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About Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar

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 wine list honored with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence will give you a brand new perspective on dining out.

1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5-10PM. Sushi happy hour: 5-7PM daily at Catch Sushi Bar

Cross Street:
Pico Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 581-7714

Website:
http://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/dining/catch

Entertainment:
Live Music every night Mon - Sunday in the Lobby Lounge

Catering:
The Private Dining Room at Catch is an ideal venue for a shower, birthday, or elegant dinner party. Offering ocean views, a full bar, and seating for 18, this beautifully appointed room is perfect for your next intimate event.

Parking Details:
$9 after validation

Executive Chef:
Gemma Gray

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
for details please call 310-581-7714 or via catch@hotelcasadelmar.com

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

The private Dining Room at Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar is an ideal venue for a shower, birthday, or elegant dinner party. Offering ocean views, a full bar, and seating for 16, this beautifully appointed room is perfect for your next intimate event.

Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Live Music (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Business Meals (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 17 hours ago

Way too pricey but the food was great. Our waiter wasn’t very good either.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Ambiance great, food great. Portions a little small for my liking, but we had a great experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed our evening. I will be returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Magnificent. The hotel is done on a grand scale, the bar stretches across the entire front of the building overlooking the Pacific. The drinks are well done and the wine list is brief but all excellent choices making choosing a wine or a cocktail easy. The food is spectacular. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great! Outstanding food. Tuna tartar portion was a bit small but otherwise amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for a guest chef special dinner and I was pleased that the regular menu was also available-- so lots of choices. Cocktails were delicious and potent but at $18 , were expensive . Caesar salad was excellent and the guest chef 's linguini with clams was very good, but other dishes were just OK, e.g. California roll, scallops on both menus and eggplant parmigiana.
The atmosphere was celebratory , which was nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We came in for the Quisiana dinner and ordered off of the regular menu as well. Everything was amazing. The view, the food, wine selection and price was right. Going back soon for sushi that looked amazing too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great & portion was perfect! Service was a little off, it seems like our waiter wanted to leave because we were the last table of the night, but he was kind and asked if we still needed anything else.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the experience! Food and service were great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Terrific food, atmosphere was a bit cold

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service was very slow

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

NOT the restaurant it was at one time. We had not been there for 18 months and immediately noticed they had jammed in quite a large number of tables in the dining area. We sat down at 6:00 PM and ordered drinks. 20 minutes later we ordered our food and we did not see our waiter again for over an hour. Others brought our food out and replenished our drinks. My wife's steak was suppose to be medium rare and was almost well done. We decided not to send it back as it took 50 minutes for it to come out, mind you there were only 6-8 other people in the dining area. We were very surprised to see a couple walk in the dining room with a very large dog and instruct the dog to lay down next to their table. As the dining room started to fill the noise level and close proximity of the tables made conversation difficult. The dining attire evident in the room was beach casual. Flip flops and dogs!!!!!! We will not be back. Sad it used to be a wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love this place! We went there for my daughter's birthday and what a great night. The food, view, and action at the bar made the night terrific. I will be going back soon!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I never review but we went there for Christmas lunch and the food and service were just awful and unbelievably expensive

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Holiday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

All good, especially the food which was excellent. Squid Ink pasta the best thing we had. Only real issue was that they forgot that it was a birthday meal, even after being reminded when we sat down. When it got busy, the quality of service dropped off.....they seemed to get a little rushed.

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Beautiful view. The service was good, but our servers seemed quite stretched to cover many tables, which slowed down our access to our waiter. Every dish served to our party of 8 was delicious. Too bad that bread or rolls are not available; we would have liked some. Something is different here...some of the energy and luster is gone with the whole lobby. It's still beautiful and the location is magnificent, but it needs to hit "refresh."

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great sea food and deserts!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything and everyone was excellent and wonderful food and ambience. We will definitely be back to enjoy other experiences 👍

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

For my son and brother's joint birthday dinner, this restaurant pulled out the stops, treating my family like we were celebs. The food is terrific, and everything was just wonderful. It has been years since I've been here, but I'm going to come more often now, because it's just great!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great meal, great service and a super waterfront location.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful if you work on the service and hire more professional waiters you’ll be number one in LA. But we will come back anyways

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service did not meet our expectations. Took too long to be served the appetizers (25 minutes); When the entree arrived, the server had no place to put the plates because no one had taken away the appetizer dishes. My friends and I had to pick up our plates and hold until someone could take from us. I expected much better service from a restaurant like Catch Del Mar. A $400 bill and such a disappointing experience. We will not be going back to this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Six of us went for a special birthday. We were greeted, but no one came back to take our drink orders - for 20 minutes! We sat there with nothing. We complained to the manager, but they really could have cared less and did nothing for us. The restaurant wasn't that busy and another table was having the same issue. Food was good, but we'll never go back. Worst service and management experience we've had at a restaurant in years. Too bad!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

the waiter was awful, felt like he couldn't be bothered at all to serve us and seemed irritated at what I ordered, even though it was an appetizer, it was as much as a dinner entrée - I don't think I will return here, as much as I love the ambience of the hotel itself

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to Catch during sushi happy hour and it did not disappoint! The sushi was creatively presented & super fresh. We also had the oysters, well prepped and easy to eat;)

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, People Watching, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The restaurant views and the food were exceptional

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was A1. Waiter was attentive and patient. Hostess was accommodating. My dish was ok but not worth the hefty price. Only one other person wasn't crazy about his meal. However. drinks were fabulous. Music was awesome. Overall enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Mistakenly thought this location would be like the one in New York. I was very wrong. The sushi was good, the King Crab crostini that the server bragged about was about as tasty as canned crab on toasted rye bread. The scallops were big and pretty good. The atmosphere was like a cafeteria in a nice hotel overlooking people walking along the sidewalk along the beach. The atmosphere was far better in the hotel lounge. No reason to go out of your way to go to this place, but if you're there the food is fairly decent. I'd recommend the sushi. Oh, and for the prices they charge they should put white table clothes on the tables.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (México)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything about Catch was just perfect. It is inside Casa del Mar, which is a bustling hotel in Santa Monica near the beach. The restaurant sits just beside a very popular bar, but the restaurant itself was relative quiet and the food was superb. We started with a Cesar salad and an assortment of sushi and then I had the scallops which I loved and my friend had the roast chicken. He ate every bite. What I really liked is that the food wasn't over engineered. You don't have to reinvent everything all the time. Sometimes it's nice just to have an excellent, classic pice of roast chicken! For desert we split the passion fruit float. I would not hesitate to recommend the restaurant or return myself.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great time and great ambiance. Food was excellent. I had the Sea Bass and friend had the Salmon. Both were excellent. Cold sea food platter for appetizer was also excellent. Only criticism is the corkage fee. Very high at $40 when typical for area is $20-$25.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food and atmosphere was amazing. Service was incredible. I had a wardrobe malfunction and (I think) the restaurant manager who happened to be in our area came to the rescue with three different size safety pins she went all the way to housekeeping for.. It was above the call of duty and I really appreciated it, even if my date would've preferred the view ;)

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Ambiance and food were fantastic. The waiter was a little slow, but it was busy. Not too bad on the front. Great all around.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was excellent. The view of the Santa Monica beach was great. However, the hostess should be replaced. We requested a window seat on our OpenTable reservation , but when we arrived there weren't any two person window tables left. She told us if we want a window table we will have to wait. So we settled for a regular table. To our surprise, about ten minutes later, two ladies came in and the hostess separated a four person window table to seat the ladies. Why can't she do that for us? We are not caucasian. We wonder does race has anything to do with this?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

You can't beat the view, especially at the window-side tables -- there is the Venice beach laid out beneath you, close enough to ogle the sunbathers, and sailboats beating northward -- just gorgeous. The food is good but not great. Very fresh piece of swordfish, yummy tuna poke (see picture), so-so pea soup, very nice floating island. The prices are jaw-dropping, as is typical for a hotel restaurant -- $18 cocktails, which is lot for a Manhattan (they call it Brooklyn, but a rose...), $35 mains, $10 bottle of water. The dining room is beautiful even without the view, a very elegant setting. The service when we were there (early on Wednesday, almost empty room) was slow and spotty -- friendly, but not efficient. I would definitely take out-of-town guests here, especially when the weather back home is undesirable, just for the glam/wow factor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This was an amazing place. The view of the beach was perfect. Definitely go for their daily sushi happy hour. The lobster mango roll was heaven. Their Glasgow Mule cocktail was life 🙌🏾 Dessert wasn't amazing, but not bad. I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Todos estavo INCREIBLE. La comoda de altisima calidad, diferente, super bien atendidos,

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It started off well. The raw dishes we ordered were great. After that, the rest of the food was lackluster. We took the waitress's recommendation and got the squid ink pasta, the "house specialty,", and it was underwhelming. There were three clams in the dish, and one of them wasn't even open. All the shrimp in the dish were overcooked and chewy, as were the calamari. We then had the short rib, which was also overcooked and a bit dry. On top of that, our waitress seemed to disappear for long stretches of time, so we decided to just skip dessert. We were there for my girlfriend's birthday, which I noted in the reservation, but there was never any acknowledgement of that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Requested a window tAble well in advance. Didn't get it. Service very slow although waiter was very nice. Food good but overpriced. We could not get them to bring a check until I literally got up and went over to the bar where the waitstaff was chatting together and asked for the bill. Then it took a few more minutes to come, and then nobody came to take the credit card. I finally took it over to the reservation desk myself and paid it. Truly strange unprofessional behavior. embarrassing and inconvenient. Parking attendant gruff. Patrons waiting were loud drunk and wearing so much perfume we could hardly breathe. There probably won't be a next time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Service was great great strong drinks one of the best steaks I had the mash potatoes with lobster toppings was great and I recommend the shrimp tempura roll.

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