Catch - San Francisco

4.6
2918 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2918 people are saying
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2BestChanteuse
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With outdoor seating, it's important to have comfortable and warm seating and we had that at Catch. Small cubicles in the parklet make it possible for intimate dining outside with heaters above. Perfect mix. Service fast and safe with masked waiters. Delicious food!

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Riesling
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food had a nice presentation, however, it was too salty. I’m

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food to drinks and the service. Definitely a great dining experience!

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Pleasant
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great team of employees and great good! Loved the Friday night special... delicious Halibut! Thank you Catch for being opened and serving the community during these unprecedented times! We love the outdoor seating booths!!

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vipKerry
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. The parklet was safe and comfortable under the heat lamp. The wait staff took great care of us, lead by Alberto. One of our favorite places!

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vipDebraR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect SF outdoor dining experience for birthday celebration

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ChristopheC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was decent, service was friendly. The location is unbeatable. A nice option for those wanting something slightly upscale in the Castro where options at this level are limited. Great for a meal with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, amazing food and service, but if there are only two people, it can sometimes be difficult to get a heater.

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Jiml
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch on a Sunday after COVID restriction allows outdoor seating. The sauce for the mussel is excellent.

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vipmssf
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting in the parklet out front was surprisingly private and lovely...the booths are separated by plexi, so you are almost in a private space and they each have their own heater to keep you toasty during cold/wet weather. The food is always the best!
The service is also spot on..........We love Catch!!! Cant wait to get back inside around the firepit!

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vipCsfa
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food and friendly waiters at Catch have brought us back many times, but we've encountered numerous instances of Maitre D' attitude in the past few years, and last night was another one of them. We arrived on time with a reservation, but he through a temper tantrum and made us feel so unwelcome that we almost wanted to leave immediately. Then the flat Prosecco that tasted odd finally convinced us that we won't be back at least for a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent (sole, seafood stew, salmon) and the staff was kind, patient, and operated extremely well under covid parameters. The manager/owner came to our table and explained the procedure in a very human, very empathetic way and obviously cared for the staff and customer. Couldn’t ask for a better experience under the circumstances. Thank you, Catch.

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vipLeslieS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Always love it

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vipscottm
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somewhat pricey, but great food and good service.

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AlexR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a little late to our reservation but they still accommodated us and the food was good!

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KaraL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great but it’s definitely pricier than a normal friendly gathering. During covid, sitting in a wooden cabana is a must because their other sidewalk tables are terrible - the cabana is heated and very nice

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KenHendSF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A comfortable setting for outdoor dining due to Covid-19 with good service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always ahead a great experience. Great food service and a nice mix of signature cocktails!

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best onion soup in the city

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vipDineinla
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had another wonderful dinner at Catch with delicious meal and excellent customer service. Sanjay is a lovely host and we thank him for making our wedding anniversary celebration so pleasant with a surprise dessert ❤️

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KevinW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well designed outdoor sidewalk booths for distance dining, heat lamps above the tables suspended from open-air roof structure - a good option in cold/wet winter months during covid. Service is super attentive appropriately safe interactions. Extensive menu with full bar -- great place to dine and wine that's a local staple in the Castro neighborhood.

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vipradhawk
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alberto is great!! The food is always wonderful. The salmon is done to perfection.

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vipKerry
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parklet is totally safe with excellent social distancing and the heaters will help you stay warm.

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vipDBA1
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food and cocktails with outdoor dining on a gorgeous San Francisco day. The tempura battered fish in the fish and chips, and the tempura battered onion rings are exceptional. As was the lemon aioli with the grilled artichoke.

I started with an amazing cucumber/jalapeno vodka cocktail that was the refreshing touch I needed for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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GeorgeH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

pleasant wait staff and host for Sunday Brunch. Fish and Chips melted in my mouth. Delicious!

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viprgb123456
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE CATCH. HAVE BEEN GOING FOR YEARS. THANKS
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, delicious, friendly what else do you need?

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vipTracy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch was wonderful for brunch. The caesar salad with anchovies was tasty and so was the onion soup.

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vipDennis
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Catch is consistently good with its service and the food. It is not overpriced and the portions are generous.

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AparnaH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had gone to catch to celebrate my birthday 🥳 with my husband
We were surprised by the champagne and crumbulee by the owner !
The food was delicious and all the staff were extremely nice and we had a great time
We will visit Catch when we are in SFO

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vipKerry
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our traditional Halloween evening dinner at Catch this year (in costume of course). It was an over the top amazing experience from start to finish. . The greeting by Sanjay at the front door was warm, as always. From our safe, socially distant table in the parklet, we were able to watch the costumes of passersby. The service by one of of our favorite waiters and staff was spot on. We had the SF Restaurant Week price fixe special and it was so delicious and lovingly prepared and presented. We could not have had a better experience and feel so lucky that this fine restaurant is just down the block.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Thank you!

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vipCarolynS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were so happy that Catch was able to open with street seating and some inside capacity. We had dinner there just this past Friday - Hallow's Eve - and it was wonderful. The food and service were terrific and we just love Sanjay - the owner. He has done an amazing job for the community. Thanks

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vipLeslieS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating at Catch for years and the food never disappoints. One of my favorites is their French onion soup which is a meal in itself. It is the best I’ve ever had and I’m including dining in Paris which I’ve done several times. The service, and the management is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is very comfortable and nicely designed. We felt very safe.
I think Catch is one of the most underrated restaurants in the Castro. It’s not just fish, I had one of the most delicious braised short ribs ever. My French onion soup was super flavorful, with a delicious broth, and nice tangy melted cheese. My husband‘s fettuccine was also tasty, and he enjoyed his ceviche a lot, too.
Very friendly, and attentive service.
Catch is definitely on par with L’Ardoisse for fine dining in the neighborhood.

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vipradhawk
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alberto is excellent!! Food is great. A wonderful experience

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NickR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious, service was good. Server reminded us to keep masks on until food and beverage were at table, which was nice to hear, though I saw lots of people seated in the patio with no food/drink and no masks on. I’m sure enforcement of masks is a delicate subject for staff who are relying on tips, but would have felt better if I had seen them ask some to put their masks back on. Other than that, a great experience.

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vipPomologist
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want the best (and I mean the Best!) tasting salmon dish you will ever have, you must try Catch. Food is excellent, service superb and prices very reasonable. Street noise from Market Street a little loud for outside dining, but other than that everything is excellent.

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Catch - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 2918 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.