Chez Catherine, Westfield, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Chez Catherine, Westfield, NJ
Chez Catherine
431 North Ave.
Westfield, NJ

Best Rated 2018 New Jersey Restaurants

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Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Classic French

Price:  Very Expensive

Food Quality: 3 1/2 stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of the Best French Restaurants in northern New Jersey

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Upscale Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy high end traditional French cuisine with fine dining amenities.

Not Recommended For:  Limited budget diners who prefer simple food preparation in a less upscale, friendly, casual setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Filet Mignon Beurre Cardinal Pan Seared Filet Mignon, Tomato Butter, and Fingerling Potatoe; The Sole de Douvres Meunière Dover Sole, Lemon and Brown Butter Sauce, Table Side Preparation Supplement; and The Magret de Canard aux Mûres Duck Breast, Blackberry Port Reduction, and Rice Pilaf

Liquor:  Full service bar with an extensive wine selection

Restaurant Review

Chez Catherine, as close as you can find to a taste of France in New Jersey, is a popular dining destination for a special occasion and for diners who enjoy high end French cuisine.

One of the finest French restaurants in NJ, owned by Stephan Bocket and his business partner Michael Cowan.

Stephan Bocket, a former maître d'hôtel, has worked with many famed chef's and restaurateurs including Chef Alain Ducasse in both Paris and New York.

The Executive Chef is Executive Chef Christine Migton. Chef Migton received her formal culinary training  at The Culinary Institute of America and later honed her skills at A Toute Heure Bistro in Cranford, The Grand Cafe in Morristown, Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi in New Brunswick,  and as sous chef at Chez Catherine before being promoted to Executive Chef in March, 2017

Chez Catherine is a small 12 table dining room with attractive decor with walls adorned in peach tones and beautiful floral arrangements to set the stage for a formal yet cozy and intimate dining experience. A great place to enjoy a special occasion or a romantic dinner for two.

The service at Chez Catherine is professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.

Owner Stephan Bocket can be seen with his delightful French accent and buoyant personality roaming the dining area to ensure patrons are well taken care of.

Not recommended for kids.

Chez Catherine is open for lunch: Tuesday - Friday Noon to 2:30 PM and for dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. They are closed on Sunday and Monday (except major holidays)

They are open on Thanksgiving Day and serve a traditional Thanksgiving turkey menu.

Off street parking is available next to the restaurant.

They have an attractive private room that can accommodate private parties from 10 to 40 people.

(updated: August, 2018)

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