Smart Catch is a sustainable seafood program created by chefs for chefs with the purpose of increasing the sustainability of the seafood supply chain. With more than 90 percent of the world's fisheries either fully fished or overfished, preserving marine life to assure stable fishing stocks and promoting sustainably farmed options is more important than ever. 

The idea for Smart Catch is simple and powerful: the program provides training and support to chefs so they can serve seafood fished or farmed in environmentally-responsible ways. By becoming a Smart Catch Leader and earning the Smart Catch emblem, chefs give consumers a simple way to identify and support their restaurants.

Through Smart Catch, chefs have a chance to use their influence to lead industry efforts to maintain healthy, sustainable food sources both for now and for future generations. They will be able to expand not only our palates, but also our views. 

Restaurants and Chefs: If you would like to join this initiative, please take a look at this summary, complete this form, or email smartcatch@jamesbeard.org.

Suppliers: If you are a supplier and are interested in working with us, please complete this Supplier Interest Form.

For updates on the program please follow #SmartCatch on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Smart Catch Leader Restaurants

What does it take to be a Leader?

Smart Catch Leader restaurants have earned a Smart Catch Emblem for 2018. A Leader restaurant:

  • Scores 80% or higher on back-to-back assessments
  • Has 2 or fewer “Red” items
  • Has 8% or less “Red” volume
  • Completes at least 3 assessments in the calendar year
  • Has no items listed as “Endangered” according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

See a map of current Smart Catch Leaders.

For a list of restaurants Committed to the Smart Catch program, click here.

Restaurants are listed by state, in alphabetical order. It is current as of September 24, 2018.

Alabama
The Depot, An American Seafood Brasserie
Chef Scott Simpson
Auburn, AL

Arizona
The Breadfruit And Rum Bar
Chef/Co-Owner Danielle Leoni
Phoenix

California
Fog Harbor Fish House 
COO Bob Partrite
San Francisco

Pacific Catch  
Eight Locations, Bay Area, CA     

Park Place Restaurant
Chef Francisco Cervantes
Lakeport, CA

Pier Market 
COO Bob Partrite
San Francisco

Providence
Chef/Owner Michael Cimarusti
Los Angeles

Solbar
Chef Massimo Falsini
Calistoga, CA

Zazu Kitchen and Farm
Chef Duskie Estes 
Sebastopol, CA

Colorado
Beast + Bottle
Chef Paul Reilly
Denver

Bistro Vendome
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver

Coperta
Chef Paul Reilly
Denver

Euclid Hall
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver

Fruition
Chef/Owner Alex Seidel
Denver 

Jax Fish House Denver
Chef Austin Hornsby
Denver

Jax Fish House Boulder
Chef Rob Monahan
Boulder, CO

Jax Fish House Fort Collins
Chef Amy Stacy
Fort Collins, CO

Jax Fish House Glendale
Chef David Anderson
Glendale, CO

Rioja
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver

Stoic & Genuine
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver

Florida
Cress
Chef/Owner Hari Pulapaka
Deland, FL

Third Wave Cafe & Wine Bar
Chef David Moscoso
New Smyrna Beach, FL 

Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
2 locations, Miami

The Refinery    
President Greg Baker    
Tampa, FL    

Idaho
State & Lemp
Chef Kris Komori
Boise, ID

Illinois
Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
2 locations, Chicago

Indiana
Joseph Decuis 
Chef Marcus Daniel 
Roanoke, IN

Kentucky
Decca
Chef/Owner Annie Pettry
Louisville, KY

Maryland
Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
Bethesda, MD

Massachusetts
Dig Inn    
Chef Matt Weingarten    
Boston (3 locations)

Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
3 Locations, Boston

Michigan
Journeyman Distillery
Chef Luke Caenepeel
Three Oaks, MI

Mississippi
Snackbar    
Chef/Owner Vishwesh Bhatt    
Oxford, MS    

Missouri
Jax Fish House KC
Chef Jerred Ashton
Kansas City, MO

Nebraska
The Grey Plume 
Chef/Owner Clayton Chapman 
Omaha, NE

Dante
Chef Nick Strawhecker
Omaha, NE

Nevada 
Border Grill Mandalay Bay
Chef Mike Minor    
Las Vegas  

Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
Las Vegas 

New Jersey
Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
Long Branch, NJ

New York
Crave Fishbar
Chef/Owner Todd Mitgang
NYC

Dig Inn    
Chef Matt Weingarten    
NYC (18 locations)

Gaskins
Chef Nick Suarez
Germantown, NY

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
Chef Vinny Milburn
Brooklyn, NY

Hart's Brooklyn
Chef Nick Perkins
Brooklyn, NY

Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
13 Locations, NYC

Mayanoki    
Chef Jeff Miller    
NYC    

Oceana
Chef Bill Telepan
NYC

Seamore's - Brookfield Place
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Seamore's - Chelsea
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Seamore's - Dumbo
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Seamore's - Gotham West Market
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Seamore's - NoLiTa
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Seamore's - UpTop
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC

Guckenheimer at Twitter NYC
Chef Mark Gandara
NYC

North Carolina
Curate
Chef/Owner Katie Button
Asheville, NC 

Lantern
Chef/Owner Andrea Reusing
Chapel Hill, NC

The Durham
Chef/Owner Andrea Reusing
Durham, NC

The Lobster Trap
Chef Mike McCarty
Asheville, NC

The Marketplace
Chef/Owner William Dissen
Asheville, NC

Oklahoma
Polo Grill
Chef/Owner Robert Merrifield    
Tulsa, OK 

Oregon
Bamboo Sushi NW
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR

Bamboo Sushi SE
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR

Bamboo Sushi SW
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR

Headwaters
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR

Imperial/The Crown
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR

Nostrana    
Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
Portland, OR

Paley's Place
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR

Perlot
Executive Chef Patrick McKee
Portland, OR

Quickfish Poke Bar
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR

Pennsylvania
Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
2 Locations, Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Nicks On Broadway
Chef/Owner Derek Wagner
Providence 

Washington, D.C.
Centrolina    
Chef Amy Brandewein
Washington, D.C.

Luke's Lobster
Owners Luke Holden & Ben Conniff
3 Locations, Washington, D.C.

Washington
Agrodolce
Chef/Owner Maria Hines
Seattle

Agua Verde
Chef/Co-Owner Mick Heltsley
Seattle

Bar Melusine
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle

Barnacle
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle

Bastille    
President Jason Stoneburner    
Seattle     

Brave Horse Tavern
Chef Brian Walczyk
Seattle

Cantina Lena    
Chef Brian Madayag    
Seattle

The Carlile Room
Chef Dezi Bonow
Seattle

Cedarbrook Lodge (Copperleaf)
Chef Mark Bodinet
Seattle

Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
Owner Kyle Lentz
Olympia, WA

Dahlia Lounge
Chef Brock Johnson
Seattle

Etta's
Chef Sam Burkhart
Seattle

First & Goal Hospitality
Chef/Partner Michael Johnson
Seattle

Hitchcock    
Chef Brendan McGill    
Bainbridge Island, WA    

Hotel Sorrento
Chef Nathan Batway
Seattle

Le Grand Bistro Américain
Owner Ted Furst
Kirkland, WA

Lola
Chef Matt Fortner
Seattle

Loulay
Chef David Mitchell
Seattle

Luc
Chef Andrew Yanck
Seattle

Palace Kitchen
Chef Nathan Crave
Seattle

Pike Place Chowder - Pacific Place
Chef Larry Mellum
Seattle

Pike Place Chowder - Post Alley
Chef Larry Mellum
Seattle

Portage Bay Ballard
Chef/Owner Eric Dodd
Seattle

Portage Bay Roosevelt
Chef Anthony Kuzemchak
Seattle

Portage Bay Sixty-Fifth
Chef Pedro Martinez
Seattle

Portage Bay South Lake Union
Chef/Owner Stephen Moore
Seattle

Preservation Kitchen
Director of Operations Amy Belknap
Bothell, WA

Ray's Boathouse
Chef Paul Duncan
Seattle

Salt & Iron
Chef Alex Marek
Edmonds, WA

Seatown Seabar
Chef Sam Burkhart
Seattle

Serious Pie
Chef Tony Catini
Seattle

TanakaSan
Chef Melissa Martz
Seattle

The Whale Wins
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle

Tilth
Chef/Owner Maria Hines
Seattle

Trattoria Cuoco
Chef Ron Anderson
Seattle

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle

Wildfin American Grill - Issaquah
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Issaquah, WA

Wildfin American Grill - Renton
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Renton, WA

Wildfin American Grill – Tacoma
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Tacoma, WA

 

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