Grain & Cane - Bar & Table

4.6
568 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grain & Cane - Bar & Table is your home for hospitality in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. An homage to family nostalgia, our neighborhood table is built on the Connell legacy, as leading American rice and sugar cane purveyors and community idealists. Our menu features dishes that nod to family tradition, regional flare, and vibrant flavors, such as seasonal cocktails, our famous Grover Double Burger and Shrimp Tostada. Strong roots and dynamic character serve as the blueprint for a thoughtful selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Vintage art and antique photographs from past Connell generations set a backdrop for a convivial atmosphere – a restaurant and bar ideal for a range of experiences, from casual occasions to magnetic celebrations. We invite you to gather around our modern table, as extended family reveling in a shared history. We hope you’ll raise a glass with us soon.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
96 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once again, good food, good service and a good price!

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KishonR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Grain & Cane never disappoints. My drinks were made to perfection and our server Brian provided exceptional service.

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DawnG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was very accommodating for a adult with gluten intolerance and a 7 year old. Food was delicious and our server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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vipEric
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was over-priced, and very, very salty. Not one of this chain's better places. Would go to 3 West or Trap Rock instead.

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Tizzle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem for the area. Adjacent to the hotel but most folks don't know it exists. Great venue.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and NYC vibes in terms of ambiance. Always pretty easy to get a reservation.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Emotpix
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the design of the restaurant and we always have a good meal and great cocktails.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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debleone
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish is wonderful. Try the meatball appetizer. The calamari! All of the pizzas are good. Had the salmon for main dish and loved it. Lobster Cobb is a winner. And the bartender is innovative with the specialty cocktails. Ambience is modern and fresh. Great place to spend Saturday night with family or friends. Brunch is good too!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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MarkD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mixed drinks sounded good, and they did not disappoint. The “for-the- table” appetizers were to die for. Every person in our party of 4 loved his or her entree, and the service was excellent!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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DinoN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and beer selection. Food was good but menu needed more options. Liked the changing board above the bar, nice touch. Servers were friendly and attentive. Overall enjoyed the night, would definitely go back.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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RebeccaZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love this place - this was my 3rd time here and we decided to have lunch. Ordered a basic, a caesar salad with salmon and it was very good! Not too much dressing and clearly made with care. My main issue (and I mentioned this to the hostess) is that this is indoor-only dining during a global pandemic - please tell me WHY everyone was seated together in the front of the restaurant NOT seated distanced as mentioned on OpenTable? Everyone should have been comfortably spaced out if they can't seat everyone outside with heaters. I have magically gotten through two years without COVID because I don't really dine indoors so much, unless it's done safely. Do better!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on December 5, 2021

Thank you so much for reaching out to us with your review of Grain & Cane. We really appreciate you bringing this table spacing issue to our attention. We agree tables should be as social distanced as possible. We will bring this up with our hosts and the rest of the restaurant team to ensure going forward we will be social distancing tables as much as possible. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention, this feedback is very helpful for us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Order taken promptly, and each course brought out as soon as I finished the previous one. Service was attentive and friendly, without being intrusive. No waiting for the check and receipt. I couldn't have improved it in any way!

The autumn salad, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and warm apple cobbler with ice cream were very good. I would have given them a 4.5/5 if that had been available. I just felt that they weren't outstanding to the point that I would rave about them; however, I would definitely order them again.

The sound level was reasonable, but I would have preferred the volume of the music be a little softer. And I would have preferred some more "vintage" music.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on December 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the review of Grain & Cane. Your notes on service and the food are excellent and we will pass them along to our team. Our music playlists should mostly be music from the 70s we will take a look at our music playlists to ensure this is the case! We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again in the future!

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to eat!! The service was probably the best I have experienced anywhere. And for these times that's amazing! The food was also awesome and the mixed drinks were no where watered down as you find in other places. They packed a punch! This place is a hidden gem. I will be back.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on December 5, 2021

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. If you would like to tell us the servers name in a private note we can make sure we let her know about your great experience! We hope to see you again in the future.

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RobO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Well done food. Can’t wait to go back.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on December 5, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed the food and cocktails. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future.

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JasminR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is definitely over priced. Appreciated the hotel complimentary drink!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat down very quickly, the booths were small but the tables had adequate space. The drinks were delicious and the salmon was cooked perfect !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were all very good. Pretty loud place so don’t go for a romantic dinner. I had the shrimp scampi. It’s was delicious!

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JosephD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet family and friends. Good food, drinks and ambiance. The service is excellent.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you and your friends enjoyed the food, drinks, service and ambiance. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipMikeK
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistent food, well presented. Attentive, if inconsistent staff!

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RajS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience for me and my wife. We enjoyed the food and service....great.....Raj

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane Raj! We are glad you and your wife enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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AlidaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. A bit pricey but worth it! A must try!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed the food and your experience with us. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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AllieS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a cool place! I had my birthday celebration there on November 13 this year and it was so much fun. Going to have our after party from our wedding in this upcoming May

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! Keep in mind we can put custom messages on our commodities exchange board to give personalized words of congratulations to the happy couple! (Also known as our train station sign) We are glad you enjoyed everything we look forward to seeing you again for your wedding party.

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Grover
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the calamari had a great sauce. Berkshire pork chop was tasty over sweet mashed.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed the yuzu aioli with the calamari. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus and pairs well with calamari and the lemon in the dish. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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NinaP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Louis Bayla creates an amazing dining experience. The pita appetizer was a fresh, tangy, and a lovely start to our meal. The pizzas were tasty and beautifully presented, but the pumpkin agnolotti were exceptional , and my absolute favorite! Thank you Chef! Well done!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! Chef will be thrilled to hear you loved his dishes. Our pizza sour dough is made with a 24 hour fermented dough, it is not processed dough like chain pizzerias. This gives the sour dough a great light texture. We are glad you enjoyed everything we hope to see you again in the future.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
716 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was enjoyable, although menu was some what abbreviated. We had the grilled pork chops which were moist and cooked to order. The beet salad was delicious and the fried calamari was flavorful but a little on the greasy side. The cappuccino was one of the best I have had. We will be back.

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ThadR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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BobH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was very attentive and COVID safe. Pita appetizers and French Onion soup were delicious and came out promptly. We waited a little long for the main courses, but we enjoyed the Autumn Harvest pizza and the Thai Roasted Salmon, both very tasty and creative. My glasses of wine were expensive, each about the cost of a retail bottle, but the selection was good.

We are regulars now and expect to remain so, but the menu is not very long, so variety may become a challenge.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! Our menu is constantly evolving, highlighted by the seasons. If variety is a problem, we encourage you to keep an eye on our online menu for new and exciting dishes. Our menu has recently been updated with new and exciting fall dishes. Your feedback is very important to us and we will pass it along with the rest of our team. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Ronson
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was very good. We went for an earlier dinner so the only off putting thing was the wait staff kinda standing around near our tables and being a bit over zealous. Guess I’d prefer that over being attentive though. Was a good experience and would go back for sure.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We will pass along your notes and discuss it with the staff. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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viptablefor234
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved how we could eat indoors, but be open to the outdoor breezes. Service was lovely!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We are glad you had such an amazing time. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch w a great friend!!

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for you review of Grain & Cane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Acero
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is amazing...dark woods, dim lighting...has an outside heated patio. Drinks are made perfectly. Food was amazing as well. Servers are pleasant and attentive.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We are glad you had such an amazing time. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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BrianP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been to Grain and Cane a few times and last night was pretty bad.

Draft beer was not cold. Served about room temp.

three burgers were ordered and all three tasted burnt and like they we cooked on a dirty grill. Fries were good, but also served at about room temp.

They ran out of Coke. Which is just strange.

The service team was good and they removed two burgers and we got some free desert, but would have rather to have just had a good meal.

With a bill still close to $175 for four people (only 3 cocktails ordered) the value last night was awful.

We have really enjoyed this place but I don’t think we will be coming back.

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vipMelissaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food, great service - wish they had the music volume lower or had chosen a better mix of music genre. 60s/70s feels very outdated especially when it's loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food, drinks, and ambience were great! Our server wasn’t the friendliest or most attentive, but other servers stepped in :)

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We are glad you enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. We will look into our service but are happy about the teamwork that you noticed. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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vipgreeneo
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu needs to be changed same items for a long time and more variety needed

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your review of Grain & Cane. We will pass this information along to our chef. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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RACHELR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are great. Lovely spot for dinner for two, or out with friends; yet, also kid friendly. Service was impeccable. All staff including kitchen staff were wearing masks. Highly recommend.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! Our staff has worked very hard through the pandemic and we will share your kind words with them. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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jeanetteg
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the moment I walked in I was greeted with a perfect smile . The hotess was amazing. The staff is very welcoming

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are glad our staff was welcoming for you, this is very important to us. We will let the staff know your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but the service was extremely slow. We had 4 kids with us and asked for their food to come out when it was ready. Over an hour later, after asking twice, all of our food finally came out. But it was all delicious! I would go back without the kids.

Grain & Cane - Bar & Table
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Grain & Cane! We are sorry you had a negative experience waiting for food with your children, that is not our expectation for service and we will address this with our team. We are glad the food was delicious and encourage you to come back and try our evolving menu. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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vipJenn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
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