MAPLEWOOD, NJ - New Jersey Monthly's list of The 25 Best Restaurants of 2017 includes two in Maplewood: Verjus and Lorena's, both which feature French cuisine.

This annual list highlights the "best of the best" restaurants in New Jersey. In the listing for Verjus (1790 Springfield Ave.), the review describes Verjus as a restaurant that "never changes but stays young by always coming up with fun twists."

Lorena's (168 Maplewood Ave.) is described by New Jersey Monthly as having "the trifecta of highly gratifying French and New American food, gracious service, and a comfortable, elegant and intimate space." New Jersey Monthly also mentions that Lorena's is seeking a larger space and a liquor license.
 
 
Other nearby restaurants making New Jersey Monthly's list of The 25 Best Restaurants include Common Lot in Millburn and Laurel & Sage in Montclair, both which also made the list last year.