HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 5 times today

Chez Catherine

4.6
385 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(908) 654-4011
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Christine Migton
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We offer one private room to accommodate 10-16 people and another to accommodate 20-45 people.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Stephane: (908) 654-4011
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Prospect Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Free Parking for our Guests.
Additional
Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
Rick (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Lovely evening - excellent food and service. The quiet and formal setting added to a special dInner.

Report
Helpful
vipDinearound (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Chez Catherine is superb dining. We each had the filet and it was perfectly cooked. The only issue we had was the service. Service staff were very friendly and helpful when they were with you. We were the first to arrive for the 8 pm seating and the last of that group to be waited on and served so the service was kind of random. There were only two of us. Staff kept walking by but we felt slightly ignored. Took awhile to be asked if we wanted a drink, etc. I guess I would not go back on a Saturday night . We never had this issue before so I will attribute it to the fact that every table was booked and full.

Report
Helpful
Cubbob (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
RGR888 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
vipSancerre (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
39