Carriage House Restaurant

4.6
644 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, American
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Hours of operation
2 hours 30 minutes prior to Paper Mill Playhouse performances
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Phone number
(973) 315-1707
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Holly Guber
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
There are several park & pay lots surrounding the theatre, and they are open for pre-show parking.
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Public transit
We are located 4 blocks from the NJ Transit train stop in Millburn
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out to celebrate two birthdays. What a great evening. Wonderful food. Great service. Special time with friends. Alyssa was very attentive, as was Christopher. Will definitely be back!! Went to the show after our meal. Wish we could plan our schedule to go more often. So worth the trip.

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RN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only negative is the price increase. I think $100 per couple, without drinks, is a bit pricey!!

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the variety of Holly's menu. The thematic matching of food to the show is so cool. The Carriage House is truly a hidden gem!

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect pre-theatre meal. I would go again.

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FU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The chef should allow for substutes on the Prix Fix menu. The restauant was not that busy and my husband did not each 3/4 of his meal because he could not substitute out the vegetables or starch.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Located adjacent to the Paper Mill Playhouse this restaurant is primarily a before-show lunch venue for my wife and I, and we enjoy their show-themed menu and wine selections. This restaurant has come a long way in recent years! Their current chef is talented and the menu is creative. And as isn't always the case with highly-prepared dishes, and the food at Carriage House is excellent.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always take good care of us with great service, good food, and appropriate timing.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was inedible. I couldn't eat it. The combination of the meal was atrocious
I spent ! I spent $50' and went away hungry and angry. I should have sent it back!

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carriage house is only open when there are shows at the Paper Mill Playhouse. I almost always go there before attending a show -- the food and service are excellent. It makes for a very pleasant dinner and theatre outing.

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NL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Had the cod- can’t wait to come back! Love the restaurant design!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pre-theatre meal, pre-fix, was good. The service one minute was attentive and next spotty. Had to hunt down a server for dessert and the check. This not the norm. Normally the experience is excellent.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fixed price menu at lunch before a Saturday matinee at Paper Mill Playhouse. Our reservation was for noon with a 1:30 show. Timing was perfect for a relaxed meal. While the options are limited, they were varied and not just run of the mill American restaurant fare. All courses were delicious, well prepared and the entrees and soup were both served hot. We will definitely be back the next time we have theater tickets.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went before the show at PaperMill. Our server Chris was amazing! Very friendly and attentive. The whole staff was warm and inviting, and made our time there a pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend to others and return!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Due to extremely bad weather and traffic we were 1/2 hour late for our pre-theatre dinner. The staff and chef could not have been nicer in expediting our meal, which was delicious, while still managing gracious service. We made it to the theatre in time. Thank you.

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GS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Carriage House for years prior to our shows at Paper Mill Playhouse. We have never been disappointed. Staff, ambiance, food excellent!!!

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, good food and good service. What else can you ask for!!!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were especially happy with the wait staff. One of our party was late, and they couldn’t have been more gracious & understanding.

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k
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. great service. Always a perfect pre-theater meal.

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TM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy our post show dinner immensely. Loved the new renovations and decor. The service and staff were great. We enjoyed our creative menu and look forward to making reservations
for after the show for Holiday Inn. Thank you for a most enjoyable experience.
M/M Thomas Mazzone

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Love the upstairs renovation.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Suppressing to see empty tables, wish we could get tables more often

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RB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and very convenient if you’re going to the Papermill. The pre-theater menu was priced fixed and limited, which is ok consider that most people (everyone?) was going to the theater. One thing that was surprising, even though it didn’t bother me at all, is that there was no beef option for the entree. The desserts were not as good as the other courses.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. The menu not good Eaten there and always enjoyed. Not this time. Especially spending $150 a couple

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance and service is superb! It is the perfect place for a pre-theater lunch.

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CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wait staff. Beautiful decor. Lovely menus. Always dine before Paper Mill Playhouse matinee shows. Looking forward to our next four reservations.

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EV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious wait staff always attentive Chris was our waiter he was great

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quaint little restaurant which has an outstanding wait staff. They were attentive to our every need. While the food was okay and my greens
were a little too salty, I enjoyed the meal and the overall experience.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always interesting and delicious choices. Food was very good and the staff was wonderful.

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JN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Chris, made our pre-theatre lunch, especially delightful. I have many food limitations and he was superciliously careful making sure that I wasn’t ‘poisoned.’ Thank you, Chris! And thank you chef.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A beautiful start to a wonderful evening....

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EB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

I found the food ordinary and over priced. The menu was limited and what was shown was not appealing to me.

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carriage House is a gem. The food choices are great, this past evening I had a hard time picking, I literally wanted one of everything on the menu. My friends and I decided to ultimately to all get different entrees so we could try them all! The wait staff are great, the chef is amazing, and the overall atmosphere is wonderful. I look forward to going again. You really should give this place a try. For a date, a special occasion, before a show, or even just because you want to treat yourself. In addition to a creative menu, which changes with each show, they offer specialty drinks and a fully stocked bar as well. Easy to get to, plenty of parking. Do come. You will not be disappointed.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 2 was great.

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JN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We (4) went expecting mediocre and walked blown away with how wonderful the service and food was. From the soups, (even the salads) to the beef ribs and panko cod dishes, our taste buds were happy! (maybe a bit too much salt with the ribs, yet I don't cook with salt) The most excellence came with the raspberry chocolate tart. No words, except "they" do say eat dessert first, life is too short. Something to ponder when one is full yet needing to enjoy the most scrumptious dessert in forever! Joe was very attentive and deserves a shout out for his service! We are looking forward to going back!

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre-theater matinee meal and would definitely book again

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MM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way. Just wish it were open all year and not just when the theater had a performance.

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for when you’re seeing a show at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Everything about it was lovely.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Love the restaurant. New server. Never waited on us previously. Poor experience AND one of the worst things that you can do to me while dining out is to bring the check before I finish the meal. Detracted greatly from what was otherwise a very enjoyable experience at this restaurant. Will ask not to have her interact with us in the future.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were attending a show at 8, and the traffic that evening was high. We were slightly late (15 minutes) and sill were served in a timely fashion. The food was great, as always, and their price-fixed menu makes dining there, pre-show, so easy and delicious!

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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always go for lunch here before the Matinee at the Paper Mill playhouse...it just makes the whole day more special...The food is great...they make it special...the plating is lovely...and it all tastes good...no matter what you pick....

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