Lovin' Oven

4.5
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Healthy
The Lovin Oven is a Farm to Table style restaurant nestled in the curves of the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ. The Oven serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in an old converted manufacturing warehouse.

Our menu features delicious offering for everyone, including extensive vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

The kitchen prepares meals that we would share at our own tables, food that nourishes your soul and brings people together. We believe Food Is Love.
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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and it is such a nice atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. It was quiet and a great atmosphere for catching up with family and friends.

JM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a very good test with good seevice. This was first time going and i thoroughly enjoyed myself. Next time I'm going for brunch.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the staff are wonderful and the food is excellent. You wait for your meal because it takes time to prepare for each meal ordered. We’ve tried many things on the menu for brunch and dinner and never we’re disappointed. It’s worth the hour it takes to get here! A great drive followed by a rewarding meal.

AP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a consistent well displayed and tasty meal!!

L
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space in Frenchtown. High quality good, well presented and delicious. Both indoor and outdoor options. Leave room for exquisite dessert.

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. It has a living green plant wall. It has an up beat, funky vibe. The salads are great! Our waitress, Rihanna was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is farm to table and has a nice presentation. Try the sweet potato biscuits! They awesome!

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing mushroom tart and salad with blueberries and peaches in a lemony vinaigrette. The chicken and mashed potatoes were tasty!The gnocchi in a lemon cream sauce with peas and asparagus was so light, heavenly, it was wonderful! We finished with coffee and an amazing raspberry Linzer Tart !

SL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We love the food but on Saturday Night the staff was not the usual staff and the service was extremely slow. Not sure what was happening int he kitchen but It took 45 minutes o get our salads and in total, we were done in two hours.

R
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

we were not in a hurry, but two hrs for a burger and salad seems a bit silly. We have to believe it was an off night for the kitchen, based on what saw in back there, and will be back in the future based on past experiences.

BP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met up with a friend and spent almost 3 hours eating and catching up. The staff was wonderful and patient. The food was amazing. We both took some desserts to go; they are made there, and we were not disappointed. I would go back again and again. Thank you!

NK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday w the kids, it was smashing!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was expecting great things from what I had heard, but was very disappointed. They were out of a number of menu items, the service was super slow and food not so great. I had high expectations for the green tacos, but they were not so great and overpriced. 3 tacos each with just a few chickpeas with no sides and cost $17 for tacos.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated a last minute party of 11 for a special anniversary. The staff are great; fun and attentive to our needs. Every time we go we have the same experience. It’s why we keep driving over an hour to get there!

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious and they were very tolerant of our table of energetic children. Service was friendly and accommodating. 10/10 will go again!

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great drlicious and local healthy food and AWESOME coffee!

NL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely mother’s day brunch
Relaxed friendly atmosphere and great food

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh farm to table home cooked food. Gluten free and vegetarian great cuisine!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful Easter Sunday with family. The food looked and tasted fresh. The service was attentive without being fussy. The indoor-outdoor space is delightful. The Lovin’ Oven at its best.

JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Restaurant. Love the food. The staff are so friendly and responsive to every request.

CB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Everyone is super nice and with the doors open it’s a great way to spend a brunch. Highly recommended!

B
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to the Lovin' Oven Sunday Brunch for years and this was our first dinner there. We were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and the staff was their usual friendly and helpful. We had a great night out and practically closed the place. I would highly recommend the Loving's Oven to anyone.

LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant many times and each and every time we go,
the food has been beyond our expectations. It's creative, fresh, and just
delicious. I only wish it was closer!! The service is always super friendly, and
efficient. A fabulous dining experience!
Can't wait to return.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Lovin' Oven is very consistent and we had another great meal! Each dish was delicious, and beautifully presented. The Seafood Cioppino was especially notable for its delicate blend of flavors. Love the relaxed atmosphere and feeling of "coming home." Thanks!

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere
Delightful menu
Friendly wait staff
Delicious house made desserts

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My husband and I ate at lovin oven previously, and enjoyed the experience, so we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a dinner there. We were sorely disappointed.
To start with, every BYOB place we ever went to offered wine glasses. Not so lovin oven. We had to enjoy our prosecco in water glasses. Not cool.
For appetizer I ordered the salad special - watermelon radish salad. Imagine my surprise when I was served with a plate consisting 6 large slices of pinkish radish, 3 slices of cucumber and a handful of arugula. I was told that the radish is called watermelon radish, hence the name of the salad. Actually a nice small starter, but not worth $10. Even more annoying was the fact that I was not the first person to be served this culinary flop and demand explanation. You would think the waiter would explain the makeup of this salad to avoid misunderstanding, but with the overall haphazard and indifferent service, this is not surprising.
Then came the entrees, pork loin and salmon, both overdone, dried out and lukewarm. By that time it was too late to send them back.
The delicious focaccia that was served in the bread basket and the very good fruit cobbler were a small compensation for the overall disappointing experience, both with the quality of the food and the indifferent service.

RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service was friendly and excellent. Menu is creative, ambiance is very warm and comfortable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin and I were visiting & staying in Frenchtown for the first time. This place came highly recommend by locals in the neighboring shops.

We love the feel of a mom and pop homely place and this was exactly it. Out waiter ( I believe his name was Ken ) was so kind and attentive. He was there when we needed him and gave us space when needed as well.

The food was so delicious. I had the rustic salmon and my cousin had the New York Stipe Steak. The taste was amazing. Perfect cook on both.

We definitely want to come back and try other things on the menu.

PM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are not regulars but we are treated as if we are - everything was positive from the initial greeting to finish.

CW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artsy eclectic atmosphere indoors, with great outdoor seating in nice weather. Nice enough for a special night out, yet casual enough to stop in while adventuring in the countryside. The food is incredible and the menu is diverse, kudos to the chef for creating such delicious meals with great presentation! Service was friendly and on point, but never intrusive. I can see why those who recommended it, say its their favorite place to eat....certainly has made the top of my list!

EF
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Menu friendly to vegetarians and those looking for gluten-free. I had the eggplant meatballs and they were wonderful.

HK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners at Lovin' Oven. Our entrees were delicious pork tenderloin and chicken and broccoli. Our salads were so good and fresh. The service was excellent and we loved the choice of music playing. Because we are trying to cut down on sweets, we didn't have desserts, but we will go back to try the most tempting choices offered.

KF
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for dinner. It was good, just not great or anything special. My daughter & I had fish tacos, my husband, the pork. Everything was a flat good. I wouldn’t drive the 40 mins again, as I have “good” close to home.

TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place with both vegan and traditional offerings. Great dessert! Would have liked the $25 steak filet to be a teeny bit larger..oh and it's BYOB which I didn't know.

LL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ken, our server was excellent .. My brother and his wife reserved another table for Valentines day .. the chocolate carmel tart is INSANE.. so good

K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu with choices for any diet. Food was well prepared, tasty and plentiful. Service was very good.

BG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great choices for new year's prix fix menu, also a nice place to come for a healthy weekend lunch.

DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continually great food. Seasonal recipes always tasty.

JX
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed my burger but thought it was pricey since I was not particularly interested in the mash potato side. French fries did not appear to be an option.

I’d go back and recommend to a friend!

Also, not sure why I didn’t get my points for my OpenTable App and there is no way to contact OpenTable except possibly through this review.

LM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, great food ! A hidden gem.

R
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's always good, you can't go wrong here.

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