Catherine's Restaurant
Catherine's Restaurant

Catherine's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.catherinesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6103472227
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - close, Saturday: 2 seatings: 6:00pm and 8:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin M. McMunn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catherine's is available for private party rental and also offers exquisite menu creations for your special occasion. Please contact Marybeth for additional info. The restaurant also features their famous Boxed Lunches TO GO as well as a wonderful array of delicious sandwich trays for corporate/office lunches. Chef Kevin McMunn & his team make everything fresh daily including the breads & desserts. The Organic* Turkeys & Chicken are roasted for all sandwiches. Local Delivery is available for a fee.
  • Private Party Facilities: Catherine's intimate dining room makes for an exceptional setting for your special occasion. The stunningly beautiful restaurant seats up to 50 people and is lit entirely by candles - over 125! Garden Patio seats 20. Available for private party rental. Rental fee is applied. Friday & Saturday Special Quote upon Request.
  • Private Party Contact: Maybeth Brown 6103472227
  • Entertainment: The Gallery at Catherine's is located next door to the Restaurant and features incredible local artists every month. "Feast on Brunch & Savor the Art!" The Gallery is available for viewing during restaurant hours of Tuesday thru Sunday - Lunch & Dinner. Gallery closed January thru March.
  • Special Events: Please see www.catherinesrestaurant.com for upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RTS. 82 & 162
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot available in rear of building located on Route 162. Also the main entrance to restaurant. PARKING & ENTRANCE IN REAR ONLY
A word from Catherine's Restaurant
Catherine"s Restaurant is a charming BYOB nestled in the heart of Chester County's horse country. An upscale casual destination restaurant, located in the historic (c. 1851) Unionville General Store, Catherine's is 'dining at it's BEST.' (Philadelphia Inquirer) Chef Kevin McMunn's "Wild Mushroom & Lump Crab Soup is EXQUISITE." - Craig Laban. Catherine's is one of the Delaware Valley's top BYOB's and has earned many accolades over the past decade. They are rated EXCELLENT by Zagat. Chef Kevin McMunn and his partner & wife Marybeth Brown are an exceptional team that pay homage to Brown's grandmother, Catherine, with their warm and welcoming hospitality and unbelievably delicious food! The gorgeous dining room is lit entirely by candles - over 125 - which adds to the special touch of mini flashlights which come with every menu. Catherine's has recently added Lunch and weekend Brunch to their dining hours. The Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect way to end the weekend!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Catherine's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)fit for foodies (79)neighborhood gem (79)great for outdoor dining (78)romantic (70)great for brunch (36)great for lunch (27)good for groups (12)scenic view (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • City dining in the burbs
    Rosebud1128VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our second time at Catherine's and we will return. Scrumptious food in a pleasant atmosphere; very interesting decor, can't help but smile at all the creative touches.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic Chester County Gem
    WhenHarryMetSally
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with just the right portions. Very unique space which used to be the General Store in the village of Unionville. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable gourmet
    love2eatout
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a lovely evening with great food, friendly service, and a pleasant setting where the background music did not drown out the conversation!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was disappointed on several levels. I had eaten there several years ago and had fond memories of the food and service. We went there for our wedding anniversary which I had indicated on the reservation form. The restaurant was extremely slow that evening(Thursday) with only 3 other tables being served. We brought a bottle of champagne with us and our waitress promised to get champagne glasses. Somehow she forgot and we had to remind her after waiting for the glasses for about 15 minutes. The food was okay-nothing to write home about. After finishing our entrees, it seemed that we waited almost 1/2 an hour for our plates to be cleared from the table. As I mentioned, the restaurant was nearly empty. Service and food were below par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Chester County fav
    TheMacs
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always excellent food, friendly service, and a great experience. Last night we forgot our wine and our server offered complimentary glasses of Merlot. I couldn't decide between two desserts and she said "how about I bring you half of each?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BridgeexpertVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It is quite enjoyable. Lovely inn like setting but was quite noisy initially. It was very busy. Nice menu. Well prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious BYO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Four of us had a wonderful dinner. Mushroom soup, Spinach Salad, Goat Cheese appetizers were great....the Five Spice Pork with Fig Reduction, Shrimp with Ravioli Special and Short Rib Agnolotti were delicious. Desserts were not to be missed....the flourless chipotle chocolate cake....yumm! The restaurant wasn't totally full, but was very loud...parking could be a challenge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Dining
    HappyGoLucky
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were looking for a BYOB in Chester County and discovered Catherine's. The four of us loved our meals. We each had a different entree which included tuna steak, scallops, crab cakes, and shrimp with noodles. Three of us enjoyed the mushroom/crab soup and the other person had a salad for appetizers. For dessert, two of us had the raspberry sorbet, and the others had a bread pudding and a peach and raspberry tart. Everything was so yummy, and we can't wait to return. The outside dinning was very inviting, and there were no bugs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Four of us were here for dinner. The wild mushroom soup was fantastic. I never eat here without starting my meal with a bowl of this excellent soup. Two of us had crab cakes , one had scallops and one had the special for the night - lamb chops. All were done just right and were excellent. The risotto that came with it was great too. We shared a piece of excellent key lime pie to top it off. Overall, a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    hmac
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place for a special occasion. Service was excellent. BYOB, so we brought a nice Pinot Grigio. The Mushroom Soup with Lump Crabmeat was excellent as was special salad of Baby Greens with Pistachio Encrusted Goat Cheese and Black Fig Dressing. I had a very good Filet Mignon and my wife had the Scallops which were both very good. The Strawberry Mojito sorbet was an excellent finish to a great evening. Reasonable pricing for the quality of the meal. I wish it was closer to my home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will return
    Pepedinningexperiences
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Short menu but effective. The service was punctual and always attentive. BYOB is always an attraction for any dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The outdoor patio is a lovely setting that matches the outstanding quality of the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • memorable
    bhwriter
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    happened to go- no real reason to. WHAT A NICE SURPRISE- the food was outstanding. All 6 of us shared bites & everyones food was not good it was SPECTACULAR. Food prepared really well- all parts of the meal outstanding. the mushroom soup is a must now my favorite. Will be returning that is a fact. Service was lovely & super helpful & went out of their way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dinner
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had heard wonderful things about Catherine's Restaurant and decided to try it ourselves. Glad we did, it was excellent! Mushroom Crab soup is a must have ~ delicous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming with and artistic flare...
    luvtoeatout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We ate outside. The patio is so nicely decorated with nick knacks and candles. The food was great as always. We go to this restaurant once a month when we feel like treating ourselves to a special evening. It was never let us down. This month the owners are celebrating their 15 year of operations. I hope they have another 15.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Booksandchai
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is my second time eating at Catherine's for brunch, and it just keeps getting better and better. Pastries are to die for, and our waitress brought out some samples for us to try before our food came that were delicious. I ordered the bananas foster Belgium waffle and it was by far the best breakfast I've ever had in a restaurant. Definitely my favorite breakfast place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, great service. The blackened scallops appetiser by itself is enough reason to visit ( again ).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 36andcounting
    36andcounting
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a superb dining experience. The weather permitted sitting outside in a charming garden space. The entrees while a little high were worth the expense-good ingredients preparedly wonderfully. Coffee afrter dinner was amazing. Service was attentive. My only complaint-corkage fee in BYOB? Seriously? This is a pet peeve of mine. However, the overall experience was just great. We will go back--love to try the brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent find
    justwannalive
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I used to drive past this place on my way to work through the back roads towards Delaware. I started hearing some really good things about it and the quality of the food. I took my wife here for our anniversary dinner and it was excellent. Service was great. Kennet Square is just down the street so we went there for a nice evening walk after.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catherine's Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Received recommendation from local B & B. Excellent meal from beginning to end - - greeted warmly upon arrival and noted that reservation made on Open Table. Food specials were seafood - which we love. Perfectly presented and beans prepared just right. Received a "taste" of an extra dessert at no charge - - "just because." On leaving, was given a dessert to provide to B & B owners for thanking them for recommending Catherine's. Lastly, option of BYOB was great - - made the occasion all the better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem.....
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Friendly, comfortable, relaxed, professional, attentive service and Very Good food. Enjoyed Sunday brunch........looking forward to a dinner perhaps even on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great meal on the patio on a beautiful Saturday evening. Nice salads followed by excellent scallops over pappardelle noodles made for a fine meal. Patio needs more light as it gets dark.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away gem
    Aviendha
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love this place. The food is great and the service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthy of a review
    MacDade
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I rarely take time to review, but this is a nice exception. My wife's birthday dinner was exceptional in every way at Chaherine's Restaurant. Food was outstanding...staff was personable and very friendly and the quite little outdoor patio was perfect according to my wife. We will be back with friends in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner
    foodlovers
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined at Catherine's on 7/4 and decided to have my birthday dinner there this past Saturday. Another amazing meal. We had the specials; fish topped with crab and rack of lamb. Both were sooooooooooo good - we shared both dishes. Our meal was topped of with a lemon mascapone tart. Never had such flaky crust in my life and I am a baker!! The service, as usual, was so friendly and attentive. Catherine's by far is our favorite restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    AstroG
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dining at Catherine's on a Saturday evening we found the place to be very cosy and romantic. The lamb special featured a honey and lavender glaze and was exquisite. My partner had a flawless filet mignon. The food was executed to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and friendly
    trbart2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a late lunch at Catherine's on a really nice summer day. Sat outside on their tiny four table patio and enjoyed the food, sunshine and service. Overall very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Limited menu
    1stdiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    No chicken dishes. Significant fee to open a bottlel of wine. Good service. Food was good but somewhat overpriced. Very quite since only two other tables occupited in the restaurant. Soup was excellent as well as the filet steak
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite
    Louman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Catherine's is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Also, it is a BYOB which is always a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Sunday Brunch
    Foodie113
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a delightful Sunday Brunch at Catherine's. I had the Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, that were cooked to perfection. The combination of flavor was over to the top. My guest had French Toast, with a Caramel Maple topping, powder sugar and a touch of mint. The presentation was beautiful. Don't forgot a side of bacon. The hand sliced bacon is a must-have. Our server was very knowledgeable and funny which made our dining experience that much better. If you haven't tried Catherine's, you are missing out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    pra59
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went to Catherine's for brunch. The ambience at Catherine's is great, inside and outside. The smoked mozzarella omelet didn't have enough cheese. The ricotta pancakes were dry. However, the mushroom and crab soup was outstanding! Also, the prices are high. $75(before tip and voucher) for brunch for two, without alcohol, is high.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had another very pleasant evening at Catherine's, eating outdoors on a balmy July evening. The menu doesn't change much here, so the grouper special for the evening was a most welcome addition that my wife thoroughly enjoyed. My Chinese 5 spice pork was succulent and juicy, among the best pork preparations that I have ever had. Starters were the mushroom-crab bisque, which is in a class by itself, and a wonderful summer salad with a soy ginger dressing. Delightful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Favorite neighborhood gem
    SallyGirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Catherine's never disappoints. The food, service and setting were excellent -- as always! Our foodie brother and sister-in-law who live near and often frequent NYC were delighted and impressed with their delicious meals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last Minute Dinner
    srfntrf
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great little BYOB with nicely prepared dishes. Very accommodating and knowledgeable around food allergies. Had a great dinner and will return
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic spot wit very good food
    FritzVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Out door dining area was lovely. Food was very good and the mushroom soup was terrific! Very courteous and efficient staff. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Another great meal at Catherine's
    Briana
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first brunch at Catherine's, but we had heard great things! It was a wonderful meal. I had the portobello omelette with home fries. My dad had the pancakes and bacon. Bacon was the best any of us had EVER had. I can't say enough about how good it was. Everything was so fresh and made with attention to detail. Large portions. Great coffee, too. All served on the most adorable dishes. Personal service. A great experience. Feels like home but way better! So lucky to have this restaurant nearby!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catherine's restsurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Pretty and quaint. We sat on the patio next to the residential door. Young boy came out with motorized bicycle. Heard young children fighting. Both of these situations took away from the experience. Appetizer salad was just fair, and over priced. Restaurant was out of ice cream, really in the summer. Entree was okay a little too rich. Heard good things about this place so I was disappointed. Will not go back. There are better places in Chester county
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  • A find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Tucked away in a quiet part of Chester County, PA is a little restaurant. Beautiful food, BYO, great service- just the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Don't pass this by-make reservations. I wish we lived closer. It could become habit forming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • What a great dinner!
    foodlovers
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Dinner was amazing and so creative.They served a fresh tomato basil dipping sauce with bread - yum!! The service was very attentive and friendly but not hovering. We shared the special warm goat cheese salad and had fillet and halibut which we also shared. Everything was excellent. Be sure to save room for the fresh berry bread pudding.......We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    They need to notify Open Table if they are closed for a holiday or post something on their website. My mom and I each drove an hour to go to Catherine's on 4th of July (they are half way between the two of us) and they were closed. Fortunately, Limoncello was open and we had a lovely dinner there. I highly recommend them.
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