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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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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“halibut” (9 reviews)
“crepes” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, service was fabulous, atmosphere was perfect. The crab and mushroom crepe was unbelievable as was the halibut. The lamb chops were delicious but a bit rare for my taste (but I only tasted it. It wasn’t my meal). The banana split was...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service excellent food. My only surprise he hasn’t opened a bigger place. It’s hard to get into this place

Thank B491OVwilliamf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant and intimate meal. Duck was very good, Cod was ok. Carrot cake was tasty but quite sweet. Fine dining here in Maplewood. Small portions but good service and atmosphere.

Thank TopBloke999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Lorena’s last night. Very happy to have finer glassware at this BYOB. Was surprised to see Bordeaux glasses for cabs and Bordeaux wines and Burgundy glasses for Pinot. Everything was seasoned well, hot things hot and cold things cold. Three...More

Thank Scottbo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Supposed to be best French Restaurant. I guess I am not a fan of the 3 course meal. Especially when it feels like the 3 course fund raiser you went to last week. I did like one of the ways my duck was cooked. Both...More

Thank jjalle3465
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I had the pleasure of lunching here today with family. I have to say that the salmon tartar appetizer was absolutely fantastic and my favorite part of the meal. There were so many layers of flavor that melded together to make a very tasty dish....More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I dined at Lorena’s in Maplewood last night (3/16) and must say I was highly disappointed. I had the pork shoulder as did another companion – in both dishes the pork was very dry and when you are paying $42 for pork dinner, I’m expecting...More

Thank FMC157
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Words cannot express the amazing food experience at Lorena’s. I had the Winter Salad and the Scallops and the Bread Pudding. Amazing. Also, you must try the cheese platter, too. Note, you must go to enjoy the food, the place is unassuming. Enjoy the amazing...More

Thank Sharon99407
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had a wine tasting dinner last week at this fine restaurant and everything was perfect . The service and staff were great and the food was not only great but very complimentary of most of the wines we opened.

Thank rklite26
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Dinner last night with friends. Wonderful as usual. A class act ! Major + BYOB. I totally object to your (could you say a little more about it ) idiotic questions

Thank raymond p
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Sheila E
11 May 2017|
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Response from Reuel_Tidhar | Reviewed this property |
For examples of menu and prices, type "restaurantlorena Dinner menu" or "restaurantlorena Lunch menu" into Google Search. I am sure Lorena can accommodate 8, but you should call ahead and make a reservation. The place is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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