Catch 31

4.4
56 reviews
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Fabulously Fresh and In-Season at Our Virginia Beach Seafood Restaurant

Located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Catch 31 showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and an inspired farm to table menu of hardwood grilled fish, succulent steaks, wood-fire baked flatbreads, decadent desserts and an incomparable raw bar.

The freshest produce and seafood is sourced daily by our chefs from local farms and docks to be expertly prepared any way you like it - mesquite wood-fire grilled, bronzed or blackened.

For an upscale-casual dining experience at the most iconic location on the oceanfront, grab a patio table with a fire pit overlooking Neptune's Park and enjoy free live entertainment nightly in season.
What 56 People Are Saying
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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server made the experience a great one. The food was good but not anything that will bring me back again. Vanessa made our dinner for us. She was knowleable, engaging and always at the table when we needed her. She recommended a nice wine and appetizer to start our night. Service is the key.

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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was wonderful! Great service, awesome food and the ambiance was outstanding.

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L
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Daughter visiting Va beach area and wanted something different to eat. Also celebrated a birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Nikki was excellent!!!!

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WC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The busboy was terrible. Couldn’t care less our server was very good as was the food. I love this restaurant but they need to pay better attention to there staff.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience like always. We will be coming back again.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time eating at catch 31 and I have enjoyed it everytime. The service is outstanding and the waiters are extremely courteous and professional. The atmosphere is great and the restaurant is very clean.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, I believe his name was Mark, was so incredibly wonderful! Our table had a few issues outside of his doing, but he was quick to make sure we all were fully satisfied with our experience. He truly went above and beyond. Hopefully next time we have Mark as our server during future visits.

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Great Service! Great Atmosphere! Will definitely go again!

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D
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good, however the wine by the glass selection is poor, seams that in the last 6 to 12 months the food and service has declined and the wine by the glass selection has gone from okay to poor. Staff attitude and attention to details has gone down overall.

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Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been to Catch since the ownership change, and we were very happy to find that the food and service continue to be at the same high level. Excellent family dinner with our grown children.

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h
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Kinda meh, but overall, not bad. Nothing to write home about. Kind of like an upscale, seafood-centric Denny’s. Odd that there’s two restaurants in one without any clear delineation between the two - was I actually at Catch 31, or at Salacia? I’ll never know.

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week night out..we will be back!

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BD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! Service is always good but we had the best server we've ever had there.
His knowledge of the menu and recommendations were spot-on!

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C
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Came for my husband’s birthday and he was not happy with his food . He order the Beachcomber , food was bland and had no seasoning . He sent it back and just got a burger instead .

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food great service, I would definitely go again

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very romantic atmosphere was nice, exactly what I was looking for on Valentine's Day!! The food was great service was great beautiful scenery. Waitress was wonderful the chefs were great!! Overall very nice!!!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was both of our first times dining there. The live music overpowered a lot of the noise level, but we enjoyed it. They then started to play regular music, which I enjoyed. The food was good, we weren’t used to fine dining. The cost was very high, as expected. One thing I took note of (and I could be wrong) we were automatically charged gratuity which was applied to our total (as to be expected with the total cost) but the couple next to us was not. I could have read things wrong, but it caused me to feel as though we were somehow judged based on our appearance or being younger. We didn’t let it ruin our night though. I was still happy to pay the original gratuity and then I tipped the waiter additionally (which I didn’t have to but I was happy to because he did a great job). Probably won’t go back, but it’s a great experience to have once in a lifetime.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned for our second time to partake in their Valentine’s Day special menu. The ambiance was special, the service very attentive and the food selection was delicious. The dessert was only average and I was most disappointed in the lack of special little things for the price tag. At $89 a person I would have expected a nice glass of champagne or even a flower for my wife on the way out. But was just the three course menu. Think i’ll be looking for a place with a more special touch for next years valentine’s day $200 night out.

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F
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would definitely tell anyone how disappointed I was when I took family to Catch 31 on Valentine’s Day and found they only had a price fixed menu without the items which I had desired. I should have been told this when I made reservations by calling the restaurant directly well in advance. While the food and the service were good they were not worth over $600 for 5. Also, told that the following night would be regular menu and, again, they had the same price fixed menu from the night before but did have a very limited bar menu, as well. Again, I was unable to get the items that I really wanted. I anticipate that I will not stay at the Hilton again and I will not eat at Catch 31 again. I admit that I had previously enjoyed eating at Catch 31 very much.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We came for Valentine’s Day and had great service but the food was lackluster. My steak was very undercooked, and tasteless sides. Did not live up to the cost

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. She has always wanted to try it and everything was perfect! I’ve eaten there a few times and it never fails to impress. Great food! Great service!

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Few menu choices, chef is trying to be NY and he ain't

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B
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the off season for Virginia Beach but I still really enjoyed the restaurant. The staff was plentiful and very friendly. Great seafood options. I enjoyed the calamari. Look forward to going back when I am in town next.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive but not too over the top and in your face. Andre was a great waiter and explained the options clearly and recommended items which was really helpful.
Food was excellent, children's fish was really good.

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L
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My husbands 70th birthday. Our server was great....attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the meal (whole Red snapper) was tasteless and the vegetables were undercooked. They advertised a new menu and chef. Not impressed with either.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Not only a great place to enjoy an evening with friends and family, but just as good for a nice evening with someone special. Have been here multiple times and will return again. Have never had bad food or service!

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BV
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters on the half-shell were fresh, plump, and salty - the dinner came out hot and delicious

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DD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Andre, who knew the menu very well. Fresh, local ingredients.
We will definitely return.

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AM
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. It's definitely a nice hotel restaurant. The food was above par when compared with traditional hotel restaurants, especially since the fresh seafood bar looked amazing. EVerything was cooked to order. Our server, Nicole was very nice and friendly and helpful and well versed in the menu options.

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LW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. We have been here several times before and quality is consistent. Cheesecake seems to get a little smaller every year. Our table was in a row with other tables only about 18" apart which makes for little privacy and hinders conversation when it is so easy to hear other people talking so close to us. That is why I rated ambiance lower.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. Typical fancy experience at the oceanfront, nothing extraordinary.

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RI
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Christmas Day.. Food was OK but Waiter was not attentive and had a BAD ATTITUDE..., waited far too long for basic wait staff functions. Our entire group had to wear their winter coat during dinner because it was freezing in the Restaurant. People entering and exiting multiple doors and holding open left us feeling like we were outside. Far too many doors open to the outside. Many others around us also were wearing heavy coats and even some wore stocking hats at the dinner table.. RIDICULOUS !!!

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B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

In my opinion, if you want a scenic place to drink, Catch 31 is where you should go, because alcohol is what this place does best. If you’re looking for a raw bar, appetizers, or creative choices for lunch, you’ll be satisfied. Don’t order anything with rice, though. The kitchen doesn’t seem to know how to cook rice and that it shouldn’t be crunchy.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitress, food well prepared and presented. Overall, lovely experience which is quite surprising considering it is in a hotel.

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LW
Richmond
273 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dining experience. Service is outstanding and efficient. Seafood Tower is worth the 50. price with lots of delicious seafood. Excellent seafood choices, fresh and tasty 😋 Special occasion place, or just out for a great dining experience. Highly recommend 😊

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BC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff and service were very friendly. A bit noisy due to the open floor plan but still an enjoyable evening.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for our 1st Wedding Anniversary!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited Catch 31 for our Saturday night date. Our waiter Steven delivered attentive and professional service. The tuna tasted like it was caught fresh that day. They offer 3 different cooking methods. I selected wood fire grilled and it was excellent. The oysters from the raw bar were delicious also. We will definitely return next time we visit Virginia Beach.

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U
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and outstanding service. I started with a mixed greens salad and bread. The salad was dressed nicely with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and the bread was slightly crusty and served with real butter at just the right temperature. I ordered a glass of St Supery Sauvignon Blanc which paired nicely with yellowfin tuna. I got the tuna prepared with the bronzed option at a rare temperature. It was cooked to absolute perfection and accompanied by yummy mashed sweet potatoes and kale for sides. Scottie was my server and provided outstanding service, hitting that sweet spot of coming by just enough to ensure my needs were being met but not so much as to be irritating. He was friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable regarding my questions about the menu items. If I’m ever in the area again, I will return.

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