Chez Catherine

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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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was extraordinary, interesting cocktails and fabulous wine list. The service was a bit slow as there was only one waiter for the room who was also the Host at the door. This was a small inconvenience as the overall meal was spectacular. Will definitely go there again. Prices were high but for a special occasion well worth it.

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a wonderful experience. Me and my boyfriend had an amazing dinner there. We had the best foie gras. Foe Entree we ordered the steak and duck leg. We plan to visit again for our anniversary!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

TF
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding French cuisine in very comfortable surrounds with excellent service.

LC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small, elegant room with great food and gracious service.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that I have heard such good things about for years. We finally decided to try it and we were trilled by the meal. Everything was delicious , the pace was perfect and two words: Dover Sole. Really a treat. And the icing on the cake for me ( not literally ) was the cheese course for dessert. They served on if my favorites of all time, Epoisse. We will definitely be making a return trip.

K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent for special occasions

n
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

top notch place. would recommend highly. great food. great service.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French deliciousness served in the classic French style. Fabulous

KD
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This long time French mainstay in Westfield has been revitalized by Chef Chris Migton. The cooking is not elaborate but tasteful and right to the point. Everything is perfectly prepared. In past years I felt that non-regulars got lesser treatment, but that is no longer the case. And a calm noise level makes conversation easy.

YS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend the food , the atmosphere and the service. I still believe though that the fix price menu is too expensive.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found both the food and the service to be excellent. I believe I will be coming back soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening, food was good but not overall impressive. We both thought it was overpriced, our dinner was good, ambience was lovely, quiet, and service was good but slow.

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely terrific,as was the waiter he was such a gentleman. My only complaint would be the mirror on the wall. It's kinda weird because the reflection angle makes you stare at a stranger while you eat. But all in all the food was sooo good.

MG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hubby and I dined at Chez Catherine to celebrate Valentines Day. The restaurant was full, but there are only 9 tables so that would be expected. The meal we enjoyed was amazing. I had the Dover Sole cooked table side and have to say it’s one of the best dishes I ever had! Hubby said the same about his onion soup and his apple dessert. Definitely recommend!

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go for a special occasion. The food was outstanding as was the bottle of wine. The service was exceptional and conversation is easy as it is very quiet.

d
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their $28 2 course lunch is the best value in NJ or NYC!

IL
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s simply outstanding. I cannot think of a better service than this. Food has been always fantastic as this is one of many times that I have visited this restaurant. It is simply exclusive dining experience.

Z
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My friend and I have dinner at Chez Catherine every January between our two birthdays. This year it was very crowded (Friday at 7:30 PM) and the service was not at it's usual high standard. We had to wait quite a while after we had our menus for someone to take our order. Perhaps they were short on staff.

DR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant for a very special occasion, the service was excellent, the food superb, the atmosphere just right

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our 3rd time at this place, over several years and two different owners, but it's been always good for a little French cuisine - the only "miss" this time was that dover sole was out on us.

C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service. Tonight we enjoyed the table side preparation of Dover sole We also appreciate the extensive wine list and the recommendations from Stephane.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular - especially the foie grad, duck, and chocolate mousse! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Expensive but worth it!

TM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect venue for my special moment. Very attentive staff without being intrusive. Perfect French portions.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Chez Catherine more then once. We have always enjoyed the food ,and the service. Would recommend this place to my friends, and family

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we weren’t disappointed. It’s a small restaurant, very intimate. Our waiter was very nice and funny. The escargot was perfect as was my duck breast. My wife’s scallops were delicious.

BM
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming little restaurant but a bit pricey. Being small, conversations from various loud tables interferes with enjoyment of the (expensive) meal.

KD
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This venerable French upscale spot in Westfield has been revitalized by new chef Christine Migton. Our meal was superb beginning to end. The decor is warm and inviting, and the old slightly snobbish vibe is gone. The only flaw was that the coffee I ordered was never served.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Dover sole a must

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Night ! Food great ! Service great! and great company !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, remind France,excellent service,ambiance is very good although expensive.
will recommend to friends.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite place for special occasions. Have been going there since it was owned by Catherine and the quality continues.

T
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was on point.
The place is very quiet and tiny.
The fish, I had was dry. I needed all the sauce.
My husband liked his dish and the other couple we were with, did too.
Overall good.... just wish my main course was better.
Dessert was VERY GOOD.
The location is a bit odd.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff is wonderful, friendly and welcoming. the food is the best and cooked to perfection.

RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and after reading all the great reviews we were expecting a great dining experience for our anniversary. Well our visit actually exceeded our expectations! Truly exceptional service and attentiveness by the staff coupled with food that was exceptional. My wife commented that the scallop dish she had was one of the best meals she has ever had. We dine out frequently so that is quite a compliment. We now know why this restaurant has been rated as one of the best in the state for many years. We will certainly be back.

PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A classy place. Great service, wine list is excellent

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a grand time!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food, service and ambiance. Take a friend or family. They'll love it.