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Chez Catherine, Westfield, NJ

Chez Catherine

4.9
4.9
1014 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Chez Catherine is consistently rated one of the Best French Restaurants in New Jersey. It provides a wonderful dining experience from the warm greeting when you enter to the last sip of wine. This mainstay of Westfield, NJ for the last 38 years delivers quality cuisine and impeccable service.
The owner, Stephane Bocket was born in Dunkerque, France. Stephane was the Maitre d'Hotel for 12 years before purchasing Chez Catherine in 2016. His career spans many years at Alain Ducasse's restaurants in NYC and France and before that in a number of other restaurants throughout France.
The Chef de Cuisine is Christine Migton. Christine graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Her dishes revisit traditional French cuisine but use different flavors and tastes. She works to provide lighter and healthier ingredients wherever possible while maintaining that special French touch.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 am–8:30 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 654-4011
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Christine Migton
  • Private party facilities
    We offer one private room to accommodate 10-16 people and another to accommodate 20-45 people.
  • Private party contact
    Stephane: (908) 654-4011
  • Neighbourhood
    Westfield
  • Cross Street
    Prospect Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Free Parking for our Guests.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,014 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Great for fine wines

  • Union

    Best Overall

  • Union

    Best Food

  • Union

    Best Service

  • Union

    Best Ambience

  • Union

    Great for fine wines

  • Union

    Romantic

  • Union

    Good for special occasions

1,014 Reviews
  1. Lfoodie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Quality food. Excellent preparation. Very welcoming.

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  2. ThomasB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were for a long time looking again for a good French restaurant, after the change of ownership at the chefs table in Franklin Lakes. Chez Catherine was excellent in every aspect. Food, ambiance and absolut outstanding service. We recommend it to everybody who appreciates French cuisine. The restaurant is small, may be 10 tables, but that’s what we like. The menu is great, but only a number of options, which is a guarantee that the dishes are really prepared fresh. The waiter was way more than what you are used too, he knows all about the food, what wine goes with what, at the end I had a half ounce cognac (not cheap) but really a amazingly smooth and tasty. We are already thinking about when to go there next time, even though it’s more than an hour drive for us, but absolutely worth it.

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  3. TavisB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant! The food was delicious especially the escargot and duck! The maître d' was exceptional and we will definitely be returning.

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  4. Joselyn

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and great service as usual…

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  5. ZulyM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Chez Catherine was an enchanting experience, seamlessly blending impeccable service, an inviting ambiance, and culinary excellence from start to finish. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the host, whose charm and efficiency set a welcoming tone for the evening. Elegantly dressed, the host exuded a warmth that felt both professional and genuinely friendly, ensuring that every detail of our seating was perfect, and our comfort was prioritized. The wine list was thoughtfully curated, offering a fantastic selection of French vintages that paired beautifully with each course. The host was knowledgeable, recommending the perfect wine to complement our dishes, enhancing the flavors and elevating the entire dining experience. La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin," as they say in French — life is too short to drink bad wine. This restaurant is a must-visit for anyone looking to indulge in the art of French cuisine at its best.

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  6. Marlin50

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, service and food. I can never resist the escargot and the Dover sole is superb. It is expensive but great for a special occasion

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  7. Vidalia

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner with family. The fois gras was amazing. Everyone had different first courses but each one was so enjoyed-including mussels and salad. Main courses were all a treat. Especially the Dover Sole cooked and deboned tableside. So buttery delicious. The evening special of red snapper was excellent. The steak was perfectly prepared as was the chicken with a delicious sauce. Dessert included chocolate mousse - almost as thick as a pot de crème - such an indulgence. The soufflé was a black raspberry which you could smell prior to its appearance at the table. Yum!!!! Always delicious with wonderful service in a pretty dining area.

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  8. SalvatoreS

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this fine establishment! The food and service was excellent! My wife and I will be going back for sure. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  9. Operaphile

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great service. Just the same as the first time we went there, 30 years ago.

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  10. Phil50

    New Jersey

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Go To restaurant for fine French dining in New Jersey. We have been dining at Chez Catherine for more than 30 years. We have never been disappointed. Upon entering, we are greeted by a friendly host/maitre'd/waiter. He greets you with humor. The dining room is small but there is plenty of space between tables. There is a nice cocktail list and wine by the glass. We opted for a bottle of wine from their extensive collection. There is wine for every budget ranging from $50 to $1750. The menu is prix. fixe with either a 3 course or 4 course option. A few of the items have an up charge. The meal began with a basket of delicious french bread sourced from a local bakery along with an amuse bouche of apricots stuffed with brie. My wife had mussels and I had the steak tartare ($5 up charge). Both were outstanding and the portions were large. For entrees my wife chose the duck breast and I had the cassoulet. Both were delicious, and I took about half of my cassoulet home. For dessert, the souffle of the day was raspberry and we both selected the souffle. We look forward to our next trip.

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FAQs

Chez Catherine is rated 4.9 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Chez Catherine

431 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Prospect Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Westfield
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 am–8:30 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Parking for our Guests.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christine Migton
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (908) 654-4011
  • Private party facilities
    We offer one private room to accommodate 10-16 people and another to accommodate 20-45 people.
  • Private party contact
    Stephane: (908) 654-4011
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