Welcome To Common Lot Restaurant in Millburn NJ

We Are a Young and Talented Couple With a Commitment to Sophisticated, Relaxed Cooking and Great Service at Our Millburn Restaurant Common Lot


 I grew up in Australia and have lived in India, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, The Channel Islands, Austria, England and now the USA. I apprenticed under Matt Moran, one of Australia’s most successful chefs and honed my skills in some highly successful (and tough) Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. These included Pierre Gagnaire’s London establishment, The Lecture Room, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston, The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, as well as The Hotel Kristiania in Lech am Arlberg, Austria and as Head Chef at The Cottage Point Inn in Sydney.

This international experience has greatly influenced my sense of culinary adventure and style, which I now bring to our first restaurant, Common Lot.


I am Austrian and, like my husband and partner, have lived abroad and traveled extensively, including Switzerland, South Africa, England, The Channel Islands, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and now the USA.

I studied front-of-house restaurant management at the Hotel Management School in Bludenz, Austria, where I learned European restaurant fine dining service and received certification as a Cheese Sommelier. I am passionate about teas and the art of tea-making and have studied this intensively.

I have a commitment to great service in a relaxed and accessible environment, and look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant.

Ehren and Nadine at Common Lot

Our Approach

Common: something shared, communal, a tract of land for everyone…
Lot: a crowd of people, abundance, plentiful…

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The surroundings are elegant but unpretentious; comfortable but handsome — an expression of our personalities and our commitment to the dining experience. We have created a relaxed, convivial environment with minimalist design, unexpected finishes, natural materials, texture and light. Check out the upstairs Library, which features a selection of Ehren’s extensive and beloved collection of cookbooks; our dry-aged room; the four-seat “Kitchen Pass” with its intimate perspective on meal preparation; and the main dining room, with its view to the buzz of the open kitchen.

And the food? It reflects our global 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.


Contemporary cuisine made with local, seasonal ingredients combined in unexpected, exciting ways.

Even the most beautifully prepared meal can’t be fully appreciated until people gather to enjoy it. That’s why each item on this menu, every nuance of the space around you was created with one truth in mind: The best way to eat good food is together.

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The Kitchen Pass is our exclusive four seat counter directly overlooking the kitchen. It is our take on the traditional Chef’s Table and is a unique feature for Millburn NJ Restaurants. Our concept is that the diner purchases the seat for the evening and then joins us for a culinary ride. Subject to any dietary requirements, we will ‘feed you’ dishes of our choosing. The menu will be a surprise! We will include some dishes that are on the main menu, as well as some that we will prepare exclusively for you.

We want you to interact and have fun with the chefs. Seated as close to a working kitchen as possible, you will experience the heat, noise and pressure of meal creation, and see how a kitchen runs and operates. We look forward to seeing you.


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Common Lot NY Times Review



12 hour braised Lamb Shoulder, housemade Kimchi, sweet pickled cucumber, shredded lettuce, oyster and soy dressing served with boa buns, perfect winter warmer dish.... #commonlot #millbunnj #lambshoulder #lambshoulderfortwo #housemadekimchi #eater #bonappetit #winterwarmer
Have you tried Chef Ehrens take off Spätzle, Sous Vide Duck Egg, bacon, sauerkraut and hazelnuts yet? Its the perfect winter warmer dish on a rainy day... #commonlot #millburnnj #northjersey #northjerseyeats #eater #bonappetit #jamesbeard #foodsndwine #instafood #hipsterfood #zagat #restaurantlife
Look at those beautiful 'Baker Family'  treacle tarts... those will be our seasonal tart for two tonight. Don’t have a reservation yet? Give us a call at 973  467 0494 #commonlot #millburnnj #northjersey #jerseyeats #eater #jamesbeardawards #bonappetit #homemade #treacletart #seasonaltart
Our team is busy working on new menu ideas for the months coming.

Here is one from @briochemusson of a poached branzino with scallop mousse wrapped in spinach. With a pork consomme and mussel salad. 
@common_lot #food #foodporn #nj #millburn #nj #commonlot #eatlocal #eater #testing #newdish #fish #scallop #pic #picoftheday #instagood #instafood #foodhub #teamwork
Action shoot from a few days ago, Chef @ehrenryan and Sous Chef @mmartellojr in action. #commonlot #millburnnj #northjersey #jerseyeats #cheflife #kitchenpass #restaurantlife #chefstalk #eater #openkitchen #chefsuniform
#Repost @ehrenryan (@get_repost)
A little shot of @jonjhung rabbit and foie pate en croute for NYE.

This was his best yet. We served it with pickle veg, mustard seeds and a truffle sauce. 
@common_lot @mmartellojr #cowboyjay #food #eater #foodporn #nj #millburn #nj #commonlot #eatlocal #eater #instahub #instapic #picoftheday #nomnom #truffle #nyfoodie
May the warmth be with you..... Common Lot will be closed tonight for the safety of our staff and customers.
Sorry all. 
Back to normal Friday.
Stay safe, 
Ehren and Nadine
Common lot is closed for lunch today.

We will keep you posted about dinner.

Stay safe and warm.
Its cold outside, ❄️ ⛄️ ❄️ come on in for lunch starting at 11.30 am to warm up with a hot cup of tea. 📷by @danielkrieger #commonlot #millburnnj #itscoldoutside #hottea #tea2 #lunchtime #northjersey

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