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The Grain House Restaurant
The Grain House Restaurant

The Grain House Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldemillinn.com
  • Phone: (908) 221-1150
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Luca Carvello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Grain House Restaurant
The Grain House Restaurant is located on the picturesque 10-acre estate of the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. The structure was originally built as a barn in the 1760’s and was used to store grain for American Revolutionary soldiers. The barn was later moved to its current location and opened as a restaurant in the 1930’s. Today, the Grain House is a renowned restaurant in North/Central New Jersey, with a comfortable, casual ambiance. The restaurant serves innovative, traditional and contemporary interpretations of American cuisine with some added international accents, prepared under the direction of executive chef Luca Carvello. Delicious homemade desserts complete the menus, which are revised several times a year. Outdoor patio dining and fireside dining are available in season. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily, as well as a special brunch/lunch menu offered on Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM. An expansive brunch buffet is available.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My team was coming from a variety of locations within New Jersey. This restaurant is conveniently located right off of the 287 Interstate with an easy access for everyone coming for the luncheon meeting. The food was great. The service attentive but not hovering. Just the right amount of noise/quiet and a wonderful lunch menu. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Four of us went here for their Sunday Brunch Buffet. They have 3 different rooms from which to choose your seating: formal, cozy and bar-like. We chose the cozy room. The food was very good, hot and inviting. The coffee was so good and liberally given! We made a 10:00 reservation and it was pretty empty inside. However, as the morning wore on, it got very crowded. Our favorite foods were the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and the eggs Benedict. Very good!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very nice history to The Grain House that adds a bit more to the elegant dining they provide. My date had no problem finding gluten-free options and the extensive wine list had her favorite Merlot. The service was on point and helpful, exactly the right amount for a date."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had been here many times, mostly for business breakfast meetings. The Father's Day brunch was excellent, and probably not their typical Sunday fare. Great variety, from eggs Benedict to fried chicken and yummy cheese grits, delicious French toast, many salad options, perfect fresh fruit with berries and whipped cream, omelettes made to order, paninis and more. - it was a real feast."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was good but my cocktail was weak and I ordered the vegetarian dish and was kind of disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Have eaten, here, more than 20 times in the last few years - typically quite good (especially the burgers and specials), but, this time, was unpleasantly surprised. The stuffed shrimp were low on flavor and the stuffing was almost entirely bread, and worse, pasty and mushy throughout. I actually scraped off the "crab stuffing" and ate the shrimp alone.... with salt. The langustino and orzo side was excellent, but it didn't make up for the poorly prepared shrimp. I will go back out of convenience and since it is typically good.... The service is also typically decent, but this night, my server seemed a bit off."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food was average; rustic atmosphere but could use some updating. Service was pleasant and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Usually have great food and service here. Maybe it was a bad night, but given the latest reviews on multiple sites, it appears that subpar food and service is the norm at the Grain House. Management may want to retrain their wait staff and hire a new chef. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Bottle of red wine was way too warm. Appetizers and salad were good. Steaks were not of a quality for the price, probably in the same category of Outback, and were not cooked properly (wife's was undercooked; mine was overcooked). Also, the staff allowed a child to run around and take items off set tables. This was both unsanitary and obnoxious to other guests. The staff should have intervened. I doubt I will be returning for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We all enjoyed ourselves. Menu was great. We weren't rushed and much it was quieter than it would have been on Sunday. Food was good. I find it to be consistently good each time. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Easy on/off from Route 287. Nice atmosphere and relatively quiet, we ate lunch in the bar. Good selections and the Grain House Salad was excellent. I added salmon and it was a sizable piece. Ate here last summer and sat outside; and it was too hot that day but otherwise a very pleasant outdoor area. I will return."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My first experience at The Grain House was a celebration of Mother's Day for my mother-in-law. The food was fabulous, the service was great and the place is a gem. Despite the parties going on in other rooms, ours was quiet and made our dining experience enjoyable. We all had the fish of the day and I can't wait to go back and try menu items. It passed the in-law test, so it's a keeper!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always love coming to the Grain House. Probably the best brunch we go to in NJ. And the price is remarkable for this level of dining."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Grainhouse is a local favorite where the food is predictably good. It has a Colonial charm."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Cozy, country like atmosphere. Good food, great service."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The Grain House was a pleasant surprise! The ambience was rustic, country. We had a table by the fireplace and it was warm and cozy. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious! You can really tell the difference!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I have been eating at The Grain House regularly ever since we had our wedding reception there 15 years ago. While service has never been it's strong point (it's never been poor but it does tend to be rather slow and less attentive than I would like), the food has typically been very good to excellent. Our dinner last Saturday made me wonder if the entire kitchen staff had changed. Nothing was outright bad but both our appetizers and main courses were some of the most bland plates we've ever been served...especially at this restaurant. I really hope this was just a bad night and not a change of kitchen staff. We'll certainly try at least one more time but I'm hoping we don't have a repeat of this last meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was good but nothing great. Nice old tavern adds to the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Went to brunch not knowing that the buffet was the only option. What a spread!!! Everything you can imagine and mite including omlette station. Salads French toast pasta and a full dessert table. Price was very reasonable and it included coffee and mimosa"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We are always looking for a great brunch place, where we can share and enjoy with a wide range of friends and family. This is aces."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Beautiful dining area, wonderful food. Menu covers all the bases but is not too extensive. Be ready for loud parties/weddings in the back rooms while dining, but it is a very convivial atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My Wife & I Enjoy Coming In On Special Occasions. We Came In On Valentines Day At 6:15 And Were Seated Rite Away. The Hostess Was Very Nice. Our Waitress Leah Was The BEST! The Food Was Very Good. However, The Noise Level From The Bar Made It Hard To Be Romantic. We Do Not Mind The Price Of The Wine By The Glass, However We Expect At Least 1/2 A Glass. My Wife Had Three Glasses Of White Wine, ALL Were 1/3 At Best! And The Host Did Not Have A Jacket On, And Was Leaning & Sitting On The Steps Area Quit Often. Very Unprofessional! We Will Be Back Though, We Love The Country Early American Ambiance. Tony & Brenda Vigorito"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food was well prepared and made from quality indredients. but wasn't a good selection. there should always be a good fish, salmon, tilapia, etc. on the menu. very unique specific dishes but there there also be some safe selections. especially on valentines day, i mean who orders burgers on valentines day at a century old restaurant. usually some a nice cut or a fish. I had the filet and that was ok, but not that great either. another note, on the kids menu a pb and j sandwich is 9 bucks..... seriously? not a good deal for families so keep it to the adults. overall it was ok. the buildingis nice and clean but the food didn't work very well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dine at the Grain House often, usually for lunch, but on special occasions for dinner too!! We love that the menu changes frequently so it is always a different experience each time you go. The food is very good quality at very reasonable prices. We do not have any food issues, but like the fact that the menu indicates whether a dish is good for vegetarians, or gluten free, etc. as I do have friends that are. There are two areas to dine in, the slightly more formal restaurant, and the quaint, pub feel side. Either offers a lovely dining experience. The service has always been friendly, discreet, and efficient. We dined there on Saturday to celebrate my husband's birthday with our two teenage daughters and had a lovely time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great spot for a winter birthday celebration with friends and children. Service was excellent and the food great. Out group had not been to the Grain House in years. It was terrific and we will visit again soon."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I spent a three hour visit for lunch with good friends at the Grain. Food was good."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "we had a table in the pub room next to the fireplace...perfect. there is a fireplace in the more formal dining room as well. the pub room has a more relaxed atmosphere as well as more families. our dinners were stuffed shrimp and a rib eye steak. both very good and large portions. particularly loved the flatbreads in the basket.. more like crackers."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Get together w/friends; one from Florida. We all totally enjoyed the brunch including food, mimosas & service. Brett was very accommodating & service was great."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "There were 12 of us. We really enjoyed our Brunch. Everything was tasty and hot and fresh. We would definitely return and recommend it to our friends looking for a Brunch."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Wonderful dining experience, though definitely on the pricey side. All of our food was above average and some was superior. I appreciate the emphasis on organic food and meat without hormones or antibiotics. I found it unusual, however, that NO sides of any kind were included with the beef entrees."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had a group of eight which our wait staff handled perfectly. All our food came together so everyone ate at the same time. Food was very good and each person had something different. We will certainly come again."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great sitting for a business meeting with a semi private room."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We come to Bernardville each December for a family Christmas celebration at my niece's home. 32 of us! Many stay at the Inn. I always have dinner at The Grain House for 8 family members on Friday night. We enjoy it. The dinner this year was delicious!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Brunch at the Grain House includes a cold buffet including smoked salmon, several cheeses and fresh fruit. In addition to many hot dishes, an Omelet chef makes custom omelets. Arrive around noon for complimentary Mimosas! All desserts are delicious!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Centrally located so it's easy us to meet from different home towns. Meeting at the Grain House is a treat, with its nice menu variety at lunchtime. Noise level can make conversation difficult at times, but food is always excellent, service too. Definitely on our list of favorite spots for these ladies who do lunch."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "He fireplace was crackling, the staff welcoming , and the Sunday Buffet satisfying. There was something for everyone, from fresh fruit to carving stations to made - to- order omlettes and waffles. A dessert buffet was also filled with many treats. Our Dec 1st brunch was a great way to start off the holiday season with good food and good friends."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We enjoy going here with our Grand Daughter. Seating is very roomy. Good value for the money."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Outstanding chef; great service. Very accommodating staff. Great year - round ambiance, but breathtaking in the Fall. Chef does a great job providing a seasonal-appropriate menu."
    Dined on 11/9/2013