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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Valentine's Day Dinner will be offered 5:00pm-10:00pm / The holiday prix fixe menu is $115 per person / A credit card, telephone number & email address are required to make a reservation / 48 hour cancellation policy in effect / Catch Restaurant 310.581.7714

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Service was friendly and had a great time.

SF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The dragon sushi was fresh and good tasting. The short rib was tender but flavorless. Needed sprucing up with spices or light sauce. The sea bass was a complete disappointment. The green sauce tasted like water. Something that a cook without training would produce. And to add insult to injury the portion was too small for dinner, specially at $45! The server and busters attentive. Would not consider dining here again.

DR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service with immediate attention and then out of the way for us to talk. The menu has so much to offer ... we had Risotto, Crab Cakes and Salmon. The wine list was spectacular and had some really great pricing by the bottle; we had Domaine Ott and a couple of cocktails. One in our party was fasting and requested water, which was never empty and tea. We all settled up with Espresso and I have to say the entire meal was without delays, hiccups, or any flaw for that matter. Would recommend this location for business, dates, and parties up to 12 as the dining area has a clear 180* view of the ocean. The pace of the meal was flowing, but never rushed, with plenty of time between courses. Having been there before the Sea Bass and Rib Eye steak are special and highly recommended along with the items we ordered as well.

You can come early for happy hour in the lobby where there was music, food and drinks - a real mellow tone with plenty of seating for lively groups or quiet couple(s). Or sit at the bar and experience it all.

Thought it was great. Cheers!

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner. Dine LA special is fantastic!

LI
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their view is gorgeous! The food is delicious with many interesting options - sushi was fabulous as an appetizer. The service was friendly and our server was knowledgeable offering suggests. Good craft cocktails and wine pairings. And our dessert was a perfect ending. Great meal, wonderful evening!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The space is beautiful and I imagine the views during the day are great, however, the food was bland and not worth the cost.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took part in the DineLA experience and it was well worth it. She had the grilled octopus and squid ink pasta, and I had the butternut squash soup and braised short rib. Everything was delicious and the service was top-notch. The atmosphere was amazing and could be described as very “Santa Monica.”

D
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful NYE early seating! Sorry to see the sushi bar wasn't open but wonderful surprise to see Sushi Chef Frank was on-site and great to say hello! Happy New Year!!

M
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Every time we dine at Catch we look forward to our next visit. Have a cocktail first by the window, open seating, and then at Catch with a window seat at sunset. The menu has something for everyone, of course we always go with the fish.

C
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect spot to dine and watch the sunset. The view is unparalleled. And the cocktails and seafood (sushi and shellfish) were fresh and delicious. Plus the service was on spot. We were well attended and never rushed or interrupted by the waitstaff. Will definitely return.

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Most of the food was cold
Uninspiring
I so wanted it be great especially since it was Christmas
Worst 350 dollars I have ever spent

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, superb attention to detail, fantastic tasting food and outstanding service from valet to waiters!
I would highly recommend for any occasion!

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding special occasion venue with great food, ambiance and exceptional sushi

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic

JF
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We booked birthday dinner — Monday night. When we arrived we were told dining area was being used for private event. So we were placed behind bar on unmade table —which was fine but freezing cold— bring a coat. Our waiter declared he wasn’t really a waiter and knew very little about the menu. We order appetizers (crab cakes and octopus which arrived barely tepid warm, limp and fishy.)The entrees (steaks and lobsters) arrived almost an hour — also barely warm. The lobsters were undercooked. The steak tasted like it was sitting under heat lamp forever—very disappointing. Overall — a real dud. The room was freezing cold. Appetizers and dessert was taken off bill. The poor waiter was very apologetic and, feeling sorry for him I gave home $50 tip.

Management was absent. Recommendation : avoid.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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
23 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
6 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.

C
Los Angeles
27 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
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Drinks were terrible and service was slow

OT
Los Angeles
80 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
100 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
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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