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Restaurant Lorena's

168 Maplewood Ave. (Baker St.) Send to Phone
Little French restaurant charms with its Gallic manners.

Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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Restaurant Lorena's, Maplewood, NJ

Restaurant Lorena's Restaurant Review

: Rooted in French technique and inspired by the seasons, Restaurant Lorena’s menu is fresh, modern and a reflection of chef Humberto Campos Jr.’s taste and stylish presentations. Every detail of this tiny (32 seat) place is thoughtfully curated, leaving diners to enjoy dishes such as the starter of ricotta cavatelli, lush with tender, braised beef brisket, soybeans, wild mushrooms and fresh herbs. An entrée of lamb sirloin is drizzled with anise seed jus and arrives at the table with an array of accompaniments: cured quinoa, Medjool date purée, crumbled pistachio and saffron-poached endive. Linger over a dessert of richly aromatic coffee panna cotta, enhanced with smooth espresso syrup and caramelized banana. Lorena’s is a BYO, so bring along one of your prized bottles --- the food and the service will do it justice.


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