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Cafe Loren

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2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202 (23rd St.)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sewickley, PA
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225 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for many years, albeit only during our annual trek to the Shore. The food is very fresh, quite good, well presented, and properly served by the wait staff. The setting is very nice. What was off putting this visit, strange as it may seem, is what I'll call the chef's over-creativity, but which I mean a... More 

Thank Oberst06
East Rutherford, New Jersey
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came as a party of 6 while on vacation in Avalon, this was my first time at Cafe Loren. I highly recommend reservations as it's not a huge place. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The hostess iced our white wine while we waited for our table. Our server was very nice and informative. The food was fantastic.... More 

1 Thank formerDiMaria
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, and food presentation was lovely. Portion sizes are small for what you pay for though. Definitely upscale dining, so be sure to make a reservation!

Thank Caroline E
millstone township,new jersey
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Halibut was so tasty and juicy which is not easy to do with a thick cut of fresh fish. Prime Rib Pork Chop was moist, tender and juicy. The salad was split and they gave us a generous portion. Id highly recommend this BYOB if you want a special night out and you wont be disappointed.

Thank joanark
Avalon, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Cafe Loren is a long time favorite of ours. Our recent meal was just exceptional. Highlights include the veal dish and the halibut, and the accompanying sauces were simply outstanding. The restaurant calls its cuisine "costal", we call it delicious. The ingredients are always the freshest and the best quality. The current chef is really knocking it out of the... More 

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146 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

You need to leave the island to come come close to or match Cafe Loren. On par with Peter Shields but you need to drive 12 miles to find someplace as enjoyable. The friendly and knowledgable staff, the casually eloquent decor and every innovative selection is a masterpiece. Tonight the Scallop Appetizer, Caesar Salad and the Rack of Lamb were... More 

Thank Ronsin
Ocean City, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Excellent experience. Very pretty, comfortable restaurant with a welcoming, competent staff. The food was outstanding, very creative and delicious. We look forward to our next visit!

Thank vicky916
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly welcoming staff. Awesome seafood salad, fair clams with chorizo (clams don't stand a chance against that sausage) very nice spare ribs as well as halibut. Everything is well prepared, and made better by the Carmel nut tart with coconut ice cream dessert.

1 Thank Chuck B
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Our first and definitely not last time visiting Cafe Loren! From the moment we got there, we felt so welcome... The staff was very friendly, the decor was pretty and ambiance was perfect. But the BEST part was the food!!!! Presentation of every single thing was amazing and Chef Steve cooked everything to perfection! Every bite I took I was... More 

1 Thank jdlamps
Avalon, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visit this restaurant at least once a season. The menu is creative and balanced offering a variety of fish entres as well as meat and poultry. Over the past 20 years or so, we have seldom been disappointed with our meals. The BYO status also softens the sticker shock. P.S. The macadamian nut tart is divine.

Thank dandc6896

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202
    (23rd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 609-967-8228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?