- Teresa Gubbins, Culture Map

Dallas is catching a major new seafood restaurant: Called Catch Dallas, it’s from Catch Hospitality Group and it will open at Maple Terrace, the mixed-use development under construction in Uptown Dallas from international real estate firm Hines with partners Mitsui Fudosan America and McNair Interests.

According to a release, the restaurant will open in mid-2024.

Catch Hospitality Group is from Tilman Fertitta, Mark Birnbaum, and Eugene Remm, who opened the first Catch in 2011 in New York. There are now locations in Los Angeles, Aspen, and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino, along with sister concept Catch Steak, which debuted in New York in fall 2019 and which has since opened locations in Aspen and Los Angeles.

Catch Dallas will be Catch Hospitality Group’s eighth location. There’s also a location opening in Miami in fall 2023.

Catch does modern renditions of classic dishes, marrying simple yet elegant seafood, sushi, and steak with excellent service and a lively atmosphere.

The menu at the New York original features seafood in many forms, from grilled to sushi, plus a few steaks because you always need steak. Three large-format, feast-style dishes to share include whole snapper, Cantonese-style lobster, and whole branzino with an enticing array of vegetables such as pattypan squash, baby zucchini, tomatoes, and long-stem artichokes.

Menu highlights include:

  • Snapper with lobster mashed potatoes
  • Scottish salmon with raisin-pine nut chutney
  • Lobster mac & cheese
  • Crispy chicken bao buns
  • A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, cooked tableside on a hot stone

Cold seafood includes a dish called truffle sashimi with tuna, hamachi, chili ponzu, caviar, and black truffle puree.

Salads and appetizers include oysters with yuzu foam & caviar, shrimp cocktail, kale salad, and a Caesar made with baby gem lettuce, sugar-snap peas, asparagus, and avocado.

There’s also a crispy cauliflower with spicy vegan mayo, and pretzel bread with honey mustard butter.

How about some statements from the principals:

“We look forward to expanding our renowned brand to my hometown state,” says Tilman Fertitta, Catch Hospitality Group partner. “The Maple Terrace development is the perfect backdrop to debut our first Catch in Texas. The elevated atmosphere of Uptown Dallas combined with our superior dining experience will make this a must-visit restaurant.”

“After having the opportunity to spend some time in this market we are super excited to bring Catch’s great food, service and vibe to the Maple Terrace development,” says Catch Hospitality Group partner Eugene Remm.

“We couldn’t think of a better location to open our first Texas outpost than Maple Terrace and look forward to sharing the Catch experience with the greater DFW community,” says Catch partner Mark Birnbaum.

Birnbaum’s website states that Catch Hospitality Group identified a need for establishments to offer multiple experiences within the same property and have created venues with seamless transitions between dining and entertainment.

Maple Terrace’s original 1925, seven-story structure, designed as Dallas’ first luxury high-rise by famed English architect Sir Alfred Bossom, is undergoing a restoration. The iconic building will serve as the centerpiece of the mixed-use development that includes office space, a 22-story tower with luxury residential apartments, and more than 12,000 square feet of street-facing restaurant space.

Catch Dallas replaces Maple & Ash, an upscale wood-fired steakhouse from What If Syndicate (Monarch, Kessaku, and Etta) that was previously anticipated to open at Maple Terrace.