The food and service at thisThe food and service at this restaurant are excellent. It is an outstanding restaurant, very small and intimate. However very expensive so I would save this place for special occasions when "price is no matter". We loved it5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the finest restaurantProbably the finest restaurant in NJ. Unfortunately, it is very tiny and difficult to get a reservation.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLorena's is the most consistentlyLorena's is the most consistently excellent restaurant in northern suburban New Jersey. The service is alway nearly perfect, as is the atmosphere, tucked away in Maplewood Village. The food is consistently excellent as well. I have been to Lorena's a number of times and the only reason I didn't give it an outstanding this time is because I am spoiled there and Lorena's was out the dish I really wanted. Settling for a perfectly cooked,filet for second place, wasn't so bad, though.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to be one of the bestAlways one of the best meals you can wish for. First class service in a very elegant intimate space. Every detail is taken care of. Pure perfection in every aspect. Some of the best fish courses you can find anywhere. Save room for the deserts made in house. They will blow your mind.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievably great food andUnbelievably great food and excellent, friendly service5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was amazing, byoweverything was amazing, byow makes it that much better4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDecor nice, but could be aDecor nice, but could be a little better. Food and service outstanding. A little too expensive.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply ExcellentWonderful food. Simple yet precise, seasoned and cooked perfectly. The Service was also outstanding.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, the food was outstanding.As usual, the food was outstanding. Beautifully prepared and unhurried making one feel welcome and almost like a special guest in someone's home where nothing is too much trouble. The service is always friendly, yet unobtrusive. The restaurant is indeed fortunate to have someone like Adrian as Maitre D' both attending to tables personally and having the help of his excellent staff. Bravo.A birthday dinner to remember.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in NJLorena's is our go to place for a great French dinner. It's BYOB so we bring our best French wines. Not inexpensive but BYOB brings the price down. Try the Skate wing, awesome. So us the Duck, the Short Ribs, the Salmon. The soups are regularly awesome, too. We usually pass on dessert but if you have room, they're great, too.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend it! byobFirst I have to say that every course was delicious. We split the salad with duck confit. The dressing was light, not overpowering, and really, really nice. The waiter recommended the skate for an entree and it was all that he said it was - very good. We shared a dessert and while I am not a bread pudding fan, I went with my companion's choice which we shared. Another winner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful, bespoke food andDelightful, bespoke food and plating. Top notch ingredients, willing to swap out garnishes etc if requested. The chef is more than willing to consider special requests if you make them a day ahead and the ingredients can be obtained.
Lorena's is one small step down from having your own personal chef. Small dining room, comfortable seats, attentive staff, highly respectful of wines brought to the restaurant. Even when the restaurant is full, the noise level is quite manageable and doesn't affect conversations.
Two specials, each recited with prices4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLorena's is great. WithoutLorena's is great. Without dobt one of the finest restaurants in NJ - if not the country.
Right up there with the top New York restaurants.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLorena's offers simply outstandingLorena's offers simply outstanding food and service. The menu changes seasonally every couple of months. There are a handful of staples, like their incredible salmon tartar, but most of the menu reflects changes in what can be locally harvested. The attention to each and every detail is superb. It's a BYO restaurant, so make sure you bring an exceptional bottle to pair with their exquisite food.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit,This was our first visit, and it won't be our last. Everything was terrific including the Skate wing which two of us had for our entres. Our wine was handled well by the server. That is important when you have brought a vintage Bordeaux that needs decanting.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur fifth or sixth trip, HumbertoOur fifth or sixth trip, Humberto Campos is a genius. I would lick every plate clean if I could, and snitch from other tables whilst they weren't looking. I doubt anything could be improved, saving the tile ceiling. We were so impressed with the amuse-bouche my wife asked if we could take some home - we're picking it up tonight!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLorena's Is Fantastic!! theLorena's Is Fantastic!! the service Is Fantastic And Everyone Was Very Accommodating. Will Absolutely Go There Again!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal dinner at our localPhenomenal dinner at our local 5 star BYO. Second night of the new Spring menu and everything was perfect.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in MaplewoodMy wife and I loved it. It was a great experience! We highly recommend it.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding, whichAlways outstanding, which is why it is hard to get a reservation. They serve fabulous French food and have some of the finest service around. They are very attentive though not overbearing.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had heard so many wonderfulI had heard so many wonderful things about Lorena's before I had gone, and everything that was said is true. The ricotta cavatelli and orgainic chicken as an appetizer is a must. My friends could not believe I ate every last morsel of my entree which was skate. Save room for the orange and cherry bread pudding. Cannot wait to return.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, attentive andFabulous food, attentive and friendly staff and BYOB. A fantastic dining experience3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent French/EuropeanAn excellent French/European experienec-great food and service--the ambience can be alittle noisy because it is relatively small..But it truly is one of the better French/Continental restauirants we have eaten in.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion or RomanticThe setting is quaint, the feeling is warm. The service is attentive and the meal is creative and delicious.12/21/2012 12:00:00 AM