Chez Catherine


Since October 1979, Chez Catherine, perhaps the Best Restaurant in New Jersey is located in the heart of Downtown Westfield. Winning the highest praise from numerous metropolitan area food critics, the New York Times awarded it a highly coveted “Excellent” rating, the Star Ledger has been consistently awarding it and New Jersey Monthly has awarded Chez Catherine as one of the “NJ Best French Restaurants” for years.

Chez Catherine, is a major culinary destination not only for Westfielders but also for serious food lovers throughout the tri-state area. This restaurant is famous for serving authentic, classic French cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Provençal countryside. From the first greeting to the last sip of wine, this French restaurant offers quality cuisine and impeccable service.

Didier Jouvenet comes to Chez Catherine having spent many years with the finest restaurants, including La Grenouille and The Carlyle Hotel. Born and raised in Lyons in a family of restaurateurs, he was understandably attracted to the kitchen early in life.

His wife Edith is from Marseilles. She will welcome you and is also in charge of the provençale decoration.

Klaus Kronsteiner, born in Bad Aussee, Austria spend his apprenticeship working in a genuine farm to table restaurant. After years of dabbling in other professions he found his way back to the kitchen, working for some of the Best Restaurants in the world. He started working at Chez Catherine in MAY 2016 as Chef de Cuisine. His assistant is Courtney Tatem, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Austin,Texas. Stéphane Bocket, born in Dunkerque, has been the Maître d'Hôtel since 2005, after many years at Alain Ducasse's restaurants in NYC and France.

Come to the Best French Restaurant in NJ - Come to Chez Catherine


Reservation Policy for Friday & Saturday Dinner



Tuesday - Friday
Noon to 2:30 PM .


Tuesday - Thursday
5 PM to 9 PM
Friday and Saturday
5 PM to 9:30 PM

Closed on Sunday and Monday (except major holidays)

Reservations are Recommended
Free self parking on the premises