TRENDY- MODERN- SEAFOOD – MEGA RESTAURANT
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FOOD-7.5 SERVICE-7 DECOR-7.5 PRICE- MODERATE VIBE- MEAT PACKING NIGHT-OUT
Recently opened during September Fashion Week in New York, CATCH is the new seafood mega-restaurant on the corner of 13th and 9th Avenue in the Meat Packing District.
It is all a mega restaurant for the masses could ever want to be. Three floors consisting of restaurant space, bars and a rooftop with open kitchens everywhere which gives a lot of ambience. The décor is the modern wooden design of the moment, lit with candles and since it is so big can accommodate dates right up to large groups.
The menu is mainly seafood with a few exceptions and features sushi, raw dishes and main courses.
Ceviche shrimp, snapper, orange $15 – The Ceviche with shrimp, snapper, orange was light, fresh and well balanced. One of the best dishes.
Crab-Stuffed Calamari chorizo, chickpea, piquillo, mint, chili-lime $16 – The interesting Crab-Stuffed Calamari with chorizo, chickpea, piquillo, mint, chili-limewas warm and bold as the spicy meatiness of the chorizo gave a lot of body to the dish.
Hellfire Roll spicy tuna two-ways, pear, balsamic $14 – The Hellfire Roll spicy tuna two-ways with pear and balsamic was good but nothing amazing. The flavours didn’t really stand out as you would imagine.
Scallop & Cauliflower pistachio, tamarind brown butter $26 – The Scallop & Cauliflower with pistachio and tamarind brown butter was a lovely classic dish. The flavours were mild and the scallops cooked perfectly but for a main course it was very small.
Herb-Roasted Branzino creamy vegetable basmati $48 – The Herb-Roasted Branzino creamy vegetable basmati was a impressive roasted fish dish. A good sized fish stuffed with a basmati rice pilaf that was interestingly prepared with Mediterranean herbs and vegetables. It tasted much better than I expected.
Paired with a nice Sauvignon Blanc from California and it’s a nice healthy meal to start a fun night out in a buzzing part of town.
Chefs cooking in the open kitchen
Overall: CATCH is a great place to take friends to enjoy the buzz of New York city, in a attractive, trendy mega restaurant, steps away from all Meat Packing District nightlife has to offer. The food is fresh, delicious and healthy.
LIGHT AND EASY ”Fish and Ceviche”
21 9th Ave
Btwn 13th & Little W 12th St, New York