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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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OPEN for our Lovely Christmas Eve Dinner 5-8 pm 🎄
CLOSED for our regular Sunday Brunch on Sunday 12/24

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Our annual New Year’s Eve 3 Course Dinner is a customer favorite since 1999! Enjoy our famous Wild Mushroom & Lump Crab Soup, Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, Baby Rack of Lamb & more + our wonderful Dessert Sampler! Complimentary Pomegranate Champagne
Sparklers - $85 pp plus tax & gratuity 🍾🍾

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Catherine's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice decor in a country setting. Food is delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything awesome. Except parking. Still worth it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic
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