Carriage House Restaurant

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689 reviews
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The Carriage House Restaurant in the F.M. Kirby Carriage House offers only prix-fixe, pre-theatre fine dining two and a half hours prior to Paper Mill main stage performances. Located directly across from the theatre entrance, award-winning chef Holly Guber is proud to be at the helm of this beautifully renovated gem.

An eclectic a la carte menu of small plates and desserts is available only in the bar area; seating on a first come-first served basis. A full bar offers premium spirits and a stunning selection of interesting wines by the glass, as well as by the bottle.
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ME
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant by accident when I call the Papermill Playhouse and they said they're actually is a restaurant in the same square as a paper mill Playhouse and they said that there will be a fixed menu would you actually save you some money instead of buying everything individually and the ingredients and the food was delicious and have to worry about eating bad food if we was super healthy. And me and my bf had a blast and they listen to us and had sparklers for are 6 month anniversary which was special. I would differently go again. The waiter was awsome and decoration were amazing.

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CI
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience .The location is great for the theater

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good pre-fix lunch before “Holiday Inn”.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had tickets for Holiday Inn right next door at The Paper Mill Playhouse so this was the perfect choice. The restaurant was beautiful and festive. The service was great and our lunch was delicious. I highly recommend it.

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EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very convenient for lunch/dinner pre show at the PaperMill Playhouse. Great service and interesting menu options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fresh and served nice and hot! Service was outstanding. Not rushed at all. Will definitely be back!!

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & food!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carriage House was beautifully decorated for the holidays and we enjoyed a delicious lunch before the show. They also prepared a wonderful vegan entree for me!

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SD
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hits all the check marks when going to the Paper Mill Theater; you get to park early close to the theater, you are withing 50 steps of the theater front door, the menu is varied, the food is well-prepared and presented and it tastes great.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are excellent. For a pre-theater place to dine you cannot beat it. You are not rushed and the ambiance is very nice. I will keep coming back!!

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CG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful three-course price-fixed menu in a elegant yet casual setting. Food was wonderful and it's just steps away from the papermill playhouse theater.

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C
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and the choices from the special menu are perfect! The service is so courteous never rushed! Love this restaurant!

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l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Convenient location
I feel the food has improved substantially since we started going there

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. It has a varied menu each night that it is open, always when the theatre has a production. We have been coming here for years whenever we have tickets for the Paly mill Theatre. It is located across a courtyard from the theatre.

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RN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

From the moment we were seated we were rushed to place a drink order. Then our food order. The waitress wanted all 3 courses ordered at once. It was a pre fixed menu.

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Carriage House before we had tickets for the night's performance at the Paper Mill. The menu, which changes to a theme suitable for each play during the season, was very festive and there were so many great choices my party plans to return for a second meal, even on a night we do not have tickets. The serving staff are so friendly and attentive. They always make me feel like a welcome friend and not just a customer. The chef does some amazing things with her food choices and I have tried items that I never thought I would and found them extremely tasty and enjoyable. The seating is comfortable and the ambience is casual but can be romantic and cozy as well. The 3-course menu is Prix Fixe but reasonable, you do not go away hungry or disappointed. The bar serves great drinks and offers specials every time. Parking is close and there are no steps for those with limited mobility. I have, and will continue to, recommend this gem of a restaurant to my family and friends. I hope more and more people discover it, either for pre-theatre dining or a special meal out! GIVE IT A TRY, you will be back!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my new date to the carriage House for lunch before our musical at the Papermill Playhouse. He really loved it as much as I always have. The food selections were delicious. We requested a table by the fireplace which we did get and loved. Out waiter was so nice and it was just an enjoyable time that we will never forget.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I did not feel that the food was worth the price. Options were limited. I assume price was raised because of the season. I have been to your restaurant many times in the past with my daughters (not on holidays) and found everything good and enjoyable. I would never make reservations at Christmas time of the year again. Price for glass of champagne was ridiculous.

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TH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is the best!

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CF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy ambiance food and service were excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, my son and I enjoyed our experience as always at the Carriage House and we are looking forward to going again in February. So glad they have a vegetarian selection on the menu.

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AF
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theater dining here is always a great experience. The atmosphere is very nice. We were seated in the front room with a fireplace. The service was friendly and attentive. You order all three courses at the beginning of the meal. The wine list is good but not extensive. The food was very good, nicely presented and well prepared. A word of warning book early as the reservation list fills up quickly.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here numerous times before theater always an outstanding experience food ,wait staff top notch will go back again

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit pricey. A bit disappointed with dessert ice cream ball. Not very creative.
Tables a close together and difficult to move in and out.
Dinner was just ok.

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r
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and I am impressed that the manager who seats us knows who we are and our special requests. We will always come before the paper mill show

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M
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us for pre-theatre fixed price dinner. Everything was sooo delicious. I never eat dessert, but found myself gobbling up the entire bread pudding . Highly recommend this restaurant. Small and cozy with very professional service.

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DD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre show dinner with a friend. Great service. Delicious food.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not as good as last time... decrease in portion size an increase in price...overall a bit disappointing...service not as good as usual

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service- we will definitely return.

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JY
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good for pre-theater lunch. Service is friendly and staff is efficient. Very convenient. Always interesting choices for lunch.

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HJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is intended for the Papermill Playhouse crowd. They get you out in time for the theater. Food is always fresh and inventive. Service is friendly. This is a limited menu with only a three course option. Choice of starter, entrée and desert.

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JN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend for pre-theater dinner! The food is always delicious here, although not much of a choice due to the nature of what they are serving for... to get patrons in and out for the show! As long as you know this, it works. We have never been disappointed in the taste of the cuisine here.

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CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited The Carriage House several times before a show at the Papermill Playhouse.
The service was exceptional, and the atmosphere cozy and warm.
The prix fix menu was diverse and everything we had, delicious.

We’ll be back!!

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was quite good for pre theater lunch. Nice choice of dishes offered. Excellent service
Super convenient!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with food choices. Food was delicious and just enough. Great for pre-theater. Definitely will return.

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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As season ticket holders, we eat at the Carriage House before each performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. It is a great "date night" for my husband and me, as older customers. Thanks.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seeing Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only open prior to a performance at The Papermill Theatre and only has a pre-fixe menu. It's somewhat expensive, but the service, atmosphere and food make for a memorable experience.

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TM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great service a little slow. You price for food and drinks ,and ticket is right up,there with broadway prices!

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GG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The table service and menu options are getting worse and worse with each successive visit. Their greens salad and the dessert menu are always very good, but the remainder of the menu options are just lame. A spicy Cajun soup with andouille sausage, they say? I don't think so. A salmon dish that turned out to be glorified tuna fish salad? Never again! (The waiter even forgot to serve the toasted French bread that came with it until I was nearly done spooning this cold, mayonnaise-based dish down my throat.) Now it is unfair to blame the restaurant for the snafu with my Paper Mill Playhouse gift card, but this is the second visit in a row where there has been embarrassing issues with this card which was issued by the box office in lieu of paid-for theater seats. All in all, this fail it was a group effort.

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