About Restaurant Lorena's
In June of 2005 Humberto and Lorena opened the doors to Lorena's 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.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:30am to 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Please contact the restaurant for further details.
Humberto Campos Jr.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Restaurant Lorena's Ratings and Reviews
What a lovely intimate French restaurant in Maplewood, New Jersey. Excellent service, marvelous flavored French cuisine...great background music .. not only French.. but lovely Brazilian and Argentinian sounds, reasonable price point. The menu is simple, with daily specials that make your eyes sparkle! My sister and I love French cuisine and try to go to different French restaurants..but we will have to cheat with a return visit to Restaurant Lorena’s!
Just a note, the beauty to this restaurant is that you BYOB which is great to bring your favorite Sancerre or Chardonnay! Drop by the wine store directly across the street.
The Oysters were chilled to a perfect Temp and complimented with a delicious vinaigrette. The hoped the warm lump crab crepe wouldn’t end. I ordered the filet mignon for my entree which was prepared medium-rare (and came out exactly as ordered) and did not disappoint... another great evening and dining experience at Lorena’s. Bravo Chef Campos!
WOW! First time dining at Lorena's. Had honestly never gone due to BYOB (we prefer a drink to start our dinner), and 20 minutes from home. We've really been missing out. Had duck confit and fois gras appetizer, and steak and venison entrees. Even the vegetables and bread were great. Each dish was delicious, service was efficient and friendly, cannot wait to go back!!
We've been to Lorena's 2x now. Food is always very good. Important item - this is a very nice restaurant but no liquor license so if you're a drinker make sure you've got your bottle in hand. We've gotten the banana dessert twice and realized we don't particularly care for it (2x we ordered it because we had forgotten we had it).
We always go to Lorena's when we want to have a great dining experience. The food is consistently delicious and the portions are not microscopic. From the salmon tartar and wild mushroom soup to the pan seared scallops and delicate sea bass, our dinner was exceptional. Decadent desserts, coffee panna cotta and chocolate molten cake, and 2 cups of wonderful coffee , rounded out a memorable evening. If you have a great bottle of wine and are looking to pair it with some great food, go to Lorena's, you will never be disappointed.
We often dine here for special occasions, as well as when we are just looking for enjoying another superb meal!
Lorena's rating as one of the top dining experiences in NJ is for good reason.
Superb creative cuisine and excellent service every time!!!
We'll be back soon ------------
Everything was wonderful from appetizer to dessert. We don’t think we would have been disappointed with any food choice gauging by the responses of diners around us. Service was excellent. Our only small criticism was that the table for 2 was a little small. We will certainly return to explore other seasonal menus.
5 stars! We totally enjoyed this special date night meal and ambiance. The top restaurant reviews met our expectations. The menu was amazing and we always love BYO places, so we brought a favorite cab. We will certainly be back for another special occasion. We enjoyed the oyster starters and shared the handmade carbonara pasta dish and crepe with crab meat and mushrooms. Then we ordered the fish special and duo braised meat and filet. It was delicious! Now we'll have to start with dessert next time first! It's in our top 10!
Lorena's is a spectacular restaurant where you get what you pay for. Quality, comfort, and accommodating service are far from lacking at this gem! Bring your favorite bottle of wine (since it is byob) or grab one at the conveniently located wine shop across the street and enjoy the eating experience that is LORENA'S!
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