Dining & Entertainment

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

Visitors from throughout the region and the theater’s 22,000 subscribers often enjoy pre-theater dining in Millburn and Short Hills prior to heading to the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse. Founded in 1934, Paper Mill Playhouse is a world-renowned professional theater that seats 1,100 and attracts hundreds of thousands of theatergoers each season. The recently renovated Playhouse sits on a bucolic four-acre site saddled by the west branch of the Rahway River. Several productions from the acclaimed playhouse have moved across the river to Broadway including “Newsies,” “Bandstand,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Les Misérables” and “A Bronx Tale.” Paper Mill Playhouse is a nonprofit arts institution supported by donors, foundations, corporations and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Short Hills-based Investors Bank has been the season sponsor of the theater for over a decade.

Paper Mill Playhouse offers pre-theater dining at The F.M. Carriage House Restaurant, on the grounds of the theater. The restaurant features seasonal American cuisine and is open two-and-a-half hours prior to most performances. For pre-theater dining, the Carriage House offers prix fixe 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 offers award-winning arts education programs including a year-round theater school, the annual Rising Star Awards, a celebrated Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, college training, adopt-a-school outreach and the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, voted winner in the People’s Choice Award as Favorite Choral Group in New Jersey three years in a row. Paper Mill Playhouse offers extensive children’s theater programs and weekday programs for students.

Paper Mill Playhouse is one of the few theaters in the country that is 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. Paper Mill Playhouse was the first theater in the nation to offer autism-friendly mainstage performances and theater classes designed specifically for students with developmental disabilities.

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse visit the theater’s website at www.PaperMill.org.

Movie fans will enjoy the recently renovated four-screen theater in the heart of downtown that shows a variety of new releases.

For those visiting the Millburn-Short Hills area, the Hilton Short Hills is conveniently located minutes from downtown Millburn, steps from The Mall at Short Hills and just a 25-minute drive from Newark International airport. With over 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, the Hilton Short Hills offers the perfect destination for conferences and celebrations. The AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel also offers spacious guest rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis courts, vibrant dining venues and fantastic meeting facilities.