Just a flip and a flop from the breathtaking Pacific shore, Catch is an elegant seafood restaurant in Santa Monica wholly encompasses Californian style – lush relaxation, refined yet unfussy tastes, and simple aesthetic beauty. Its floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners to delight in the crashing waves while luxuriating in plush white banquettes or deep cushioned chairs. Executive chef Jason Bowlin is no slouch, and his artful culinary presentations are as easy to stare at as they are to devour. Catch capitalises on farmer’s market freshness, as is evidenced by the artful salads and veggie dishes, while oceanic offerings truly do rule the day. It’s easy to just fill up on the out-of-this-world crudo and sushi rolls, but you’d be missing out on sublime grilled branzino, Alaskan halibut with zucchini and squash blossoms, and light handmade ravioli Bolognese.