Chez Catherine

4.8
500 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chez Catherine is a lovely, romantic dinner spot. It's an intimate setting, but still a welcoming environment for a group of friends. Stefan and his staff are always a delight. Such an amazing level of service, presentation, and food. Always a wonderful experience

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k
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, excellent place for any occasion. Top rated customer service.

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CN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The new owner is nice, humble, and is very attentive. Looking forward to celebrating another special occasion there.

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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Great food

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PC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Chez Catherine offers outstanding food and great service! Every menu item is perfect!

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service. Server made excellent suggestions for both food and wine. Exceptional food from start to finish. Their John Dory poisson du jour was the highlight of my meal.

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l
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our 3rd visit-worth the hour drive each way. Food is wonderful, as is the service. Our only negative statement is that the white wine is not chilled. In the future we'll order our bottle in advance, requesting it be refrigerated. We look forward to returning to Chez Catherine again.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. Loved every course. The service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back. A truly special meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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RI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best french cuisine in NJ. Excellent service, romantic setting, mixed berry sabayon prepared at the table was a very pleasant surprise

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daughters graduation

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One could easily drive by and not notice it, I have. Inside is quaint, friendly staff, tasty food. My only issue are the prices. I expected them only by previewing the online menu. "Fine dining"+French food+Westfield=$$$$ For me, was a one time visit. Well worth it for a special occasion splurge. Parking available behind restaurant.

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D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The meal, as usual, was excellent. The scallops, my first time ordering them, were divine, as were the 2 chocolate desserts. Truthfully, I could have made a meal just with the bread and butter served! So good! One of our servers, a young lady, may have been new, I don't know, but she was not on top of every detail as we have come to expect at Chez Catherine. One mishap occurred with the wine we ordered that truth be told, was 1/2 the server's fault and 1/2 my fault. I ordered a bottle of ChateauNeuf du Pape at a price of $95. Then we ordered a second bottle. My boyfriend paid the check and I did not view it until we arrived home. I had selected #1044 and we were served #1045 another ChateauNeuf but at $125 per bottle. I wasn't familiar with the producer so when the bottle was presented to me I assumed it was the wine I had chosen; but it was not. An expensive lesson learned.

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CN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It put me in Paris for an evening!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food I’ve had in a long time.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary dinner. Food was great. Definitely get the salad with goat cheese for appetizer. Service was excellent. We also had their signature Chez Catherine cocktail which was great. Wine selection is also impressive. This isn’t a huge place, only 9 tables. Very quiet and cozy.

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p
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This was a long-desired visit that left us pleased we went with no need to return.
It is a small, pleasant room but it had a musty odor. There was easily accessible parking. The service was unhurried but there was no attempt to divide any of the courses we made it clear we would share. On the other hand the prix fixe luncheon at $28 for two courses was very good value.

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MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual. We had the Dover Sole which was fantastic.
Soufflé was excellent for dessert

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W
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chez Catherine is wonderful...our go-to place for a special celebration.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the 3 course option and there was plenty of wonderful food. I let the Server pair wine with the duck and it was perfect. We were not rushed and enjoyed the food and visit. Hadn't been back in years but will go back often now.

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K
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first time there. The food was excellent as well as the service. We had a great time. The dining room is small enough where you can have a pleasant conversation. We would definitely go back!

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FS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the pleasure of finally making it to Chez Catherine for our wedding anniversary and CC does not disappoint. From the first course to the last... everything was wonderful, including the 5-star service.

I highly recommend it.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the few restaurants in the area that offer a delicious meal, served by a professional staff, in a quaint atmosphere. We were never rushed, the entire meal was spaced perfectly and we could actually each other speak, a true gift these days. It's a little pricey when you include wine, but well worth the price for those special occasions. Highly recommended.

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PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had heard a lot of good things but never gone. Now I regret not having gone sooner. Excellent service, food and ambiance. And though it's not cheap it is a good value for the quality of the experience.

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C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance and cuisine is always superb. We are so lucky to have this opportunity so convenient in Union County.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The risotto was a bit undercooked, BUT the sweet potato soup, the salad, the scallops , the soufflé the wine were excellent. Our service was beyond compare; a sweet charming atmosphere

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous French food. The fois gras and the dover sole were off the charts.

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Ambience marvelous! Service impeccable! Really great for a special occasion

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had been looking forward for several years to my first visit to Chez Catherine. Both my dinner guest and I found the meal and service to be perfect... we could not have had a better evening.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a delightful evening, a perfect setting for our anniversary. We could not have orchestrated a better dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous night as usual! The food and service is outstanding. A must on my list of favorite places to eat! It is an event unto itself!

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KK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'd read a lot about Chez Catherine in "NJ's Best" Articles, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Both the food and service were outstanding, and the ambiance was great. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to go out for a special occasion!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Chez Catherine and I will be returning. It was exquisite! The service, food and selection of wine was fantastic!!

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greeted and sat promptly. French accent great. I had the escargot—excellent. Never ending warm bread baguette basket-excellent. I had the Dover sole and my wife had the scallops. Both amazing. I can only say that this was not just a meal but an experience. May be pricey but worth every penny. Definitely be back. A touch of France

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service very good, Server always there to see to our needs

Food was great, especially the seafood.

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CC
Montreal
54 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Service could have been more attentive.
Escargot and mussels were each delicious
Soup lacked flavor
Filet mignon and scallops were both accompanied by superb sauces but minimal vegetables and potatoes

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DK
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a very nice birthday lunch with my family. The food was incredibly delicious and piping hot. The service was spot on. A very enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting. The staff couldn't be any nicer. Will definitely be back when I am in the area. Thank you Chez Catherine

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CJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were both outstanding. We started out with escargot, mussels and beef carpaccio, all 3 were outstanding. The never ending bread basket was filled with wonderfully toasty baguette. For the main entrees we had duck breast with a port wine reduction and vegetables, yummy. The best duck breath either of us ever had, hands down. Of course every great dinner is followed with a great dessert and they did Not disappoint. We had the acclaimed mousse du chocolat and and wonderful soufflé du jour, again both we’re outstanding. The servers were also very attentive and professional. I highly recommend this place for a great French dining experience.

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JV
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chez Catherine continues to be among our favorites restaurants. From start to finish, our latest meal was extraordinary.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service outstanding as always!!

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