CATCH 15 Restaurant and Oyster Bar Grand Opening Friday on K Street

1518 K Street, NW

A few weeks ago we learned that Catch 15 oyster bar would be opening up the week of Christmas – here are more details from a press release:

“The Grand Opening of Catch 15 Restaurant and Oyster Bar is slated for December 27th, 2013, just in time for the New Year. Located at 1518 K Street NW in the Peyser Building, a historic remnant of “Washington’s Wall Street”, the sophisticated restaurant space accommodates 91 guests indoors, with outside seating for warmer months for up to 30 guests. Catch 15 is open seven days a week, with hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday – Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Inspired by their diverse backgrounds, Executive Chef Vincent Torres and owner Tony Kowkabi collaborated on an eclectic menu, catering to DC’s ever expanding international culture, including a selection of small plates and ceviches, stuffed oysters, and a raw bar, with fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp offerings year round. The menu features a strong emphasis on seafood, with meatier fare, such as Grilled Beef Filet with Portobello mushrooms, Plancha-seared Duck Breast, and Lamb Tagine. Torres honed his craft under the direction of renowned Master Chef Yannick Cam of Provènce and Coco Loco, at Eleventh Hour and with Kowkabi in Solé Restaurant at the Washington Harbour.

The indoor/outdoor Ice Bar serves as a signature aspect of the restaurants design plan, allowing for pull-up sitting from the outdoor patio during warmer weather. Inside, a marble bar outfitted with flat screen TV’s and plush leather bar stools, will offer a variety of artisan and classic cocktails, an expansive wine list, and a host of craft beers. Intimate booth spaces, and a cozy lounge area perfect for large groups, accented with a beautiful gas fireplace, and state of the art sound and visual effects complete the restaurants inviting and casually sophisticated atmosphere. “We plan to make Catch 15 a focal point of DC dining culture”, said owner Tony Kowkabi, a longtime restaurateur. “We’ve designed Catch to feel like home; it’s the type of place that guests come to enjoy a great time, with great food and great people, and they never want to leave.”