Carriage House Restaurant

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to go to eat with friends and family. Was celebrating my birthday as well as dining before the performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Great service, excellent menu choices, well paced meal, very enjoyable experience.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The convenience to the theater makes this restaurant a gem. Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.

BM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was a table for one and treated myself to a show and lunch. Absolutely wonderful! Sweet yet earthy butternut squash soup
Cheese filled pasta purses w/ fall veg. and pancetta
Dessert was Fall pumpkin bread pudding! The staff is extremely pleasant and made me feel So comfortable. I had a cozy fireplace seat. Loved every minute of “MY” special day! Thanks to them!

r
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good as always. Appreciate the novel dishes offered

H
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The creativity and preparation of the food is excellent! Soup, Entree, Dessert all exceptional. Kudos to The Chef.

Wait staff is top-notch and the added bonus of the Manager asking how our food/service was during our meal showed an extra layer of courtesy.

Dining experience/Pub atmosphere = EXCELLENT!

b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was different than the typical burger and served quickly. The presentation was very nice and the three courses were all delicious

A
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 59th wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food outstanding. We can't wait to go again.

DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This was the first time I was disappointed in the Carriage House. I have been there many times and loved it. This time, the food was not artisanal. I ordered the beef dish that turned out to be a very cheap cut of meat - cooked forever to make it tender. There was a mass of mashed potatoes and no other vegetables. Friends who ordered fish also had no vegetables. It was augmented with a mound of carbs.

HF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

While the food was good, the fact that everything was prepared with no changes permitted made it less then acceptable

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Always an interesting menu. Top notch service from very friendly staff.

EC
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great theater great staff never disappoints. Always seasonal and delicious and fits the show you are seeing

KB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The pasta pillows were amazing!! Always look forward to trying new and different foods.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended matinee play at the papermill.

TG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have dinner at the Carriage House when attending shows at the Paper Mill. It never disappoints.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another excellent pre-show at Paper Mill Playhouse Dinner! This place is like Brigadoon, appearing out of the mists only when Paper Mill Playhouse has a production on its stage. The menu is always inventive and delicious, the service friendly and attentive, and it's a 1 minute walk to some great theater at PMP! And check out "The Loft" for cocktails in a lovely setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The server was great!! We had a 5:45 reservation and were seated immediately. We were not rushed and the whole meal was nice and relaxing leading into the show at Paper Mill Playhouse. Really great for a pre-show meal. Convenient and delicious!

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The butternut squash soup was delicious, and the maple glazed chicken with apple butter and mashed sweet potatoes was to die for!!! The perfect ending was the pumpkin bread pudding. The apple cider cocktail would've been better if it had less ice, and more apple flavor. Other than that...I've NEVER had a bad meal here...ever! As always...many compliments to the Chef.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fabulous tasting dinner with nice choices to please everyone. Hats off to the chef. Staff is totally awesome too. Very attentive, cordial & hospitable. We dine every show during the season and always look forward to our family nite out.

Thank You Carriage House for always making our dining experience a wonderful one.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, the food looked and tasted delicious but I’m afraid there was too much garlic and the aftertaste and bad breath were a downside.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner Carriage House Restaurant. The food was so fresh and DELICIOUS!

t
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Michael is an excellent server - the food was wonderful - the restaurant got too hot as it filled - please keep the temperature down.

RN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love going here for dinner before the PaperMill shows. The selection is always excellent and the food never disappoints.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great option for a pre-theatre dinner at Paper Mill

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant to enjoy a special occasion

J
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait and bar staff are so professional and spirited, the themed menu is varied and clever, and food is delicious. Carriage House is a wonderful way to enjoy the before and after Papermill Playhouse theater!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is always special, and suited to the season and the show. Have always enjoyed my meal and the service there.

m
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for pre-theater. Could offer a few nore food choices,but what awas served was satisfactory .

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect when going to see show.
Food was very good & the service was great

CG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful pre-fixe meal prior to Paper MIll Playhouse performances. My family has been coming for years now and they never fail to get us out on time for the curtains.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Fixed price menu is MUCH too limited for other than a quick snack - probably not the reason you chose this restaurant.

s
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another season! Another "reason" to enjoy the Carriage House again! Our favorite place to relax and enjoy our meal after a hectic drive of nearly a hour to get to the Papermill Playhouse. Service exemplary, very accommodating staff, unique menu with a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy a delightful meal. Thank you to manager Christopher and professional staff for always pleasing us.

HF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend & I have been having lunch before the theater for many years & have not been disappointed. It’s always a wonderful experience! The menu is always different and delicious every time!

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have recommended the Carriage House to anyone I know that is going to the Papermill. Food is always delicious and attractively presented. Staff is well trained and knowledgeable about the menu. We especially love Dina, so pleasant and helpful. We have reservations for all 5 shows each year.

NS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It food was delicious, the service terrific, the ambience was warm! A great place for dinner before a Papermill show!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food. Everyone at our table of 4 greatly enjoyed their choices. The prix fixe menu works well with timing to see a show at Papermill Theater. My only complaint was the noise level, which wasn't horrible but I still struggled a bit to hear my dining companions.

TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great resturant to go to when going to a play at the PaperMill Playhouse. Food is excellent. Great service.

JB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food & service are always excellent here. It is always a wonderful way to begin a fun filled evening when combined with the play next door at the Pappermill Playhouse...

MA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great as soon as we walked into the resturant,Waiters and waitress also very
attentive. Their service was over the top. Cocktails were very good and food arrived shortly
after. Food was more then we expected. Overall it was a great experience and we would go back
in an instant.
Thank You Mr. and Mrs. Alba

C
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous vegetarian option. Easy dinner with easy access to Papermill Playhouse.

PZ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. Dining room was small but the table of 4 next to my wife and me was very loud. Has trouble conversing. But would still recommend.

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