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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
As its name suggests this is a fish restaurant and has few choices for vegetarians and carnivores (risotto and steak I believe). There are two seating areas, a patio next to the sidewalk with a gas log fireplace, and an interior dining room with a large bar area. We were seated in the patio and despite record cold temperatures in SF the inside temperature was OK (after we asked to be moved from being seated next the clear plastic barrier that separates some tables from the sidewalk, which was drafty and cold). The patio is a good option when the weather in SF in nice.
The food is average, definitely nothing to rave about. As with most other SF restaurants the price of most appetizers is in the mid teens and entrees $25 and up. I opted for two appetizers since none of the entrees appealed to me despite liking fish.
I started with fried calamari. It was a generous portion and not overloaded with breadcrumbs. The deep fried slices of orange and lemon were a nice touch. I followed with the mussels which was a mistake since they were in a thick coconut sauce which was very sweet and made me wonder if it was to disguise the taste/smell of the mussels. I'd avoid the mussels if I go back since I prefer a more traditional presentation in broth or white wine.
We skipped dessert since it was clear our server was waiting for us to leave so she could get her tip.
Catch is our go-to for a solid restaurant with good food, nice atmosphere, and where we can hear each other!
Great ambiance and service, food was good. We were a reservation for 4 that had one drop out, so we three were seated sort of in the doorway to the front part of the restaurant, which was a bit cumbersome and not very private. Had to keep scooting outer chair out of the way of waiters. I would go again, it fills a need, just wasn't happy with seating.
Five of us had a great birthday celebration. Enjoyed every part of it from a drink at the bar to dessert.
Very pleased with food, bread was excellent and overall a wonderful dining experience. We were seated by the fire and a cold San Franciscan night.
Excellent food, cocktails, and service!!!
We went to the Castro Theatre for a movie and had a meal at The Catch afterwards, and were not disappointed. I had scallops which was and my husband chose the sea bass with a crab risotto which he thought was really terrific. Our friend had the sames risotto with halibut. That together with a good sauvignon blanc, we were very happy. We'll be back!
Great service and food! We had a party of 10, all served at the same time and food was hot.
Service and ambiance was great. Very nice touch with a live piano music, and was out of the way so it was not the center of attention. However, the food was quite bland. Fish was perfectly cooked, but not much flavor. Too much cream in the Risotto.
Great drinks, food, and lovely atmosphere with live piano