A New York City seafood restaurant named Catch is expected to open in 2024 at Maple Terrace, a historic address in Uptown Dallas undergoing redevelopment.
Catch comes from Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta, CEO of restaurant group Landry’s, and two New York restaurateurs, Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm.
The restaurant is yet another example of a high-profile eatery moving into Dallas from outside of our state. (See also: New York City Italian joint Carbone, California pizza place Pizzana, and Chicago wood-fired restaurant Monarch.) Some of this interest in Dallas was pandemic related: As restrictions remained tight in New York and California, entrepreneurs from those states looked to Texas and Florida, where governors seemed to offer the promise of commerce.
But Dallas has long been a place where nationally-growing restaurant groups vie for a piece of diners’ dollars, and we expect that to accelerate this year.
In addition to Catch’s roots in New York, it’s one of at least a dozen restaurants coming to Dallas with offshoots in Las Vegas. The most recent example is yesterday’s news that La Neta Cocina y Lounge, a Vegas original, is opening in Deep Ellum next month. Other restaurants in both Vegas and Dallas include Sugar Factory, STK, Nobu, the coming-soon Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, and more.
When we called Dallas “a mini Las Vegas” in early 2022, it seems that’s even more true in 2023.
The address where Catch is slated to open was originally supposed to be Maple & Ash, a steakhouse from Chicago and a sibling restaurant to Monarch in downtown Dallas. The Maple & Ash project has been called off.
A celebrity magnet
The Maple Terrace project aims to reinvent a piece of Dallas property that dates back to 1925. It was once one of Dallas’ most luxurious residences, where Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Liza Minnelli lived for a time, our real estate editor Steve Brown reports. Some Dallasites “wouldn’t recognize the place,” given all the renovations, Brown says.
Construction crews are about halfway finished with the project. Maple Terrace will eventually have new office space, restaurants and retail, a garden and residential living.
What to eat at Catch
Catch restaurant will have a “lively vibe,” according to a press release.
Menu items in New York, Aspen, Los Angeles and Las Vegas include seafood dishes like grilled branzino, seared halibut and Cantonese lobster, plus sashimi and sushi rolls.
In other cities, Catch also does brunch, with waffle towers and French toast alongside egg dishes and classic Catch seafood options.
The newest Catch is expected to open in Miami in fall 2023. The company also has a restaurant called Catch Steak that opened first in New York in 2019, followed by Aspen and Los Angeles in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
With that track record — Catch and Catch Steak doubling up in three cities — we have to wonder if Dallas will get this steakhouse as well. We’ve asked.
Catch in Dallas will be across the street from Nick & Sam’s steakhouse and next door to the historic Stoneleigh Hotel. It’s down the street from another major Dallas development project, Old Parkland. Its success helped inspire interest in the Maple Terrace project, Brown reports.