Cafe Loren

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942 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MU
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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

P
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

5
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

o
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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.

o
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

A
Philadelphia
195 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and excellent meal at this renowned BYOB.

SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend Cafe Loren- it was excellent!

E
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food presentation beautiful
Great flavors in the entrees

MD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

DT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary.

RD
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

EW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

FS
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great help, great food and excellent service!

WU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

CT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BE
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

UM
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

C
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
Baltimore
149 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

a
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

CG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

A perfect setting for our anniversary. The food was just terrific!

J
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing. Consistently excellent!

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