quick and attentive, whole team was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and no complaints on drinks or anything else. We'll be back for sure. keep up the great work.

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vipIncajingo
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
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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vipRonR
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
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 on December 2, 2021
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 on December 2, 2021
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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vipAntony
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
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
9 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
20 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
9 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
88 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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Catch - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 3109 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.