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Cafe Loren In Avalon

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23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202 (23rd St.)
609-967-8228
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Avalon Jewel

Avalon hosts several excellent Fine Dining establishments. Although it's small this Jem eliminates the noisy atmosphere, hustling wait staff, clattering bus staff and confusing menus. The chef is also the owner and for over 20 years we have made this our go to special place. Seafood, superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Avalon hosts several excellent Fine Dining establishments. Although it's small this Jem eliminates the noisy atmosphere, hustling wait staff, clattering bus staff and confusing menus. The chef is also the owner and for over 20 years we have made this our go to special place. Seafood, superb salads, and excellent veal and other meat dishes are a treat to anyone's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a lovely dinner in a small restaurant in the center of Avalon. The food was excellent and the service perfect. While somewhat expensive (average entree $35-40), this was offset by the fact that it is BYOB. There was a sophisticated ambience; people dressed in smart casual (most restaurants in Avalon are shorts and flip flops for dinner). We... More 

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EHT, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We started with a recommended Grilled Lobster Tail appetizer. We could have stopped right there. Excellent!! The tarragon and lobster is a great combination. Kudos to the wait staff for that great suggestion. Our entrees were Pan Seared Halibut and Veal Loren. The Halibut was fresh and light. The seasoning was just the right blend to compliment the freshness of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I make it a point to dine at Cafe Loren during the season as it does close in September. The food is expertly prepared and is my favorite restaurant at the South Jersey shore. The Alaskan Halibut is so delicious as well as the Filet and so many of the other entrees. I recommend Cafe Loren to everyone I know... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have been going to Café Loren for about 15 years and it has always been one of our favorite South Jersey shore BYOB's. However, this was our first time there since 2013 and some things have changed. First, the average age of the customers has gone from 30's and 40's to 60's and 70's. And perhaps because of that,... More 

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elmer NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a wonderful place!! I had a great meal as did my dining companion. The house salad is delicious, just the right blend of sweet and tart. The shrimp bisque was heavenly, the veal was divine! The atmosphere is exceptional. Everyone should go and then go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been eating here for several years during our annual Jersey shore vacation. We have had no success in finding a decent place to eat down the shore. i think because we dine out enough, we have a higher standard for our dining experiences. Cafe Loren was recommended to us by a local and we tried it and loved... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cafe Loren continues to serve an excellent meal in Avalon NJ. Our most recent trip did not disappoint with my husband having the Halibut while I had the Veal Loren. Both excellent choices. The tomato salad which was a special was outstanding. Desert of Peanut Butter Pie and Key Lime both also excellent. The service here is wonderful and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went for an anniversary dinner. Very attentive service and best food we had during our vacation. Expensive in absolute terms, but not out of line with many lesser restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cafe Loren is a world apart from the the usual Jersey Shore atmosphere. Exactly where you would not expect to find gourmet quality food and a refined atmosphere (between Avalon liquor store and the Avalon Freez shop) is the unassuming front door to Cafe Loren. Step inside and you are in another world. The owners have created a very pretty,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202
    (23rd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 609-967-8228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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