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Common Lot

4.5
4.5
613 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

A place for family and friends to gather and share great food and conversation. The restaurant is elegant but unpretentious, creating a minimalist but convivial environment. Seating options are the main dining room, with its view to the buzz of the open kitchen; the upstairs Chef's Library, featuring Ehren’s extensive collection of cookbooks; or the four-seat “Kitchen Pass” with its intimate perspective on meal preparation (note Kitchen pass reservations are only by phone or email, and 48 hours notice is required for specific dietary requirements) The food is contemporary and reflects Ehren and Nadine's international experience, training and dedication to the craft of cooking: seasonal flavors, locally foraged produce and fresh ingredients made with exceptional care and resulting in cosmopolitan dishes.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 467-0494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ehren Ryan

Menu

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What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good. Appetizers were great. On the advice of the waiter we ordered 3 and ordered the lamb for 2. The entre was way too much meat especially after ordering 3 apps. Little else besides meat. Normal portion of the yogurt sauce, normal bread ( costs a $1 more for additional bread which seems like nickel and dime compared to the price of the meal). We took home left overs but will end up throwing lamb out. There was really a lack of vegetable dishes or sides. Overall we wish they had more choices in sides and veggies & better proportions but the food was tasty.

  2. B

    Baboo

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner in a lovely atmosphere. Great staff, look forward to coming again.

  3. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Common Lot significantly exceeded our expectations. The starters, main course and desert were perfectly prepared and very tasty. The head waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. We will definitely go to the Common Lot again.

  4. O

    Oversaucedfish

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was very good. My wife and I shared the marketprice fish. was covered with a plethora of sauce. Literally it felt that I was eating sauce with my fish. We probable left over half the fish. The appetizers were excellent.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Birthday dinner

  6. LJ

    LadyJ

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Common lot did not disappoint! This was my first time dining here and it was delicious. The unexpected combination of ingredients were delightful. I look forward to returning for dinner next time.

  7. MH

    MatthewH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Overall a good place, but I would not recommend Lunch. They only offer Tapas which as mostly small plates. I think they could have offered better lunch items. The lunch items we did order were very good.

  8. GF

    GeorgeF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Careful attention to crucial details. How do they get ALL the bones out of a trout fillet? Amazing.

  9. L

    Lynda

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Deliciously different from everything else in the area!

  10. D

    Dustydiamond

    Edmonton

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    I would definitely recommend Common Lot based on our previous experiences, however, we ordered the Ribeye Steak sharing platter this time and unfortunately, it was pretty tough. Not something you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. The green beans that accompanied the dish were not cooked quite enough although I appreciate this is a matter of taste. The starters were very good though.

  11. CL

    CarolL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very friendly service. Beautiful decor.

  12. WA

    WilliamA

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was wonderful, service and ambience good as well. The manager or Maitre'd at the front was fabulous, warm and friendly, the moment we walked in he made us feel welcome and at home. Try the lamb or to ribeye for two, there were 4 of us and we split both big plates. Dessert was wonderful too. Highly recommend, try and get an outside table, or the library room upstairs if you want a quiet spot. We will be back for sure.

  13. JH

    JenniferH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Food was fantastic. Restaurant was very cold but the food made up for any minor imperfections

  14. d

    dboydy

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    3rd time i've been here and i would definitely go back. Everyone was pleased with all the dishes we had and are keen to try others too. Nice/bright/spacious/modern space.

  15. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great service. It was a little noisy, but the atmosphere was great. It’s better than most of the restaurants in NYC, and the Asian fusion dishes are surprisingly amazing.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful! Thanks for a great night!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Really cool addition to the Millburn dining scene. Price point was a bit high given the portion size. But it was an overall enjoyable experience !

  18. b

    bones

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I was there a long time ago when the restaurant was new and loved it. Never got back because I could never secure a reservation. I was so excited to finally find a date that worked and was very disappointed. the waiter was not very attentive, the shared appetizers were very good, but only one out of four liked their main dish. I will not be running back nor will my friends. I felt badly because they were never there and I was raving about the place. The wine we brought was excellent-thankful for that!

  19. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was our first visit and will not be the last. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Beautiful space too.

  20. D

    Dolly3

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    No need to mention the quality nor taste of the food; it's ALWAYS marvelous! One small pet peeve....the restaurant is not overly accommodating to special requests. For example, at one visit we were limited to the number of wine glasses they would provide to our party despite the different wines we brought. And because the food is spectacular my dining partner and I always order different dishes in order to taste as many offerings as we can. To make it simpler, we asked if they would split the entrees on our plates, to which we were told NO.

  21. RS

    RomanticSpot

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cant wait to do the tasting table!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 18th anniversary and had an outstanding meal!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience all around!

  24. SJ

    SJA47

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We've eaten here at least 7 times. Food has never been consistent and this last time, the waiter didn't know at all the ingredients in the fish dish. Not only was it missing some ingredients, he didn't understand what we were saying. He misunderstood which plates we ordered as appetizers, one coming out 15-20 minutes AFTER the other appetizer. We wanted to give this place one more shot. FAIL.

  25. f

    fantastic

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome. Everything was perfect.

  26. E

    Elemental

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been coming to Millburn for Past 8 years for playhouse performances and this is by far my favorite place to eat. Been to almost every restaurant in town but keep coming back here.

  27. FT

    FirstTimer

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely well seasoned dishes from appetizers through desserts. Main courses, especially those designed for two, are quite large and could feed more if various appetizers ordered. The only thing frustrating is getting an open reservation - but now we see why.

  28. NS

    NissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal food from start to finish, great portions, warm atmosphere!

  29. MS

    MarSH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Have been there for dinner and enjoyed it. This was the first time for lunch. The food was prepared well, but the proportions were very small. We ordered family style for the table, but we all laughed that we were starving within two hours of the meal.

  30. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food, quality, innovation and variety. It does take 20 to 30 minutes for the entrees to arrive, plan accordingly. There were three of us, we ordered 4 smalls and each had an entree. We could have gone with just three smalls but they are all so intriguing and delicious.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just remember to bring your own wine!!

  32. DM

    DeborahM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food. Prefer dining downstairs. Next time will book seats at chef bar.

  33. B

    Beauty99

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    the food wasn't as good as the last time we visited a couple of years ago. the potato dumplings and branzino were stand-outs for me. we tried all of the apps and desserts which were ok. we also sat upstairs, which i don't think has as lovely an ambiance as downstairs, so we felt like outcasts, far away from all the pretty things going on downstairs. byob makes the restaurant more affordable, which is a good thing since the meat for two (both the rib eye and lamb shank)cost $90.

  34. LF

    LonnyF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we walked up to the restaurant we felt welcomed. The door was opened for us by the front of house. We had a cozy table facing the whole dining room and kitchen. The wait staff was so friendly and caring and bus boys were so thoughtful. The food was all delicious and every dish had some exuberant flavors. I can't wait to come back!

  35. CB

    CarolynB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The shared main plates are always outstanding. We usually get the lamb shoulder, but we tried the market fish this time - it was red snapper. It was a huge price of fish served in the most incredible peanut and coconut curry sauce. Don’t let the curry turn you off- it was simply amazing. We cannot wait to return again!

  36. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really amazing meal. Host from the begging was warm and friendly and service got better from there. Food was amazing - had most of the small plates and all were special. Rib eye and Crispy Wild Boar for mains were shared between 4. Will definitely be back.

  37. a

    adventuresindining

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal. For pictures, see @adventuresindining on insta.

  38. SE

    SimplyE

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Beautifully presented food. Everything was delicious. We will be back!

  39. AM

    AleciaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place around! The food is exquisite! I highly recommend going.

  40. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet again the overall experience and food were above and beyond. Fabulous food that is truly a work of art as well. Would recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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Common Lot is rated 4.5 stars by 613 OpenTable diners

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  • Cross street

    Essex Street

  • Neighborhood

    Millburn

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    public parking lot across the street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ehren Ryan

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor

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