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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.

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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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Casual (14)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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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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·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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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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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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