Catherine's Restaurant

4.7
1886 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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!
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MarianneA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went based on a recommendation from a friend. Everything was great. They have a mystical way of preparing scallops.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have celebrated our anniversary with Catherine’s for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Red snapper special was fabulous and I always get there Cesar salad as it has a kick! They make all of their deserts fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday.

Meal was wonderful. Very few customers due to Covid 19 scare but delightful time. Not crazy about the 10 dollar corkage fee since I unscrewed the top of our bottle of wine and left the wine glasses in perfect condition. Will be back!

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Rustndk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Food is really right at the top, and we dine out several times a week (we’re super busy at work). We spent $150 (Including 20% tip) for two salads two entrées and two desserts and coffee. I honestly don’t mind spending the money when the food is this good.

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vipAnnelinny
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

My husband’s salad was good and his dinner very good. I had the special which had a terrible arugula “pesto” on delightful red snapper. I scraped it off. There were a few green beans covered in some oil and laid on a starchy mash. I ate the green beans although I avoid seed/vegetable oils as a rule. My husband like the starch but I thought it was ineatable.
It’s BYOB which is fine but a $10 cork fee per table is much too high, especially since there wasn’t a waiter hovering to refill glasses or open new bottles.


The highlight for me was an excellent slice of cheesecake. I have a favorite recipe and so rarely order it out. This was almost as good as my own and some would prefer it since it was creamier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Catherine’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Fresh menu selection and options in a cozy atmosphere.

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ChristinaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent meal with excellent service!

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best mushroom soup! Our go-to restaurant on a regular basis. Nice eating outside when weather is warmer.

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vipBigcat
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening For date night and intimate conversation
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Billybob
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catherine's is a quaint little restaurant on Rt. 82 in Unionville.
We have Sunday brunch there often because of the unique items on the menu.
My favorite is the Banana Foster Waffles.
The service is always good and the food is consistently great!
I would recommend a reservation for brunch.

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vipSusanG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED LOVED LOVED the menu, food and service. Bit noisy and hard to hear until half the tables cleared out - but highly recommend! Wont be disappointed!! And such a cute place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adam was our terrific server, he made great recommendations! Blackened scallops are the best, veal special was awesome too. Had a wonderful time, we will be back soon.

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Gary
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff was wonderful, food was great. We enjoyed the evening. We'll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always perfect. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner. Food is consistently outstanding and the atmosphere is relaxing and quaint.

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KarenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great late valentine dinner! Our server Adam was awesome- had great suggestions and was super nice. We always drove past this place and said how charming it looked; glad we took a chance. Even asked about the great playlist for music...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catherine’s was wonderful, (as it always is) . The service was top notch and noteworthy considering the extra Valentine’s Day weekend crowd. There was a special set menu which which included a lobster crepe and filet eggs Benedict. Great value in a lovely setting. We are very lucky to have this gem close to home.

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Cake
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentines Brunch

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David
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Catherine's is wonderful. The ambiance is eclectic and comforting. Nothing formal at all. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is unexpected and wonderful. The bacon on Sunday brunch is what legends are made from!!!

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catherine is an absolute beautiful place to go! Beautiful and quaint atmosphere phenomenal service very relaxing. the food is fabulous!! Delicious ! I had my wedding there and Catherine’s did outstanding reception dinner.. Thank you again Marybeth!

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vipLoveMyDessert
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Lover’s Lane brunch for Valentines weekend. Each course was delicious and the chocolate sampler for dessert with the blackberry mimosa was the perfect ending. Can’t wait for next year!

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Didi928
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Valentine's brunch which again was just fabulous!! Catherine's is an absolute gem in our neighborhood ❤️❤️ we will definitely be back!

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vipILoveDining
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is absolutely amazing!! We went for the special Valentine’s Day brunch and it was delicious. I will definitely be returning and I would recommend to anyone!

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KenH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful spot for a Valentine’s brunch.

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RustyG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dinner at Catherine's and certainly not our last. Our server, Susan was delightful. She was attentive, knowledgeable and very pleasant. Our salads were made with fresh ingredients and creatively prepared. The spicy twist on the Caesar was unexpected but thoroughly enjoyed. Tuna steak was perfectly prepared. The short ribs were flavorful and tender. With the restaurant in Chester County, mushrooms are a must. The porcinis were a wonderful compliment. Great experience and we look forward to many more visits.

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vipAmberC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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JackM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have never had a bad meal here ... and this Valentine’s weekend celebration was no exception. The service was outstanding, and the filet, and Key Lime pie both exceeded my high expectations!

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place. Great atmosphere and amazing food. Service is spectacular as well. You must try the crab and mushroom soup, it’s amazing

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vipMuffin
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. Our server totally ignored us as she was holding lengthy conversations with patrons behind us. Very disturbing.

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Charlie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambience and service we're outstanding. My wife had the braised beef and thought that it wasn't that good - the meat didn't taste fresh and I tasted it and thought the same. I had the Tuna and it was great. Desserts were excellent but a little pricey. We were prepared for the corkage fee but thought $10. to open 1 bottle a little excessive. Overall price a little pricey, but worth it for the service. Only disappointment was the braised beef. Would probably go back if closer to where
we live.

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viphrick
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Blackened scallops were amazing. So were the mushroom agnolotti with short rib. My husband had a green salad and the special fish with risotto. All really delicious and well conceptualized. Thank you for a great meal! Highly recommend!

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JeannieMac
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the deserts are scrumptious but I do think the prices are too high.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prices are hefty, but the food is delicious. At least you can save, because it is a BYOB.

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vipcuffa
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would love to thank Catherine’s for a great night with friends ! Celebrating 2 birthday’s !Got to sit at my favorite table aka game of throne table ! Food and service always top notch. Special shout out to Adam and the other servers everyone that works at Catherine’s are special and make your experience better!❤️

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kristalynnh
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to restaurant as food is always delicious and prepared perfectly. Service is outstanding and never rushed. Ambiance and decor is very inviting!!

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LeeA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very good. The mushroom soup was outstanding. A corkage fee of $10 is steep. The place is fairly noisy with the hard wall and wooden floors. Not the best place to communicate with others you are eating with. All the candles made a nice atmosphere. Gourmet food with high prices.

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wonderful food was only bested by the cheer of the servers!

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vipDebraA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice evening great service.

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jocelynj
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catherine’s never disappoints- as usual the food and service were outstanding! This is my favorite place for brunch and dinner!

FAQs

Catherine's Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 347-2227.

Catherine's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.