Carriage House Restaurant
An eclectic a la carte menu of small plates and desserts is available only in the Bar and Loft area; walk up service only, no reservations are accepted for these areas. Our full bar offers premium spirits, fresh fruit sangria, and a stunning selection of interesting wines by the glass or bottle.
GUESTS MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT ALL TIMES
EXCEPT WHEN SEATED AT TABLE
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND OURS, WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS SET BY NJ STATE GOVERNMENT.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was excellent as it always is. The entertainment was great. This was our second time and we will return In the spring.
Carriage House has the best Sunday brunch in the area! The homemade blueberry muffins are huge and easily the best I've ever had. I take some home! We shared the mushroom ravioli and the eggs and Italian-style beef hash. Both delicious. The apple cider sangria goes really well with the food. So does the sweeter Peach Bellini.
Service is always excellent and the coronavirus safety precautions are implemented really well.
We love the setting, alongside the brook.
Very highly recommended!
Thanks to everyone @ Carriage House -)
Wonderful dinner and music. Highly recommend this.
The outdoor Cabernet has been wonderful this year. Sitting by the brook and having good entertainment is a real plus. food is always very good.
The Carriage House did an outstanding job. The set up along the river with heat lamps was fantastic. White lights decorated the trees. All tables face the outdoor stage with a 90 minute Cabaret Show. There was one seating with a two course pre fixe - the last one being 615PM before the 630PM show. The service and food were outstanding. The soup and lamb came out piping hot on a chilly evening. They also have high top tables with just appetizers.
If you need to use the restroom, they ask you let the server or manager know in order to escort you. The bathroom is cleaned after every patron.
Our overall experience was fantastic. Best outdoor restaurant we have eaten at during Covid.
Great food, great entertainment, and great mild weather made for a magical outdoor dining experience! Thanks to the Papermill Playhouse staff and Chef Holly Guber and her staff for "Brookside Cabaret"
This was my second visit to this restaurant and mainly was booked to see the cabaret show under the stars,Kelli Rapke, who was fabulous. However, now I am addicted to this place. The food was wonderful and each dish is very unique. The two course pre-fixe meal has good selections to choose from. The salad was great, the bread was tasty (with the basil olive oil) and both entrees were superb. The salmon dish had an orange flavor and the side was healthy. The mushroom ravioli with truffle and pesto...OMG! Best ever and the butternut squash accompanied it..so perfect. Server was attentive, but this time I had to get the attention of the servers for additional waters. No big deal, though. Had an enjoyable night and even though it did get cooler, the heaters were extremely warm...in fact, very hot by end of night. I can not believe I never ate here when I attended shows at the Paper Mill. I made this comment last time, but I will repeat myself. I think for $70 per person, a coffee or tea or dessert should be included. Many of my friends who come here express that, also. All in all, love the Carriage House.
25th Anniversary. Entertainment was superb. Portable heaters helped. CH should have mor until weather allows.
great food and performance very good value. professional staff
A band was playing outdoors and it was a great atmosphere. They were very careful with COVID protocols
I have nothing but great reviews about this place! The Chef is superb! I have never had a bad meal here, and she continues to deliver delicious offers.The staff is beyond hospitable and consistently on point. This year has been a nightmare with covid, but their improv accommodations and offering of dinner/cabaret in place of in house theatre has been wonderful! Thank you for a memorable anniversary! Paul & Susan
What a great venue for food and entertainment. I highly recommend you give the Cabaret a try!
We had a lovely evening at the Carriage House. The singer was great. The food and drinks were both good and interesting. Our server was professional and personable. The tables were well spaced apart.
Cabaret was great. We had a beautiful night to be dining under the stars.
Great meal, friendly service. Saw an excellent band. Of course it’s Covid time, so we are outside.
We have loved coming to the Carriage House and Papermill Playhouse for many years. This summer’s outdoor concerts and dining have been wonderful - Chef Holly always comes up with the perfect menu and delicious dinners! We are looking forward to coming back in a few weeks - I highly recommend this restaurant for the perfect dining experience!
It was a lovely dinner for our anniversary. Our waiter was terrific. Umoja. We wrote it down. Food was JUST RIGHT!
Thank you for putting on a wonderful show in these crazy times. Dinner was delicious, we'll be back for sure.
They have a great Drink selection and the Salmon was very good.
What a relaxing brunch outdoors! Our server was such a friendly, attentive young man and the food was of very good quality. Although the menu is quite limited (due to Covid and unpredictable weather conditions that affect the number of diners understandably), the meal was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Cast Call Cosmos
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner & show Saturday night. The food was delicious and the entertainment was fabulous.
Wife and I had the best experience, between the music, food, wait staff and atmosphere it could not have been any better.
Dining at the Carriage House is unique these days. I always feel COMPLETELY safe, comfortable, and at ease. Tables are very widely spaced, all precautions are taken seriously, foot traffic is well controlled, temperatures checked upon arrival.
The menu is focused yet very well chosen. Typically about 6-7 appetizers and four entrees including chicken, meat, fish, and vegetarian. Also a great dessert menu. ALL the choices are superb and very well presented. Staff provides great descriptions and suggestions.
Try the caprese platter. The lamb shank is among the best we've had. The seafood paella is delicious. For dessert if you like dark chocolate go for the dark chocolate sorbet served with whipped cream, a strawberry, and a cookie.
Open Wed-Sat plus Sunday brunch (which is one of the best brunch options in the area). Excellent live entertainment nightly. Check the Paper Mill Playhouse for details.
All profits help support Paper Mill Playhouse!!
Very highly recommended.
Felt safe. Which is most important in these times. I enjoyed the entertainment
A refined but relaxed space to dine and the cabaret entertainment is excellent.
Loved the cabaret show along with the 2 course pre-fix dinner. This was my first time at the restaurant and because of the pandemic, they offered outdoor patio dining along with a show. The salad was delicious and the service was decent. I liked that someone always came around to refill waters. I got to taste two different dishes because my friend and I shared both. The chicken was excellent with a nice combination of sides. The cranberry-strawberry sauce, stuffing, and carrots were spiced just right, except perhaps a little salty. I forgot to tell them not to add salt, so it was my fault. The pasta stuffed with pears and cheese and the brown sauce...yummy. Never had pasta like this before and would order it again. The only suggestion I have for the restaurant is to include a dessert or at least one beverage for the price paid. It is a little expensive for only two courses, but it is also gourmet dining. Very enjoyable evening and look forward to coming back.
Enjoyable evening with good food and entertainment
What an enjoyable night at the Carriage House! Came on one of the Cabaret nights when they have live entertainment. The singer was great, made it a very special evening. We were given complimentary Prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary, very nice touch. Food was delicious, one of the best meals out we’ve had in a long tine (pasta dish and seafood paella). Our server, Giovanni (sp?) was perfect too, we were well taken care of!
unexpectedly outstanding. food , service, atmosphere, and entertainment
Dinner was delicious and they had live entertainment outside by the creek. Absolutely beautiful evening.
Overall experience was very good. Second time we enjoyed our dining. It was a beautiful night, we enjoyed delicious food, and had very good service. We dined at the Carriage House to celebrate a birthday but nothing special was done, whereas the table next to us brought out their dessert with a sparkler to celebrate a birthday. Not a big deal just wanted to bring to your attention. Thank you - it was a great night and my guests had a great time!
Carriage House at Paper Mill Playhouse is a wonderful choice for outdoor dining. Best in the area! The cuisine is innovative, tastes great, and is very well presented. Try the seafood paella and the pappardelle with vegetarian mushroom meatballs (the meatballs have a great earthy taste)! For a starter we really enjoy the caprese platter. For dessert if you like dark chocolate you will LOVE the dark chocolate sorbet (I'd swear it is a rich gelato or ice cream) and Chef Holly's chocolate cake. Or get the hand-crafted peach sgroppino - it is great as dessert or as an after-dinner drink.
The dining arrangement is fabulous. Foot traffic is very well controlled. Very widely spaced tables, temperatures checked when you arrive, everyone wears masks. Bathrooms are cleaned after each use! We feel completely safe and at ease when dining here!
Either come for a great cabaret show (Wed, Thurs, Sat) or dinner (Fri). We also really enjoyed Sunday brunch at Carriage House. The best wild blueberry muffins I've ever had.
What a delightful evening. The music, ambience and dinner were excellent.
I only wish there had been more guests in the audience to enjoy Mr
We will definitely spread the word.
Great music accompanied by a delicious dinner in a beautiful outdoor setting. Definitely on the pricey side but happy to support Papermill Playhouse.
Pretty and peaceful, the singer Nicholas Rodriquez was entertaining and enjoyable. The only drawback was the ground wasn't level so some of our group was getting backaches from sitting on tilted chairs (and as it got dark the bugs came out, so avoid bare ankles!)
Food and service were good. Our first. night out since March, totally worth it!
Great show but a little expensive. They were out of 2 menu items by the time we ordered
First dinner out in six months of Covid- Carriage House takes every precaution to provide first class service and food while keeping everyone as safe as can be in these trying times. From our server Grace to the outstanding musical performance it was a wonderful night out of hopefully many to come. Well done Carriage House- Thank You!!!!!
Fantastic cabaret night outdoors at the Carriage House. Truly surpassed our expectations. The food, the ambiance, the performance all contributed to a magical eveningt! (Also worth noting that the whole team did a fantastic job making us feel comfortable with Covid precautions. They even wipe down the bathroom after EACH use!)
Carriage House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 315-1707.
Carriage House Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.