Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar

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With a beautiful coastal setting and impeccable attention to service, Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar serves the freshest local fare from land and sea. Panoramic ocean views, sophisticated beach inspired decor, and a beverage program that will give you a brand new perspective on dining out. Chef Gemma Gray is the Executive Chef of Hotel Casa del Mar. Born and raised in Spain, Chef Gray is a well-established leader in the L.A. dining scene thanks to a commanding culinary style blending timeless traditions with California ingredients.
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice hotel restaurant. Vibrant bar scene. Beautiful views and excellent service.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s expensive. Our bill for 4. was $320.00 with two alcoholic drinks - no bottles. With tip you are close to $400 for a meal. Everything I would say was really good - maybe just a bit overpriced relative to other places not on the beach. Good food; not good value. If we had dined 2 hours earlier with the sunset I believe this review would be very different. Plan accordingly.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner and celebrated our 18 year Anniversary. Seafood platter was amazing, the grilled Octopus was delicious. I had the Sea bass for my entree and my husband had the Veal chop and both were prepared fabulously. Would go back for sure.

WC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food were both amazing!!

e
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our server Jennifer was outstanding. The view of the beach can’t be beat

SR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is not on par with Catch. Went on a Tuesday and had to ask 3 different ppl to seat us. We had a reservation and it was dead so not sure what happened.

TS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

patronizing waiter. no attention to detail. fellow diners were done before my meal came. desert was premade and not interesting. view is great. sushi great. steak over cooked. in many years of dining this was horrific

m
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was okay but the views were amazing. Beautiful view.

D
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Catch at Hotel Casa Del Mar. you can count on a consistent pleasing dining experience,I.e. great service, excellent food quality and overall lovely environment. We were pleasantly surprised to find added menu items. We did miss the pea soup on the menu or this time of year the pumpkin soup. One of our favorite restaurants that we frequent over and over again. A great wine selection. You can’t go wrong with any of the selections. Hats off to the chef!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night. Service and food made the night special.

a
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The fish was undercooked to the point that the middle part was raw. Had an upset stomach from it however that they did make it up by giving us a free dessert. The appetizer was rather expensive for such a small portion. Excellent atmosphere , Good service relatively small portions for the price disappointed with the actual meal itself.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Drinks were terrible and service was slow

OT
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regardless if you’re a guest in the hotel or there for a drink, Casa del Mar is perfect for any occasion, or no occasion at all!! What I mean is; as you find your way up to a comfortable seat in the open lobby, it can easily serve as a relaxing spot to enjoy a cocktail, converse with a friend, conduct an informal business meeting or listen to live music.
We stayed for dinner & loved our meals at “Catch” - the menu has a wide array of choices & we were very happy with our selections.
It’s one of Santa Monica’s treasures! An added bonus is getting there in time to watch the sun set in the west.... ahhh a perfect touch!

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and beautiful sunset to boot.

JB
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate my husband's 60th bday! There were 11 of us and the restaurant accommodated our large group by the window. Our server was fabulous! Forgot his name but he's from Spain! He made excellent choices & suggestions for us. The food was beautifully plated and delicious! Can't wait to go back!

LD
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible dinning experience at catch at Casa Del Mar! Food and service were superb! Would come back when in Santa Monica. You all need to open one in Miami!

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful place, service normal, lobster gummy, price high

f
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff got overwhelmed by party that came in with own wine and needed 24 glasses.

BH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's nothing like watching the sunset whilst eating the best food. And after an incredible meal you can head to the lobby for incredible live music. This is one of the best spots in LA!

l
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, definitely one of the best restaurant in LA!

PW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye was most excellent, the waiter when out of his way to make a special salad for me, Leafy greens, tomatoes, diced cucumber,With an Oreo and vinegar dressing most tasty

CV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with ocean views. Amazing food and great service.

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

We had the best time, only stayed one night but got to enjoy the amazing Catch restaurant and take bikes out on the boardwalk

JK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was the best I ever had and the sushi was especially fresh and beautifully presented.

J
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s not that it was a bad experience - it’s just that it wasn’t a great experience. It’s a really nice hotel and quite frankly, the staff doesn’t match the caliber. The guys who work at the bar next to the restaurant - dress sloppy and look like they are uncomfortable in dress clothes. Like they’d rather be - and would be more comfortable - tending bar in a dive bar. Additionally, the bar tender wanted to hold my credit card in order for me to have drinks - I have experienced this in dive bars - but never at an upscale hotel. Was really disappointing and made the overall experience very uncomfortable.

E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The food was good not great, and the service was slow and disappointing. The hotel is beautiful with a great view and ambiance though which definitely made up for a few of the issues we experienced.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, service was great! A little expensive for the teenagers we were with, mom pays again! We enjoyed our time!

LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank is an amazing chef. My plate was a work of art

ND
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. Delicious.

J
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Loved the ambiance. Cocktails were especially good as was the grilled calamari appetizer.

g
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent, the view spectacular, but service was less than attentive - the only disappointing part of the otherwise excellent experience

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at Casa Del Mar for the first half of our honeymoon, and eating at Catch was the perfect first meal! The food was absolutely spectacular and the view overlooking the ocean was lovely.

B
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was disappointed with this restaurant overall. This was supposed to be the “top” restaurant in the 5-star Casa Del Mar Hotel. The restaurant decor was subpar and not elegant. Food was not that great and service was subpar as well. The ambience was not of an elegant restaurant and the food was overpriced. The best thing about this restaurant is that it has a beautiful ocean view. Overall, I do not recommend this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a Bday dinner. Beautiful setting, impressive menu. Both food and service were very, very good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Too expensive for the quality. I had a $30 glass of wine! 😑

SR
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location on the beach. Lovely decor - simple, clean and elegant. Excellent food and excellent, friendly, and attentive server. Our server recommended the octopus and it was my favorite thing that we had. The sushi was incredibly fresh. The desserts took longer than they should have to come out. Our server acknowledged this fact without us saying anything, and proceeded to comp both. Great overall experience!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset and location food delicious good portions

P
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food-would definitely return. Octopus was one of the best we've had. Squid ink pasta with seafood is excellent

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We tried for dineLA menu. We love our appetizer ( grilled octopus), but we found the main course, especially the squid ink pasta, to be too salty. Overall, we had a good time.

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