Catch

4.2
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to Catch!.
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Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 185 people are saying
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vipSJCStu
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My meal was comped by the manager, who was very nice. I wish I had studied the menu more closely before going. It wasn’t the high end restaurant that I was looking for.

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vipJamieM
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately, service was slow and scattered. The bottle of white wine we purchased was almost warm. The calamari was tough and weird, the caesar salad was bland. But the risotto was quite nice.

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KevinJ
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, professional friendly service, great menu, manager exceedingly nice. Great outdoor dining on Ocean Avenue.

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viptennisman35
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely remodeled to reflect updated menu. Service was excellent. Comfortable seating inside and the noise level was okay except when the the roving musician was playing. Variety of menu options. Crab Louie salad was very good and the portion was large. Salmon was overdone. Clam chowder was a bit too starchy and needed salt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Terrible waiter service, nowhere to be found. The clam chowder was a disgrace, tasteless and no clams. Never again.

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Rose
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Grilled salmon and the potatoe pie was excellent

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vip400BeachNeverMisses
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In 20 days in NorCal, Catch was the only restaurant we repeated. Loved it both times.

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JanenJim
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a must for Carmel! We sat inside for dinner and loved the ambient lighting. The service was 5-Star and everything was served at the proper temperature. After being seated we received champagne and caviar. A real treat. Cocktails were generous. We both ordered fish for the entree. The Sand Dabs were my favorite for being hot, tender and favorable. The Halibut was equally delicious, tender and hot. We both had scalloped potatoes on the side. They were tasty but a little salted for my palate. We ordered the Tiramisu and Baklava for dessert. Both delicious. We tried the restaurant after meeting Nadeem AlDawahreh at sister restaurant Dametra Cafe just down the street. @CatchRestaurant, Carmel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our first time in Carmel-by -the Sea and we wanted a seafood dinner. This place was a mistake. Service was terrible. I know places are understaffed and I am a patient person and understand this especially now during these difficult times but if you want totally ignored and left to fend for yourself with mediocre food that was quickly placed on table and then you were left for the duration of dinner with empty drinks than this place is for you. As for us we will never go back. Worst place we visited on our trip. Unfortunately it was the last night of our vacation. Not the way we wanted to end it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, we had a great experience. However, I had asked for outdoor seating early in the day and it was assured that we would have it. When we arrived, we were told we had to wait 25 minutes for our reservation - The person on the phone did not update our reservation which was a little disappointing.

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Ryan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner - food was excellent, but overall expensive. Great service

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vip400BeachNeverMisses
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved everything we had, the ambiance and the experience in general. Never, and we mean we NEVER do this on a trip, but actually going back to enjoy more before our vacation ends.

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mclin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The appetizer and salad were very good but the entrees were disappointing. Both fish dinners were overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For us, the service was not very attentive. We had to flag them down to ask for water, bread and more drinks.

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vipGaryJ
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate lunch indoors. Excellent service and food. Not too crowded. All outside tables were taken.

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TitaU
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good place to eat when you’re in Carmel. Food and service is great.

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vipSugarBabe
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Had a great dinner. Will be back when in the area.

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vipPennyL
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was ok. So many better restaurants in area. Food was ok not great not bad. Not a large selection of fish and some items were out. Not a do over for me

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We did not enjoy Catch at all. The service was horrible. We waited at our table for at least 10 minutes before anyone approached us. And, everything got worse from there. The entire restaurant must have turned over twice and we were still waiting for our inedible food only to find out they got one of the entrees wrong. We got the check and left. I do not recommend this place at all. In fact, stay away!

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KatDB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch is the best place for seafood in Carmel-by-the-Sea! Outstanding fresh lobster and scallops, super fresh vegetables and greens, amazing flavors. Service is timely, kind, and considerate. The outdoor seating is lovely, a great place to watch people, the street ambiance, and the sunset. The complimentary happy hour champagne and caviar are unique, and go really well together! We try different restaurants in Carmel when we visit, but Catch is always on our list, because we know the quality of everything there will be outstanding.

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vipRonB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not all items on the menu were available and we’re not inform about it - either on the website or here at opentable. Very disappointed…

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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abcd
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The biggest disappoint here was the service. Our waiter lacked interest, engagement and attention to detail. Note, this is the sister restaurant to Portobella. The ambiance is nice at Catch and the team from next door appeared to step in and help support. While nothing was so off with Catch, it appears to have far greater potential than it was executing for us this night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh seafood and a very attentive staff. This was lunch time. I had Fruits de la mar (no cream, broth based) and husband had fish and chips (fresh fish filets). We have never had fresh fish like this. Expensive but well worth the experience.

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vipsaddened
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This restaurant was a huge disappointment. The service was terrible. The waiter did not know the correct soup of the day. I had to ask for the amuse bousche after the waiter failed to mention it. They delivered the wrong dish to our table and did not correct the mistake until after I had taken a bite of someone else's meal. They then swapped the plates. He was not at all attentive, but appeared to be standing around, he was not over worked. Sadly, the food was equally poor. The sand dabs, prepared piccata style were overcooked and flavorless. The accompanying mashed potatoes were gummy and had lumps of potato that were not mashed. The clam chowder tasted like it had been poured out of a can and warmed up. I am so sorry that the restaurant, which sounded good was so incredibly poor.

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lbsesq
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but service a bit erratic. Overall, a nice experience

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vipGabby
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety of seafood and good services

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vipSuzanneT
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Unfortunately, the restaurant computer system was down which made it very difficult for the staff to operate effectively.
They did the best they could and we commend them for that.

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vipClaireC
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor experience with our dog joining us. Delicious Crab cakes!

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SusanF
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with lots of interesting choices! We had the open face lobster sandwiches and they were stuffed full of lobster! Delicious! The dessert menu is also awesome. The decor was very hip and fun. We’ll be back!

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RichardC
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Nice location on Ocean Avenue bu probably the worst meal & service I've experienced in Carmel in years. Halibut dry & tasteless. Calamari steak overbreaded. Best thing on the menu is the bread. Primary waiter was sullen & inattentive. If this place lasts another year it will be a miracle.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at The Catch. The Halibut was excellent ! The fried calamari appetizer was really good too . Service was very good . Overall a great experience !

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is very good as was the food. Our waiter, Augustine, was friendly, attentive, and professional. Do you lobster risotto was excellent!

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vipJoannZ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food! Everything was fabulous!
Great menu! So 😀 glad we went to dinner!

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vipmpls5628
Minneapolis
70 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just very average at best lobster roll. No flavor and could have used a sauce.

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vipPVMom
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This spot is super as it is on Ocean Ave and the inside of the restaurant is beautiful! We sat outside on the street at a darling table in the corner. I think the waiter forgot us! Everyone that sat down after us was served first. They were out of Crab Cakes at 7pm on a Tues night! And the main course was just average. The halibut tasted frozen and the rice pilaf very boring. The pasta dish was just so so! For the amount of $$, I will not be back. There are many other options to try. I was excited to try Catch but it did not meet up with my expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great food terrible service. Waited for a w

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We started with a Greek salad, mind you, we’ve traveled to Greece and had the real deal. We were very disappointed in the salad they served, which wasn’t a Greek salad. My hubby had the New York streak and potatoes. It was so so… I had a shrimp skewer, it had a decent flavor but the texture was strange, kind of like it was sitting under a heating lamp for 20 minutes. The couple sitting next to us also said that their dinner was mediocre at best. Won’t be going back. On a positive note, the serve staff was pleasant and attentive.

FAQs

Catch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-5659.

Catch is rated 4.2 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.