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. 

If you would like to join this initiative, please complete this form, or email smartcatch@jamesbeard.org. For updates on the program please follow #SmartCatch on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Want to learn more about the Smart Catch program? Click here.

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

For more information on Leaders and “Red” items, click here. 

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 June 1, 2018.

Alabama
The Depot, An American Seafood Brasserie
Chef Scott Simpson
Auburn, AL
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Arizona
The Breadfruit And Rum Bar
Chef/Co-Owner Danielle Leoni
Phoenix
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

California
Fog Harbor Fish House 
COO Bob Partrite
San Francisco, CA
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Park Place Restaurant
Chef Francisco Cervantes
Lakeport, CA
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Pier Market 
COO Bob Partrite
San Francisco, CA
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Providence
Chef/Owner Michael Cimarusti
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

Solbar
Chef Massimo Falsini
Calistoga, CA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Zazu Kitchen and Farm
Chef Duskie Estes 
Sebastopol, CA
Date of Last Assessment: May 2018

Colorado
Beast + Bottle
Chef Paul Reilly
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Bistro Vendome
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Coperta
Chef Paul Reilly
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Euclid Hall
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Fruition
Chef/Owner Alex Seidel
Denver 
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Jax Fish House Denver
Chef Sam Pepper
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Jax Fish House Boulder
Chef Sam Pepper
Boulder, CO
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Jax Fish House Fort Collins
Chef Amy Jaqueth
Fort Collins, CO
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Jax Fish House Glendale
Chef Ricky Myers
Glendale, CO
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Rioja
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: October 2017

Stoic & Genuine
Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski
Denver
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Florida
Cress
Chef/Owner Hari Pulapaka
Deland, FL
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Third Wave Cafe & Wine Bar
Chef David Moscoso
New Smyrna Beach, FL 
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

The Refinery    
President Greg Baker    
Tampa, FL    
Date of Last Assessment: May 2018

Idaho
State & Lemp
Chef Kris Komori
Boise, ID
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Kentucky
Decca
Chef/Owner Annie Pettry
Louisville, KY
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

Michigan
Journeyman Distillery
Chef Luke Caenepeel
Three Oaks, MI
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Missouri
Jax Fish House KC
Chef Jeff Dietzler
Kansas City, MO
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Nebraska
The Grey Plume 
Chef/Owner Clayton Chapman 
Omaha, NE
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Dante
Chef Nick Strawhecker
Omaha, NE
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

New York
Crave Fishbar
Chef/Owner Todd Mitgang
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Gaskins
Chef Nick Suarez
Germantown, NY
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
Chef Vinny Milburn
Brooklyn, NY
Date of Last Assessment: October 2017

Harts Brooklyn
Chef Nick Perkins
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Oceana
Chef Bill Telepan
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: October 2017

Seamore's - Broome Street
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Seamore's - Chelsea
Chef/Owner Christopher Cryer
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Guckenheimer at Twitter NYC
Chef Mark Gandara
NYC
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

North Carolina
Curate
Chef/Owner Katie Button
Asheville, NC 
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Lantern
Chef/Owner Andrea Reusing
Chapel Hill, NC
Date of Last Assessment: June 2017

The Durham
Chef/Owner Andrea Reusing
Durham, NC
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

The Lobster Trap
Chef Mike McCarty
Asheville, NC
Date of Last Assessment: April 2017

The Marketplace
Chef/Owner William Dissen
Asheville, NC
Date of Last Assessment: July 2017

Oregon
Bamboo Sushi NW
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Bamboo Sushi SE
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Bamboo Sushi SW
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Headwaters
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Imperial/The Crown
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Nostrana    
Chef/Owner Cathy Whims
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: May 2018

Paley's Place
Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Quickfish Poke Bar
Chef Jin Soo Yang
Portland, OR
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Rhode Island
Nicks On Broadway
Chef/Owner Derek Wagner
Providence 
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Washington, D.C.
Centrolina    
Chef Amy Brandewein
Washington, D.C.
Date of Last Assessment: August 2018

Washington
Agrodolce
Chef/Owner Maria Hines
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Agua Verde
Chef/Co-Owner Mick Heltsley
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Bar Melusine
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Barnacle
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Bastille    
President Jason Stoneburner    
Seattle     
Date of Last Assessment: April 2018

Brave Horse Tavern
Chef Brian Walczyk
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Cantina Lena    
Chef Brian Madayag    
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

The Carlile Room
Chef Dezi Bonow
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Cedarbrook Lodge (Cooperleaf)
Chef Mark Bodinet
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
Owner Kyle Lentz
Olympia, WA
Date of Last Assessment: February 2018

Dahlia Lounge
Chef Brock Johnson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Etta's
Chef Sam Burkhart
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

First And Goal Hospitality
Chef/Partner Michael Johnson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Hitchcock    
Chef Brendan McGill    
Bainbridge Island, WA    
Date of Last Assessment: March 2018

Hotel Sorrento
Chef Nathan Batway
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: June 2017

Ivar’s Acres of Clams
Chef Chris Garr
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Alki Spud
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Aurora
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Bellevue
CEO Bob Donegan
Bellevue, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Bells Fair - Bellingham
CEO Bob Donegan
Bellingham, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Bothel
CEO Bob Donegan
Bothell, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Burien
CEO Bob Donegan
Burien, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Century Link Field
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Cheney Stadium – Tacoma
CEO Bob Donegan
Tacoma, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Columbia Center – Kennewick
CEO Bob Donegan
Kennewick, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Edmonds
CEO Bob Donegan
Edmonds, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Everett
CEO Bob Donegan
Everett, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Federal Way
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Fish Bar – Lake Union
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Fish Bar – Mukilteo
CEO Bob Donegan
Mukilteo, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Fish Bar – Seattle Waterfront
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s James Center – Tacoma
CEO Bob Donegan
Tacoma, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Kent
CEO Bob Donegan
Kent, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Lakewood
CEO Bob Donegan
Lakewood, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Marysville
CEO Bob Donegan
Marysville, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing
Chef Craig Breeden
Mukilteo, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Northgate Mall
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Puyallup
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Renton
CEO Bob Donegan
Renton, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Safeco Field
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Salmon House
Chef James Somerville
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Seatac Airport – Pacific Market Place
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle 
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Spokane Valley Mall
CEO Bob Donegan
Spokane, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s University of Washington – Husky Stadium
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Ivar’s Westfield Southcenter
CEO Bob Donegan Tukwila, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Kidd Valley – Aurora
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Kidd Valley – Greenlake
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Kidd Valley – Kenmore
CEO Bob Donegan
Kenmore, WA
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Kidd Valley – Kirkland
CEO Bob Donegan
Kirkland, WA
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Kidd Valley – Renton
CEO Bob Donegan
Renton, WA
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Kidd Valley – University
CEO Bob Donegan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Le Grand Bistro Américain
Owner Ted Furst
Kirkland, WA
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Lola
Chef Matt Fortner
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Loulay
Chef David Mitchell
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Luc
Chef Andrew Yanck
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: November 2017

Palace Kitchen
Chef Nathan Crave
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Pike Place - Pacific Place
Chef Larry Mellum
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: October 2017

Pike Place - Post Alley
Chef Larry Mellum
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: October 2017

Portage Bay Ballard
Chef/Owner Eric Dodd
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Portage Bay Roosevelt
Chef Anthony Kuzemchak
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Portage Bay Sixty-Fifth
Chef Pedro Martinez
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Portage Bay South Lake Union
Chef/Owner Stephen Moore
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: May 2017

Preservation Kitchen
Director of Operations Amy Belknap
Bothell, WA
Date of Last Assessment: July 2017

Ray's Boathouse
Chef Paul Duncan
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: June 2017

Salt & Iron
Chef Alex Marek
Edmonds, WA
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

Seatown Seabar
Chef Sam Burkhart
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

Serious Pie
Chef Tony Catini
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

TanakaSan
Chef Melissa Martz
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

The Whale Wins
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

Tilth
Chef/Owner Maria Hines
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: September 2017

Trattoria Cuoco
Chef Ron Anderson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: August 2017

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Chef/Owner Renee Erickson
Seattle
Date of Last Assessment: January 2018

Wildfin American Grill - Issaquah
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Issaquah, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Wildfin American Grill - Renton
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Renton, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

Wildfin American Grill – Tacoma
Chef/Owner Chris Bryant
Tacoma, WA
Date of Last Assessment: December 2017

 

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