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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Tue - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Service and food are consistently top-notch every time we attend. Lorena’s never lets us down.
We love the way they prepare the venison and have it whenever it is available. The mushroom soup was outstanding as well. The wait staff are very attentive without getting in the way. They are also very accomodating to Gluten Free requirements. The chocolate heart gift as we left was much appreciated.
Enjoyed the brunch menu on Sunday. We ordered roasted beets, salmon tartar, pasta with slow cooked pork, and lump crab crepe. It was all very good and service was on point.
Good food, great service, a bit pricey for a BYO. The cute village of Maplewood has several good food offerings, Lorena's no exception.
Wonderful intimate spot with great service and food! Definitely will be back!
Just outstanding Loved it ,food was delicious , service impeccable
If the owners of Lorena's decide to move to a larger facility, we would be happy to invest in the expansion!
This was my birthday dinner and being so close to Valentine's day there was a 3 course fixed price menu which turned out OK because all of my favorites were on there. The Crab and wild mushroom crepe is my wife's favorite and I had the foie gras which was outstanding. She went for the butter poached lobster and I had the duck with a Korean twist. All of it was outstanding! This is our favorite restaurant for that reason. The service is also outstanding with waiters being informative, courteous, and on pont without being overbearing. The atmosphere is casual with a nice ambience if you are looking for a special dinner. Lorena's never disappoints and is the #1 reason I haven't visited any of the other restaurants in Maplewood! Thanks again for the outstanding meal.
Excellent service. Food was great. Definitely worth coming back.
Best restaurant in the area.
We loved it.
Excellent food and great service. Hope to come back in the future. We were there for their Brunch and hope to come back sometime for dinner.
Excellent every time!!!
Great pre valentines date.
The food and service are always amazing. Salmon tartare is a must have.
Quite simply. The best. Quality presentation flavors, second to none.
Truly professional all around.
Have dined at Restaurant Lorena’s countless times over the years. Exceptional dining and arguably the best restaurant in New Jersey.
Mario rules!!! And the food is also outstanding.
Best meal ever. Perfect in every way. Made our birthday celebration so special
Very good service in a lovely room.
Always wonderful. Lorena’s can be counted on to wow - delicious food and a charming, romantic atmosphere.
Excellent always a treat. Staff is accommodating, knowledgeable and ready for you front when you walk in until you walk out. Food, delivery and presentation perfect. Well worth the price.
The waiter as free was enchanting and food was Delicious!!
Just a wonderful meal where you can relax and enjoy a conversation without interruption or noise.
The food is exquisite with special presentation and proper portions
I wish we could love this place- but honestly, there is ZERO ambiance. ZERO! It is SO quiet, it is almost uncomfortable to have conversations. There are plenty of other fancy/date night places in the area that have a bit more going on. The food is just as good as any other "nice" restaurant and truly doesn't stand out. The service is wonderful- their staff is top notch. But I think Lorena's has seen it's day.
We were lucky to get a last minute reservation due to the forecast for bad weather. Our starter salads, entrees and desserts were excellent and perfectly prepared. Lorena’s deserves it’s top rating for food. Small critiques include the too-small tables for two (frequently bumping our elbows on the wall, we found ourselves longing for the nearby larger table for 4 which remained unoccupied all night), and the slow and mildly inattentive service. We were seated for quite some time before the bread person made it ‘round to our table. And, unfortunately, though the bread person made it to the table next to us three different times, he never offered us bread again. Not sure what that was about... perhaps they were personal friends. I wasn’t in the mood for calling out for the bread guy - and we did laugh at the inequity after a while. Additionally, the wait staff did not pour our wine, offer us pepper for our salads, or check if my soda needed refilling. In fact, I had to request pepper, after which the the waiter brought the grinder over, and set it down on the table. I am certainly capable of grinding my own pepper but, at a high-end restaurant, I do expect the waiter to offer to grind the pepper for my salad. Small thing - and I am guessing that, by the reaction, I insulted the chef by requesting pepper at all. There was a slightly long interval between our salads and our entrées, with the aforementioned no offer of bread. Lastly, no one offered us tea or coffee with dessert. Perhaps it was an off night for them, or maybe they were down a waiter.
Lovely, quiet restaurant with friendly, leisurely service. The food was very good, and some of it was excellent. Perfect date place. Overall the experience was topnotch.
Charming small restaurant. Great service from welcoming and gracious greeting at the entrance to very professional wait team. Food is always excellent. Meticulously prepared and presented with flavors that are outstanding.
Fantastic as usual, from the appetizers to dessert Lorena’s is a well hidden food lovers gem
Lorenas' has been our go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversarys and generally when we want a meal that is a step above. Thursday evening was a little disappointing.
The service wasn't up to its usual excellence. Had to ask to refill water, ask to refill wine, ask to refill sparkling water. The busboy said there was no more raisin bread and we got there at 7:00.
Two people ordered the chop - one wanted it medium rare and one wanted it medium. They both came out medium.
We had to swirch the entree as it would have taken too long to recook that order. Had to switch entree order.
First time at Lorenas that was not up to par.
The squash soup was excellent, but I’ve had better short ribs. These needed to be more tender and they needed gravy, I was disappointed.
I don't know what I can add to previous reviews I have written regarding Lorena. It is our favorite restaurant. Food is perfection and service is warm and friendly as well as professional. I love to try new dishes but often return to old favorites.
Great time! Excellent food and service!
The best restaurant in NJ! And a bargain for the quality and ambiance with its byob policy
The food was excellent! The prices were quite reasonable for a high end place. The service was only okay.
Probably the best restaurants in the State of NJ for a "NY" style dinner of food and service. Highly recommend.
We look forward to dining at Lorena's, for we know that we are in for a wonderful evening. From start to finish, the staff made us feel welcome. The ambiance is quiet and relaxing. From appetizers to dessert, every morsel was packed with bursts of flavor and great texture.
No matter your choice of food, the preparation and presentation will keep you coming back for more. So bring a bottle of your best wine, and an appetite and prepare to be amazed!
The fogra was fenomenal. Great venison as well. A must go !!
Superb service. Deliciious rolls, mushroom bisque, salad. Perfect lamb and pork chop-juicy and flavorful. Banana split dessert is really just Carmelita’s bananas. Could have used more ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Fabulous service. Food was over the top! The different gourmet tastes were terrific! The presentation was creative too! Perfect all around!