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Restaurant Lorena's

4.8
920 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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

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Phone number
(973) 763-4460
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Humberto Campos Jr.
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Baker Street
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother’s Day 11:30am- 6:30pm
3 course Tabla D’hote Dinner menu
Depending choice of main course price range from $78-$86 per person not including tax, service and beverages. Children menu 10 and under $38. Friendly reminder B.Y.O.B

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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

What 920 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
service
4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding
I had the rack of lamb- fantastic and the portions were great- you will not leave hungry like you might at some high end restaurants

Worth the money

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lorena’s was the best, as always! It is our favorite go to spot for any occasion.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Service and food are excellent. Both times I have been, the experience has not disappointed,.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Truly a special evening with flavors that were outstanding. Looking forward to another opportunity to eat there again!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent, the best great service, great food , fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lovely place! Attentive service; very good food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I had a fabulous experience at Lorena’s Saturday night. Pea soup amuse bouche, crab crepe, tartare, duck and lamb were all deftly prepared with layered flavors in a classic style. Service was excellent with an engaged staff from the head, back and buss waiters. Expensive yet value is provided if you understand and appreciate the labor that goes into chefs creating the flavors experienced. Bring a good bottle of wine (or two) and enjoy a truly memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The best restaurant this side of the Hudson River! We are so lucky to have Lorena’s so close to us!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wife and I went for our anniversary. Service was excellent. Apps were great but entrees were just okay and dessert was bland. I expected a lot more from this fine dining establishment.

Apps - Crab Crepe and the Foie Gras (both A+)
Entrees - pistachio crusted duck (A-) and Lamb (C+)
Dessert - Chocolate Lava Cake (C)and Coconut Pana Cotta (C)

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Lorena’s has been one of our favorites for several years. But this Saturday night meal failed from service to ingredient quality to preparation. We did not receive menus for an eternity, luckily having our wine opened at least. Even the bread was late. When we finally had menus, it was along wait to order, then a longer wait for the appetizers, then forever before the entrees that had obviously been sitting long enough to lapse to luke warm. The duck confit salad had too much dried duck shreds, wilting frisée, and few of the beets and other promised ingredients. The cod was old and the species suspicious. The lamb cooked right, but served late. We don’t know why, but we understand energy may be siphoned off for a new venture, forcing understaffing. We want this meal to be an anomaly, but we’ll not be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous food and fabulous service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I was glad to see Lorena was open for lunch, and very pleased to see very reasonable prices and nice selection on the menu. The food, service and ambiance were the same as at night, and thus had a lovely lunch there recently. Two apps and two entrees were $44, along with a Bordeaux from the basement, and voila a fabulous lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was hard to make a selection from the menu because everything sounded so good. The food was delicious! Our server was knowledgable, friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Outstanding! Crab crepes and duck were out of this world!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Lorena’s. The menu was full of interesting and unusual selections, all well prepared and attractively presented.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always excellent

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We went on a Sunday evening for our 28th anniversary. We were greeted at the door, and seated immediately, we did have a reservation. The food, service and ambiance were top notch. Great flavors and a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary and could not have been happier. While expensive, the food is unbelievable and well worth the price. My wife had the warm crepe and rack of lamb, while I ordered the seared foie gras and venison. The staff was very professional and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was ok but way too expensive for the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Lovely dinner on repeat visit

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing especially with Adrian’s attention to detail

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 7, 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!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 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).

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5.0Dined on January 27, 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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Bday and they surprised us with a dessert!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding service and out of this world appetizers.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently amazing!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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