Pan Seared Halibut
Pancetta and pancetta risotto, grape tomato chutney, infer carrot emulsion
veal medallions, shrimp, crab, herb roasted yukon, garlic cream, port reduction
Pan Seared Scallops
smoked bacon, fingerling and green apple hash, cauliflower puree, port reduction
Cafe Loren never disappoints!
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!
Excellent food and service
Fantastic choice for a great meal with great service while checking out excellent local art work. Love this place!
Wonderful staff and fantastic dining- cheers to Chef Ryan
Our waiter,nick was excellent and made the experience delightful
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
Our experience was wonderful as usual.
Food was excellent. Service was spot on. The outdoor dining area could stand more ambiance.
Love this restaurant! The service is great. The food is scrumptious and it’s cozy and fun to be there.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent! Food was superb and service was friendly, professional and welcoming! A really wonderful dining experience all around. Everything prepared and presented amazingly
Great food & service. Very loud, hard to talk & hear.
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.
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.
Love this restaurant but the special of gumbo was underwhelming
Best food, service, price for outstanding dining experience
Everything at Cafe Loren from start to finish was perfect. Amazing service & food
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
Consistently best food around South Jersey
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😊
A wonderful dining experience for a special occasion. We look forward to returning soon.
Always Excellent service and food
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.
A most enjoyable and delicious experience!
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!!!
Great food and service!
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!
Annual trip to Cafe Lauren didn’t disappoint. Everything was excellent. Food and service were excellent! We’ll be back.
Always an amazing experience from the food to the service to the atmosphere. The best restaurant at the Jersey shore!
Best food and service at the Jersey shore.
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.