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Catherine's Restaurant

4.7
1461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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!
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Phone number
(610) 347-2227
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin M. McMunn
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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.
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Private party contact
Maybeth Brown: (610) 347-2227
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
RTS. 82 & 162
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Parking details
Private lot available in rear of building located on Route 162. Also the main entrance to restaurant. PARKING & ENTRANCE IN REAR ONLY
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Special events & promotions
Please see www.catherinesrestaurant.com for upcoming events.
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Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1461 People Are Saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Absolutely lovely spot with outstanding service. Now, that said, we were the only party there, but our server was unusually attentive and accommodating. Most diners seemed to enjoy their meals. My scallops were a little strong but the crabmeat topping was plentiful and delicious. It would seem unreasonable to assume that the same chef is still there, but quite a few years ago, I found the food to be so over-peppered (black) that I had to send it back. Surprisingly, this was the case again, way too much pepper!!! So chef, please go easy with the S & P - would rather add it myself!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great meal at Catherine's. From the service, food and atmosphere... everything was great. Will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointed, as our waitress was EXTREMELY inattentive. Have been there many other times, with good service- not sure that we will go back any time soon.
It was a 1 year anniversary and we were expecting something more special.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Catherine's while on a birthday getaway to Kennett Square. Food and service were exceptional. We had blackened tuna and sea scallops, both remarkable dishes. Oh, and cream of mushroom-crab soup! This was a return visit – the noise level was quite a bit louder than we first experienced – difficult to converse.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The welcoming, artsy, relaxed atmosphere combined with friendly service and top notch food made dining at Catherine's a memorable experience. From the first taste, it was clear why previous reviewers raved about the mushroom and crab soup. Truly exceptional. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Wife and I loved it. The restaurant was BYOB and every other person brought their own bottles of wine. Great atmosphere. Looking forward to a return trip. Would recommend for a date or anniversary.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Have been going to Catherine's since it was in West Chester. Love the atmosphere and of course the food. Tara was a great server.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and great food. A little loud for my aging ears!

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

It was a nice restaurant. The only reason I won’t go back is because the seats were so uncomfortable. The seats were so hard and no cushion. I was in pain sitting on them. Key lime pie was delish!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service what else is there to say!!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Catherine's is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food set in a quaint building. The menu changes regularly to feature the freshest ingredients. The Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice decor in a country setting. Food is delicious.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely country setting; good food; nice touch with fresh flowers

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

We’ve been to Catherines several times and never disappointed. BYOB is nice since their meals are pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was good and the service. I just wish they have a table for 3 instead of 2 small tables put together.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything awesome. Except parking. Still worth it!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Catherine's is one of my favorite restaurants. It's very cozy and the food is always delicious. My favorite is the mushroom and jumbo lump crab soup. I order it every time I'm there.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great time. Such great atmosphere and the food is exceptional. Mushroom and crab soup like nothing else !!

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

The food and service were excellent. With ten people in the restaurant, the noise level was still too high for comfortable conversation. Please soften the environment.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

First time visiting Catherine's after driving by it for years! Lovely candle lit patio with a very relaxing atmosphere. The food was delicious and we loved that it was a BYO. The wait was longer than expected, but we didn't mind since we were in good company. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great dinner as always try one of the nightly specials they are always delicious

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

It was wonderful as always!! Never disappointed when dining there.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Catherine's. We sat outside and the setting was charming. Food was even better! Highly recommend the mushroom crab soup and scallop entree. And the pumpkin bread pudding was amazing with two scoops of vanilla ice cream!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

We make an pilgrimage to Catherine's annually from Baltimore as the food is so good. Location was a bit difficult to find at first but now we go on 82 north and no problem. The mushroom soup is superb and the desserts are always delicious. It is a true gem and well worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

We'd been looking forward to Catherine's for a birthday brunch on a sunny fall Sunday afternoon. It did not disappoint! The service was relaxed but appropriately attentive. The food was worth the drive and a fine value - maybe a tad on the expensive side, but wow! Well-balanced meaty and vegetarian dishes. It could be a special meal for anyone.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is good, especially mushroom and crab soup. However, it is quite pricey. We love that is is BYOB but don't like the $7 corkage fee.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

I had a nice appetizer but the soft shell crabs were not very good. My wife enjoyed her meal. The service could have been better, only 4 people waiting on tables on a busy Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Quiet restaurant for a Sunday Brunch at noon. Staff was pleasant and surroundings where quaint and bright and clean. Nice garden if you wanted to eat outside.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We usually celebrate special occasions there. This time was our anniversary. The crab & mushroom soup is a must. Filet Mignon cooked perfect.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

A must stop for anyone looking for a quaint, authentic local restaurant. Their mushroom soup is to die for! I had their blackened tuna and my fiance had the sea scallops. Both were cooked to perfection and were good portions without being leaving you stuffed so you can enjoy their fabulous bread pudding. This was our first time at Catherine's but will definitely not be our last!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Have always wanted to go and so we did to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our server was terrific. Tara was her name. She answered questions, made recommendations and made us feel very special. Food was as advertised, delicious. We look forward to visiting again.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Casual and comfortable with good ambiance and very good food. The Mushroom & Crab Soup borders on the best thing I've ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

We sat on the patio for dinner in late summer. It was a delightful experience and the food was great. The place is BYOB, so bring your favorite wine along.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Catherine's is a gem. It's part and parcel of a distinctive country warmth and charm that is every day more elusive. It's a cornerstone of Unionville village. The friend and fine cook who recommended Catherine's to us was not mistaken: Everything the four of us ordered was delicious and well presented by friendly, welcoming, and highly efficient staff. And then there is the terrace. The next time we are there, we may book a table at the very appealing dining spot at the back. Oh, and the BYO alcohol policy - with a truly tiny corking fee - lets you bring and consume with your meal exactly what pleases you. Not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The food here is top rate. If you like sauces they do an excellent job. My husband and I love this place.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Favorite restaurant by far! They continually surprise me with quality and hospitality

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We were staying in the area for a few days for a quick get-away. The food was fabulous!
The waitress was personable and friendly! We wish it was close to home so we could
visit more often. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Had apps, dinner, and dessert. Portions were perfect and food was excellent. Loved the bread pudding for dessert.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Catherine's is a wonderful place for a delicious, romantic and reasonably priced dinner. The staff is so great- kind and real. The food always so good, the desserts are homemade and very special. A byob - and the outdoor seating is romantic and comfortable. Try the crab mushroom soup, the short rib angiolotti, key lime pie (or any of the desserts). The daily specials are always great too.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Outstanding brunch! The four of us had the pancakes, eggs benedict, omelettes, mushroom soup and key lime tart. Everything was very high quality, fresh and perfectly cooked. Tara the waitress and other staff attentive and knowledgeable. Lovely setting indoors and out. A great time.

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