Cafe Loren

4.8
827 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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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service (always!). Swordfish and halibut were superb.

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s
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always wonderful. The staff is terrific. Cafe LOREN is one of our all time favorite restaurants

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CC
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good restaurant..food and service was excellent!!

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c
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent, as usual. Cafe Loren is the most consistent restaurant at the shore. The staff is always friendly and courteous - Sally is the best server, ever. The food is fresh and the preparation is outstanding.

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JB
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with excellent service! Lobster toast was unique and beautifully presented. Goat cheese and beets terrine was great. Salmon with watermelon salad is a favorite. So good.

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KM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Sally is the best. Difficult to get reservations but persistence wins out.

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DC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend. So glad we went! Food was amazing as was service! Would definitely go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Having my two married daughters on vacation w us was a special occasion and we treated ourselves to an evening at the cafe! Delicious a bit pricey for the small appetizers but wonderful ambiance and service and delicioso!!!

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P
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was going to Avalon for an author event and found Cafe Loren by chance online. It was so wonderful that I am going to make the trek back down with my husband. The service was prompt, but not officious. The food was excellent. I like BYOs because I can take my favorite wine. The chairs are actually comfortable. This place is a winner. I will be back.

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R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Loren remains our favorite restaurant at the shore. The ambiance is upscale casual. The waitstaff is pleasant and efficient. The food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good and menu changes often which I love! We had the Halibut and it was sooooo good!

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, our table was not ideal but was made up for by the rest of the experience, will be returning for certain.

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B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best in Avalon

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s
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Why did I not receive credits for the last 10 reservations made through Open Table?

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n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Meal was delicious we will be back for the fresh fish

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F
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!
Best restaurant on the island by far....eat here now.

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

Delicious as always!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, my guests all raved about their dinners. White table cloths, candles flowers great ambiance.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallop appetizer, fresh burrata and jersey tomato salad, lamb chops and a nightly special of short rib made for a very enjoyable evening. Topped off by a white chocolate and macadamia nut pie with coconut ice cream made for a fantastic meal. Highly recommend.

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TL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Cafe Loren is the best restaurant on the island!!!

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M
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food is tasty and creative! Always a enjoyable to have dinner there!

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BF
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends to Cafe Loren for their first time. They are real foodies and they loved it. his wife had the cod which was golden on one side and deliciously flaky. My wife had the scallops done to perfection, as always (its her goto to dish when we go). My friend had the Veal Loren and I had the Lamb his dish was bettering looked amazing. We had the grilled Octopus for appetizer it is was great, not chewy (as it often is at lessor restaurants) , this was vey tender! They fact that it is BYOB only makes it better as I was able to bring some great wines to enjoy an compliment the meal ! I highly suggest Cafe Loren in Avalon is perfect to get together with friends or the perfect date night.

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MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and meal on seven mile island. Consistently fantastic!

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JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for our 42nd anniversary Amy our server was excellent. Was sure she gave us time to talk between courses. Not rushed at all.
We go every summer. It ma be time to redo the menue.
Highly recommend.

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K
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Felt as if we were

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooo good!!!!!!!! Great portions sizes!!!!!!! Will be going back for sure!!!

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KG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good especially the food

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FO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lauren and Josh are better than ever. The short ribs were superb.

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B
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always good. Our server Sally, makes every trip a pleasant one.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Avalon. Our server was pleasant and very attentive. The short rib special was delicious and tender. Another enjoyable dish was the halibut over risotto. It was cooked perfectly. We look forward to returning again.

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FN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. The food is wonderful and the service is friendly!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, ambiance and service. We come here every year. If I was only allowed one meal out a year, I would go here. Truly a great experience !

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there while on a family vacation and to celebrate a birthday. The food was excellent and there was something that appealed to everyone including two teenagers.

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e
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Michael, was excellent. He was not only friendly and conversant, he checked back with us several times during our to see if we needed anything. We have been coming here since they opened and have never been disappointed. Our party of six thought all their entrees were delicious--Veal Loren x3, Scallops x 1 and Halibut x2. The burrata appetizers were superb as were the desserts--a chocolate mousse S'more and 2 orders of a cannoli-type were shared and enjoyed by all. A little expensive, yes, but the food is definitely the best in the town and nearby and BYOB makes it doable.

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JS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Very pleasant staff. Menu preparation and selection always innovative

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent. The lobster toast, delicious! ♥️

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C
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Avalon! The staff is so great and the food is even better!

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A wonderful dining experience for a birthday celebration!

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinning on the island

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MR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good. We were there on a Friday night and while it was about 75% full so the noise level is difficult to judge. We enjoyed our experience.

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