Lifestyle : Dining

Dining is always a special event at Crane’s Mill

The Candleberry Dining Room is open for indoor dining, the Heartwood Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for eat-in and takeout, and our Towne Square Pub is open two evenings a week for dinner and available for happy hour. Our new, heated patio is adjacent to the Heartwood and makes the perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco meal.

Residents are encouraged to call dining services at 973-276-6908 or 973-276-3078 with any questions.

From family gatherings and holiday meals to fun lunches with friends, food plays a major role in all our lives. With that in mind, Crane’s Mill continuously works with its residents to ensure a dining experience that exceeds expectations in taste, quality, variety, and service.

Candleberry Dining Room

Our formal dining room is akin to a top area restaurant, complete with hosts and hostesses and a friendly wait staff. Residents can make reservations any time between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Restaurant-style meals are offered, with a rotating menu of chef’s specials and a set menu of resident favorites.

The Heartwood Café

Our main café is a feast for the eyes, complete with an array of food options, all prepared directly in front of our residents and guests. We offer a pizza oven, salad bar, coffee and drink bar, sandwich station, grill area, dessert case, and more.

The Towne Square Bar

Sit down to restaurant-style service in a casual atmosphere! Open two nights each week for pub-style fare, the Towne Square Bar is a brand-new space that is a resident favorite!

Hungry for More?

Center Stage, located front and center in the Candleberry Room, is home to a state-of-the-art display dining kitchen and has played host to celebrity cooking talent including Chef Cary Neff (The Today Show, Oprah) and Chef Bal Arneson (The Cooking Channel’s Spice Goddess).

Flexible Meal Plans

Every three months, residents receive a set amount of flex dollars to spend as they wish in any of our dining venues. The Candleberry Room offers a sit-down, restaurant-style dining experience, the Towne Square Bar offers pub-style fare, and all three meals are available a la carte in the Heartwood Café and vary in pricing.

Sample Menu

Here’s a look at a recent menu from the Candleberry Dining Room:

Fresh Asparagus wrapped with Applewood Smoked Bacon


Braised Greek Style Lamb Shanks
Grilled Succulent Baby Back Ribs
Scottish Salmon

Snap Peas
Steamed Parsnips

Freshly Baked Fruit Tarts