Awesome place that we stop at four or five times a year. My first trip this year was 5/20/18 the weekend before Memorial Day. It was a quite night without all of the normal beach hustle and bustle. Had an opportunity to meet the chef and had an incredible dinner. Reservations are a must as this is a well known restaurant in Avalon. Enjoy!
Cafe Loren never ceases to amaze. Old favorites like scallops and halibut are better than ever, and the new owners have brought with them delicious new additions like the octopus appetizer and swordfish entree. Beautiful presentation and ambience. We will definitely be back.
Awesome food. Presentation even better. Highly recommended.
Warm welcome when we came in. We had an enthusiastic and friendly
waitress who recommended exquisite dishes such as the halibut (what a presentation!)and the duck.
The cuisine is very creative and uses top quality ingredients.
A perfect dinner.
Wonderful dinner . So nice to see such consistency after all these years in business .
wonderful, as usual. The plant to Moms was a nice treat
Hit or miss. Cafe Loren used to be a guaranteed home run for excellent cuisine and service. Lately it's been hit or miss and unfortunately I think we hit a miss the other night.
I had the grilled oyster special (local oysters)with oregano garlic butter, extra sharp provolone and a grilled lemon. It was a spectacular start to the meal. Then I had the new grilled lamb dish perfectly seared and so flavorful served on couscous and topped with a minty cucumber tomato salad. We finished up with a warmed apple tart and vanilla ice cream- perfect Mother’s Day.
This restaurant never disappoints. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Treat yourself!
The food and service are outstanding
I heard many good things about Café Loren and to say I was not disappointed is an understatement. The food, the staff, the ambience were all outstanding. It is a place we will return to!!
As always, presentation was beautiful, service was friendly and attentive, noise level on the higher side as restaurant filled up. This time, however, disappointed in the Veal Loren--sauce was somewhat tasteless and shrimp were somewhat on the soft side.
Cafe Loren is always a great choice for dining. The food and service were excellent once again.
Always have had a wonderful experience at Cafe Loren
Always a great time Cafe Loren!
We come here every year and it's always an amazing experience. The food and service is outstanding! Highly recommend the bisque and veal Loren. Can't wait to come back next year!
The food here is always great. Menu and preparation are interesting. And the service is great. The restaurant would love a renovation to make it more open, and more space, as it's always difficult to get a reservation.
Celebrated our anniversary and the dessert was delivered with candles to celebrate - super food
I took a large part to Café Loren based on a family recommendation. While the menu reads very well but I'm sorry to say that no one in our party enjoyed there meals. While the menu items appear to have a French basis the execution did not. This contradiction didn't seem to work well.
Our entrees which were both the veal were delicious. Very complex and well constructed dish! One of my husband's favorite restaurants and we were not disappointed
Staff and food were fantastic! Every course was better than the last. Love BYO!!
Great server. The Veal Loren was delicious combination and great presentation. Scallops for the first crse. were excellent !
The food was excellent as was the service. We had a wonderful night. Can't wait to go back.
Not your typical beach restaurant, Cafe Loren boasts a beautiful atmosphere, lovely surroundings, white tableclothes, nicely-attired servers and delicious food! A little pricey, but definitely worth it for the wonderful food and relaxed and lovely atmosphere. A great restaurant for a special occasion.
Our go to place for fine dining in Avalon. Butternut squash soup yummy. I had duck breast, cooked to perfection. My wife had swordfish, also wonderful. Finished sharing key lime pie. Service and staff friendly and accomodating
The Cajun Shrimp and grits are heavenly! I've eaten here for many years, and I've never had anything that wasn't delicious.
Cafe Loren continues to deliver amazing food and service in a beautiful, quiet environment. The menu combines classic cuts with creative delivery and beautiful presentation, like short ribs with roasted peaches and blueberry sauce, or swordfish with Mexican street corn. We also recommend the octopus appetizer, the scallops and the panacotta dessert. The service is excellent and we always have a great experience dining here!
As nice as cafe Loren is on the inside, our appetizers were incredible and our dinner was very disappointing for a chef supposedly trained with Gordon Ramsey. I had the buttoni noodles crab and gravy special and we both felt it lacked taste. It was very bland and really needed some additional herbs and spices to pick up the taste. Very pricey which is fine with great food but that was not the case. We had been to basillicos in sea isle the night before and it has always been outstanding and offers a lot of specials. We have never been disappointed. Had our dinner matched the taste of our appetizers my review would have been outstanding. Unfortunately that was not the case and for the prices I can't say I will recommend cafe Loren since their are numerous other dining establishments we have visited with better and more consistency in quality food all of the time.
Another perfect night at The Cafe Loren and with Sally.
Cafe Loren. - nice place. Delicious food. Server Mike was fantastic !
We go every summer to cafe Loren
It was an anniversary date for when we first met in avalon as well as a gift from our engagement party
This was our best meal at the Jersey Shore this summer. Fine dining at its best. Thank you to Michael who took great care of us. Can't wait to go back.
We both enjoyed our meals, very good and a nice presentation! Our server Sean was excellent. He knew the menu very well and he was very sociable. He was a great representative of your restaurant!
This is a favorite restaurant of ours in Avalon. Year after year we are never disappointed. The food is unique and delicious. On our last visit our waitress was spectacular- so friendly and warm. Made for a very special night. Being a BYOB makes it so affordable. This place is a gem!
food was terrible, even the specials that were recommended by there waitress were horrific
This meal was one of the best I can remember. We thoroughly enjoyed the octopus and shrimp & grits as starters. The most tender octopus we have ever had. The shrimp and grits was awesome. Our entrees included the veal medallions and the New York Strip, which was an addition to the menu. Everything was perfectly cooked and presented. Highly recommended!
This was a new restaurant for us, and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was excellent, especially if you are celebrating a special occasion. An added bonus was the fact that it's a BYOB establishment.
If you're in Avalon or one of the surrounding communities in South Jersey don't miss Cafe Loren. We've been going there for over 20 years and they never disappoint. GO!!!
Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Going back for our anniversary April
Always a pleasure at Cafe Loren-even though I was caught by surprise that the ownership had changed. The menu is pretty much the same-and still delicious. Many of the same staff members are there which is terrific-and a compliment. The atmosphere has not changed. All that being said,I'll be back next year!