This three-story megarestaurant specializes in Asian-inflected seafood platters executed by executive chef John Beatty. The 260-seat space features an oyster bar and bistro on the first floor, an open kitchen and two chef's tables on the second level, and a glass-enclosed lounge and rooftop terrace in the penthouse. Diners can choose from a wide-ranging menu that includes dishes like octopus carpaccio dressed with wasabi, soy and ginger; Dungeness crab tagliatelle with flying-fish roe and tomato sauce; and a crispy whole red snapper with oyster mushrooms and a chili-garlic sauce.
21 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 13th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–3:30pm, 5:30pm–12:30am; Sat, Sun noon–4pm, 5:30pm–12:30am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC V|
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Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
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Booked brunch at Catch to kick off a bachelorette party weekend. The rooftop was great on a beautiful summer day (though portions of it probably needed more umbrella coverage as a group near us had to be moved inside because they were completely baking in the sun). I was pleasantly surprised by how hearty and delicious the Farro Health Bowl was - at first it seemed like an unusual choice for a boozey brunch but it was perfect. The Avocado French Toast was also a major hit.
This is by far one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. Be warned: you will want to eat everything on the menu. From unique sushi options, to cooked fish dishes, everything truly is superb. The quality of the fish cannot be understated. I tried the tartare trio, the catch roll, the lobster mac n cheese, the tomato burrata, and the grilled octopus -- each dish was better than the last. The servers were polite and super knowledgeable about the menu. Seating options include a well-designed indoor space, as well as a beautiful rooftop. I will be returning, repeatedly.
While Catch is an overall impressive restaurant, the real stars are the seafood dishes. Expertly done with meticulous attention to detail, the fish here really shines. Recently had the red snapper over lobster mashed potatoes and the lobster mac n cheese. Red snapper was cooked perfectly with a delicious crispy skin. Lobster mashed potatoes and lobster mac n cheese oozed decadence. Both dishes were presented beautifully and very well thought out. They have rooftop seating which you should definitely take advantage of for some fresh air and beautiful views of the city. The menu is a bit pricey, so be prepared to spend some serious cash. I do plan on coming back to try lots of other items I had my eye on!