Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar Hooks a New Chef, Revamps Menu
For three decades, the Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, located in the historic Georgetown area, has been delighting diners with their seafood culinary skills. With the announcement of a new executive chef, Steven Rosenthal, and a revamped menu, they aim to show diners that why they continue to be renowned for serving up some of the best seafood around, coupled with a great ambiance provided by having an historic building that overlooks the C&O Canal.
“We are happy to be making some changes and we believe our patrons are going to love them,” explains Ryan Fichter, general manager of Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar. “Our new chef embodies our mission of offering people dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and locally sourced whenever possible. Plus, he’s an expert seafood chef whose unique dishes are unrivaled.”
Steven Rosenthal, the new chef at the Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, comes to the kitchen with a wealth of experience and culinary integrity. Having been educated at Le Cordon Bleu, he has traveled through Italy, France, and England, where he enhanced his culinary skills. He has also worked at fine restaurants in Boston, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C., with his most recent experience being at Old Ebbitt Grill. Known for his commitment to cooking from scratch, Chef Rosenthal’s signature dishes include dorade, conch fritters, and seafood cioppino (a dish that includes shrimp, salmon, sea bass, swordfish, clams, mussels, potatoes, fennel, tomato, cream, fish brodo).
“I’m excited to bring my culinary experience and skills to Sea Catch Restaurant, where I can give people the opportunity to experience an array of seafood delights,” says Chef Rosenthal. “Until people have tried some of my famous seafood dishes, they have no idea what they are missing out on. Many people say they are in a class all by themselves.”
The Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar has the exclusive rights on two types of oysters, the wild cats and fat babies, making the restaurant the only place where they can be found. The newly revamped menu offers such options as:
- Lunch menu: oysters and clams, tuna tartare, salmon tartare, soup of the day, New England clam chowder, Prince Edward Island mussels, fried calamari, crab cakes, lobster frittata, seafood cioppino, fish & chips, salads, stuffed shells, and a variety of fresh catch fish, including Chilean sea bass, rockfish, rainbow trout, salmon, ahi tuna, swordfish, and more. There are also sandwiches, including a Maine lobster roll, crab cake sandwich, salmon BLT, cheeseburger, and steak sandwich.
- Dinner menu: a variety of raw bar specialties, soup, Maine lobster tail, fried calamari, James River fried oysters, oysters Rockefeller, conch fritters, crab cakes, salads, a variety of fresh catch fish, including Chilean sea bass, rockfish, rainbow trout, salmon, ahi tuna, swordfish, and more. The extensive entrée menu includes dorade (Mediterranean whole fish), king crab legs, seared scallops, seafood linguine, ahi tuna, cheeseburger, grilled swordfish, Chesapeake jumbo lump crab cakes, fish & chips, stuffed shells, prime rib, whole Maine lobster, classic Maine lobster roll, lobster risotto, and lobster mac & cheese.
“Our new menu retains some of our fan favorites, but we have broadened our horizons to offer some new unique options for people to try,” added Fichter. “One taste and people will fall in love with some of these dishes, especially the chef’s signature dishes.”
The new menu also includes a full cocktail menu, as well as a happy hour menu, offering discounted specials Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., including $1 oysters. The restaurant has been a hot spot for those in business and politics for years, with politicians frequently dining there. They offer seasonal menus, locally sourced seafood, an extensive raw bar menu, seasonal outdoor dining, and an indoor historic stone fireplace for cold evenings. The continued effort toward excellence helps people “Get hooked on Sea Catch!”
Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, located at 1054 31st St. NW in Washington, DC, is also available for private parties, able to seat up to 120 people, or accommodate 175 for a standing cocktail party. The entire restaurant can also be rented for weddings and other special events, accommodating up to 300 people. Complimentary valet three hour parking is available. For more information on the restaurant, visit their site at: www.seacatchrestaurant.com.
About Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar
Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar is located in the historic Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. The restaurant is known for preparing some of the best seafood culinary delights in the area, always using the freshest ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. They exclusively offer two types of local oysters. Open for more than 30 years, the restaurant continues to thrive, being popular with tourists, locals, and politicians. For more information, visit their site at: www.seacatchrestaurant.com.