We had out-of-town friends visiting. Since they were staying in Anaheim, we decided to give this place a try. They had fond memories of the The Catch when they used to live here. When we arrived, we discovered the only parking was either a $25 garage or valet. No free parking.
The Catch has both a sports bar and a dining room. The sports bar is roomy and spacious. The dining room is cramped, uncomfortable, and noisy. Our server only visited our table 3 times - to take our drink order, take our food order, and bring us the bill.
My wife wanted a more casual meal and saw that another patron had ordered off the casual food bar menu. When she asked the waiter for the bar menu, he abruptly and rudely told her no, she is not allowed. She pointed out the fact that another patron ordered off the bar menu, but he kept to his rude tone.
My wife flagged down another server, who promptly brought her the bar menu. She had to give this person the order, as our server, named Jason, refused.
The specialty of the house is Chilean Sea Bass. I had seen pictures of the dish online, and it did not look particularly appetizing. The photo showed the fish was over browned on the top (left in the broiler too long), so I decided to get a filet. After all it is hard to mess up a filet, right? Wrong!!!
I had ordered a glass of Jade Mountain Cabernet. After I enjoyed the first glass, I set there with an empty glass until our food arrived.
Someone other than our server brought the food, but I asked him for another glass of wine. The steak looked a bit overcooked, so I switched to the house Cabernet, which is Beringer. Not quite the same as the Jade Mountain, but the steak did not deserve anything better.
As I suspected, the filet was overcooked and dry. I had ordered it rare and it came out medium. Normally, I would send it back, but I did not want to prolong sitting in the uncomfortable dining room. Besides, our server was no where in sight.
This place is conveniently located near Angel Stadium. It seems like a nice place to stop in for a drink and an appetizer as long as you stay in the bar. But, AVOID THE DINING ROOM LIKE THE PLAGUE.