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Lorena's Restaurant

168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
+1 973-763-4460
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“halibut” (12 reviews)
“crepes” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is a very cozy space, the food was delicious. We had an appetizer made with crabmeat, delicious, main course Halibut and a chicken dish that I forgot the name, but it is a nice restaurant to dine at anytime. I was there for...More

Thank 381Doris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here quite often and the quality of the food is always consistent. The wait staff is helpful and the decor is lovely.

Thank Natalie92874
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We just had a fantastic dinner at Lorena’s. We enjoy reserving early as we enjoy taking our time dinning and this place was wonderful. Lisa was our server and she was spot on. Great service and our wine glasses were always full (byob which is...More

Thank an0802
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We went to Lorenas for a special occasion and based upon the reviews we expected a foodie culinary experience. Instead there is not one good thing I could say about the restaurant. The wait staff was disinterested. The food just wasn't good. There is not...More

Thank katerachel15
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Great to have a restaurant of this caliber close by. BYOB a big plus. Try anything on the menu - you will not be disappointed. The questions on tripadvisor (could you say a little more about it) are absurd.

Thank raymond p
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious, service was fabulous, atmosphere was perfect. The crab and mushroom crepe was unbelievable as was the halibut. The lamb chops were delicious but a bit rare for my taste (but I only tasted it. It wasn’t my meal). The banana split was...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service excellent food. My only surprise he hasn’t opened a bigger place. It’s hard to get into this place

Thank B491OVwilliamf
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant and intimate meal. Duck was very good, Cod was ok. Carrot cake was tasty but quite sweet. Fine dining here in Maplewood. Small portions but good service and atmosphere.

Thank OwlAdvisor100
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Lorena’s last night. Very happy to have finer glassware at this BYOB. Was surprised to see Bordeaux glasses for cabs and Bordeaux wines and Burgundy glasses for Pinot. Everything was seasoned well, hot things hot and cold things cold. Three...More

Thank Scottbo
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Supposed to be best French Restaurant. I guess I am not a fan of the 3 course meal. Especially when it feels like the 3 course fund raiser you went to last week. I did like one of the ways my duck was cooked. Both...More

Thank jjalle3465
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Sheila E
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Reuel_Tidhar | Reviewed this property |
For examples of menu and prices, type "restaurantlorena Dinner menu" or "restaurantlorena Lunch menu" into Google Search. I am sure Lorena can accommodate 8, but you should call ahead and make a reservation. The place is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-763-4460
Local Ingredients Deeply Rooted in French Technique
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