Chez Catherine

ABOUT US

For the past three decades, Chez Catherine, perhaps the best restaurant in New Jersey is located in the heart of downtown Westfield, NJ. 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 3 stars and New Jersey Monthly has awarded Chez Catherine as one of the “NJ Best French Restaurants” for years.

Chez Catherine one of NJ best restaurants is a major culinary destination not only for Westfield residents but also for serious food lovers throughout the tri-state area. This New Jersey restaurant is famous for serving authentic, classic French cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Provencal countryside.

Didier Jouvenet comes to Chez Catherine from having spent 32 years with the finest New York City restaurants including 20 years at La Grenouille and 8 years at The Carlyle Hotel. Born and raised in Lyon, France in a family of restaurateurs understandably was attracted to the kitchen early in life. He graduated from the Ecole Hôtelière in Grenoble, a culinary and management school and gained excellent experience at sea as the youngest Maître d'Hôtel on a French cruise line Mr. Jouvenet also served in this position with the French Navy.

His wife Edith was born in Marseilles. She will welcome you and is also in charge of the provençal decoration. Alexander Gomes is the chef de Cuisine, 32 years old, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

His assistant is David Huenergardt. They are constantly working hard to create new specials and beautiful presentations. They are dedicated to using fresh, high quality, seasonal ingredients from our local farmers.

Stéphane Bocket, born in Dunkerque is the Maître d’Hôtel since 2005, after many years spending with Alain Ducasse’ restaurants in NYC and France.

"Chez Catherine provides a wonderful dining experience. From the first greeting to the last sip of wine," Didier explains. "We're offering our guests traditional French cuisine and impeccable service.

Come to the best French restaurant in NJ – Come to Chez Catherine

 

Reservation Policy for Friday & Saturday Dinner

HOURS

Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday Noon to 2:30 PM

Dinner:
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