8715 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Everyone comes to Hollywood expecting celebrities, glamour and glitz. Unfortunately, the best they get is paparazzi, bad traffic and no parking! That's because they don't know where to look. Catch has been creating buzz in Los Angeles for the past two years, attracting celebs such as Drake, Kylie Jenner and many more. Nightlife enthusiasts Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm brought Catch to Los Angeles in 2016. Catch LA is the sister to New York's very own restaurant located in the famous Meatpacking District. Bringing on the same star power they received from New York, Birnbaum and Remm's staple has been a complete success. Towering Melrose Avenue, and placed in the hot spot of Los Angeles, Catch is a popular space for influencers, celebrities and socialites.
Majority of my content is based off of my Instagram feed! Meaning that I try out things based off of what other people post as the hot spots of Los Angeles. Catch was one of the top ones posted on Instagram. Known for their garden like decor, celeb spotted wall cover and catch emblem door, this restaurant is a social media haven. Entering the dining location, the first Insta-worthywall guest notice is the Catch Celebrity wall. Paying homage to West Hollywood's constant celebrity sightings , a wall that is covered with more than a hundred celebrities is the opening backdrop for Catch's entrance.
Location...Location...Location -Catch is located on one of the most star-studded streets in Los Angeles. Melrose Avenue is home to various shopping flagships, great eats and nightlife hangouts. Perched on the corner of Melrose & San Vicente. Catch is hidden within the various shops on the street. Pulling in to the hidden valet parking, I was in awe with the popularity of the area. Parking was completely full and the next available spots were either valet or two blocks away. After entering, my friends and I were instructed to take the elevator to the dining location, I admit I was not prepared for what was on the second floor.
Considered one of LA's top rooftop bars, Catch has a 360 panoramic view of West Hollywood. Though impressive it still does not take away from the initial atmosphere of the beautiful rooftop garden. Flowers, fountains and foliage- the decor of Catch was glorious. It was as you were visiting a fairy tale character's wedding. Observing Instagram's Catch photos, this was the top location for photo shoots; and I completely understand why.
For my first encounter at Catch, I was a little bit nervous. One thing this restaurant is known for is being a house of seafood (hence the name Catch). Fun fact: Autumn hates seafood! When restaurants mainly cater to specific tastings, they tend to flop at everything else. Hopefully, my experience trumps my low expectations.
What to Order?
Enjoy a weekend brunch with your girls, a solo weekday lunch after work or a dinner date with your significant other; all at Catch. Keeping up with the city's forever moving lifestyle, Catch offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and drinks. In celebration of my birthday, my friends treated me to a Sunday Brunch.
Sticking to their seafood roots, a raw bar offers oyster shooters, jumbo shrimp, mussels, lobsters, scallops and sushi. The sushi rolls are priced around $17 and prepared with various flavors such as balsamic, miso-honey and avocado. Seafood for brunch is not my preference so I went with the Sweet section. The cinnamon roll pancakes caught my eye ,but I decided to go for the Anytime Waffle Tower. Milk chocolate and raspberry ice cream in between three Belgian waffles, not to forget chocolate ganache and raspberry jam dripping on top. This waffle tower is a dream! With all of those flavors the tower takes you to a sweet paradise topped with toasted almonds. The various amounts of sugary access becomes a little messy, so when ordering add an extra rack of napkins. Other brunch favorites served are omelettes, eggs Benedict, french toast and steak and eggs. Another star item on the menu to order is the steak. A 32-ounce bone-in dry aged rib eye that melts in your mouth like butter. I expected the food to be like most LA chic joints, overpriced and overwhelming, luckily this was not the case.
Matching the delectable tastes, Catch's alcoholic options are another star of this restaurant. After enjoying the brunch mimosa, I noticed their signature cocktail the Man eater. The Man eater is a mixture of Ardbeg scotch, green chartreuse, privilege, Benedictine, agave and lime. I didn't get to try it but I heard of the many great reviews the bar receives. Next time when I come back, I'll try to experience the dinner portion of this spot to have a better opinion of the drinks.