Client/Biz Lunch Suggestion(s), Westfield, NJ
Westfield is definitely in Central NJ, so you are on the correct board.
Chez Catherine would be my rec. Superb contemporary French cuisine, a fine wine list, excellent service, and lovely decor. If you're looking to make a great impression, this is definitely the place to do it! Only one thing: Since we come from elsewhere, we drive there, so I'm not sure how far it is from the train station. Perhaps another Hound who knows Westfield will chime in. If not, call the restaurant and ask.
Ferraro's is an Italian restaurant across the street from the Westfd train station at North Ave & Elm.
Lunch menu: http://www.ferrarosrestaurant.com/mai...
Comfortable dining room, friendly staff. I've enjoyed business lunches there several times.
Chez Catherine is certainly good...upscale...maybe a 3 min walk from the train station, if that
Theresa's good...fine place for business lunch...BYOB..italian
Ferraro's....go to the nicer side...good food, very nice for a business lunch...Italian with a very good assortment of food
Personally I would choose Ferraros...note there are two sides to this restaurant... a less formal, casual family side, but still quite nice, and a more formal business side
All are a very easy walk from the train station, less than 5 minutes if that long
If it's a business lunch and it's important I say Chez Catherine hands down. The other recommendations are all good but they are places you would find anywhere (no disrespect intended). Another place you might consider would be Aquaviva delle Fonti, a solid Italian choice.
Thanks all for taking the time to respond and really think about the selection and choices in Westfield, NJ. They all sound like great dining establishments. I checked out some of the websites for the restaurants you had all recommended. Seems as if we'll choose between Ferraro's, Theresa's or Isabella's Bistro. Seems as if they would have a great variety of menu choices in a somewhat relaxed atmosphere. As the website notes, Theresa's and Isabella's are both run by the same owner? How's that Mojave Grill? Not for this time, but maybe in the future? I will surely check out the others you have all listed in the future. At this point, I think both the French and steak restaurants would be a bit of a limited menu selection. I also read a post or two on Jeffrey's? Any thoughts? Thanks again.