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Cafe Loren, Avalon, NJ
Cafe Loren, Avalon, NJ
Cafe Loren, Avalon, NJ
Cafe Loren, Avalon, NJ
Cafe Loren, Avalon, NJ

Cafe Loren

4.8
4.8
1614 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 967-8228
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Avalon
  • Cross street
    23rd St.
  • Parking details
    Limited parking is available in our lot on the 23rd street side of the building.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,614 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey

    Best Food

  • New Jersey

    Best Service

  • New Jersey

    American

  • Cape May

    Best Overall

  • Cape May

    Best Food

  • Cape May

    Best Service

  • Cape May

    Innovative

  • Cape May

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cape May

    American

1,614 Reviews
  1. 4747ca

    Singapore

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very hit and miss. One of us took the lobster which was very good and two of us the halibut which was so overcooked that it was dry and tough, the accompanying sides were average. Not an establishment of fine dining at these prices one expects better, and the decor was so bad it was funny. Service was excellent.

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  2. avalon26

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience. Service and food consistently outstanding.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for an awesome season of wonderful food & service!

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  4. roberthamill

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great everything. Really great everything. Have I hit 50 letters?

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  5. KristinS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to visit - not the last. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny: flavor, presentation and quantity.

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  6. avalon26

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always superior dining with a professional staff that seats and serves your meal.

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  7. Mvvvvvvv

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was very accommodating Waitress was great

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  8. DianeC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was phenomenal! We have never had a bad meal at Cafe Loren.

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  9. SusanG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service from our waitress Amy!

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  10. KatieD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the seafood bisque, loren salad, 8oz filet so amazing worth the price. We went for our 10 year anniversary!

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  11. CathyP

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always wonderful. Most of the food was excellent. Unfortunately, 2 people got the Lobster, Shrimp BLT. It was awful, very oily lacking any flavor. We left disappointed.

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  12. GeorgeS

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess greeted us on entering, immediately taken to our table. The waitstaff is experienced and the food was nicely presented and delicious!

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  13. Mike

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can I make a reservation now for the summer of 2024?

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  14. Karen1

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Cafe Loren and have never been disappointed. Korean bbq shrimp and Caesar salad and then Apple butter glazed salmon which was so deliciously Falkland the best pear and blueberry short rib! Nick is one of the best servers! Lauren is an amazing owner and her chef owner husband is just over the top. We feel so welcomed and valued and we appreciate everyone’s efforts to make the dining experience perfect. Great that they extended their season. Hope that’s forever now!

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  15. Wonderfulevening

    Philadelphia

    256 reviews

    3.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Kudos to Cafe Loren for staying open to mid November in Avalon. Need more of this in Avalon to make it a great resort. Had a good meal. The mussels in cury sauce was good but the sauce was heavier than I remembered from the past, Dining partner really enjoyed the blueberry shortribs and the soup. The Halibut was good but over cooked and the tomato chutney was too sweet. The coffee pannacotta was delicious but needed to be firmer and cooler. Service was good.

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  16. GregO

    Atlantic City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply a warm and wonderful environment with friendly staff, excellent food and a most attentive service. If you are visiting 7 Mile Island, having dinner here is a must stop!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience at Cafe Loren. The food is wonderful & the service is always superb

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  18. JDMJ

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional salad and swordfish—love the new Fall menu accents. Very enjoyable and happy they were open in October!

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  19. MaryC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Their food is excellent and the service is always great! It’s one of our favorites

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  20. BobA

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Glad they are staying open longer now.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful great service great food thank you lovely evening

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinning experience! Never disappoints. One of our most favorite.

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  23. JerilynB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and everyone loved their meals!

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  24. ChristineQ

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are loyal Cafe Loren customers, the food always fabulous, my fav is the calms with fennel sausage ❤️❤️❤️ professional service , can’t wait to return

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  25. MarkP

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Loren is consistently excellent! We live in Cape May, and there are lots of great restaurants here, but we regularly drive to Avalon to dine at Cafe Loren -- it's that good! Food and service are always top-notch. Nick, our server, always remembers us even though we only manage to get there 4 or 5 times a year. I could describe the food that we ordered, but honestly, every dish we have ever had here has been just great! Wonderful place -- as I told Lauren, the owner, we feel truly grateful for Cafe Loren, and look forward to our next meal there.

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  26. MDB3

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food as well as presentation. Attentive service again. Happy to have take home.

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  27. JMills

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was excellent. Everyone left full and happy. Service and food were excellent.

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  28. Keke

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a stellar dinner at our favorite restaurant!

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  29. AmyD

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Cafe Loren! Our waiter, Nick was exceptional! The food was amazing as always!

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  30. Capegirl

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy special occasion dinners at Cafe Loren. The food is reliably good, the atmosphere is pleasant and the servers are very attentive.

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  31. HollyB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a bit disappointed here. The food was just okay. It tasted like the food was intentionally under-salted (maybe for clientele with diet restrictions), but there were salt & pepper shakers on the tables. Our table was directly under an air-conditioning register, which repeatedly spattered or dropped condensation water onto our table and food. I realize this was not within the control of the staff, and they did their best to dry off the register with a rag during our meal. Generally this made me a little nervous about bacteria from the duct reaching our plates. Management should definitely have this mechanical issue corrected. On the bright side, they have a great selection of house-made desserts. We tried the “iced coffee” panna cotta which was delicious. A real treat.

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  32. JosephA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exception food and different preparations, quiet atmosphere

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  33. CJSONA

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was refreshing and delicious. The scallops appetizer are always on point. The artichokes appetizer was amazing as well. The seared tube entree over kimchee fried rice was very tasty and made perfectly. Michael our server was a pleasure, knowledgeable and spot on with his recommendations. Great dining experience as always. Thank you.

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  34. MickeyC

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent food and service. The halibut is always my favorite, no matter what the preparation.

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  35. GeraldineM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambience and service. Best spot in the Jersey Shore

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  36. PattiS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant. The food is the best in the area, knowledgeable service staff and a welcome atmosphere. You can’t go wrong.

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  37. RobertC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Scallop appetizer was fantastic as was the halibut and tuna entree's. Great service, busy but still pretty quiet. A great place.

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  38. DonnaK

    New Jersey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience!!! Food was delicious. Presentation was excellent and various flavors complemented one another in each dish.

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  39. RoslynnF

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful spot to dine has stood the test of time and never disappoints!The veal Loren was outstanding as was their dessert selection!Our server was very efficient and friendly.Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  40. BigguyfromJacks

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great! We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday.

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FAQs

Cafe Loren is rated 4.8 stars by 1614 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Cafe Loren

2288 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    23rd St.
  • Neighborhood
    Avalon
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited parking is available in our lot on the 23rd street side of the building.
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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