“Outstanding” New American food prepared with “great care and obvious love” and “friendly” service froma “wonderful” staff in a “beautiful” setting make this “intimate” mom-and-pop BYO house in an old country store “worth the ride through Chester County”; so what if the feng shui-influenced, candlelit room can be “dark”, even “with the menu-reading flashlights” – most agree it’s the “best catch in town.”
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You may “need a flashlight” supplied to diners to read the menu at this candlelit New-American BYO in an “intimate” converted general store in Chester County, but the effort is rewarded by an “eclectic mix” of “OUTSTANDING” fare served with a dose of “country casual charm”; N.B. patio seating is a good bet.
Overwhelmingly Voted #1 BYOB in Chester County by the Local’s online Readers Read Full Review
Catherine’s is once again a crowd favorite! Voted “Best Kept Secret” by our readers.
“Catherine’s is tops at the soup & wine festival!” Catherine’s is the winner of the 2007 Kennett Mushroom Festival “Best of the Brandywine” Mushroom Soup.
“Dozens — or is it hundreds?- of flickering candles lend a romantic feel to this Chester County BYOB, which occupies a rustic former general store.” Definitely a MUST for a delicious, romantic dinner!
“I like the way its done at Catherine’s — simply, with style and grace.”
“Consider the dishes Chef Kevin McMunn puts out at this well-worth-trip BYOB. The allure here is simple, even affordable, without the frills and fanciful embellishments that have traditionally stood for status in fine restaurants.”
“There is no foie gras, no caviar-cloaked excuses, no attitude-marinated waiters. There are, however, appetizers that inspire rich feeling, and entrees that the show steady execution and smart balance.”
“Chef Kevin McMunn’s wild mushroom & crab soup is creamy-sweet and so masterfully delicious that I would serve any number of indulgences – a topping for pasta, a dip for bread, even a sauce for breakfast cereal if it means I get more.”
“Kevin McMunn’s adventuresome menu, served in a former general store with a romantic, Zen-like modern interior, is a welcome addition to horse country. If you can handle it, try the BLACKENED SEA SCALLOPS with a pineapple-chili pepper coulis!”
Best Chef’s Table 2005: Chef Kevin McMunn and his wife Marybeth Brown do it all at this wildly popular bistro where the candlelight is so dim you get small penlights to help you see the menu. The décor is quite pleasant, the background music is mostly soothing, but the food is downright jazzy Contemporary American with a creative dose of Southwest flavorings.
We have discovered a rare gem in Chester County! Catherine’s combines brilliantly conceived and executed food with a setting of unusual beauty. This BYOB restaurant offers plenty of parking and an entrance in the rear with a charming country garden leading into an exquisitely decorated dining room. Read Full Review
For the hundreds of guests who have found Catherine’s in Unionville to be their new culinary sanctuary over the past year, their reasons go well beyond the Chilean sea bass or the roasted veal tenderloin that are just a small sampling of that which satisfies their palette for delicious food. Read Full Review
Chef Kevin McMunn and his wife Marybeth Brown have moved their wildly popular BYOB restaurant to the historic general store in the heart of Unionville – and they bring with them their delicious New American menu and a lot of warmth & charm. The Baby Rack of Lamb with a Lavendar honey Demi-Glace is “amazing” and the perfectly seared Chilean Sea Bass with Ginger-Mint Pesto is “not to be missed!”
“I don’t usually drive 30 miles one way to go to dinner, but in the case of Catherine’s Restaurant, I’m glad I did! ”
“This cozy little gem of a bistro… has raised the culinary bar in West Chester.”
“Thanks to McMunn’s sprightly menu of contemporary American classics and commitment to caring and attentive service, Catherine’s is also a restaurant that would make its namesake proud. And its worth the drive.”
Best Kept Secrets: Chef Kevin McMunn and his wife Marybeth Brown do it all at this wildly popular bistro where the candlelight is so dim you get small penlights to help you see the menu. Since they moved from West Chester into the former old General Store in Unionville, they can seat 60 people, but you still need to call well ahead for reservations, particularly on Friday and Saturday. The décor is quite pleasant, the background music is mostly soothing, but the food is downright jazzy Contemporary American with a creative dose of Southwest flavorings. It’s a B.Y.O.B.
“The entrees include a variety of standard selections, but what makes them extraordinary is how Chef Kevin McMunn couples the item with the unusual — Blackened Tuna Filet with Raspberry-Jalapeno coulis. Intriguing, isn’t it?”
“We entered Catherine’s as strangers and left feeling as though we had just had a delightful meal at the home of friends.”
McMunn’s casual-yet-sophisticated cuisine is nearly faultless ~ PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“With superb food and a charming atmosphere, Catherine’s joins the ranks of West Chester’s many fine restaurants. This is country dining at its best.”
“McMunn’s casual-yet-sophisticated cuisine is nearly faultless.”
Popular since its 1999 opening, Catherine’s is anything but undiscovered! ~ THE HUNT
“Chef Kevin McMunn takes an intelligent approach to fusion avoiding mindless noodling and bizarre combinations. On the outskirts of town, Catherine’s exudes the mystique of an undiscovered hideaway. Popular since its 1999 opening, Catherine’s is anything but undiscovered! Its ideal!”
“The area’s most sophisticated bistro — self -taught chef Kevin McMunn delivers contemporary American fare with a deft touch. The most fabulous risotto…”
Chef Kevin McMunn & his partner wife Marybeth do it all at this wildly popular bistro where the candlelight is so dim you get penlights with the menu! The food is downright jazzy contemporary American with a creative dose of Southwest flavorings.”
“A Perfect Night In Unionville…” When Marybeth Brown and her Chef Husband, Kevin McMunn, open the doors to Catherine’s Restaurant, their BYOB in Unionville, it’s as if they’re welcoming guests into their own home. The two specialize in simply prepared foods with high-quality ingredients served in a cozy candlelit room.”