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Lorena's Restaurant

168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582
+1 973-763-4460
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Continues to be one of the best restaurants this side of the Hudson River, especially when owner/chef Humberto is in the kitchen

Thank howehrenkranz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After years of reading reviews and hearing about this restaurant, we finally made reservations so we could judge for ourselves. Well, all we can say is exceptional! Every bite, every server met every expectation. The only tiny criticism would be the size of our table...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

You won't be disappointed dining at Lorena's and it's BYOB! Lovely little restaurant. We shared the warm lump crab in a crepe - EXCELLENT. It was light, flavorful and warm. I had the grass fed filet and braised short ribs. The braised short ribs were...More

Thank Flora P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was invited for brunch to this restaurants by locals who live in Maplewood. I did not have any expectations and was surprised at the service, quality of food, attentiveness of the staff and overall experience. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful,...More

Thank GoldAdvice
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been fortunate enough to have eaten a few meals at Lorena's. The crab and mushroom crepe is absolutely the best thing I have ever put in my mouth! Seriously! All other calories seem like a waist now. The atmosphere is serene, the service is...More

Thank Wildcherrystudio
Reviewed 19 August 2017

For this frugal mid-western guy, visiting NJ friends & taken here for a birthday celebration, Lorena's was an eye-opening intro to "fine-dining". Everything about the place, the food & service, seemed a bit over the top to me. Nonetheless, it was a treat I'm glad...More

1  Thank barisaxman
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had our anniversary dinner and it was perfect!!! The service was fabulous and the food delicious. Desserts wonderful. Perfect place for special occasions. Nice and quiet, romantic.

Thank linasanta1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I first discovered Lorena’s about three years ago. My husband and I were invited to Sunday Brunch with two other couples. The restaurant is small but elegant. The service is absolutely top-notch and the food is incredible. Since our first visit, we have returned on...More

1  Thank Allyson D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had our Anniversary dinner last night. We live in the area and it's the best restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The service is superb, the waiter knows exactly when to come to the table, when to remove the empty dishes, operates with a...More

Thank sandler0811
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Lorena's Restaurant is our "go to" place in the area. The service is impeccable, the food is innovative and delicious, and the staff always tries their hardest to honor any special requests. This is definitely a five star restaurant!

1  Thank GloriaAndLorraine
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Sheila E
11 May 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
US$20 - US$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 Occasion Dining, 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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