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Cafe Loren

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Thu, 9/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner


$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Seafood Bisque
crab, chive
Pan Seared Scallops
smoked bacon, fingerling and green apple hash, cauliflower puree, port reduction
Steamed Clams
sweet vidalia onions, red pepper, spanish chorizo, white wine and clam broth, grilled toast
Cajun Style Shrimp and Grits
parmesan grits, tasso ham, spiced brown butter, celery
Lobster Toast
sautéed lobster claw and tail, grilled and buttered baguette, old bay aioli, tomato and romaine
Lamb Lollipops
herb marinated, roasted and grilled vegetables, lemon-dill yogurt
Caesar Salad
heart of romaine, sundried tomato & ricotta crostini, parmesan tuille, roasted garlic caesar dressing
Cafe Loren House
baby field greens, spiced candied walnuts, tomato, imported gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette
Char Grilled Octopus
arugula, radish, valencia orange, calabrese chili, citrus vinaigrette
Grilled Artichokes
beet infused whipped ricotta, crispy chic peas, pickled shallots, sourdough toast
Goat Cheese and Beets
warmed goat cheese, pistachio, sweet poached beets, prosciutto dust, orange gastrique
Pan Seared Halibut
pancetta & sweet pea risotto, grape tomato chutney, pancetta crisp, ginger carrot emulsion
Grilled Marinated Swordfish
mexican street corn, black bean, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crema, pickled red onion
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
edamame & yellow corn succotash, edamame purée, red onion marmalade
Veal Loren
veal medallions, shrimp, crab, herb roasted yukon, garlic cream
Grilled Filet Mignon
garlic mashed potato, roast vegetables, garlic confit, crispy onion, steak sauce
Pan Roasted Duck Breast
asian glaze, egg fried rice, steamed broccoli, crispy wontons
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All reviews halibut blueberry cobbler salad coconut ice cream key lime tart lamb chops edamame sea scallops lump crab short ribs seafood potatoes recommend cafe the jersey shore been coming here for many years recommended by a friend wonderful spot
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice, quiet, adult restaurant. Comfortable with wonderful service. Fish was great. BYOB. Went twice it was so nice. Make reservations.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank hunsdorfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having opted for Jay’s on 3rd the past last several years, it would be very difficult not to return to Café Loren every year. Service was very polite and well paced. Andre portions were extremely generous for the Jersey shore. Quality was excellent and we...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank RichieRichPhilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date of visit: Dinner - August 13. The scallops are amazing. Five large scallops beautifully presented. The presentation itself is a work of art. Hot rolls and shared salad. Perfection. Attentive and friendly service. No visit to Avalon is complete without a meal at Cafe...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Delaware806
Reviewed August 11, 2019

The food was definitely worth a trip. We had the blueberry crumble for dessert, and it was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Tom X
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We both order seafood and the food was delicious. Food was cooked well and seasoned well. My only problem was the portion of the food compared to price of it. My girlfriend ordered pan seared scallops and there was only 5 scallops which is nothing...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Bxm86
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Wonderful spot with excellent service. Everything was prepared perfectly and was presented nicely. Great place for couples or a small group to gather to cap off a day at the beach.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 469robinw
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Cafe Loren has been a staple of Avalon for many years. Yet as a procrastinator in obtaining reservations, we had never fined at this lovely spot tucked in next to the jam packed Avalon Freeze soft ice cream stand next door. Oh what we have...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank 521ChrisM
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We have visited this restaurant multiple times this season and each experience has been delightful. The service is some of the best on the island and the food superb. The char grilled octopus and the grilled artichokes are some of our favorite appetizers. The pan...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Rose C
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Love, love, love this restaurant. Our request for a quiet table for 2 was granted. The food is excellent and so are the desserts. I had the scallops, husband the filet and we shared a Chocolate Peanut Butter pie! Yum all around!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank dirickwestchester
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Food, service, atmosphere ..probably the best scallops Ive ever had .Highly recommend Cafe Loren ..................................

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tony D
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August 6, 2018|
Response from Lyn R | Reviewed this property |
It's pricey,but it also. BYO, so that helps. Food was fabulous.
Greg M
July 14, 2015|
Response from Lucas2113 |
They have many options that are Gluten free.....
June 29, 2015|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
The dress is "nice casual for the shore" and I saw one man wearing shorts. No tee shirts. Most people were very nicely dressed, but no jackets or ties.
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