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Catch & Release

95 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Groups (78)

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Catch & Release is a fun, casual seafood restaurant serving up fresh dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. The high ceilings, white walls and hanging nautical lights make the inside of the restaurant feel open and stylish at the same time. Bright red chairs next to dark wood tables fill the dining room, and ropes that might have come off a ship weave their way back and forth between the rafters overhead.

The menu is a seafood lover's dream. Chef Jason Neroni is known throughout Los Angeles for his delicious seafood dishes, and Catch & Release is no exception. Appetizers include little-neck clams, bay scallops, Dungeness crab and oysters on the half shell. Guests who come hungry can order one of Catch & Release's combination platters like The Mariner or The Baller, which feature different amounts of four to six appetizer items.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(310) 893-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Neroni
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Cross street
Lincoln Boulevard
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Parking details
We offer free parking inside our building.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDanielleM (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

This place is closed. Sad ... is was really great!

vipGooglegirl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

Another great casual but sophisticated seafood restaurant on the west side. Small menu but very fresh beautifully prepared seafood. HoJo style clam strips outstanding. Unique well done cocktails. Wonderfully prepared swordfish and branzino. Will go back. Wait service terrific. Great people.

Ollie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

Most importantly the food was good. Especially the Atlantic swordfish
Also, the service was very friendly and helpful. I was a little disappointed
with the ambiance. From the street it looks like a classy place but when you
walk in you feel that you went in the wrong door. Most of the seating is metal
picnic tables. There is virtually no decor and the noise level is enhanced by the
echo in the room. All in all, I will go back.

rasputin (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

Food selections were unique. Service was very good. Wine list was not extensive, but good choices. Noise level was high inside the restaurant, but quite nice on the patio.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2015

Everything that we ate was amazing. Went with my friend and we shared everything so we could try more. Started with the hojo fried clams, and they were as good as the ones we had when we were little. Next we had the oysters, which were as fresh and delicious as could be. After that we had one of the best lobster rolls that I have ever had. Can't wait to go back!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

This place is strangely not as popular as it should be. Some of the best seafood dishes I've ever tasted. Didn't have one average or bad thing. It was all outstanding. Our servers suggestions were spot on and the wines were beautiful. New favorite!

vipDH90291 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

Food was really just average. Buttered rolls were like warm and dry. Salad was bland other than the bleu cheese. Fish and chips was over battered and over fine. Cole slaw was too heavy with mayo. Brussell sprouts were over seasoned and over done. Typical of the chefs coming at superba and rose cafe, he uses tons of oil, butter and salt. Atmosphere was kitche and loud and wasn't that interesting. Service was good and our waiter seemed interested and concerned. Overall, it's fine if your in the hood seeing a movie etc but for this kind of cooking salt air, fishing with dynamite, blue plate oysterette and water grill are all much better

vipvenicefoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

But i do not like the loud music. i guess i am getting older.

LPHovercraft (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

Comfortable setting, knowledable server and excellent menu. Highly recommended.

vipLaRubia (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

Kind of hard to believe it, but I may have found Brussels Sprouts that supplant my current faves from Tin Roof Bistro. Sweet little things, roasted, with lots of Parmesean and garlic to give them a pesto-y quality. Yum. We were stuffed but kept eating them, because. The cod poutine was a *great* twist on the French Canadian classic, much lighter and tastier. My dining partner devoured his huevos rancheros, and the rest of us weren't far behind with our Salmon Benedict and Shrimp and Grits. Add bottomless mimosas and Bloodys (margaritas were also a choice, but none of us partook, so I can't comment), and it was a great way to while away a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

VeniceMom (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

We sat outside at the far end of the patio and had a nice quiet nook. We dined with another couple who we hadn't seen in a while and so we wanted to catch up and enjoy conversation. The table was perfect for that. The staff was friendly and attentive - and gave great recommendations. We loved the buratta and the ho jo clams for appetizers and then all shared the branzino (delicious), lobster roll (really good!), brussle sprouts, and fried chicken. Everything was great - and we'd definitely go back. Liked the casual vibe. Felt like a good old fashion fish house - but with extra care.

vipNena (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2015

We have been there at least 5 times, so tht gives the idea we think it is good

asdfdgh (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

The food was good. However, our server, Sam, left a lot to be desired. She made the entire dinner very awkward, and was attentive at the wrong times. After bringing over our starters she told us she now would put in our dinner order, and the fish would take 45 minutes. What? Why wouldn't you just put that in, and why are you telling us now? Side note: it only took about 20 minutes to come out. So why worry your table with an unnecessary time stamp? Our meal needed to be filleted, and we sat with a whole fish on our table for 10 minutes waiting/watching her avoid us until we finally did it ourselves. Only after it was done, she came over, reached onto my plate where I had begun eating and started to touch my food. She also kept pushing pasta as a side for fish (mind you it was another entree), which left my friend and I wondering if she had a pasta quota to meet as pasta is a very odd side to pair with fish, and she continued to push it over and over. She made it seem like the fish and our sides (veggies & rolls) wouldn't be enough food even though the meal was "for two." I had not even had a bite yet when she came and asked if I was full. How would I know yet? The entire experience was beyond awkward, and my friend and I felt she was staring us down every time she came over. She misspoke quite a few times (calling all of the cocktails handmade (?) how else would they be made? And the tea I ordered at the end of the night handmade - a weird way to describe tea. Again, the food was good. But not great, and due to service made the entire experience less than enjoyable.

vipvenicefoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

we went there on a crowded friday night and still they were able to take care of us. the food is truly wonderful!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

Great food! Waiter took time to explain textures and consistency to avoid surprises and made great suggestions with salad, sides & entree pairings.