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.
Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:00pm
Closed for Vacation 7/1 through 7/5
Reopen Friday 7/6
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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
We had a lovely lunch/brunch and loved the food. One of the group is a vegetarian and had no problem finding something on the menu. the Oysters were amazing and the lump crab crepe ...delicious
Lisa made sure Sunday brunch was both yummy and effortless. Thank you!
Consistently terrific food and great value. One of our favorites in NJ.
Wonderful experience. My wife and I were seated in the back and had a private dining experience for most of our dinner. This is our favorite place in Maplewood and THE place for French inspired cuisine in NJ. We can't wait to return.
Definitely one of the most romantic restaurants and dinner experiences we’ve shared! This restaurant is completely deserving of that recognition!! The food is decadent and well balanced. The noise level is low, allowing for quiet conversation at the table. Chef personally greeted us at the door on arrival and said goodnight as we left- all the staff was that wonderful and considerate. You can tell the communication between all of them is on point! Highly recommend :)
Restaurant Lorenas was an incredible experience. The scallop appetizer and the duck breast entree were fantastic. Everything there was top notch, a great byob! My wife and i were very happy
Warning! do not be late or the principle will make you stand in the hall for 20 minutes. My dear freind was 20 min late for a 6 pm friday reservation. I was made to stand in the small entrance hallway for 20 minutes and only when my friend was parking was i allowed to take my seat in an empty dining area and only after I asked.
We were then told how there is another booking after us so were made to feel uncomforable. Perhaps I was not to their liking or reminded them of a great aunt they did not like but I hardly think that is an excuse for rudeness. The food was, as always excellent, just do not be late. Funny thing is I would have ordered more food had they sat me earlier.
Great Birthday dinner
I knew Lorena’s was open for Sunday brunch but never really attempted to go although we have been there for dinner numerous times. And what a deal! The food is great, includes some of their classics like the warm crepe with crab and mushroom or the salmon tartare, and some delicious brunch/breakfast option. A great way to start your Sunday and to enjoy a great deal on a great meal!
Both the food and service were excellent. It's a bring your own so be sure to bring your own wine
Lovely venue with the tables a bit too close together, but with terrific service and most importantly, excellent food. The service was impeccable, with water and wine glasses being refilled as needed. Main dishes of duck breast and filet were cooked to perfection, and the appetizers and dessert were totally on point. Great BYOB find for a couple who is looking for a higher-class night out.
Best restaurant in NJ - Food and Service was off the charts - Crab and Mushroom Crepe and Duck are must haves!
IMHO, Lorena's has the best food in New Jersey. We come here as often as we can, at least quarterly every year. I constantly struggle in trying to select an appetizer and entree because it is just impossible to leave the others behind. Fortunately, my wife has a light appetite, so I get to finish her main course (pretty much every time!). The special (scallops) was an exceptional appetizer. I couldn't pass it up despite the fact that my wife ordered it too. The venison is out of this world. I have never had better in any restaurant at any time. The duck is not far behind.....again, I have not had it better anywhere (including France).
Glenn is probably one of the best waiters that you will find anywhere. Both my wife and I will be sad the day he decides to retire. He is exceptional.
Add to this that it is a BYOB, and you have my favorite place to go.....
Only problem was a little rushed for caliber and price point.
The food and service was impeccable - seasonal, innovative and executed incredibly well. The dessert was mediocre at best and really a let down after such a fantastic meal.
We're very lucky to have Lorena's in our hometown of Maplewood. The food is exquisitely prepared--though don't go if you are not in the mood for typically rich French-inflected fare. Lorena's is quiet, elegant, relaxing, a wonderful spot for a special occasion. And for special-occasion dining, the prices are not unreasonable, particularly for lunch/brunch.
Had a great night out for my wife’s birthday. The food and ambiance are second to none. Will be back very soon!
This restaurant has been our GO TO PLACE for special events for a number of years. Never disappoints ALWAYS GREAT
Staff: Great Service as always...
We’ve been dining at Lorena’s since they opened - never disappoints
Been here several times ... never disappointed! Service is great, elegant atmosphere, and wonderful menu options. But let’s face it ... a restaurant is really about the food and Lorena’s cuisine is some of the best in New Jersey ... really a great meal.
Our experience this evening was a great reminder of why we love this restaurant. While the food was spectacular, Glenn, our waiter, was a real difference maker. Professional, knowledgeable about the menu, attentive but not overly so, his recommendations were spot on and the service was impeccable. I had the crab mushroom crepe, special scallops and lemon tart, all fantastic and my wife had the scallops as an appetizer, chicken and the lemon tart. We’d both be hard pressed to change those choices. If I could give an extra star to Lorena’s, I’d do so. They earned it.
Friendly timely service. Excellent variety and selection on the Menu. Truly a special place to go for a delicious romantic dinner
The food was of the highest quality and well prepared. It’s worth the expense.
The brunch was delicious and fairly reasonable. The lump crabmeat crepe was delicious but very rich. The cappuccino was perfect. I did not have room to try the dessert but will next time I go back.
We had a fabulous experience with outstanding food. I would recommend this neighborhood gem to anyone who loves French food.
This is possibly the best restaurant in NJ!!!!
We got married there and go there every year for our anniversary
This is my favorite special occasion restaurant in NJ - We have been visiting this restaurant since it first opened. This was our first time to dine in the new dining area. The tables were spaced very close together and it was very loud. It did not have the same ambiance that we've experienced in the past and will be more careful to pick seating in the original dining room. The food as usual was awesome.
Lorena’s is one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.
The food was wonderful!! Our server, Glen, is fabulous!! We’ve been here for brunch as well which was wonderful as well.
Beautiful food and service. Despite it being an elegant restaurant they welcomed my 3 year old daughter warmly.
Awesome in all aspects.
Our captain was outstanding
The service at Lorena's is usually top-secret.
Every single thing I ate caused me to stop for a second and admire it. A fantastic evening. Our server, Glenn, really made everything better. Thanks so much for making our time there so special.
I have been traveling a lot the past few months so decided to take my wife to Lorena's again as it is her favorite place. The meal did not disappoint and again is some of the best food I have ever eaten. We started off splitting a 1/2 dozen local oysters which were as fresh as can be. My wife then had her favorite app which is the crab and mushroom crepe which is absolutely fantastic but I had one of the first memorable apps with the Foie Gras with a strawberry and rhubarb compote. OMG....it was so decadent and even my wife enjoyed it!!! Her main course was seared scallops and I opted for the more adventurous route and went for the venison loin. I have had it at Lorena's before but this was even at another level . If you try the venison here, you will not like ever have it anywhere else it is that good. We finished off by splitting a Mango/guava 3 layer cheesecake and all I can say is Bravo!!! Best meal I've had in a long time and the others were here as well. OH.....and don't forget to ask for Glen as your server. On point but not overbearing and very friendly with outstanding knowledge of the menu. Just another grand slam at Lorena's.
Everything we ordered was amazing. Great service, wonderful food and romantic ambience. Will definitely return.