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Community Updates Blog: Dinner

4 Five 9: What’s on the Menu for New Jersey’s Newest Senior Living Dining Experience?

At Crane’s Mill, residents have the fun ability to choose from a number of different dining options thanks to having a flexible meal plan. Their newest option? An exclusive fine dining restaurant named for the community’s address: 4 Five 9. Open two evenings per week by reservation only, this new eatery offers residents the allure of a truly upscale restaurant experience right on the Crane’s Mill campus. In fact, you don’t even need to go outside to eat at 4 Five 9—it’s located in Towne Square, which is connected to every single Crane’s Mill apartment. So, what’s on the menu …Read More »


4 Five 9: Fine Dining for Seniors at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ

If you have paid a visit to Crane’s Mill recently, you’ve no doubt noticed the lovely dining renovation. Completed in late 2011, the dining venues at Crane’s Mill include The Candleberry Dining Room, The Heartwood Cafe, The Cherry Blossom Lounge and The Corner Market. Recently, residents of New Jersey’s top spot for senior living have added a new reason to call Crane’s Mill the best retirement community in the area: 4 Five 9. 4 Five 9 is brand-new fine dining venue at Crane’s Mill. Residents at Crane’s Mill can use their flexible meal plan to enjoy dinner at this special …Read More »


What’s for Dinner Tonight at The Candleberry Dining Room?

Residents of Crane’s Mill enjoy a wide array of dining options with their flexible meal plans. A crowd favorite is The Candleberry Dining Room, the restaurant-style formal dining room located in the heart of Towne Square. Residents enjoy a variety of menu options—there are about 8-10 “standard” dinners on the menu and diners can ask for just about anything they like. Plus, there are daily specials that offer crowd favorites and exciting new dishes alike. Recent offerings have included Lamb Shank, Maple Dijon Pork Loin, Flat Iron Steak, Rotisserie Chicken, Seafood Paella and Eggplant Rollatini. Here is a look at today’s …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Celebrates 14 Years of Excellence in Retirement Living

Today is a day to celebrate: it’s the 14th anniversary of the opening of Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community! Located in West Caldwell, New Jersey, Crane’s Mill provides a luxury independent retirement experience with the added security and peace of mind of additional care just steps from a resident’s front door. Towne Square, the community’s central location for dining, activities and more, is teeming with excitement this morning as our staff prepares for the anniversary festivities. On the agenda is a late afternoon cocktail party followed by a very special anniversary dinner. Tonight’s menu includes beef filet, whole lobster …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Dining Gets Rave Reviews

If you’ve had a chance to visit Crane’s Mill recently, you may have noticed the dining venues have been completely renovated. Top to bottom, soup to nuts, the dining room, grill and lounge are absolutely stunning. Sue Knapp, our Director of Dining Services, was kind enough to share a small sample of the feedback she’s received from residents since the renovation. What she considers small we found to be an overwhelming collection of cards, letters and emails from residents and their families about the wonderful staff and delicious meals served at Crane’s Mill. The letters range from heartwarming to humorous, …Read More »


Dinner at The Candleberry

Each evening, Crane’s Mill residents flock to the newly redesigned Candleberry Dining Room for a fine dining experience with friends, family and neighbors. Alongside certain standard menu items such as Sirloin Steak, Scottish Salmon and Herb Grilled Chicken, the menu boasts nightly specials that change based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From soup and salad to scrumptious desserts, residents always leave with a satiated smile on their faces. Take a taste for yourself by viewing the video slideshow below, and be sure to contact our Essex County, New Jersey retirement community to see The Candleberry in person. …Read More »