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Restaurant Lorena's
Restaurant Lorena's

Restaurant Lorena's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlorena.com
  • Phone: (973) 763-4460
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9pm
    Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm
    Sunday Brunch
    11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Humberto Campos Jr.
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Let Lorena's co-host your next private event in the comfort of your own home. Chef Campos will design a menu to your specific needs up to 30 guests.

    Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Restaurant Lorena's
Lorena's is pleased to announce that we will now be serving dinner daily!

In June of 2005 Humberto and Lorena opened the doors to Lorena's in the heart of Maplewood Village.
As an alumnus of the C.I.A. and a graduate from New Jersey's top kitchens, Chef Campos will be offering a menu deeply rooted in French technique and inspired by the seasons of the Garden State.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is fabulous little restaurant right in the heart of Maplewood. The pacing of the meal was very nice and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Lorena's is by no means the most expensive of the local restaurants and the BYOB offers an opportunity to save on wine. And you will want to bring wine to go with the food. We have come as the full family (and they ran out to get pasta to serve my daughter because there wasn't anything on the menu for her very limited palate) and as just a couple. This last time was as the latter and it was a perfect date night location. The menu does change so I won't recommend any specific meal choices, but I will say that you will never go wrong ordering their duck, however it is prepared. Outstanding service, with a knowledgeable waitstaff and it feels like each table has its own waiter."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lorena's can always be counted on for great food. Very high quality and imaginative dishes. Over several visits, I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As always, spectacular food. Splendid oysters, seafood crepe, melt in your mouth rare yellow fin tuna, halibut. It was a very special dinner."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Chef/ owner Umberto works magic in the kitchen Every dish is unique and he creates layers of flavor in all. His duck confit appetizer was outstanding and his pork belly appetizer was delicious. He is a master at using fresh ingredients and seasonings to create memorable dishes. Best restaurant in NJ."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was spectacular - however it is a small restaurant and while the service was extremely professional it was a bit too formal for us! As a BYOB we were very surprised the only drink option was water no soda etc??"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "extremely pleasant dning experience. great combinations of foods and ingrediants. perfectly prepared. one of the best restaurants I have enjoyed. staff was very professional but down to earth and pleasant. service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wonderful evening at Lorena's, food was superb. Great local find."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in the world! Food and service is really incredible and prices are reasonable. My only issue is that it is impossible to get a reservation for a Saturday night"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is our third visit to Lorena's . Food is really good. Presentation is excellent. You can't go wrong with this place . It is constantly rated top 25 restaurants in NJ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Formal setting, outstanding food, perfect for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Lorena's was wonderful as always. Refined and friendly, soigné and unpretentious at the same time. A happy-making experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Once again, Lorena's exceeded our already high expectations! In this case, my wife had a last minute work emergency, missed a train and they were still able to accommodate us even though they were completely booked for the evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A most enjoyable evening! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed. Every year we have our anniversary dinner at Lorenas!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We celebrated a special anniversary the other evening and we were extremely pleased with our restaurant choice. The wait staff was extremely professional & attentive. Our dinners were presented beautifully and were delicious. The chocolate peanut butter bread pudding was fabulous! Their food is truly their focal point. We will definitely be back,"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Lorena's is perfect in every way. Nothing else needs to be said."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is the second time my wife and I have been to Lorena's and it was just great... we will be back. All three courses were superb..."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Pricey for sure, but very good for a special occasion. The foie gras was mind-blowingly good, and my duck entree was also fantastic. $12 for a bottle of water was exorbitantly much, IMO, but great service and food overall."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Lorena's is the rare type of restaurant that never fails to deliver excellent food, friendly and attentive service, intimate atmosphere. The lobster crepe was simply divine, melted in my mouth. The herb-crusted lamb was done to perfection. This restaurant is a gem."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "An exceptional restaurant: friendly greeting; prompt and thoughtful service; extraordinary food presentation and taste."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and had an incredible experience. Terrific food, service and ambiance. Felt like we had stepped out of Maplewood and into a bistro in NYC or Paris. The waiter, Craig, was the most knowledgeable waiter I've ever had - he new every ingredient in every dish and described the preparation and presentation exactly. We started with oysters and the lobster crepe for appetizers, both of which were delicious. My wife had the rack of lamb which was prepared perfectly while I had a terrific dish of monkfish medallions over short ribs and lentils. I highly recommend Lorena's as one of the best restaurants around."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had an amazing meal at Lorena's. The attention to detail from the entire waitstaff was fantastic and the food was incredible. Everything from the amuse bouche to dessert was such a treat. We cannot wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Never a misstep at this special place. They remember familiar faces and do their best with food and service to stand out."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Lorena's was very good! The lobster crepe appetizer was amazing! Fish entrees were superb. Dessert was a peanut butter and chocolate bread pudding. So delicious!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We love this place and enjoy it every time! The food and service is second to none. The chef puts together one of the best menus I have ever had. It is always a great experience at Lorenas..."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was good but not amazing. Waiter was snooty. Maybe they had an off night."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Came here for a romantic occasion and enjoyed it thoroughly. The food is exquisite and well prepared, and the service was very good. You definitely need a reservation as the place is very small."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the waiter extremely solicitous but the wait to get each course was unacceptable."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Once again the food and service were stellar, not a beat was skipped. all of the appetizers, entrees and desserts were exceptional, along with the service. I love dining at Lorenas and struggle when I eat elsewhere, nothing compares."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This was our 2nd Year in a Row Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at Lorena's. The Menu selection was completely different on each occasion. Head Chef Umberto does not disappoint. We came away, just as we did last year, saying "WOW!" The Food is outstanding and the Staff are Friendly and completely attentive to your every need. When the time had come for us to go home, there was a Party of four entering for Dinner while we were exiting. As we passed each other they asked "what do you suggest that we eat?" At the same exact time my wife and I exclaimed "EVERYTHING!" This Restaurant is a must for all lovers of French Food. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The opposite of trendy - a welcome relief from the hyper-celeb-chef scene. Excellent food, excellent service, give yourself time to enjoy it!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We are relatively new to the Millburn, Short Hills area and were thrilled to finally try Lorena's. Quality food is clearly the best and most refined in the area. BYO makes the overall experience very cost effective and their wine service is excellent. Intimate and surprisingly formal dining room lend to romance or an occasion. An excellent dinner...we will be back soon and look forward to checking out the brunch as well."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is a great little place if special occasions. The service is excellent, food is memerable, and ambience is just right for all occasions. We went for dinner and it was romantic and delicious. The waiters were great too. I highly recommend the filet mingon. It's the best I've had so far. Better than all the steakhouses in NYC."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Thursday night's oysters with an extremely subtle yuzu mignonette were probably the best oysters I have ever eaten. Fresh, cold, perfectly served, with just a hint of citrus from the yuzu."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I have wanted to try Lorena's since I moved to NJ 9 years ago. Finally got my chance and I was NOT disappointed. We started with 6 oysters with a Yuzu marmalade with citrus andother divine treatments. Out of this world! We each had perfectly prepared fish. It was just sensational! I can't wait to return! Loved our waiter. Stellar service. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Met the owner at the door. Very accommodating. Service is excellent Servers explain in detail the menu. Food has a great presentation, cooked to perfection & delicious! Portions are an ample size BYOB really helps with the pricing. Parking can be a challenge at times"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Small, quaint, and service tailored to reservation only dining for my wife & I. We brought our own wine as they don't carry any on site. There is a wine store across the street. Nice dress & sports jacket foe men & a decent dress ensemble for women recommended, though not required by what others wore. Menu had more fish tailored items than meat. Overall, we liked our experience and would return again. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Understated sedate small gem serving unusual creations that always please. For special occasions. The high cost is offset by BYO. I have never had a better dinner."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "A diamond hidden behind the doors. A meal with surprise after surprise with mouth watering sauces, food combinations that you do not see everyday. The sashimi fluke and salmon tartar were just the opening act. We shared our duck and halibut dishes and I recommend sharing to broaden the experience.. The staff was attentive but not an annoyance. Make your reservations early, small restaurant ,but cozy."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Excellent find for special French cuisine which is rare today!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014