Del Ray will get a new option for fresh-caught seafood and craft cocktails when Catch On The Ave. arrives this week in the Alexandria suburb. The new restaurant from Common Plate Hospitality is expected to open Wednesday, December 19, at 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Chef Eric Reid, formerly at now-shuttered Reserve in D.C., also runs the kitchen at months-old sister spot Augie’s Mussel House nearby. His opening lineup at Catch features an Asian bent, with a whole rainbow trout in ginger and scallion sauce, shrimp po’ boy sandwiches with shaved napa cabbage, and jackfruit lettuce wraps.
Entrees such as beer-battered fish and chips or pecan-crusted mahi mahi hew closer to classics. Brunch, which joins lunch and dinner out of the gate, will feature tuna ribs, barbecue octopus, and buttermilk biscuits with crab fat butter.
The family-friendly eatery will also serve a “Build Your Own Bento” kid’s menu featuring an edamame starter with a choice of protein and three sides.
Here’s a look at the opening dinner menu:
Hours will be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight.
Alexandria natives Chad Sparrow, Justin Sparrow, and Larry Walston opened Mason Social nearby in 2015, and this year marked an expansion binge for the neighborhood restaurant group. Augie’s Mussel House opened this summer. Later this winter, the group plans to open Urbano 116, a traditional Mexican restaurant helmed by award-winning chef and Noma alum Alam Méndez Florián of Mexico City.