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Cafe Loren In Avalon

23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Ranked #3 of 55 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 23rd St.
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Food is positively fabulous. Presentation and service are exceptional. I look forward to going every summer.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Every dish was flawlessly executed and presented making this one of my most memorable meals down the shore. All 4 of us relished the flavors, textures of all their cuisine. This is a keeper.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Thanks to other reviews on TripAdvisor and Open Table, we knew to bring our own bottle. Once we found parking and the entrance, we were seated immediately at our reservation time. Very professional and attentive wait staff. The menu was extensive with excellent additions. We thoroughly enjoyed the Black Bean soup but the portion was too big for an appetizer... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Frequented many area restaurants in the area over the many years we have vacationed in Avalon. No other place comes close to the quality and innovative flavors and presentations. It is more expensive than the average but definitely worth the extra cost. Never have I had a bad meal in the decades I have visited. Not a place for kids... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had dinner here last night for the first time with another couple. The lobster appetizer was fabulous, as were the steamers and beets/goat cheese app. Scallops were amazing, lamb chops, salmon, and grouper special were perfect. Service was excellent. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant, and we can't wait to go back and bring more friends!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food here is dependably good--I had the bronzino, and my husband had the filet on potato rounds and the seafood bisque. The filet was cooked perfectly, and the bronzino was flaky and flavorful For the first time, I was disappointed with the bisque--not as smooth and creamy as it's been in the past. For dessert, we had the ginger... More

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Avalon, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went there and there were six of us for dinner. We got a nice corner table and the owner and staff were very friendly and provided good service throughout the evening. The food is very good as are the portion sizes. It is on the pricey end but the portions and food quality make up for it. I will... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We have dined here many times over the past decade, and have reviewed it several times. These folks are incapable of serving an average meal. Last night was no exception. My wife had seafood bisque and halibut. I had pan roasted duck breast after a goat cheese/roasted beet carpaccio. Both were excellent in flavor and presentation, nicely spiced. Our desserts... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is our second trip to Cafe Loren and we would go again. It's more pricey and dressy than other Avalon restaurants but we always spend our anniversary in Avalon and it's a nice place to go for that special celebration. Though I say it's dressy,what I mean is dressier than other resort restaurants though my husband did wear jeans... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I dined at Café Loren at least once a season and always enjoyed the meals but for some reason I never wrote a review. Dined there last night with a family gathering and was so impressed I just had to write. Both my wife and I ordered the scallop appetizer, a favorite from the past and to die for. My... More

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