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Chez Catherine

4.6
383 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 654-4011
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christine Migton
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Private party facilities
We offer one private room to accommodate 10-16 people and another to accommodate 20-45 people.
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Private party contact
Stephane: (908) 654-4011
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prospect Avenue
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Parking details
Free Parking for our Guests.
Additional
Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 383 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cubbob (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant continues to improve with every visit. And it is already the most outstanding dining experience in the area, perhaps in the State. Stephan has grown as a host and proprietor, contuing the tradition of Catherine and Didier, who preceded him. Dining here is a very special experience.

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RGR888 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lovely experience. Delisious food. Cozy atmosphere. Definitley would return dinner.

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vipSancerre (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were delighted to see the changes in the restaurant. It is brighter and more modern. The owner and staff are very friendly. They welcomed everyone warmly. The appetizers were delicious. I loved the salad. My husband enjoyed the escargots. Dessert was to die for. However, our main courses were good, but not great. My husband had the duck and said it was a little too chewy. My cassoulet was very nicely seasoned, but lacked continuity. The fish was tasty, the sauce too thin. And whatever vegetables were in it were not cooked enough.
Having said all that - the good overweighs the not so good. We would go back in a flash to enjoy other choices.

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Luvoysters (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Disappointing. Not much to do with French food... The staff spoke French but that is about it. In summary, French food price for amateur cooking.

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vipcarmar (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our first time dining at Chez Catherine and it was Valentine's Day. We were seated in the basement in a very brightly lit "wine cellar" room. For Valentine's Day, it would have been nice to dim the lights. Only one choice was offered on the prix fix menu for entree. It was Short Ribs. Since Valentine's Day was on Ash Wednesday, a fast day, it would have been nice to have a non-meat entree.
In any case, the food and service were excellent. I'd like to come back when there was a full menu rather than the extremely limited prix fix Valentine's Day menu.

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Mike (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Staff excellent

Food quality. Should have offered his choice or vegan ‘ only beef

Food quality ! Ok. Your forced to order something you may not like

Dinner many fancy restaurants. Food average.

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PatElCov (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was magnifique and the service was friendly and professional. Very much enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good, near excellent experience. The food was very good, the fennel in the cassoulet was tough and difficult to cut with the knife provided.

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puglover22 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Service! Excellent French food - I am looking forward to going back.

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KimB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was impeccable as was the food. We were there celebrating 3 birthdays and my son was taking the ACT next day. They were so nice and wrote Happy Birthday on our desserts as well as "Good Luck on the ACT" on my son's dish. How thoughtful. My son really enjoyed himself and they made the night very special. The owner came by several times to check how things were and she was extremely friendly. The whole entire staff was friendly and engaging and the food was spectacular I highly recommend Chez Catherine if you want a truly special dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Welcoming and easy. Mussels were tender, pate was excellent. Dover sole was perfect. Staff was attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Had a delightful lunch with a good friend. The service is wonderful and the food is amazing. My friend enjoyed a red pepper soup and the monkfish and I had a salad with scallops. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The bread pudding is served warm with homemade ice cream. Can't wait to go back!

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PJGC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful restaurant but pricey for the a la carte menu we had for lunch. If we had it to do again we would have chosen from the business lunch menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Delightful authentic French cuisine and service, exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant is located in a Best Western Hotel with a separate entrance, but don’t let that stop you. The food was delicious -authentically French. The service was friendly and prompt. The decor is lovely -quaint old world French. The bread was the best I’ve ever eaten in a restaurant. The desserts were fantastic and the mussels were very very good.

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vipSfdiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

One of the best dining experiences in a long time. Never felt rushed. Very attentive staff very professional. Wish they had a no cell phone policy for the idiots that feel like they are the only ones who can be on their phone.

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EnjoyGoodFood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

What a remarkable restaurant! This is my second visit and certainly won’t be my last. Everything was prepared perfectly. Service was well timed. My only semi-negative is that the food is so rich, I find it hard to make it through the 3-course prix-fixe. Believe me, I’m not sure that’s a negative! Food prices are more than reasonable. Drink prices are extremely high, so be prepared for that. Cocktails are impeccably prepared.

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mdp2 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Good french restaurant. Overpriced, wait staff ate owners. Table side service for diver sole silly. Bar drinks, well stocked, ridiculously over priced.

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PastFam (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Incredible food & drinks and incredible service. The staff treat you like a friend. Only comment is that the decor is a little uninspiring .

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conniepo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We have dined here often, usually for a special occasion. It's a bit expensive but well worth it. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

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vipBillwolf (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoy this restaurant every time we go. The food, service and ambiance is top rate. It never disappoints.

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catherinek (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We always go for Thanksgiving dinner with our family - 4 of us (2 daughters) and its always lovely and delicious... the new owner is terrific and engaging with the table and the girls....food is always delicious and prepared perfectly - cocktails delicious - excellent wine choice..one of our very favorite spots.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, wine and desserts. Staff really are a pleasure.
Old school French restaurant with a twist.

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TIFoodGuy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Not what it once was. Salad was dry, underdressed. Mussels were too watery, lacked a depth of flavor. Special entree, pork loin, had a watery sauce that had zero apple flavor as it was billed. Salmon entree was mediocre at best. For the prices charged, they gotta try harder, they’re reputation from years ago will only last so long.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Chez Catherine is a French restaurant with a limited menu. We had the filet mignon, sweet potato soup and salad. Although the menu is limited the food was fantastic from the salad to the entrée. Seating is limited and will require a reservation if you go on a Friday or Saturday. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone as the food is worth the drive.

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barry (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Absolutely wonderful birthday dinner for the wife. Every bite, from the bread to the final dessert, was spectacular. I had escargot, which I've not had in years, and it was delicious. For my meal, I had scallops, and they were the best.
Wish I could go there more often!

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NJvisitor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant has been around since 1979 and there is a reason for that. The food is superb, excellently prepared and presented. The wait staff is attentive. We had a water glass accidentally spill at our table, and they could not do enough to assist us. The choices are limited but the restaurant is small, focusing on preparing a few seasonal dishes and one special, rather than providing so many choices that it takes forever to get through the menu. Liquor prices are high, but the selection is extensive for such a small restaurant. Overall, it was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful meal and service. Great restaurant for a special occasions.

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remrotor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Just another one of many amazing meals at Chez Catherine celebrating Susie's 50th birthday.

Had a wonderful time!

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vipAnniversary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Our first visit to Chez Catherine, but it won't be our last! We had a great meal to celebrate our anniversary. Service was outstanding all around and the food was truly authentic French cuisine!

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