Cafe Loren

4.8
947 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Café Loren was opened in 1978 and offers fine dining in an atmosphere of casual seashore elegance. For four decades our menu has kept pace with American culinary trends. Over the years our heavy French influence has given way to American cuisine, a happy hybrid of styles, methods and ingredients from around the globe. Our menu can best be described as "American Coastal Cuisine". American because of our diverse preparations and Coastal because of our emphasis on seafood. But meat lovers have not been forgotten. We offer superbly prepared lamb, veal, beef and pork.
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4.8based on all time ratings
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4.8
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vipJudy
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good
Friendly wait staff
nice variety on menu with addions
My favorite restaurant on the Island

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viphamptonrandolph
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server,ID # 4 was excellent.She helped my wife with various gluten free items on the menu ,was very pleasant & delivered our food in a very timely manner. We give her our highest recommendation.

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McUng
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

After many visits, this dinner was less than average. Disappointing fir the price.

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vipPowerlady
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was seasonal (much appreciated) and excellent. It is wonderful to be in a restaurant with a hard of hearing relative who could actually hear the conversation and participate. We just wish they were open all year, but will be back next year.

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vipDinesaround
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent as was our server, Nicky. Sorry the season is over.....

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Michele
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Loren is the best choice for fine cuisine on the 7 mile island!

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vipllfekula
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday experience. Excellent food and service. Book early worth the wait!😎🌴

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5oclocksomewhere
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Awesome ambiance. A bit pricey.

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vipovenless
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal on the island. (Except for home, of course)

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vipBillO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the special seasonal soup, the special pork chop which was very moist, tender and very very tasty. We also had the lobster toast and halibut dishes which were fantastic. Our server was delightful. A very enjoyable evening. No wonder it’s always so difficult to get a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not up to its usual high standard. Might be because it was the end of the season, closing shortly. Halibut not cooked, apologized but the damage was done. Wahoo was a special, it was dry. Will still go back next year and give it another try.

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vipovenless
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great as always. Would love to see the Thai Shrimp from years ago come back.

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vipDeeC
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Loren! Great date spot! Food, service and ambience wonderful! ❤️

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Nancy
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious as always but the service was just ok. Empty plates were left on table even after the busperson passed by a few times and I do not like my wine glass held in servers hand as the wine is poured.

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vipDoubleduty
Philadelphia
210 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took out of town guests to CAFE Loren and they loved it. The seafood bisque was very good. Duck breast was phenomenal. Scallops were good. Swordfish was ok. It was dry. Needs a sauce or something to make it more moist. Deserts were great. It was a pleasant evening. Server was very friendly. Timing was good. Could have been a bit more lull between appetizers and entrees. Cafe Loren is consistenytly good. Just wish it was less crowded in the summer but happy to be there in September and appreciate that is stays open in September

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vipDennisP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and excellent meal at this renowned BYOB.

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SueW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend Cafe Loren- it was excellent!

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vipErnesto
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation beautiful
Great flavors in the entrees

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our filet which we look forward to and have never been disappointed was well done and dry. It was ordered medium and was well done
I love this restaurant and have always been more than happy with everything
Guess it was just an off night Because of always being more than satisfied I went with overall 4not 3
We will try again next summer. Thanks

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DebbieT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Loren: The Perfect Fine Dining (at home) Experience

Although Cafe Loren is only offering take out at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quality and service has not dropped a bit. The Veal Loren, a staple dish on the Seven Mile Island, is the perfect way to ring in summer. Although the table where we ate may be different than previous summers, the food is just as great as ever. Highly recommend the scallops, short rib, ahi tuna and chicken dishes for everyone to share.

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vipRickD
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My wife and I recently had dinner at Cafe Lauren for the first time in years. I wish we hadn’t waited so long to go back . The food was excellent and the service was very good (in contrast to most shore restaurants, where one is lucky to have just ok service). We’ll return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Awesome. Food was great and service very good. Will definitely teturn

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EricW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Loren is a professionally operated restaurant with high standards for everything from decor to service all the while retaining a comfortable seashore atmosphere, oh and by the way, the food is the best part.

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vipFredS
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on Seven Mile Island. Always great meal, great service.

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PeterA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. Food was cooked exceptionally. Service was great. The only thing I would recommend is better bread. Highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great help, great food and excellent service!

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WilliamU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here for one week and two visits to Cafe Loren. We are never disappointed here & will continue to patronize this elegant restaurant whenever we visit Avalon.

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vipSakki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!! Best restaurant on the island!! We had beautifully prepared octopus, beet salad, and lobster toast to start followed but amazing entrees of steak, scallops, and salmon! Can't wait for next summer.

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CharlesT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat. We look forward to it every year when we plan our vacation. The food is fantastic, the service and atmosphere are great. Not inexpensive, but reasonable considering the quality and the location. Not always easy to get reservations, though. You have to plan ahead.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only our second visit, just as our first time, our meals we outstanding,. Service top shelf. Will be back often to be sure.

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BENN
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, so I did not know what to expect looking at the entrance. I was pleasantly surprised on entering with the size of the restaurant and the comfortable setting. We relished every dish served and had a waitress that made the experience even more enjoyable.
We will certainly go back again.

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vipUnhappyMimi
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant never disappoints, but this visit was even more special. After requesting at every visit this season, they prepared their delicious creme brûlée’ for our final dinner there this year. It was the perfect end to a perfect meal! Thank you Loren and Josh!

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LinaS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne was awesome. We loved everything about our dinner. So happy we went.

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WilliamU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, especially Sally, and oh yes the food was over the top!! The dessert (macadamia nut tort) was too rich and over priced at $12.50!! Prices are also UP from last year.

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viplasherm
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is consistently good here. My husbands duck was cooked perfectly & the fried rice was okay.
I had halibut with roasted tomatoes and risotto.
The risotto was more like rice, less creamy than usual
Risotto. The desserts looked great, especially the chocolate mousse & blueberry crisp. My husband wanted soft ice cream at Avalon Freeze next door.
We enjoy visiting once a year.

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Contented
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here at least twenty times over many years, and I always find the dishes inventive, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented by friendly and knowledgeable servers. A trip to Café Loren is a highlight of our summer vacation break.

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vipBill
Baltimore
155 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal and were well served. Although ir is BYOB, our servers were.attentive to every detail, including glasses. The food was prepared well and artistically plated. Great evening.

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vipavalon26
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I dine at Cafe Loren weekly during the season. We have never been disappointed. The staff and food are excellent!

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vipArthurS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good a Jersey shore restaurant as I’ve ever experienced. A bit pricey, but worth the money.

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Cafe Loren is rated 4.8 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.