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Lorena's Restaurant

168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
+1 973-763-4460
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

For this frugal mid-western guy, visiting NJ friends & taken here for a birthday celebration, Lorena's was an eye-opening intro to "fine-dining". Everything about the place, the food & service, seemed a bit over the top to me. Nonetheless, it was a treat I'm glad...More

Thank barisaxman
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had our anniversary dinner and it was perfect!!! The service was fabulous and the food delicious. Desserts wonderful. Perfect place for special occasions. Nice and quiet, romantic.

Thank linasanta1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I first discovered Lorena’s about three years ago. My husband and I were invited to Sunday Brunch with two other couples. The restaurant is small but elegant. The service is absolutely top-notch and the food is incredible. Since our first visit, we have returned on...More

Thank Allyson D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had our Anniversary dinner last night. We live in the area and it's the best restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The service is superb, the waiter knows exactly when to come to the table, when to remove the empty dishes, operates with a...More

Thank sandler0811
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Lorena's Restaurant is our "go to" place in the area. The service is impeccable, the food is innovative and delicious, and the staff always tries their hardest to honor any special requests. This is definitely a five star restaurant!

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Pros: Well prepared tasty food. BYO a plus. Diligent professional service. Low background noise level and comfortable seating. Cons Mediocre bread with no white bread or baguette offered. Non descript decor. Poor amuses geules Much too expensive for what is provided : $21 for five...More

1  Thank MILOUW
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had an exceptional dinner experience at Lorena's. Celebrating pre 50th anniversary. The meal was terrific, the service excellent. We started with oysters and the crab over mushrooms crepe...both excellent. The main courses were rack of lamb and duck breast, both prepared just right. We...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Bring your own wine and settle in for a very pleasant dining experience. They provide wine buckets for each table and pay attention to keeping the glasses filled. The ambiance was great - our party of 3 was tucked into a corner by the window,...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Service was great from the start. The meal was good but not amazing. It was kinda average. I was really looking forward to a fine meal. The restaurant came highly recommended and has great reviews. Maybe my expectations were too high.

1  Thank Lil1fun
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Food and service were lovely. My husband ordered the lunch scallop special ($21) when the plate arrived with TWO scallops my first thought was the the waiter must have thought he ordered the appetizer...WRONG it was lunch. I ordered the Crepe ($21)..it was a five...More

Thank PowerhousePeggy
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Sheila E
11 May 2017|
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Response from Joshua S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seeing this now. I am sure they can accommodate 8 people. It's not cheap, but it's not crazy. $30 or so per entree?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-763-4460
Local Ingredients Deeply Rooted in French Technique
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