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 WinnerContemporary American
Catherine's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (83)great for outdoor dining (80)romantic (67)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (27)good for groups (14)scenic view (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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  • Absolutely awesome!
    cuddly44
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Catherine's is my favorite restaurant, and we visit many. The service is excellent, attentive but not intrusive, and the atmosphere is quiet enough for conversation. But best of all--the food--which is high quality, local and deliciously prepared. Especially recommended are the scallops and filet. Even the coffee and, of course, their signature key lime pie are outstanding. Great spot for foodies! Five stars!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great food but...
    DJS8ballVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    $7 corkage fee? C'mon. That's just gouging. I can understand when there is a larger table where they are going through 4+ bottles of wine but for a two-top with one bottle? All the server did was pull the cork...never once came back to full a glass. Food is always great here and the servers do a great job otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues its excellent reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have always enjoyed our experience at Catherine's---the food is excellent, the service is attentive and prompt. It is our favorite restaurant in the area. We eat there on special occasions or just to have an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wonderful meal in a lovely outdoor setting. Catherine's menu doesn't vary much, but it doesn't need to. Beet salad was fresh and delicious and the mushroom-crab bisque is always a winner. Ahi tuna was done perfectly, as were my wife's scallops. Service was friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We went on a weeknight for our anniversary and had the place to ourselves which probably helped with the service and ambiance. Food was excellent from start to finish. Only negative was the cost - very expensive. $110 (before tip) for two salads, two entrees, two iced teas, and two desserts. We will definitely come back but probably only for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pcje4VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was our first time for brunch/lunch on a Sunday. We usually come for dinner and love to eat out in the garden. The food was excellent as was the service. Catherine's is such a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal, great wine and conversation. Can't wait to come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Chickpea
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The mushroom crab soup was absolutely fabulous. We enjoyed the restaurants ambiance, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Restaurant is a great place for excellent food and dinner with friends. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed!! The wait staff is very knowledgable about food selections and are very eager to accommodate you. You do not find that very often today!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What A Find
    SSKV
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Loved, loved, loved every part of our meal!! The servers were welcoming and friendly. The only improvement would be in the noise level of the entire restaurant - at times I couldn't hear or have a normal conversation with my husband. However, I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went the first time with friends and went back again on our own. Both times the food was AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gpljpbcplcp
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Excellent food and service we had a wonderful evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great food, as always
    Burt
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Consistently excellent. BYOB, $7 corkage per table. Varied menu with nice specials that aren't overpriced. Noise level can be high.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday dinner at CAtherine's
    snoopy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    we just had dinner at Catherine's on a Saturday night. it is a bit noisy but the food is great and interesting. They also let you bring your own booze which helps hold the price down. We had the specialty salad which was fresh chopped lettuce with grilled shrimp and it was very good. We had scallops, and the filet and both were excellent. Then we had cookie dough and ice cream and cheesecake. the desserts are promo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great byob and Fine Food
    PappyDave
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Fantastic food, quaint ...byob! New place for me ... now one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd visit
    mrmikemtr
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    we've always eaten on the patio; however, it looks like the interior is lighter now. anyway, menu hasn't changed which is good! I always get the mushroom/crab soup and burger. the key lime pie is delish!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even better than I remembered
    wclmp
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a fantastic evening at Catherine's. Though we have been several times over the years, the food and service were even better than I had remembered. And, although it has been a few years since our last visit, the waitress remembered having served us before. Our dinners were excellent and the atmosphere is lovely. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommendation
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Friends and I had dinner at Catherine's, and everyone enjoyed it. The food was as good as it was on my first visit (lunch/brunch), and the atmosphere is great. The only problems we encountered were a shortage of wait-staff and the noise of the Saturday night crowd. It was a little difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Chuckatuckdiners
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Catherine's is a real gem, sort of located in the "middle of nowhere". Food was excellent and we would definitely eat there again if we were back in the area. BYOB is a real plus for us because then we can splurge on the food without "breaking the bank".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    EXCELLANT dinning. However the parking problem and noise level detract from
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome mushroom & crab soup!
    LB3190
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Loved the soup! It was the best part of the meal, but the entree was good as well. The service was not so good. I had to ask three times for a refill of my water. The final refill was warm. They never asked if we wanted any beverages other than water. Maybe they weren't expecting the crowd they got on a Friday night at the end of May?
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great BYOB!!!
    Jojo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food and service EXCELLENT! Quaint and romantic setting indoors and out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Wonderful Time at Catherine's
    luv49food
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a delicious meal. I had the scallops. They were cooked to perfection, and my boyfriend had salmon which he said was out of this world. If you are looking for a romantic night out, Catherine's is the place to go. Also, Lisa took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Scott
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Overall the food and atmosphere was great. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was fantastic. The steak was slightly over cooked but flavor was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catherine's has fabulous food
    JaneneG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband had the filet mignon and said it was the best he ever had. I had the crab cakes and they were also very good, and I especially like the rosotto side dish. We had a restaurant.com coupon otherwise we would not have gone there as the meal was a bit pricey - around $30 each for the main meal (salads are extra $). It is a BYOB, but there is a $7 corking charge which we think is ridiculous - especially if you bring a screw top so we did not BYOB but would have liked to if no extra charge. Because of this charge I only gave it a 4 start rating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 71 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 682 reviews are from the Catherine's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • BoChang
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We have been dining at Catherine's since they opened in West Chester. The move to Unionville did not deter us. Excellent, eclectic menu, great desserts and wonderful staff. It's hard to believe how one brunch would be better than another but Catherine's distinguish themselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patio is Open
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had a delightful meal on the outdoor patio on a warm May night. The mushroom and crab bisque was outstanding, as always, as was my wife's goat cheese salad. Entrees of braised beef ribs over angolotti and scallops were wonderful. Creme brulee torte made a great dessert. Susan's service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant!
    foodieforeverVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had lunch at Catherine's about 2:00 PM on a Wednesday and were surprised to be the only customers in the restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant, as was our meal, a cup of delicious mushroom-crab soup with half of a sandwich. We'd like to return for dinner when we're in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A pleasant dining experience
    Pamela
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent goat filled ravioli with sundried tomatoes and mushroom soup. I had the special, Bass with crab and mango. Yummo! The pork with Chinese 5 spice was too overpowering.... needed MUCH less of this and more plum sauce. Overall experience was very good! I definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate