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“Elegant & Intimate”

Lorena's Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in Maplewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Local Ingredients Deeply Rooted in French Technique
New York City, New York
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1,161 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,397 helpful votes
“Elegant & Intimate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

A very small restaurant with a only a few menu selections, but everything was so very French and so very delicious! Superior service too!

Visited October 2013
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Napa
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“Amazing Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Enjoyed the best duck if my life. Lobster crepes, dessert, and other dishes excellent.

Courteous, gracious helpful service. One of my favorite restaurants in the world

  • Visited June 2014
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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A GEM in NJ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I love great food so when it was time to find a place for my mother-in-laws birthday dinner I Googled NJ Top Restaurants as we wanted to venture away from our hometown. Lorena's was the first restaurant that was listed and we were excited as we live fairly close to Maplewood. Lorena's has limited seating and the dining room is quaint. So often the acoustics can be challenging in a place of this size but it was really great. The atmosphere was wonderful and it was easy to have conversation at the table without having to speak loudly. They "recommend" that men wear jackets which we really liked as well. The wait staff was attentive, made great food suggestions and made us feel like they were present without being overbearing. Most importantly, the food was incredible. I am sure the menu changes regularly but we all had the lobster crepe which was one of the best appetizers I have ever eaten. The main courses and dessert were just as wonderful and this is a restaurant that should not be missed. In my opinion the restaurant could use a little sprucing up- maybe update the decor and furnishings to match the sophistication of the food. That being said though, this is definitely a place to head to when in NJ.

  • Visited June 2014
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Maplewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Have never had a bad meal here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, not only did they have the standard holiday bill of fair. Ther other menu choices made the dining experience so memorable.

  • Visited November 2013
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Metro New Jersey
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Michelin quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been here numerous times since Humberto & Lorena took over. It is far and away the best restaurant in Northern New Jersey and among the best in the state. Now there are seasonal menus that continue to amaze. Superb service and BYO adds to the appeal.

Visited May 2014
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