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“Great little restaurant in Brookline”
Review of The Daily Catch

The Daily Catch
Ranked #10 of 203 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Romantic
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Beijing, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant in Brookline”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Had dinner today at Daily Catch. The food was SOOOO good! We had the fried calamari and their famous lobster pasta. Seafood there was absolutely fantastic, and they made one of the best pasta in town. The food came in large portion too. It was very much enough for 3 people. Although there was only one waitress there, we still got decent service.

The only negative thing is that the aircon was off, and it was almost 90 degrees today. Hope they can get the aircon fixed soon.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Thurein_Htet
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Tyson VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is by far the best restaurant in Brookline. If you are visiting or live in Brookline you need to check out the restaurant. I walked past it yesterday and talked myself out of eating there because it was so small but that was a mistake because I missed a chance to eat their amazing food.. I would recommend the calamari meatballs they were great.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank John S
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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing seafood and pasta!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is the restaurant on Hanover Street in the North End (there are others). http://www.dailycatch.com/northend.html

We waited about a half hour for seats for four, and it was well worth the wait. There are all of 20 seats in the place (2 tables of six, one of four, two of two), and you share the floor space with the one-man kitchen.

We started with a large plate of fried calamari, having watched the chef/cook dredge the calamari, fry them and plate them. Amazing. Tasty, of course, but soft and almost buttery. Yes, calamari.

Three of us shared two pasta dishes: One was the house specialty, homemade black pasta, prepared puttanesca style. Rich, thick puree of black olives, anchovy paste, and oh just a weeeee bit of garlic. (No vampires need apply.) Served in the skillet in which it was prepared. Overwhelmingly tasty.

Also linguine with red clam sauce, also served in the skillet. Also with just a weeeee bit of garlic. A simple dish, perhaps, but it can be made like anyplace else, or it can be made truly unique. This one is worth the price of admission, as they say.

Our fourth, a tween with (shall we say) somewhat selective tastes, had a side of fettucine alfredo. A "side", of course, is what I would have called a "soup plate" in size. Again, an ordinary dish in name, but when it's prepared *so* well..... If you have kids, suffice to say that she ate every bit of it.

We also had a side of broccoli sauteed in garlic, which was (and we watched it made, like everything else) broccoli that was sauteed in (oil and) garlic. How often have you had a plate of broccoli that was itself *exciting*?? Really, I mean that. Every crumb was consumed.

Dinner came with fresh bread. We know it was fresh because, while we were waiting on line outside, we saw the floor guy (waiter, manager, maybe he owns the place?) run across the street to the bakery and come back with his arms loaded with loaves of bread. Then, once inside, we watched him cut and slice it. We finished ours in no time flat, and he replenished it almost immediately. It came in handy to sop up all of the sauces (see above).

You can't help but get friendly with other patrons if you're so inclined, but for such a tiny place you can keep to yourselves too. We enjoyed watching the banter between the chef/cook and the floor guy (the third staff member washes the dishes, perpetually it seems) and sometimes other patrons. He was very quick with the answer to our question of where to go for dessert (bakery down the street, not the source of the bread), and he was right on the money with that one too.

This place is special. Go, and go hungry.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

For a while this 'teeny, tiny, perfect' Italian seafood neighbourhood restaurant was off the radar (closed) and now it is BACK and had not miss a beat. The simple, succulent seafood & squid ink pasta are 'numero uno', the price is 'fantastico' and the service is 'fast, furious and great'!!!!!!!!!! Be prepare to dine at 'early bird' hours as space is limited but it is well-worth the rush.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank connie l
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant at brookline”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Daily catch have two restaurant at boston, one at Coolidge corner one at downtown.

This one is so cute, the food is fantastic , I personally like the black pasta, and the calms casino.

There is only one waiter, so you will find he or she so busy everyday.

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Thank leyong t
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