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Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ
Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ
Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ
Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ
Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ

Restaurant Lorena's

4.8
4.8
1155 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
In June of 2005 Humberto and Lorena opened the doors to Lorena's a BYOB 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Saturday Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:00pm Closed Monday Closed for Vacation 7/1 through 7/5 Reopen Friday 7/6
  • Phone number
    (973) 763-4460
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Humberto Campos Jr.
  • 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.<br /><br /> Please contact the restaurant for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    Lorena's can be booked for private events from 20 up to 46. Please call for details and ask for Chef Campos. 973-763-4460
  • Private party contact
    Humberto Campos: (973) 763-4460
  • Neighborhood
    Maplewood
  • Cross street
    Baker Street
  • Parking details
    There is ample 2 and 3 hour parking throughout town, however, parking on the weekends can be challenging.We highly recomend that you take this into consideration when booking a reservation and that you allow ample time for any unforeseen delays.
  • Public transit
    NJ Transit has a Maplewood stop and is located directly behind the restaurant.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 1,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,155 Reviews
  1. suzidb

    New York City

    146 reviews

    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service makes this restaurant one of the finest in the area. The place is surely a restaurant for a special occasion. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we felt pampered and welcome.

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  2. JMMNYC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lorena’s always delivers wonderful food in a delightful setting with attentive and charming wait staff. We love it year after year.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!

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  4. OpenTableDiner

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal here but surprised when they ran out of bread - not sure how that happens at a top end restaurant like this.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there four times for special occasions and Lorena’s never disappoints. It’s my favorite restaurant in NJ, better than Restaurant Nicholas, Ryland Inn and many other top rated restaurants in NJ. It’s not big so plan ahead with your reservation.

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  6. rocky

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding food, ambience and service. love that you are told the price of specials not on the menu.

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  7. HubBub

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are still talking about the meal prepared by Chef Bouche. The scallops, peas, asparagus, and squash were exquisite. Additionally, our server, Adam, was exceptional. This restaurant should be on everyone’s bucket list.!

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  8. Hecbad

    New York City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent customers of Lorena’s . It never disappoints!

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  9. DebbieGT

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable meal. Excellent service and very accommodating with food allergies. Nice ambiance. Quiet enough for conversation. The restaurant could put foam under the tabletops to absorb even more noise.

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  10. ralphc

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the Best!!!

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  11. PeterH

    New York City

    435 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    435 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is a delight to eat. Great food and service is why we return to nine here.

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  12. JoelleB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Fantastic food. One of our favorite places to dine.

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  13. winendine

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner once again. Lorena's consistently impresses with excellent food, service and ambiance. The entire dining experience is memorable.

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  14. LLMC

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent, excellent, excellent. Only criticism is that the back dining room where we were seated is a bit cramped - we were squeezed between 2 other small tables - and lighting a bit bright for dinner. The front room seemed to have more ambiance. Will return and try to be seated in front room.

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  15. LauraF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lorena's is the place we go when we want a perfect evening. It is not a regular place for us as it is expensive, but we probably go 2 or 3 times a year, and those times are wonderful and memorable. The food is fantastic and the service is attentive, friendly, and professional, without being overbearing. The ambiance is perfect, warm, inviting, and quiet. When we go, we look forward to it and remember it for a long time afterwards.

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  16. Aligggggg

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary and the dinner could not have been better. So lovely and tasty!

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  17. JerryF

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  18. Mlopic

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great as usual. However, the menu might need a refresh. It’s been the same the last six times we have been.

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  19. JKL4

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfull across the board

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  20. JayW

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service are consistently excellent. Always a special place. Worth a special trip.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

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  22. rocky

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    this is the second time we’ve been to lorena’s and, once again, it was outstanding.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was absolutely superb. The first class service was friendly and attentive without being overly familiar or overbearing. This restaurant is a gem.

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  24. AnthonyS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hit this place for special occasions. Never a meal that wasn’t wonderful. Service is great. Highly recommended.

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  25. AngT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a special occasion. Food, service, everything is excellent.

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  26. JH1113

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had heard about Lorena’s for quite a while and finally gave it a try recently for our anniversary. It was a great experience. We had a minor family crisis that night, and were running about 45 minutes late, but they were very accommodating. The food was terrific, the waitstaff was super pleasant and attentive (without being annoying) and the atmosphere was mellow and romantic, but didn’t feel forced. It was a weeknight, so it’s possible it was a little bit quieter than it might be on a weekend. At any rate, I highly recommend it and will definitely go back.

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  27. MaryM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was terrific! The food was perfect from start to finish. Thanks!

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  28. MarciaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely place. The food, sevice and atmosphere were simply outstanding. I highly recommend Lorena's!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely food!!

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  30. CLSIMON

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first experience at Restaurant Lorena's was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We could not have chosen a better place. On the reservation we requested a quiet table, and we were delighted, as the table was comfortable and the noise level was low. Our server was terrific--attentive and helpful. And most of all, the food was excellent. For starters we had the mushroom bisque and the smoked salmon special. The presentation was lovely and the taste was fabulous. For the entree we had the rack of lamb and the arctic char. We loved both. I can't comment on desserts because we did not try any. Because this restaurant is BYO, the bill was very reasonable, for a special occasion. In fact we plan to return for a celebration in a couple of months.

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  31. Hecbad

    New York City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual. Thank you !!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Definitely will go back !!

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  33. Ellie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lorena's is my favorite 'special occasion' restaurant. I'd go more often if I lived closer! The food and service are always perfection.

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  34. Farfel

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife started with pasta in a pea pesto with a short rib ragu and I had six delicious oysters. My main course was the Duo. It was a melt in your mouth portion of short rib and a perfectly grilled filet mignon along with a potato puree , roasted leeks and mushrooms. She had a maple-honey glazed duck breast with a pecan crust along with wild rice and a raisin duck jus. Our server, Andrew, tried to convince us that our dessert should be a vegan ice cream that was made with coconut but we went with the chocolate lava cake. To our surprise he brought out the ice cream along with the cake. We finished both and were so shocked that the ice cream was delicious. We cannot sing Lorena's praise loud enough. The service is top notch and the food is a perfect partner. For a dining experience it is second to none.

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  35. Andy

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. All the dishes were flavorful, including the crab crepe appetizer, the salad, the scallops and the filet and short rib combination. They brought a birthday dessert of three ices with a candle for my wife!

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  36. OpenTableDiner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful dining experience.

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  37. RichardC

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Humberto generally has venison on the menu, but the preparation changes. The current dish is extraordinary. The meat itself is tender, flavorful and perfectly cooked at medium rare. The sauce is a subtle blend of pine nuts, corn, herbs and au jus with a potato puree. It is wonderful and unique. My wife had the duo of filet and short ribs, our guest the scallops. Both were excellent. Our appetizers were salmon tartare, burrata and fois gras: all excellent. The fois gras is in a class by itself. Desserts were also first rate. Ambiance is perfect. The service is attentive. The overall feeling is one of comfort. Lorena's is a great restaurant.

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  38. cupcake

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After hearing so many good things I finally decided to make the almost hour trip just to try it. I was definitely not disappointed. The service was extraordinary and the food was melt in your mouth good. I willd definitely make the trip again.

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  40. Caren

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience at Lorena's. We have wanted to try it for a long time but were waiting for a special occasion. We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and were not disappointed. The ambiance was nice and noise level very quiet so we could engage in conversation without issue. The host as well as the wait staff were very attentive, engaging and also very accommodating to my dietary restrictions. We had a really pleasant experience and will definitely be returning.

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Google Map for Restaurant Lorena's

168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Baker Street
  • Neighborhood
    Maplewood
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Saturday Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:00pm Closed Monday Closed for Vacation 7/1 through 7/5 Reopen Friday 7/6
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is ample 2 and 3 hour parking throughout town, however, parking on the weekends can be challenging.We highly recomend that you take this into consideration when booking a reservation and that you allow ample time for any unforeseen delays.
  • Public transit
    NJ Transit has a Maplewood stop and is located directly behind the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Humberto Campos Jr.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (973) 763-4460
  • 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.<br /><br /> Please contact the restaurant for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    Lorena's can be booked for private events from 20 up to 46. Please call for details and ask for Chef Campos. 973-763-4460
  • Private party contact
    Humberto Campos: (973) 763-4460
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