Reviews of Restaurant Lorena's (Restaurant)

168 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040, United States

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of French restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Restaurant Lorena's IN New Jersey

Margaret Flores

Excellent food, awesome service. Everyone always said how great this place was, and they were right.

Brad Hilbert

Excellent food excellent service small place but very quaint

Beka Malidze

David Schwartz

Lorena's never fails to disappoint. An evening at Lorena's is an incomparable experience, with an outstanding menu, romantic ambiance and an attentive wait staff.

Michael Scharff

R Weinstock

Truly spectacular food. It's not inexpensive by any means but it is worth the experience. The owners and wait staff are first class.

Lorena Campos

Sergey Olekhnovich

Menu does not have a long list but everything is exquisite. Very good service. BYOB is a plus, considering the fact that liquor store right across the street and another one is around the corner

L. Amadios

Don’t order the “Duo”. Filet is not tender, too chewy and dry and the braised, well, no taste, very flat not worth the price. First time, last time.

Samer Abraham

Jerks. We arrived 15 mins late because they don't have a parking lot and they refused to seat us. We even called them while we were circling. I had made reservations over a month and a half before for my wife's birthday. They ruined our night.


It was amazing from start to finish!

Luis Pesantez

Matt Colello

perfect BYOB for a date night. relaxing environment, phenomenal food. Friendly service. This place makes you remember what it is like to slow down for an hour and enjoy a meal with your loved ones.

Lux VeritasVirtus

One of the top restaurants in NJ, and it's BYO!

Ken Springer

Exquisite French cuisine. Warm intimate atmosphere.

Dana Farrell

Amazing service wonderful food

Gre Go

Made a reservation at Lorena's for my girlfriend's birthday last month and it was a great experience indeed. Loved the food, the presentation and the friendly waiters/waitresses. If you're looking for a cozy, quiet little place for a romantic evening "à deux"... Lorena's is the place for you. Unfortunately, they were booked for Valentine's Day, but I'll definitely go there again.

Danielle Piwinski

This place sucks

Jenifer Pascal

Jon Peters

Bob Gandel

Great place for fine dining. Food is excellent.

David S Mandel

Great special occasion restaurant with well prepared dishes and attentive service. I found prices high and portions small. I actually complained about small vegetable portion and chef did make some more for me....

Gerald W Craft


Robert Quinn

We had a top notch meal with very good service. Quiet place, romantic, very nice selective menu and specials. Expensive but worth it nice that it's a BYO.

Simon Johns

Went into this place with very high expectations and so I think I felt a little disappointed in the end. The food was very good, especially the pancake starter and the mains we're tasty although not that big. Byob a great benefit and keeps the price manageable. But the service was a bit hit or miss and the ambience didn't really enhance the experience for us.

andrew cruz

Good place to be

Gene Nadelson

Very quite but very tasteful place. The owner is nice and friendly. Was surprised by him stopping by our table and greeting us. Food is outstanding.

Won Jae Lee

Reservation is a must

Avi Bar

Lorena’s is the perfect night out if you are nostalgic for the 90’s. It comes with the full stuffed shirt, condescending service experience of your favorite Midtown Haute Cuisine restaurant. They will try quite hard to make you feel like you don’t quite fit in. Then the kitchen willl oblige with overly fussy, yet bland food. A real hit of your parents’ suburban wedding anniversary from twenty years ago. Though for a change, you may also get a salt bomb. Honestly, it is a pretty unforgettable experience. Something I’ll be telling my friends about for actual months. A real gem of a time warp, all for the price of a car payment.

Richard Peyster

Steven K

Loren Lieberthal

Superb. A NYC-level Fine Dining restaurant in every sense: exquisite cuisine and service (and priced to reflect that) and you cannot have a poor experience here. BYOB, but there is a good liquor store directly across the street. Lorena's is Highly recommended!

Cardie Mortimer

The best restaurant in New Jersey bar none.

Lisa Hammell

It was a snowy day and our 38th wedding anniversary. We had a 7:00 reservation with Lorena's. Instead of closing the restaurant due to the weather, they allowed us to move our seating to 5:00. Thank you! We had the small room to ourselves for 1 1/2 hours which was very nice. Wait staff, perfection. Little additions like shots of squash soup for starters and berry/mint cleanser, very nice. I really enjoyed my bronzino entre- quite perfect. My husband relished his lamb special. Very nice desserts and portion size all perfect. We will definitely return and bring friends. The prices are in keeping with fine dining. The reason for 4 stars- I have issues with onions. The waiter asked and I told him. My salad had onion in the dressing and the dressing was not in a side cup. I'm still tasting the onion this morning. Otherwise, quite a lovely meal and we will be back.


The food and ambiance were very nice, however I would not consider this to be a top 10 restaurant in the state

michele moore

Frantz Masse

great french bistro with parisane flair. this local eatery transcends its humble environment to deliver new york style presentation with modest prices. byob is complimented a maitre'd knowledgable in the local wine store selection.

Perry Hunter

Very intimate.Cuisine was delightful.Wonderful and attentive staff! Expensive but worth every dime! Special occasion spot indeed!

Barry Hausman

The food here is just delishous. Not a large, noisy restaurant, but rather an intimate place great for lunch or dinner. Service is excellent. We love this place.

Easton Diaz

I simply like their food. I always get excellent service here. The place is well organised and the staff members are always kind. Keep up the good work.

Scott Greenstone

Excellent food, awesome service. Everyone always said how great this place was, and they were right.

Scrappy p

So good my head almost fell off: A group of friends including my wife and myself went here for dinner together. We ordered many, many dishes and shared them all. Everything we had absolutely astonished us. Don’t worry about the price, it’s worth every cent and much more. Don’t forget to try some specials! Outstanding!!!

Ken Burns

Always a wonderful dining experience. The food is spectacular. Having dinner here is beyond comparison with the many other highly rated restaurants.

Jeffrey Behm

Lorena's is an excellent restaurant. The service is warm, friendly, and seems to truly care about their diners' experience. The food is creative, well-presented, with appropriately sized portions. We loved the use of creme fraiche and tobiko in both the oysters (raw) and the salmon tartar. The steak was cooked to perfection (medium-rare), and the addition of foie gras and brioche made for an interesting combination of flavors. On top of all of that, Lorena's is a BYO. So grab a bottle of wine from the cellar, and make a reservation to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or a Tuesday evening.

Pete Anton

Great food and service. Very quaint place. BYOB. A little expensive but well worth the money. Great job.

Joe Gonzalez

This place is a gem of fine dining in Maplewood. It is worth the money. Updated March 2018: Can't recommend Lorena's enough. Perfect romantic date night place. I don't want to go anywhere else. It has set a standard for most foods that I eat now, which is turning me into a foody. Some may call me a food snob now. But when you have a juicy, meaty, delicious, and perfectly cooked rare venison after some excellent Pacific coast oysters, followed by a creme brulee and cappuccino, it is hard to go back to your everyday meals. Don't hesitate to go to this place or you will be sorry you missed it. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.

Adrianna Tristan

Food is delicious

mary albar

Chris Ender

A great place to celebrate or have a quiet and amazing meal. Atlantic Halibut was cooked perfectly and portions are just the right size.

Didier Jouvenet

ALWAYS THE Best place in NJ!

Antoinette Carnevale

Great ambiance... excellent food & service. I highly recommend it!

Rebecca Goguen

Delicious, elevated dining and wonderful service. They have very reasonable prices and it's a BYO (who doesn't like a good BYO). This place is small and elegant and they add little touches that convey that they care. This would be a perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

James Lyden


Lydia Espinoza

(Translated by Google) Excellent (Original) Excelente

Dennis Janezic

Excellent food with a fine waitstaff.

colette peters

Always fabulous!

Mark Fellanto

We have dined at Lorena's 6 times and each time we have enjoyed fabulous food and excellent service. The guests we bring along with us to this restaurant comment on the quality of the cuisine as well as the presentation. Humberto and staff always makes our dining experience special. The ability to bring a favorite bottle of wine to dinner is also a plus.

Kerry Barron


J. Loren

Hand's down one of the best restaurants in NJ. Reserve in advance and there are a few good liquor stores with an abundant selection of wines for your ultimate dining experience. Enjoy

Chris Eaton

Just all around great food, people.

Edward Coda

This place is the darling of local and regional restaurant critics, which makes getting a reservation at this quaint place a real test of calendar forecasting. Wanted to like this 'local gem' it was, however, in a word: Immemorable.


Great brunch, the service was perfect, the food amazing, it is BYOB and a wine store across the street.

Scott Farrell

I would give this 6 stars if I could. Amazing meal.

Frank Torres

Birthday brunch was great this weekend. Spicy corn soup, Short ribs , choc cake and great service from Glenn. Made a great meal!

Paul Beck

Incredible servers, Andrew and Adam. Very interactive while shepharding us through an incredible meal where the technical execution of each dish was flawless especially the scallops entree and the venison entree.

Rosemarie Cuccio

The restaurant is very tiny and our choice of seating was a table for two in the first room that was walkway for waiters/patrons to get through. So we were offered a table in the back which was like sitting in a box. It had no ombiance. The service was good. My meal was was quit good but my husband was not happy with his entree. Parking was awful!

Caro Marr

The Best!

Stefano Castri


Max Manshel

$39 Resaurant week is a real treat, service is almost perfect, never overbearing but always checking to see if you need any thing. Food is top flight. BYOB, need an advance reservation small quiet relaxing, intimate dinning.

Ian Weintraub

Amazing food. Amazing service. Can't wait to go back.

Brian Milhorn

Just a fantastic meal. Glad to have this as an option in the area.

Tony DiBella

excellent foos and service.

Steven Polakoff

For this price the food should be 5 stars....the service was inattentive

Bruce Nigro

Top notch restaurant, one of the best in NJ but very pricey especially for a byob.

Natalie Behman

Outstanding service, quality of food and ambiance.

Gary Berson


Petra Anapagopolous

We had a lovely lunch at Lorena's for my birthday. You can't beat the food or ambiance. It is a very small, intimate restaurant and you feel like you are eating in a French family's home. I highly recommend this lovely gem for special occasions!

Malick Kelly

Everything about the meal was amazing, and what an incredibly attentive staff! I can't wait to see what delights their menu offers in the fall.

Maria Olivieri

It's been years since I've been here but I will say fine dining at its best from being escorted to our table to the service and most importantly the quality of the food was superb will definitely go back again wonderful not loud you can hear yourself Talking pretty aesthetically no one rushes you out the door you certainly feel appreciated and respected

Csaba Harmath

A really nice place for dates and special occasions. The menu is really nice and you get small surprises from the chef. Their chef is uniquely preparing all dishes and all of them awesome.

Dolores DiLeo

Wonderful food, excellent service. A true gem!

Eddie Moy

My favorite French restaurant in NJ. My favorite appetizer is the salmon tartar with wasabi roe served with crispy wonton triangle. We've even one time tried just their appetizers. The service is great and they split up all the appetizers so my wife and I can each have our own plate. I like being surprised by them offering free samples. What ever drink they offer is delicious.

Chung Wang

Good atmosphere for pairs or small groups. Very subdued atmosphere. The food is seasonal and very good.

Rose Perez

Love this place

Adrian rodriguez

Nice restaurant!

Julie Milic-Kessous

My foie gras was superbe and the duck breast also perfectly cooked to the point the best I’ve tasted in years! Thanks so much!! We’ll be back!!

Rob Jacobs

Consistently impressive food and service. A real gem.

Tim Lammon

Outstanding experience. Food was perfect and service was close to white glove. Not quite but still excellent. Way better then 99.9% of any thing in NJ...BYOB.

Miles Mu

Prices are low, service is high

Gene Sackman

Excellent food and service

Dmitri Christopher

David Beverly

Always uniquely different, cuisine, service, atmosphere in a quaint environment. Such a delight.

Denis Turko

Great best food in New Jersey

Paul Johnson

Benito Arredondo

(Translated by Google) Elegant Sophisticated Delicious (Original) Elegante Sofisticado Delicioso

Ray Sullivan

I dined at Lorena's with friends last week and was very impressed. The food was vibrant and colorful, the service was impeccable. The one downfall was the terrible body odor emitting from the young lady that brings the actual food to the table. I know it's hot in there but please get some more deodorant or something. The soupy odor changes the flavor of the dish. It even affected the little pea soup cup we got to start off. That's why it's not a five star review, that should be addressed by management.

Carlos Cruz

A must go place, make sure to call on for a reservation, great experiences!!!!!!!

Jett Cooley

Tried this spot already with a friend and I am hooked ever since. I love the fantastic character and delightful dishes and beverages. Highly recommended.

Conrad Mclean

Excellent food and service. BYOB but there is a well stocked liquor store just across the street. We both two bottles of wine, and red and a white. Servers used the appropriate glasses, served at the appropriate temperature and did not charge a corking fee! Will definitely visit again.

Asa Fiala

The food is sublime. I am still thinking of many parts of the meal the next day.

Jay Tall

One was the best. Hehe not been back for a while

Gautam Visveswaran

Abdelraouf Djellal

Great restaurant with delicious food! I loved the crab crepe with beurre blanc.

Politimi Kelekis

Amazing food. Every time.

Eros Marshall

Blu line

Excellent food, great atmosphere. You must try the lump crab meat crepe and the mushroom soup. Great start for a great meal.

Juraj Svitel

Dining at Lorena's was truly exquisite culinary experience. Inspired by french cuisine and complemented by chef's creativity, well done Chef Campos ! The restaurant is a beautiful intimate place, staff very friendly and attentive. Overall exceptional experience.

Iván García

Delicioso y exquisito recomiendo el pato

Libby Christensen

Excellent Food and Excellent customer service ,Loved It..

Evan Anderson

Perfectly executed, classic French cuisine. I will absolutely return. The service is top-notch as well. Definitely lives up to the reputation.

Victor Salama

The food is always fantastic and the service outstanding. We've enjoyed every meal we've had at Lorena's

John Estrella Jr.

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. It's BYOB so being a nicer bottle of wine. There is a liquor store across the street on case you need to grab something.

Mark Correia

As a vegan, it is hard to eat out unless it is a vegan restaurant. Lorena's prepared four courses of fabulous vegan fare that was an exciting sensory adventure. Bravo

Tina Summers

michelle gourley

Nice place to have a romantic dinner. The wait staff was attentive and the food was nice. They just changed their menu, so that took me by surprise. But it was still good. Just not as special as I remembered the first time we were there.

Bob Treue

This restaurant has old fashioned great service with amazing food. They began with an amuse bouche of a lobster bisque, which was delicious and a great way to start, then we continued with a crabmeat crepe with wild mushrooms which was excellent. Additionally, they had great olive bread with olive oil that was fantastic. Then we had a mahi-mahi main course which was very good and some lamb, which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. For desert, they had a complementary small treat of exotic fruit juice, which was also perfect. This was followed with caramel and peanut butter bread pudding, which was just right to end a delicious meal. As you can surmise from above, I really loved this meal. However, it is not the sort of place to bring your kids. It is more the kind of place to bring your parents or grandparents. Also, BYOB.

Joanna Przybysz

Adam Cunniff

Great place for a quiet upscale meal. Seating area is very small and tables are spaced nicely, perfect for an intimate dinner. Entrees are on the expensive side but the quality and service justify it. Plus, it's BYOB, so don't have to worry about gross markups on wine. Crab crepe was nice but the short rib was really good and perfectly cooked. I would definitely advise reservations and jackets are recommended.

Nadja Bauer

(Translated by Google) The desserts are huge and I love the presentations. Can recommend it to anyone. (Original) Die Desserts sind riesig und ich liebe die Präsentationen. Kann es jedem empfehlen.

Richard Karak

Ambiance was wonderful , Food was Amazing

Eric Spurrier

Lorena's is consistently extremely good and extremely classy, including the service. Which is why they garner "Top 5 Restaurants in NJ" awards every year. The food is high end French, and you'll find venison, or skate fish, or rack of lamb, or scallops; always something to please your tastes. And the appetizers are also very interesting. While this is French/Continental, you never go away hungry, portions are quite adequate. It is a small, very cozy setting, so make reservations well in advance of when you want to visit. It is BYOB, or what I like to call BYBB (Bring Your Best Bottle).

Laina Stapleton

Crab. Crepe. Omg.

Scotts Deli


jane quinn

Giovanna Fernandes

Laura Gruen

Food is great... excellent value for lunch

Lee Milstein

A favorite for special occasions

Jan Kamil

This is a pretty impressive place with wonderful professional staff and REALLY good food in a comfortable setting.

Business Hours of Restaurant Lorena's in New Jersey

11:30AM–2PM 5–8PM
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