The reviews have been consistently awarding Chez Catherine as the best Fine Dining in New Jersey for years. Come experience what the New York Times, Newark Star Ledger, and New Jersey Monthly have been saying for years. Experience the best fine dining in NJ – Experience Chez Catherine.
NJ Monthly magazine August Issue 2016
“One of the 25 Best Restaurants in New Jersey”
“Best French Restaurant in Northern New Jersey”
“At the end of the year, Didier Jouvenet, 67 – one of the last great, gracious, infinitely fastidious, Old School French restaurateurs working this side of the big pond – will retire. He will release Chez Catherine into the capable hands and charming mien of his longtime maître d’hotel, Stephane Bocket. Still, you’d be wise to catch Jouvenet now on the equivalent of Marinao Rivera’s farewell tour, though enacted in the same place every night. And what a lovely little place it is – a dining room as intimate and well-appointed as the most elegant home. Chef de cuisine Klaus Kronsteiner’s summer menu includes some welcome nods to modernity, such as a shrimp carpaccio with grilled garlic, lemon aioli and paprika. But don’t overlook the time-less luxury of the whole sole meuinere in brown butter and lemon, filleted table side by the master himself.”
The Star Ledger, January 2013
**** (4 Stars)
“Forget ‘French-inspired’ or affected French fusion; Chez Catherine is the real deal. This petite restaurant is classic French in every way…”August 2015
“Dining here is more than a meal — it’s an occasion, with unobtrusive service to keep things rolling along smoothly.”
“Chez Catherine is a restful destination in the era of buzz and overwrought food, but provides enough excitement on the table to make it deserving of more than one visit.”
"One of the 25 Best Restaurants"
ZAGAT RATINGS & REVIEW 2015:
KEY TO RATINGS
FOOD DECOR SERVICE COST
26 21 26 $72
Didier Jouvenet’s “classic” French “destination” in Westfield has “been around for years” “for good reason” – namely, “consistently terrific” cuisine and “impeccable” service provided in a “quiet”, “elegant” setting; while some find the prices “trop cher”, many consider it their “go-to place” for a “romantic” dinner or “special occasion.”