Catherine's Restaurant

4.7
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1873 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

SG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 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.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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!!!

CB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 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!

LM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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!

D
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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!

IL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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!

RG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

AC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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!

MA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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

M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

h
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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!

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

c
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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!❤️

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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!!

LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 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.

TP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice evening great service.

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

It’s been quite a while since we dined at Catherine’s so we thought we’d give them another try. The place was busy, diners were enjoying themselves. Great atmosphere, vibe and service, and byob is always a good thing.

Our salads were good. My wife ordered the special swordfish, huge portion, but it was dried out, dense and tough. My mushroom filled pasta was good in itself, the sauce though was bland and lacked flavor. Disappointing, we were expecting a better experience. Its doubtful that we’ll return.

MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food. The atmosphere is delightful.

RE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven't been there for awhile and decided to go for Brunch after the Holidays were over.The food is always great,the portions are always filling.I never go away hungry.our server Chris was polite and very helpful.We always tell people to go for Brunch.The only drawback is the noise level,even when not very crowded it's hard to hear someone across the table.If it's very crowded it's hard to hear the person next to you.We Love going in the late spring,summer or early fall and sit outside on the small patio,to avoid the high noise level inside.

DJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! We had tuna and swordfish. Cooked beautifully.

H
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday brunch on a Sunday. The pancakes were amazing as well as the special omelette with crab and asparagus. Beautiful restaurant and great service. Will definitely go again.

WG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had s very enjoyable evening at Catherine’s Restaurant with great food and excellent service. One of our favorite restaurants.

B
Philadelphia
775 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always one of our favorites, Catherine’s offers great food and service and the best mushroom soup you can imagine (enhanced by crabmeat)! Entrees this time water a really fine filet, perfectly cooked and tasty salmon. Due to sweets overload from the.holidays, we skipped dessert, but the key lime pie is wonderful. Noisy an a busy Saturday but not much of a problem. Service from Mary Beth, Susan, and Adam was top notch and is always friendly.

RW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Catherine’s is one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, it can’t be great every time. We ordered the special swordfish and it was dry and tough for swordfish. It is still a great restaurant but we probably won’t order swordfish again. Appetizers, and deserts were great.

PP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Catherine's. Great restaurant! Great food! Lovely ambiance! Attentive wait staff even though they were busy which we really appreciated! We'll be back!

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It was overall good but parking is terrible when crowded like for the Sunday Brunch we went to.
Drove around and through parking lots for 15 minutes before finding a spot up the street. There
we’re at least 4 cars doing the same thing.

M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both had the filet. It was absolutely delicious. It was cooked just as we asked. The staff is awesome also.

M
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an excellent dining experience. Everything about this place is great..Tried the most delicious dessert tonight: German Chockoge cake !
Like their signature Mushroom soup they are GLUTEN FREE!
Thank you for great gluten free dessert and amazing meal as always

PC
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favorite spot with great food and fantastic staff