Cafe Loren

4.9
1149 reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Café Loren was opened in 1978 and offers fine dining in an atmosphere of casual seashore elegance. For four decades our menu has kept pace with American culinary trends. Over the years our heavy French influence has given way to American cuisine, a happy hybrid of styles, methods and ingredients from around the globe. Our menu can best be described as "American Coastal Cuisine". American because of our diverse preparations and Coastal because of our emphasis on seafood. But meat lovers have not been forgotten. We offer superbly prepared lamb, veal, beef and pork.
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4.6
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vipanon
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Loren never disappoints!

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vipMicheleB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Loren has become our favorite place to go for spectacular food, ambiance and feel at home welcome. Can't wait for it to re- open next season!

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Summer
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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DaveP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic choice for a great meal with great service while checking out excellent local art work. Love this place!

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vipLOVETODINEOUT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and fantastic dining- cheers to Chef Ryan

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter,nick was excellent and made the experience delightful

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The octopus salad was the best ever in my life!! The flavor was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. Not fancy decor but food and service too notch!! Great BYOB! The chef is amazing, good job!

Thank you for a great dining experience!

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vipCindyG
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing meal at Cafe Loren. The food was fantastic. Our server, Nick was terrific. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I feel the Caesar salad is the best I've ever had!! Highly recommend dining here.

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vippugmomma2
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The staff was excellent and the food was equally as enjoyable.I would say this was the best meal I have eaten since the Covid restrictions have eased a bit . A really wonderful experience.

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Luvtheplace
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious - excellent. The service couldn't have been better. The servers were super-friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They went "above and beyond". In sum: On a scale of 1 to 10, Cafe Loren gets a 20.

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vipMarcS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. The dining room was quiet and felt private. We’ll be back, often. Only wish they were open all year!

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KimE
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Although there was a large party who were very loud, our service from Michael was excellent! Food was good but disappointed that you were out of the Veal Loren-my absolute favorite! We look forward to Cafe Loren every year for our Anniversary. Thank you!

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BDOUGH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious meal we’ve had in a long time! From the crusty rolls to the delectable salad and filet to the amazing desserts! Absolutely top notch food and very attentive and friendly service too! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipBillO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was wonderful as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was spot on. The outdoor dining area could stand more ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! The service is great. The food is scrumptious and it’s cozy and fun to be there.

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vipAtraveler
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous food and service at Cafe Loren. We had a special of swordfish and mussels and the Veal Loren. Both dishes were perfect. Service is always top notch.

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MarkP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful dinner for six, outdoor seating. Our favorite waiter, Nick, again. This was our fourth or fifth visit to Cafe Loren and it has been consistently excellent! Soups are great, house salad a favorite, caesar salad always good too. For entrees, our group had halibut (superb! highly recommended!), salmon (also excellent), veal Loren, short rib (best short rib I've ever tasted), and filet mignon -- which my friend said was one of the best he's had. Sadly, we were too full for desert, which looked terrific. Can't say enough about this place! They're closing soon for the winter but we can't wait to come back again in the spring.

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Emkay
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had not been to Cafe Loren in about 3-4 years as the menu never changed though the food was very good. This time the dining room felt as though it had been refreshed by a softer lighter blue paint on the walls and moving some tables outside for dining possibly due to Covid was a good idea too.
Everything you expect from an excellent kitchen was still in place: soups served hot, rolls were warm, salads came out on chilled plates and the menu had new items on it as well as some old favorites. The wait staff was understaffed but they hustled all the time we were there and we enjoyed one of the best meals we had at the shore this summer there. Keep doing what you're doing!

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Karen1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent! Food was superb and service was friendly, professional and welcoming! A really wonderful dining experience all around. Everything prepared and presented amazingly

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vipStevenR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food & service. Very loud, hard to talk & hear.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

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DrewBiomed
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and quite nice limited dinner selection. Generous portions and very fresh food. Shared the artichoke and cous cous salad. We had the halibut and the scallops. Desert was key lime pie. All cooked to perfection. It is a bit pricy, but as a BYOB, you don’t spend on liquor.

Outside dining was our preference and it was quite enjoyable. Interesting to note that inside the restaurant it was packed and no one wore a mask.

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Winekindasseur
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hard to get a table but when we finally did, we were very satisfied. We ordered one of their signature dishes, Veal Loren. Expertly cooked and plated. Portions aren't huge but Cafe Loren is truly fine dining at its best. Excellent service by Amy.

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vipShannonS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Love this restaurant but the special of gumbo was underwhelming

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Happy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, service, price for outstanding dining experience

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vipangelal
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything at Cafe Loren from start to finish was perfect. Amazing service & food

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CJT22
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I ordered the filet and it was very dry and very expensive. I could barely swallow it was so dry. The food was all around pretty underwhelming. Had high hopes, left pretty disappointed

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently best food around South Jersey
Never disappointed.

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vipExperteater
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unbelievably fabulous meal! My husband and I share the scallops appetizer and the shrimp appetizer. Both were cooked and flavored to perfection! We both had the halibut entree which was out of this world. We order halibut every time we find it at a restaurant. This was hands down the best preparation we have ever had!! Thank you to the wonderful staff and chef for a wonderful evening of culinary perfection! We do not live nearby but we will definitely come back as soon as we can😊

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience for a special occasion. We look forward to returning soon.

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MargaretH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Excellent service and food

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vipCJSONA
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining in Avalon and a very enjoyable evening. Amy our server was amazing and the food was delicious and presentation was impeccable. Very nice atmosphere, cozy and romantic or good for any occasion. Looking forward to dining in again.

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BobH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A most enjoyable and delicious experience!

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vipBrigidR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surpassed our expectations! Will defining be back again. Highly recommend the octopus and mussels appetizer as well as the veal Loren and halibut! So yummy!!!

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vipLisaY
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t ask for better service. My husband is disabled and the ramp to get into the restaurant was put up as soon as we arrived. Special people, special food and special service. One note to the chef… I wish you were open all year!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Annual trip to Cafe Lauren didn’t disappoint. Everything was excellent. Food and service were excellent! We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience from the food to the service to the atmosphere. The best restaurant at the Jersey shore!

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vipJoeB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service at the Jersey shore.

FAQs

Cafe Loren is rated 4.9 stars by 1149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.