Chris interviews Ehren Ryan, chef and owner of Common Lot in Millburn, NJ. Since 2016, chef Ryan and his team have been wowing customers with their seasonal, globally inspired menu. It is consistently found on NJ Monthly's top 25 restaurants list and it is easy to see why. Nothing is left to chance from service to the incredible food. Chef Ryan and his wife Nadine opened Common Lot in 2016 and have earned rave reviews from the NY Times and is considered one of the best restaurants in NJ. Born in Sydney Australia, Ehren paid his dues in some of Europe's best restaurants including the two Michelin star Sketch in London. He pulls inspirations from all corners of the globe as he has lived in India, Philippines, Canada, Hong Kong, Austria, England and the United States of America. Made with fresh ingredients from a tight, local group of suppliers, this contemporary and global cuisine is generating quite a buzz for Common Lot. Their seasonal menu which changes every 6-8 weeks keeps the dining experience fresh and interesting almost every visit.

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Year Established: 2016
Type of Business: Restaurant


27 Main Street, Millburn, NJ

Local ties: Ehren's parents live in Harding which drew him to find Millburn as the perfect location for Common Lot. Ehren and Nadine currently live in Chatham with their newborn son.

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Have you eaten at Common Lot? What was your favorite dish?

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