Chez Catherine

4.7
646 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.
What 646 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was small and cute and the waiter was hilarious. You really felt the care and effort that was put into everything and the food was great. Highly recommend!

RM
RaviM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have laid back meal. Good service and decor. Reliable cuisine.

PW
PaulW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

FM
vipFoodMaven
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Catherine is consistently excellent. The staff is helpful and accommodating. They just seem to get everything right, and deserve to be ranked as a top restaurant in NJ.

JW
vipJayW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were excellent. Spacing was well-controlled and generous. Air filtration added to a sense of comfort.

MM
vipMsM2
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary meal on Saturday. The escargot, sole, and duck were well prepared and presented. All the food was great except for the cheese course. The cheese was not at the caliber I would expect for the rest of the meal.

DC
DavidC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We enjoy the food choices, service and friendly, quiet atmosphere.

RJ
RyanJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been waiting to try this place for years and it did not disappoint.

a
vipameliasgrandma
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out after a year, and this was just the right place to be! Service was gracious, with each dish perfectly prepared!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Report
JJ
JudithJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food continues to be outstanding. Prix Fixe menu, good choices, very sensible prices for the quality. Socially-distanced tables, service still warm and friendly. When we made a wine choice (glass) that didn't work out, they immediately replaced it with a new choice at no charge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

AK
AKor
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very tasty. Portions were adequate. The price was good for type food served. Unfortunately we were seated at table closest to door which was drafty, but at least it wasn’t in basement which was not an acceptable option.

CA
vipCarlosA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was great. Food excellent. Definitely will go again

DC
vipDebraC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chez Catherine never disappoints. We were back for a birthday celebration and had a beautiful romantic evening. Service was excellent We had the 3 course prix fixe with a great bottle of wine. The escargots are not to be missed. A great experience overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

A bit pricey. Evening was ruined by a 92 year old man who continually received phone calls and was screaming/ talking loudly because he had hearing issues. The owner/staff never addressed it. (The couple at the next table did and it was ugly!) I even requested early on to be moved to the upstairs dining area but was refused. Didn’t need to spend that amount of money for an evening like this! Emailed owner the following day about my experience and she didn’t apologize, offer some kind of compensation, AND she didn’t reply until a week later! Only said she was sorry for her late response! Won’t be returning! Terrible customer service!

N
vipNjgerry
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Make your reservations now or get take away soon or they may not survive the lockdown.

DS
vipDSQUARED
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely little spot for a nice french meal and nice ambience or a special occcasion. Its a bit pricey as they only offer pre-fixe for dinner, but ti is worth it. The food is very good and the service was spectacular.

RG
RobertG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined in the basement dining room. Our waitress Jewel was very cordial and competent. We had the Escargot and the curried mussels, both very good and the sauce for the mussels was great for dipping. We had the sliced duck breast (cooked perfectly) and the Strip Steak (generous and cooked perfectly). We had the chocolate mousse and creme brulee, both very nice. A romantic, upscale dinner.

SM
SueM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and service is always excellent. We have been going to this restaurant for years and all their dishes and appetisers are excellent. Their desserts are yummy. The waiters we had are excellent and they provide good recommendations if you’re not sure what to order. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a special experience

ER
EdenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, wonderful food all cooked very well, but being down in the bottom floor was had less fantastic ambiance then their street level seating.

J
vipJoselyn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the ambience are always first class...

DF
DavidF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to go to this lovely gem of a restaurant. Indoor dining was nicely socially distanced.

MN
MaxxN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to go. Great Waiters/Waitresses. One of my favorite restaurants

TL
TomL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, breathtaking. Delicate yet filling, exquisite food, exemplary service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I was disappointed in food.

R
Raven
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are top notch. They also made sure there was social distancing. My husband and I had an excellent time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

NJ
NJ2021
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was profeshinal with knowledge of food and wine. The food was delicate and delicious. High end restaurant for a special celebration , worth every dollar you spend.
Highly recommended.

s
sandyh
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Very small intimate setting. The table next to us was loud and obnoxious. Even after we sshhh them a few times. The desserts were fabulous. We will re visit

a
vipandream
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was fine. Not great. Nothing special. Average restaurant food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible evening! The food, service, everything is absolutely outstanding. I highly highly recommend for a lovely experience.

C
vipCapo61
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Catherine remains the finest restaurant in New Jersey.

G
Greatime
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we go to. Have been there many times, and it is always a pleasure.

ES
vipEllenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great social distancing. Will be back soon.

JM
JimboM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan was incredible, the food was delicious and it was nice to support a local business. You would never know that we were in a pandemic - the food was possibly the best I have had in NJ. I could not be happier and will definitely be back

j
johns
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent server.Great special occasion restaurant.

KI
KIMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Catherine is our favorite restaurant in New Jersey. The food, service, and atmosphere is extraordinary!
Thank you!

D
Daniel
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for french food, this is the place to go. Well cooked duck, mussels were great, and all the little additions were appreciated along the way.

KB
KeithB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat customer here and recommend checking out the menu options. Depending on your personal taste every dish is prepared with care and a French flair for saucing and presentation. Dover sole prepared tableside is a particular favorite.

FAQs

Chez Catherine is rated 4.7 stars by 646 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.