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About Carriage House Restaurant

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.

22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International, American

Hours of Operation:
2 hours 30 minutes prior to Paper Mill Playhouse performances

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 315-1707

Website:
http://www.papermill.org/

Entertainment:
Inquire within regarding special event dinners

Parking Details:
There are several park & pay lots surrounding the theatre, and they are open for pre-show parking.

Public Transit:
We are located 4 blocks from the NJ Transit train stop in Millburn

Executive Chef:
Holly Guber

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carriage House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (48)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for a Date (22)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Scenic View (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place, professionally operated. Food is good and the location is perfect for a show at the paper mill playhouse.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

On a really cold evening, when we had tickets for an evening performance at the Papermill Playhouse, this restaurant was ideal. Felt very fortunate to get reservations. The atmosphere was lovely and the wait staff outstanding. The food was good as well and dining there helped complete and absolutely perfect evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent pre show meal and experience. Excellent service could use a broader menu.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went with my little girl before seeing Annie at the Papermill. Great ambiance and food. She loved being “fancy”!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Made a reservation prior to a show. When we arrived, there were no tables available and we were put at a high top alone at the bar. We had an elderly person with us, so the high seats were difficult. The table was too small for 4 people. I had to pull over another high top to make room. The table was also right by the door, so anytime someone came in or out, we were hit with a blast of frigid air. The host did comp me a drink for the bad situation but why wouldn't there be a table when a reservation was made? It made a celebratory evening into a frustrating one.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food choices on the children's menu were awful (especially for the price). Our 10 and 11 year old grandchildren had rolls, pretzels, pasta with butter and cookies (they were carbed out!!). The pork ribs entee on the adult menu was fatty and presented as a mish-mash of tastes. The only reason to eat there is convenience for the theater. Setting and serrvice were good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food and service !! Beautiful fireplace in dining room. Wait staff are very attentive and went over and above in making sure we all enjoyed our dining experience. Steps to the front entrance of the Papermill Playhouse. Park, eat and enjoy the show !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food is always okay, not great but convenient and atmosphere is good. Glad to see a kids menu for Annie.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Carriage House is a special find. Many think you need tickets at Papermill Playhouse to enjoy the restaurant but you don't. Come and enjoy the unique Prix Fixe menu created for every show. Service is exceptional and the food is amazing. Lovely ambiage in the two dining areas, one with a fireplace and wooded view, the other with a garden or gaze on the theatre courtyard. Have gone many times now and have never been disappointed by the food or staff. Even have tried a couple special cocktails offered and been pleased! Give the Carriage House a try, you will be glad you did. And you will return for more!!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the ambiance, food selections, and employees....Christopher, Dina, Gigi and those I cannot name couldn’t be nicer, kinder or more hospitable. The varied menus are a treat and the amount of food I’d perfect for our appetites! Always enjoy dining at the Carriage House.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Worth it just for the good! Service a little mixed up when 4 different people asked what water we wanted then waited for 15 min to get it but excellent food!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our granddaughter ordered the pizza from the Three Course Prix Fixe Children's Menu at lunch before a matinee performance of Annie. It was obviously a frozen pizza. For a $20 price I think they could make their own pizza or change the menu. The rest of the meal was fine but the frozen pizza really annoyed my husband and I.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was our first visit. The food was delicious, and the presentation was perfect. Service was excellent....very attentive without being obtrusive. Would definitely recommend. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Highlight of our attendance at Paper Mill Playhouse. We have made reservations for the five shows for the 2017-2018 season. Lunch is pricey with wine, but certainly worth it. Looking forward to our next visit in February.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always dine at the Carriage House before attending the Paper Mill performance. Always a delightful experience. Great food, attentive service and never rushed. Just walk across the courtyard to the theater.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a treat before a show at the Papermill Playhouse. The menu is always interesting and changes with each show. Delicious food, cozy decor and an excellent staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfect place for dinner if you have tickets for the paper mill playhouse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very enjoyable pre-theater price-fixe lunch with our grandchildren. Delicious choices for adults and kids.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Perfect for pre theater dinner at the Papermill Playhouse. Excellent food, wonderful and welcoming service. Always a heartwarming experience. A true regional gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We’v Been dining at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE RESTAURANT for many years in conjunction with our attendance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. We have always been more than satisfied.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Menu choices were disappointing. Turkey meat loaf has appeared too frequently.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service was excellent. It made my show date a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We are Papermill Theater season ticket holders and dine here 5 times a theater season. We have never been disappointed! The menu is limited but there is always meat, fish or pasta to choose and the items on the menu frequently relate to the show. The meals are pre-fixe and include an appetizer, entree and dessert. They also have a full bar. Service is wonderful and never intrusive. We wish this restaurant was open during the off-season too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful pre theater dining experience. Lovely ambiance, great cocktails and food and the staff was kind and attentive. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had the fixed price, pre play menu. Food was excellent and the service could not have been better

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service excellent
Appetizer & dessert veryb good
Entrée... eh
Atmosphère BEAUTIFUL

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always the lunch menu is excellent. It changes with every play always a excellent meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As always, the Carriage House experience was perfect. My granddaughter and I love to dine there before attending the productions at the Paper Mill Theater. The food is always excellent, and there is always something new to try on the menu. The staff is very attentive. We look forward to eating at the Carriage House each time we come for a performance, and it has never disappointed us.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came for dinner before Papermill show and to celebrate my 60th birthday. Food was great and tasty. Themed to show (The Honeymooners). Excellent service from Alyssa and Christopher. Chef stopped by to see how meal was, and told her it was fabulous. Gave feedback to offer some of the choices again for future prix fixe. Or ala carte at the bar. Commented too that the lighting and music level was much more conducive to conversation and enjoyable meal with friends and family. They are open any time there is a performance. Check online for availability. You can go without having tickets for show. I have gone just for a nice dinner and it's worth the trip! Give it a try!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were in town for the show at Paper Mill and figured we'd complete the trip with logical visit to the Carriage House Restaurant. I say logical because if you've never been there, it is conveniently located across the courtyard from the theater. We were there for the matinee and partook of their 3-course Prix Fixe offering. We started with a glass of wine. My wife and I selected the two soups from our day's menu. She had the Butternut Squash Bisque which she (and several nearby diners) thoroughly enjoyed. We're still trying to figure out exactly what it was that made it taste so good. The waitress would say only that it was "love" from the chef. My wife is guessing it was parmesan cheese. I had the Manhattan Clam Chowder with bacon. I must confess, I couldn't tell if there was bacon, but it was very good nevertheless. For our entree's, I had the meatloaf (which was served with buttered noodles and glazed carrots) while my wife had the Maple Glazed boneless Pork Ribs which was served with caramelized pears and sweet potatoes. Both meals were ample and delicious. For dessert, both of us had the Old fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise cake. Like everything else we had, it was terrific. Our stop at the Carriage House was the perfect complement to our day at the theater. That, along with the fact that it was almost 70 degrees on a late October Saturday made for a perfect visit to Millburn.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was good. Our server was nice but the time between the meal and dessert was extensive(45 minutes).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been many times and enjoyed it, but I was actually disappointed this time. The food was good, not very good. The bread was fair. When helpings are modest, the taste must be memorable and it wasn't.

Staff was lovely but stressed when the restaurant got full. It will do OK because of its location and the fact that it is only open for Paper Mill shows (therefore no shortage of patrons) and is very convenient to the theater.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

A lovely lunch with a friend prior to going to Paper Mill Playhouse.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Was the perfect afternoon lunch for ladies. Great food and service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delightful way to spend lunch with friends prior to seeing a play. Menu is always diverse, seasonal and delicious. Our waitress, Dina, was a total pleasure.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went prior to seeing a show at The Papermill Playhouse.
Food was good, nice ambiance, quiet enough to have a conversation.
What I liked best was we weren't rushed through dinner at all and it was nice to just relax before the show. We arrived early since we had an hour plus ride to get there and we were able to grab a drink before dinner. Overall we had a great time!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Staff were pleasant, waitress helpful and attentive, food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

it was our first time there, convenient to paper mill playhouse, we thought there were not enough choices on the menu and the prefixed menu was over priced food was just Ok. Service was fine,

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband and I decided to try the restaurant prior to our show at the Paper Mill and were pleasantly surprised by the good food, beautiful surroundings and competent waiters.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My meal was exceptional. I was very impressed. It was the best meal there that I have ever had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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