Been to The Catch dozens of times. The service is great and the food is always terrific.
No more high end Newport Beach restaurants for us. The Catch has better food, better service, and ample parking if you don’t wish to valet. We had a very memorable Valentine’s Day dinner with impeccable service by Phillip. We were treated like royalty and served food fit for a king. Best restaurant in the OC for a special occasion. $$ but so worth it.
Had not been to The Catch in a long time and the night exceeded all expectations. My wife made reservations for a V-Day dinner out, which we hadn’t done in a few years due to all the craziness that typically accompanies the day when dining out. The crowd was manageable and service top notch. The Catch did have a special holiday menu but also, to our liking, had their standard menu too. The raw oysters were fresh and clean with great flavor, clam chowder thick and rich with a plenty of clams. A huge tasty wedge, seared ahi and the kimchi brussel sprouts were unbelievable!!! Thanks for a great night out - we’ll be back soon!
Valentine’s Day. Nice meal.
My overall experience was great. My only concern was the limited availability of seating for customers who arrive early. My reservation along with about eight others was for 5:00 which was before the restaurant opened. Only two people were able to be seated in the lobby area. In addition, the manager had a meeting with the waiters just before five which caused the customers to have to wait to be seated a few minutes after five after having to stand waiting for 5:00.
Steaks are a la carte. They came with absolutely nothing on the plate with them. Therefore the presentation was very poor. They should have been dressed up to look better. My steak (16oz ribeye) was ordered as medium well. The inside was fine but the outside was burnt. My wife’s was an 8oz sirloin ordered as medium well also. It was over cooked, dry, and tough. The side dish we had was a fried rice which was good. We brought the remainders of both steaks home. My son says mine was “okay” but my wife’s was terrible.
Phil, our sever was very good and professional and the woman tending bar was very good.
For the prices it was not a very good experience . We had been here for drinks prior to an Angel game and The Catch does that well. Too many other good choice in the general area to return for dinner. By the way, our daughter and husband have been here for dinner and they too thought it was very average.
Exceptional service, food was very tasty. Recommend the table side preps of the Caesars salad and dessert cookie done with liquid nitrogen. Also had a great value on a prix fixe menu.
Fantastic food and service every time
The Catch is always good food and good service. We do wish they would use the main dining room rather than the side - it is more elegant and less noisy from the bar. That said we go when there is no baseball and generally fairly quiet at those times.
We had a reservation for 2 at 6:30 on a Friday night and tickets for a show at the Grove starting at 8. 90 minutes should be plenty. We let our server know this ahead of time. We ordered by 6:40 and by 7:35 we still didn't have our meal. I wasn't about to rush through a $45 steak so I called the manager over to explain. Although we didn't have to pay for the salad that actually showed up it practically ruined an otherwise nice evening. Thankfully Lewis Black was great. I will not be recommending The Catch to anyone.