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Catch de Fish

147 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10003
at 15th St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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So not worth it!

By FJNY on 2/13/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Big disappointment! Despite the enjoyment and cost savings of their BYOB policy - in the end, the food just wasn't worth the price...and yes, that's factoring in the fact that we brought our own wine. The coconut soup was tasty - but overpriced at $8. The trout entree was full of bones and scales - I literally gave up pulling the scales out of my mouth and ended up spitting out the whole mouthful. And the "Catch de Basil" had no basil in it. Literally. And when I asked about it, they said it was a part of the red pepper dipping sauce. Didn't taste any basil in there either. The whole dish - not enough seafood to warrant the $20 price tag, btw - tasted overwhelmingly of orange. This is not a flavor or ingredient that is listed in the menu description.......and regardless, when I order something named the Catch de Basil, I want to taste basil. Since we found the trout inedible and didn't enjoy the orange-flavored seafood, we ended up grabbing a sandwich afterward as we were still hungry. So depsite the BYOB policy, we will never be back.

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Good standby...

By ksherry on 10/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The main highlight of this joint is the fact that it is BYOB and it can usually accommodate a large group of people on the weekend. It it good consistent thai Food, but not definitely not a do or die. The Mussels are great, definitely have a bit of a kick to them. The salads are pretty middle of the road. The seabass is a good seafood choice - one of my top picks. Salmon always standard steady. Scallops - OK, smaller dish. Jasmine Rice is also better than the white rice. good random weeknight dinner place, works for dates - good for larger groups - (they def want you there on time). The service is ehhh, but gets the job done.

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107 out of 211 people found this review helpful.

Exotic, beautiful and elegant food

By karinahmat on 10/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

As you walk in, the smiles and general pleasantness of the staff make you feel right at home. BYOB: they offer wine and if you bring your own you have to order an app and an entrée. We started with salad w/peanut dressing and shrimp spring rolls. The rolls had a mix of crunchy vegetables with shrimp and amazing sauces. The salad was fresh with delicious apples that paired well with the peanut dressing. Our dinner was out of this world....Chilean Sea Bass with Ginger sauce which came with an amazing mix of vegetables. Throw in some brown rice and what a perfect meal. The presentation of each plate was exotic, beautiful and elegant. Our waiters made sure our glasses were topped off and that we were enjoying our meal. The finale to this heart racing journey of amazing-ness was a perfectly full flavored scoop of green tea ice cream, covered with just a bit of caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. Thanks to Peter and his amazing staff for a memorable and wonderful night. We will be back soon (perhaps tonight!)!!! One of the best restaurants I have set foot in this town.

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