About us

About us

Learn about Common Lot

Ehren & Nadine

We are a young and talented couple with a commitment to sophisticated, relaxed cooking and great service at our Millburn restaurant Common Lot.

About EhrenAbout Nadine
Our Restaurant

Common: something shared, communal, a tract of land for everyone…

Lot: a crowd of people, abundance, plentiful…

Common Lot is a place for family and friends to gather and share great food and conversation. We believe that even the most beautifully prepared meal can’t be fully appreciated until people gather to enjoy it.

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.

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, interesting and sometimes adventurous dishes.

There are a range of dining options to suit your needs:

Check out the upstairs Chef’s Library, which features a selection of Ehren’s extensive and beloved collection of cookbooks and our dry-aged room. In addition to regular dining, the Chef’s Library is a great place for intimate private functions;

the four-seat “Kitchen Pass” with its unique tasting menu coupled with a “front row seat” perspective on meal preparation;

the main dining room, with its view to the buzz of the open kitchen;

or perhaps outside dining in our beautiful courtyard (weather permitting).

Meet the team

James Latz, Restaurant Manager

Michael Martello Jr., Sous Chef

Piero, Head Waiter

Join the Team

We are always looking for new talent to join our team. If you are interested in joining Common Lot please contact us!

Contact Us

34
Common Lot
Common Lot is incredibly honored and so very proud to have been named again as one of New Jersey's Best 30 Restaurants for our fourth straight year. We, Nadine and Ehren, are truly proud of our entire team for all their dedication, hard work and pride that each one of them takes in creating the best experience possible for our guests.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A restaurant is all about team effort and we are so grateful for the wonderful team here at Common Lot. We want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank them for all that they do each and every day.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #commonlot #ehrenryan #newjerseymonthly #workfamily #teamwork #millburnnj #millburn #restaurantny #restaurantj #njtop30 #theartofplating #njbestrestaurants #njbestchefs #chefsofny #restaurantowner #whatsfordinnertonight #northjerseyeats #njmonthly #bonappetitmag #foodandwinemagazine #chefstalk #eaterny #nyceats #njfood #northjerseyeats #theartofplating
4
Common Lot
Chocolate and Cherry Parfait, with Cherry Brandy Sauce poured Table side ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #commonlot #ehrenryan #dessert #dessertgram #chocolate #cherries #millburn #restaurantny #restaurantj #njtop30 #theartofplating #njbestrestaurants #njbestchefs #chefsofny #restaurantowner #whatsfordinnertonight #northjerseyeats #dessert #chocolate #cherry
3
Common Lot
Smoked and dry aged Duck breast, thai eggplant, curry leaf, pineapple, and a duck red curry sauce.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #commonlot #ehrenryan #dryagedduck #eggplant #pineapple #millburn #restaurantny #restaurantj #njtop25 #theartofplating #njbestrestaurants #njbestchefs #chefsofny #restaurantowner #whatsfordinnertonight #northjerseyeats #njmonthly #bonappetitmag #foodandwinemagazine #chefstalj #eaterny #nyceats #njfood #northjerseyeats #theartofplating
7
Common Lot
We are starting meet the Team Thursday with Executive Chef and Owner, Ehren Ryan @ehrenryan,grew up in Australia but has also lived in India, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, The Channel Islands, Austria, England and now the USA. He apprenticed under Matt Moran, one of Australia's most successful chefs before honing his 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 Australia. This international experience has greatly influenced his sense of culinary adventure and style which he brings to his first restaurant, Common Lot.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@chefmattmoran @pierregagnaire @sketchlondon @dinnerbyhb @thehestonblumenthalteam @ashleypalmerwatts @atlanticjersey @kristianialech ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#commonlot #ehrenryan #millburn #restaurantny #restaurantj #njtop30 #theartofplating #njbestrestaurants #njbestchefs #chefsofny #restaurantowner #whatsfordinnertonight #northjerseyeats #njmonthly #bonappetitmag #foodandwinemagazine #chefstalj #eaterny #nyceats #njfood #northjerseyeats #theartofplating #meettheteam #teamthursday #workfamily #teamwork #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

JOIN US AT COMMON LOT

GOOD FOODGOOD PEOPLE
Make A Reservation