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1054 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 337-8855
Historians recognize the Canal Square Building as “the birthplace of the original computer”, long before it became a renowned Georgetown Washington DC restaurant. The building was originally built in 1842 to serve as a shipping warehouse for barge traffic on the bustling C&O Canal. However, the Canal Square building gained its full historical status when Herman Hollerith converted the structure into a factory for manufacturing & printing punched card tabulating machines. By using these machines in the 1890 census, the government was able to shave 2 years and 5 million dollars off of the project as compared with previous censuses.
With such a success, it is no wonder that Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine Company was merged with two others to eventually create, in 1924, the “International Business Machines Corporation” or IBM. In 1984, IBM recognized the Canal Square Building as a historic site
Today Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Georgetown DC, priding itself on offering the freshest seasonal seafood in a friendly environment. Visit us during the winter, and the romantic stone fireplace, deep colors and rich, dark woods offer you a cozy retreat from the outdoor chill. As the weather grows warm, the Deck overlooking the C&O Canal is one of the most captivating al fresco dining spots in all of Georgetown. Whether you’re sipping cocktails by the blazing fire, sampling ice-cold treats from the raw bar, or enjoying a romantic dinner on the Deck, Sea Catch is sure to be a truly enchanting dining experience.
a 31-foot, white-marble bar provides a spectacular setting to enjoy fresh, farm-raised mussels, clams, oysters, stone crabs, shrimp, or house-smoked salmon
featuring a 42-foot-long White Oak bar, perfect for relaxing and sipping a cocktail
offering enjoyable waterside dining, overlooking the C&O Canal and a stone fireplace
for seasonal outdoor dining
seasonal fireside dining. A truly wonderful experience for a romantic dinner for two or a night out with friends.
Discover a treasured Washington DC restaurant that embodies an easygoing atmosphere, uncompromising service, and exceptionally fresh seafood - all in the heart of Georgetown. To request more information or reserve a table, call (202) 337-8855 or click here for online reservations.