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About 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 & has earned many accolades since opening in West Chester in 1999! Catherine's is continually 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. Enjoy Lunch and weekend Brunch on the patio. The Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect way to end the weekend!

1701 West Doe Run Rd.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch: Wednesday - 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
The ever popular JAZZ NIGHTS & monthly Dinner with A Medium are booked by phone reservations only. Exclusive offers available through emails and Catherine's Facebook page. Sign up today!

Cross Street:
RTS. 82 & 162

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 347-2227

Website:
http://www.catherinesrestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Private lot available in rear of building located on Route 162. Also the main entrance to restaurant. PARKING & ENTRANCE IN REAR ONLY

Executive Chef:
Kevin M. McMunn

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: (610) 347-2227

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Please see www.catherinesrestaurant.com for upcoming events.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Reserve your table for a fabulous Dinner - includes 3 Courses with the Best Dessert Sampler & Complimentarty Pomegranate Champagne! Choose from our customer favorites Baby Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, Blackened Tuna, & our infamous Wild Mushroom Lump Crab Soup-&more!!
$80pp plus tax&grat NO BYO FEE❤

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Catherine's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
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Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great!! We sat at the front of the room by the hanging glass which helped my husband who has hearing aids.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully paired. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was romantic and beautiful. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Have dined at Catherine's numerous times with family and friends. I have always enjoyed the food and casual service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband and I love this restaurant! We haven’t been in awhile since we had our kids and it was the perfect spot for date night. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was spectacular! And it’s BYOB.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Second time going to Catherine’s for New Year’s eve with my wife. Excellent food, service, and experience once again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We chose this as our New Years Eve dinner. Same menu, literally doubled the price. The website did not indicate that there was a fixed menu and escalated pricing. Meal was cold not once but twice. Mushroom soup was delicious, however, the cold filet was disappointing. We felt like they struggled to accomodate a full dining room all at the same time. After sending our dinner back the restaurant staff treated us very differently. Needless to say we had a disappointing “cold” new years all around!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing, as always, and such a lovely experience. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The dinner had GOOD food and ambience but loud echoing rooms. and rooms are cold in winter due to outdoor window leaks. It feels like home and enjoyed the mushroom soup and the quality of food was excellent

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, everything was excellent at Catherine's. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was exceptional. We went with three other couples who had never been and they all thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. Keep up the great work!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place, service was "OK"...not bad but not on par with the food. Will definitely go back!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great local restaurant with excellent food, we had a nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved everything about Catherine's, except disappointed with quality of my tuna, it was somewhat tough and a little stringy. I think it just happened to be a not so great piece. But the preparation was great. Wife had pork tenderloin with an Asian sauce which she raved about. It was quiet, which is really really hard to find nowadays. Loved the subdued candle only lighting. We will definitely go back and whole heartily recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful service, amazing menu, knock out food. HIGHLY recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Dining at Catherine’s is always a lovely experience. The food is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food though limited in selection. Very worthwhile and a great value. Recommend it for everyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was courteous and very good, metal chairs were uncomfortable, ambiance was debateable, food was good, but way overpriced.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Exceptional all around, as always. We enjoy the food and ambiance. Our dinners were delicious and desserts were wonderful.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lovely seasonal decor. Excellent preparation and presentation. Would be nice to see more apps for sharing. A bit noisy

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service, and definitely a place we can have a conversation. Parking might be a little bit of a challenge, but that might be because there was parking spots I was not able to discover in the dark. And the holiday bread pudding definitely hit the spot for me. Definitely recommend this place, and I will definitely be returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had the best sea bass with lump crab meat this week at Catherine's. The meals are always delicious, the wait staff always attentive and you just can't beat the quaint, cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Second visit to Catherine's and as wonderful as the first time. The food is superb and service is fantastic. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

True Chester County atmosphere. Nearly fine dining but BYOB saves money. We dine there several times a year. Small courtyard open in the summer is nice for lazy lunches.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food with a french accent. Nice size portions. Came out in a reasonable amount of time piping hot. The atmosphere is quintessential Chester County. Very cozy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We have lunch here every few months. The food is good and service is excellent.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service. Breakfast was phenomenal from start to finish!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious meal as always: We had arugula, beet, cheese salad; crab cakes, salmon, shrimp with pasta; pomegranate sorbet and biscotti. I recommend all of our selections

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Best dining experience I might have ever had. It is by far the best restaurant I have ever stumbled across.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful meal, lovely ambience, love Catherine’s!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was a nice quiet dinner and the food was amazing. I would recommend this for any event or special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and service! Must try mushroom , crab soup

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous food and service, cozy inviting dpace, but oh the noise!! Conversation was difficult

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Parking is a major problem . I had the scallops too salty. Mushroom soup was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was one of the most romantic restaurants I've ever been too, lots of candlelight! The food was excellent, especially the Mushroom and Crab soup. It is BYOB so plan accordingly.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very, very pricey. Table of four, straight salad, entre, and one dessert was $240 with tip.

Paying a $7 corkage fee is ridiculous too. Nothing special was done with wine. We had to request a way of keeping the wine chilled. It was put on the floor in a bucket.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As usual, our trip to Catherine's was outstanding! I had the french toast and it was delicious. This was our first time bringing wine/champagne and the server was great about suggesting different juices to mix with it. Great place for brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was a little slower than usual with a smaller crowd. My salmon was cool so I couldn't taste too much. Noise level was high considering the restaurant wasn't that full. They did reduce my entre price (without me asking) and offer to reheat.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The only thing better than the food was the service. 10/10 experience

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The mushroom soup is a heavenly experience. The homemade raspberry jam is delicious. The antiques lend a fun country touch to the decor.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved our meals - the salad special
was especially delicious (arugula,poached pear, bacon, goat & marscapone cheese, etc). Veal special was also very good. Love the shabby chic ambiance here. The only negative is the sound level. Lots of hard surfaces and the noise level gets to be extreme so it is difficult to have a conversation at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here with attentive staff, FABULOUS appetizers, entrees and desserts in s no rush atmosphere. Great setting with wonderful ambience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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