La Jolla's premier seafood restaurant, consistently #1 with locals and visitors, enjoys a spectacular ocean view and patio dining. The freshest of ... More
La Jolla's premier seafood restaurant, consistently #1 with locals and visitors, enjoys a spectacular ocean view and patio dining. The freshest of seafood and shellfish our specialty; the exciting flavors of California and the Pacific Rim our inspiration.
my daughter and i ate there on saturday august 18th. the crab stuffed mushrooms were generic and barely warm. i ordered the halibut with coconut sticky rice which was barely warm. i sent it back twice-second time i told them to keep it. my daughter ordered the pasta with shrimp-it was fair. the waitress acted as though she could have cared less, told me to order the soup-it was hot. no apology from management. would not recommend it. i told the colonial grande where we were staying about our experience.
What a disappointment. Our 55th Anniv. and we planned a special evening/dinner here. When making the reservations we told them it was a special evening and would like a window table. No fault of theirs, but we could have sat anywhere, it was dark by the time dinner was served, so, no view. We had 1 glass of wine, 1 beer, a seafood platter and crab legs. The crab legs were not taken out of the shell and no cracker was offered, it was more trouble than they were worth trying to get to the meat. The tables were crowded and quite noisy. The service was sketchy at best. We did not have coffee or dessert,(none was offered as usually happens on a special occassion) and the bill with tip was over $160.00 for the two us. The salad was probably the better part of the meal. Even the best view could not entice us to go to the Crab Catcher again.
Wait staff had a snobby attitude toward our party, possibly because we were all young and not White. We booked tables a week and half in advance for a group 15 for a going away dinner for a friend. Upon arrival waiter pulled our host aside and asked us how we expected to pay for dinner, despite that we were all impeccably dressed, as most of us are young professionals. Our tables were also not ready as were going to split apart the group despite our previous reservation and ended up being seated in a backroom of sorts. Upon arrival no one came to help or direct me to my party and I was forced to wonder around the restaurant despite literally bumping into several wait staff who paid me no attention. Food quality was below average and expected much more for an upscale restaurant. Furniture, dishes, and glasses were not of the quality I would expect from this sort of restaurant. Expected much more and just throughly disappointed and wished we went to George's instead for friend's going away party.
I like the food and the views. The restaurant owner however is one of the rudest people that l have ever come across. Her bahaviour to patrons is nothing short of appalling. I will not be going back. I miss Trattoria Aqua.
My husband, daughter and I recently visited The Crab Catcher and fell in love with it! Our meal was fantastic. All the dishes were wonderful but we especially loved the macadamia crusted halibut served over coconut rice with mango salsa. The service was fabulous (important with a 19 month old!) and the ambiance was beautiful. Many thanks for warm memories of La Jolla. We'll definitely plan on dining here again the next time we visit La Jolla!
The Crab Catcher is personally one of my favorite restraunts. Every item on the menu is unqiue and is cooked properly to insure both health and flavor. There are many items to chose from as well, so you're sure to find something for everyone. While some people may complain of the price, all I can say is that it's La Jolla. The entire area is expensive. And what you get for your money at the Crab Catcher is worth every single penny. The staff is friendly and knows all the details about the meals they serve- don't hesitate to ask questions or opinions on what to order!
The ambiance of the Crab Catcher is unique as well- it's upscale without being uptight. The atmosphere is light and airy, and there are plenty of tables both outside and inside, in which you can enjoy the sea and the sunset. I'd recommend the Crab Catcher to anyone interested in fine seafood dining. From a first date, to a restraunt where you can take the kids- the Crab Catcher has it all.
The food was good and the wine list is not overwhelming. Almost any choice you make regardless of price on the wine sold by the bottle list is a good one. The outstanding feature of this restaurant is the amazing veiw of the La Jolla Coastline. Go there during the day or in the early evening and sit outside to really enjoy it.
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