Carriage House Restaurant

carriage house restaurant dining American food dinner date show


carriage house restaurant dining american food dinner date show

The Carriage House Restaurant, located in the F.M. Kirby Carriage House, at Paper Mill Playhouse features seasonal American cuisine.  Open 2 1/2 hours prior to most performances for pre-theater dining with price fixed menus in the dining rooms, and custom crafted cocktails, fine wines by the glass, and appetizers and desserts at the bar. Reservations are highly recommended.

The Loft

The Loft is located on the 2nd floor of the restaurant and is the perfect place for light snacks and custom crafted cocktails before the show.




When: January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Time: Mystery starts at 6:30PM
Where: Carriage House Resta.. ahem… “The Rotten Club” at Paper Mill Playhouse
Price: $40 performance ticket price will be charged at time of reservation. Patrons will be charged $53 dollars for a three-course prix fixe meal on the night of the event.


It’s the roaring twenties, and you have been invited to the hottest spot in town: The Rotten Club! It’s a big night and everyone is up to no good. Early Demise, the club owner, is on edge because Mr. Big is back to check out the joint and make sure Early is making his backer money. Early’s headliner (and sometimes girlfriend, Bette), is scheduled to sing, but Bette is too busy making eyes at the guests to perform. To make matters worse, Early’s wife has decided that tonight is the night to end Early’s “extracurricular activities” with Bette and the bottle. It will take a master detective and help from YOU to solve the mystery!  Call 973.315.1707 to book.

Bette Breathless
Bert Flert
Hans Zoff
Serten Demise

Murder Mystery Menu

To Start-(choose one)

Beet Salad
Beets, Balsamic dressing, “Scape” Goat Cheese, Croutons

In Hot Water
Our Nightly Selection of “Lead” Piping Hot Soup

Smoking Gun Salmon Plate
Thinly Sliced Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Capers, Creme Fraiche, Chopped Egg, Red Onion, Parsley

Main-(choose one)

Dead Duck Confit
Creamy Polenta, Toasted Pine Nuts, Wilted Greens, Rosemary Jus

Sleep with the Fishes
Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon, French Green Lentils, Roasted Root Vegetables, Mustard Beurre Blanc

Bow Tied-Up Pasta
Roasted Cauliflower, Herbed Pesto, Toasted Breadcrumbs, Parmesan Reggiano

Dessert-(choose one)

Behind Lemon Bars
Lemony Bars with Raspberry Sauce

Orange is the New Black
Flourless Chocolate Cake and Candied Blood Oranges


Chef Jacque MaraChef Jacque Mara, “I’m thrilled to be part of Paper Mill Playhouse and to serve members of my community as executive chef of the Carriage House Restaurant.


Please call the Carriage House at 973.315.1707 for special dietary or accessibility needs. All sales are subject to NJ Sales Tax.


(This is a sample show menu)

Two-Course Prix Fixe Dinner

Carrot Ginger Soup
Miso Glazed Shitake Mushrooms, Lime Crème Fraiche, Cilantro Oil

Chilled Asparagus Salad
Baby Red & Yellow Tomatoes, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette

Watercress & Endive Salad
Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Plate
Capers, Red Onion, Chopped Egg, Crème Fraiche, Croutons
7.00 Supplemental

Shrimp Cocktail
5 Jumbo Shrimp served with Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Fresh Lemon
10.00 Supplemental

Brookside Burger
Gruyere Cheese, Red Pickled Onions Sriracha Aioli, Fries

Mezza Rigatoni
Roasted Eggplant, Tomato Parmesan Crema, Fresh Basil

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
Pomegranate Glazed Carrots, Jicama Orange Salad, Grilled Red Onion Serrano Chili Vinaigrette

Prince Edward Island Mussels Provencal
Tomatoes, Garlic, Toasted Crouton
3.00 Supplemental

Atlantic Salmon
Tri-Color Pearl Couscous, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, Warm Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
5.00 Supplemental

NY Strip Steak Frites
Horseradish Mustard Compound
10.0 Supplemental

30 per person for Two-Course Dinner
Sales Tax and Gratuity are not included

Small Plates

Chilled Asparagus Salad 12
Baby Red & Yellow Tomatoes, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon Dressing

Roast Duck Quesadilla 16
Pepper Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Smoked Salmon 16
Capers, Red Onion, Chopped Egg, Crème Fraiche, Croutons

Cheese Plate 14
Selection of 3

Angus Beef Sliders 16
Gruyere Cheese, Pickled Red Onions, Spicy Sriracha Aioli

Blistered Shishito Peppers 12
Dusted with Spicy Togarashi, Wasabi Aioli & Ponzu Dips

Side of Fries 8


Flourless Chocolate Cake 12

Mango Raspberry Crumble 13

Hershey’s Chocolate Mousse 12

Brownie Sundae 13

Matcha Crème Brulee 13

Homemade Chocolate Chunk Cookies (2) 7

Cheese Plate 14

Selection of Ice Cream & Sorbet 10


Brookside Sweets

Flourless Chocolate Cake 12

Raspberry Mascarpone Cheesecake 12

Panna Cotta 10

Mixed Berries 12

Selection of Ice Cream & Sorbet 12

Cheese Plate 14

Chef’s Dessert Sampler 14


Dessert Beverages

Amaretto di Saronno, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur

Colombian Coffee, Kahlua, Crème de Cacao, Giffard Vanilla Liqueur

Stoli Razz Vodka, Godive Chocolate Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur

Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Ketel One Vodka, Crème de Cacao, Grenadine

Fresh Brewed Colombian Coffee, Hot or Iced 4

Steven Smith Teas 4