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“What a wonderful seafood restaurant”
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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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.)
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had such a good meal, oysters, lobster, fabulous, great service, wonderful winelist, we loved it and it must be fantastic in summer with that terrace

1  Thank AnnCederhall
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place is amazing. combines good ambiance and good food. It has a pricey, but very good seafood menu. The dishes are always fresh, and the service is excellent. I would say the highlight of it all are the amazing bloody marys you can have while eating some oysters at the bar during their oyster happy hour! Great option for locals, and everyone looking for a great dining experience!

Thank Atete
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Sea Catch may have ruined me for crab cakes ordered anywhere else. Had the most delectable ones there in November, to celebrate my husband's birthday while we were on travel to the area. Then made the mistake of having them at a Joe's Crab Shack a few weeks later. Sea Catch provided one of the more memorable birthday dinners - cozy setting overlooking the water, great service (actually it was election eve and DC was like a ghost town at 7 pm!), and I can hardly wait to go back. Perhaps at a busier time it would have been a bit noisy but on this particular night, it was perfect.

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Thank Insalata17
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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.

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Thank Helen W
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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

Thank NIGEL S
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