About Cafe Loren
The Café Loren was opened in 1978 and offers fine dining in an atmosphere of casual seashore elegance. For nearly 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.
Chef/owner Stephen Serano has spent time with some of the best in any kitchen including three years in New York City with Chef Gordon Ramsey of “Hell’s Kitchen” fame. He brings all of this to his tables and continues to be progressive with his dishes including house made desserts and creative daily additions. During the winter months he teaches culinary classes at Atlantic County Community College.
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm.
$31 to $50
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Limited parking is available in our lot on the 23rd street side of the building.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking
Cafe Loren Ratings and Reviews
Each year we come back to Cafe Loren whi ...
Each year we come back to Cafe Loren while we are in Avalon and the fine dining experience does not disappoint. I'm happy to say the food was especially delicious this year. We were grateful that the chef is able to make so many of the entrees and appetizers gluten free and still exceed our demanding standards. A word about the friendliness of this place. You are greeted like long lost family when you come back to Cafe Loren. We always enjoy our experience here and hope to come back for many years to come.
We visit Cafe Loren every summer and loo ...
We visit Cafe Loren every summer and look forward to the experience. The food is unusual and delicious. The owner/hostess, Patty, goes out of her way to make sure everything is perfect and the waitstaff is superb! Can't wait til next year!
We liked the warm, decorative atmosphere ...
We liked the warm, decorative atmosphere, and excellent service. The menu had a great selection of dishes. The chef was accommodating, when we requested the toppings and side dishes of the Halibut to be used on the grouper, or turning down the air conditioning, there was no problem. Of course we enjoyed the delicious meals.
Food is always excellent, wait staff ver ...
Food is always excellent, wait staff very attentive. Very accomadating to my severe dietary restrictions due to health problems. ( this is coming from a "foodie" prior to my illness). Great place for a special occasion. Definitely, the best restaurant in Avalon, NJ
Overall, my husband and I thoroughly enj ...
Overall, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. As first plates, we had a delicious, light, tuna tartar and corn/cauliflower/shrimp chowder. Our entrées were the scallop and halibut selections, and they were well-prepared and generous in portion size. We shared the chocolate mousse bar for dessert, which was flavorful and light. Prices were very high for what I usually spend on a special occasion, but they were on par with other Jersey Shore establishments. Excellent, friendly server. I highly recommend Café Loren for a date night out!
My husband and I had a delicious meal an ...
My husband and I had a delicious meal and fantastic service in a great atmosphere once again. This is our favorite spot in Avalon and we look forward to the summer months when we can enjoy this first rate restaurant. Our favorite dishes are the steamed clams appetizer in a flavorful onion broth and the fresh fish entrees which are always cooked to perfection and are healthy portions.
Excellent BYOB spot in Avalon, went twic ...
Excellent BYOB spot in Avalon, went twice during our 2-week stay. I had the macadamia-encrusted grouper both times! Our son from San Francisco had the halibut, husband had the duck once and the blueberry BBQ spare rib addition once. All excellent, as well as the lobster starter, and the tuna tartare. Beautiful presentations, great flavors. A little on the pricier side (but it's the shore), but we will pay this for great food.
It is a " date nite" for me & my husband ...
It is a " date nite" for me & my husband.. Our special place although we have dined with other couples & had a wonderful time! I always get the scallops but my husband experiments more & it was delicious-- we love Sally & hope for table A or anything along the wall for 2 - if just us.. Oh & I always have a small scoop of vanilla yougart with chocolate jimmies for dessert from AV Freeze- no line & in a mug - nothing better!!
The apps and main courses were very good ...
The apps and main courses were very good and somewhat different than the usual, which was refreshing. We dine out often (North Jersey) and so many times it's ho hum, this was quite good & different. We did not have desert so, no comment.
We love Cafe Loren. The food is fabulou ...
We love Cafe Loren. The food is fabulous and the service excellent. The butter poached lobster starter is delicious; the lobster is tender, flavorful and perfectly complimented by the tarragon corn. Be sure to add a bit of the lemon preserves to each bite; it adds a vibrancy without overt acidity that is often missing in lobster dishes. The veal tenderloin main course is also to die for. The veal was cooked perfectly and melted in the mouth. It's rather delicate flavor was supported and enhanced by its accompaniments rather than overshadowed by them as is so often the case. We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Finally, we love the fact that we can order our meal then zip over to the liquor store on the corner to find the perfect wine for the meal at this BYOB establishment.
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