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“Enjoyable evening”
Review of Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar - CLOSED

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cross street: M Street
Transit: The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn on the Blue Line. You then can take the Georgetown Connector for $1.00 to M Street and 31st.
Description: Experience Georgetown's hidden gem! Located in Canal Square (M St and 31st St) you can choose from either a cozy table near one of our two stone fireplaces or request outdoor dining along the historic C&O Canal. Sea Catch is proud to serve only the freshest seafood. Sea Catch has one of the largest Raw Bars in Washington DC, which serves an average of 6 to 12 East and West Coast oysters. Dinner Specials change daily to take advantage of the freshest produce available. Make sure to look at our Extensive Wine by the Bottle and Wine by the Glass lists as well as our Seasonal Cocktail (feat: mojitos and margaritas), Elixir & Distinctive Martinis, Specialty Cocktail & Martini menus. Enjoy $1 OYSTERS AND HALF PRICE DRINK SPECIALS DURING HAPPY HOUR, Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Celebrate Holidays and Special Occasions with a gift certificate from Sea Catch.*SEASONAL OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING!* (We do not accept reservations for our outdoor seating.)
Cambridge, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We celebrated our last night in Washington at the Sea Catch Restaurant. We had reserved ahead, and it was a good thing, as even on a Wednesday night the place was packed. There were several conference groups that descended on the place all together, making service slow until the groups were settled in and had their first drinks.

The food was very good. Fresh fish, prepared and served well. However, the service was a bit "hit and miss", with some requested items arriving quickly and with a smile, and others (like a request for appropriate cutlery) having to be repeated. In fact, our mussel cutlery did not arrive until we had finished the course. Had we waited, the mussels would have been cold.

The restaurant is in a renovated historic building in the basement level, and is rather dark, but very interesting. There was an outdoor eating area overlooking the old canal, but it was too cold, rainy and dark to eat there while we were there. It looked as though it would have been a nice area in good weather.

Despite the glitches in service, we did have an enjoyable evening meal.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Helen W
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good seafood near our hotel”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Excellent oysters and steamed shell fish
Large serves-2 starters enough for me
Good wine list
A bit dark and in a basement

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Only Restaurant on the C&O Canal”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

It does have a nice food, but I go there in the spring-summer because they have nice tables on the C&O Canal, and they are the only one. They do have nice fish and a variety of oysters. In the same area you also can visit Art Galleries and the place of birth of the first computer.

1 Thank darwinsail
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
551 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Pleasant Restaurant”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

An okay seafood restaurant with pleasant service and nice atmosphere. Both inside and outside dining options

Visited October 2012
Thank larryderm
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Food great, not sure about the staff...”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Not sure what it is about Sea Catch? Every time we go we end up with the impression that their wait staff are on some sort of work-release programme and never being quite on the ball.Having said that, the sea food is amazing.

Visited October 2012
Thank Kristine S
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