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Posted by Jsn on 12/08/2011
The GOOD: The Catch Roll (salmon & crab w/ honey miso glaze) was FANTASTIC! Should've just ordered 3 rolls of this for myself. The Crispy Shrimp was AWESOME! Spicy, tender, perfection. Could've eaten 3 orders of this also. Dungeness Crab Spaghetti -- Really good! Good hearty plate for sharing. Should've ended our meal after this. THE BAD: The waiter sold us on Chef Hung's Top-Chef winning entree of Scallops w/ Cauliflower puree. DO NOT GET THIS. It was $33 for the poorest plate of food I ever had. I couldn't finish this...and I have never not finished a plate of scallops. The scallops tasted barely cooked w/ zero caramelization, and the sauce on top tasted like diluted peanut butter. And the cauliflower puree was like baby food with a soapy plasticky taste. AVOID THIS DISH. I understand the restaurant is new & extremely busy, but we had to wait almost 15 mins before the waiter remembered to pour us our wine. And the wine pours are ridiculously little for the price. For $14/glass, I expect about twice what was poured. Our waiter was kinda an airhead and took too long to do everything. Our meal of 3 appetizers, half dozen oysters, scallops entree, and 4 glasses of wine came to $230 pre-gratuity.
Posted by Kristian Rex on 11/30/2011
Just recently on the day after Thanksgiving our family went to CATCH for probably our 5th time. It was amazing as always, but the other night was ridiculous. In a very good way. The service was totally on top of it, we were greeted at the door, seated within minutes, we were greeted by our waiter, and our drink order was taken and delivered right away. The place is beautiful, a very cool scene indeed, and the entire place has a real nice vibe to it. The food was amazing, succulent, every dish, especially the do not miss Lobster Macaroni ( truly decadent ), the herb-roasted Branzino and crusted Snapper scrumptious, the sushi, oysters, and crab legs were perfect, fresh, and tasty, our waiter paired us with some great wines, and the bus staff was very attentive. The entire place had this nice downtown understated conversation going, it was packed with the hungry tragically hip scenesters, there was no rushing about by the staff, plenty to go around, and there was a nice "buzz about," underscored by a great music track that was just the right volume. There is no doubt you will love this new restaurant as much as our family does. Already looking forward to our Christmas visit.
Posted by C C on 11/16/2011
Service in even the best Manhattan restaurants is crap, so my expectations are low. That said, you really just need to take my order and I give you 4 stars. Service and front desk here is crap. Fake nice or inattentive. Or really pretentious.(Think Bouncer and TSA style attitude that really makes you want to make comments about the powerless power tripping) Food at Catch, however, is amazing. Love the crab spaghetti and lobster mac n cheese for appetizer. The scallop with mashed cauliflower and pistachios is awesome. Top Chef Hung is the real deal. I would come back again and again for the food. Not overrated. Sushi was a little fishy so ok skip that. Really just wish that food service in Manhattan's best restaurants was better.
Posted by anonymous on 11/05/2011
This isn't even about working out the kinks.. the service was beyond atrocious. We never saw our waitress and I had to beg for bread. We saw it at the end of the meal after coffee.. The sommelier was absent. God knows the waitress had no clue about the wine list. You do not need to make a reservation the place is huge and they have two big sushi bars. Easy to come and just grab a bite there..
Posted by Cade45 on 10/25/2011
The Food at Catch is a 10/10, the atmosphere is a 10/10, theres hasnt been a place in the meat packing district where u get both in i dont know how long.
Posted by Princess oink on 10/16/2011
Great atmosphere and I hope this place gains in popularity. The dungeness crab spaghetti was insanely yummy and so was the popcorn shrimp. The dessert we had was crazy good. The banana brûlée split. Share it between two people. I am still thinking about it. Pricey but good enough to come back!