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Sep 18, 2008 09:31 AM

Sea Catch in Georgetown?

I had an evening meeting in the neighborhood and wandered into Sea Catch by mistake. I had no idea it was there and it looks really lovely. Is the food any good? A place like that would be splurge-y for me, so if it's another lackluster restaurant-with-a-view I won't bother. But it was so pretty I want to go back just to spend the evening in the space.

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  1. I haven't been there in YEARS, but the couple of times I've been, it was very good. I remember a gigantic shrimp cocktail and some very well-prepared seafood. You might want to see if there are any recent reviews online or anything. I always remember it being in the category of "best kept secret" type of place.

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    1. re: TerriS

      Still remains on MY"best kept secret" list.

      An evening beginning with $1 oysters at the bar along with their house-infused vodkas, followed by an amazingly fresh, perfectly cooked fish eaten out on the deck overlooking the canal, is my favorite way to spend an evening in Georgetown.

    2. The food is very good. Besides lunch and dinner, I have held several corporate events there. The crab cakes are very good. There is also a happy hour at the bar, with excellent prices on oysters. I use it frequently to entertain clients.

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      1. re: SheriS

        Thanks for the tip. I want to try this place now.

      2. I was there recently and didn't think it was worth the money. There were some threads recently on whole lobster where I posted about my experience. We are big seafood eaters--I love Black Salt--and my husband had a craving for whole lobster for his birthday. I remembered reading about Sea Catch on here previously and we gave it a try after considering some other options (lobster deal at the Palm). Yes, the setting was gorgeous. We were outside on the deck and it was possibly the most romantic spot I've ever been in DC. But they cater to tourists--so much so that the maitre d' was going around giving little histories of the canal to each table. When I said we were locals he moved on. For the prices they were charging--apps over $10, entrees $25-40 I expect just short of amazing. I found the food roughly equivalent to Oceanaire. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. The baked lobster special my husband ordered was just okay--the lobster was mealy. You might be able to enjoy the space more by going at lunch or ordering at the raw bar.

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        1. re: shellymck

          Baking is a terrible thing to do to lobster. We've had quite good steamed lobster at Sea Catch.