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Dining and Entertainment

Dining and Entertainment

From casual to fine dining, take-out to eat-in, American to ethnic and everything in between, Millburn-Short Hills offers a diverse mix of cuisines. Full-service restaurants include traditional American, Italian, French Bistro, Greek, Middle-Eastern, Mexican, Thai, Chinese and Japanese. Pizzerias, gourmet sandwich shops and ice cream/dessert shops round out a selection that appeals to every taste.

Visitors from throughout the region often enjoy pre-theater dining in Millburn and Short Hills prior to heading to the highly acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse. Founded in 1934, Paper Mill Playhouse is a world-renowned professional theater that seats 1,200 and attracts hundreds of thousands of theatergoers each season. The Playhouse sits on a bucolic four-acre site owned by the township and leased to the theater.

The Paper Mill Playhouse offers pre-theater dining at The Carriage House Restaurant, on the grounds of the theater. The restaurant features seasonal American cuisine and is open 2 12 hours prior to most performances. For pre-theater dining, the Carriage House offers price fixed menus, custom crafted cocktails, fine wines by the glass, and appetizers and desserts at the Bar. The restaurant is also available for private events and parties. With three distinctive dining rooms, the restaurant can accommodate any event from 12 to 100 guests.

Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has a subscriber base of nearly 22,000 and is well known for developing new Broadway musicals including Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas and Les Miserables.

Paper Mill opened its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound revival of Can-Can introducing a brand new book to accompany the timeless Cole Porter score and in the same season will produce the premiere productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame by the legendary creators of Wicked and Newsies, and Ever After based on the hit film that starred Drew Barrymore and Angelica Houston.

For the holidays in the 2014-2015 season, Paper Mill presented Elf, a holiday musical for the entire family. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, gets its post-Broadway regional premiere during the 2015 Winter season.

Paper Mill Playhouse offers extensive children’s theater programs and weekday programs for school children. Paper Mill Playhouse is one of the few theaters in the country to be fully accessible to people with disabilities, serving more than 5,000 disabled patrons annually. Services include sign-interpreted and open-captioned performances, pre-performance sensory seminars and audio description, large print and Braille printed programs and barrier-free access.

For those who enjoy movies, there is a recently renovated local four-screen theater in the heart of downtown.

In addition, when visiting the Millburn-Short Hills area, travelers will receive the personalized service they have come to expect from New Jersey’s most renowned hotel, the Hilton Short Hills. The hotel features 304 well-appointed guest rooms, a stunning newly renovated ballroom, indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and a world-class spa – eforea. Guests can enjoy farm to table cuisine in the comfortable atmosphere of the Dining Room. Hilton Short Hills is conveniently located within walking distance of the Mall at Short Hills (the region's preeminent shopping destination) and is only 20 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport.

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