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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.

168 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday
Lunch 11:30am to 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday Dinner 5pm to 8pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:00pm

Closed Monday

Cross Street:
Baker Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 763-4460

Website:
http://www.restaurantlorena.com/

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.

Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Executive Chef:
Humberto Campos Jr.

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Restaurant Lorena's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was ok but way too expensive for the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely dinner on repeat visit

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·Dined 6 days ago

Cozy little restaurant. Limited but good selection for lunch. Went to celebrate a birthday and it fit the bill as a nice, special occasion restaurant. Good service. Delicious food and desserts.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I dined at Lorena’s for brunch and had an amazing experience. The crab and mushroom crepe should not be missed. The atmosphere is sleek and quiet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I had a Sunday brunch to celebrate our anniversary. This is a delightful restaurant. Food and service were very good. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing especially with Adrian’s attention to detail

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Bday and they surprised us with a dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service and food are always excellent. We have never been disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The duck breast, the scallops, soup were excellent. BYOB - so great value and great choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding service and out of this world appetizers.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Spectacular..as always! Wonderful food, professional service and BYO keeps price down....and quiet! A quiet jewel in NJ dining

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was the finest dining in NJ! The duck entree was perfect and the crab/mushroom crepe was exceptional! The venison and oyster specials were perfect as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently amazing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fabulous experience and food as always! This place is a gem!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of the best restaurant meals I've ever had! Oysters were the freshest I've ever eaten, the meat was perfectly cooked, and the Panna Cotta was delicious. If you haven't gone yet, reserve now.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We loved it. Its a bit more expensive than what we typically spend for a dinner out but definitely worth it. Great service complimented the wonderful cuisine.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A jewel of a restaurant. Cozy, chic, elegant, yet relaxed. Food was perfection!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always fantastic & delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was wonderful, the food was delicious, I will go back again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As always a great experience. I would consider us a foodie couple and this is one of the best restaurants we've found in NJ. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for someplace special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, great service! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food is consistently outstanding, and our visit was no exception. Service, as always, was friendly and lovely. For us, Lorena's is a special occasion and the team there has not disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food is still great.
Our waiter remembered us from our previous visit, and cheerfully took care of a small special request.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Loved every part of this incredible dining experience. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

As always a great meal delivered with impeccable service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Consistently outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic from start to finish. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was quiet and intimate, the service was perfect…wish we could dine there every night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 ------------

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service. Worth the money. Excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was excellent and all the food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Cozy
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