Fare: Classic French
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: Serves a well executed, artfully presented seasonally changing menu using quality seasonal ingredients; committed to using local, farm - to - table, fresh ingredients when available.
Service: Professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. Guests are welcomed by the warm, engaging maître d' Robert Madden
Ambiance: A small 12 table dining room with elegant, formal, cozy, romantic ambiance
Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars --- One of the best French restaurants in New Jersey
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
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
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 Kitchen is run by Executive Chef is Christine Migton. Chef Migton received her formal culinary training at The Culinary Institute of America, graduating with honors in 2007 with a bachelor's of professional studies in culinary arts. She later honed her culinary 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.
Executive Chef Migton prepares a well executed, artfully presented seasonally changing menu using quality seasonal ingredients, and is committed to using local farm - to - table, fresh ingredients when available.
Chez Catherine is a small 12 table dining room with an elegant, formal, cozy, romantic ambiance. The attractive decor is done up 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.
Owner Stephan Bocket is hands-on with a delightful French accent and buoyant personality as he roams 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.
Free 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: December, 2019)
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