By Bob Bong
A Mediterranean seafood restaurant opened last month in Palos Hills and features some kinds of fish not readily available in the southern suburbs.
SeaCatcher Mediterranean Sea Food & Grill opened Nov. 3 at 10331 S. Roberts Road in the former Bertucci’s restaurant.
Owner Sam Farhan said that in addition to more common seafood fare such as scallops, shrimps, salmon, and calamari, the SeaCatcher would also feature “traditional Mediterranean seafood.”
That includes bronzini and sea bream, which are more common in the Middle East than the Midwest. The menu also features pomphret fish, which is more common in Europe and Asia than in the U.S.
“It’s all imported fresh from the Middle East,” Farhan said.
The fish are available as dinners as well as sandwiches.
In addition to seafood, SeaCatcher serves appetizers, soups and salads as well as grilled lamb, chicken and kabobs.
Farhan hails from Palestine and ran seafood restaurants in his homeland. “I was always in seafood,” he said.
SeaCatcher is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
The restaurant has seating for about 75 and there’s a patio available during nicer weather.
For information, call 708-233-5800 or visit theseacatcher.com