The owners of Pacific Catch took over the longtime Max's Opera Cafe space in 2018 and planned to open the following summer, but gutting and rebuilding the massive space took more than a year. The restaurant (711 Stanford Shopping Center, located next to Cocola Bakery and across from Sigona's Farmers Market) seats 200 and has two outside patios with fire pits.
Inside the new Pacific Catch at Stanford Shopping Center. Photo courtesy Pacific Catch.
Pacific Catch, which Keith Cox and Aaron Noveshen started in San Francisco in 2003, serves oysters, ceviche, poke, sushi rolls, grilled seasonal fish, salads and sandwiches, among other fare. There's also wine, beer and cocktails. View the menu here.
Pacific Catch is committed to sustainability at its restaurants, including sourcing seafood from environmentally responsible sources as defined by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, using compostable eating utensils and straws, recycling fryer oil into bio fuel and composting food waste. New locations are built with the environment in mind, such as by adding water-saving toilets and drought-resistant landscaping, according to the Pacific Catch website.
The Palo Alto restaurant joins nine other Pacific Catch locations throughout the Bay Area, including in Mountain View.
Pacific Catch will be open for dinner only this week (walk-ins only), Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday. Regular business hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.